Tuition and Cost to Attend University of Central Florida

Annual Total Cost

The total cost for in-state Florida residents to go to University of Central Florida is $16,763 for the 2013/2014 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess Florida residence can expect a one year cost of $32,095. The components to this cost are detailed below.

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Central Florida tuition is $4,478 per year for in-state residents. This is 28% cheaper than the national average pubic four yearr tuition of $6,256. The fee is $9,346 and 68% cheaper than the average Florida tuition of $13,824 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 26th in Florida amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 110th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If you're attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $19,810 which represents a 342% premium.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,300 per year. If you elect to live off campus elsewhere in Orlando, you should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,146.

Other Fees

There is an additional fee of $1,839 which is charged in addition to tuition.

Cost Itemization

Costs and Tuition Detail for University of Central Florida
Expenditure Price
Florida Resident Total Cost$16,763
Non-Resident Total Cost$32,095
   In-State Tuition$4,478
   Out-of-State Tution$19,810
   Room and Board$9,300
   Books and Supplies$1,146
   Other Fees$1,839

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $16,763 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out of pocket price you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported University of Central Florida net price for in-state students receiving aid was $12,358* for the 2010/2011 academic year.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

72% of University of Central Florida students recieved grant aid in 2010/2011 to help defray the cost of tuition. The average total aid amount was $4,950. 32 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $4,377. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Central Florida, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Central Florida
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$12,358*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid72%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,950
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants32%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,377

Average Financial Aid Mix - $16,763 In-State Total Cost

Estimated coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $16,763. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

4950
7300
4513

 30% - $4,950

Grants and Scholarships

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education or University of Central Florida. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

 44% - $7,300

Federal Loans

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

 27% -  $4,513

Out of Pocket

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.


Cost of a Degree

When considering the cost to go to University of Central Florida, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Central Florida.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Central Florida is $67,052 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $12,358 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $49,432**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $83,815 or $61,790 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of Central Florida.

Florida Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,239
Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$8,382
Non-Florida Resident Tuition Per Semester$9,905
Non-Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$16,048

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Central Florida are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Central Florida
Price per credit hour for Florida residents$186
Cost for one class for Florida residents (3 credit hours)$558
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$702
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,106
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,808

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Student Loans

The secondry consideration after understanding the cost of college is figuring out how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assitance, but student loans end up financing a singificant portion of higher education in the U.S. 39% of University of Central Florida students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average Federal Loan aid amount of $7,300.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Central Florida? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting finacial aid you receieve, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $49,432, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $61,935.18. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Central Florida. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 72% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $12,358. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Central Florida student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Central Florida Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$516.13
Amount Borrowed$49,432.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$12,503.18
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$61,935.18

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend University of Central Florida? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're condidering attending University of Central Florida, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $61,935.18 would be needed to afford a $516.13 monthly payment in the example $49,432.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Central Florida is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Central Florida in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,492 to $5,584. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 12%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $67,052.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Central Florida.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$23,053$92,212
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$29,422$117,689
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $37,551$150,204
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $43,470$173,880

Tuition History

What was tuition at University of Central Florida five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2010$4,526$20,005 14.6%
2009$3,948$19,427 10.9%
2008$3,561$17,764 2%
2007$3,492$17,018 4.6%
2006$3,339$16,471 5%
2005$3,179$15,687 5.5%
2004$3,012$14,040 6.8%
2003$2,820$12,229 9.3%
2002$2,581$10,469 8.2%
2001$2,386$9,723 6.4%
2000$2,242$9,217 5.7%
1999$2,121$8,777 4.8%
1998$2,024$7,940 5.2%
1997$1,924$7,170 4.6%
1996$1,840$6,743 1.7%
1995$1,810$6,712 3.1%
1994$1,756$6,659 2.5%
1993$1,713$6,472 12.5%
1992$1,523$5,662 13.7%
1991$1,340$4,652 6.5%
1990$1,258$4,303 8.9%
1989$1,155$3,769 5.5%
1988$1,095$3,696 2%
1987$1,074$3,688

