Welcome to the online version of the Spring 2019 issue of NEWS: Financial Aid for Gators — a publication produced once a semester to keep students informed of important developments in financial aid.
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
2019 Summer Financial Aid
Students are required to be enrolled at least half-time (6 hours for undergraduates) in order to be eligible for most financial aid programs. After enrolling for summer classes, eligible students will be notified via email when summer financial aid awards are posted at https://one.uf.edu/https://one.uf.edu/https://one.uf.edu/ONE.UF. https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/additional-information/summer-aid/MORE
Monitor Your Financial Aid Status at ONE.UF
On https://one.uf.edu/https://one.uf.edu/https://one.uf.edu/ONE.UF, students can view “Action Items,” then choose “To-Dos” to complete any and all requirements to receive the aid you have been awarded. “To-Do” items include verification documentation that must be completed before some aid can be disbursed. 2019-20 Federal Verification will begin in April 2019. https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/verification/MORE
Stay Eligible for Financial Aid
Students need to make Satisfactory Academic Progress to continue receiving federal student aid. In other words, you need to maintain an acceptable grade point average (GPA) and successfully complete the required coursework needed to obtain your degree. Additional information about how to maintain your eligibility for financial aid is available at the http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/additional-information/satisfactory-academic-progress-policy/Satisfactory Academic Progress webpage.
2019-20 Award Notices
Current UF students will be receiving their 2019-20 financial aid award letters in May at https://one.uf.edu/https://one.uf.edu/https://one.uf.edu/ONE.UF. Financial aid award letters list the details of the aid programs students will be offered for the entire academic year.
While you’re in college, you’ll need to learn how to manage your finances, plan for changes, and prepare for the unexpected. Budgeting will help you build decision-making skills and help you reach your financial and academic goals. https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/budgeting-tips/MORE
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). Students may also receive assistance with financial aid questions by submitting a request on http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/help/Financial Aid Help or via phone at 352-392-1275.
Spring 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
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