Welcome to Financial Aid

How to Submit Documents

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.

Summer 2016 Financial Aid

To request financial aid for the summer of 2016 you should complete the on-line form available in Galaxy (Summer Financial Aid Request Instructions).

The Office of Financial Aid staff is reviewing applications in the order in which they were received.  Applications received by March 31 will be reviewed before April 30.

2016-2017 Financial Aid

The 2016-2017 FAFSA is available on-line at  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).  The priority date for completion of the FAFSA/TASFA was March 15.  

We are in the process of notifying prospective freshman of their 2016-2017 financial aid eligibility.  We will begin sending award notices to prospective transfer students in early April, and prospective graduate students in the middle of April.  Current UT Dallas students who have applied for 2016-2017 financial aid will begin receiving their award notifications at the end of June.

To determine if you need to provide us with additional documentation you should check your “To Do” list in Orion. 

Orientation Presentations

Please see the following Orientation slides from the Office of the Registrar, Bursar’s Office, and the Office of Financial Aid.

Office of the Registrar

Bursar Office

Office Financial Aid

Census Date

The financial aid census date for the Summer 2016 term is June 2.  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.

State Renewal Funding

The Top 10% Scholarship and the B-On-Time Loan programs are no longer being funded for new participants. Students who have previously been awarded these funds and continue to meet the applicable program’s eligibility requirements are still being funded.

TEXAS Grant Statement of Eligibility

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.  

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.


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 transferability of off-campus coursework, see your academic advisor.