FAFSA Simplification for 2024-2025
New federal legislation has resulted in changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that will go into effect for the 2024-2025 aid year. As a result of these changes, the 2024-2025 FAFSA will become available in December 2023. Additionally, UCF’s priority filing date for 2024-2025 is February 15, 2024. FAFSA Simplification Information
FAFSA Becomes Available: December 2023
UCF’s FAFSA Priority Date: February 15
All students must apply or reapply for financial aid every year. Filling out the FAFSA is free. Find out more at our FAFSA information page.
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.
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.
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/