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A majority of graduate students receive some form of financial support during their graduate study. Graduate student funding comes in the form of fellowships, assistantships, or student loans. For detailed information, please see the links below on the left panel.

Applicants who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the FALL PRIORITY application deadline (January 15). Most university funding is offered between January - April each year, so it is important to apply early. To qualify for fellowships or assistantships, graduate students are expected to be enrolled full-time in a degree program.

Students interested in applying for loans or externally funded need-based awards should visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance website at and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available January 1 each year.


The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

Please note the commission's expectation that contact occur only if there is evidence to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For other information about UCF’s SACSCOC accreditation, please contact the university's SACSCOC liaison in UCF's Office of Academic Affairs.

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