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Student Financial Assistance Response to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 and for the safety of our students, faculty and staff, you can schedule either a virtual or in-person appointment with a financial aid representative to discuss the status of your financial aid file and award information. We encourage you to ask Knightbot any general financial aid questions that you may have. You may also review our library of helpful financial aid videos and tutorials.

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Complete the  2021-2022 FAFSA

All students must apply or reapply for financial aid every year.
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) automatically allows you to be considered for federal, state and university financial aid programs. FAFSA applications become available on October 1 for the following academic year. Filling out the FAFSA is free.


FAFSA School Code: 003954

Short Term Advance

The Short Term Advance is available to assist students with books and supplies expenses by “advancing” up to $600 of their financial aid to them. The students receive the funding via direct deposit or check, and then may use it at any bookstore to purchase their books.

Please Note: Short Term Advance eligibility is determined by the information available at the time the application is reviewed. Changes in a student’s financial aid eligibility due to changes in eligibility, Satisfactory Academic Progress, or other eligibility requirements, can result in the loss of aid and the student being responsible for payment of the Short-Term Advance.

Projected Financial Aid Form

Students may submit a request to receive documentation of their Projected Financial Aid online. Once the request has been submitted, eligible students will receive an email with the projected aid summary from the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Deferments for Tuition and Housing

Deferments extend the payment due date for tuition and fees to a later date in the term. Tuition & Fee Deferments are provided by Student Account Services to students with anticipated financial aid on file for the term. Housing Deferments are provided for students with anticipated financial aid for the term by Housing and Residence Life.

The extended deferment date for Spring 2021 is March 19, 2021

Your Guide to Affording College

From scholarships and grants to student loans and student employment, there are many ways to pay for college — and many questions, too. You can find all the answers here, including how to make the best of your investment in higher education.


You’ve got questions?
We’ve got answers.

How do I get financial aid?

To apply for financial aid, the most important thing is to complete the FAFSA every year and follow the checklist below to avoid potential delays or setbacks.

What types of aid are available to me?

There are five types of financial aid — scholarships, grants, loans, waivers and federal work study. Find out which ones work best for you.

I’ve already applied for financial aid. What’s next?

Visit the Receive Aid Checklist and your To-Do List on myUCF to ensure you have submitted all the required items and documents. Financial Aid Summaries will be sent to your Knights Email, so make sure you check that account often.

When will I get my financial aid?

Funds begin being disbursed the week after Drop/Swap & Add and continue each week throughout the semester as students complete and meet all eligibility requirements.

Upcoming Dates/Deadlines

No upcoming deadlines at this time.

Scholarship Opportunities

Search for scholarships that fit your life right now and your academic aspirations for the future.

Check Out Scholarships

Financial Aid Forms

Here are the financial aid forms you need to apply, renew, appeal and more. All forms are date sensitive, so be sure to select the correct academic year.

Download & Upload Forms

Tuition & Costs

Here are the costs of college — and how you can make it affordable. Check out estimates for tuition & fees, room & board, and other living expenses you may encounter in college.

View Cost of Attendance

Centsible Knights – Top 50 Financial Literacy Program in 2020

The University of Central Florida’s Centsible Knights program has daily office hours for students to attend in case of any need for financial literacy and education counseling. The university has plenty of online articles and events helping students understand their financial situation, and also offers GradReady, “a free interactive website with online videos and resources to better assist students in making sound financial decisions.”

First-Stop – Downtown Student Affairs

Students are encouraged to visit First Stop, located on the first floor in UnionWest for assistance with any of the above services. When you visit First Stop, please sign in and indicate the services you need assistance with. You will be greeted by a Student Services Coach or Student Services Advisor to assist you with your questions.

Visit the First-Stop Downtown Student Affairs office online at