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We’re excited to see you’re interested in becoming a Knight. And we know that costs are a big factor when it comes to choosing which college to attend. That’s why we’ve gathered some of our most helpful tips for making college affordable. Whether you’re a high school student, interested in transferring to UCF or just planning for the future, this is your go-to place for understanding the financial aid process.

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How to Apply for 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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Scholarship Tips

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

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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.

Summer Financial Aid

Information regarding summer aid eligibility, how to apply, and what types of financial aid are available to UCF students

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.

Middle School & High School Students

It’s never too early to think about going to college. In this checklist, you can see suggestions for ways students — from 6th graders to high school seniors — can get ready for college.

Foster Youth Development

To support the unique needs of the foster youth population, UCF provides services and guidance for these young people to develop and accomplish their life goals.

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.

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.

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.

Additional Links

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