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Office of Admissions

Welcome to the University of North Florida!

You've been admitted! Now what?

First and foremost, congratulations on being admitted future Osprey! Now that you've been admitted, there's a few steps you need to complete to officially accept your offer to attend UNF. 

This page is your go-to guide to help you navigate the next steps and to find all of the helpful resources UNF has to offer!

Use the following links to navigate to different sections of this page for useful information.

Next Steps

Be sure to check all of these items off your list!

  • #1 - Log into myWings

    As an admitted student, you now have access to our myWings student portal. myWings is the main hub for our Ospreys. In your packet, you will find a quick-reference guide to help you learn what you can do in each of our systems.

  • #2 - Register for New Student Orientation

    Your first big step as an admitted Osprey is signing up for New Student Orientation. This is your way of committing to UNF and is required for all new Ospreys. More info will be coming via mail and email. (Registration opens: late October for summer or fall admits; late September for spring admits)

  • #3 - Check Your UNF Email

    You will be getting regular emails to your official UNF email account, which you can access through myWings. Check your UNF email regularly and take any required action as quickly as possible.

  • #4 - Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

    You will find more information about financial aid and scholarships in your admit packet.

    If you want to be considered for financial aid, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year. The FAFSA opens in December for the following academic year.

    The priority deadline to submit a FAFSA, as well as scholarship applications, is Jan. 15.

  • #5 - Declare Florida Residency (Florida Residents Only)

    In order to receive in-state tuition, you must submit a Florida Residency Declaration. This can be completed via your myWings account.

    Current myWings View:

    • Log into your myWings portal
    • Click on Banner Student Self-Service
    • Select Admissions
    • Choose Residency Declaration 

    New myWings View:

    • Log into your myWings portal
    • Choose Student on side menu
    • Select Records
    • Click on Residency Declaration
  • #6 - Submit Housing and Meal Membership Contracts

    Although living on campus is not required, on-campus housing fills up fast. Room selection and assignment happen on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is important to submit your contracts as early as possible.

  • #7 - Apply for the Hicks Honors College

    The Hicks Honors College at the University of North Florida offers talented students a unique approach to higher education that emphasizes experiential and active learning in small classes. Visit for information on how to apply!

  • #1 - Clear your Registration Holds

    Every new student starts off with various holds on their account that will prevent course registration. These need to be cleared at least a couple of weeks before attending New Student Orientation. You will view and clear your holds via myWings, by selecting the Holds tile.

  • #2 - Submit Immunization Records (MMR)

    Per the State of Florida, all students born after 1956 must show proof of immunity to MMR (measles, mumps, rubella). It can take 7-10 business days for your documentation to be processed. This requirement is also a registration hold, so it is very important to submit your documentation several weeks before your scheduled New Student Orientation.

  • #3 - Register for Parent and Family Orientation

    At UNF, we feel our students’ parents and families play a vital role in their college success. During the Parent and Family Orientation program you will learn about UNF and the many programs available to your student. Learn more and sign up via New Student Orientation.

  • #1 - Purchase a Parking Permit

    If you plan to have a car on campus, you must purchase a parking permit. You will receive more information about parking on campus during New Student Orientation. For students starting in spring or summer, permits will be available after you register for classes. fall parking permits become available in mid-to-late July.

  • #2 - Submit Final/Official Transcripts

    After you have graduated, you must submit an official transcript from your high school and/or college showing all final grades and your graduation date. You must also submit official score reports (from the original testing agency) for all AP, IB or AICE exams.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Reminders

  • Apply early! For the best financial aid and scholarship package, complete your FAFSA as soon as possible.
  • Common mistake warning: If you plan to receive state or federal financial aid (including Florida Bright Futures), we must have a valid and accurate date of birth and Social Security Number (SSN) on file. This is a common error that prevents us from being able to access your FAFSA and package your financial aid.
  • Check your status regularly and submit documents in a timely manner.
  • Starting in Summer? Students starting with us during the summer term will need to complete the FAFSA for the current and upcoming academic years (two different FAFSAs).

Your Steps to Aid Checklist

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Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Complete the FAFSA online at
  • Use UNF’s school code: 009841
  • Your FAFSA should be received by our Student Financial Aid office within 4-7 business days

TIP: The FAFSA opens in December for the following academic year. Many awards have limited funding available. Students are encouraged to complete their FAFSA by UNF’s financial aid priority deadline, January 15, or sooner.

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View your award and submit required documents

  • Log in to your myWings account (a couple of weeks after completing the FAFSA)
  • View your estimated financial aid awards
  • Check for outstanding financial aid document requirements

TIP: Submit all requested documents as early as possible to avoid disbursement delays. Your financial aid will not disburse if you have outstanding financial aid requirements.

