2024 FAFSA Extravaganza

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The 2024 FAFSA Extravaganza will be held on the ground floor of the Reitz Union on February 14 from 10am to 2pm.

Schedule of Events:

FAFSA Assistance & Aid Advising
10am-2:00pm, Reitz Union G320

SNAP Info/Resources Tabling
10am-Noon, Reitz Union G325

Everything Everywhere All at Once
Grad School, Undergrad Research, Jobs,
Internships, and Scholarship Opportunities
11am-Noon, Reitz Union G330

OneStop 101:  A Journey to Student Success
11am-11:30pm, Reitz Union G310
Noon-12:30pm, Reitz Union G310

Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Finances in College
1pm-2pm, Reitz Union G330

SnacksSWAGT-ShirtsRaffle
while supplies last!


To apply for 2024-25 financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov.

To receive the best financial aid offer, complete the 2024-25 FAFSA as early as possible. In order for UF Student Financial Aid and Scholarships to consider you for a financial aid package, you must be a degree-seeking, admitted student.


The Office of Academic Support, in partnership with the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, would like to thank the following UF partners for their support of the 2024 FAFSA Extravaganza:

Career Connections Center
Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences
The Graduate School
Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program/First-Generation Student Success
UF Promise
UF Student Support Services
Center for Undergraduate Research
UF Student Government
Office of Academic Support
Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Register for the 2024 FAFSA Extravaganza here!

FAFSA Simplification Act

Simplifying the financial aid application process: the FAFSA Simplification Act is an initiative by the United States Department of Education to make applying for federal student aid easier for students.

The 2024–25 FAFSA form expands eligibility for federal student aid, including Pell Grants, and provides a streamlined user experience. 610,000 new students from low-income backgrounds will be eligible to receive Federal Pell Grants due to updates to student aid calculations. Plus, applicants will be able to skip as many as 26 questions, depending on their individual circumstances. Some applicants could answer as few as 18 questions, which could take less than 10 minutes.

More information on https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/fafsa-simplification/FAFSA Simplification.

https://youtu.be/UOgIb7StyPU?si=DUK2iUKlbs9_Sq0VWhat’s Changed for the 2024–25 FAFSA® Form?

Apply for 2024-25 Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov.

Completing the FAFSA is your first step to receive need-based financial aid.

The 2024-25 FAFSA opened with a soft launch in December 2023. During the soft launch, the FAFSA form will be available for short periods of time while Federal Student Aid monitors site performance and form functionality. If the form is unavailable when you or your family members try to access it, please try again later.

To receive the best financial aid offer, complete the FAFSA as early as possible. At UF, the 2024-25 FAFSA provides information on your aid eligibility for fall 2024, spring 2025, and summer 2025.

In order for UF Student Financial Aid and Scholarships to consider you for a financial aid package, you must be a degree-seeking, admitted student. Due to federal regulations, you can only use financial aid for classes that count toward your declared degree or certificate program.

UF Federal School Code 001535. 

To find out more about the 2024-25 FAFSA, visit:
https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/fafsa-simplificationhttps://www.sfa.ufl.edu/fafsa-simplification

Videos about applying for aid with the 2024-25 FAFSA:

https://youtu.be/UupEQdS2VMY?si=z_FI0WOWr_gwX29fApplying for Financial Aid With the FAFSA® Form

https://youtu.be/Pitb_aIQBVc?si=RmH_AyaYgSKVsrnfCreate and Access Your StudentAid.gov Account

https://youtu.be/IpjwM6zzdPc?si=3JOK4ubalUYqN6BSGather Information Required To Complete the FAFSA® Form

https://youtu.be/u8uubc08CDE?si=2yhh5VEqsEtQyy0lUnderstand and Prepare FAFSA® Form Contributors

 

2024 Spring Disbursements

Check your https://one.uf.edu/ONE.UF 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 spring 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 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS who have completed all federal requirements and are enrolled in 15 credit hours will begin the first week of classes. If you are enrolled less than 15 credit hours, 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.
  • Disbursement of aid for GRADUATE STUDENTS who have completed all federal requirements and are enrolled in 12 credit hours will begin the first week of classes. If you are enrolled less than 12 credit hours, 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.
  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, Pell Grants, and Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarships will be disbursed after Drop/Add ends.
  • Due to federal regulations, you can only use financial aid for classes that count toward your declared degree or certificate program.  

