The University of Florida offers one of the highest quality, most affordable graduate education experiences in the country today. The cost of living in Gainesville is also relatively low, while having much to offer in the way of attractive natural, cultural and recreational amenities. View the current average costs of attendance now on UF Office for Student Financial Affairs website.
Funding Your Studies
Applications and eligibility requirements for financial aid can be found at the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) site. The University of Florida code for the FAFSA is 001535.
For information regarding federal or private loan eligibility, or financial aid processing questions or concerns, please contact Student Financial Aid at 352-392-1275 or by visiting the UF Office for Student Financial Affairs page.
Some students are appointed to positions as graduate research assistants or graduate teaching assistants. These appointments typically require work commitments at the level of .25 FTE (10 hours per week). Depending upon the source of funds, they include salary payments of about $10-$15 per hour and a waiver of tuition for up to nine (9) semester hours during the fall and spring semesters, and up to six (6) semester hours during the summer. For the most part, these appointments are made at the beginning of the fall semester and may be for periods of one, two, or three semesters.
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
Exceptionally well-qualified students may be eligible for Fellowships. These awards can be made at the University, College or department level for varying lengths of time. In general, Fellowships provide a stipend and tuition waiver, without a work requirement.
Scholarships, based primarily on outstanding academic achievement, may also be available for some students. After it is determined that they are eligible for admission to the program, applicants are considered for financial assistance based on their experience and qualifications, the availability of funds, and faculty needs for research or teaching assistants.
Below is a list of regular fellowship and grant opportunities for graduate students. More opportunities are available each year.
Fleury Yelvington Fellowship in Health Administration
This fund was established in 2012 by Fleury Yelvington to support a fellowship in the University of Florida Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy.
Gapenski Healthcare Finance Scholarship
This fund was established in 2012 by a group of donors to support students pursuing an interest in healthcare finance in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida.
Health Leaders Scholarship
Michael and Barbara Bice established this fund in 2007. Michael graduated with a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Birmingham in 1968 and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Michigan in 1970.
Shaul MBA/MHA Scholarship
Supports students in the MHA program in an amount sufficient to cover tuition and related instructional materials. Recipients must have an undergraduate degree in business, preferably in accounting or finance or related to operations management, and will preferably have an interest in healthcare delivery systems.
Marsha Powers Fellowship in Health Administration
This fund was established by Marsha Powers in 2013 to support a fellowship to a student in the Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy within the College of Public Health and Health Professions pursuing a master’s degree in health administration at the University of Florida.
Thomas and Trudy Summerill Scholarship in Health Administration
Thomas and Trudy Summerill created this fund in 2006. .An on-campus apartment in married housing, the convenience of Baby Gator day care and flex time in their jobs helped to make getting Thomas’ possible. The assistance the Summerills received from UF while he was a student helped them get through that chaotic time and now they are providing the same kind of support to current students.
Niccie L. Mckay Fellowship in Health Services
This fund was established by Louis C. Gapenski in 2013 to support a fellowship in the Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida.