All financial aid at the University of Florida is administered through Student Financial Affairs (SFA) and disbursed by the Bursar's office through direct deposit to the student. All students considering studying abroad should talk to their financial aid advisor to assess their eligibility for aid prior to committing to a study abroad program. Study abroad students should verify with SFA that their financial file is complete prior to departure. Students should know when their aid will disburse, how it will disburse, and how much they will receive. Financial aid should disburse after the UF semester begins but no earlier than 10 days prior to the program start date. Not all aid disburses at once; a student may receive several disbursements throughout the semester.