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September 22, 2020

This message was sent to the 3,649 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. Awards can be viewed in myUCF, with funds expected to disburse within the next week to students who have set up direct deposit with UCF.

In order to receive this increase, students must have been enrolled in both Spring 2020 and Summer 2020; completed both CARES Act 1 and CARES Act 2 applications; received an initial CARES Act award; not completely withdrawn from either the Spring or Summer terms; continued to meet all federal financial aid eligibility requirements; and are not Pell-eligible.

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. The home address in myUCF must be a residential U.S. address. Be advised paper checks are generated once per week, and the timeframe to receive your refund can take up to 3 weeks.

Per the federal 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.).

Please continue to take care of yourself, and know that UCF supports you!

Student Financial Assistance
CARES Act Committee
University of Central Florida