Prepare for Student Loan Payments to Restart

This information is for borrowers restarting payments after the COVID-19 payment pause.

What do I need to know?

  • Your first payment is due in October 2023. You’ll get your bill, with your payment amount and due date, at least 21 days before your due date.

  • Take action now to be fully prepared before payment resumes in October.

For more information, visit the Student Aid page on Resuming Student Loan Payments.

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2023 Constitution Day

Please join the University of Florida Levin College of Law for the 2023 Constitution Day Celebration. Bambauer, Professor of Law, Levin College of Law and Brechner Eminent Scholar Chair, College of Journalism and Communications; Barnett Lidsky, Raymond & Miriam Ehrlich Chair in U.S. Constitutional Law; and Molk, Associate Dean for  Research and Faculty Development and John H. and Mary Lou Dasberg Professor; will discuss the upcoming oral arguments to be held before the Florida First District Court of Appeal. The oral arguments will be held separately on September 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center Morgan & Morgan Courtroom. You may find briefs for the oral arguments

Please for this event. Lunch will be served.
Contact for more information.

Date: September 19, 2023
Time: Noon ET
Location: Holland Hall 360, University of Florida

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What’s Next? Financial Aid Presentation

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Don’t miss out on an opportunity to learn more about your financial aid! Join us on Friday, August 18, to learn what steps you need to take next to ensure you are prepared and comfortable when it comes to your finances.

If you are unable to attend or would like to revisit the presentation, a recording will be made available on the resources page of our website.

Have financial aid questions? The is your resource to get help with your financial aid and scholarships.

Fall 2023 Financial Aid Disbursement Info

Check your portal for any outstanding “To Do” items and “Holds” to make sure you have submitted or completed all requirements necessary to receive your financial aid. You must complete all federal financial aid requirements before any federal funds can be disbursed to you.

Your Financial Aid Disbursement

  • Your aid will be calculated and disbursed based on your total fall enrollment at the end of Drop/Add.  If you add classes after Drop/Add those classes will NOT be used in calculating your eligibility for aid.
  • Disbursement of aid for students who have completed all federal requirements and are enrolled in 15 credit hours (undergraduates) or 12 credit hours (graduates) will begin the first week of classes.
  • If you are enrolled less than 15 credit hours (undergraduates) or 12 credit hours (graduates), your financial aid (including loans) will be held until after the end of the Drop/Add period.  At that time, SFA will make adjustments to your “cost of attendance” based on your actual enrollment. Adjusting your cost of attendance may require a reduction in the amount of financial aid awarded to you. If this is necessary, you will be notified. Read more about financial aid minimum enrollment requirements.
  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, Pell Grants, and Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarships will be disbursed after Drop/Add ends. 
Dropping Classes
  • If you are paid before the end of Drop/Add based on full-time enrollment and subsequently drop to less than full-time status, your “cost of attendance” will be adjusted to reflect your actual enrollment.
  • Adjusting your cost of attendance may require a reduction in the amount of financial aid awarded to you or repayment of aid already received. If this is necessary, you will be notified.
Federal Requirements
  • If all federal requirements to receive your aid (such as federal verification, entrance counseling, promissory notes, and other requests for information) have not been completed by the end of the term, your aid will be cancelled.
Sign Up for Direct DepositDirect Deposit is the quickest and safest way to receive your financial aid refunds. To sign up, go to the Direct Deposit webpage and sign in with your Gatorlink username and password.

Consumer Information Disclosure for all University of Florida Students

In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), postsecondary educational institutions awarding, and disbursing Title IV federal student aid funds are required to make consumer information accessible and easy to obtain. Consumer Information is intended to help prospective students, current students, students’ parents, and employees make informed decisions regarding education or employment at the University of Florida. Such disclosures are available on the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship’s website at:

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact a financial aid adviser at the or call 352-392-2244 or 833-UF1-STOP.

Managing Your Finances in College Webinar “Chomping Change: Managing Your Finances in College” video on YouTube

Webinar was held on
February 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am via Zoom

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Managing Your Finances in College
a webinar presented by
Dr. Martie Gillen
UF Family, Youth and Community Sciences

Webinar ​​​​topics will include:

  • Why should I care about my finances?
  • Opportunity cost
  • Tracking income and expenses
  • Creating a spending plan/budget
  • The importance of an emergency fund and how to start
  • Financial goal setting
  • Managing credit wisely
  • Checking your credit report
  • Do I need renter’s insurance?
  • Investing in financial education

Aid-a-Gator Emergency Aid

UF created the “Aid-a-Gator” program as an emergency fund to provide limited assistance to students who experienced a temporary financial hardship due to a hurricane and its aftermath. Undergraduate students and graduate students not on assistantship who experience financial hardship may visit the SFA Aid-a-Gator webpage for additional information.

Constitution Day 2022

Please join University of Florida Levin College of Law professors Maclin, Raymond & Miriam Ehrlich Chair in U.S. Constitutional Law; Marshfield, Associate Professor of Law; and Wright, T. Terrell Sessums and Gerald Sohn Professor of Constitutional Law and Co-Director, Center for Governmental Responsibility; for our 2022 Constitution Day Celebration.

Please contact for more information.

RSVP here.

Friday, September 16, 2022
Time: Noon ET
Location: Holland Hall 355C

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