Financial Aid for studying at the University of Florida
The financial aid office at the University of Florida is The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA). It takes care of all federal, state and university aid programs, as well as some privately funded scholarships. These are the programs, employed when forming student’s financial aid packages:
Grants – these are provided to students, most needing financial aid and no repayment is required.
Scholarships – most often, based on academic performance, also no repayment required.
Student Employment – the university assists enrolled students to find part-time employment through a variety of programs. The student Employment office is in S-107.
Loans – these are considered self-help, and unlikely the other options they have to be repaid. Student loans at UF are normally offered through the the Federal Direct Loan Program, but there are other options as well.
Non-SFA Administered Aid – a number of other programs are available from independent institutions, which students may further research.