Graduate Guide

Student Funding

Information about assistantships and university fellowships is extremely helpful to prospective and current graduate students. and is important to put on your website in a prominent location. This section of the Graduate Guide will provide you with the essentials of graduate student funding. The authoritative description of the details of student financial support can be found in the Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog. More information can be found in the Funding Policies located in the Policy Guide.

When students interested in financial support contact you, please reply to them promptly with information about assistantships in your program and how they can apply for one. In support of the University of Central Florida’s commitment to Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action, you are expected to consider all eligible applications.

Also, please refer domestic students to the Office of Student Financial Assistance should they need a student loan. There are also work-study opportunities for graduate students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Please nominate those truly outstanding doctoral students for fellowships by mid-January of each year so that they can be eligible for consideration. There are other opportunities for fellowships that may be available in your college or through private foundations.

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://studentaccounts.ucf.edu/tf-tuitionratescurrent/.
  • Tuition payments for assistantship students 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.

Graduate Financials Schedule

PDF File: 2018-2019 Graduate Funding Schedule

Assistantships Schedule

Fall 2018- Summer 2019: Assistantships Schedule – Final Deadlines 2018

GTA Schedule

For GTA training and SPEAK Test dates, see graduate.ucf.edu/graduate_teaching/.

Reminder: Students being hired as Graduate Teaching Associates (9183), Graduate Teaching Assistants (9184), or Graduate Teaching Graders (9187) must complete all required training prior to the start of the semester. Visit GTA Training Requirements for more information.

Visit Graduate Teaching for more information on the English Speaking Test requirement for students who are non-native speakers of English and do not have a degree from a U.S. institution.

Student Funding Reports

Fellowship Reports

Navigation: www.gradinfo.ucf.edu > Graduate Financials System > Downloads

Top 25 percent report – Uses the previous fall semester admissions to provide GPA, GRE, and GMAT.

Anticipated fellowships report – Lists the fellowships that have been offered and accepted by students for the coming academic year or semester.

Fellowship paid report – Provides a list of fellowships paid in a specific academic year.

Assistantship Reports

Navigation: www.gradinfo.ucf.edu > Graduate Financials System > Downloads

Assistantships – Lists all graduate assistantships approved by the Graduate College and by Human Resources; pulls the assistantship details from the PeopleSoft Human Resources Job Data record. Views the Job Data records through a term calendar.

Assistantship Agreement Reports

Navigation: www.gradinfo.ucf.edu > Graduate Financials System > Agreements > Reports

Assistantship Agreements Report – Includes assistantship agreement details from the Graduate Financials System, based on selected criteria.

Waiver Department Report for GS Approved Status – Lists assistantship agreements and GTA waiver level for a specific Waiver Department Number.

Department/Project Payment Report for GS Approved Status – Lists assistantship agreements and tuition payment level and optional fees details for a specific department/project number.

GTA Reports

Navigation: www.gradinfo.ucf.edu > Graduate Financials System > Downloads

Enrollment and GTA Eligibility Report – The Enrollment and GTA Eligibility Report pulls all students whose status is Active in Program (last 3 semesters, including the current semester) and provides enrollment details and eligibility to serve as a GTA, based on training attendance and SPEAK test score. You may run this report for All students, Enrolled students, or Not Enrolled students.

GTA Performance Assessments Report – The GTA Performance Assessments Report pulls GTA students who require a completed GTA Performance Assessment form. All GTAs are entered with a Rating of PENDING at the time the ePAF/Assistantship Agreement is approved by the College of Graduate Studies. Later, when the assessment is received by Graduate Studies, the student’s actual Rating (HIGH, ACCEPTABLE, or LOW) is entered. Assessment forms and corrections to the report should be sent to gradassistantship@ucf.edu.


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