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UCF Funding Packages

The basic forms of financial support for graduate students are fellowships, assistantships, tuition remission, and health insurance. Loans and external fellowships are also available. Some short descriptions of each follow:

University Fellowships

  • A stipend payment that does not require employment
  • Included as a part of a complete financial package (stipend, tuition remission, and health insurance)
  • Tuition remission in the form of in-state waivers
  • Program requirements such as research involvement and attendance at seminars must still be met

Assistantships

  • Payment of stipend for employment over an academic year or calendar year
  • Included as a part of a complete financial support package (stipend, tuition remission, and health insurance)

Tuition Remission

  • This may be in the form of in-state waivers or payments for 0.5 FTE assistantships. For those 0.5 FTE nonresident graduate assistants who have their in-state tuition paid or waived, a differential out-of-state fee of $0.00 is charged in lieu of the standard out-of-state fee. The standard out-of-state fee can be found at http://tuitionfees.ikm.ucf.edu/
  • Tuition payments for GRAs and GAs can be made by an employing unit or another appropriate unit within the university, a fellowship foundation, or as part of a formal, written university-approved agreement
  • Standard tuition remission does NOT cover local fees; these may be paid by the hiring unit.

Health Insurance

  • UCF Student Health Insurance paid by the College of Graduate Studies for 0.5 FTE graduate assistants (one appointment at 20 hours per week or two at 10 hours per week) and university fellows 
Components of Complete Funding Packages
  Stipend Tuition Remission Health Insurance
Assignment Category
FTE
(FULL or HALF assistantship)
Stipend
Tuition
Out-of-State Fees
Health Insurance Paid by the Graduate College
GTA
0.50 (FULL)
Pay for 20 hrs/wk
Waived
Not charged
Yes

0.25 (HALF of split 0.50)

Pay for 10 hrs/wk
1/2 waived
Not charged
Yes
0.25 (HALF)
Pay for 10 hrs/wk
1/2 waived
Charged
No
GRA
0.50 (FULL)
Pay for 20 hrs/wk
Waived or paid by grant or unit
Not charged
Yes
0.25 (HALF of split 0.50)
Pay for 10 hrs/wk
1/2 waived or paid by grant or unit
Not charged
Yes
0.25 (HALF)
Pay for 10 hrs/wk
1/2 waived or paid by grant or unit
Charged
No
GA
0.50 (FULL)
Pay for 20 hrs/wk
Paid by employer
Not charged
Yes
0.25 (HALF of split 0.50)
Pay for 10 hrs/wk
1/2 paid by employer
Not charged
Yes
0.25 (HALF)
Pay for 10 hrs/wk
1/2 paid by employer
Charged
No
Fellows
No work assignment
Fellowship stipend
Waived
Not charged
Yes

In instances noted “Not charged,” students who are non-Florida residents will be charged a differential out-of-state fee of $0.00 that will replace the standard out-of-state fee. Thus, the standard out-of-state fee and nonresident financial aid fee will not be assessed. In instances noted “Charged,” the standard out-of-state fee and nonresident financial aid fee will be assessed.

If the number of GTA appointments exceeds the GTA waiver allocation, in-state tuition must be covered in the manner shown for GRA and GA appointments.

See Health Insurance section for more details.


 

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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