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Welcome back, Knights! There’s an old saying here at UCF: “New academic year, new application for financial aid.” OK, so no one actually says that — but it is true. Many of the forms you completed last year must be submitted again this year. So before you pick up textbooks or receive a class syllabus, you’ll need to complete some items that are essential to the financial aid process.

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How to Renew Aid

From application to award notification, here’s a checklist every student should follow to help ensure a smooth financial aid experience.

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Financial Aid Timeline

Take note: Here are the important dates for applications, submission of varying documents, and financial aid disbursements within the financial aid process at UCF.

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When Will I Receive Aid?

Funds begin being disbursed the week after Drop/Swap & Add and continue as students complete and meet all eligibility requirements. Click through to view the Receive Aid Checklist.

Florida Bright Futures

Did you earn a Bright Futures scholarship? Congrats! Find out how your scholarship will pay for tuition and fees at UCF.

Program Eligibility Charts

Requirements differ from award to award, so be sure you understand your financial aid program details. You can find them all in this chart.

Scholarship Tips

Want to maximize your scholarship opportunities and learn how to write award-winning essays? Check out these helpful tips.

Avoid Financial Aid Setbacks

To help you steer clear of any financial aid delays or setbacks, check out the most common mistakes that are made during and after the financial aid application process.

Tuition & Costs

How much does it cost to go to UCF? Students and parents can use the Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of costs.

Centsible Knights

Learn to spend wisely, manage student debt, build credit and save for the future with Centsible Knights, UCF’s free financial literacy program.

Financial Aid Help Videos

Check out these short videos to gain an understanding of the financial aid process at UCF, including an overview of the FAFSA.

Additional Links

Here are additional links with helpful information you may need as you navigate the financial aid process.