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UCF Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Florida Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for University of Central Florida
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,890
Room and Board $11,498
Other Expenses Budget$4,970
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of Central Florida
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,890
Room and Board $11,498
Other Expenses Budget$4,970

Residents of Florida pay an annual total price of $24,036 to attend University of Central Florida on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,478 for tuition, $11,498 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $1,890 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $39,368 which is 63.8% higher than Florida residents. The tuition charge is $19,810 while room and board is $11,498, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $1,890.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of Central Florida when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income University of Central Florida
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$4,468
$30,001 to $48,000$6,256
$48,001 to $75,000$9,426
$75,001 to $110,000$14,129

The average reported annual net price for University of Central Florida for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,108 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

93% of full-time undergrad University of Central Florida received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $10,300 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 23% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,366 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $13,032.

Finanical Aid University of Central Florida
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,300 93%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,606 50%
Pell Grants $5,869 29%
Other Federal Grants $1,410 42%
State and Local Grants $6,941 82%
Federal Student Loans $5,366 23%
Other Student Loans $13,032 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Central Florida, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $49,432. The loan balance of $49,432 is a four year multiple of the $12,358 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $472 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $49,432
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $471.64
Total Interest Paid $7,164.30
Sum of All Loan Payments $56,596.30

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Florida Residents Non Residents
1 $24,036 $39,368
2 $25,719 $42,124
3 $27,519 $45,072
4 $29,445 $48,227

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Central Florida to be $96,144 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Central Florida
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Florida Residents $212 $636 $848
Out of State Residents $749 $2,247 $2,996

Estimated cost for a class at University of Central Florida based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Central Florida versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Central Florida Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=132903 IPEDS survey data for University of Central Florida.