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Allow time for processing of required documents

  • The Office of Student Financial Aid will process received documents within 3-5 days
  • It is not unusual for additional documents to be requested during this process

TIP: Stay on top of required documents and financial aid status alerts by checking your UNF email and myWings account daily.

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Accept your award

  • Log in to myWings to accept or decline your awards
  • Most grants and some scholarships will be accepted for you automatically
  • You must choose to accept or decline student loans

TIP: If you accept Federal Direct loans, you should immediately complete the mandatory Entrance Counseling and e-sign your Master Promissory Note (MPN) to avoid delays in disbursement.

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Set up Direct Deposit

  • Log in to myWings to set up your direct deposit
  • Sometimes, your financial aid may be more than needed to cover your costs. If this happens, you will receive a financial refund approximately two weeks after the first day of class.

TIP: Financial aid and financial aid refunds cannot be disbursed until all required documents are received, processed and satisfied. To avoid a delay, be sure to have all of your requirements cleared and satisfied prior to the first week of the semester.

Financial Aid Timeline

Make sure UNF is listed on your Bright Futures application
January 15
UNF’s Financial Aid and Scholarship priority consideration date
Late January
Spring financial aid will disburse approximately two weeks after class begin
Late May
Summer A and C financial aid will disburse approximately two weeks after classes begin
Summer B financial aid will disburse approximately two weeks after classes begin
Early September
Fall financial aid will begin disbursing approximately two weeks after classes begin
FAFSA opens for the following academic year
December 1
Florida Bright Futures application opens (Florida residents only)

Helpful Financial Aid Terms

  • Financial Aid – Money awarded to you to help pay for college.
  • Scholarships – Awards that do not need to be repaid and may be awarded based on merit, talent, financial need, or a combination.
  • Grants – Awards that are typically based on financial need and do not need to be repaid. Typically awarded on a funds-available basis each year.
  • Loans – A form of financial aid that must be repaid.
  • Work-Study – A need-based, federally-funded program which allows eligible students to earn money to help pay for education expenses through flexible, part-time jobs.
  • Financial Aid Verification – A process to confirm that the information provided on the FAFSA is accurate.
  • Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) – A calculation based on information provided on the FAFSA used to determine need-based financial aid awards.
  • Cost of Attendance (COA) – An estimate of the yearly expenses you can expect to incur while attending UNF. Used with your EFC to determine financial need for awarding purposes.


UNF has various scholarship opportunities available, both merit and need-based, to help students pay for their tuition and expenses. We encourage you to visit the Scholarships webpage for information about available scholarships, requirements, deadlines, how to apply and FAQs!

Applicant Portal Quick Guide

Once you are a fully-enrolled student at UNF, our myWings student portal will be your go-to place as an Osprey. Until then, some tasks will be completed in your applicant portal while others will require you to utilize myWings. Here is a quick guide to help you figure out where you need to be.

Applicant Portal     myWings

Check admissions status Applicant Portal
View/submit outstanding admissions documents Applicant portal
Register for New Student Orientation myWings
View next steps checklist myWings
View Registration Holds myWings
Apply for Scholarships myWings
Declare Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes myWings
Clear Registration Holds myWings
Access UNF Email myWings
View Financial Aid Documents myWings
Submit Financial Aid Documents myWings
Submit a Meal Membership Contract myWings
Register for Courses myWings
View/Pay Your UNF Bill myWings
Apply for the Hicks Honors College
Register for a Campus Tour or Event
Submit a Housing Contract

How to Log Into myWings

Step One
Step Two
Click Login to myWings

If this is your first time logging in, click the Login Help link to get started
Step Three
Sign in using your UNF email address

Your UNF email address is your student ID number
Step Four
Enter your password

If this is your first time logging in, or if you have forgotten your password, click the Login Help link

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Technology Resources for Ospreys

As a student, you will have access to a wide range of technical resources to help you succeed. Here are just a few examples:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Office 365
  • OneDrive
  • Virtual Labs
  • Zoom

Having trouble logging into myWings?

Contact the UNF ITS Help Desk at (904) 620-HELP or 

Helpful Resources

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Office of Admissions

(904) 620-1111

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Welcome Center

(904) 620-1183

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New Student Orientation

(904) 620-1722

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One-Stop Student Services

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Housing and Residence Life

(904) 620-4663

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Dining Services

(904) 620-2543

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Hicks Honors College

(904) 620-2649

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First-Year Advising

(904) 620-1012

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Student Accessibility Center

(904) 620-2769

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Student Financial Services

(904) 620-2472

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Military and Veterans Resource Center

(904) 620-5131

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Student Academic Support Services

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Career Services

(904) 620-2955

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(904) 620-2665