Office Hours:
Summer 2018  -  9:00AM to 5:00PM daily
Millican Hall, Room 107

Summer 2018 Financial Aid


Financial aid is available to eligible UCF students enrolled in summer sessions including newly admitted students. The summer term is a trailer to the fall and spring aid year award cycle. The awarding process for the summer term differs from our fall and spring awarding processes.

It is important students understand the steps for applying and receiving financial aid for the summer term. Information regarding summer aid eligibility, how to apply, and what types of financial aid are available to UCF students’, is listed below.

Admission holds and contingencies may prevent or delay financial aid disbursements. 


 

Summer Financial Aid Eligibility

The amount and type of summer financial aid students are eligible to receive will depend on:

  • Having a valid 2017-2018Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file
  • Summer enrollment hours
    • o Undergraduate students must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours for summer
    • o Graduate students must enroll in a minimum of 3 credit hours for summer
  • Students must have a completed financial aid file
  • Student must meet ALL financial aid eligibility requirements
  • Financial need
  • Pell Grant and/or loan eligibility

 

 

Summer Enrollment

Students are required to be enrolled at least half-time in order to be eligible for most financial aid funding. Students are advised to review the financial aid office’s Program Eligibility Chart for additional information regarding enrollment and how it impacts eligibility for various financial aid programs.

 

 

Summer Financial Aid Disbursements

Financial aid disbursements will begin the week following Drop/Swap & Add and continue each week throughout the semester, as students complete and meet all eligibility requirements. The timing of disbursements is contingent upon enrollment and confirmation of academic activity.

NOTE: Students whose half-time enrollment includes Summer Session B courses should be aware that summer financial aid will not disburse until after Session B has begun and students have successfully completed their academic activities for that session.

Additional information regarding financial aid disbursements can be found on our disbursements page.

Summer Terms, Hours & Disbursements

A, C, D Terms
B
Term
View Award
on myUCF
by May 15th
View Award
or Increase
on my UCF after

June 30th
A, C, D Terms
Disbursement

on/after
May 24th
B Term
Disbursement

on/after July 5th
6 hours or more
0 hours
Yes
N/A
Yes
N/A
6 hours or more
1 or more hours
Yes, for A,C,D hours
Yes, for B hours
Yes
Yes
5 hours or less
1 or more hours
No
Yes, for A,C,D + B hours combined
No
Yes
A,C,D + B combined hours will disburse on/after
July 5th
3 hours
3 hours
No
Yes, for A,C,D + B hours combined
No
Yes
A,C,D + B combined hours will disburse on/after
July 5th
0 hours
6 or more hours
No
Yes, for B hours
No
Yes, for B hours

Disbursement for each term will begin after Drop/Swap and Add deadline.

 

 

Summer Financial Aid Application Process

The summer 2018 term is a part of the 2017-2018 aid year, and students applying for financial aid for the summer must complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA.  All students anticipating financial aid funding for the summer term are required to have a complete 2017-2018 FAFSA with a valid Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and the UCF Federal School Code (003954) listed.  The last day to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA is June 30, 2018.   

NOTE: The 2018-2019 FAFSA is for the fall 2018, spring 2019, and summer 2019 semesters.

Incoming Freshmen Only:

Freshman with a valid admission on file for the Summer B term, and have met all of the above financial aid application and eligibility requirements, can anticipate receiving a financial aid award notification via email in May.

An email notification will be sent to students’ Knights email account with instructions to log onto the myUCF portal, Student Center, to view summer financial aid awards. A paper award notification will not be mailed. Students can begin checking their Knights email account for this notification beginning mid to late May.

Incoming Transfer and All Continuing Students:

Prior to being offered financial aid for the summer term, transfer students admitted for the summer term, and all continuing students, must first enroll in summer classes. Students who have met all of the above requirements and are enrolled at least half-time, will be available for you to view summer financial aid on the myUCF portal within five to seven business days of enrolling, once summer financial aid packaging begins.

An email notification will be sent to students’ Knights email account informing them to log onto the myUCF portal, Student Center, to view their summer financial aid awards. A paper award notification will not be mailed. Students can begin checking their Knights email account for this notification beginning mid to late April.

 

 

Summer Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is determined each year by the Office of Student Financial Assistance. The cost of attendance (COA) includes expenses that a student can anticipate incurring as a student, such as tuition and fees, room and board, books, transportation, and miscellaneous/personal expenses. Because the summer term is a shorter semester, the costs reflected in the COA will be a prorated (i.e. smaller) version of the costs reflected for the fall and spring terms.

The COA for the summer term is less than the fall and spring terms, as the summer term has a shorter duration.  Cost of Attendance for Summer 2018

 

 

Types of Summer Financial Aid


Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholars

Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholars: Students who are eligible for the top tier Florida Bright Futures award, Florida Academic Scholars(FAS) are eligible for summer funding for summer 2018. More information about summer Bright Futures Scholarships can be found in the Bright Futures section of this website.

Summer Grants

Pell Grant: Students, who did not receive in their full Pell Grant in the fall or spring semesters, may be eligible for the remaining Pell for the summer term. Additionally, Pell Grant eligible students who enroll in at least 6 credit hours in the summer will be considered for Pell Eligibility Incoming freshman are strongly encouraged to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA in order to be considered for this and other funding.

UCF Grant: Undergraduate students may be eligible for the UCF Grant. Your eligibility is based upon your financial need as determined by your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your 2017-2018 FAFSA, and the availability of funds at the time of awarding. If funding has been exhausted, you may not be awarded this grant, even if you meet eligibility requirements.

Federal Stafford Loans

Along with meeting all other financial aid eligibility requirements, students must be enrolled at least half-time in order to receive Federal Direct Stafford Loans. Annual loan limits are determined by class standing and dependency status. Additional information regarding borrowing limits can be found at Loan Borrowing Limits.

Transfer students should be aware that the amount of loans received at a previous institution may affect eligibility to receive loans at UCF. Students who received Federal Direct Stafford Loans during this academic year at another institution should make sure that the remainder of that loan is cancelled before applying for a loan at UCF.

Students must actively log onto the myUCF portal and accept or decline the loan offers. The financial aid office cannot accept or decline an award on a student’s behalf. Additional information regarding how to accept/decline Federal Direct Stafford Loans can be found on the how to accept/decline your loans page. NOTE: Loans that are left in an offered status will be cancelled by the financial aid office prior to end of the summer term.

First-time Federal Direct Loan borrowers must complete both an online Master Promissory Note and an online Entrance Counseling session prior to disbursement. Students can view these requirements by logging onto the myUCF portal, Student Center, to check the To Do List.

Federal Direct PLUS Loan

Parents of dependent undergraduate students can borrow a Parent PLUS Loan to assist with covering their students’ educational expenses. Students must meet all financial aid eligibility requirements and be enrolled at least half-time. Additional information regarding the application process can be found on our Parent PLUS Loan page.

Graduate students can borrow a Graduate PLUS Loan to assist with covering his/her educational expenses. Students must meet all financial aid eligibility requirements and be enrolled at least half-time. Additional information regarding the application process can be found on the Graduate PLUS Loan page.