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Financial Aid Disbursements Overview

How are disbursements processed?

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (Financial Aid Office) disburses financial aid (including Bright Futures and private scholarships) after their office has verified that the student has completed all of the required documentation required for the delivery of the aid and after the funds become available.

These funds are first applied to applicable charges due on the student’s account (tuition and fees, housing, meal plans, book deferments, parking decals, etc.) before any refunds are issued.  Students are notified via their GatorLink email when financial aid has been credited to their UF student accounts.

The Bursar refunds financial aid and student overpayment credit balances on the student’s account.

Click on the links below for information on:


Federal Title IV Financial Aid Funds

Students may receive Federal Title IV Financial Aid funds as a part of their financial aid award package from UF, which 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 Direct Stafford Loans – Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Grad PLUS and Parent PLUS

Last Reviewed

Last reviewed on 03/20/2024

Training for UF Staff

PRO3 Series: Academic Track “Managing the Scholarships Process”


University Bursar: (352) 392-0737

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