These short videos will assist in understanding the financial aid process at UCF and give an overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn helpful tips and tricks to file your FAFSA faster and more accurately.
General Financial Assistance Help Videos
The key to unlocking student aid to help you pay for college, career school, or trade school is submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form!
If you plan to submit a 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, gather the required documents and information that you’ll need to fill out the form.
Information on different types of federal aid available, including loans, grants, and work-study jobs.
Address common myths about financial aid: having too much income, not having good enough grades, or needing to file taxes before completing the FAFSA.
FAFSA Help Videos
The FAFSA form, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the only way to access the largest source of financial aid—federal student aid—to help you pay for your education.
Provides an overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the application process.
A contributor is anyone required to provide information, a signature, and consent and approval to have their federal tax information transferred directly into the FAFSA form. This may include the student, the student’s spouse, a biological or adoptive parent, or a stepparent.
Your StudentAid.gov account contains verified personal information, so each StudentAid.gov account can link to only one person.
Providing consent and approval on the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is a requirement for federal student aid eligibility.
To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study funds, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at fafsa.gov.
Walk through the criteria for determining whether a FAFSA applicant is an independent or dependent student.
Question and answer session hosted by the Office of Student Financial Assistance on 10-19-2020
Question and answer session hosted by the Office of Student Financial Assistance on 07-22-2021
UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance Help Videos
Most Student Financial Assistance resources are available at www.finaid.ucf.edu.
The To-Do List contains items that you may need to complete for the Office of Student Financial Assistance or other offices at UCF.
Florida Prepaid is handled through the Student Account Services Office. Bright Futures is handled through the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Prior to submitting checks, please complete the Report Scholarship Form and endorse if the check is made out in the student’s name.
The Federal Parent PLUS Loan is a credit based federal loan for parents of eligible dependent students.
Learn about the initial financial aid package, including awards types, amounts and eligibility.
Important emails from UCF may be found in your Clutter folder, please check your Clutter folder regularly or disable it.
Your To-Do List should be checked routinely in the event additional documents are requested.
Learn about the to-do-list, how to avoid delays, myUCF portal, and submission deadlines.
Students receiving federal aid are required to be academically engaged in courses enrolled.
Learn about eligibility for funds for books through a short term advance or opt-in program.
Only Federal Loan or Federal Work Study offered awards can be accepted, reduced and/or declined on your myUCF account. Grants and scholarships require no acceptance.
From the to-do list and financial aid status, to textbooks and disbursements and refunds, this video helps students before first day of classes.
Learn the differences between the types of federal direct loans and what it means regarding interest.