For financial aid and enrollment verification purposes, your enrollment status (e.g. half-time, three quarters-time, full-time, etc.) is dependent upon your academic level as well as the number of financial aid-eligible semester credit hours in which you enroll.
If you decide to send the document as an email attachment, the preferable format is PDF. If you decide to deliver the document to our office, you should bring it to the first floor of the Student Services Building during business hours.
The 2016-2017 FAFSA is available on-line at www.fafsa.gov. You don’t need to have completed your 2015 federal tax return to complete the FAFSA (but you will need to correct the FAFSA once you’ve filed your 2015 tax return).
To determine if you need to provide us with additional documentation you should check your “To Do” list in Orion.
Please see the following Orientation slides from the Office of the Registrar, Bursar’s Office, and the Office of Financial Aid.
The financial aid census date for the fall 2016 term was September 7. This is our 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 be registered for classes on our census date. To view other important academic dates, see the academic calendar.
Beginning in 2016-2017, students who have been offered TEXAS Grant from UT Dallas for the first time must complete the online Statement of Eligibility prior to disbursement of the grant.
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.
Have you been offered work-study but don’t know where to begin? Check out the Career Center for more information.