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Welcome to Financial Aid

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak efforts to support social distancing, the Office of the Financial Aid’s physical offices will be closed.

The Office of Financial Aid staff can be reached by email or telephone during regular business hours. If you would like to schedule a telephone conference with a financial aid representative, please submit an online Meeting Request Form with your time preferences and your contact information. We will then confirm the phone call time with you via email.

FA Live Q&A – New!

Ask your financial aid questions and get answers in real time!

FA Live Q&A sessions are held the first and third Thursday of each month at 2:00 PM, central time.

We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, July 16. The live link will be posted here on the day of the event.

CARES Act Emergency Aid

CARES Act Emergency Aid refers to funding provided to colleges and universities by the U.S. Department of Education to provide emergency aid to federal aid eligible students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. For additional information and frequently asked questions visit our CARES Act page.

To check the status of a refund, please visit Bursar Office – Refunds.

Summer 2020 Financial Aid

If you are planning to attend UT Dallas in the summer of 2020 you will need to inform us of your plans.  The application for summer financial aid is now available on our forms page.  The summer term is part of the 2019-2020 academic year for the purposes of receiving financial aid at UT Dallas, so if you have received financial aid in the fall or spring of this year at UT Dallas you have already submitted the correct FAFSA or TASFA.  If you received financial aid in the fall and spring at another school, and you haven’t already done so, you should correct the FAFSA to include UT Dallas as one of the schools to receive the results.

2020-2021 Financial Aid

The 2020-2021 FAFSA, used for fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021, is now available online at studentaid.gov  and the myStudentAid mobile app.   Visit our Deadlines page for up-to-date information on our priority deadlines.

Census Date

The financial aid census date for the summer 2020 term was June 10.  This is the census date for the entire semester, including second session classes. The Office of the Registrar has different census dates than does the Office of Financial Aid. To be considered for financial aid eligibility you must have been registered for classes on our census date. To view other important academic dates, see the academic calendar.

Additional information regarding the eligibility requirements to receive financial aid are available on our Eligibility page.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find a list of frequently asked questions here.

Enrollment Status

For financial aid purposes, your enrollment status (e.g. half-time, three quarters-time, full-time, etc.) is determined based upon the number of financial aid-eligible semester credit hours in which you enroll, as well as your academic level.

Read more about enrollment status.

How to Submit Documents

If you decide to send us a document as an email attachment, the preferable format is PDF. You should send the document to [email protected] or you can fax the documents to 972-883-6803.

Orientation Presentations

Please see the following Orientation slides from the Office of the Registrar, Bursar’s Office, and the Office of Financial Aid.

General Information

Office of Financial Aid

Bursar Office

Office of the Registrar

Manage Your Money

Financial aid funds are disbursed in lump sums. This makes budgeting a critical part of most students’ lives. The federal government provides a great tool for creating a budget. Also, check out the Student Success Center’s Comet Cents program.

Interested in Work-Study?

Have you been offered work-study but don’t know where to begin? Check out the Career Center for more information.

Taking Classes at Another School

If you register for classes at another school at the same time you are attending UT Dallas:

  • If you are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant program, you can receive this grant at only one school at a time.
  • You must notify us if you are receiving federal or state grants or loans from another school while attending UT Dallas.
  • UT Dallas will process financial aid for your registered UT Dallas classes. We do not process financial aid for classes taken at other schools.
  • For academic requirements regarding the ability to transfer off-campus coursework, see your academic advisor.