The Process

Applying for financial aid is a  complicated process. SFA strives to make it as easy and painless a process as possible. Successfully completing the application process will require intensive participation on your part. Students who are organized and responsible in their financial affairs, who take time to learn about the financial aid process, and who work with their aid advisers will find the process to be relatively smooth and free of frustration.

As you prepare to apply for financial aid at the University of Florida, please review SFA’s Basics page. Also, both the on the Web and the sites are filled with useful information for students (and parents) preparing to apply for financial aid. To Apply for Aid

This section lays out the application process in a simple, clear, and easy to understand timeline. At the University of Florida, the cornerstone of your financial aid application is your SFA encourages students to complete their FAFSA online carefully, and as soon as possible after October 1 each year.

Although you must be accepted for enrollment at UF before you are considered for financial aid, you should apply for aid before being admitted. Complete the FAFSA at You can file a 2022-23 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2021.

In order for us to consider you for a financial aid package, you must be a degree-seeking admitted student.

Get free assistance and answers to your FAFSA questions at or 1-800-433-3243.

Verification is a process by which UF confirms data supplied by the applicant and/or their parents. Verification allows UF to resolve discrepancies on students’ financial aid applications. If your application is selected for verification, you will notified by SFA by email and advised to check your Action Item “To-Dos” on https://one.uf.eduONE.UF in order to determine which documents or actions are required. Aid

An academic year at UF consists of fall, spring, and summer semesters. Freshmen and sophomores entering the State University System must complete at least nine credit hours during a summer session to graduate. More details are available at SFA’s Aid page and at the’s website. Students

Prior to disbursement of financial aid to transfer students, we must have received valid financial aid transcript data via the https://studentaid.govNational Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) from all post-secondary schools you have attended, whether or not you received financial aid at those schools.

A catalog of and helpful hints aimed at making the financial aid process easier.