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How much does it cost to attend training workshops?
There is no charge to attend our ongoing workshops.  There can be a charge when we deliver our training content especially for a department.  Additionally, we do charge for our Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals program as well as for our organizational development activities.
What is the benefit of getting certified?
The various certifications provided  by UF Training and Organizational Development confirm that you have attended workshops that, in combination, have exposed you to good management principles, UF-specific business-related practices, or other professional development goals.
What types of workshops are available?
There are numerous personal and professional development workshops sponsored by Training and Development. Our popular “Supervisory Challenge” series deals with managing employees for peak performance. The Pro3 Series is a series of workshops and information sessions designed to help those in administrative positions at UF learn the key information and develop the key skills they need to be successful.  Business application training also is provided that explains how to use the myUFL system (financial, human resources, student financial, and reporting).  General training in areas such business communication and customer care also are available. We also offer computer training on MicroSoft Excel.
How do I get information about personnel-related issues?
Human Resource Services is committed to keeping you informed. We post the latest news and important informational items on our home page. Our web site is designed to provide policy, procedures, current events, job vacancies, and necessary forms to aid you in doing your job. A monthly e-newsletter, the InfoGator, goes out to all UF employees. Contact us at human-resources@ufl.edu with your comments or suggestions about our communication efforts.
Who may attend Training and Development’s workshops?
Human Resources’ Training and Development workshops are available to all UF faculty and staff, including OPS employees.
Do I need to be a supervisor to attend “Supervisory Challenge” workshops?
Employees who are not supervisors also may attend “Supervisory Challenge” courses of interest. Additionally, the Pro3 Series may be of interest to those employees who aren’t supervisors. The Pro3 Seriesis a series of workshops and information sessions designed to help those in administrative positions at UF learn the key information and develop the key skills they need to be successful.
How do I register to attend a workshop?
Register via myUFL—my.ufl.edu, My Self Service, Training and Development, Request Training Enrollment. You also may send an e-mail to training@ufl.edu requesting to be registered in a class or call us at (352) 392-4626.
Are there ways at the University of Florida to reward and recognize exemplary employees?
There are several programs, coordinated by Training and Development, that are designed to recognize employees with outstanding contributions: the Superior Accomplishment Awards, Davis Productivity Awards, and the Meritorious Service Award are examples of these programs and awards.
Where are these workshops held?
A lot of our training is available online via the myUFL system (my.ufl.edu, My Self Service, Training and Development, Request Training Enrollment.  Search by location “online”).  Training & Development’s professional development instructor-led workshops typically are held in room 120 at the HRS Building, located at 903 West University Avenue, and at other areas around campus. Our computer training, including myUFL training, is held in our computer lab in room 119 of the HRS Building. We also will come to you – our workshops can be tailored to meet your team’s specific needs! Contact us at 352-392-4626 or training@ufl.edu today to discuss your departmental needs.
Does attendance at these workshops count as “time worked”?
Typically, attendance at our workshops is considered part of your work assignment – or “time worked.” Supervisory approval is required to attend. For more information, visit Training & Organizational Development.
I am currently an active employee who is also eligible for Medicare. What should I do about health insurance?
Active employees in benefits-eligible positions who are also eligible for Medicare have a State Group Insurance Health Plan as their primary health insurance coverage.  Medicare will pay as secondary coverage (after the Plan pays).  Most individuals are eligible for Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) at age 65 at no cost.  There is a premium, however, for Medicare Part B (medical insurance). Three months prior to turning 65, active benefits-eligible employees should contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) to discuss Medicare enrollment and inform the SSA of active working status and coverage under a group health plan.  If you are a benefits-eligible employee, state group health insurance pays as primary health coverage so you may choose to delay enrolling in Medicare Part B.  When you separate employment, you have a special enrollment period of eight months to enroll in Medicare Part B without being subject to a late enrollment penalty.  Please note that in some situations, such as a diagnosis of renal failure, enrolling in Medicare Part B may be a better option. It is important to discuss individual circumstances with a Medicare specialist at (800) 633-4227.  Comprehensive information regarding Medicare enrollment and the program in general is available atwww.ssa.gov and www.medicare.gov. This information also applies to spouses who become eligible for Medicare while covered under an active employee group health plan.  You may contact the People First Service Center at 1-866-663-4735 for more information on this topic. Once you or your dependents become eligible for Medicare, you must send a copy of the Medicare card to People First (include your People First ID number) to: People First Service Center P.O. Box 6830 Tallahassee, FL 32314 Fax: (800) 422-312
I will be changing from full-time to part-time in the near future. How will this change in FTE affect my retirement plan?
There will be no change in your retirement plan participation, provided there is no change in your current retirement-eligible salary plan.  FRS Pension Plan participants will continue to receive service credit for each month for which you receive a salary payment.  For FRS Investment Plan and SUSORP participants, the university will continue its contribution to your retirement plan account.  The employer contribution is a legislatively approved percentage of your retirement-eligible salary each pay period.  Comprehensive information about the FRS Pension and Investment Plans is available at:  www.myfrs.com.  SUSORP participants should visit the Division of Retirement website for more information.
I am a new UF employee and have a choice of the Florida Retirement System (FRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP). I have selected the ORP, but have not selected a company for the employer’s contribution. How soon do I need to select a company?
You are not properly enrolled in the Optional Retirement Plan until you have completed an ORP-16 designating one of the approved companies for the employer contributions, signed an application for contract with one of the approved ORP companies, and forwarded the ORP-16 to UF Retirement Services within 90 days of your appointment for processing. The ORP-16 may be faxed to (352)392-5166, or sent via campus mail to UF Retirement Services at Box 115005.
When should I begin planning for future retirement benefits?
Employees, regardless of age, should begin planning for their financial future when beginning their career.  The first step is researching the available retirement plans and choosing the plan that best fits your needs.  You may also consider taking advantage of the available supplemental retirement plans.  Descriptions of the state retirement plans and voluntary plans are available athttp://www.hr.ufl.edu/retirement/default.asp.  UF Retirement Services sponsors various retirement and financial planning workshops each semester.  A list of courses can be found at the UF Training and Organizational Development website, and you may register for these courses through myUFL (My Self Service).
May I purchase other types of service to earn retirement credit under my FRS Pension Plan?
You may be able to purchase credit under the FRS Pension Plan for other types of service, such as a leave of absence without pay and military service.  A more complete explanation of all the types of additional service for which you may purchase credit is printed in the FRS retirement guide for each class of membership.  These guides are available on the Publications page of the Division of Retirement’s (DOR) website.  You may also contact DOR at 1-888-738-2252 for more information on this topic.
I recently changed my address. Do I need to complete any additional forms for the university?
Yes. You will need to complete another W-4 Form with your new address. This source of information is used to update records for a W-2 to be mailed to you at the end of each calendar year, it is used by the State Employees Group Insurance Office (DSGI) to update the health insurance records for future mailings of changes and enrollments to the insurance programs, and for any mailings of general information relative to state employees. For more information, please visit University Payroll and Tax Services’ website.
I have changed to a different banking institution, how do I change my Direct Deposit?
You will need to complete a Direct Deposit Authorization form to make a change. When making a change to your direct deposit service, your direct deposit service will stop. Please allow two pay periods while the change is being processed before the service will be implemented again.
I am an OPS employee. Are OPS employees eligible for annual across the board pay adjustments?
Salaries for OPS employees are determined by available funds for each department and are not set by the Florida Legislature each year. The department may provide an increase at any time during the year if it has the available funds. For more information, contact Classification & Compensation at 392-2477 or compensation@ufl.edu.
What is an affirmative action plan?
Pursuant to Executive Order 11246, the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) demonstrates the University’s commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunity to applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.  For more information visit: http://www.hr.ufl.edu/eeo/publications.htm
How do I file a discrimination complaint?
The university encourages informal resolution of complaints.  Your immediate supervisor is available to help you resolve any work-related concerns or misunderstandings.  Should the informal resolution be unsuccessful, you may choose to initiate a formal complaint.  Please contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity, 352-273-1778.
What is reasonable accommodation?
The term “reasonable accommodation” means a modification or adjustment to the job, the work environment, or the way things usually are done that enables a qualified individual with a disability to enjoy an equal employment opportunity. Upon request, the university provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities.  Under the employment provisions (Title I) of the American with Disabilities Act, or ADA, employers are required to provide “reasonable accommodation” as a means of overcoming unnecessary barriers that prevent or restrict employment opportunities for otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities.  The ADA defines a qualified individual with a disability as a person who “satisfies the requisite skill, experience, education, and other job-related requirements of the employment position such individual holds or desires and who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of such position.”  Essential functions are, by definition, those that the individual who holds the job would have to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, in order to be considered qualified for the position.
Is the University committed to diversity?
Yes.  The University is committed to diversity.  It is essential to the fulfillment of the University of Florida’s educational, research, educational access, and service mission that its faculty, student body and campus community be broadly diverse.  Broad diversity encompasses all aspects of individuals that contribute to a robust academic, research, and campus environment including experience, perspectives, disciplines, geographic background, talent, socio-economic background, disability, ethnicity, race, gender, and other characteristics.
Is the university committed to equal employment opportunity?
Yes.  The University of Florida is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status.  The policy applies to students, academic personnel, and staff.  It also applies to the university’s relations with contractors and suppliers of goods and services as well as to the use of university facilities.
Who is responsible for reporting sexual harassment?
University policy has been established to protect all members of the campus community from sexual harassment.  As a result, the responsibility for reporting incidents of sexual harassment also must rest with all members of the university community.  Any employee, co-worker, or student who has knowledge of sexual harassment is strongly encouraged to report it promptly to the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity at 352-273-1778. Employees with supervisory responsibility and faculty who have knowledge of sexual harassment are required to promptly report the matter directly to the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, and may be disciplined for failing to do so.
What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and a violation of state and federal laws as well as the policies and regulations of the University of Florida.  Sexual harassment may occur in a variety of situations that tend to share a commonality: the inappropriate introduction of sexual activities or comments in a situation where sex would otherwise be irrelevant.  A detailed definition of sexual harassment may be found at:http://www.hr.ufl.edu/eeo/sexharassment.htm The University of Florida provides the Preventing Sexual Harassment training online.  Completion of sexual harassment training is an expectation of employment for all employees.  To get more information on the sexual harassment prevention training visit:http://www.hr.ufl.edu/eeo/training.htm
Does the university have a sexual harassment policy?
Yes.  The University of Florida is committed to maintaining a safe and comfortable workplace and academic environment.  The sexual harassment policy is available in the Office of Human Resource Services and its web site at www.hr.ufl.edu/eeo.  Sexual harassment of employees, students, or visitors will not be tolerated.
How do I file a grievance or complaint?
Because the university encourages informal resolution of grievances and complaints, your immediate supervisor is available to help you resolve any work-related concerns or misunderstandings. Should this type of informal resolution be unsuccessful, you may choose to initiate a formal grievance or complaint. USPS and TEAMS employees have different procedures and various options; therefore, please contact your human resources satellite office for assistance. Education and General/Auxiliary 903 West University Avenue (352) 392-1072 392-1726 fax Health Science Center Room H-8 P.O. Box 100346 (352) 392-3786 392-3798 fax IFAS 2038 McCarty Hall PO Box 110281 (352) 392-4777 392-3226 fax Physical Plant Division Room 106, Bldg. 702 PO Box 117700 (352) 392-2333 phone 846-2043 fax
When a new employee is hired at UF, is his or her first paycheck withheld to be paid upon termination?
No paychecks are held back. However, various factors may delay the employee receiving his or her first check. For example, complete documentation may not have been submitted within payroll deadline dates or the appointment and supporting documentation might be submitted immediately after payroll closing deadline. Once  this process is completed, the employee will receive all the pay he or she has earned retroactively to the hire date. Please also note that the payday is usually the Friday of the week after the time card end date. This is not a hold back of pay, rather it is just the time it takes to process the payroll. For more information, visit University Payroll and Tax Services’ website.
Can we make reclassifications retroactive?
No. Reclassifications of USPS and TEAMS employees cannot be implemented retroactively. Classification and Compensation will notify the department when a reclassification is approved, and the notification will include the earliest allowed effective date. The department may implement the employee’s new title, along with any applicable salary increase, on the effective date communicated byClassification and Compensation, or on a convenient date soon thereafter, such as the first day of the next pay period. However, the reclassification may not be implemented retroactive to the effective date communicated by Classification and Compensation. Accordingly, it is important for departments to submit reclassification proposals in a timely manner.
I have individual coverage and am expecting a baby. When should I add my baby?
