UF offers financial aid for graduate students, including employment and loan programs. Graduate students should begin by applying for aid, using https://studentaid.gov/fafsaFAFSA on the Web.
For fellowship or assistantship applications, applications for admission, and application deadlines, contact the chairperson of your department.
For most financial aid programs at UF, you must:
- Be a U. S. citizen, national, or permanent resident alien.
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at least half time in a degree program. Exception: Federal Pell Grants. Complete enrollment information is available http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/receiving-your-aid/enrollment-requirements/here.
- Make satisfactory http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/additional-information/satisfactory-academic-progress-policy/academic progress toward a degree.
- Register with the Selective Service Administration, if required to do so.
- Not be in default on a federal or institutional loan or owe a repayment on a previous financial aid award received at UF or other institution.
Note: Students enrolled in graduate certificate programs are not eligible for federal student aid. Students enrolled in approved graduate certificate programs may be eligible for Alternative loans.
Grants, Loans & Employment
Programs designed specifically for graduate students include:
- http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/types-of-aid/grants/The Graduate Grant
- http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/types-of-aid/loans/subsidized-and-unsubsidized-loans/Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
- http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/types-of-aid/loans/graduate-plus/Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loans
- http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/types-of-aid/employment/Most employment programs
http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/types-of-aid/loans/alternative-loans/Alternative loans are available to students who are not eligible for financial aid or who need additional funds, beyond http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/types-of-aid/loans/parent-plus/Grad PLUS loans, to meet educational expenses.
Graduate Assistantships & Fellowships
http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/prospective-students/funding/fellowships/Graduate School Fellowships are premier awards for newly enrolled PhD and MFA students and provide four years (three for MFA) of support, including full tuition, plus a nationally competitive stipend. All packages include at least one year of a graduate research or teaching assistantship. Interested applicants should contact the academic unit for information.
http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/prospective-students/funding/fellowships/grinter-guidelines/http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/prospective-students/funding/fellowships/grinter-guidelines/Grinter Fellowships are supplemental awards to help recruit truly exceptional graduate students. Currently enrolled students are not eligibile, except when entering a PhD program. Supplemental stipends are normally $2,000-4,000. For more information, visit http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/prospective-students/funding/fellowships/grinter-guidelines/http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/prospective-students/funding/fellowships/grinter-guidelines/Academic Affairs Site or contact your major academic unit.
http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/searchSFA’s Scholarship Search Engine contains a comprehensive database of college-awarded scholarships and aid for graduate students. From the search terms, simply choose “Degree,” then “Graduate.”
http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/about-us/offices/dgsa/ogdi/http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/about-us/offices/dgsa/ogdi/UF Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives
Within the UF Graduate School, the http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/about-us/offices/dgsa/ogdi/http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/about-us/offices/dgsa/ogdi/UF Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives spearheads and coordinates special programs and events that aim to recruit and mentor graduate students in minority and underrepresented demographics. OGMP accomplishes this mission through a number of programs.
Reporting Aid to SFA
Students applying for loans or work through SFA should understand that fellowships, fee waivers, and health insurance benefits are considered part of a student’s financial aid package, and as such, affect eligibility for aid through SFA. Students must report all such aid on https://one.uf.eduONE.UF using the “Additional Aid Reporting” page.
Students who accept an assistantship, fellowship or traineeship must receive graduate school approval before accepting other employment.
- https://sg.ufl.edu/resources/gsc/The Graduate Student Council offers a growing number of travel grants to UF students and lists them https://sg.ufl.edu/resources/gsc/grants/here.
- The http://www.uflib.ufl.eduUF Library maintains a comprehensive database of http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/finances-and-funding/financial-aid-bulletin-boardGraduate School Financial Aid Bulletin Board.