Financial Aid Applications
Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)⤷
The FAFSA is the primary financial aid application for D.M.D. and Advanced and Graduate students. The deadline for submitting the FAFSA is March 15.
1. Fill out the application
Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov⤷ Applications are available online in January for the upcoming academic year and should be completed no later than March 15 to avoid financial aid delays.
Apply each year! Financial aid is not renewed automatically.Visit FAFSA on the Web⤷
- Request a federal PIN (see “Your Federal PIN” on the UF Student Financial Affairs (SFA) website
- Follow the instructions on the website⤷. Be sure you read “Getting Started/Before You Apply
- Read the Office for Student Financial Affairs’ FAFSA Tips⤷ including “Common Mistakes Completing the FAFSA
- List “University of Florida” and the UF Federal School Code (001535) as school choice in Step 6 of the FAFSA
- Sign your FAFSA. Students can sign the FAFSA electronically using their federal PIN (see “Your Federal PIN” on the UF Student Financial Affairs (SFA) website)⤷.
- After applying, you can check the status of your application and/or make corrections online at FAFSA on the Web⤷.
You must reapply for aid each year. The Renewal Application at FAFSA on the Web has part of your information from the previous year already filled in to make the process easier. Go to FAFSA on the Web⤷, log in and select “Fill out a Renewal FAFSA.”
2. Receive your Student Aid Report (SAR)
You will receive a Federal Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal processor about 3-4 weeks after you submit your FAFSA. The SAR indicates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is used to determine your eligibility for financial aid. It also lists information you recorded on your FAFSA, so you can check your information for accuracy.
If you provided your email address on your FAFSA, you will get an online SAR as soon as 24 hours after your FAFSA is processed. If no corrections are needed, keep the SAR with your financial aid records.
If you want to be considered for aid at UF and UF is not listed in the SAR’s College Release Section, you can have corrections made by either:
- Calling the federal processor at 1-800-433-3243, or
- Logging into FAFSA on the Web⤷ and using your Federal PIN to make a correction.
If your email or mailing address changes, update it with the federal processor to make sure you get your Student Aid Report, electronic PIN, Renewal Reminder, and other correspondence. You can make these updates at fafsa.ed.gov⤷ or on your SAR.
3. Follow up on your application
- You are responsible for following up on your aid application
- Do not wait until school begins to submit required documents and ask questions if you are unsure about any part of the application process
- Be aware: about 30% of FAFSAs are selected for additional review in a process called verification. If your FAFSA is selected, it can add additional weeks to the normal financial aid processing time. This can delay your financial aid disbursement!
- If your application is selected for Verification or Quality Assurance⤷, you will be required to provide verifying documentation before aid can be disbursed to you. Respond promptly to requests for information or documentation. Most forms for this process are available to print from your “financial aid status” page on ISIS, or on the SFA website⤷.
Please note:If your FAFSA information changes as a result of verification, your award may change.
Although this application is optional for all dental students, it is required in order to be considered for need-based scholarships at UFCD. Print out the application. When filling out the UFCD Application for Financial Aid, please follow the instructions carefully and answer every question. If the question is not applicable, please designate so by placing a N/A for the answer. Please do not forget to initial and sign the form where required. Only fully completed forms will be processed. Please refer questions about filling out the form to FinancialAid@dental.ufl.edu. Return the Application to the Office of Financial Aid (D3-22) or the Office of Admissions (D3-5) by April 30.
From information obtained from the optional UFCD Financial Aid Application, a student may be identified as a potential recipient for the HRSA Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS). In this case, the student will be asked to complete an additional application to determine eligibility.
Once the financial aid file is complete (all documents received), awards can be made based on cost of attendance, available scholarship money and student need.