Tuition and Fees
STUDENT ACCOUNT SERVICES
Sr. Associate Controller: Kelly D'Agostino
Millican Hall, Room 109
Phone (407) 823-2433
Web Address: www.studentaccounts.ucf.edu
Student Account Services is here to serve the students who attend the University of Central Florida by maintaining accurate financial records and communicating with students concerning their accounts.
Student Account Services is responsible for:
- Tuition and Fee Assessment/Refunds (Student Account Services)
- Processing Payments
- Overdue payment and institutional loans collection (Loans and Collections)
Schedule of Fees
Note: 2016-2017 tuition and fees have not been established at the time of this publication. Rates for the 2016-2017 academic year will be available in July 2016 at tuitonfees.ikm.ucf.edu. Fees are subject to change without notice. *Please note the current tuition and fees link will be changed and updated by Student Account Services.
Tuition and Fees: Tuition and fees are established by the State Legislature and the University Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice. Fees are affected by residency status. Tuition and fees are charged per semester or term for main campus, regional campus, and continuing education courses. Tuition is assessed on a per credit hour basis. Students classified as zero-hour registration students are assessed one credit hour at the Florida Resident Tuition rate at the course level for which the student is registered.
Tuition Fee Invoice: A student's Fee Invoice will show all tuition and fee charges, payments and deferments associated with the term, and courses in which the student is currently enrolled. The Fee Invoice will not show fees such as housing, library, parking, etc. Tuition Fee invoices are available 24/7 on the web https://my.ucf.edu, and from the student's college advising offices. Students should review their current Tuition Fee Invoice prior to making a payment. Tuition Fee invoices are not mailed. The Tuition Fee Invoice should be reviewed once after initial registration of courses and also after making any changes to the initial registration to ensure that the fees are adjusted accordingly.
Fee Payment Deadlines: All university tuition and fees must be paid by the published dates. Tuition and fees not paid or deferred by the payment deadline date for each term will result in late fees and may result in the cancellation of all classes. Refer to the Academic Calendar each term for the fee payment deadlines.
Limited Non-Degree Enrollment Classes: Payment guidelines for Limited Non-Degree enrollment classes can be found on the "Registration Form for Non-Admitted Students." It is the student's responsibility to officially drop or withdraw from courses to avoid additional financial obligations.
Student Financial Responsibility Statement
Registration at UCF requires students to acknowledge the following financial responsibility statement:
“I understand that I will be responsible for tuition and fees for all courses that remain on my record after the drop deadline and that the courses will be graded. I accept responsibility for payment of my term tuition and fees by the published deadline. I understand that if I do not pay my tuition and fees or do not pay these fees by the deadline, I will be charged a $100 Late Payment Fee, my records will be placed on hold, my account will be referred to a collection agency, and I agree to reimburse the fees of any collection agency, which may be based on a percentage of the debt collected, and all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred in such collection efforts.
The deadline to DROP classes without incurring a W Grade and Fee Liability will be one day earlier than the deadline to ADD classes. Please consult the Academic Calendar or the Enrollment Bulletin Board in Student Self Service for these deadlines.”
Note: The Fall 2016 Financial Responsibility Statement had not been established at the time of this publication.
Payment must be received or postmarked no later than the fee payment deadlines as specified on the Academic Calendar. The primary form of payment of most account holders is online through the E-pay system via the myUCF portal. Currently students can pay using a check or a credit card in this system. Payments cannot be transacted by telephone.
Acceptable Forms of Payment:
- Personal Checks
- Credit Cards (Acceptable credit card types are subject to change). Please review the Student Account Services website: www.studentaccounts.ucf.edu for current payment information.
E-Pay (https://my.ucf.edu)—E-Check (Personal Check) or Credit Card
- A nonrefundable convenience fee or processing fee will apply per credit card transaction.
- Payments made at anytime on the date of the published fee payment deadline will be considered on time. See the Academic Calendar.
Sign in the myUCF portal then click on the link for Student Self Service; this will open your Student Center page. Use the right scroll bar to scroll to the Finance section. You will find a section for Student Accounts.
- Click on the link for the Tuition Fee Invoice. Select the current term (i.e. Summer 2016, Fall 2016 or Spring 2017). The Fee Invoice will provide you your schedule, the charges, the Amount Due and deferrals.
- Annotate the Amount Due as you will need that amount once you are on the E-pay system.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the link to Due Charges/E-Pay link to make a payment.
Mailed payments: (Please do not send cash)
- Include student's name and PID# on checks or money orders (make check payable to the University of Central Florida).
- Address payments to:
University of Central Florida
Student Account Services
Attn: Payment Processing
P.O. Box 160115
Orlando, FL 32816-0115
Main Campus - Provides a 24-Hour Depository - Millican Hall (main campus) at Reflection Pond Entrance. (No Cash)
Regional Campuses: the University of Central Florida now requires all tuition and fees to be paid electronically. While there are no longer direct cashiering services available on the Regional Campuses, student can pay all tuition and fees electronically, either by credit card or personal check. Additionally, payments may be mailed to: UCF Student Account Services, Attn: Payment Processing, PO Box 160115, Orlando, FL 32816-0115.
