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My donor requires financial aid verification, what do I need to do?

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.

Do I get a copy of my scholarship verification information?

Yes, you may obtain a copy of your completed paperwork if you request a copy of the document. Documents that are required to be submitted to the donor will be done so either by fax or mail; original documents are not returned to the students, however, copies may be obtained. Please note: Students may request a copy by submitting a written request in person or via e-mail at: sfascholarships@ucf.edu. Students will need to pick up the documentation in person.

What aid is available to me as an Out of State Student?

Non-Florida Residents may apply for scholarships if they meet the requirements for the awards. It is also recommended that Out of State Students check with their state’s Department of Education.

I am receiving a scholarship in addition to my financial aid, how will this affect my other aid?

Students who receive need based aid such as grants, work study, or loans may have their awards reduced if the addition of the scholarship exceeds their financial need or their cost of attendance.

My scholarship check is made out directly to me; will I need to notify your department?

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

My scholarship check is made out to me and UCF, do I need to bring the check in or can I cash it?

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.

I received a better award package at another school, will UCF match the award?

No, we may re-evaluate your aid package to determine if you have been fully awarded according to your eligibility. If you have been offered a scholarship through Undergraduate Admissions, you may contact their department to determine if a review of your award may be possible.

Where do I begin my scholarship search?

There are many different ways to begin searching for scholarships such as online search engines like FastWeb.com. Other ways to begin searching include checking with your college and or department, visiting your financial aid department, speaking with an advisor, and visiting the UCF Scholarship Listing Page.

I have both the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and the Pegasus Scholarship, what is the difference?

The Pegasus Scholarship requires full time enrollment for both the fall and spring semesters. You will also need to complete the fall and spring semesters with at least 24 UCF credit hours with a UCF G.P.A. of at least a 3.0 by the end of each spring semester. If you have the Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholarship, you will need to refer to the Bright Futures Scholarship Section of our Web site for the required hours of completion. Florida Academic Scholars must have a UCF or Overall Cumulative G.P.A. of at least a 3.0 at the end of each Spring semester. Florida Medallion and Florida Gold Seal recipients will need to earn a UCF or Overall Cumulative G.P.A. of at least a 2.75. Please refer to our Web site for the required hours of completion, Bright Futures Renewal Eligibility.

I have the National Merit Scholarship, what are the requirements?

As a National Merit Scholarship recipient, you are required to complete at least 24 UCF credit hours and earn a UCF G.P.A. of at least a 3.2 at the end of the spring semester. Please note: National Achievement and National Hispanic Scholarship recipients are required to meet same requirements as National Merit recipients.