It is strongly encouraged for employees who are anticipating the birth or adoption of a child to contact the Benefits office as soon as possible to discuss the timing necessary to switch from individual to family coverage  Giving birth, adopting a child, or becoming a foster parent are all considered “qualifying status changes” (QSC) which allows you 31 days to add new dependents onto your plans.    Generally after 31 days the next opportunity to make changes or add new dependents is during the annual open enrollment period. If you are already past the 31 day QSC deadline, please contact University Benefits at (352) 392-2477 to discuss further options. To add your child to your benefits, you may enroll in one of the following ways:
  • Online via the People First Website Call People First at (866) 663-4735 to add your dependent by phone
Within 60 days of your coverage effective date, you must also submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate and social security number to People First, otherwise your coverage may be subject to cancellation. When sending documentation, always include your name and People First ID number on each document to ensure that People First will have the proper identification necessary for processing your information. After enrolling your eligible dependent, changing from individual to family coverage, call the Benefits office at 352-392-2477 regarding the coverage start date and arrangements for any premiums due.  Employees already with family coverage adding the new dependent will not see a change in their premiums.
What is open enrollment?
Held in the fall, the annual open enrollment period gives employees the opportunity to review benefit plan options and make changes for the next plan year, which is January 1 through December 31. Changes may  include: enrolling in new plans, changing existing plans, adding or removing eligible dependents, or canceling coverage. All elections made during this time take effect on January 1 of the next calendar year.  These changes will remain in effect for the entire calendar year if you pay premiums on time and you remain eligible, unless you experience a Qualifying Status Change (QSC) event that allows you to make changes before the next open enrollment period. For more information, visit our Web Site.
How will I receive information about open enrollment?
Generally, People First mails an Open Enrollment packet to UF employees’ home addresses by mid-September. This mailing will include a state benefit summary, a People First User ID, and a state of Florida benefits guide that provides information on the following plan year changes. Employees who do not receive a “state” benefits summary may call (866) 663-4735 to request a copy or go online to the People First web site to view and print their own. Requests for brochures can be made online via the People First website or by calling their  Service Center at (866) 663-4735. Be sure to account for mailing time when ordering. Brochures can also be picked up from participating insurance  vendors at the Annual Benefits Fair. If you have any questions, stop by the Human Resource Services Building at 903 West University Avenue; visit your nearest HRS satellite office; call us at (352) 392-2477; or e-mail benefits@ufl.edu. For more information, visit our Web Site.
Do I need to respond to open enrollment if I do not wish to make any changes?
Generally employees do not need to respond to open enrollment if a change in state benefits is not desired. However, on occasion there may be specific  plan modifications which are significant enough that require employees to actively enroll in order to have coverage for the following year. For more information, please contact University Benefits at (352) 392-5166 or visit our Web Site.
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Records and Registration

How do I change my major?
Please visit the college dean’s office that offers the major that interests you, and ask to speak with an adviser to discuss your options. A list of advising offices for the colleges is available on theregistrar site. Once the college offering your new major has accepted your request, they will make the changes to your academic record. Please let your former college adviser know that you have changed your major so that they can update their records. Please review the degree requirements of your new major using the degree audit found in My Online Services on ISIS or in the online catalog.
I have 2 exams scheduled at the same time. What do I do?
In most cases, exam conflicts can be resolved easily. Please review the information regarding exam conflicts and examination policies. If you have additional questions that are not answered in this policy statement, please contact the Office of the University Registrar at (352) 392-1374 for assistance.
How can I receive a copy of a course description?
If the course was taken in 1999 or after, the description can be found in the graduate and undergraduate course catalogs. If the course was taken prior to 1999, the university will provide copies of the course descriptions. It generally takes 3-5 business days to process these requests. We will send the information to the student or a third party designated by the student. There are several ways to request this information. 1. You may come to 222 Criser Hall and complete the Course Description Request form. We will either mail the course descriptions to you or you may come and pick them up. 2. You may fax a request form to the Registrar’s Office at 352-846-1126. Please complete the form as accurately as possible so we can correctly identify the courses. 3. You may mail this information to us at: Office of the University Registrar PO Box 114000 Gainesville FL 32611-4000 Attn: Records 4. You may call us at (352) 392-1374, with your request. 5. You may fax your request to us at (352) 846-1126.
How can I get information on the College Level Academic Skills Requirement (CLAST)?
The College Level Academic Skills Requirement (CLASR) was discontinued effective July 2011. The College Level Academic Skills Requirement (CLASR) was designed to measure the communication and computation skills judged by Florida statutes and the State Board of Education as necessary for successful performance and progression through the baccalaureate level. Satisfaction was achieved through approved course work, and SAT/ACT test scores. There were four categories: essay, English language skills (writing), reading and mathematics. All students needed to meet the requirement to demonstrate competency of basic college communications and mathematics skills. Completing CLASR was required for (1) award of an associate of arts degree from a Florida public community college or university or (2) receipt of a baccalaureate degree from a Florida public university. You may call to discuss your questions about CLAST/CLASR at (352)392-1374, or visit us at the Registrar Information Counter in 222 Criser Hall.
How much does it cost to repeat a course?
By action of the legislature, the State University System implemented a course fee surcharge for undergraduate courses. Any fee liable undergraduate course taken at UF three or more times, in or subsequent to Fall 1997, will be subject to a repeat course surcharge of 100% of the full cost of instruction. This fee will be calculated annually. Florida Statute 240.124 and Florida Administrative Code Rule 6C-7.001 mandates this fee. The purpose of this surcharge is to discourage repeating courses unnecessarily. All students, regardless of classification or residency status, will be assessed the fee. Billing questions should be directed to the University Bursar in 113 Criser Hall or (352) 392-0181. The current fee is on Student Fee Calculation (see Notes).
How can I keep my address and telephone number from being given to others? Do you have some kind of privacy policy?
We are not able to selectively remove only the address and/or telephone number from a student’s public record. Directory information that can be released includes your name, address, email address, listed telephone number(s), class and college, major field of study, dates of attendance, enrollment status (for example, undergraduate or graduate; full-time or part-time), degrees and awards received from the university, and the most previous educational institution attended. Students may restrict personal contact information from the University of Florida directory without requesting a full privacy hold. You can do this by changing your profile in UF’s online phone book to Do Not Publish. Go to my.ufl.edu > My Account > Update My Directory Profile. This option will prevent your contact information from being published in the UF Online Phone Book. However, restricting information on the web will not prevent the Office of the University Registrar from providing your directory information in other formats. If you select this option, your directory information still can, and will be provided to those requesting it in writing or by telephone. Further, this does not guarantee that information will not be released on the web by UF clubs or organizations to which you belong. Directory Information is not treated as confidential and may be disclosed by the university without student consent unless the student requests nondisclosure. Students may place a privacy hold on their educational record to prevent the release of directory information to third parties, but only while they are enrolled at the university. A privacy hold expires only when the student requests its removal in writing. Students can place a privacy hold on their student record by completing the Restriction of Directory Information form at the Office of the University Registrar in 222 Criser Hall. Valid picture identification is required when submitting the form. Once a student has placed a privacy hold, a student’s directory information will not be released to third parties or to the student over the telephone. Please contact us at (352) 392-1374 with any questions concerning Privacy Holds.
How can students and alumni change their address with the University of Florida?
If you are current or former student with access to ISIS, you may update both your current and/or permanent address online at GatorDex. This requires an active GatorLink username and password. Go to ISIS. Once in ISIS choose the Personal Info link under My Resources and select Address Updates. Follow the instructions carefully (i.e. no punctuation, accepted abbreviations, etc.) so your address can be verified and updated within 48 hours. Former students who do not currently have an active GatorLink account must submit address changes in writing to Office of the University Registrar, PO Box 114000, Gainesville, FL 32611-4000. In addition to your local and permanent home mailing addresses, please include your name, social security number or UFID, dates of attendance, e-mail address or daytime phone number and your signature.
As a third party, how do I receive verification of enrollment and/or degree for students who attend/attended the University of Florida?
The National Student Clearinghouse is now our authorized agent for providing confirmation of enrollment and degree. If you are an employer or background screening firm requesting this information, please contact the National Student Clearinghouse at: Web: http://www.studentclearinghouse.org Phone: 703-742-4200 Fax: 703-742-4239 E-mail: degreeverify@studentclearinghouse.org Mail: National Student Clearinghouse 13454 Sunrise Valley Dr, Suite 300 Herndon, VA 20171
How can I prove that I am a student at UF?
Enrollment verifications may be obtained for current students at the Registrar Information Counter in 222 Criser Hall or request a mailed copy online through ISIS. For currently enrolled students, enrollment verifications are available after the official drop/add period has ended for the semester. Critical dates can be found in the catalog Dates and Deadlines. Information that may be included is: the student’s name, class and college, major field of study, and dates and status of current attendance at the university. If the student needs any other information (i.e. grade point average), the student will need to order an official transcript. Former students can obtain enrollment and degree information from The National Student Clearinghouse or by purchasing an official transcript. National Student Clearinghouse information Web: http://www.studentclearinghouse.org Phone: 703-742-4200 Fax: 703-742-4239 E-mail: degreeverify@studentclearinghouse.org Mail: National Student Clearinghouse 13454 Sunrise Valley Dr. Ste 300 Herndon, VA 20171 For more information on how to obtain visit Enrollment Verification.
When is commencement?
Commencement information is available on the Registrar’s website. This information is updated when details for each semester’s ceremonies are finalized. The commencement date also is available on Critical Dates by Term.
Do I need to apply to graduate?
Students must complete a degree application so that your college can be notified and your diploma can be ordered. The application is good only for the term designated. If your plans change and you do not graduate, please submit a new degree application for the term when you next expect to receive your degree. Please complete the degree application by the published deadline. The degree and Associate of Arts certificate application is available onISIS. On the left-hand side of the screen under My Online Services, open ‘My Record’ and select “Degree Application”. If you missed the deadline, use the Late Application to apply. Please be sure to get the appropriate signature before turning the form into the Registrar’s Office in 222 Criser Hall. If you have additional questions concerning the application process, please call the Office of the University Registrar at (352) 392-1374, ext. 7237.
When will I receive my diploma?
Congratulations on obtaining your degree. Diplomas will be mailed to the student’s permanent home address. Please check Commencement Information and choose “Important Dates for Students” to verify when diplomas will be mailed. It is very important that your permanent home address is listed correctly in the directory, as we cannot forward diplomas. Information on how to change your address is available online. Follow the links and instructions to change your address. You may also access the directory to change your directory information.
Can I take classes at another college/university for a semester?
Yes, students may attend other schools as a transient student. Please see your academic adviser for approval and infromation. It is recommended that you contact the school you plan to attend to find out their registration requirements and deadlines. Transient forms can also be completed electronically. These forms will automatically be routed to your college for adviser approval, the Registrar for certification, and to the school you indicate you will attend. You will be apprised of the status of this application by e-mail. Upon completing the course, university regulations require that an official transcript be sent to us so that the course can be applied to your official University of Florida transcript. Please visit the Registrar’s Office where you are attending and submit a request to send your transcript to UF
I am not an admitted student at UF. Can I still take classes at your university?
Thank you for your interest in the University of Florida. Yes, non-students may attend UF as a non-degree student. The form with instructions is available online. The non-degree form requires the dean’s, or their designee’s, signature from the college offering the course. In addition, students must supply immunization records to the Student Health Care Center. We encourage students to complete and submit the paperwork the week before the semester starts to the Office of the University Registrar in 222 Criser Hall. However, all paperwork can be completed during the non-degree registration (drop/add) period during normal business hours. All dates for registration and tuition deadlines can be found on Academic Calendars by Term. The online Schedule of Courses provides an up-to-date listing of courses offered for the term. There is no minimum number of classes or credit hours required for non-degree seeking students. Tuition and Fee information can be found online. Students may pay for classes on ISIS (choose Make a Payment in the Financial Information Side Menu). If you require information about on-campus housing, contact theDepartment of Housing and Residence Education at (352)392-2161. For information about off-campus housing contact Off-Campus Life, a part of the Dean of Students Office, at (352)392-1261.
What is a degree audit?
The degree audit (also referred to as Universal Tracking-UT) is an online electronic system that monitors the progress of all undergraduate majors toward graduation. The degree audit helps students find the best academic path to complete their degree, provides academic advice for choosing the most appropriate major as soon as possible, and provides feedback each semester on academic progress. Students with questions concerning the degree audit should speak with their academic advisor. Students may view their degree audit by visiting ISIS and clicking on Degree Audits under My Online Services (left hand menu).
Do I need to take CLEP tests?
Information regarding the CLEP/Acceleration Option for students who have a Florida Bright Futures scholarship can be found on theAcademic Advising web site. Please review this information carefully. Go here for information on registering for CLEP exams.
Can a student withdraw from ALL classes using ISIS?
Students may cancel their registration prior to the end of the official drop/add period by dropping all courses using ISIS. Withdrawing means that a student is dropping all their classes after the official drop/add period has ended when ISIS is no longer available. If a student must withdraw from the current semester after the initial week of classes, the Office of the University Registrar in 222 Criser Hall will assist them with the withdrawal process. For more detailed information on the withdrawal process visit the registrar web site or call the Registrar’s Office at (352) 392-1374, extension 7237.
