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Summer Financial Aid INFORMATION

The awarding process for the summer term differs from our fall and spring awarding processes. It is important students understand the steps for applying and receiving financial aid for the summer term. Learn more about Summer Financial Aid regarding summer aid eligibility, how to apply, and what types of financial aid are available to UCF students.

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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. The 2024-2025 FAFSA will become available in December 2023. 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.

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.


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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 UCF 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.

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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.

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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.

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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