A: Our school code is 009741.
A: Yes. Please visit the Deadlines page for priority deadline information.
A: You may complete a FAFSA at any time; however, we cannot process an award until you are officially admitted to UT Dallas.
A: Your financial aid does not transfer from one school to another. UT Dallas must receive your FAFSA information to determine what types of aid you may receive. You may be eligible for some of the same types of aid you received at your previous school.
A: Federal financial aid programs, except for the Pell Grant, do not have a restriction on receiving funds at more than one school at a time. These programs have a maximum that can be awarded to an individual student in a year. You are responsible for notifying both schools of what you are receiving at the other school. You may not receive more than the annual or aggregate maximum from any financial aid program.
A: Students should complete a summer financial aid application to be awarded for summer. Instructions on how to access the Summer Application for Financial Aid are available through our forms page. If you completed a FAFSA for the fall and/or spring semester preceding the summer, you do not need to complete another FAFSA for the summer.
A: You must complete a FAFSA. UT Dallas does not require any other type of application for financial aid, except for the summer term.
A: The law governing the federal student aid programs is based on the premise that the family is the first source of your support. The law provides several criteria that determine if you are considered independent of your parents for financial aid eligibility. Note: reaching the age of 18 or 21 or living apart from your parents does not affect your dependency status. To assist you with determining your status, visit FSA’s topic on Dependency Status.
A: There is a section on the FAFSA where your parents can select the “Will Not File” option. They will then be directed to the wages/earnings question where they can indicate how much they earned.
A: If your parents filed a foreign return, they will convert all figures to U.S. dollars, using the exchange rate that is in effect the day they complete the FAFSA. Daily exchange rates can be viewed at CNN.com, as well as others available on the internet.
A: Independent students may only include their spouse and/or dependents for whom they provide more than 50 percent support during the year. Dependent students must include their parents and any persons for whom their parents provide more than 50 percent support during the year.
A: You can visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to check to see if you listed our school code (009741) on your FAFSA. If you have listed UT Dallas and you have been accepted for admission, please check your “To Do” list on Orion. If you have submitted all of the requested documents, you should contact our office at [email protected] so that we can check your status.
A: If your parent applies for and is denied a PLUS loan, you may be able to borrow additional unsubsidized Direct Loan funds. You may also visit our Private Education Loans page for information on private educational loans.
A: If, at the beginning of the school year, you accepted your loans for the fall and spring semesters, you do not need to accept them again.
A: It may take up to three business days for UT Dallas to receive electronic loan funds from lenders. If the funds are not disbursed at that point, you should contact us. Paper checks may take longer. You will be notified via your UT Dallas email account when we receive those funds.
A: Please see the Bursar’s Office Refunds page for information.
A: All of your federal loan information can be obtained by visiting the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
A: If your financial aid application is complete and your funds have not disbursed by the first day of classes, you may be eligible for an on-campus book voucher. Book vouchers can be obtained at the Office of Financial Aid in the Student Services Building (SSB). For more information on who qualifies, please see our Book Voucher Policy.
A: A special circumstance is an event that causes a loss of/significant reduction in income or extremely high medical bills not paid by insurance. Special circumstance forms can be found on our Forms page.
A: Please see the cover sheet of the Dependency Override Request form on our Forms page.