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Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

If you have been negatively financially impacted by the Pandemic, you may qualify for Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF III).

UCF students who are U.S. Citizens, Permanent U.S. Residents or Non-Citizens eligible for federally funded student aid are encouraged to complete a 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) . Students in these categories should complete the application found at this:

International students and/or students who are classified as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS), please complete the application found at this link:

The current HEERF application will remain open until further notice.

Complete the  2022-2023 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. Find out more at our FAFSA information page


FAFSA School Code: 003954

Knights Armor Up and Wear Masks Indoors

We expect that all members of our UCF community take personal precautions, including wearing masks indoors and getting vaccinated to protect themselves, in accordance with the CDC’s latest guidance. Vaccines are our most effective tool in combating hospitalization and death due to COVID-19, and wearing masks can help prevent the spread of the virus. Visit UCF Coronavirus Information: Update on Fall Plans and Precautions for details.

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.

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

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