Grant Basics

Grants are awards that are typically based on financial need. They do not need to be repaid. If you are offered grants as part of your financial aid award, UNF will automatically accept them on your behalf.

Reduction of Aid

Most grants will be prorated based on enrollment hours as follows
Academic Level
% of Award Offered
Undergraduate Students 
3-5 < ½ Time 0*
6-8 ½ Time 50%
9-11 ¾ Time 75%
12+  Full Time  100%
Graduate Students 
3-5 < ½ Time 0
6 ½ Time 50
9+ Full Time 100%
* Pell grants will be prorated to 25% of the offered award for undergraduate students in 3-5 hours.



The disbursement of the following programs will be reduced based on the number of hours a student enrolls.

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal SEOG
  • Florida Student Assistance Grant
  • UNF Institutional Grant
  • UNF Housing Grant
  • UNF Need-Based Grant
  • UNF Graduate Grant

The Federal Pell Grant follows a Federal formula for reduction. The Federal SEOG, Florida Student Assistant Grant, UNF Institutional Grant, UNF Need-Based Grant and the UNF Housing Grant will be pay 75% of the offered amount for 9-11 hours; 50% for 6-8 hours and 0% for less than 6 hours. The UNF Graduate Grant will be pay 50% of the offered amount for 6-8 hours and 0% for less than 6 hours.

Tentative disbursement dates will be made available online at the beginning of each semester. Tuition, fees, housing expenses and other monies (excluding fines owed to other offices such as parking and library fines) owed to the University for the current aid year will be deducted from the first available aid, whether that is a grant, scholarship, loan or other outside resource. Students who wish to allow their Federal Title IV aid to pay for non-allowable charges (for example, meal plans, late fees, or library charges), must complete the Financial Aid Authorization. This online form can be found in the My UNF Bill channel on the student myWings account. If funds remain after institutional charges have been deducted, the remainder will be deposited to the student’s account on established disbursement dates. The following are the different types of grants:

  • The Federal Pell Grant is a Federal aid program designed to provide financial aid to those undergraduate students who need it to attend post-secondary educational institutions. Pell grants are intended to be the "floor" of a financial aid package and may be combined with other forms of aid in order to meet the cost of education. The amount of the basic grant is determined on the basis of the student's and the family's resources.
  • The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG) is a Federal grant designed to assist undergraduate students demonstrating exceptional financial need. Award amounts are based on amount of need and availability of funds.
  • The Florida Student Assistance Grant Program has been decentralized, but the State of Florida still sets the eligibility requirements. You must meet their criteria to receive the FSAG from UNF.
  • UNF Institutional Grants- UNF offers a variety of grants for students who demonstrate financial need. Awards range in value.