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August 19, 2020

This message was sent to the 5,387 eligible students who will soon receive additional financial relief to thanks to federal funding from the CARES Act.

Dear Student,

You have been given an increase to your initial CARES Act award. This increase was offered to students who were enrolled both Spring 2020 and Summer 2020, received an initial CARES Act award, had not completely withdrawn from either spring or summer terms, continued to meet all federal financial aid eligibility requirements, and were Pell-eligible.

NOTE: Per the CARES Act legislation, this award cannot be directly applied to any outstanding charges on a student’s account. It is important you check your Student Account for any outstanding balances that you may still owe (i.e. tuition and fees, excess hours surcharge, etc.).

If you have not set up Direct Deposit with UCF, you will be mailed a paper check to the home address on record with the university. Be advised paper checks are generated once per week. The timeframe to receive your refund can take 1 – 3 weeks. The home address in MyUCF must be a residential U.S. address. To change address see ‘Change Personal Information’ in your myUCF student portal.

Until we return to campus, please continue to take care of yourself and know UCF supports you!

Student Financial Assistance
CARES Act Committee
University of Central Florida