UCF’s goal is to offer the best undergraduate education available in Florida, but many of the programs that enrich the student experience do not receive the state funding they require. Contrary to popular belief, tuition and state funding cover only a portion of the real cost of educating students.
That's why we established the Parent & Family Fund, a one-stop shop to assist the vital student programs that help ensure all Knights' success. Things like the 'Study Union,' the round-the-clock operation of the student union during finals week, complete with on-site tutoring; Knights Helping Knights pantry, the student-run operation that helps Knights in need with food and supplies; library renovations and resource additions that help many more students with their academic needs. And that's just a few. Virtually every aspect of academic and extracurricular experiences is impacted by the generosity of parents and families of Knights.
GET INVOLVED: We encourage parent involvement at UCF through our Parent & Family Philanthropy Council. For more information, contact Annie O'Donnell '08, Director of Parent & Family Philanthropy or visit our Parent & Family Philanthropy Council page.