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.
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.
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.
No upcoming deadlines at this time.
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 dtc.sdes.ucf.edu/first-stop/