If you plan to enroll for classes during the summer semester and would like to be considered for available financial aid, follow these steps:
- Talk to your academic adviser. You will want to plan your schedule in advance and ensure you enroll in the correct classes.
- If you are a continuing student, your aid will be calculated and disbursed based on your total summer enrollment at the end of Summer A/C Drop/Add. If you add classes during Summer B Drop/Add, those classes will not be used in calculating your eligibility for summer aid.
- To apply for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan for the 2021 Summer term, a NEW 2020/2021 completed loan request is required. Complete PLUS loan requests at https://studentaid.govhttps://studentaid.gov.
Your financial aid will be disbursed based upon your total enrollment for Summer A, B, and C classes. If you are paid financial aid based on your enrollment, and subsequently drop classes, you may be placed into repayment.
Please note that starting in 2019, Bright Futures funding is disbursed for fall, spring, and summer terms to eligible students.
Undergraduate students are required to be enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) in order to be eligible for most financial aid programs. Students must have a completed financial aid file and must meet all eligibility requirements.
Your financial aid will be awarded based on projected full-time enrollment for Summer. After summer A/C drop/add ends, your budget will be revised to reflect your actual costs and your aid may be adjusted based on your total enrollment for Summer A, B, and C classes.
Your aid will be disbursed after you begin summer attendance. If you are enrolled during Summer A/C, and your total summer enrollment (Summer A, B, and C) is at least half-time, then your financial aid for the entire summer will be disbursed up-front. If you are enrolled only in classes during Summer B, your aid will not be released until your classes begin.
Tuition/fees for summer will be calculated based on your total enrollment for Summer A, B, and C. All unpaid tuition/fees and housing charges will be deducted from your financial aid before disbursement.
Most aid programs require that you enroll at least half-time. Undergraduates are considered full-time if enrolled for at least 12 credit hours, half-time if enrolled for at least six credit hours. Graduate students are considered full-time if enrolled for at least eight credit hours, half-time if enrolled for at least four credit hours.
Your financial aid will be disbursed based upon your total enrollment for Summer A, B, and C classes. If you are paid financial aid based on your enrollment, and subsequently drop classes, you may be placed into repayment. Be sure to communicate with your academic adviser and financial aid adviser prior to making changes to your schedule.
Additional information is available about receiving financial aid and Florida Bright Futures awards as a https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/types-of-aid/bright-futures/florida-bright-futures-program-details/#transienttransient student.
UF Policy on Summer Attendance
The academic year at UF consists of three semesters beginning with fall and ending with summer. Freshmen and sophomores entering the State University System must complete at least nine credit hours during a summer session to graduate, with the exception of the student who earns nine credit hours via the Bright Futures acceleration mechanism. SFA supports this requirement, and summer money may be offered if:
- federal or institutional funds remain for summer awards after fall and spring semester needs are met
- see http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/process/receiving-your-aid/enrollment-requirements/enrollment requirements for receiving aid.
To apply for Summer 2021 financial aid: Use a 2020-21 FAFSA.
To apply for Summer 2022 financial aid: Use a 2021-22 FAFSA.