Enrollment Requirements

Most aid programs require students to be enrolled at least half-time; however, due to limited funds, priority is given to full-time students.

Read more about https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/receiving-your-aid/enrollment-requirements/determining financial aid minimum enrollment requirements and refer to the following chart for minimum enrollment eligibility requirements.

Full-Time

Classification Fall/Spring Summer
Undergraduate/Postbaccalaureate 12 12
Graduate 9 8
Law 10 5

Half-Time

Classification Fall/Spring Summer
Undergraduate/Postbaccalaureate 6 6
Graduate 5 4
Law 5 3

The exception to the above enrollment requirements are students with following class/college classifications 1MD, 2MD, 3MD, 4MD, 1DN, 2DN, 3DN, 4DN, 1VM, 2VM, 3VM, 4VM.

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 Deposit

Direct Deposit is the quickest and safest way to receive your financial aid refunds. To sign up, go to the https://one.uf.edu/campusfinances/directdepositOneUF Direct Deposit webpage and sign in with your Gatorlink username and password.

Consumer Information

The http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/consumer-information-disclosureConsumer Information Disclosure is intended to help prospective students, current students, students’ parents, and employees make informed decisions regarding education or employment at the University of Florida.

Contact the OneStop

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact a financial aid adviser at the https://www.onestop.ufl.edu/OneStop or call 352-392-2244 or 833-UF1-STOP.

 

 

Fall 2023 Financial Aid Disbursement Info

Check your https://one.uf.edu/https://one.uf.edu/ONE.UF 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 fallenrollment 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  https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/receiving-your-aid/enrollment-requirements/https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/receiving-your-aid/enrollment-requirements/determining 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 Deposit

Direct Deposit is the quickest and safest way to receive your financial aid refunds. To sign up, go to the https://one.uf.edu/campusfinances/directdeposithttps://one.uf.edu/campusfinances/directdepositOneUF 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: https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/consumer-information-disclosure/https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/consumer-information-disclosure/www.sfa.ufl.edu/consumer-information-disclosure.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact a financial aid adviser at the https://www.onestop.ufl.edu/https://www.onestop.ufl.edu/OneStop or call 352-392-2244 or 833-UF1-STOP.

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 https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/repayment/prepare-payments-restartFederal Student Aid page on Resuming Student Loan Payments.

Graphic that shows how to prepare for student loan payment restart

 

 

2023 Constitution Day

Please join the University of Florida Levin College of Law for the 2023 Constitution Day Celebration.

https://www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/jane-bambauerJane Bambauer, Professor of Law, Levin College of Law and Brechner Eminent Scholar Chair, College of Journalism and Communications; https://www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/lyrissa-barnett-lidskyLyrissa Barnett Lidsky, Raymond & Miriam Ehrlich Chair in U.S. Constitutional Law; and https://www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/peter-molkPeter 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 https://acis.flcourts.gov/portal/court/b82b30d5-bd3c-46d7-9451-1cb05e470873/case/31d9f07f-6267-440a-a922-81e2476dfb22here.

Please https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-KBNDTFKdk2s5gpiMx4bhKzx-_ZyJnNPq5J5XRzMIAxURDFBOUdFUks0SzZZUUpPRURDTVlMWkNDTC4uRSVP for this event. Lunch will be served.
Contact mailto:ruthm@law.ufl.eduruthm@law.ufl.edu for more information.

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

Constitution Day Event

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 https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/resources/videos/https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/resources/videos/video resources page of our website.

Have financial aid questions? The https://www.onestop.ufl.edu/https://www.onestop.ufl.edu/OneStop is your resource to get help with your financial aid and scholarships.

Fall 2023 Financial Aid Disbursement Info

Check your https://one.uf.edu/https://one.uf.edu/ONE.UF 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  https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/receiving-your-aid/enrollment-requirements/https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/receiving-your-aid/enrollment-requirements/determining 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 https://one.uf.edu/campusfinances/directdeposithttps://one.uf.edu/campusfinances/directdepositOneUF 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: https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/consumer-information-disclosure/https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/consumer-information-disclosure/www.sfa.ufl.edu/consumer-information-disclosure.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact a financial aid adviser at the https://www.onestop.ufl.edu/https://www.onestop.ufl.edu/OneStop or call 352-392-2244 or 833-UF1-STOP.