Critical Steps for Timely Disbursement  

Step 1: Apply Early

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA is the first step in the financial aid process. Use it to apply for federal student financial aid, such as the Pell Grant, student loans, and college work-study. Our school code is 009841. Complete the FAFSA online and remember that an FSA ID is necessary to sign this application:


Students from the state of Florida also need to complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) their senior year before graduating from high school. State of Florida Grant and Scholarship programs such as Florida Bright Futures and Florida Student Assistance Grant require the FFAA. Our post-secondary institution (PSI) code is 161.

Step 2: Accept your Award

A few weeks after you file your FAFSA, log in to your myWings account to review and accept your financial aid awards. Most grants and scholarships will be accepted for you automatically, but you must accept or decline student loans and/or work study. Private loans require application to the lender of your choice. Read the detailed instructions for Private Loans.

Step 3: Complete All Requirements 

Your financial aid will not be disbursed if you have any outstanding Financial Aid Requirements. View your Financial Aid Requirements on the Students tab of myWings. Also, learn more about Financial Aid Verification requirements.

Step 4: Complete Entrance Counseling 

If you accepted or requested a loan, you will receive an email to your UNF email account directing you to the 20-30 minute online tutorial that serves to educate you on your rights and responsibilities as a loan borrower. Upon completion of this Entrance Counseling, print the confirmation page for your records.

Step 5: E-Sign your MPN 

If you accepted or requested a Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan or PLUS loan, you will receive an email instructing you to sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN). This serves as your loan agreement contract. If you have requested a private loan you will need to electronically sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN).

Step 6: Direct Deposit

It's easy!  Simply follow the enrollment instructions on the Student Financial Services website. It generally takes 24 hours to process your request. You will receive an email notification once your refund is directly deposited into your account.


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Follow the financial aid steps for the appropriate term.


Financial aid during spring 

and summer semesters will also require completion of a

UNF Mid-Year or Summer Financial Aid Request.