Financial Aid Award
Your financial aid was awarded in accordance with federal, state, and institutional guidelines to help meet your financial need for the academic period specified on your award letter. All awards are contingent upon available funds. The University of West Florida has the right to change or cancel awards if funds are unavailable, your application contains incorrect data, your enrollment status changes, or your financial situation changes. If there is a change in your eligibility, you will receive a revised award letter.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the federal government sequestration, award amounts and loan origination fees are subject to change based on federal funding. If changes in award amounts occur, you will be notified as soon as possible. Information on loan fees will be updated on our website.
If your FAFSA was selected for verification, your financial aid award is tentative until you have submitted the required documentation, and it has been reviewed by the Financial Aid Office. We will contact you via email if you are required to submit the Institutional Verification Form and IRS Tax Return Transcript.
Your award will contain one or more of four types of aid: scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. SCHOLARSHIPS are merit-based awards that do not have to be repaid. GRANTS are need-based and do not have to be repaid. LOANS are long-term and low-interest (3.4-7.9 percent), and most have deferred repayment provisions. WORK-STUDY allows a student to work and earn money as part of his or her financial aid award. Awards are usually 10-15 hours per week and pay $7.79 per hour.
Award letters are emailed beginning in March for the following academic year. You can also check your status through the UWF Student portal, my.uwf.edu, to determine if you have been awarded.
When you receive your award letter, please review the award letter and attachments carefully. Make sure your enrollment status, residency, and housing status are correct. If any of these factors are incorrect, or you want to decline all or a portion of the award, please notify the Financial Aid Office in writing.