Financial Aid Help Videos


These short videos will assistance 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!

Fall 2017 Help Videos

Follow along and learn how to achieve timely processing of your fall 2017 financial aid.

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.

2016-17 IRS Data Retrieval Tutorial

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

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.

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.

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

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

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.

Responsible Borrowing

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

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