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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Keeping Your Aid

Enrollment

The number of credit hours in which you enroll each term can impact the amount of financial aid you receive.

  • Many aid programs have minimum enrollment requirements to disburse each term. Most UNF institutional grants and Enrollment Services scholarships require enrollment in at least 15 degree-applicable credit hours for disbursement.
  • Some financial aid programs may prorate based on the number of credit hours in which you are enrolled each term. If you enroll less than full-time, the program may disburse less than the full award amount.
  • UNF defines half-time enrollment for undergraduate and graduate students as six degree-applicable credit hours per term (e.g. fall, spring or summer).
  • Other aid programs may require you to attain a specified GPA or complete a specified number of credit hours each year.

To review the eligibility and renewal requirements for your specific financial aid awards read the UNF Financial Aid Guide.

Enrollment status for federal and institutional financial aid eligibility will be determined on a payment period basis. This will be achieved by combining credit hours from each part-of-term within a term. For example: credit hours from fall 1st half (1H) & fall 2nd half (2H) will be combined to determine eligibility for aid during the fall payment period. Credit hours taken during a second part-of-term within a term cannot be combined with credit hours taken during the first part-of-term during a different term to determine eligibility for aid (e.g. credit hours taken in fall 2H cannot be combined with credit hours taken in spring 1H).

Withdrawing

If you receive Federal Title IV financial aid and you withdraw or stop attending all of your classes, a portion of your aid may be returned (owed back) to the federal government. Read more about Withdrawals and Financial Aid or read the UNF Financial Aid Guide.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

All students must maintain specified grade point averages and proceed through their academic program at a pace leading to completion within a specified time frame to qualify and remain eligible for assistance from federal financial aid programs.

Students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 67% of the credit hours you attempt cumulatively, including withdrawal and transfer credit hours (standard rounding rules apply).
  • Achieve a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students (2.5 for College of Education and Human Services majors excluding Sports Management and 2.75 for American Sign Language majors), 3.0 for Graduate students.
  • Complete your degree requirements within a maximum number of credit hours: 150% of the length of your program (for most undergraduate students this is defined as 180 attempted credit hours).

Learn more about Satisfactory Academic Progress or read the UNF Financial Aid Guide.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Effective 2021-2022, drug convictions no longer affect your federal student aid eligibility. When you complete the FAFSA form, you will be asked whether you had a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid. If the answer is yes, you will be provided a worksheet to help you determine whether your conviction affects your eligibility for federal student aid. Please answer the questions correctly; however, they won’t impact your eligibility.

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