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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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Financial Literacy Scholarship

  • Be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen
  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA as an undergraduate and 3.0 cumulative GPA as a graduate student
  • Enroll in at least full time UCF hours (at least 12 UCF credit hours as undergraduate and at least 9 UCF credit hours as a graduate student)
  • Complete two out of the three pathways on GradReady, online learning tool, found on Centsible Knights website: Centsible Knights | UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance (Must earn 80% or higher at each topic)

To apply for the Centsible Knights Financial Literacy Scholarship visit

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

Summer Financial Aid

Information regarding summer aid eligibility, how to apply, and what types of financial aid are available to UCF students.

View Summer Financial Aid

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.


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.

Financial aid at UCF, where do I start?

Check out the Financial Aid Guide for more information about accepting your awards.

Where can I find videos about financial aid?

Watch these short videos to gain an understanding of the financial aid process at UCF, including an overview of the FAFSA.

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

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

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.”