We recognize that program financing is of paramount importance to students. There are several sources of academic funding available to students of the program, including financial aid, research assistantships, scholarships, and travel grants.
UF Student Financial Affairs (SFA)
The University of Florida’s Office of Student Financial Affairs (SFA) is the main point of contact for students and applicants interested in financial aid options. SFA offers a full range of student loan and work-study programs, as well as additional assistance on a competitive basis to minorities, women in “non-traditional” fields, and students with outstanding academic backgrounds. Students and applicants should contact SFA directly to discuss personal financing for academic programs, including loans and federal aid (e.g. FAFSA).
Because we have such an active research program, students within the department often receive financial aid in the form of research or teaching assistantships. Selection for assistantships is competitive. These positions involve part-time work, usually from 10 to 20 hours a week, under faculty supervision. Students receive an hourly wage plus a partial tuition waiver.
Applicants wishing to apply for assistantships must submit a completed application and the department funding form by the Priority Deadline. The below assistantships are only available to campus applicants beginning in fall semesters.
The Department offers a variety of merit-based scholarships and need-based scholarships. Applicants wishing to apply for assistantships must submit a completed application and the department funding form by the Priority Deadline. The below scholarships are available to campus and online MURP applicants. Please read the descriptions closely for eligibility.
Graduating masters and Ph.D.-URP students are eligible for certain APA, College, and Departmental awards. The awards are presented at the Annual URP Awards Ceremony at the end of each spring semester, and are determined based upon student merit and achievement during their time in their academic program.
Additional Funding Opportunities
There are scholarship and fellowship opportunities for incoming and existing students through outside funding sources, such as the University of Florida and the American Planning Association. Students may become members of the American Planning Association at no cost.