Purpose of Financial Aid

The primary purpose of financial aid is to provide assistance to students who have a demonstrated financial need as determined by an approved need-analysis system, or who show academic or special talent. Awards may come from any combination of grants, scholarships, loans or part-time employment. The financial aid awarded to a student may be from federal, state, institutional or local funds. Students interested in applying for financial assistance should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.

To be given full consideration for all aid programs, FAFSAs should be completed online and supporting documentation submitted prior to July 1 for the academic year that begins in the fall semester. If the student financial aid file is not complete by July 1, the student will be considered to be in a late applicant pool and should be prepared to pay all tuition and fees until an aid determination is made.

Student consumer information and other institutional aid applications are available in the Office of Financial Aid and the Enrollment Services Center at any of our campuses or centers. Questions concerning financial aid and scholarships should be addressed to the Office of Financial Aid.

A staff member who speaks Spanish is available to provide information and answer questions about financial aid at the College of Central Florida. Please call 352-873-5800 or email espanol@cf.edu.

Un miembro del equipo de trabajo que habla español está disponible para brindar información y respuestas a las preguntas sobre ayuda financiera en el College of Central Florida. Por favor llame al 352-873-5800 o envíe un email a espanol@cf.edu.