Other Forms of Payment
Tuition and Fees may be partially or completely paid by financial aid, Florida Prepaid, tuition waivers, or departmental grants. The student is responsible to pay any amount that is not covered by these types of payments by the payment deadline on the fee invoice as described under Payment Procedures.
Financial Aid—see Student Financial Assistance for rules and procedures. All fees not deferred by financial aid are due by the fee payment deadline. Students enrolled in graduate courses used towards a baccalaureate degree, may be assessed an Excess Credit Hour fee. Please note that some financial aid awards cannot pay the Excess Credit Hour fee. This may result in the student having to make the payment out of pocket for the individual fee.
UCF Payment Plan
The UCF payment plan is a 2-payment design in which the student pays $15 upfront to be allowed to pay only 50% of the total tuition bill by the regular payment deadline, therefore avoiding a late payment fee, and being dropped for non-payment. The student is then responsible for paying the remaining 50% by the Payment Plan deadline on their Fee Invoice. Students receiving financial aid, Florida Prepaid, waivers, or third party payments already have an extended payment deadline and will not be eligible for the UCF payment plan.
For information regarding Florida Prepaid College Plan or Tuition Waivers please refer to the Student Account Services website.
Tuition and Fees for Senior Citizens
Persons 60 years of age or older who meet Florida residency requirements may register to audit classes on a space-available basis without payment of tuition and application fees. Registration is on a space-available basis; see the appropriate term’s Academic Calendar www.registrar.sdes.ucf.edu/calendar/academic/ for registration dates and times. The tuition fee waiver cannot be used for courses that require increased costs (such as thesis, dissertation, and directed individual study). A “Florida Residency” Affidavit is required to establish Florida residency. A completed “Student Health History” form must be filed prior to registration. Inquiries should be directed to the Registrar’s Office (MH 161; Telephone: 407-823-3100).
Refund of Fees
A refund of fees will be processed under the conditions noted below. The student must submit a written appeal for a refund or other appeal action to the university within six months of the close of the semester/term to which the refund or other appeal action is applicable. Any debts to the university will be deducted from the refund, up to the full amount.
Full Refund Eligibility
The following conditions allow a full refund: 1) A class is dropped before the end of the Drop period; 2) Cancellation of a course by the university.
Partial Refund (25%)
Twenty-five percent of tuition and associated fees assessed and paid, adjusted for waivers is refundable when the student withdraws completely from the University prior to the end of the fourth week of classes during a 16 or 17 week semester, or at the end of the first quarter of classes during a summer session.
A written appeal for a refund or other appeal action must be submitted to the University within six (6) months of the close of the semester to which the refund or other appeal action is applicable.
Refunds for exceptional circumstances are available upon an administrative drop from one or more courses. Up to 100 percent of tuition and registration fees are refundable if due to circumstances determined by the university to be exceptional, including, but not limited to, sickness, death, involuntary call to military service, or university administrative error. If approved, a Late Withdrawal does not result in a refund of tuition and fees.
A written appeal for a refund or other appeal action must be submitted to the university with six (6) months of the close of the semester to which the refund or other appeal action is applicable.
Students are strongly encouraged to establish direct deposit with the university. Direct Deposit prevents delays due to lost checks or change of address. All refunds from students' accounts can be direct deposited into the student’s checking account to any U.S. bank of their choice. Funds are usually available within 24-48 hours after disbursement, and enrollment only takes a few minutes. To enroll, sign in at https://my.ucf.edu and click on Student Self Service. Go to the Student Accounts Services link, and then click on Direct Deposit and follow the instructions.
Past Due Accounts
All financial obligations to the university must be met. Failure to meet obligations can result in the withholding and denial of registration, diploma, transcripts and readmission to the university. The services of a professional collection agency and recourse to the courts may also be invoked if deemed necessary. All costs of collection, including attorney's fees, are borne by the debtor.
Do not assume your registration will be canceled if you fail to pay fees or attend classes. Tuition deferrals, for example, will prevent class cancellation for non-payment. Payment guidelines for off-campus registration are contained on the off-campus registration form.
Late Payment Fees apply to students who do not pay their fees or who do not pay their fees (or obtain a full fee deferment) by the payment deadline. The Late Payment Fee is $100 per term.
Late Registration Fees are charged to students who enroll following the close of the regular registration period for the term, who re-register, or who enroll for the first time that term during Late Registration and Drop/Swap and Add period. The Late Registration Fee is $100 per term.
Administrative Procedures Act
The University of Central Florida, under applicable rules of the Administrative Procedures Act, may change any of the announcements, information, policies, and rules, regulations or procedures set forth on the Registrar's Office website. Statements in the Registrar's Office website may not be regarded in the nature of binding obligations on UCF or the state of Florida. While every effort will be made to accommodate the curricular needs of students, limited resources may prevent the University from offering all required courses in each term or in day and evening sessions. Students should refer to the current Undergraduate Catalog or the Graduate Catalog for the complete Policy Statement.