Office of Student Financial Assistance

Award Notification for 2017-2018

Summer 2017 - Financial Aid

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is Offline

Document & File Upload

IRS Data Retrieval Tool is offline until the start of the next FAFSA season (October 2017), more info.

Award Notification for 2017-2018

Office of Student Financial Assistance (SFA) begins notifying incoming freshmen and transfer students of their estimated financial aid packages early March. If there is any adjustment to the initial award package, the student will receive notification through their Knights email account instructing them to review the changes through their myUCF Portal.

Award Notification Information for 2017-2018 (Fall & Spring)

Summer 2017 Financial Aid

Information regarding summer aid eligibility, how to apply, and what types of financial aid are available to UCF students. The summer term is a part of the 2016-2017 aid year, and the awarding process differs from the fall and spring awarding processes.

Early FAFSA for 2017-2018

Try the 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA video tutorial today!

Starting with the 2017-2018 FAFSA students can file as early as October 1, 2016. If the FAFSA application priority date (December 1st) is missed, students should apply as soon as possible to be considered for financial aid that is still available.

The UCF school code is 003954.

Academic Activity

Federal regulations require that federal aid awards be based on courses in which students have completed an academically related activity.

Accept, Decline or Reduce Loans

Only Federal Direct Stafford Loans can be accepted, reduced or declined on your myUCF account. Grants and scholarships require no acceptance.

Projected Financial Aid Request

Students may need to provide information about the amount of anticipated financial aid they will receive per term. Use this tool to submit a request to receive documentation of projected aid.

Items on Your “To-Do List”

The To Do List may contain items that you need to complete for Student Financial Assistance (SFA) or other offices within the UCF community. Students receiving financial aid should regularly check their To Do List.

How to Request IRS Tax Transcripts

Per federal regulations copies of tax returns (IRS Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ) cannot be accepted to verify tax information. You must provide copies of tax return transcript(s) obtained from the IRS. Request the Tax Return Transcript or Verification of Non-Filing Letter from the IRS.

Financial Aid Help Videos

These short videos will assistance 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!

Document & File Upload

Students now have the option to submit financial aid documents online using the Document & File Upload form. This service does not replace the existing methods such as walk-in, drop-off, mail & FAX for students to submit documents. The Document & File Upload offers students the convenience of safely and securely uploading documents to our office for review & processing.

Financial Aid – Mission Statement

The Office of Student Financial Assistance, a unit within Student Development and Enrollment Services, is dedicated to supporting UCF’s mission and goals through the efficient delivery of student aid. The Office provides UCF students with a comprehensive offering of financial assistance options to support student success and the attainment of a university degree.

UCF Title IX Policy

Please note that when a student discloses (written or in person) that they have been a victim of sexual misconduct, the Office of Student Financial Assistance is required by federal regulations to inform the UCF Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator will communicate directly with the student to ensure they are safe and aware of services available to assist them. For more information about Title IX regulations and policies, please visit