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HIGHER ED, LOWER FEES

As an online student, there are certain campus services you won’t need to use. That’s why students enrolled in a UCF Online program receive a waiver for some campus-based fees, including the health fee and athletic fee. You can earn the same high-quality university education that students on campus receive, but at a lower cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Activity and Service Fee
  • Transportation and Access Fee
  • Health Fee
  • Athletic Fee
  • Technology Fee

This waiver of fees does reduce access to some on-campus student resources, including:

  • Enrollment in campus face-to-face classes
  • Enrollment in mixed mode classes
  • On-campus student housing
  • Student Health Services (including Counseling and Psychological Services)
  • Recreation and Wellness Center services and programs
  • UCF Athletics services and discounts
  • Certain services from the Student Government Association

Individuals applying for enrollment into one of our undergraduate programs can request to have the $30 application fee waived on the basis of financial hardship by submitting a written request AND one of the following items:

  • An SAT, ACT or NACAC fee waiver form from your high school guidance office
  • Documentation from your high school showing your eligibility for a free or reduced lunch
  • Your family’s most recent tax return

Mail materials to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 160111
Orlando, FL 32816-0111

All applicants are notified that the application fee is non-refundable.

Absolutely! You may obtain your UCF Card through the on-campus Card Services office, UCF Connect Centers, or by mail.
To receive your ID by mail, you will need:

    • Passport quality photograph

Note: The photo should show a clear, front view, full face of the customer. The customer should be in normal street attire, without hat or dark glasses against a plain white or off-white background. The customer should have a natural expression, mouth closed or smiling, and eyes open and looking directly ahead.

  • Copy of your Driver’s License or State Issued ID Card
  • Your UCF ID
  • Your Contact Information
  • Print and sign waiver form
  • Enclose a check for $15 made out to “UCF” for replacement cards due to loss, theft, or damage.
Mail materials to:
UCF Card Services
P.O. Box 160056
Orlando, FL 32816-0056

For details on eligibility requirements visit UCF Card Service.

UCF Online students can join an existing organization as long as the membership requirements for that RSO are met. Some organizations may require face-to-face meetings/activities while others are more accommodating to off-campus students. Search the Organization Directory to learn more about their missions and contact an organization’s primary contact to inquire if remote participation is offered.
Membership in a fraternity and sorority chapter is limited to any student who is paying activity and service fees and is currently or continuously enrolled with the University of Central Florida. The listed fees are not included in the waived fees for online students.
All items sold in the UCF Bookstore are available for purchase online. To explore the selection and purchase textbooks or UCF branded materials visit the University of Central Florida Official Bookstore.
Work study is not open to online students as many work study positions are located on the main campus of the university.

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Get Connected.

Contact the UCF Online Connect Center to learn more about the available online programs or for help finding an online degree that works for you.

Call Today: 855-903-8576



Why earn a degree from UCF Online?

Access. Innovation. Impact.

UCF Online is a community of thinkers, helpers and makers who use bold ideas to challenge the ordinary and devise solutions to solve the world’s most pressing problems. A great university can unleash the potential to change the world. Listed as one of the most innovative universities in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2020 Guide, UCF specializes in providing high-quality online degree programs for those talented students and working professionals who are unable to physically attend our Orlando main campus or one of our 11 Central Florida locations.