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Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid (Title IV) school code: 009841

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

Early FAFSA for 2020-2021

The 2020-2021 FAFSA is available as of Oct. 1, 2019. This earlier filing option is a new and permanent change implemented by the US Department of Education.

  • Your 2020-2021 FAFSA will use 2018 tax information. This means no more pressure to file your tax returns early or opting to estimate taxes.
  • Because the 2020-2021 FAFSA uses your 2018 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 2020-2021 aid year.
  • The 2020-2021 FAFSA will be used to determine your financial aid eligibility at UNF for Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.

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.


UNF Financial Aid Guide (PDF 1.07 MB)

This guide provides the information you need to access financial aid at the University. UNF recommends that you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year by Oct. 15.

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 Appeals

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. Although considerations for specific situations are limited, we offer you the ability to provide us with this information.

Incarcerated Students

Students incarcerated in federal and state penal institutions are not eligible for Pell Grants. However, students incarcerated in local penal institutions can still receive Pell Grants. Students incarcerated by jurisdictions defined as a state in the law (such as the District of Columbia) are considered to be incarcerated in a state penal institution and are not eligible for Pell Grants. A student isn't considered incarcerated if he or she is in a halfway house or home detention, or sentenced to serve only on weekends. The costs of attendance for incarcerated students are limited to tuition and fees and those books and supplies specifically related to the student's course of study.