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University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate41%
Acceptance Rate41%

UCF Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at UCF was $3,152 a year for in-state students and $18,484 a year for out-of-state students.

Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.

Tuition for international students at University of Central Florida is $18,484 per year.

University of Central Florida meets 63% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student at University of Central Florida is around $12,277 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2023 was around $21,727 per student, not including those with no debt.

University of Central Florida: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

University of Central Florida is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $3,152 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For non-Florida residents, out-of-state tuition is $18,484 a year.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.

Choosing an insitution where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save significant money on the total cost of attending college. Don't forget to verify your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.

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Is University of Central Florida's Tuition Different for International Students?

University of Central Florida has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at University of Central Florida can expect to pay around $18,484 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.

International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may be eligible for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.


University of Central Florida Living Expenses, Fees, and More


Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at University of Central Florida.

House and Food Costs at University of Central Florida

Room and board at University of Central Florida costs $11,498 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the University of Central Florida's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities.

Meal-plan costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

How Much Do Books Cost at University of Central Florida?

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have ways for students with demonstrated need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at University of Central Florida

The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in a city might be expensive, but there may be more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The University of Central Florida campus is in a city in Florida, not far from Orlando.

Other Costs

When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


The Full Cost of Attending University of Central Florida


Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending University of Central Florida.

Total Cost of University of Central Florida

What will the cost of attending University of Central Florida be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2023 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $3,152
Out-of-State Tuition $18,484
Room and Board $11,498
Other expenses $3,104

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

University of Central Florida’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students


Financial Aid at University of Central Florida


In 2023, 21,832 of the 58,797 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. University of Central Florida meets 63% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,277 a year. Around 39% of University of Central Florida undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. University of Central Florida graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $21,727 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $18,643
Private Loans $26,436
Most Common Loans for University of Central Florida Students
Federal Loans 38%
Private loans 5%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on University of Central Florida financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at University of Central Florida

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2023, University of Central Florida awarded 17,015 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $160.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $158.27 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of University of Central Florida

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for University of Central Florida students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at University of Central Florida was $12,277 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of University of Central Florida seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $-2,384
Net In-state, Off-campus $-4,709
Out-of-State, On-Campus $25,225

Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.

What will attending University of Central Florida really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the University of Central Florida's net cost calculator on their website.

University of Central Florida Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

UCF Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

UCF has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

University of Central Florida's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.

University of Central Florida's endowment was valued at $215.1 million in 2023, compared to a national average of $905 million.


Learn More About University of Central Florida


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UCF Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$19,066

In State

$34,398

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$3,152
$18,484
Fees
$3,216
$3,216
Housing
$11,498
$11,498
Books
$1,200
$1,200

UCF Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

41%

Average Financial Aid Package

$10,900

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

68,442

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

41%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,368

Out-of-State

$21,700

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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