Costs & Financial Aid

The University of Florida offers one of the highest quality, most affordable education experiences in the country today. Still, finances are a concern for many students and their families.

A variety of types of assistance are available including federal loans, work-study positions, scholarships, fellowships, graduate study research assistantships, full-time and temporary employment and private sources. The Office for Student Financial Affairs at the University of Florida provides information about how to apply for financial aid at UF, deadlines and financial aid programs.


The college awards over $50,000 in scholarships annually to both undergraduates and graduates, in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000. Scholarship applications are accepted during the spring semester and funds are disbursed in the fall. Students are eligible to apply for up to three scholarships, with a maximum of one scholarship awarded per student. Any incomplete, late and/or handwritten applications will not be processed. Click HERE for more information.

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

Financial Aid — Financial aid for graduate students is available from a number of sources. To learn about financial aid at UF, click HERE.

HHP Graduate School Funding Award — These awards are competitive and intended to be used to attract outstanding students to pursue a Ph.D. degree in one of the academic programs in the College. The award provides four years of support if the awardee remains in good academic standing and makes good progress in their program. All award recipients will follow the guidelines for accountability as outlined in the CHHP Graduate Assistant Appointment and State Funding Guidelines. All award recipients will have either a teaching and/or research assistantship during the award period.

Grinter Fellowship — Named in honor of Dr. Linton E. Grinter, Dean of the Graduate School from 1952-1969. The fellowship recruits truly exceptional graduate students. Click here for more information.

McKnight Doctoral Fellowships — Funded by the Florida Education Fund (FEF), these fellowships are for African-American students who are newly admitted to select doctoral degree programs at universities in the state. Click here for more information.

Federal Loans — Filling out the FAFSA is the first step in receiving federal student aid. Loans are borrowed funds which must be repaid with interest after you are no longer a student. Visit UF Student Fincancial Affairs for detailed information.

Campus Employment — the University lists job openings for which colleges, departments, programs and other UF units are seeking graduate students for hire. For more details, click HERE.

Grant & Travel Funding Opportunities