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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Additional Scholarship Resources

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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 Information 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. Many federal grants are geared towards students with high need, but you do not 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 Scholarship, 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.
 
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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