The Graduate Activity Fee Allocation Committee (GAFAC) oversees the distribution of the unallocated portion of the Graduate Activity Fee to individuals and groups of students throughout the school year.
Any graduate student at the University of Miami who has paid the Graduate Activity Fee for all enrolled semesters, current and previous, may apply for GAFAC funding (except for Law, Medical, and Rosenstiel School students). Part-time students (taking less than 9 credit hours per semester) or Doctoral students taking only dissertation credits who wish to apply for GAFAC funding must request to be charged the Graduate Activity Fee when enrolling since the Fee will not automatically appear. Students may apply for funding only once during the same academic year. All applications must be submitted BEFORE the event for which the money is being requested occurs.
Fall semester events: November 1
Spring semester events: April 1
Summer events may be heard by the committee in the spring semester (prior to the event) or fall semester (after the event) however, the application for a summer event must be submitted online PRIOR TO the event taking place. For example, a graduate student attending a conference July 1 - July 8 may apply for funding prior to April 1 if they would like the committee to hear their request in the spring semester OR apply for funding between April 2 and June 30 if they want the committee to hear their request in the fall semester. The semester the committee hears the request will count towards that academic year's funding.