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 the Graduate Catalog.


Fellowships are given to support graduate study. They are available on a competitive base and awarded based on academic merit. Students are also encouraged to seek external funding (e.g., DOE, NASA, NSA, and NSF).


The mathematics department offers a limited number of teaching and research assistantships to incoming students. 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.