Financial Support

Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. A description of all types of financial assistance available at UCF can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook, including general guidance for planning graduate finances. Another important resource is financial information in the Graduate Catalog.


Graduate Fellowships are given to support graduate study. Most university fellowships require full-time enrollment and they are reserved for incoming degree-seeking graduate students. Graduate students enrolled in fully online programs that exempt them from paying campus-based fees are not eligible for university fellowships offered through the College of Graduate Studies.  Students are also encouraged to seek external funding  and  fellowship to support their graduate study (e.g., DOE, NASA, NSA, and NSF).

Students in the Math graduate program can apply also for the following scholarship:  Astronaut Scholarship, College of Sciences General Scholarship, Intelligence Community-CAE Study Abroad Scholarship, Women in Science and Mathematics, and Yvette Kanouff Industrial Mathematics Scholarship.  Please explore departmental scholarship website for detailed information.


The mathematics department offers a limited number of graduate teaching and research assistantships to incoming PhD and Master students. They are available on a competitive base and awarded based on academic merit. Most GTA/GRA are awarded to students in the PhD program starting from the fall semester. . Every assistantship includes a full tuition waiver and paid health insurance. It is advised that students should apply as early as possible in order to be considered for the assistantships.  In  the application, you should answer “Yes” for the question “Are you interested in an assistantship and/or fellowship? “.

Based on students’ academic and teaching/research assignment performance, their graduate teaching/research assistantships will be renewable from second years, up to 6 years in the PhD program and 2 years in the Master program.

Students in the PhD and master program can also apply for the graduate teaching/research assistantship in the summer.