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General Financial Aid for Fall and Spring Terms

Many students have questions regarding financial aid. The steps below will get you started.

If you intend to request financial aid beginning in the Fall semester and continuing into the Spring semester, you must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

What do I need to fill out?

Receive aid for: FAFSA Required:
Fall 2020, Spring 2021, or Summer 2021 2020-2021
Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022 2021-2022

What's Next?

Steps Action
Step One Visit the Federal Student Aid website to learn the A-B-C's of the Federal financial aid process.
Step Two Read the UNF Financial Aid Guide (pdf) for important information on all financial aid programs and awarding criteria.
Step Three Log in to your myWings account to review and accept your award(s), a few weeks after you file your FAFSA.
Step Four Complete any Financial Aid Requirements listed in myWings, by June 1 for timely fall term disbursement.
Step Five Pay or pend your tuition and fees by the payment deadline

What else do I need to know?

  • Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Don't delay in submitting your FAFSA! We recommend that you file your FAFSA by the October 15 priority consideration date.
  • Your financial aid will not disburse if you have any outstanding Financial Aid Requirements. Go to your myWings, click on the Financial Aid tile and then Financial Aid Requirements.
  • Eligibility: Your financial aid eligibility is based on your FAFSA results and the number of credit hours you take during the term. Your financial aid award will assume full-time enrollment for each term.
  • Loans: You must be enrolled in a minimum of six degree-applicable credit hours at one school to receive student loans. View loan limits.
  • Work Study: You must be enrolled in a minimum of six degree-applicable credit hours at UNF to earn work study funding. View Work Study information.
  • Grants: Enrollment requirements vary between grant programs. Although most institutional grants require a minimum of 15 credit hours per term, some grants will be prorated based on enrollment as follows:
Undergraduate Students
Hours Status % of Award Offered
1-5 <1/2 Time 0*
6-8 1/2 Time 50%
9-11 3/4 Time 75%
12+ Full Time 100%

*Pell Grants will be prorated to 25% of the offered award for undergraduate students in 1-5 hours.


Graduate Students
Hours Status % of Award Offered
1-5 <1/2 Time 0
6 1/2 Time 50%
9+ Full Time 100%
  • Concurrent enrollment: Students must enroll in a minimum of six degree-applicable credit hours at one institution. Students attending in-state public institutions should complete the online Transient Student Admissions Application available on the Florida Shines website. To receive aid at UNF, students attending an out-of-state or Florida private institution must submit a paper UNF Concurrent/Transient Enrollment form, Consortium Agreement and Paid Fee Slip from Host institution which shows your name, courses enrolled for the term and balance paid. The Consortium Agreement does not guarantee straight reimbursement, but will ensure that you receive aid for which you are eligible based on total enrollment. For more information, please visit the Financial Aid Consortium Agreement

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