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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 is working remotely.

The Office of Financial Aid staff can be reached at (972) 883-2941, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5 pm, or via email.

FA Live Q&A

Ask your financial aid questions and get answers in real time from a member of the Office of Financial Aid.

The 2020-2021 FAFSA and TASFA are now available. Join us at our next live Q&A session on October 15 and ask us your questions regarding requirements, deadlines, and more! You can access the event here

FA Live Q&A sessions are held the first and third Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. central time.

How to accept your aid in Orion Student Center

  • Instructions for checking you financial aid status and accepting aid can be found here
  • Instructions for viewing and accepting federal student loans can be found here.

Navigation to viewing or accepting your aid:

 

Bursar Office Notices

  • Tuition Statements are available through the Galaxy portal.
    • This is available under Orion Self-Service (Student) > Orion Student Center > Bursar Account > Account Statement. Please choose the term and then click on “View Account Detail.”
  • Students pending a credit balance refund may check your refund status through EZPay.
  • Please see the following contact information for the Bursar Office.

Census Date

The financial aid census date for the fall 2020 term was September 1.  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.

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.

CARES Act Emergency Aid

The CARES Act Emergency Aid deadline to apply was 5 pm, September 11, 2020. For additional information and frequently asked questions visit our CARES Act page.

2020-2021 Financial Aid

The 2020-2021 FAFSA, used for fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021, is available online at studentaid.gov  and the myStudentAid mobile app.  

Please note:  The 2021 – 2022 FAFSA, used for fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022, is  available online at studentaid.gov and the myStudentAid mobile app.  Visit our Deadlines page for up-to-date information on our priority deadlines.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find a list of frequently asked questions here.

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.