Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid (Title IV) school code: 009841

Florida Financial Aid Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) code: 161


Early FAFSA for 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 FAFSA is available as of October 1, 2016. This earlier filing option is a new and permanent change implemented by the US Department of Education. Instead of waiting until January 1, 2017 you may submit your 2017-2018 FAFSA now.

  • Your 2017-2018 FAFSA will use 2015 tax information. This means no more pressure to file your tax returns early or opting to estimate taxes.
  • Because the 2017-2018 FAFSA uses your 2015 tax information you are more likely to be eligible to use the FAFSA IRS data retrieval tool (DRT). UNF and the US Department of Education highly recommends that all students and families use the IRS DRT if possible. Not only does this tool make filing your FAFSA much easier, your results will be much more accurate. A more accurate FAFSA result will allow for a more accurate estimated financial aid award.
  • If you use the IRS DRT and don’t change any of the retrieved information in your FAFSA, you likely won’t need to provide tax transcripts if you’re selected for verification.
  • Knowing your expected family contribution (EFC) earlier allows you more time to plan and budget for the 2017-2018 aid year.
  • The 2017-2018 FAFSA will be used to determine your financial aid eligibility at UNF for fall 2017, spring 2018 and summer 2018.

For more information on FAFSA changes beginning with aid year 2017-2018 click here.

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on the FAFSA website is currently unavailable. You can still submit your FAFSA by manually inputting your 2015 tax information. We will update the One-Stop Student Services website once we receive notice that the IRS DRT is available again.

Need Aid?


Critical Steps to Financial Aid
Make sure you know what you need to do to receive financial aid. These step by step instructions will walk you through the process.

Keeping your Financial Aid  

What are the requirements to receive your aid? What if you withdraw? What is Satisfactory Progress? Click here to read more.


UNF Financial Aid Guide (PDF 1.07 MB)
What are the requirements to receive your financial aid? What if you withdraw from a class? What is Satisfactory Academic Progress? This guide will provide you with important Financial Aid information, help you navigate the Financial Aid process, and understand your award and Financial Aid status. UNF recommends that you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year by February 14.


Understanding your Award

Increase your knowledge about the details of your Financial Aid award package. 


Where do I go with questions about my account?

Visit the UNF Student Financial Services Office with questions about:

Important Financial Aid Deadlines and Dates


Special or Unusual Circumstances

If you feel that you have special or unusual circumstances that are not being reflected on your FAFSA, please contact One-Stop Student Services to discuss your specific situation.