The FAFSA must be completed each year in order to receive financial aid at The University of West Florida. This application is valid for the following terms: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014. The application period begins January 1 for the following academic year. Most types of financial aid are nontransferable from one institution to another. Follow the steps below to apply for Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS), Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Loan, Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG), First Generation Matching Grant, UWF Educational Enhancement Grant, UWF Financial Aid Grant, UWF Graduate Grant, and need-based scholarships.
The Financial Aid Office must have an electronic SAR to award need-based financial aid. If you did not list UWF on your FAFSA, you can correct this online at fafsa.gov or by calling the federal student aid processor at (800) 4FEDAID. They will require your Data Release Number (DRN) located on your SAR and UWF's school code, 003955, to transmit the information to us.
NOTE: If you are required to submit the verification documents, we will still award your financial aid; however, all awards are tentative and subject to change until verification documents are received and reviewed by our office. No financial aid is disbursed until verification is complete. Failure to respond to our requests for information will result in your awards being cancelled.
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool should be used when completing the FAFSA. This will insure your tax information is populated directly into your FAFSA. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, this will eliminate the need to submit an IRS Tax Transcript. Click here for additional information.