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Understanding Our Program Eligibility Charts

Financial aid is provided based on your eligibility and the availability of funding. In the event there are changes in funding levels, awards may be reduced or canceled. Late file completion, the addition of transient/remedial credits or other actions that delay disbursements may result in an adjustment to your award(s).


Undergraduate

Program Eligibility Chart for Undergraduate Students Fall 2020 & Spring 2021
Program Name Minimum Hours Required Per Term Transient Hours Acceptable? Remedial Hours Acceptable? Satisfactory Academic Progress Required? Other Renewal Requirements? FAFSA Required?
Awards Determined By Hours Enrolled Federal Pell Grant 1 Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Florida Student Assistance Grant (Full-Time) 12+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Florida Student Assistance Grant (Part-Time) 6 – 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
UCF Grant (Full-Time Only) 12+ No Yes Yes No Yes
UCF Orion Grant (Full-Time Only) 12+ No Yes Yes No Yes
Black and Gold Grant (Full-Time) 12+ No Yes Yes No Yes
Black and Gold Grant (Part-Time) 6 – 11 No Yes Yes No Yes
Bright Futures 6 Yes No No Yes No
Knights Aid Award (Part-Time) 6 – 11 No Yes Yes No Yes
Knights Opportunity Award (Full-Time) 12+ No Yes Yes No Yes
Knights Opportunity Award (Part-Time) 6 – 11 No Yes Yes No Yes
Other Awards Stafford Loan 6 No No Yes No Yes
Federal SEOG Grant 12 Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Pegasus Scholarships^ 12 No Yes No Yes Yes
UCF Scholars Award 12 No Yes Yes No Yes
Federal Work Study 6 No Yes Yes No Yes
Charge On! 15 Grant 15 No No Yes Yes Yes
Plus Loan 6 No No Yes No Yes
First Generation 12 No Yes Yes No Yes
Program Eligibility Chart for Undergraduate Students Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
Program Name Minimum Hours Required Per Term Transient Hours Acceptable? Remedial Hours Acceptable? Satisfactory Academic Progress Required? Other Renewal Requirements? FAFSA Required?
Awards Determined By Hours Enrolled Federal Pell Grant 1 Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Florida Student Assistance Grant (Full-Time) 12+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Florida Student Assistance Grant (Part-Time) 6 – 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
UCF Grant (Full-Time Only) 12+ No Yes Yes No Yes
UCF Orion Grant (Full-Time Only) 12+ No Yes Yes No Yes
Black and Gold Grant (Full-Time) 12+ No Yes Yes No Yes
Black and Gold Grant (Part-Time) 6 – 11 No Yes Yes No Yes
Bright Futures 6 Yes No No Yes No
Knights Aid Award (Part-Time) 6 – 11 No Yes Yes No Yes
Knights Opportunity Award (Full-Time) 12+ No Yes Yes No Yes
Knights Opportunity Award (Part-Time) 6 – 11 No Yes Yes No Yes
Other Awards Stafford Loan 6 No No Yes No Yes
Federal SEOG Grant 12 Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Pegasus Scholarships^ 12 No Yes No Yes Yes
UCF Scholars Award 12 No Yes Yes No Yes
Federal Work Study 6 No Yes Yes No Yes
Charge On! 15 Grant 15 No No Yes Yes Yes
Plus Loan 6 No No Yes No Yes
First Generation 12 No Yes Yes No Yes
Program Eligibility Chart for Undergraduate Summer 2020
Program Name Minimum Hours Required Per Term Transient Hours Acceptable? Remedial Hours Acceptable? Satisfactory Academic Progress Required? Other Renewal Requirements? FAFSA Required?
Awards Determined by Hours Enrolled Federal Pell Grant 1 Yes Yes Yes No Yes
UCF Grant 6 No Yes Yes No Yes
Other Awards Perkins Loan 6 Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Stafford Loan 6 No No Yes No Yes
Federal Seog Grant 6
A, C, D hours only
Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Pegasus* 9 No Yes No Yes Yes
Federal Work Study 6 No Yes Yes No Yes
Plus Loan 6 No No Yes No Yes

