Student Financial Aid

The mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid (SFA) is to provide financial aid to students who would be unable to attend the University without such assistance. Additionally, our mission is to also support the success of colleges and students in their commitment to academic excellence through outstanding service. We strive to provide a student-oriented approach in the administration of financial aid programs by being responsive to the needs of students, their families, and other constituents. These pages are dedicated to helping prospective and currently enrolled University of Kentucky students apply for and secure financial assistance to help meet the cost of attending UK.

Summer Outreach Dates

The Financial Aid office was out at different locations through the summer to get your questions answered about financial aid. For more information visit here. 

Financial Aid Help Desk will be held the following dates:

  • Tuesday, September 6, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Starbucks, W.T. Young Library
  • Tuesday, October 4, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The 90

Freshmen beginning fall 2016-17

  • 2016-17 financial aid award notifications will be mailed and will also be available on the myUK web portal in mid March.

Returning and Transfer students for 2016-17

  • 2016-17 financial aid award notifications will be available on the myUK web portal in mid June.

The University of Kentucky's Title IV code is 001989


-The 2017 – 2018 FAFSA application will be available beginning October 1st, 2016 at

-Applicants will use prior-prior year tax information (ex. 2015 tax information for 17/18 FAFSA)

-New FAFSA applicants should apply for their FSA ID in advance at:


It is important that applicants apply for the FAFSA as soon as it becomes available in October. Some financial aid is awarded based on the initial FAFSA filing date. Using prior-prior year tax information will make the FAFSA process easier for families and students. To make the FAFSA even easier, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) that is available through the online FAFSA.

The chart below shows how the FAFSA filing date is changing:

Watch the video below for more information of the new FAFSA filing date and prior-prior year information:

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