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Second degree-seeking undergraduate students should apply for financial aid by following the same procedures as other undergraduate students.

  • Second degree-seeking undergraduate students must have declared majors different from the major in which they have already earned a degree.
  • Second degree-seeking undecided majors are considered undeclared for financial aid purposes, and are not eligible for aid.
  • Generally, second degree-seeking undergraduate students may be eligible for Federal Work Study, Federal Stafford and Perkins Loans.
  • Second degree-seeking undergraduate students are NOT eligible to receive grants, such as Pell, FSEOG, FSAG and the UCF Grant.
  • Second undergraduate degree-seeking students are also reviewed as undergraduate students for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) purposes. Effective fall 2015, second degree-seeking students no longer need to submit the Second Degree Academic Plan for Financial Aid. Second degree students are allowed up to 70 attempted hours. Once second degree-seeking students have exceeded 70 attempted hours, they will be placed on cancellation status. Credit hour accumulation will be monitored by the Office of Student Financial Assistance each term.
  • Second degree-seeking students, who previously submitted an academic plan outlining the courses needed for degree completion, must continue to follow the plan to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • All undergraduate coursework is considered when calculating completion ratio and GPA for second degree-seeking students.

Three or More Degrees

Students seeking a third bachelor’s degree are not eligible for federal financial aid.