Financial Aid Info
Financial Aid Letter – June 2012
Dear Entering Law Student,
I am looking forward to working with you during your law school career
The majority of our law students receive some type of financial aid to help finance their education. Federal loans constitute the majority of the aid for most of our students. We will begin processing Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loans in July. You should receive an email notification by the end of July, once your loans have been processed. If you do not receive a notification by the end of July, please contact me, so I can look into the situation.
Students may also be eligible to apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan if other financial aid resources have not met the Cost of Attendance set by the school. If you are interested in applying for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, I suggest you read about this loan at www.sfa.ufl.edu/programs/loans/graduate-plus/. A link to apply for the loan is provided on this site.
Once your Federal loans are processed, the required steps for disbursement should be completed to ensure that your funds are disbursed at the beginning of the appropriate term. These steps can be found by going to ISIS (www.ISIS.ufl.edu), Financial Aid 2012-13, Aid Status. Direct links will be provided for the required steps.
I STRONGLY recommend setting up Direct Deposit of financial aid funds. To activate Direct Deposit, log onto ISIS and choose University Bursar (or Financial Services), Student Direct Deposit. Follow the instructions outlined on the site. This will enable the University Bursar to deposit the remainder of the disbursed financial aid into your checking account once your tuition has been deducted.
The Cost of Attendance budget set by the school determines the maximum amount of financial aid a student may receive. The information listed below should help as you begin to develop your budget for the upcoming school year. The Cost of Attendance budget includes tuition, books and living expenses.
The 2012-13 semester per credit hour tuition/fee will not be determined until early July. Once the per credit hour tuition/fee has been finalized, the Financial Aid website will be updated.
The tuition/fees for one semester credit hour for 2012-2013 is $714.04 ($21,421.20 for 30 hours) for Florida residents and $1,359.50 per credit hours ($40,785 for 30 hours) for non-residents as defined in the UF undergraduate Catalog.
Expenses vary, but UF law students can anticipate annual costs in addition to tuition of about $15,890, with the breakdown as follows:
- Books/Supplies: $1,080
- Clothing/Maintenance: $730
- Computer/Cell phone: $1,380
- Food: $4,130
- Personal/Insurance: $1,460
- Room: $6,420
- Transportation: $540
- Student Orientation Fee: $150
TOTAL : $15,890
**If you have any questions concerning Florida Residency requirements, you should visit www.admissions.ufl.edu/residency/. If you have further questions, you should contact the UF Registrar’s Office at 352-392-1374
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions concerning your financial aid. General financial aid questions can be directed to my email address listed below.
See you in August!
Financial Aid Coordinator
Levin College of Law