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Financial Aid Payment Deadline

If you are a financial aid applicant who has been granted an extended payment deadline, you will receive a positive “hold” that prevents your registration from being cancelled while your financial aid funds are being processed. For the Fall 2017 semester, you will see the words “Fall tuition due: 9/5/17” on your Orion Student Center (click here to see how to access your holds.) This means that you are a student whose payment deadline has been extended to the payment deadline for financial aid applicants.

If UT Dallas has received your valid FAFSA and you are enrolled at least half-time, your payment deadline is extended to the deadline for financial aid applicants. TASFA applicants enrolled at least half-time are assigned the same extension after the Office of Financial Aid has received the TASFA, along with all supporting documentation, and has processed the application and documentation. Additionally, enrolled students with a scholarship documented in their financial aid award package are assigned this extension.The extended payment deadline for financial aid applicants is published each semester on the second page of the academic calendar. For the fall 2017 semester, this date is September 5, 2017.

This means that you must have made arrangements for your balance with the UT Dallas Bursar’s Office to be paid no later than September 5, 2017. If your balance is not paid by the deadline, your fall 2017 registration may be cancelled.

When does financial aid disburse?

Financial aid funds are typically applied to your balance with the UT Dallas Bursar’s Office, or disbursed, on the first day of classes each semester, provided you have met all of the requirements to receive your financial aid. Until your financial aid has been disbursed, you will continue to see an outstanding balance when you view your account in EZPay, or your UTD Account Statement.

Click here to read more about Disbursement and Refunds.

What should I do if I do not see the Extended Fin Aid Pymt Deadline “hold” on my account in Orion?

Make sure that you have submitted your FAFSA to UT Dallas (FAFSA school code 009741) and that your FAFSA has not been rejected by the FAFSA processor. The FAFSA processor will let you know if there were any problems with your FAFSA when you receive your Student Aid Report, or SAR. As a courtesy, the UT Dallas Office of Financial Aid will also send an email to your UT Dallas email address to let you know that there was a problem with your FAFSA. TASFA applicants should make sure that, after submitting the TASFA and all supporting documentation, there are no outstanding financial aid “To Do” list items showing a status of “Initiated”. Be sure to check your UT Dallas email account and take action when necessary. If you have questions about what you see, please contact our office.

In order to qualify for the Extended Financial Aid Payment Deadline, you must be registered at least half-time. If you plan to enroll at least half-time for the semester, you will want to register before the regular payment deadline (August 17, 2017 for fall 2017) in order to qualify for the Extended Financial Aid Payment Deadline. Click here to read more about enrollment status.

Please note that there are certain times of the semester when the holds are temporarily removed to allow the UT Dallas Bursar’s Office to send you a bill. We do this because we want to make sure that you are aware that even though you plan to receive financial aid, you do have an outstanding balance that must be paid by the deadline published in the academic calendar.

As the payment deadline approaches, the holds are also removed because they can no longer prevent your registration from being cancelled.

The payment deadline is approaching and my financial aid still hasn’t disbursed. What do I do?

Make sure that the number of credit hours you are enrolled in for the term is commensurate with the enrollment status used to award your financial aid. The enrollment status used to award your financial aid can be found on your award letter or award email. If you were awarded financial aid as a full-time student, but your enrollment plans differ and you are enrolled as a part-time student, make sure you let us know that you plan to be part-time by submitting an hours adjustment form. Please note that your financial aid may need to be reduced if you will be enrolling in fewer credit hours than you originally planned. Click here to read more about enrollment status.

Also, make sure that you have accepted the financial aid awards you intend to utilize and that you do not have any outstanding “Initiated” items on your Orion Student Center “To Do” list. The Office of Financial Aid will send an email reminder to your UT Dallas email address if something is still missing, so be sure to check your UT Dallas email account often.

If your financial aid has not disbursed once you have reviewed and addressed the above-listed items, please contact our office. Our staff will review your account and let you know if we see anything that is preventing your financial aid from being disbursed.