Application Steps

Three important resources for financial aid at UCF

  1. Our website –

  2. Your Student Center, located at myUCF

    Here you can track your financial aid, as well as manage other university activities. The “To Do List,” which lets you know what is required to complete your financial aid process, can be found in the upper right corner of the myUCF Student Center.

  3. Financial Aid Timeline

    Timeline serves as a chronological guide for the important dates within the financial aid process at University of Central Florida. Use this Timeline as a guide for the important dates that student and parents should be aware of during the financial aid process.

General questions to help you complete the financial aid application process

Have I filed my Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

It is recommended that you do this by early November to meet UCF’s priority application date of December 1. You can complete the FAFSA using estimated tax information if you or your parents’ taxes have not been filed. The FAFSA can be completed online at (If you plan to apply for aid for the summer term, also complete the FAFSA for the current year.) UCF’s school code is 003954.

Did I receive the Student Aid Report (SAR) as a result of filing the FAFSA?

It will be sent to you via email if you completed the FAFSA online. If not, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED AID (1-800-433-3243).

If there were problems with the FAFSA, did I resolve them quickly by making any necessary corrections?

To check the status of your application, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED AID (1-800-433-3243).

Have I submitted all the items requested on my “To Do List”?

These would include all items that are required to receive your financial aid. The “To Do List” will begin to show financial aid items needed (if required) after your FAFSA has been received at UCF.

Have I reviewed the financial aid awards that have been offered to me?

This can be done by visiting your Student Center, under View Financial Aid.

Have I signed up for Direct Deposit, so that any funds received from UCF will go into my personal bank account?

You can do this on your Student Center, under Finances.

Have I applied for assistance to purchase my books before classes begin?

There are two programs, the UCF Textbook Purchase Program and the Short Term Advance, to assist with purchasing textbooks. Additional information is provided on the home page under Receiving Aid, Funds for Books.

Have I reviewed the Program Eligibility Chart, found on the on the home page under Receiving Aid, to ensure my eligibility to receive my awards?

This includes the number of hours required to receive financial aid based on the aid program including information about transient and remedial hours.

Do I understand that my success in classes directly affects my eligibility for financial aid?

Detailed information can be found on the home page under Receiving Aid, Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

Don’t forget to check your “To Do List” again and often!