First Year Students

Required to renew MFOS:

  • First-Year Florida (earn a C or better)
  • Actively participate with your assigned peer mentor
  • Two Financial Literacy Workshops (one in fall and one in spring)*
  • 24 credit hours earned annually
  • 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Family income remains under MFOS threshold as verified by annual FAFSA updates and possible Financial Aid verification
  • Meeting academic progress requirements for financial aid
  • updated FAFSA on file with UF by December 15 (it is strongly encouraged to submit by December 1 because it takes a few days to process and then get to UF)

*Innovation Academy students will complete both Financial Literacy Workshops in the spring semester

Suggested:

  • Find community – get involved (Student Activities & Involvement, join First Generation Student Organization, etc)
  • Get exercise – join an intramural sport or check out the Recreational Sports facilities (including Southwest Recreation Center, Lake Wauburg, etc)
  • Look into study abroad opportunities – visit the International Center
  • Form study groups and check out the UF Teaching Center for a little extra help in some of your classes
  • Follow MFOS on Facebook (UF Florida Opportunity Scholars Program) and Twitter (@FOSatUF)