SFA Fall 2018 News

Welcome to the online version of the Fall 2018-19 issue of NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators — a publication produced once a semester to keep students informed of important developments in financial aid.

Apply Now for 2019-20 Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov. UF’s “On-Time” deadline to receive the results of your 2019-20 FAFSA from the federal processor is December 15, 2018. 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 us 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/fafsa_tips/http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/fafsa_tips/MORE TIPS on completing the FAFSAhttp://www.sfa.ufl.edu/fafsa_tips/http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/fafsa_tips/.  Already completed your 2019-20 FAFSA?

Florida Bright Futures Renewal Requirements

All Bright Futures recipients are required to meet minimum credit hour and GPA requirements in order to renew their award each year. Students who do NOT earn the credit hours for which they were funded by the end of the evaluation period will be terminated from the scholarship program. http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/bf-renewal/MORE

Stay Eligible for Financial Aid

Students need to make Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to continue receiving federal student aid. In other words, you have to make good enough grades, and complete enough classes (credits, hours, etc.), to keep moving toward successfully completing your degree. http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/additional-information/satisfactory-academic-progress-policy/MORE about how to maintain your eligibility for financial aid at the http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/additional-information/satisfactory-academic-progress-policy/Satisfactory Academic Progress webpage.

Consumer Information

The University of Florida is committed to providing important information to its students, faculty and staff. Consistent with this commitment and pursuant to the university’s notice and reporting obligations under various laws, additional information can be found on the UF Consumer Information webpage.

Authorization to Release Financial Information

In accordance with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974   and Section 228.093 of the Florida Statutes, the Office for Student Financial Affairs is prohibited from releasing information to third parties concerning a student’s financial aid status and any financial records without the written consent of the student. http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/additional-information/info-release/MORE about the “Student Authorization to Release Financial Information” form found at ONE.UF.

Financial Aid Help

Walk-in financial aid counseling services are available in the Student Financial Affairs’ lobby in S-107 Criser Hall from 8am-5:00pm, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays and UF closings). Students may also receive assistance with financial aid questions by submitting a request on Financial Aid Help or via phone at 352-392-1275.

Fall SFA News

NEWS Financial Aid for Gators is produced once a semester by the Information/Publication Services section of the Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA), to inform students about financial aid programs and services that help UF students meet educational costs.

SFA Director: Donna Kolb

NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators is available in other formats for students with documented, print-related disabilities. Students who are speech- or hearing-impaired can contact the Florida Relay Service. Dial 711 or 1-800-955-8771(TTY) http://www.ftri.org/FloridaRelay

The University of Florida is committed to equal treatment of students without regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status.

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