Percent of Undergrads Who Have No Student Debt

Numbers based on first time in college students (Source: UT System seekUT)

The University of Texas at Dallas combines the benefits of a small university with the intellectual rigor and opportunities of a major research university.

For students interested in joining our academic community, cost should not be a barrier to reaching their goal.

We’re serious about helping you maximize your investment—and it shows.

  • 73% of our students receive some form of need- or merit-based financial aid.
  • The contrast of high earning power versus low student debt ranked UTD the third-best return on investment for public schools by
  • UT Dallas was ranked #34 in Kiplinger’s 2015 Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges in the United States.
  • In a national survey, U.S. News & World Report ranked UT Dallas one of the top 25 public universities for lowest student debt after graduation.
  • The cost of college varies from student to student even at the same university. For the most current tuition estimates, refer to the financial aid website.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Freshman Scholarships

Each year, UT Dallas offers Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) to qualified incoming freshmen.

All applicants who are admitted to UT Dallas by March 1 are automatically reviewed for an AES award. To guarantee an admission decision prior to the March 1 deadline, applicants should submit a completed application for admission with all required materials prior to February 1.

AES Highlights:

  • Automatic review-there is no separate application for AES.
  • AES awards are merit-based; factors include SAT/ACT scores, class rank, grades in all coursework, success in advanced courses, extracurricular and leadership activities, and national recognition.
  • There are three AES award levels: Achievement, Distinction and Honors.
  • Learn more about the Academic Excellence Scholarships on the AES website.

Other scholarship programs for freshmen include the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program, the National Merit Scholars Program, the Terry Foundation Scholarship and the Diversity Scholarship Program.

Transfer Scholarships

UT Dallas offers multiple scholarship opportunities to qualified transfer students, including the Comet Transfer Scholarship and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship.

Transfer Scholarship Highlights:

  • Automatic review – all transfer students who are admitted for the fall and spring terms are reviewed for the Comet Transfer Scholarship.
  • The Comet Transfer and PTK Scholarships are merit-based awards aimed at rewarding the academic achievements of transfer students.
  • Certain levels of the Comet Transfer and PTK Scholarships may be renewable for up to six consecutive semesters.

Other scholarship programs for transfer students include the Terry Foundation Scholarship and the Diversity Scholarship Program.

Other Financial Aid Opportunities

Other financial aid opportunities include grants, loans and work-study. In order to determine eligibility and take advantage of maximum funding availability, students should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1.

A current listing of scholarships is available on the financial aid website.

Student veterans can learn more about financial aid, scholarships and other educational benefits on the Veteran’s Affairs website.

UT Dallas Outcomes

Internships and corporate collaborations help prepare UTD students for real-world experience.

That translates into opportunity and practical knowledge about how to be a leader and a team player.

Learn more about student outcomes, including the careers and continued education of UT Dallas graduates. Students and families are also encouraged to visit seekUT, a comprehensive online tool that compiles information from all UT System schools by degree major, including first- and fifth-year median earnings, average student loan debt for graduates and descriptions of the degree majors.

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