Financial Aid

Financial Aid Coordinator, Erica Alexander.  You can reach her by phone at (352) 273-6115.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • I can’t see my financial aid?
    You must have a completed 2016-2017 FAFSA on file to be eligible for financial aid. If you have not completed the FAFSA, there is still plenty of time to do so. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • I did my financial aid, but I do not see my loans?
    We have changed our process. You will need to go to the Financial Aid Status screen and check “YES” or “NO” to loans. If you do not tell us that you want loans, we will not process loans.
  • Where do I view my awards?
    ISIS is your friend 🙂 Once logged in, go to Financial Awards and Disbursement. READ the information, REVIEW your awards, REDUCE or ACCEPT your awards.
  • When do I have to accept the loans?
    If you are planning on using loans for tuition and living expenses, then you surely want the loans to disburse on time. Please accept the loans at least two weeks before classes start.
  • What if I do not want the loans?
    Loans are optional. You do not have to accept them or the full amount. You can always change your mind and request the loans later in the semester. However, loan request must be receive at least a week before classes end.
  • Where do I apply for the PLUS loan?
    Log into www.studentloans.gov using the FAFSA PIN
  • How much is my tuition or do I have enough funds to cover my cost?
    Undergraduates are charged $TBD per credit hour. Take the per credit rate and multiply it by the number of credit hours you plan on taking.
  • When is tuition due?
  • I did not get enough financial aid to cover my cost of attendance?
    The cost of attendance is not your actual charges. Every student has a budget, which is also known as Cost of Attendance. The costs of attendance are average expenses for an academic year (fall and spring). We assume expenses a student may incur while enroll, therefore, it maybe higher or lower than your actual expenses. The cost of attendance includes basic expenses such as transportation, housing, room and board, books and supplies, and personal and miscellaneous expenses. Knowing the cost of attendance can help you budget and better plan the financing of your education.
  • I am graduating in Fall, what will happen to my Spring money?
    Financial aid is awarded for the year. If you will not be attending the Spring 2016 semester, please cancel the Spring awards in ISIS. It is EXTREMELY important that you do this. If we adjust your financial aid in the Spring semester after we discover that you have graduated, you may owe money.
  • When will financial aid disburse?
    Financial aid disburses after the add/drop period. We try our best to get funds disburse as quickly as possible. If you do not get a disbursement by September 12th, then send Erica a follow up email.
  • When will I get my financial aid refund?
    The bursar office handles all refunds. Refunds are processed within 2-5 days of disbursement depending on your financial institution. You can set up direct deposit in ISIS.
  • Have I completed all the financial aid steps?
    ISIS is your friend 🙂 Any missing items will appear under Financial Aid status.
  • Where do I send my documents?
    You can email Erica your verification documents or fax them to 352-392-2861. Please allow 72 hours for the documents to update and at least a week for verification to be completed.
  • Where can I find out how much I borrowed in student loans?
    National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) keeps a history of all of your financial aid from all different schools. You can the total borrowed, interest rates, and your service contact information on the NSLDS website.
  • I want to file for instate residency?
    The registrar handles all residency reclassification for continuing students. If this is your first semester, contact the admissions office. Please click on the link for more information http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/residency/
  • REMINDER: Undergraduates must be enrolled in at least 6 credits to be eligible for financial aid.