Puerto Rico Educational Relief Efforts


Greetings,

We are all concerned about the devastation in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria. Our thoughts are with the families and communities who have experienced loss.

To assist current and prospective students, we have established this website that contains information about admissions, registration, transfer and transition services, and student support programs and services. We have also established a toll free hotline: 855-903-8576. Additionally, the City of Orlando provides resources and assistance for newcomers to Central Florida. For more information, please visit: http://www.cityoforlando.net/hola/.

Thank you for your ongoing patience as we continue to recover from Hurricane Maria. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance at 1-855-903-8576 or ucfsdesvp@ucf.edu.

Sincerely,

Maribeth Ehasz, Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services

Admissions FAQ


Your residency status will reflect non-Florida resident. However, the waiver will offset the out-of-state fees, giving you the equivalent of in-state tuition. The waiver will apply to your fee invoice during the second week of classes, prior to the payment deadline. In the meantime, to determine the amount of tuition and fees at an in-state equivalent rate once you register, subtract the UGRD Non-Resident Fee’ and the ‘UGRD non-Resident FA Fee’ amounts from your account balance total. The remainder would be the tuition and fees that will be due.

Yes. In order to identify you as an affected student, we will need you to submit additional documentation to evidence your previous residence in PR or USVI. You must submit this form https://admissions.ucf.edu/files/2018/02/Disaster-Relief-Puerto-Rico-Waiver-V2-1.pdf with one of the following items to disasterreliefdocs@ucf.edu:

  1. A government issued ID from PR or USVI.
  2. A copy of a transcript from your high school in PR/USVI.
  3. A 2016 tax transcript showing an address in PR/USVI.
  4. Any other document that may evidence your residence in PR or USVI at the time of hurricanes.

If your family has moved, making Florida their permanent home, you may become eligible to reclassify your residency status to Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes 12 months after you begin to establish your residency here in Florida. Please refer to the Registrar’s Residency Reclassification form http://registrar.ucf.edu/docs/residency_reclassification.pdf for information regarding reclassification requirements and documentation you will need to support your residency claim.

UCF is offering a waiver of the out-of-state fees through spring 2019 for newly enrolled students from PR and the USVI. If you and your family moved to Florida following the hurricane, you may need to submit additional documentation to receive the waiver.

In order to be considered for admission, you must apply to UCF through our online application. If you would like to be considered for a waiver for the $30 application fee, please send an email to myapplicationdocs@ucf.edu with documentation of financial need. This could include tax forms, free/reduced lunch documentation, documentation of state aid, or anything else that would evidence financial need. These instructions are also included upon application submission.

Many institutions in PR are issuing official transcripts at this time. Please have your official transcript sent to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, P.O. Box 160111 Orlando, FL 32816-0111.

If you are a first time in college student or a transfer student who has completed less than 30 semester hours of credit, we must have an SAT or ACT score in order to consider you for admission. If you took an SAT or ACT previously, you can request to have your test scores sent to us via the College Board website or ACT website. If you did not take an SAT or ACT, our partner institution, Valencia College, may be a good option for you. They do not have the requirement of the SAT or ACT and are offering the waiver of the out-of-state fees for spring 2018. If you are interested in exploring the option of Valencia College and our Direct Connect to UCF guaranteed admission upon earning the AA degree, please visit their website.

All credits submitted on official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions will transfer to UCF. Whether courses meet degree requirements will be determined prior to orientation. To see how courses from our largest transfer institutions in PR will transfer to UCF, please visit our Transfer Course Equivalencies page. For information regarding degree requirements, please refer to our Undergraduate Catalog.

Tuition is charged based upon the number of credit hours in which you enroll. Please see our Office of Student Financial Assistance for more information. Students applying for financial aid funding for the summer 2018 term should complete the 2017–18 FAFSA. Students applying for financial aid funding for the fall 2018, spring 2019, or summer 2019 terms should complete the 2018-19 FAFSA. Complete the FAFSA online www.fafsa.gov.

Once a student is admitted to UCF, they may apply for on-campus housing, which may be limited.  Students interested in on-campus housing options should contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life to inquire about availability and to obtain housing information upon their admission to the university.

UCF also partners with local housing communities and our Student Neighborhood Relations office can assist you in evaluating your housing options.

For more information and assistance, please call our toll-free hotline: 855-903-8576.

 

NOTE:  If you are a CURRENT UCF STUDENT, or have ever attended UCF in the past, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@ucf.edu.

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Registrar FAQ


Please allow the university two weeks to review and update records. You will be notified via email to your Knightsmail account.

No. Because you are already paying in-state tuition, no adjustment is necessary.

No, the waiver will automatically be extended through spring 2019 for those who have already previously received it.

No. This is a temporary change to allow students impacted by Hurricane Maria to continue their education during this recovery phase. The change is temporary.

Yes. You may call the Registrar’s Office at (407) 823-5510. Please note that it may take up to two weeks for your records to be reviewed and your account to be updated.