FAFSA Toolkit

Welcome to the UF Office of Student Financial Affairs FAFSA Toolkit for UF colleges/departments, high school guidance counselors and students. This toolkit contains information on the UF financial aid application process.

#FAFSAGeneral Financial Aid/FAFSA Information and UF Deadlines
http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/faqs-and-tips/FAQs and Tips for Completing the 2020-21 FAFSA
#VideosUF FAFSA Videos
#LinksHelpful Links
#ScholarshipsSearch for Scholarships
http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/pub/other/HighSchoolMorningNewsScripts.pdfHigh School Morning News Scripts
#SocialConnect with UF Student Financial Affairs on Social Media
#GraphicsFinancial Aid Infographics

Apply for 2020-21 Financial Aid

Although you must be accepted for enrollment at UF before you are considered for financial aid, you should apply for aid before being admitted. Applying for financial aid at UF begins with the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Complete the FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov/https://fafsa.ed.gov/www.fafsa.gov.

You can file a 2020-21 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2019 . UF’s “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of your 2020-21 FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2019. Apply well before December 15 to ensure that the federal processor has time to analyze and send the results of your FAFSA to our office.

Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so apply as early as possible to be considered for the most, and best aid. In order for UF Student Financial Affairs to consider you for a financial aid package, you must be a degree-seeking admitted student and have met the “On-Time” deadline. http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/how-to-apply-for-aid/http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/how-to-apply-for-aid/MORE INFO

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Financial Aid and FAFSA Videos

Below is a series of videos  to help understand the UF financial aid application process and the  FAFSA.

The FAFSA and UF – Apply Starting October 1

https://youtu.be/S6pasof4Sn8UF FAFSA PSA, Financial Aid at UF – View on YouTube

The FAFSA and applying for financial aid at the University of Florida

https://youtu.be/C3OKlPJmun0The FAFSA and Applying for Aid at UF – View on YouTube

Financial Aid at UF – Ruth’s story

https://youtu.be/f9nOIU1ECHwRuth’s Story – View on YouTube

Financial Aid at UF – Kevin’s story

https://youtu.be/EmGzsc545LsKevin’s Story – View on YouTube

Learn How to Create an FSA ID

An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature on your FAFSA. You must have an FSA ID before you can file a FAFSA. Parents of dependent students will also need their own FSA ID to sign their student’s FAFSA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ihhGk8mCYView on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/UFSFAhttps://www.youtube.com/user/UFSFAVisit the SFA YouTube Channel for our complete video library.

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Helpful Links

http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/how-to-apply-for-aid/http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/how-to-apply-for-aid/How to Apply for Aidhttps://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?134130-University-of-Florida
http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/prospective/UF Information for Prospective Students
http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/types-of-aid/bright-futures/ Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/prospective/
http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/cost/ UF Cost of Attendance
https://student.ufl.edu/consumerinfo.htmlStudent Consumer Informationhttps://student.ufl.edu/consumerinfo.html
https://fafsa.ed.gov/https://fafsa.ed.gov/Apply for Financial Aid October 1 at WWW.FAFSA.GOV
http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/UF Student Financial Affairs
http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/UF Admissions
https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?134130-University-of-FloridaCollege Scorecard – Compare schools

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Search for Scholarships

46,520 Scholarships were awarded to UF students in 2017-18.

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Connect with UF Student Financial Affairs on Social Media

Stay informed about financial aid news, deadlines, scholarships, Bright Futures, receive updates when financial aid will disperse and more.

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Financial Aid Infographics

http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/why-go-to-college-graphic.pngWhy go to college? Earnings and employment rates comparisons
http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/financial-aid-process-graphic.pngFinancial Aid Processhttp://www.sfa.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/types-of-aid.png
Types of Financial Aid
Eligibility for Federal Student Aid
http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/dependency-status.pngDependent vs. Independent Status
http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/who-is-my-parent2.pngWho is my parent when I fill out the FAFSA?
http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/transfer-tax-info-to-fafsa.pngHow to transfer your tax information to FAFSA using the DRT

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http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/news/1718-fafsa-changes/Changes to the 2017-18 FAFSA
http://www.news.ufl.edu/articles/2016/09/apply-for-student-financial-aid-starting-oct-1.php2017-18 FAFSA News Story

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