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Net Price Calculator - Estimated financial assistance developed to help families plan for educational costs at CF. The results are based on Cost of Attendance figures and student aid eligibility requirements.
 
 
 

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 .

 
FAFSA - Federal Application for Student Financial Aid  You must fill out a FAFSA every year to receive financial assistance.  It is important that you apply early. Financial aid funds are limited and the process takes time. Although financial aid can be awarded throughout the year, the students who apply early may receive larger grant awards.
Bright Futures students are no longer required to fill out the FAFSA. More...    
 
1. You will need a Federal Student Aid PIN
 
2. Apply at FAFSA. (CF's school code is 001471) If starting in Fall 2014, select the 2014-2015 FAFSA. Students starting in Summer 2014 complete both the 2013-2014 FAFSA and the 2014-2015 FAFSA.
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For best results, apply for Financial Aid early, preferably between January and March for Fall term.
Financial Aid priority deadlines are:
• by July 15 for Fall term
• by October 1 for Spring term
• by February 1 for Summer term
 
CF also has an array of scholarships available to students who have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and who are enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours during the semester(s) for which the scholarship is awarded. To apply online for scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic term:
  • Select Financial Aid Awards on the left side of the screen and scroll to the bottom
  • Select the Scholarship Application link and compete all requested information
  • Only submit the application ONCE for the 2014-2015 academic year
 
3.  After you have submitted your FAFSA, CF will mail an award letter to you.
     Please click on Personal Info (near the top of the screen) to verify your mailing address is correct.
 
Stafford Loan Regulatory Requirement effective beginning Fall 2013 
First-Time borrowers at the College of Central Florida

By federal regulation, all first-time borrowers of Stafford loans (subsidized or unsubsidized), at the College of Central Florida must have the first disbursement(s) of their loan(s) delayed 30 days from the start of classes. This applies only to the first semester of attendance in which a Stafford Loan is borrowed and all eligibility requirements must be met before any disbursement of a loan.  

Single-semester borrowers at the College of Central Florida

By federal regulation all single semester Stafford Loans (subsidized or unsubsidized), must have at least two disbursements.  Therefore, any loan that covers a period of one semester (due to student request or as required by federal regulation) will be disbursed in the following manner:

• Disbursement 1: 50% of the total loan amount will be disbursed after the drop/add period has ended, per the college calendar (first-time borrowers at the College of Central Florida are subject to a mandatory 30 day delay of their first disbursement).

• Disbursement 2: The remaining 50% of the total loan amount will be disbursed at the half point of the enrollment period, per the college calendar.

Stafford loan borrowers must meet all eligibility requirements before any disbursement of a loan.

Direct Subsidized Loan Time Limitation

If you receive your first federal student loan after June 30th, 2013, there are limits on how long you can receive Direct Subsidized Loans. Learn more about the Direct Subsidized Loan Time Limitation.

 

Summer Book Charge Dates:

Summer A/C    April 9, 2014 – May 29, 2014

Summer B       June 10, 2014 – June 30, 2014

 

Summer First Post of Financial Aid Awards:

June 3, 2014     

 

Summer Enrollment Summer financial aid will be awarded to students that have not met their maximum annual limits for the academic year (fall through spring). In most cases, this process will begin after the spring add/drop period. Remaining financial aid is based on an individual’s eligibility.

Summer awards are not necessarily proportional to awards for standard-length semesters (fall and spring). Please note that summer enrollment periods are abbreviated (generally, 6 or 12 weeks instead of 16 weeks). All summer awards are estimates only, and may be adjusted before disbursement based on actual enrollment in A, B and/or C sessions at the initial census date.

Adding classes/credits as a Financial Aid recipient  Students enrolling in A, B and/or C sessions must register for all classes upfront for the entire semester  in order to have all credits included in their financial aid eligibility.  Students registering for A, B and/or C sessions who adjust their schedule after the last date of the A/C add/drop period (census date) cannot receive financial aid for any additional classes.  Please keep this in mind when scheduling your classes each semester.

NOTE:  Students registering for B session only may add classes up to the last date of the add/drop period for the B session.

See the college calendar for these, and other, important dates.

Loans:  Students are strongly encouraged to research and exhaust all other resources before choosing to borrow a Stafford Loan. These resources include CF Institutional Scholarships, Federal Work Study and the Tuition Installment Plan. If, after exhausting all other resources, you need to consider a student loan, contact the Financial Aid Offic e.   

Standards of Academic Progress:  Students receiving any type of Federal Title IV financial aid must meet the Standards of Academic Progress.  Any student not meeting the standards will need to submit a Standards of Academic Progress Appeal form with appropriate supporting documentation.

Fall/Spring Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 6pm
Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
  
Contact the Financial Aid Office at askfinancialaid@cf.edu or 352-873-5801. The Financial Aid fax number is 352-873-5875. 
Phone Numbers:
Bright Futures  (FL Vocational
Gold Seal, Merit, Academic Scholars)
(888) 827-2004
CF Financial Aid
(352) 873-5801
CF Financial Aid Facsimile
(352) 873-5875
CF Financial Aid Information Lines
(extension 1476)
(352) 854-2322
Direct Loan Servicing Center
(800) 848-0979
FAFSA Information/Pell Processor
(800) 433-3243
Florida Governor’s Council of Indian Affairs, Inc.
(800) 322-9186
Florida Prepaid
(800) 552-4723
Florida Student Assistant Grant
(850) 488-6181
Florida TEACH
(877) 358-3224
Loan Default-U.S. Department of Education
(800) 621-3115
Office of Student Financial Assistance
(OSFA) in Tallahassee
(888) 827-2004
Selective Service Information
(888) 655-1825
Veteran Administration
(888) 442-4551