Financial Aid Help Videos

These short videos will assist 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!

FAFSA Guide: 7 Easy Steps

Follow along and learn how to achieve timely processing of your FAFSA.

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next?

Learn what happens after you complete the FAFSA, including information about the Student Aid Report, EFC, the role of schools, award letters, and receiving aid.

Types of Federal Student Aid

Information on different types of federal aid available, including loans, grants, and work-study jobs.

FAFSA: Determining Dependency Status

Walk through the criteria for determining whether a FAFSA applicant is an independent or dependent student.

Myths About Financial Aid

Address common myths about financial aid: having too much income, not having good enough grades, or needing to file taxes before completing the FAFSA

The Clutter Folder & Microsoft Outlook (Office 365)

Important emails from UCF may be found in your Clutter folder, please check your Clutter folder regularly or disable it.

How to Create an FSA ID

The first step to applying for federal student aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or the FAFSA®). Before you fill out your FAFSA watch this video to learn how to create an FSA ID―a username and password― that replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN.

How To Accept, Decline or Reduce Federal Direct Stafford Loans

Only Federal Loan or Federal Work Study offered awards can be accepted, reduced and/or declined on your myUCF account. Grants and scholarships require no acceptance.

FAFSA Overview

Provides an overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the application process.

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

Learn about the steps for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Responsible Borrowing

Learn about responsible borrowing, loan repayment, and carefully weighing the costs of college and potential income after graduation.

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