Graduate students should apply for financial aid by following the same procedures as undergraduate students.
Federal Work Study
Graduate students may be eligible for Federal Work Study, Unsubsidized Federal Stafford, Federal Grad PLUS, and some scholarships. Graduate students are not eligible to receive grants, such as Pell, FSEOG, FSAG and UCF Grant.
Second Master’s Degree
Second master’s degree-seeking students will be reviewed as graduate students for Satisfactory Academic Progress purposes. They will be allowed a total of 70 graduate hours, including all attempted graduate hours.
Three or More Degrees
Students seeking a third master’s degree are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Students may receive graduate fellowships from the College of Graduate Studies, the students’ college or department, or agencies and organizations outside UCF.
For a listing of scholarships, please visit our Scholarship page. Colleges may offer additional funding opportunities to graduate students. Please review your college website for awards specifically for graduate students. Also, ask your graduate program coordinator if there are other opportunities for which you may be eligible.
International Graduate Students
International students receiving fellowships may have an income tax liability. For details, please review the International Students section of our website.
Please note that any scholarship, fellowship, or waiver will affect the financial aid eligibility. Per federal regulations, total aid cannot exceed the cost of attendance. Therefore, the Office of Student Financial Assistance may adjust financial aid accordingly.