February 2016

REMINDER: Fill out your 2016-2017 FAFSA!

Go to https://fafsa.ed.gov/ to fill out your application by March 15, 2016. Make sure to complete a 2016-2017 FAFSA and input UF’s school ID = 001535.

Follow these step-by step instructions to submit your FAFSA by the deadline in order to meet the UF financial aid priority deadline.

What’s a priority deadline? It’s the deadline you need to meet if you want to be eligible for UFCD scholarships, grants, or special loans from UF in the 2016-2017 academic year. It can only help you to complete a FAFSA as a dental student and meeting the priority deadline is critical.

Even if you don’t plan to take out any student loans, we strongly advise all dental students to fill out the FAFSA every year, just in case. It’s good to have this in place as a back-up plan.

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Coming Soon: UFCD Financial Aid Application

This application is optional but required in order to be considered for need-based scholarships in 2016-2017. The application will be available in the next newsletter.

Keep in mind that you must submit your FAFSA with parental information by March 15, 2016. In addition to completing the FAFSA, you'll need to submit your parents' 2015 tax return with your UFCD Financial Aid Application by the deadline (which will be announced in the next newsletter with additional information).

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In the Know: Student Portal Change

The University of Florida student web portal - Integrated Student Information System (ISIS) - will be transitioning to ONE.UF this semester. We will inform you of any important updates to keep in mind as we are notified by Student Financial Affairs (SFA).