How can I drop a class after registration and drop/add has ended?
After the official drop/add period has ended, students must contact their college advising offices for direction. Please refer to the critical dates calendar in the online catalog for specific deadlines by term.
Where do I register for classes?
Students register for classes online using a computer to access ISIS. Prior to registration students will be required to review Registration Prep. If you need help with registration, please do the following: * For academic advisement, contact your college advising office. * For course offering assistance, or for department controlled courses (DEP-X), contact the department offering the course. The department location and phone number are available on the schedule of courses. *For technical help with ISIS, please call the Office of the University Registrar at (352) 392-1374, extension 7237 or come to 222 Criser Hall. *Honors students may request help at the Honors Office, 140 Tigert Hall, 392-1519.
How can I take a course pass-fail?
Information for taking a course pass-fail can be found in the online catalog under Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory (S-U) Grade Option. The S-U Option form is available at the Registrar Information Counter in 222 Criser Hall. Students must submit the approved form by the deadline for the current term. Deadlines are available in the online catalog and on the UF Registrar’s website.
What happens if I am dismissed for poor academic performance?
Students who are concerned about there academic performance should speak with an adviser from their college. Advisers will help students understand all options available to assist them. Information about Academic Progress is available in the online catalog.
Where can I find information on UF grading policies?
Information on grades and the grading policy are available online in the university catalogs. For graduate students, the information is available under General Regulations. For undergraduate students, the information is available underAcademic Regulations.
How can I get a grade changed?
Students who have questions about a grade received for a course should contact the instructor as soon as possible. If an error has been made, the instructor will submit the paperwork to change the grade. If the instructor is not available, students should contact the department offering the course. Students may view their transcript on ISIS (My Online Services> My Record > Transcripts)
Can I repeat a course I’ve already taken to improve my grade?
Yes, students may repeat courses. Generally, University of Florida course work that is repeated is calculated in the computation of a student’s UF grade point average as many times as grades of “below C” for that course are recorded, although credit hours will be awarded only once. However, when a student earns a grade of “C” or higher in a course, repeats that course, and earns a “C” or higher on the subsequent enrollment, the new grade is not computed into the UF grade point average nor are additional credits awarded. The complete Repeat Course Policy statement can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under Academic Regulations > Grades/Grading Policies >Repeat Course Work. Contact the Office of the University Registrar if you have additional questions at (352) 392-1374, extension 7237. Remember to check ISIS frequently for important information and dates on ISIS.
When will my grades be mailed to me for this semester?
Grades are no longer mailed to students at the end of the semester. At the completion of each semester, grades are available online the Tuesday after commencement in the late evening. Students may view their grades on ISIS. Select the Transcripts link > View Unofficial Transcript under My Online Services > My Record in the left-hand menu. The Wednesday following commencement Official Transcripts will be available. The most common reason for grades being unavailable is a financial hold. Please contact University Financial Services in 113 Criser Hall or call (352) 392-0181 to resolve any financial holds. Holds may be paid by credit or debit card on ISIS at Financial Services > Make a Payment. If you need a copy of your grades, please order an official transcript at the Transcripts link on ISIS or by using the Registrar Computer Lab in 222 Criser Hall for immediate pick-up. You will need a credit or debit card to order transcripts online. Additional instructions are available online or stop by the Office of the University Registrar in 222 Criser Hall with a valid picture ID for assistance.
How can I receive my official University of Florida transcript?
The Office of the University Registrar maintains transcripts for all current or former students. All University of Florida students born in 1957 or later should order their official transcript on ISIS for the most expeditious service. Official transcripts ordered on ISIS are mailed out the following business day. To order on line you will need a valid GatorLink username and password and credit card. Former students who have a GatorLink account, but no longer have access, should contact the GatorLink Help Desk at 352-392-4357 to reactivate their account. Former Students born in 1956 or earlier may need their transcripts moved to our online format before they can be ordered and mailed. More information on requesting that your transcript be converted to an online record can be found here. Transcripts cannot be ordered by fax, telephone or e-mail since payment is required. If you have never created a GatorLink account take these steps to create one:
It says there is no UFID with my social security number and date of birth.
Your student directory file may be missing your date of birth. We apologize for the inconvenience, but in order to release your UFID, or allow you to look it up, we will need the following information faxed to the Office of the University Registrar at 352-846-1126: NEED UFID: The name under which you applied Your date of birth Your email address Your address A copy of your driver’s license/passport showing your signature and date of birth Your handwritten signature When we identify your student record and UFID, we will email the ID to you. With your UFID, you can create your GatorLink account. Once you have your GatorLink account with a GatorLink user name and password, you will be able to check your student records on ISIS. Thank you for your patience.
Why doesn’t my UFID work when I’m looking up my records on ISIS?
With the change from social security numbers to UFIDs, the PIN system for security access to your confidential records was converted to GatorLink authentication. Students will use their GatorLink ID user name and GatorLink password to access secure records on ISIS. If you have forgotten your GatorLink user name and password, please contact the CIRCA help desk. They are located at E520 CSE. You may call them at 352-392-HELP (4357) or email them at helpdesk@ufl.edu
Why doesn’t my UFID work when I’m looking up my records on ISIS?
With the change from social security numbers to UFIDs, the PIN system for security access to your confidential records was converted to GatorLink authentication. Students will use their GatorLink ID user name and GatorLink password to access secure records on ISIS. If you have forgotten your GatorLink user name and password, please contact the CIRCA help desk. They are located at E520 CSE. You may call them at 352-392-HELP (4357) or email them at helpdesk@ufl.edu.
I’m an applicant to the University of Florida. How do I find my UFID?
The UFID is a unique eight (8) digit number that will link all of your records at the University of Florida. You can find your UFID online. You will need your social security number or temporary student ID and your date of birth to look up your UFID. If you do not have either a social security number or temporary student ID, please call the Office of Admissions for assistance at (352) 392-1365. Thank you for your interest in the University of Florida.
I’m eligible for GI Bill or veterans benefits. Where can I find information about applying for them?
The university has a VA Counselor in the Office of the University Registrar, 222 Criser Hall. VA Work Study students and staff are available during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, to assist you with your paperwork and answer any questions you may have about your benefits. You may also call them at (352) 392-1374 ext. 7013.
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UF Home Page

How do I create a link on the UF Web Site Listing?
Units can request a change to the UF Web Site Listing at the Link Registration page. However, please note that the listing is limited to University of Florida departments or organizations whose sites are hosted on university servers (grove.ufl.edu, nersp.cns.ufl.edu, etc.).
How can I find a person through the UF Home Page?
The Electronic Phonebook and E-mail Directory is included on the UF Search and Directories page. A search for a person’s name or e-mail address will give you their address, phone number and other contact information. This page is intended to be a one-stop “find it” address for UF. If you still cannot find the individual you are looking for, you may want to contact their department through the search engine, theCollege and Schools page or the Web site listing.
How do I change my phone number, e-mail address or other contact information in UF’s Electronic Phonebook Directory?
Students, faculty and staff can change their displayed e-mail address by choosing to “Modify” their account on the GatorLink web site. On the Modify menu, choose “Preferred email”. Current students can change their address information online throughISIS or by visiting the Office of the Registrar, 202 Criser Hall. Faculty and staff can contact their unit’s phonebook coordinator to change their office information and e-mail address, or the appropriate personnel office to change their home information. To identify your unit’s coordinator, please contact the UF Computing Help Desk at (352) 392-HELP or helpdesk@ufl.edu. The personnel offices can be reached at: A&P: Personnel Processing at 392-1204 Faculty: Academic Personnel at 392-1251 USPS: Personnel Processing at 392-1204 OPS: Personnel Processing at 392-1204
How can I get my web site indexed by the UF search engine?
The UF search engine is scheduled to search for and index new UF web sites daily. To help the search engine find your site, please request a new entry in the Web site listing. Please note: The UF search engine will only search pages in the University of Florida domain – those that end in “ufl.edu” (www.ufl.edu, www.isis.ufl.edu, iml.jou.ufl.edu, etc.).
How can I get permission to use official UF graphics, logos or photos?
Individuals within the unviversity who wish to use an official UF logo or graphic, should refer to the UF Graphic Standards Policy at for instructions. Individuals and organizations outside the university must first obtain written permission by contacting the university’s licensing coordinator at (352) 375-4683. Anyone who wants to use a photo of campus from the UF Home Page, should visit University Relations Photography Services. Please Note: The name, marks and image of the University of Florida cannot be used to imply or suggest endorsement of any product or service not provided by the university. The university’s wordmark, seal and other marks are registered and protected by law.
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Libraries

Can I connect my computer to the internet in the Library?
Can I connect my computer to the internet in the Library? Wireless access is available throughout the UF Libraries. More information about this and other technologies available in our libraries is available for: Other wireless access around campus can be found on the Wireless Coverage Map.
How can I contact a librarian for research or general assistance?
In addition to coming to a campus library to ask for assistance at a reference desk, “Ask A Librarian” is available so that you may interact with a librarian online, submit reference questions via a web form or email, or telephone with general inquiries.
How do I get a library card to check out items from the UF Libraries or to use for gaining access to library electronic resources when connecting from home, etc.?
UF students, faculty, and staff use the Gator 1 identification card as their library card for checking out materials. To activate your card for checkout use, present it at any library circulation desk.   If you are not affiliated with UF, you may be able to get a courtesy borrower’s card to borrow books. See “Borrower Status” links on the Loan Policies page for more information   Visitors who plan to use a computer may sign up for a free guest computer account at the Circulation Desk.  These must be renewed every 14 days.
What hours are the UF Libraries open?
The UF Libraries have a “regular” schedule when classes are in session, and “special” schedules during intersessions and holidays. See current Library Hours.
What are the phone numbers of the UF Libraries?
Public service desk telephone numbers Department telephone and fax numbers Staff telephone directory Collection manager telephone numbers
Does the library offer any special services for users having disabilities?
Fortunately, many library services are now available to all users online and accessible from home. Users with disabilities may benefit greatly from this. View the guide to special services for users with disabilities.
Does the library have any journal articles online?
The UF Libraries subscribe to many electronic journals and article databases. Note: While most E-Journals and article services are available to anyone from UF Libraries’ workstations, license agreements limit access from outside the libraries to current UF students, faculty, and staff.
Is the UF Libraries’ Catalog available online?
The UF Libraries’ Catalog is available to anyone via the Web.
Where can I return books?
Library materials may be returned at any UF library location. Exceptions: interlibrary loans, reserves, videos, and items from the Map & Imagery and Mead Libraries. A drive-up bookdrop is available at Library West. Books returned after the library closes are checked in the next day using the previous day’s date so that undeserved fines are not charged. You can also see locations of bookdrops at the Health Science Center Libraries.
Is it possible to renew books online without bringing them to the library?
Most books may be renewed on the Web using the Online Renewal Service. Some items may not be able to be renewed, so watch carefully for messages when attempting to renew items. As a courtesy, email messages are normally sent informing borrowers of upcoming due dates.
How do I copy and print in the library?
Each library offers black and white copying/printing. Color copiers/printers are available at Marston Science Library, Architecture & Fine Arts Library and Health Science Center Library. Black and white printouts/copies cost $.10 per page, and color printouts/copies cost $.50 per page. You pay for printing by swiping your Gator1 card at the copier/printer to access your Gator vending account. Please visit http://www.gator1.ufl.edu/vending/librarycopiers.asp to learn how to add funds to your vending account. See more information about printing and copying.
For how long may library books and other materials be borrowed?
Smathers Libraries* — Most circulating materials are charged out to undergraduate students and courtesy borrowers for 3 weeks, UF graduate students and UF staff for 8 weeks, and longer to UF faculty. Some items (e.g., special loan materials within the active collection, reserve items, video recordings) do not circulate or circulate for shorter periods. More details are available athttp://www.uflib.ufl.edu/as/circ.html . Health Science Center Library policies are available at http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/services/index.htm#circulation . *Smathers Libraries includes Library West, the Architecture and Fine Arts Library, the Education Library, Marston Science Library, Smathers Library (Latin American Collection) and Health Science Center Libraries.
What are the libraries’ Web sites?
The Smathers Libraries site is at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/. Links to other campus libraries and collection pages are available there by selecting “Libraries and Collections”.
Can I connect to library electronic resources outside the library?
While most library database services are available to anyone from UF Libraries’ workstations, license agreements limit access from outside the libraries to current UF students, faculty, and staff. When connecting to services from off-campus, you must confirm your current affiliation with UF. Information on connecting from off-campus is available athttp://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ufproxy.html . The Health Science Center Library Guide is athttp://www.library.health.ufl.edu/information/connect.html .