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Central Florida ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $16,763. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 563 $67,052
4 year estimate
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 495 $67,052
4 year estimate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 440 $67,052
4 year estimate
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 337 $33,526
2 year estimate
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 265 $67,052
4 year estimate
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 243 $67,052
4 year estimate
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor's Degree 229 $67,052
4 year estimate
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 223 $67,052
4 year estimate
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 176 $67,052
4 year estimate
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 156 $67,052
4 year estimate
Digital Arts Bachelor's Degree 101 $67,052
4 year estimate
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 100 $67,052
4 year estimate
Cinematography and Film/Video Production Bachelor's Degree 99 $67,052
4 year estimate
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 96 $67,052
4 year estimate
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 87 $67,052
4 year estimate
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 86 $67,052
4 year estimate
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology Bachelor's Degree 85 $67,052
4 year estimate
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 72 $67,052
4 year estimate
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 61 $67,052
4 year estimate
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Bachelor's Degree 60 $67,052
4 year estimate
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other Bachelor's Degree 54 $67,052
4 year estimate
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 51 $67,052
4 year estimate
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 49 $67,052
4 year estimate
Social Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 45 $67,052
4 year estimate
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 41 $67,052
4 year estimate
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 38 $67,052
4 year estimate
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 35 $67,052
4 year estimate
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 33 $67,052
4 year estimate
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 32 $67,052
4 year estimate
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 30 $67,052
4 year estimate
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 28 $67,052
4 year estimate
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Bachelor's Degree 28 $67,052
4 year estimate
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 28 $67,052
4 year estimate
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 28 $67,052
4 year estimate
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 26 $67,052
4 year estimate
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 23 $67,052
4 year estimate
Forensic Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree 23 $67,052
4 year estimate
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 23 $67,052
4 year estimate
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 22 $67,052
4 year estimate
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 20 $67,052
4 year estimate
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 20 $67,052
4 year estimate
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 20 $67,052
4 year estimate
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 18 $67,052
4 year estimate
Actuarial Science Bachelor's Degree 17 $67,052
4 year estimate
Photography Bachelor's Degree 16 $67,052
4 year estimate
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 16 $67,052
4 year estimate
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree 14 $67,052
4 year estimate
Structural Engineering Bachelor's Degree 12 $67,052
4 year estimate
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $67,052
4 year estimate
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $67,052
4 year estimate
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 11 $67,052
4 year estimate
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 10 $67,052
4 year estimate
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 9 $67,052
4 year estimate
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $67,052
4 year estimate
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 8 $67,052
4 year estimate
Biotechnology Bachelor's Degree 8 $67,052
4 year estimate
History, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $67,052
4 year estimate
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 6 $67,052
4 year estimate
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $67,052
4 year estimate
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Bachelor's Degree 5 $67,052
4 year estimate
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Bachelor's Degree 5 $67,052
4 year estimate
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree 4 $67,052
4 year estimate
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $67,052
4 year estimate
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $67,052
4 year estimate
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 4 $67,052
4 year estimate
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $67,052
4 year estimate
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 3 $67,052
4 year estimate
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $67,052
4 year estimate
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 2 $67,052
4 year estimate
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 2 $67,052
4 year estimate
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $67,052
4 year estimate
Restaurant/Food Services Management Bachelor's Degree 2 $67,052
4 year estimate
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $67,052
4 year estimate
Meeting and Event Planning Bachelor's Degree 2 $67,052
4 year estimate
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $67,052
4 year estimate
Foreign Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 $67,052
4 year estimate
Mass Communication/Media Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $67,052
4 year estimate
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 1 $67,052
4 year estimate
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $67,052
4 year estimate
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 1 $67,052
4 year estimate
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $67,052
4 year estimate
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $67,052
4 year estimate
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $67,052
4 year estimate
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $67,052
4 year estimate
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $67,052
4 year estimate
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $67,052
4 year estimate
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $67,052
4 year estimate

About University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida is a four year public college located in Orlando, Florida.  Full time enrollment is 41,438 and part time is 17,149.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 33,281 applicants. 15,388 were admitted and 6,082 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Learn more about University of Central Florida at CollegeSimply.

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