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Award Notification

A few days after you complete the FAFSA, you and The University will receive the results. To ensure your results are sent to UT, please add The University of Tampa (Federal School Code 001538) in the School Selection portion of the FAFSA. 

Student Aid Report (SAR)

The U.S. Department of Education will send you a Student Aid Report verifying the information you submitted on the FAFSA. Carefully review the SAR and submit any corrections online at If your SAR has been selected for verification, you will be asked to provide UT with a copy of your tax transcripts, if you have not elected to do the IRS data retrieval on the FAFSA, and a completed verification worksheet. UT may also request additional information and/or documentation. Return the completed documentation as soon as possible to the Financial Aid Office to prevent delays in processing your aid.
Regulatory changes effective in the 2016-2017 academic year allow the U.S. Department of Education to require schools to verify additional items on the FAFSA. In some cases, this may happen even after verification has been completed and could result in changes to your financial aid eligibility. If this becomes necessary, we will request additional information from you.

Award Eligibility

Once the results of your FAFSA are received and you have been admitted to UT, the Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility for all types of available aid. An award letter detailing your financial aid will be mailed to you. For your convenience, you can review your aid at any time on SpartanWeb.

Any documents required to process your financial aid will be listed on your award letter. You may also check for missing documents on SpartanWeb and download most forms from there or the Financial Aid Forms page. Please be sure to log into SpartanWeb to accept or decline your Direct Loans (student). 

Changes to your FAFSA may trigger changes to your financial aid eligibility. In such cases, a revised award notice will be sent to the student's email address on record.

Special Circumstances

If your family’s financial circumstances change after you apply for aid, contact your UT financial aid counselor. Special circumstances include:
  • Loss of income
  • Reduced income
  • Unusually high medical expenses
  • Separation or divorce
  • Elementary/secondary tuition expenses
  • Loss of benefit (child support, etc.)

Outside Scholarships or Educational Benefits

Notify UT of scholarships or funding received from other sources. Some adjustments to your aid package may be necessary to comply with federal, state and institutional regulations.

Disbursement of Aid

Financial aid funds are awarded for the entire academic year; half of the funds are credited to each semester. Loan entrance counseling and a master promissory note are required before federal loan funds can be disbursed. First disbursements for all financial aid (provided all appropriate documentation is completed) are scheduled for the day after the last day to withdraw from classes with 50 percent tuition credit as indicated in the Academic Calendar for each term. In terms where there is no last day to withdraw from classes with 50 percent tuition credit, disbursements are scheduled for the day after the last day to withdraw from classes with 100 percent tuition credit, as marked in the Academic Calendar. Aid awarded by the University may be used only during the fall and spring semesters. Institutional aid is not available during summer terms or special intersessions. Please refer to the Billing and Payment information page for information on the Bursar's Office refund policy.