Where are the different UF Libraries located?
Maps and directions to the 9 library facilities on the UF campus are available at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/libcoll.html .
Does the library offer any special services for distance learners?
How can I contact a Library Subject Specialist?
SMATHERS LIBRARIES* — See http://apps.uflib.ufl.edu/staffdir/SubjectSpecialist.aspx *SMATHERS LIBRARIES includes Library West, the Architecture and Fine Arts Library, the Education Library, Marston Science Library, Smathers Library (East) Latin American Collection, and Health Science Center Libraries.
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Housing

How do I select my room on-campus?
Your room selection date and time is based on the date that you applied for UF on-campus housing and submitted your $25 Housing Application Fee (this is why it is so important to sign up as early as possible!). During your selection date and time, you will login to the myHousing Portal (located at https://my.housing.ufl.edu/) to select a room. On the left side of the screen, you will select the Room Signup option. You will then be able to search for available spaces by area, building, room type, and number of available spaces in the room. You can choose a roommate based on room availability.   What if I search and find there are no rooms available? If you have a contract, you are guaranteed a room. At some point over the summer room availability will be limited as we wait for cancellations. Once room cancelation requests are processed rooms are freed up all over campus. See www.Facebook.com/UFHousing for updates. What if I select a room and then change my mind? You will be able to change rooms as many times as you like until August 1, 2011 or you are billed for housing (whichever comes first). Bills will be generated for students who have selected their room on July 1, 2011. If you do not have an assignment at that time, you will be able to continue browsing for available space until August 1, 2011 when the room selection process is closed. If you do not select a room by the deadline, you will be manually assigned to a space. Fall/Spring Waiting List: If you are on the waiting list for Fall Semester, you will receive email notification by mid to late July letting you know whether you received on-campus housing for the Fall/Spring term or not. If you are on the Spring Waiting List, you will receive a Spring contract offer in mid-late September. Private/Single Rooms: Single rooms are offered to students in Housing Application Date order. This policy gives preference for single rooms to upper-division students who have initial housing application dates of two or three years ago. Lakeside and Keys apartments do not count as single rooms.
How do I pay my UF Housing bill?
Housing rent is due in full prior to the beginning of each semester unless you have secured a financial aid deferment. Deferments are not given automatically and must apply for via the Housing Portal. You are responsible for full rent on the date provided on your bill regardless of the status of your financial aid. Rent Due Dates Here: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/undergrad/apply/ Deferments: If you have $1,400 or more of Financial Aid for the Summer semesters or $4,500 per semester or more of Financial Aid for the Fall/Spring semesters, you are eligible to apply for a deferment on the housing portal. A deferment means you delay the due date of your rent until after the semester begins and your Financial Aid should have paid out. If your Financial Aid has not paid out by the deferment expiration date, you are responsible to pay your rent in full. More Deferment information here; http://www.housing.ufl.edu/undergrad/payments/rent-deferments/. How to Pay: 1. Online at www.My.UFL.edu by credit card or Electronic Funds Transfer. Online payments will be applied to the charge(s) with the earliest due date. 2. In person in the Main Housing Office by cash or check. SW 13th Street & Museum Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2100 Call (352) 392-2161 or e-mail houinfo@housing.ufl.edu for more help.
What type of programs are available for on-campus residents?
A variety of housing programs are organized for residents including academic and social events. Here are some great places to check out for things to do: - www.Facebook.com/UFHousing - The Inter-Residence Hall Association Calendar:http://irha.housing.ufl.edu/ - Your area government websites: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/undergrad/resources/involvement/ - Your local RA, Peer Mentor, CRA, and GHD will be able to help too! - Your residence hall cable Channel 8 (inbetween the movies) And when all else fails, check with your local RA or CRA.  
How do I find off-campus housing?
The UF Deptartment of Off Campus Life www.offcampus.ufl.edu/ can give you information about living off-campus. Make sure to review hot topics like budgeting, leasing tips, student legal services, Gainesville city codes and laws (including alcohol consumption), safety, and more at Off Campus Tips:www.offcampus.ufl.edu/top10.php#4.
What do I need to know about the UF Housing Contract?
The University of Florida is one of the few universities in the country that do not require first year students to live on-campus. That being said, almost all incoming freshman choose to live in the center of the Gator Nation for many reasons. Studies show that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their UF grade point average, overall academic experience, and overall social experience than those who live off-campus. Make sure to sign up for the true college experience by living on-campus! There are contracts available for the following periods: Fall/Spring (academic year), Spring only, Summer A, Summer B, and Summer C (Summer A + B). The contract you sign will clearly indicate the contract period. The Residence Hall Contract that you sign is a legally binding contract. You are committed to live on campus for the length of the Residence Hall Contract that you sign. DO NOT SIGN ANOTHER LEASE unless you have received formal written release from your Residence Hall Contract. We will NOT release you from your Residence Hall Contract because you signed an off-campus lease. The Housing Contract Terms and Conditions can be found at: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/undergrad/apply/.
How do I request a roommate?
UF is one of the few universities in the country that actually lets you select your own roommate for the Fall/Spring academic year. If you do not select a roommate by the last day of room selection, Housing staff will review room rosters and attempt to consolidate returning students together within the same floor/building/area so that as many incoming students can be assigned together as possible.   Where to find a roommate: Roombug: A voluntary Facebook app that you can find through the UF Housing page www.facebook.com/UFHousing. Make sure to fill out your lifestyle preferences, search for a roommate, then request your new friend as a roommate on RoomBug. Note that all matches made on RoomBug are UNOFFICIAL. You will need to select a room together during the room sign-up process. For more info on pg. 3 of the room sign-up materials: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/undergrad/room-signup/   GatorSpace: an online community to meet on-campus gators, research/collaborate info, and have a lot of fun!www.social.ufsa.ufl.edu. Start with signing on with your gatorlink & password, then set up your profile by clicking on (edit) by your name in the top right corner of the webpagecheck out communities under Workspaces > GatorSpace, and send out an activity update on the Dashboard!     How to sign up with your roommate: Have the roommate(s) UFID# ready and identify when roommate(s) are able to select their room. 1. The first student that is able should select a room when they are allowed to.   2. Now they may hold any vacancies in the same room/apartment for preferred roommate(s).   3. An email will be sent to the preferred roommate(s) after a hold is placed on a space.  Preferred roommate(s) must then log on to the Housing Portal “RoomSignup” tab and ACCEPT the space being held for them by the end of the next calendar day at 11:59 p.m. or the offer will expire. If roommate DECLINES space or fails to accept space by the deadline provided in the email, the hold will be lifted and another student may select the space. Also check out: How to Hold a Spot for a Roommate: http://youtu.be/-SLICHepVjI If you have not identified a roommate before room selection, make sure to sign up for a room when you are permitted to. Try to select a room that already has another student assigned to the room if possible.
UF Dept. of Housing Contact Information…
University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education
SW 13th Street & Museum Road
P.O. Box 112100
Gainesville, FL 32611-2100 
Main Office Phone: (352) 392-2161
 
www.housing.ufl.edu
www.facebook.com/UFHousing
www.twitter.com/UFHousing
  General Info: houinfo@housing.ufl.edu Assignments/Roommate Info: assignments@housing.ufl.edu Living Learning Community Info: More about living/learning choices   iService Desk: Is an online form that you can fill out for help with Pest Control Request, Building Services (cleaning or environmental issues), Maintenance Request, DHNet Help (internet), and Furniture Request. https://iservicedesk.housing.ufl.edu Sign in with your Gatorlink info. MyHousing Portal: helps you view your contract, select/view your room, submit your Housing Application, sign up for Rent Deferment, complete a Room Transfer. https://my.housing.ufl.edu/ Sign in with your Gatorlink info.   AREA DESKS
  • Beaty Towers Area: (352) 392-6111
  • Broward Area: (352) 392-6051
  • Graham Area: (352) 392-6021
  • Hume Area: (352) 392-6011
  • Jennings Area: (352) 392-6061
  • Keys Area: (352) 392-8107
  • Lakeside Area: (352) 392-1453
  • Murphree Area: (352) 392-6091
  • Springs Area: (352) 392-0459
  • Tolbert Area: (352) 392-6031
  • Yulee Area: (352) 392-6101
How to apply to live on-campus?
It is important to apply to live on-campus as soon as possible! Do not wait until you’ve been accepted to UF before applying to live on-campus. Assignments Process 1. Apply to UF 2. Receive UF Housing Welcome Brochure two weeks after application to UF 3. Apply for On-Campus Housing. Your Housing Application Date is the date you submit your housing application and the $25 non-refundable housing application fee. This date establishes your “place in line” to select your room and residence hall. 4. Receive e-mail confirmation after completing application. An application is not a guarantee that you will be offered housing if admitted to UF 5. Get admitted to UF (determined by UF Admissions) 6. Receive email to complete Residence Hall Contract(s) 7. Complete Residence Hall Contract(s) and submit your $200 Housing Deposit by your due date in the housing contract email. 8. Receive email confirmation after completing contract(s). This guarantees space in campus housing for the contract period. 9. Receive email with your room selection date and detailed instructions on how to choose your room. 10. Select your room from the date specified in the email. (See Room Sign-Up for more information) 11. You can choose a roommate based on room availability. (More info at http://www.questions.ufl.edu/housing/roommate/247/) 12. Move-in to the Center of the Gator Nation! Check the UF Housing Facebook (www.facebook.com/UFHousing) & www.housing.ufl.edu for updates.  Please seehttp://www.questions.ufl.edu/housing/contacts/241/ for more help
What are the official UF Residence Halls?
The UF Department of Housing and Residence Education actively strives to provide residence hall environments that foster and enhance educational and developmental opportunities for residents.
 
 
 
   
Area Halls Common Room Type Amenities Close By
Beaty Area
Beaty Towers
Shared Bedroom Apartments
Broward Dining Facility
Beaty Market
Broward Outdoor Rec
Sorority Row
Broward Beach
Norman Field
Broward Area
Broward Hall
Rawlings Hall
Traditional Double
Broward Dining Facility
Broward Outdoor Rec
Reitz Union and Food Court
Broward Beach     
Norman Field
Graham Area
Graham Hall
Simpson Hall
Trusler Hall
Traditional Double
Gator Corner Dining Ctr
Graham Oasis
Reitz Union and Food Court
Fraternity Row
Stephen O’Connell Ctr
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Flavet Field & Tennis Courts
Hume Area
Hume Hall
Double Suite
Fraternity Row
Reitz Union and Food Court
Flavet Field & Tennis Courts
Jennings Area
Jennings Hall
Traditional Double
Broward Dining Facilities
Broward Outdoor Rec
Broward Beach
FL Museum of History
Keys Area
Keys
*Upperclassmen Only
Single Bedroom Four Person Apartment
Stephen O’Connell Ctr
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Gator Corner Dining Ctr
Fraternity Row
Perry Baseball Field
Ring Tennis Pavillion
Lakeside Area
Lakeside
Single Bedroom Four Person Apartment
Southwest Rec
Harn Museum of Art
Phillips Performing Arts Ctr
Pressly Softball Stadium
Lake Alice
SW 34th Street
Murphree Area
Buckman Hall
Fletcher Hall
Murphree Hall
Sledd Hall
Thomas Hall
Varies – See website
Stephen O’Connell Ctr
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
The Hub and Food Court
Library West
Student Rec & Fitness Ctr
Racquet Club Dining
Springs Area
Springs
Double Suite
Fraternity Row
Gator Corner Dining Ctr
Stephen O’Connell Ctr
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Perry Baseball Field
Ring Tennis Pavillion
Tolbert Area
East Hall
North Hall
Riker Hall
Tolbert Hall
Weaver Hall
Traditional Double
Gator Corner Dining Ctr
Student Rec & Fitness Ctr
Stephen O’Connell Ctr
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Reitz Union and Food Court
Perry Baseball Field
Yulee Area
Mallory Hall
Reid Hall
Yulee Hall
Traditional Double
Broward Dining Facilities
Broward Outdoor Rec
Sorority Row
SW 13th Street
Norman Field
Broward Beach
   The University of Florida is very passionate about our Residence Halls, and will never refer to them as “dorms”. Beware of any facility advertising UF Dorms – they are not affiliated with the University of Florida. Please look for the official University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education logo to ensure that the communication you are receiving is really from UF.
Why should I live on-campus?
Studies show that students who live on campus have a higher UF GPA and are more satisfied with their overall academic experience and social experience than those who live off-campus. Make sure to sign up for the true college experience by living on-campus! For more information, check out Housing.ufl.edu orFacebook.com/UFHousing.
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Computing and Networking

How do I check my ufl.edu email?
If you have a GatorLink mailbox in Webmail, you can check your email on the web at http://webmail.ufl.edu. If you are using the new Office 365 email service, you can check your email on the web at outlook.com/ufl.edu. For more information about migrating to Office 365, please visit migrate.mail.ufl.edu. Visit the UF Computing Help Desk Wiki for more information on how to check your ufl.edu email.
