The Academic Common Market (UNF-ACM) is a cooperative tuition-reduction agreement among 16 states that participate in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB): Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Under this program, qualified students from states outside Florida may apply through their own state's ACM coordinator for reduced tuition rates at UNF while pursuing programs that are not available in their home state’s university system. In essence, qualified students are considered “in-state” residents during the time they are pursuing their specified degree program, therefore making them eligible for reduced tuition rates and other opportunities afforded residents who attend the institution.
For more detailed information about the application process, including an ACM contact in each of the participating states, see the SREB-ACM website.
Each of UNF's five colleges offers a limited number of graduate assistantships, graduate teaching assistantships and graduate research assistantships, commonly referred to as “GAs”. These competitive opportunities are a fantastic way to begin building an academic career while oftentimes putting a few extra dollars in your pocket. Different programs have different stipend models. Graduate students who wish to apply for assistantships should contact the program director of the program in which they plan to enroll or are already enrolled.
GAs who are classified as out-of-state residents for tuition purposes might be eligible for tuition waiver dollars. Please contact your Graduate Program Director or your hiring agent for further details.
Please click here for UNF Graduate School procedures and expectations in regards to GAships.
For more information on available assistantships, please contact your department's graduate program director.
Loans are a form of financial aid that must be repaid. The University of North Florida participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program. Loans originated through UNF will be disbursed directly by the federal government to the University. The Direct Loan Program offers an easier and more efficient process for our borrowers and, in some cases, it may cost less.
Fellowships are a form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid and are often reserved for graduate students. Fellowships can be based on merit, need, or other criteria determined by the granting party. The following list is not a comprehensive offering of aid and is subject to change. Check with your graduate program director for additional information relating to fellowships in your area of study.
Established in 1996 by friends to honor former state attorney and Jacksonville mayor, Ed Austin. This fellowship is awarded to graduate students pursuing degrees in government studies, such as a master’s in public administration.
For more information regarding the Ed Austin Fellowship, click here.
These $5,000 statewide annual awards were designed to increase the gender and ethnic diversity within the graduate programs. The application typically opens for admitted and enrolled students in the Spring term. If awarded the fellowship begins the following Fall term.
For more information regarding the Delores A. Auzenne Fellowship, click here.
The purpose of the gift is to provide fellowship funding for University of North Florida MPA students, with preference given to students pursuing the local government urban policy and administration track which includes planning courses.
Newly admitted students who exhibit very fine academic merit and show the highest financial need may automatically receive a Graduate Financial Aid Grant. In order to be eligible, newly admitted graduate applicants must have submitted a FAFSA to UNF. Preference will be given to those with the highest recalculated undergraduate GPAs who also show the most need as defined and supported within the Federal Loan Application (FAFSA). Further details and stipulations are as follows:
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