Cost and Aid

Cost and Aid

Click here to view a breakdown of our current tuition and fee schedule.
If you need financial aid and you qualify—75 percent of all UCF students do—the combination of financial aid plus scholarship funds can have a profound impact on your future success in and after college. Learn more by visiting the Office of Student Financial Assistance’s website.

Start your scholarship search.

Seek out and apply for scholarships during your senior year of high school or during the months before you transfer to UCF from another college.

Here are some of the awards available.

Freshman Pegasus Awards

If you’re applying as a high school student for the summer or fall semester, you will automatically be considered for a UCF Pegasus Scholarship or other admission award. The selection process is competitive, as fewer than 25 percent of our students receive an offer. If we offer you a scholarship, we will contact you by mail and through your myUCF account.

Freshman Provost Award

One of our most prestigious scholarships, the Provost Award is offered to Florida residents with outstanding academic credentials. High school seniors applying as incoming freshmen for the summer or fall semester will be considered for this award. Awarded to less than 10 percent of the entering freshman class, this award also includes priority consideration for admission to The Burnett Honors College upon completion of the Honors application.

National Merit and National Hispanic Awards

Students designated as a National Merit Scholar or National Hispanic Scholar should contact the staff of The Scholars Program via e-mail at or call (407) 823-6179.

Transfer Scholarship Awards

If you are applying to UCF with an A.A. degree from a Florida public community or state college , you may be eligible to apply for a 2018 UCF Transfer Scholarship.  To be considered, you must: 

  • Apply for and be offered admission to UCF for the Fall 2018 term by April 1, 2018
  • Submit the UCF Transfer Scholarship Application by April 15, 2018
  • Transfer to UCF with an A.A. degree from a Florida public community or state college during the Fall 2018 semester
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 by the scholarship application deadline
  • Enroll at UCF full time for the Fall 2018 semester

Qualified applicants can receive the UCF Transfer Scholarship only once. Dual enrollment students earning an A.A. degree and a high school diploma at the same time do not qualify for this scholarship, but will be considered automatically for a UCF freshman scholarship based upon their academic credentials.

The 2018 Transfer Scholarship Application can be downloaded HEREFor more information on this award, contact the Scholarship Coordinator at

More Scholarship Opportunities

Check out A2O, UCF’s scholarship application system administered by the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Individual UCF colleges, departments or organizations may also have scholarship opportunities available; contact information and resources are available on the Student Financial Assistance website.

Other resources include free online scholarship search engines such as Fastweb.


Estimated 2017-2018 Annual Cost*

Florida Resident
Tuition & Fees $6,368
Room & Board $9,764
Books $1,152
Total $17,284
Non-Florida Resident
Tuition & Fees $22,466
Room & Board $9,764
Books $1,152
Total $33,382

*Based upon 30 credit hours, standard room, and meal plan

Out-of-State and Other Tuition Waivers

There are a number of waivers that the university offers that may apply to you. Please check with the Office of Student Financial Assistance for information on eligibility and requirements for Out-of-State Waivers. Information on other benefits is available through UCF Student Account Services or the UCF Veterans Academic Resource Center.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions makes initial residency determinations for new incoming undergraduate applicants. For specific information regarding the State of Florida requirements for residency determination for tuition purposes, please refer to the Florida Board of Governors website.

Scholarship Application Tips

  • Get started early! The application cycle for many of these awards begins one year or more in advance of college enrollment.
  • Learn as much as you can about as many awards as possible.
  • You do not need to be a perfect match for the award to apply.
  • Submit a concise, professional inquiry.
  • Submit a completed application.
  • Make your search an annual cycle. Many awards may be available one year and not the next. Once you receive an award, stay informed about it to see if it is renewable.
  • Follow up. Keep copies of all correspondence.
  • Check deadlines. Double-check that your application was received.
  • Students with residency status for tuition purposes marked “Pending” will not be considered for merit scholarships.

How can I improve my chances of receiving a scholarship?

A strong academic record in high school and a competitive ACT or SAT score are factors in choosing scholarship recipients, but timing is key. Applying early means there are more scholarship opportunities available to you, so apply during your senior year from September to November.

We also value leadership, extracurricular activities and community service, but no single factor guarantees or excludes you from getting a scholarship. We consider each applicant on an individual basis.

For more Frequently Asked Questions visit our FAQs section