How do I set up GatorLink email?
There are multiple ways to view your GatorLink email. One way is to visit the GatorLink Webmail site. If you would like to set up your Gatorlink email on Outlook, an iPhone, or Android phone, please visit the Help Desk Wiki for instructions.
Campus Network Connections
UF offers a wireless network for users throughout campus. Most new mobile devices—laptops, tablets and phones—will automatically detect if a wireless network is in range. Note: There is no pre-shared key. If your device asks for a preshared key (PSK) please use 802.1 option. When accessing the UF wireless network for the first time, users must connect through the ”ufinfo” wireless connection option. Users will only have access to internet pages that allow for configuration of their device. Once the device is in compliance with network security measures, additional wireless connections and internet access becomes available. For detailed instructions on how to connect, please visit the UF Computing Help Desk wiki.
What is a GatorLink account and what do I need it for?
GatorLink is used to access most campus systems, including myUFL, ISIS and UF wireless. Every current student, faculty and employee must have a GatorLink username and password. Certain affiliate groups are also eligible for GatorLink. To use GatorLink, you must agree to UF Acceptable Use Policies. Official university communications are sent to students at the username@ufl.edu email address that GatorLink provides. Faculty, staff, and students may use this mailbox or may elect to forward mail sent to this address to a different service. Services offered to all current faculty, staff, and students include the mailbox, web space, and optional charged services.
How do I get a GatorLink account?
You can create your account online at login.ufl.edu by clicking on "GatorLink Account Creation" or you can create it in person at Hub 132. GatorLink offers free baseline services, including a mailbox, email forwarding, plaza web space and campus lab access. A GatorLink computer account is required for UF students, faculty, and staff. Brochures are available in HUB 132, or visit our Help Desk wiki for more information.
Connectivity Options on Campus
All UF faculty, staff and students have access to UF Wireless, walk-up authenticated ports, and computer labs. UF visitors have access to the wireless network, “ufvisitor.” For more information on how to connect on campus, visit our Help Desk Wiki.
What do I do if my GatorLink password is expired?
If your password expired but you remember it, you can visit https://login.ufl.edu and click "Change your password". Once here, a screen will appear prompting you to enter your 8-digit UFID number. You will then be directed to a page that should allow you to change your password on your own.
What do I do if I forgot my GatorLink password?
If you forget your password, but you had previously set up a password hint, you may press on the "Forgot your Password" link at https://login.ufl.edu. If you did not set up a password hint previously, call the UF Computing Help Desk at (352)392-HELP (4357) for further assistance.
Where can I find training for specific software?
UFIT provides free Lynda.com access to all students, faculty, and staff. Lynda.com is UF’s online training resource partner, and has a library of more than 2,250 tutorials. These tutorials range from web development, animation, and video graphics to courses in business software and Microsoft SharePoint training. To access this free training, go to http://www.it.ufl.edu/training/ and click on the Lynda.com logo.
Supported Browsers For UF Websites
Please visit the UF Computing Help Desk wiki for an extensive list of supported browser by website.
myUFL Browser Requirements
For browser setting requirements for myUFL, please visit the UF Computing Help Desk wiki for step-by-step instructions.
How do I forward my GatorLink email?
Once you've moved to Office 365 all email to your @ufl.edu address will be delivered to your Office 365 mailbox. You will not be able to automatically forward your email elsewhere. If you currently forward your email elsewhere, your existing forwarding will end when your migration to Office 365 occurs. This end to automatic forwarding will affect all UF students over the coming months regardless of whether you opt-in to Office 365.  UF is making this change to ensure student email can be delivered consistently and that UF student email is protected by UF security policy.  The University cannot make these assurances with automatic forwarding in place.
How do I set up my GatorLink email on my phone?
For instructions on how to set up your GatorLink email for Webmail on your iPhone or Android phone, please visit the UF Computing Help Desk wiki. For instructions on how to set up your Office 365 email on your mobile device, please visit the UFIT wiki.
What is the cloud email service?
O365 student cloud services is a new cloud-based email service that is available as a replacement for Webmail. The new email service provides expanded mailbox storage, integrated calendaring, and access to UF’s global email address list. To learn more about cloud email services, visit the Student Cloud Services website.
How can I switch to the cloud email service?
Switching from Webmail to O365 only takes seconds of your time. Simply sign up for a migration appointment at http://migrate.mail.ufl.edu, and the contents of your mailbox will be copied over automatically on the date you’ve selected. For more information on how to make the switch, visit the Student Cloud Services website.
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Athletics

For all those interested in a walk-on tryout for the University of Florida’s basketball team.
We hold an annual walk-on tryout in mid October. You must first be enrolled as a University of Florida student and then in late September come by the basketball office to pick up the necessary paperwork to complete. Basketball office is located at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center (Directions).
What are the recruiting methods for the University of Florida’s men’s basketball team?
Tapes and videos may be sent to the assistants but the majority of the recruiting is done in the summer recruiting periods through summer camps and clinics.
Does UF still sponsor a Visa Card? If so, how can I obtain one?
Yes, the UF Athletic Association sponsors a First USA “Partner Card.” Fans may sign up at Gator basketball and football home games or contact First USA directly at 1-877-533-9656.
How do I tryout for the UF’s soccer team?
One day is set aside each year for walk-ons to try out for the soccer team. That date can be obtained by contacting the sport’s staff assistant. The staff assistant can be reached at (352) 375-4683 ext. 5554
How do I tryout for UF’s baseball team?
One day is set aside each year for walk-ons to try out for baseball. That date can be obtained by contacting the sport’s staff assistant. The staff assistant can be reached at (352) 375-4683 ext. 5554 .
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Financial Aid

Do I need to reapply for financial aid each year?
Yes. Financial aid is not automatically renewed. File your FAFSA for the appropriate academic year and submit the documents that are requested.
When should I apply for financial aid to attend UF?
Although you must be accepted for enrollment at UF before you receive a financial aid award, you should apply for aid before being admitted. The University of Florida “On-Time” Financial Aid Application Deadline is March 15 each year. Student Financial Affairs must receive the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with a calculated “Estimated Family Contribution” from the federal processor by this date for your application to be considered “on-time.” File your FAFSA weeks before the March 15 deadline to ensure that the federal processor has time to process your data and return it to SFA. Financial Aid is awarded first-come, first-served. Meeting the “On-Time” deadline gives you priority for all funds. Late applicants are considered only for aid that remains when their application file is complete. Visit the Financial Aid Calendar for this year’s current deadlines. For more information see “How to Apply.” The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
What’s the Difference Between Subsidized & Unsubsidized Loans?
If you borrow a subsidized loan, the federal government will pay the interest on your subsidized loan while you are in school at least half-time, as well as during grace and deferment periods. If you receive an ubsubsidized loan, interest starts accruing from the time the funds are disbursed to you. You are responsible for paying this interest; you can either pay it while you’re in school or let it accrue. The amount you let accrue will be added to the principal balance (capitalized). If you let your interest capitalize, it increases your loan principal balance and you will then have to pay interest on the increased loan amount. The total amount you will repay over the life of your loan will be greater than if you paid interest while you were in school. For more information, see SFA’s Loans page. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser,  is UF’s Financial Aid Office.
How Are Federal Student Loans Different From Alternative Loans?
While every student wants scholarships and grants, not everyone can cover the entire cost of college using those options. Loans can make your education possible and affordable. However, while exploring your loan options, you should consider federal student loans before any alternative options. Federal student loans feature:
  • lower and fixed interest rates,
  • generous repayment plans,
  • no prepayment penalties, and
  • no credit checks (except for PLUS loans).
In contrast, alternative loans, which may be aggressively marketed to students through TV ads, mailings, and other media, are substantially more expensive than federal loans. They generally have higher, variable interest rates that may substantially increase the total amount you have to repay. In addition, the interest rate that you receive from a private lender may depend on your credit score. Private loans may also penalize the borrower for early repayment. Alternative loans are not for everyone. They can be expensive and should only be utilized when all other federal resources, such as Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Direct PLUS Loans, have been exhausted. More Info: The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser,  is UF’s Financial Aid Office.
Where can I find information on tuition costs and UF’s cost of attendance?
UF Student Financial Affairs provides average cost of attendance estimates. The University Bursar's Office provides current tuition and fee information.
Why should I apply by the “On-Time” Deadline?
UF’s “On-Time” Financial Aid Application deadline is March 15. Students who have a complete file by the “On-Time” deadline are more likely to receive funds by the time school starts in the fall. Students who apply by the priority date are also more likely to receive funds from all programs for which they are eligible. After the priority dates, funding in many programs, especially campus-based programs such as Federal Work-Study, SEOG, and Turner Grant may be exhausted. Applying early is always to the student’s advantage. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
What is the mailing address for the UF financial aid office, and what is UF’s Federal School Code to use on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?
The address for the University of Florida’s Office for Student Financial Affairs is PO Box 114025, Gainesville, FL 32611-4025. You may use UF’s Federal School Code– 001535–instead of our mailing address when you complete the FAFSA.
What is the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program?
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program provides scholarships based on high school academic achievement. It has two award levels:
  • the Florida Academic Scholars Award
  • the Florida Medallion Scholars Award
Each award level has different academic criteria for eligibility, as well as different award amounts. Awards are per credit hour. Students must submit a completed Florida Financial Aid Application during their last year in high school (after December 1 and prior to graduation). Students must also annually complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA does not have to indicate financial need; however, it must be complete and processed error-free prior to a student’s first disbursement of the academic year. For more information about Florida Bright Futures including specific award amounts, see SFA’s Bright Futures page. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
How do I apply for financial aid?
File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using FAFSA on the Web. You may apply as early as, but not before, January 1 each year. Students must reapply each year—financial aid is not renewed automatically. More information is available on SFA’s site, on the “How To Apply” page. Students or parents may also wish to download the Gator Aid Application Guide from our publications page. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
How do I apply for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship (FBFS) Program?
Go to the Department of Education’s Florida Bright Futures website. You may also contact your high school guidance office or the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance, 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1314 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400; 1-888-827-2004 (toll-free) Information is also available through UF’s Student Financial Affairswebsite.
How will I receive my Florida Bright Futures Scholarship?
Before the beginning of each semester, the Florida Department of Education will forward funds to the University. Your Florida Bright Futures funds will be released to you according to University financial aid disbursement policies. Funding for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program begins the fall term after high school graduation for eligible students. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
How can I check my financial aid application status?
Get an update on your financial aid file online by using UF’s ISIS system. You will need your UFID to use ISIS. Using ISIS, you can find information about:
  • documents still needed to complete your financial aid file;
  • what aid you have been awarded;
  • and what money has already been disbursed.
You may also visit our Resource Center, located in S-107 Criser Hall. You can use the center's computers to access FAFSA on the Web or to print financial-aid-related documents. The Resource Center is open from 8am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. You can also print out your award summary for your own use or to provide to agencies requesting copies of your award letter. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
How is my “financial need” determined when I apply for financial aid?
The federal processor determines your individual family’s ability to contribute to the cost of education (“Expected Family Contribution”) using the information you provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a standard formula established by the U.S. Congress. After receiving your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) amount from the processor, the Office for Student Financial Affairs then subtracts your EFC from the standard student budget (average cost of attendance). In formula form: Cost of Attendance – Expected Family Contribution = Financial Need. For complete information on how your need is determined go toStudent Financial Affairs. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
Can my financial aid award change after I receive my financial aid award letter?
Yes, it can. As stated in the award letter guide which is available on ISIS, initial financial aid awards are our best estimate of what you are eligible to receive. You can view your current award information on ISIS. Under the drop down menu for financial information, choose “Financial Aid” for the correct academic year. Most changes in awards involve factors which are under your control, or of which you should be aware. Your award may be increased, reduced, or even canceled, if:
  • Your family financial circumstance changes, causing your financial need to change.
  • You receive any additional outside resources, such as a privately awarded scholarship, which was not listed on your award letter.
  • You provided incorrect data on your FAFSA.
  • You do not maintain academic progress as required by the University of Florida’s Financial Aid Academic Progress Guidelines
  • You are suspended by your college or by the University.
  • You do not enroll for the required number of hours to receive aid through the programs awarded you.
Do I have to pay taxes on the money I earn through Federal Work-Study?
Yes, Work-Study income is taxable. You will receive a W-2 from the university at the end of each year, and this form will indicate how much you made from all UF employment, including Work-Study employment in the prior year. Note that although you may have to pay taxes on Work-Study earnings, you should list those earnings as income on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but then also report them as exclusions in question #43, part C, on the FAFSA. When filling out the FAFSA, read the FAFSA booklet instructions for Worksheet C carefully. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
If I am not eligible for need-based financial aid, is anything else available?