Undergraduate: Pegasus Scholarship Programs

Program Eligibility Chart for Pegasus Scholarship Programs Fall & Spring
Program Name Minimum Hours Required Per Term Minimum GPA required at the end of each Spring Dual/Transient Hours Acceptable? Remedial Hours Acceptable? Satisfactory Academic Progress Required? Other Renewal Requirements? FAFSA Required? Maximum Time Limit
National Merit*** 12 3.2 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 8 Semesters
National Achievement*** 12 3.2 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 8 Semesters
National Hispanic*** 12 3.2 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 8 Semesters
Pegasus*** (Gold, Bronze, Silver) 12 3.0 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 8 Semesters
Provost Scholarship Award 12 3.0 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 8 Semesters
Knights Achievement 12 3.0 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 8 Semesters
Florida Foundation For Future Scientists (FFFS) 12 3.0 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 8 Semesters
High Academic Achievement Transfer Scholarship*** 12 3.0 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 4 Semesters
Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship*** 12 3.0 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 4 Semesters
Direct Connect Transfer Scholarship*** 12 3.0 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 4 Semesters
Articulated Honors to Honors Transfer Scholarship*** 12 3.0 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 4 Semesters
Cultural Diversity Transfer Scholarship*** 12 3.0 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 4 Semesters
All Florida Academic First Team Transfer Scholarship*** 12 3.0 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 4 Semesters
All Florida Academic Second Team Transfer Scholarship*** 12 3.0 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 4 Semesters
Ralph C Boston Transfer Scholarship*** 12 3.0 UCF GPA No No No Yes Yes 4 Semesters
Bright Futures Medallion & Gold Seal 6 2.75 UCF GPA or 2.75 Overall Cumulative GPA Yes No No Yes Yes College Graduation or 132 hours or 7 years after high school graduation
Bright Futures Academic Scholars 6 3.0 UCF GPA or 3.0 Overall Cumulative GPA Yes No No Yes Yes College Graduation or 132 hours or 7 years after high school graduation

Master’s, Specialist and Doctoral

Program Eligibility Chart for Master’s, Specialist and Doctoral Students Summer 2020
Program Name Minimum Hours Required Per Term Transient Hours Acceptable? Remedial Hours Acceptable? Satisfactory Academic Progress Required? Other Renewal Requirements? FAFSA Required?
Other Awards Stafford Loan 4.5 No No Yes No Yes
Federal Work Study 4.5 No Yes Yes No Yes
Graduate PLUS Loan** 4.5 No No Yes No Yes
Program Eligibility Chart for Master’s, Specialist and Doctoral Students Summer 2020
Program Name Minimum Thesis & Dissertation Hours Required Per Term Transient Hours Acceptable? Remedial Hours Acceptable? Satisfactory Academic Progress Required? Other Renewal Requirements? FAFSA Required?
Other Awards Perkins Loan 3 Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Stafford Loan 3 No No Yes No Yes
Federal Work Study 3 No Yes Yes No Yes
Graduate PLUS Loan** 3 No No Yes No Yes

Master’s Thesis & Doctoral Candidacy Dissertation Students

Program Eligibility Chart for Master’s Thesis & Doctoral Candidacy Dissertation Students Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
Program Name Minimum Thesis & Dissertation Hours Required Per Term Transient Hours Acceptable? Remedial Hours Acceptable? Satisfactory Academic Progress Required? Other Renewal Requirements? FAFSA Required?
Other Awards Stafford Loan 3 No No Yes No Yes
Federal Work Study 3 No Yes Yes No Yes
Graduate PLUS Loan** 3 No No Yes No Yes
Program Eligibility Chart for Master’s Thesis & Doctoral Candidacy Dissertation Students Summer 2020
Program Name Minimum Thesis & Dissertation Hours Required Per Term Transient Hours Acceptable? Remedial Hours Acceptable? Satisfactory Academic Progress Required? Other Renewal Requirements? FAFSA Required?
Other Awards Stafford Loan 3 No No Yes No Yes
Federal Work Study 3 No Yes Yes No Yes
Graduate PLUS Loan** 3 No No Yes No Yes

**Personal Credit based award

***Exceptions for Pegasus Scholarship Programs

Maximum Term Limits. Students whose major requires 124 or more hours may receive a one-term extension. Double majors and minors are not considered. A letter from the department verifying the number of hours required must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Assistance prior to the 9th term.Full Time Requirement. The only exception to the full-time enrollment requirement is granted to students during their graduating semester. If you are enrolled in less than six UCF hours during your graduating semester the exception must be approved by the Office of Student Financial Assistance Scholarship Committee. It is recommended that you submit your request at least two months prior to the beginning of your graduating semester to have a decision rendered before the beginning of the semester. For the exception to be extended, students must provide a memo on letterhead from their academic advisor indicating: student’s name and UCFID/PID, semester graduation is expected, name of course(s) needed for graduation, and name of the undergraduate degree to be received.

Students who received full-time Pell Grants in the fall and spring terms, must have at least 6 credit hours to be considered for a Pell Grant in the summer term.