The University of Florida Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships has the most up-to-date information on financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and loans. The University’s Graduate School also has information.
Federal Financial Aid
Federal financial aid is available to students who are interested in receiving federal grants, federal loans, or both to pay for tuition.
A list of federal financial aid programs is available on the U.S. Department of Education Student Aid website under “Types of Aid.” To begin the federal financial aid process, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When applying for federal financial aid, use our school code: 001535.
In addition to the FAFSA, students who anticipate using federal financial aid may also complete and submit these documents:
- Master Promissory Note (MPN)
- Entrance Counseling
- Loan Request Form
You are responsible for payment of tuition and course materials fees not covered by federal financial aid at the start of each semester.
Distance programs in the Maples Center for Forensic Medicine are not eligible for graduate assistantships, fellowships, state tuition waiver, or the Santa Fe College waiver (Florida).
UF faculty and staff: Distance programs in the Maples Center for Forensic Medicine are not eligible for the Employee Education Program (EEP).
Please note: Federal financial aid is not available for certificate or non-degree students.
Federal Financial Aid Programs
For more information regarding how to apply, eligibility, and maximum award amounts, please select a program below and proceed to the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website:
- FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY GRANT (FSEOG)
- DIRECT LOANS
- DIRECT PLUS LOANS
- TEACHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FOR COLLEGE AND HIGHER EDUCATION (TEACH) GRANT
- IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN SERVICE GRANT
- PELL GRANT
Students who choose to receive federal financial aid may be allowed to defer tuition payment while the application is being processed. Contact the financial aid office for details. Response time may vary depending on the volume of requests the financial aid office is currently receiving.
The minimum credits for eligibility for financial aid, as of Fall 2022:
- Fall and Spring = 5 credit hours
- Summer = 4 credit hours
Other scholarships are awarded by various organizations such as the university, the state, individual colleges and departments, and private entities. UF’s Scholarship Search Engine is a searchable database with a variety of scholarship opportunities. Confirm you are eligible for a scholarship before applying. You can also search for externally sourced scholarships.
GI Bill/VA Education Benefits
All non-degree, graduate certificate, and master’s degree students can receive benefits from the GI Bill® and/or other VA education benefits.
Information about the VA education benefits is available on the Office of Student Veteran Services website.
Active-duty service members interested in using tuition assistance benefits should contact their base education office and the UF VA at VAcounselor@ufl.edu or 352-294-2948.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.
Another viable option is Employer Reimbursement.
Contact the Wildlife Forensic Sciences and Conservation Financial Aid Coordinator:
VEM Financial Aid Presentation for Graduate Programs
VEM Graduate Programs FA Handout