Many scholarships, loans, and employment programs that are not based on need are available to UF students. Numerous scholarships are available based on academic or other achievement, rather than financial need. Most of these scholarships are awarded through the admissions process or by the individual colleges. Some are based on both financial need and academics. Students searching for college-awarded aid may want to use SFA’s Scholarship Search Engine, a comprehensive database of college-awarded aid at the University of Florida. For more detailed information, go to the Office for Student Financial Affairs website. Students interested in loans (like Federal Direct PLUS Loans; Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Student Loans, and others) should view the Student Financial Affairs page on Loan Information. Further information on student loans is available at the Federal Student Loans site. Several student employment programs are also available that are not based on need. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
Should I apply for academic scholarships or grants after I file my FAFSA?
Scholarships and grants awarded by the UF financial aid office are based on financial need as demonstrated from the results of the FAFSA. If you file a FAFSA and meet our “On-time” Financial Aid Application Deadline, you will automatically be considered for need-based scholarships and grants. See the Financial Aid Calendar for application deadlines. The normal time-frame for receiving award notification is mid-March through early May. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
How Will My Scholarship Be Disbursed?
If your scholarship check is being sent to UF for disbursement, your donor should mail the check to: University of Florida, Office for Student Financial Affairs, Scholarship Section, P. O. Box 114025, Gainesville, FL 32611-4025. Your scholarship will be disbursed to you according to standard University of Florida disbursement procedures for financial aid and scholarships, unless the donor has provided other, specific disbursement stipulations. More information can be found on SFA’s Aid Disbursement page. If you are receiving any other type of need-based financial aid and you receive the scholarship funds directly from the donor in cash or made payable to only you, you must notify UF’s Office for Student Financial Affairs. SFA may be required under Federal regulations to adjust your financial aid package. You may want to let your donor know when your semester tuition/fees are due so your scholarship checks can arrive before the fee payment deadline. Funds are not disbursed until classes begin each semester and you are enrolled full time, but early receipt of the scholarship funds ensures that they will be available to meet fee payment deadlines. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
When and how will I get my financial aid funds?
Students generally receive financial aid by direct deposit from the University Bursar's office (UB) in S-113 Criser Hall. Due to UF’s continuing support for sustainable practices, as well as the costs associated with producing, mailing, and tracking undelivered checks, direct deposit is now required for the delivery of financial aid refunds. To sign up for direct deposit, go to my.UFL and select “Access myUFL” to login. On the top toolbar, select “Main Menu.” Choose “My Campus Finances,” then “Student Direct Deposit.” Direct Deposit is the quickest and safest way to receive your financial aid refunds. Please direct any questions about direct deposit to (352) 392-0737. For more information: SFA is the financial aid office at the University of Florida.
How do I find a student job at UF?
To search and apply for “on-campus” jobs, including all Federal Work-Study (FWS), Federal Community Service, and OPS positions, go to GatorJobs. Search for off-campus jobs through the Career Resource Center using your Gator CareerLink Account. More information: The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
When are admitted students notified of their financial aid award or of any merit scholarships they will receive?
When UF has received your electronic FAFSA information from the federal processor, and you have been admitted to UF, if you are eligible for aid, the Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) will award you an aid package based on your demonstrated need. UF awards aid on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to students who meet the March 15th “on-time” application deadline. SFA will begin the award notification process in late March and will continue to mail award letters throughout the spring and summer months. Merit scholarships are not awarded by SFA. Students are notified by the various offices or departments that are responsible for recipient selection. For more information see SFA’s Aid Programs page.
Will an additional outside scholarship affect my award?
Possibly. Each student who applies for aid is eligible for a certain amount according to their financial circumstances and educational costs. If an outside scholarship results in your receiving more aid than the federal processor indicates you are eligible to receive, you may lose other aid. This will depend upon the type of other aid you are receiving. If you receive an outside scholarship, check with your financial aid adviser to find out how or if it will affect your total package.
What Are Direct Loans?
Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents. They are designed to help pay for the cost of a student’s education. The lender is the U.S. government, rather than a private bank. More information: The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
If my parents are divorced or separated, whose financial info goes on the FAFSA?
If your natural parents are separated or divorced, use the natural parent with whom you lived the most in the past 12 months. If you lived with neither parent, or lived with each parent an equal number of days, use the parent that provided the most financial support to you over the past 12 months. If that parent has remarried, you must also include the step parent’s financial information on the application, and parent and step parent should report themselves as married on the FAFSA. Example: You have been living with your mother and stepfather for the past 12 months. You would use your mother’s income and stepfather’s income, and you would report on the FAFSA as the number in family: yourself, your mother, your stepfather, and any other children that they support. You also would report your mother’s marital status as married. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
When is financial aid distributed in the Fall?
Financial aid disbursements begin as early as the first week of classes. Loan programs also require that promissory notes, borrower acceptances/confirmation, and entrance counseling requirements be completed before loan disbursement can occur. More information - Student Financial Affairs Disbursement page - SFA’s Financial Aid Calendar
What is UF’s Withdrawal and Refunds Policy?
The University of Florida has established an equitable refund policy for students who find it necessary to drop a course or withdraw from enrollment. That policy is described in detail in the University of Florida Undergraduate Catalog and in the Gator Aid financial aid handbook. Details on the withdrawal and refunds policies are available from the Office for Student Financial Affairs on request. For more information: Student Financial Affairs page on Withdrawals/Refunds The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
Do I need to include financial aid I have received as “taxable income”?
Yes. Students who receive financial aid must report part of their financial aid as taxable income on their income tax returns. What must you include? Funds you receive (from scholarships, benefits, fellowships, and grants from the University of Florida or any other source) that, combined, exceed the cost of your tuition, fees, books, and required equipment and supplies. Income from Federal Pell Grants is counted; University of Florida loans and federal loans are not. Since you must report such funds to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as income, you should keep a detailed record of your expenditures for tuition, fees, books, and required equipment and supplies. Housing and food are non-exempt, so money spent on these items is subject to income tax. If you report financial aid on your tax returns, be sure to write “schol” and the amount reported on the tax return next to the wages line, and to list the same amount on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as the answer to Worksheet C (question 46 or 80). For more information, consult the IRS, your income tax form instruction booklet, your FAFSA instructions, and/or your personal tax adviser. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
As a graduate international student, what financial aid can I get?
Federal loans and work programs are the usual types of aid that are available for graduate students. To be eligible for aid administered through UF’s financial aid office, you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. If you are not a U.S. citizen or an otherwise eligible non-citizen, you may obtain more information regarding eligibility requirements and other sources of aid for international students from the UF International Center’s website. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
What are grad student financial aid “Satisfactory Academic Progress” guidelines?
University of Florida students receiving financial aid are required to be in good standing and maintain “satisfactory academic progress.” In general, graduate students must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA or the academic standards required by their department, whichever is higher; receive a degree after carrying 70 hours at the graduate level for a master’s degree, or 120 hours for a doctoral degree program; and earn 75% of their credit hours carried at the graduate level. For more information see SFA’s Academic Progress page. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
Will I be considered “Dependent” or” Independent” for financial aid purposes?
FAFSA on the Web has a convenient, easy to use  Dependency Status Worksheet to aid students and parents in determining their dependency status. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
Is financial aid available for out-of-state students?
Yes. Financial aid is available for out-of-state students. When awarding financial aid, UF does not treat out-of-state students differently than in-state students, except that the cost of attendance used for an out-of-state student is higher than that used for an in-state student. For financial aid purposes, need is determined by the following formula: Costs of Attendance – Family Contribution = Financial Need. For more information see SFA’s page on Determining Financial Need. Please note that there are some programs for which only Florida residents qualify.
How does textbook deferment work at UF?
The UF Bookstore offers text book deferments to students who are receiving a predetermined amount of financial aid each semester. The UF Bookstore establishes an amount of credit that you can use to purchase books and supplies. These charges are placed on your UF accounts receivable account and are deducted from your financial aid when your aid is disbursed. Regulations specify that bookstore charges may not be paid for from federal Title IV funds unless you have submitted a Permission to Authorize Payment Agreement with University Financial Services. To complete this authorization, got to myUFL, choose “My Campus Finances,” then “Charges & Payments,” then “Student Permissions.” There is no special application for a bookstore deferment. If you are eligible for a textbook deferment, your approval will be indicated on the “View Course Textbook Requirements” page through ISIS.
What is “Satisfactory Academic Progress” for financial aid purposes?
Satisfactory academic progress is a set of federal, state, and institutional guidelines for students receiving financial assistance. If a student fails to maintain satisfactory academic progress, s/he will be placed on warning, probation, suspension or termination status. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
Can the University estimate my eligibility for financial aid?
The University cannot determine or estimate the amount of financial aid for which you might qualify until the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) have been received from the federal processor. The federal processor determines your eligibility from information you and your family supply on the FAFSA. However, you may want to use the UF Net Price Calculator or the FAFSA Forecaster to get an idea of the types and amounts of financial for which you MAY qualify. While these tools are not a means of determining actual financial aid eligibility, they are provided as planning tools. For more information: Student Financial Affairs page on how your need is determined. Finaid.org’s page on Expected Family Contribution Calculator The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
How will I receive my private scholarship money from UF?
Your scholarship donor may provide instructions in a cover letter on how the scholarship funds are to be disbursed to you. If no specific instructions are provided, the University of Florida (UF) pays your scholarship funds to you according to the disbursement procedure for financial aid and scholarships. Also, see Student Financial Affairs page on disbursement information. If you are receiving any other type of need-based financial aid and receive the scholarship funds directly from the donor in cash or made payable to only you, you must notify UF’s Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA). SFA may be required under federal regulations to adjust your financial aid package. You may want to let your donor know when your semester tuition/fees are due so your scholarship checks can arrive before the fee payment deadline. Funds are not disbursed until classes begin each semester and you are enrolled full time, but early receipt of the scholarship funds from donors ensures that they will be available to meet fee payment deadlines. If your donor is mailing your scholarship check to UF for disbursement, the check should be mailed to: University of Florida, Office for Student Financial Affairs, Scholarship Section, P. O. Box 114025, Gainesville, FL 32611-4025.
What is UF’s school code to apply for financial aid on the FAFSA?
UF’s Title IV code is 001535. You can find this code, as well as everything you ever wanted to know about financial aid, on UF’s Office for Student Financial Affairs web page, and more specifically, SFA’s Applying For Aid page. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
My parents don’t give me money. Am I “Independent” for financial aid purposes?
FAFSA on the Web has a convenient, easy to use online Dependency Status Worksheet to aid students and parents in determining their dependency status. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
What happens to my financial aid status if I withdraw from school?
Depending upon when you withdraw from school, you may be required to repay a specified percentage of any aid you have received in the term in which you are withdrawing, since the funds you receive are designed to help you meet your living expenses for the entire term. Check with your financial aid adviser before withdrawing from school. For more complete information see UF Withdrawal & Refunds Policies The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
Are there unusual circumstances that can affect my financial aid award?
If any of the following circumstances apply to you/your family, check with your financial aid adviser immediately to see if this might affect your financial aid application.
  • Divorce of parents, or you from your spouse.
  • Death of a major wage earner
  • Loss of employment of a major wage earner
  • Loss of other income or benefits (such as Social Security, child support, or alimony) by you, your parents, or your spouse.
For more information see SFA’s Financial Aid Policies That Effect You. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
Can international students get state or federal funded scholarships?
As a student attending the university on a student visa, you are not eligible to receive funding from state or federal programs administered by the UF Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA). However, you may be eligible for scholarships awarded by the various colleges or private organizations. For more information see SFA’s International Students page. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
Will our savings and other assets be considered when our financial need is being determined for purposes of receiving financial aid at UF?
Family assets, such as stocks and bonds, net business worth, and savings are taken into account in determining UF’s expected family contribution toward a student’s education. Eligibility for federal financial aid funds is determined by rules set by the federal government that provide, among other things, allowances for retirement needs in computing this contribution.
Can I avoid future tuition increases and buy credit hours now (e.g., purchase 45 hours today and use them over the next year or so)?
The Florida Prepaid College Plan locks in the cost of college tuition and local fees at today’s prices, guaranteed. For more information, visit the Florida Prepaid College Board or call 1-800-552-GRAD.
What is the annual tuition for a beginning freshmen?
The University Bursar keeps a current listing of cost per credit hour for both Florida residents and Non-Florida residents. Undergraduate students normally take 12-15 credit hours per term, with two terms per year.
How do I report additional aid resources not reflected on my award letter?
Financial aid awards can be updated and corrected and revised award notices issued via email to reflect changes in a student’s aid award. Students must report any aid they will be receiving from any source if it is not listed on their financial aid Awards and Disbursement page in ISIS. To report this aid, students should use ISIS, “Additional Aid Reporting.”
