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Scholarships

Scholarships

The University of North Florida is committed to helping students finance their college education.

There are countless public and private scholarships available to college students. Scholarships are awarded for a variety of reasons including academic achievement, financial need, campus and community involvement, and leadership experience, and generally do not need to be repaid. 

The following sites contain valuable information about scholarships available to UNF students.

UNF Foundation

Through the generosity of many individuals, alumni, local philanthropists, non profit organizations and corporations, the University of North Florida Foundation has established merit and need-based scholarships for UNF students. Scholarship support provides students an opportunity to obtain a college education without incurring some of the financial hardships that can come with earning a degree. The support helps students fulfill many dreams and goals while participating in life changing experiences.

Additional Scholarship Resources


Where How
Scholarship Dashboards The Internet can be a remarkable scholarship search tool! Remember that many scams operate on the internet, so if a site charges a fee, research it carefully. Better yet, try one of the many free services and information sites available online. It's usually helpful to create a profile for yourself as this may reduce the emails you receive about scholarships for which you are not eligible. The more information you provide, the narrower the focus of the emails you receive.   
Federal Student Aid Info Center FSAIC can help answer your questions about need-based federal student aid and the application process for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Their hotline is 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). You may also apply online at no cost by filing a FAFSA or by visiting the US Department of Education's website. Having the FAFSA on file with UNF is vital to our ability to offer student aid and/or scholarships. Most federal student aid is awarded based on financial need rather than scholastic achievement. Most grants, for instance, are geared toward low-income students. You do not, however, need to show financial need to receive certain federal loans.
State of Florida Financial Aid The Florida Department of Education offers a wide variety of student aid. You can apply for State of Florida Financial Aid programs by completing the online application. These include awards, such as the Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, grants like the Florida Student Assistance Grant and professional programs such as the Critical Teacher Shortage Tuition Reimbursement Program. Remember to pay attention to individual program application deadlines. For additional information, call 1-888-827-2004.
 
Federal Sources of Financial Aid  
Other Agencies Student aid may be available from foundations, community organizations and organizations related to your field of interest such as the American Medical Association or American Bar Association. Remember to look into possible awards through religious organizations, local businesses and civic groups, as well. Also, check with your employer (or your parents' employers) to see whether they award scholarships or offer tuition payment plans.
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