Each year, UT Dallas offers the Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) to incoming first-time-in-college freshman students who qualify.* Your application for admission to the University serves as your AES application.
The Comet Transfer Scholarship is available to qualified first-time, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time undergraduate transfer students who are Texas residents at the time of admission and have earned 30-90 transferrable semester credit hours beyond high school graduation.
The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (PTK) is available to qualified first-time, degree-seeking, full-time and part-time undergraduate transfer students who are current members of Phi Theta Kappa and who are Texas residents at the time of admission.
Additional scholarship and financial aid opportunities
Additional scholarship opportunities are available to new and returning students. Many of these scholarship opportunities have unique deadlines, application requirements and awarding authorities.
The UT Dallas Office of Financial Aid provides federal, state and institutional assistance to eligible students to enable them to meet their personal and educational goals.
Departments with department-specific scholarships include Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Geosciences, and Management.
All scholarships are subject to fund availability. Applicants and students who are awarded a UT Dallas competitive scholarship and are classified as non-resident/out-of-state in their admission letter may receive in conjunction with the scholarship a "competitive scholarship waiver." This waiver allows a student to pay tuition at the resident/in-state rate. The State of Texas strictly limits how many competitive scholarship waivers may be offered, and the awarding of such waivers is at the sole discretion of the University.
* For the purposes of admission and scholarship consideration, a student will be evaluated as a freshman if the student's first matriculation at a college or university during a long semester after graduating from high school will occur at UT Dallas. A student will be evaluated as a transfer student if the student matriculated at a college or university other than UT Dallas in one or more long semesters after graduating from high school and prior to matriculating at UT Dallas.