I originally reported $2,000 in savings on my FAFSA. I have since purchased a car. Can I update the amount I have in savings?
No. You must report asset information as of the date you sign the original FAFSA. You cannot update your asset information. For more information see a financial aid adviser at the Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall (Office Hours).
Is financial aid is available to graduate students?
Loans and work programs are the primary aid programs available to graduate students. UF graduate students are not eligible for Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, or other institutional grants with the exception of the UF Graduate Grant. The UF Graduate Grant is awarded to graduate students who meet the March 15 “on-time” application deadline and who demonstrate exceptional financial need as determined from the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information see Student Financial Affairs’ Graduate Aid Information.
Does UF offer tuition fee waivers for out-of-state residents?
The University of Florida Admissions Office does provide out-of-state tuition reductions to a limited number of top entering freshman who are non-Florida residents. For more information, contact the UFAdmissions Office at (352) 392-1365. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
Medical Expenses and Financial Aid Awards
Medical and dental expenses paid that exceed the family’s base-year income by more than five percent may be taken into consideration through an appeal process with the financial aid office. To obtain a Financial Aid Revision Petition, you must contact a financial aid adviser in the UF Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA), S-107 Criser Hall, to discuss your individual situation. For more information, see SFA’s “Petitioning Your Aid”.
What do I do if the federal processor says I am selected for verification?
Each year, about 30 percent of students’ financial aid applications nationwide are chosen for “verification,” a process of confirming data supplied by the applicant and/or parents on aid applications. Through verification, UF resolves discrepancies on students’ aid applications. UF’s participation in the Federal Quality Assurance Program allows us to establish verification criteria for UF and determine which student files must be verified. Because of this, you should disregard any statement on your Federal Student Aid Report that you are being verified. If your application is selected for verification or quality assurance, or if there are discrepancies on your aid application information, you will receive an e-mail from us alerting you to check your financial aid status on ISIS to determine which documents to provide. Aid funds cannot be disbursed to you until you have submitted all requested documents and the accuracy of your information has been checked. Do not submit any documents unless we request that you do so.
What is “Entrance Counseling?"
If you are a first-time borrower, you must complete an entrance counseling session before your money is disbursed to you. The entrance counseling session provides you with useful tips & tools to help you develop a budget for managing your education expenses. Entrance counseling also helps you understand the responsibilities incurred when accepting an educational loan. Federal Direct Loan borrowers should complete Entrance Counseling using Studentloans.gov Federal Perkins Loans borrowers are mailed Entrance Counseling materials by The University Bursar (UB). Student borrowers will need to complete, sign, and return the documentation. For more information on Entrance Counseling, see UFS’ Loan Counseling page.
What is Federal Work-Study?
Federal Work-Study is a need-based financial aid award made to enrolled, degree-seeking students. Work-study employers pay only a portion of the student’s earnings, and financial aid funds pay the other portion. Consequently, work-study students are desirable to employers.
What is a “Standard Student Budget,” or “Average Cost of Attendance?”
The “Average Cost of Attendance” is the amount the University estimates it costs to attend college for the academic year. Costs include: tuition/fees, computer costs, books and supplies, housing, meals, transportation, clothing maintenance, health insurance, and personal expenses. Budgets are calculated for undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students, living on- and off-campus. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
After refusing a student loan can I change my mind and take it back?
If you have canceled a Federal Direct Student Loan and now wish to receive one, you must contact a financial aid adviser and put in a request to reprocess a new loan. If you have refused a Federal Perkins Loan, you must contact a financial aid adviser. Reinstatement of refused Perkins Loans funds is contingent upon fund availability. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
How do I apply for Federal Student Loans (Direct Loans)?
To apply for a subsidized or unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Graduate students and parents of dependent undergraduates can apply for Federal Direct PLUS Loans by completing the FAFSA and an online PLUS Loan application using studentloans.gov. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
Does the Florida Bright Futures Program cover graduate school tuition?
Bright Futures Scholarship recipients who graduate with a baccalaureate degree in the 2010-11 academic year or thereafter may be funded for one semester of graduate study, not to exceed 15 semester hours paid at the undergraduate rate if they meet the following requirements: • Earn their baccalaureate degree in seven semesters or fewer OR • Earn their baccalaureate degree in 105 semester hours or fewer AND • Have time remaining on their program
How does the Florida Bright Futures Program calculate my GPA?
Information on the criteria used by the Florida Office for Student Financial Assistance in Tallahassee for determining initial award eligibility can be found at Florida Bright Futures.
Who is my Financial Aid Adviser?
Student Financial Affairs (SFA) Financial Aid Advising Teams provide personal financial aid counseling for students and prospective students and their families. The financial aid advising area is comprised of three teams, each composed of two financial aid advisers. Each aid applicant is assigned to one of the three teams according to the last two digits of his or her UFID. For Aid Advising Team information, check out the Contact SFA page.
What is UF’s Withdrawal and Refunds Policy?
Students who wish to withdraw from UF must follow UF’s official withdrawal policy. The Registrar’s Office assists students wishing to withdraw from UF and coordinates the process. Complete information, as well as the application form, can be found on the Registrar’s “What You Need to Know Before You Go” brochure.
My parents got divorced, but they filed a joint federal tax return. How do I fill out the FAFSA?
When completing the FAFSA, only provide income information from the tax return for the parent who qualifies as your responsible parent.
I’m going to be married during the school year for which I am applying for aid. Can I fill out my FAFSA as “married”?
No. You must indicate your marital status as of the date you are completing the FAFSA.
How do I apply for a Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan?
Eligibility for the Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan is based on need and is computed in the same way as eligibility for other need-based aid. You will be applying for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan when you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, answer ‘yes’ to being interested in student loans, and send it to the processor. There is no separate loan application required.
I have financial aid, but I didn’t receive Federal Work-Study. Can I still receive it?
Possibly. Some students who have unmet need can receive work-study even if they weren’t awarded initially. If you wish to return to a work-study job you have previously held, want to work for a community service organization, or wish to participate in the "America Reads” program, you usually can be awarded at any time. If additional work-study funds become available during the year, students will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. Stop by or call the Student Employment Office at 352.392.0296 periodically to discuss work-study availability and/or other work options. For more information, see SFA's Student Employment page. SFA is the Financial Aid Office at the University of Florida.
Once I find a job I’m interested in, what do I do?
Generally, all you have to do is call the contact person listed on the job postings and set up an interview. Sometimes you may need to fax or mail resumes, and other times you may need to apply in person. If there aren’t specific instructions, just call the contact person. Students going to an interview for either Federal Work-Study must take a UF Work Permit with them to the interview. UF Work Permits are printed by the student from ISIS. OPS jobs do not require a UF Work Permit.
As a student employee, do I have to contribute to Social Security (FICA)?
Whether you are required to pay into Social Security depends on IRS policies which determine whether your main purpose is to be a student or an employee. According to these policies, a degree-seeking student who is enrolled in at least six credit hours (five for graduate students) in the academic year and working less than 32 hours per week is primarily a student, and therefore does not have to pay into retirement. Students who are enrolled in fewer hours, are not degree-seeking, or are working more than 32 hours per week are primarily employees, and therefore must pay into Social Security. During the summer, the enrollment requirement for graduate students drops to four credit hours, though all other standards remain the same.
Why is the amount of my Pell Grant different from the amount listed on my award letter?
The federal government makes final Pell Grant awards based on your actual enrollment status and are contingent upon verification of any discrepancies in data you provide on your financial aid application. Also, the amount on your award letter is made assuming that you will enroll full time. In general, if you enroll half time, you receive half of the award; if you enroll three quarter time, you receive three quarters of the award; if you enroll full time, you receive the full award.
How Much Can I Borrow through the Federal Direct Loan Program?
To see limits for both Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, consult our loans page.
What is a Federal Direct Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note?
A Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) is the electronic document you must complete before receiving loan funds if UF determines from your federal need analysis report that you are eligible for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan or Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. If you are awarded a loan as part of your aid package and do not yet have an MPN on file, you will need to fill out an online MPN. UF cannot disburse your loan until you have completed this requirement.
I received my award letter with a Stafford Loan amount, but I don’t want to borrow the full amount. Can I ask for less?
Yes. To reduce or cancel any award, go to ISIS. Under “Financial Aid,” select “Awards and Disbursements” under the appropriate academic year.
Where can I look for scholarships?
Student Financial Affairs publishes an annual listing of all scholarship opportunities at UF on the Scholarship Search Engine, a searchable database of college-awarded and non-UF scholarships.
What is the mailing address to send a private donor scholarship check to UF?
Private donor scholarship checks may be dropped off in person by the student (be sure to endorse if a joint check) or mailed to: University of Florida, Office for Student Financial Affairs, ATTN: Disbursements, PO Box 114025, Gainesville, FL 32611-4025. If your donor needs a physical address for FedEx or other overnight delivery service, delete the PO box number and insert our physical address of S-107 Criser.
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General Information

How many students are in fraternities or sororities?
A total of 4,266 students were members of Greek organizations at UF as of fall 2000: * 1,700 were in fraternities * 2,337 in sororities * 85 were in the Multicultural Greek Council * 144 were in the National Pan-Hellenic Council View more information at UF Facts & Rankings.
How many students live on campus?
For Fall 2008, 7,553 single students lived on campus (4,346 female, 3,205 male.)
What are the official school colors?
The official university colors are orange and blue. The exact shades for printing and online purposes can be found on the UF University of Florida Identity website.
Does UF have any Pulitzer prize winners on faculty?
UF has one Pulitzer Prize winner. John Kaplan, an associate professor in the College of Journalism and Communications, won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 1992. View more information at UF Facts & Rankings.
I am interested in availability of any Florida prepaid tuition program available for my children or grandchildren. Where can I get information?
The Florida Prepaid College Board offers two programs that assist with Florida tuition costs. The Florida Prepaid College Plan locks in the cost of college tuition, local fees, and dormitory housing at today’s prices. The Florida College Investment Plan provides an affordable way to save for college with a wide range of investment options and tax benefits. For more information, call 1-800-552-GRAD; or visit Florida Prepaid College Plans.
How much money has UF made in royalties from Gatorade?
As of February 2000, the university had received $61.5 million since it began collecting Gatorade royalties in 1973. View more information at UF Facts & Rankings.
When was UF integrated and who was the first black student?
The first black student admitted to the University of Florida was law student George Stark in September of 1958. The first black graduate from UF was another law student, Willie George Allen in 1963.
What are the dates for Spring Break?
Although they can vary from year to year, Spring Break is normally the first or second week in March. For more specific information on academic dates and deadlines, visit the Calendar or see the ‘Critical Dates’ listed on the frontpage of theUF Registrar
How big is your largest class?
The class with the largest number of students taught by one instructor in a single classroom is Theater Appreciation, which for fall 2000 had an enrollment of 654 students.
How many faculty members does UF have?
Current and historical figures are available from the Office of Institutional Research.
Are freshmen allowed to have cars on campus? If so, is there substantial parking?
Freshmen have some parking alotted. To determine to what extent, please access UF’s Transportation & Parking Services website.
When did UF go coed?
UF began accepting women in 1947.
How tall is UF’s Century Tower?
UF’s Century Tower is 157 feet tall.
What is the total student enrollment at UF?
Current student enrollment figures are available from the Office of Institutional Research.
What is your tuition this year?
University Financial Services keeps a current listing of cost per credit hour for both Florida residents and Non-Florida residents. Undergraduate students normally take 12-15 credit hours per term, with two terms per year. UF Student Financial Affairs keeps a listing of average cost of attendance.
How does UF rank nationwide?
For current UF rankings visit the Office of Institutional Research.
Where can I find the hours and other information on the Baughman Center?
For information regarding the Baughman Center, please call (352) 294-0049 or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu/venues/baughman-center/.
What is the average SAT/ACT score for incoming freshmen?
Current average SAT/ACT scores for incoming freshman are available on the First-Time, First-Year Admission Data Set from the UF Office of Institutional Research.
Who do I contact to get items with UF logos, including athletic “Gator” souvenirs?
Many UF items are available on campus at book stores and gift shops. To ensure you have received officially licensed products, check for verification on the labels of the item at purchase. Contact the University Athletic Department regarding athletic items and policies. For rare and specific occasions, contact the Office of the Presidentregarding university-related items not available elsewhere.
What percentage of total enrollment are graduate students?
Student enrollment figures are available from the Office of Institutional Research
What are the average class sizes?
Class size averages depend, of course, on the program, the college and the level of the student. Instructional Faculty & Class Size can be found on the Office of Institutional Research site.
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Graduate programs

Where can I find information on graduate programs at UF?
Please see the Graduate School’s website at: http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/
Where do I find information about a professional degree in Law, Medicine, Physicians Assistant, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, or Dentistry?
Interested parties should contact the professional college directly through the Colleges and Schools.
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Admissions

What is the freshman application essay question?
