Grants and scholarships are not available for Professional Education Programs. Systems Engineering and Management students needing assistance with funding tuition may apply for long-term student loans. More information is available via the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office or by emailing the Professional Education Financial Services Manager, Paula Baxter or by calling her at (972) 883-4114.

GENERAL UT DALLAS FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

As a graduate degree seeking student, there are sources of aid to help cover the costs of your education. They can be categorized as either federal or private. Private loans are available to students who enter the program seeking only a graduate certificate and not a degree, and federal loans are available to students seeking a degree.

PRIVATE LOANS

For those students who are enrolled as a graduate certificate students there are several sources of private-based, long-term educational loans that are issued based on the credit-worthiness of the borrower For more information, see the UT Dallas page about Private Education Loans and how to compare them.

FEDERAL LOANS

MS SEM degree-seeking students may borrow through the Federal Student Loan Programs (Stafford and Graduate Plus). The Federal Stafford Loan maximum academic year limit is $20,500 and is a guaranteed loan. The Graduate Plus Loan is limited to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid and is a creditworthy loan.

To apply for federal student aid, you must submit one form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Often, UT Dallas will also use the information from this form in awarding private loans. Applications are submitted electronically through FAFSA. UT Dallas school code is 009741.

UT DALLAS FINANCIAL AID CONTACT

The UT Dallas Financial Aid staff serves as the liaison between the lender and the student once the student has applied for the loan. Please contact the designated UT Dallas financial aid counselor for Professional Education, Paula Baxter, or call her at (972) 883-4114.

HELPFUL WEBSITES

www.fafsa.ed.gov

www.studentaid.ed.gov

www.studentloans.gov