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Students who are anticipating funds from an entity outside of UCF should report the funds via the Self Report Private Scholarships on your myUCF. This report acts as a placeholder and allows financial aid to make any necessary adjustments prior to disbursing aid. If students do not report the funds they risk required adjustments to their financial aid potentially causing reductions of disbursed aid.

Instructions for Self Report Private Scholarship

Students should not report scholarships received from Florida Bright Futures, the University of Central Florida colleges, departments, and alumni association. These scholarships will be reported directly to the Office of Student Financial Assistance by those respective areas.

Once a student receives an Award Letter from a non-UCF entity they should utilize the Self Report Private tool. When the scholarship check arrives it will then need to be it will then need to be submitted to the financial aid office for processing and disbursement. After a student utilizes the Self Report Private Scholarships tool allow 5-7 business days for processing. An estimated award will be reflected on myUCF: View Financial Aid

If the scholarship check is payable to the student or both UCF and the student, report the funds via the Self Report Private Scholarships tool, sign the back of the check and deliver the check to the UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance, Room 107.

Mailing Address and Contact Info

When mailing scholarship checks to UCF, please use our official address. If mailing a check, include the student’s full name, UCF ID and social security number on the check.

University of Central Florida
Office of Student Financial Assistance
P.O. Box 160113
Orlando, FL 32816-0113

UCF Priority Dates for Reporting Private Scholarships

For reported scholarship(s) to appear as estimated aid for the purpose of Tuition and Fee and/or On-Campus Housing Deferments, student’s must report their anticipated scholarship award via the Self Report Private Scholarship tool by:

  • May 1st for the upcoming Summer term
  • July 1st for the upcoming Fall term
  • November 1st for the upcoming Spring term

Any received after these dates will be put on as quickly as possible but we cannot guarantee in time for Textbook Opt-In or Short Term Advance considerations, etc.

For timely processing, please submit scholarship checks to the Office of Student Financial Aid within five to 10 business days of receiving the award.

Donor Requests for Enrollment Verification

If you have additional documentation that is being requested by your donor, please email that information to sfascholarships@ucf.edu. In the subject line of your email please add Report Private Scholarships – Additional Documents.

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Requests for enrollment verification documentation used to officially verify a student’s enrollment status, credit hours, anticipated graduation date and proof of attendance are functions of the Registrars Office.

Failure to Report Scholarships from Outside Sources

Failure to report outside financial aid awards (i.e. scholarships) could result in reduction or cancellation of financial aid administered by Student Financial Assistance.

Federal and state regulations state that a student cannot receive scholarships and other need-based financial aid in excess of their financial need. Regulations also state that the combined amount of a student’s aid cannot exceed their cost of attendance if the student also receives any institutional, federal, or state aid.

If you have questions regarding your financial aid award, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 407-823-2827, or by email at finaid@ucf.edu.

Private Scholarship FAQs

Yes, federal regulations require students who receive financial assistance through additional sources to notify their financial aid department of their award.

Yes, provide the check with your signature, to the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Your check will then be deposited into your student account for regular disbursement.

Yes, provide the check with your signature, to the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Your check will then be deposited into your student account for regular disbursement.

If your donor requires financial need verification, please submit the documents to our department in order for your information to be verified and returned to the donor.

Please allow at least 10 business days for processing unless the donor is requiring information that requires we process after drop, swap and add.

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