Your essay is a very important part of your application. What you provide helps the university know you as an individual, independent of grades, test scores and other objective data. Please see the personal essay page on the UF Admissions web site for more information. The Office of Admissions offers more information on application preparation.
As a graduate international student, what financial aid can I get?
Federal loans and work programs are the usual types of aid that are available for graduate students. To be eligible for aid administered through UF’s financial aid office, you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. If you are not a U.S. citizen or an otherwise eligible non-citizen, you may obtain more information regarding eligibility requirements and other sources of aid for international students from the UF International Center’s website. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
I applied for a particular term and would like to change that to another term. Would I have to re-submit transcripts and a new application with fees?
Graduate students and transfer students, please contact youracademic department for assistance. They will work with the Office of Admissions to update your university file. Depending on the new term indicated, the department can advise you about the necessity for a new application fee. See the list of Graduate Degree Programs or call the university operator at 352-392-3261 for directory assistance. Please note that the Graduate School is not involved in admissions processing. Freshman applicants deal directly with the Office of Admissions, which is located at 201 Criser Hall and can be reached at 352-392-1365.
Can international students get state or federal funded scholarships?
As a student attending the university on a student visa, you are not eligible to receive funding from state or federal programs administered by the UF Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA). However, you may be eligible for scholarships awarded by the various colleges or private organizations. For more information see SFA’s International Students page. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office
Where can I find information about the I-20 and student visas?
After admission to UF and after providing proof of financial support for the first year, you will receive form I-20 or IAP-66/DS2019 for a student visa. Do not leave your country before obtaining a student visa and do not come to the U.S. with a B (tourist) visa. (No assistantships can be given on a B visa.) When you arrive in Gainesville, please report immediately to theInternational Center
What is the University of Florida campus like?
UF is a beautifully landscaped, land-grant institution on 2,000 acres. The university has 918 buildings, 160 of them equipped with classrooms and laboratories, and 23 on-campus residence halls. UF has many outstanding facilities available to the student community. We have on campus: the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Harn Museum of Art, and the University Art Gallery. We have the world’s largest citrus research center, a world-renowned institute for the study of the brain, a public television and radio station, and one of the largest health centers in the Southeast. A portion of campus is on the National Register of Historic Places, while other sections have recently seen the addition of new building construction, physics, engineering and veterinary medicine buildings. The Smathers Library, with 2.5 million volumes, has two main libraries and nine branch libraries. For more information on the UF campus, please visit UF’s Virtual Tour, which provides facts, registration for a campus tour and photos and film clips detailing several points of interest on campus.
Can I enter as a junior transfer with an “undeclared” major?
Junior-level transfers into the University of Florida MUST declare a major. Please visit the list of requirements for transfer into your major. For additional general transfer admissions information, please also visit the Office of Admissions.
How do I initiate the Readmissions process?
If you have previously attended UF, but have not been enrolled for two semesters or more, you will need to complete the Readmissions process. Please note that this may also include required submission of a new $30 application fee. For more information: It is also recommended that you begin to correspond with youracademic advisor in the college you wish to re-enter.
What is the cost for International Students?
International students considering applying to UF should visitInternational Admissions. The cost of attendance for undergraduate and graduate applicants is also available. International students will be asked to complete the Certificate of Financial Responsibility to verify proof of financial support before attendance at UF.
Where do I find information on how to apply as an International student?
Please visit the Office of Admissions for procedure information. To apply on-line for Admissions: Undergraduate applicants Graduate applicants International Student Forms International Student Services UF International Center English Language Institute Financial Assistance and Scholarships Undergraduate Students: The university does not award financial aid or scholarships to undergraduate international students. Graduate Students: Graduate assistantships may be available. For further information, please contact your intended department. To obtain information on scholarship programs for international students, please visit International Student Services.
What are the required exams for international students?
The University of Florida requires a minimum TOEFL score of 213 when taking the computer-based exam, a score of 80 when taking the internet-based exam or a score of 550 on the paper-based exam. Students whose native language is not English, with two years or more of university coursework, and graduate students are required to present their TOEFL score results. Graduate students can view theAdmissions website for additional test requirements. Beginning freshmen are required to present test results for SAT or ACT with writing test. Students with less than two years of university coursework are required to present SAT or ACT test score. Please also visit International Student Admissions for more information on the admissions process at UF.
As a junior transfer, do I have to complete all of my major’s prerequisites?
Junior-level transfer applicants must meet the requirements for transfer into their major. You can review these requirements in theTransfer Manual. If you do not yet have the required courses completed at the time of application, please plan to complete them prior to your arrival at UF. Your major will make this a condition of your admission. If you have concerns regarding your major’s prerequisite courses, please contact your college. For general transfer admission information, please see theUndergraduate Transfer Admissions site.
Who is eligible for the UF Honors Program?
Please refer to the Honors Program admission information and requirements.
Can I apply as a transfer before I receive my AA degree?
Transfer students can apply before receiving the AA degree. However, please indicate on your application when you expect to recieve the AA and provide a detailed list of the courses you will complete prior to arriving at UF. Transfer students are typically admitted conditionally based on successful completion of the AA and the coursework in progress. Please see Undergraduate Transfer Admissions for more information.
Will UF accept my high school dual-enrollment credits?
Please refer to the UF dual enrollment credit policy.
Are there any tours of campus available?
For instructions on visiting the University of Florida, please see theCampus Tour Schedule or check out the UF Virtual Tour. General directions to the university are also available.
What majors are offered at UF?
Please visit the list of undergraduate majors in the course catalog for information on available majors. Elsewhere in the catalog you’ll find information on colleges and schoolsminorscertificate programs, and combined degree programs
As a freshman applicant, should I apply for the Summer or Fall term?
Freshman applicants have two choices as to when to begin at UF. The admissions office recommends you apply according to the term you would most like to attend. UF offers a freshman Summer session as well as the traditional Fall term. The summer session typically starts the first week of July. This is a six-week session in which students usually take two courses. After the completion of this Summer term, students return home for two weeks before returning for the Fall semester. Summer is an excellent time for new freshmen to become acquainted with the campus. Freshmen also have the option of beginning in the traditional Fall session. This session usually begins in late August. Students must choose only one session on the application. There are a limited number of spaces available for each session. Please indicate your first choice on your application. Admissions decisions for both terms are made according to the competitiveness of the applicant. Refer to the Office of Admissions for more information on when to apply.
Will I receive credit for AP or IB work?
Students who take Advanced Placement exams and score a 3 or better are awarded college credit at UF. International Baccalaureate exams with scores of 5 or better on upper level tests (without the diploma) receive college credit at UF, and IB exam scores of 4 or better receive credit when the IB diploma is awarded. At the time of application, it is not necessary to send any available exam scores to UF. Please, however, have these scores sent once you choose to attend UF. The Office of Admissions has more information on Credit by Examination and Dual Enrollment Course Credit.
What are the undergraduate transfer requirements at UF?
The University of Florida recognizes two types of undergraduate transfer students. The first type of transfer student has earned 13- 59 transferable semester college hours. This type of transfer student would be a freshman or sophomore on the UF campus. Due to a lack of space, this is the most difficult way to transfer into UF. In the recent past, requirements to transfer in this category have been close to, or equivalent to, the Honors Program requirements. This means a student must have a weighted 4.0 high school GPA as computed by UF, a minimum of 3.0 on all college work attempted, and a 1400 SAT or 33 ACT. Transfer is most successful for students who have completed the AA degree from a Florida public community college, or 60 transferable semester hours at an accredited college or university. As a junior transfer at this level, students must have earned a minimum of a 2.0 at all institutions attended, have completed the foreign language requirement, and have completed the pre-requisite coursework for the intended major. UF majors and their transfer admission requirements can be found in the Transfer Manual. Please note that in addition to prerequisite coursework, your major will also have a GPA requirement, and may have additional application procedures. Please refer to the Transfer Admission Requirements for more information.
Are freshmen required to live on campus?
Student living arrangements are an important consideration as you plan for college. At UF, more than 80% of incoming freshmen choose to live in university housing. Freshmen and transfer students admitted for Summer B are required to live in campus housing for their first Summer B semester if they secure a housing contract for Fall/Spring. You can find more information on the UF Housing site. Housing assignments are made on a first come, first served space-available basis. Freshmen: Applying early and responding to the Department of Housing and Residence Education in a prompt manner will receive priority for campus housing. After applying to UF, please pay attention to all Housing literature arriving in the mail and/or via email and respond accordingly.
What freshman application materials are required?
As you prepare your application materials, please double check thefreshman application deadlines. Also be sure to look over the Office of Admissions’ application preparation information and application checklist. If you are ready to apply, please complete the online application. Approximately two weeks after submitting your application, we suggest that you check the status of your application on ISIS and continue to check your online status to ensure that your transcripts and test scores arrive in our office. Your final decision will arrive in the mail at the address you provided.
How will UF compute my high school GPA?
The Office of Admissions recomputes the high school GPA for every freshman applicant. Our admissions officers use the high school transcript provided to our office, and the grading scale included on that transcript. Only academic subjects are used in the calculation — English, math, social sciences, sciences and foreign languages (freshmen are required to have successfully completed 2 consecutive units of a foreign language). Additional weight is added in the calculation to any courses that are Honors, Dual-Enrollment, AICE, Advanced Placement, or International Baccalaureate.
How much does it cost to attend the University of Florida?
When are the best times to apply as a freshman?
Please refer to the Office of Admissions for information on when to apply.
What are average grades & test scores for admitted freshmen?
Please refer to the Office of Admissions’ freshman profile. Please note that the University of Florida considers classroom performance an excellent indicator of college coursework success, and therefore places more emphasis on grades and the challenge of the high school curriculum (including the senior-year schedule). It is important for the applicant to know that many factors are considered in the admissions process. While some applicants will be admitted to UF based primarily on their academic background, the majority will have a thorough review of academic and non-academic information. Freshman applicants are required to submit essays, personal profiles and extracurricular achievement listings. It is very difficult to predict the admissibility of any applicant without considering all the information contained in the application file along with the size and strength of the applicant pool.
Can international students get state or federal funded scholarships?
As a student attending the university on a student visa, you are not eligible to receive funding from state or federal programs administered by the UF Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA). However, you may be eligible for scholarships awarded by the various colleges or private organizations. For more information see SFA’s International Students page. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
When should I apply for financial aid to attend UF?
Although you must be accepted for enrollment at UF before you receive a financial aid award, you should apply for aid before being admitted. The University of Florida “On-Time” Financial Aid Application Deadline is March 15 each year. Student Financial Affairs must receive the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with a calculated “Estimated Family Contribution” from the federal processor by this date for your application to be considered “on-time.” File your FAFSA weeks before the March 15 deadline to ensure that the federal processor has time to process your data and return it to SFA. Financial Aid is awarded first-come, first-served. Meeting the “On-Time” deadline gives you priority for all funds. Late applicants are considered only for aid that remains when their application file is complete. Visit the Financial Aid Calendar for this year’s current deadlines. For more information see “How to Apply.” The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
Where can I find information on tuition costs and UF’s cost of attendance?
UF Student Financial Affairs provides average cost of attendance estimates. The University Bursar's Office provides current tuition and fee information.
What is the mailing address for the UF financial aid office, and what is UF’s Federal School Code to use on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?
The address for the University of Florida’s Office for Student Financial Affairs is PO Box 114025, Gainesville, FL 32611-4025. You may use UF’s Federal School Code– 001535–instead of our mailing address when you complete the FAFSA.
When is financial aid distributed in the Fall?
Financial aid disbursements begin as early as the first week of classes. Loan programs also require that promissory notes, borrower acceptances/confirmation, and entrance counseling requirements be completed before loan disbursement can occur. More information - Student Financial Affairs Disbursement page - SFA’s Financial Aid Calendar
As a graduate international student, what financial aid can I get?
Federal loans and work programs are the usual types of aid that are available for graduate students. To be eligible for aid administered through UF’s financial aid office, you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. If you are not a U.S. citizen or an otherwise eligible non-citizen, you may obtain more information regarding eligibility requirements and other sources of aid for international students from the UF International Center’s website. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
Is financial aid available for out-of-state students?
Yes. Financial aid is available for out-of-state students. When awarding financial aid, UF does not treat out-of-state students differently than in-state students, except that the cost of attendance used for an out-of-state student is higher than that used for an in-state student. For financial aid purposes, need is determined by the following formula: Costs of Attendance – Family Contribution = Financial Need. For more information see SFA’s page on Determining Financial Need. Please note that there are some programs for which only Florida residents qualify.
Can international students get state or federal funded scholarships?
As a student attending the university on a student visa, you are not eligible to receive funding from state or federal programs administered by the UF Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA). However, you may be eligible for scholarships awarded by the various colleges or private organizations. For more information see SFA’s International Students page. The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S-107 Criser Hall, is UF’s financial aid office.
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