Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial aid at UWF is awarded based on demonstrated financial need. All aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and may consist of both grants, work, and loans. Students must apply for financial aid each academic year because family financial conditions, federal regulations, and funding levels can change and may therefore affect eligibility. When to apply - Beginning January 1 for the upcoming academic year.

The following link provides more information on Financial Aid from UWF.

Step 1 - Apply online. Because the U.S. Department of Education encourages electronic applications, you will need a federal Personal Identification Number (PIN). This PIN will serve as your electronic signature. To get your federal PIN, go to If you have an e-mail you will receive your PIN by e-mail in 1-3 days. If you choose to receive it by regular mail, it will take 7-10 days.

Step 2 - As soon as possible after January 1, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (EAFSA) on the web at If you sign the FAFSA using your PIN and give your e-mail address, you will get the results by e-mail in 3-5 days. Otherwise you will get a Student Aid Report by regular mail in 3-4 weeks.