Federal Title IV Financial Aid

Granting Permission for Refunds

The University of Florida administers Federal Title IV financial aid funds on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education.  Title IV funds are financial aid students or Parent PLUS loan borrower may receive as a part of their financial aid award package from UF, and may include one or more of the following:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College & Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Direct Stafford Loans – Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Grad PLUS and Parent PLUS

Federal regulations require all schools to apply Title IV financial aid funds to “allowable charges”, which are tuition, mandatory fees, housing charges and book deferments without the student and/or parent PLUS loan borrower’s permission.  All other charges are considered “non-allowable” and therefore permission is required.  A recipient of Title IV aid may receive a refund with charges still due on the student’s account because the permission was not granted to the school to pay those charges.

Students can grant permission by logging into ONE.UF and navigating to Campus Finances (Bursar) card. Then select View Account Summary and Authorize Student Permissions. Parent PLUS loan borrowers grant permission by downloading the form, printing, completing and returning to the address on the form or faxing it to (352) 392-3448.

Student permissions will remain active until revoked by the student.  Parent permissions will remain active until revoked by the parent borrower or if the parent borrower changes.