Office of Student Financial Assistance

Newly Admitted Students

Office of Student Financial Assistance (SFA) begins notifying incoming freshmen and transfer students of their estimated financial aid packages early March.  The initial award letter is sent to the student’s home address. 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. SFA will only send notifications such as these to a student’s Knights email account.

Click here for instructions to create your Knights email account.

Reporting Outside Scholarships:
Students must notify our office of all outside awards received, including awards paid directly to you. Please report your outside scholarships to our office and include a copy of any correspondence (e.g., letter or email) from the scholarship donor. This information can be submitted in-person, via mail, fax, or online. SFA will not accept documents submitted as an email attachment.

Click here to review guidelines for submitting documents to the office.

Summer 2017 Admits:
Students entering Summer 2017 and wish to apply to receive financial aid for the summer term must complete the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2016-2017 FAFSA covers the Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 terms. Complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. The last day to complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA is June 30, 2017.

Important: The 2017-2018 FAFSA covers Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018, NOT Summer 2017.

 

Continuing Students

Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP):
Students with a valid 2017-2018 FAFSA with UCF and currently meeting the Office of Student Financial Assistance SAP policy will begin receiving an award email notification to their Knights email account beginning late March 2017.

Click here to review the SAP policy.

SAP Financial Aid Warning, Cancellation, or Probation Status:
Students with a valid 2017-2018 FAFSA with UCF and have a SAP Financial Aid Warning, Cancellation, or Probation status will have their financial aid eligibility reviewed at the end of the Spring 2017 after their SAP status has been evaluated. Those students who meet financial aid eligibility requirements including SAP will begin receiving an award email notification to their Knights email account beginning late May 2017.

Students with extenuating circumstances (e.g., death of a relative, an illness or injury of the student, etc.), who have been placed on a cancellation status, may appeal to the Financial Aid Review Committee for reinstatement based on his/her special case.

High Achievement Scholars:
Students receiving the scholarships listed below are advised to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA prior to June 1, 2017 for timely processing of their scholarship award. Continuing students will not have their scholarship placed on their award file until they’ve met the renewal requirements to include a successfully completed 2017-2018 FAFSA.

National Achievement Scholarship

National Hispanic Scholarship

National Merit Scholarship

Pegasus Scholarship

Provost Scholarship

Transfer Scholarship