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The following is a summary of the types of assistance that are available
to students at The University of Texas at Dallas. The student should
be aware that many of the programs are subject to change without notice
by the state or federal government. Information on all programs may
be obtained from the Financial Aid Office unless otherwise noted.
The purpose of the B-On-Time Loan program is to provide eligible
Texas students no-interest loans to attend colleges and universities
in Texas. If the student meets specified goals, the entire loan amount
can be forgiven upon graduation. Students need to complete a FAFSA
and be eligible to receive federal financial aid. Students must be
enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree and have graduated in
the 2002-2003 academic year or later from the recommended high school
curriculum. Students who have earned an associates' degree from an
eligible institution no earlier than May 1, 2005 can also be considered.
Due to limited funding, previous recipients will receive first priority,
followed by students who qualify for, but are not receiving a TEXAS
Grant due to a shortage of funds for that program.
Education Assistance Grant
This program was established to provide financial assistance to students
by an act of the Texas Legislature. The program is funded through
appropriation of a portion of the designated tuition charge for resident
and nonresident students. Students completing a FAFSA will automatically
be considered for this grant. Awards are based on availability of
funds and the student's financial need.
Federal College Work Study Program
College work study employment is available to students on the basis
of demonstrated financial need. The acceptance of employment reduces
the amount of loan assistance a student will be permitted to accept
in order to meet financial need to cover educational expenses.
Compensation depends on the type of job, qualifications, and classification.
The number of hours and work schedule will vary depending on the position.
For information on job availability, students need to contact the
Career Center at (972) 883-2943.
Federal Pell Grant
Students wishing to apply for this federal program must complete
a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applications are
available at the Student Financial Aid Office, high schools, and local
libraries, or through the Internet at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/,
selecting the “Applying for Financial Aid” option. Applications
are processed by the U.S. Department of Education. The amount of the
grant for undergraduate students is based on the family contribution,
the amount of funds available for the program, number of hours enrolled
per semester, and the cost of education, not to exceed one half of
educational cost. This grant is available to undergraduate students
only who are pursuing their first baccalaureate degree.
Federal Perkins Loan Program
This loan program provides a combination of federal and institutional
funds to students who qualify on the basis of financial need. High
priority is given to those students who demonstrate exceptional need.
Due to the limited amount of funding through the Federal Perkins
Loan Program, priority is also given to students who are not able
to borrow through other federal educational loan programs as a result
of reaching the aggregate borrowing amount through those federal
educational loan programs. Students completing a FAFSA will automatically
be considered for this program.
An undergraduate student may borrow up to a maximum amount of $15,000
which includes all undergraduate Federal Perkins loans.
A Federal Perkins loan bears a modest interest rate. Borrowers are
required to begin repayment of principal and interest nine months
after they cease to be at least half time students. Repayment may
extend over a ten year period; however, there is a minimum rate of
Federal Stafford Student Loan Program
Funds from this program are made available to the student from lending
institutions such as banks, savings and loan associations, and credit
unions. Students must qualify for a Federal Stafford Subsidized Student
Loan on the basis of need. The U.S. Government will pay the interest
on a Federal Stafford Subsidized loan as long as the student remains
enrolled in school at least half-time. The Federal Stafford Unsubsidized
Loan Program is available for students who do not demonstrate financial
need. Students are responsible for payment of interest while they
are enrolled in school. Students interested in this program should
contact the Financial Aid Office for further information. Students
completing a FAFSA will automatically be considered for this program.
The loans are made at a modest interest rate and there exists a
maximum amount that can be borrowed for a given academic year. See
the Financial Aid Office concerning the maximum loan amount. The
borrower will be required to begin repayment of principal and interest
6 months after graduation or after he or she ceases to be at least
a half time student. Repayment may extend over ten years, but the
program requires a minimum monthly payment.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Through this federally funded program a limited number of grants
are available to undergraduate students with exceptional financial
need. Students completing a FAFSA will automatically be considered
for this grant. Awards are based on availability of funds and the
student’s financial need.
Hazlewood Veteran Tuition Exemption
Certain veterans who have served on active military duty, who were
residents of Texas at the time of entry into the service, who have
resided in Texas for the last 12 months prior to the date of registration,
and whose entitlement to educational benefits under federal legislation
has been exhausted, are eligible for exemption from the payment of
tuition, general fee and laboratory fees. However, an individual who
has “exhausted his/her federal education benefit” as a
result of a default on a federal or state loan may NOT receive the
Hazlewood benefit. These exemptions also apply to children of members
of the Armed Forces of the United States killed in action, missing
in action, who die or died while in service, or whose death is documented
to be directly caused by illness or injury connected with service
in the armed forces; and to children of members of the Texas National
Guard killed since January 1, 1946, while on active duty. Effective
Fall 1995, there will be a maximum of 150 credit hours (including
remedial courses) of work was established by the state for which a
person may receive benefit under the Act. This accrual will begin
with the Fall 1995 semester. Applications are available in the Financial
Hinson Hazlewood College Student Loan Program
Texas residents who meet eligibility requirements may borrow funds
to meet a portion of their school expenses. The loan carries a modest
interest rate. Repayment begins 6 months after graduation or withdrawal
from the university.
International Fund Scholarship
Through the proceeds from the International Education Fee, scholarships
are available for U.T. Dallas students to participate in study abroad
programs. These scholarships are open to both graduate and undergraduate
students enrolled at least one half time (six hours or more). Students
must be admitted to a degree program and have a GPA of 2.0 or above.
While abroad, the recipient of this scholarship must be enrolled
in a full time course of study. Course work undertaken must apply
to the student’s degree program at The University of Texas
Other On Campus Employment
Various programs and schools of the university employ students in
positions that are not work study positions and are not based on need.
In accordance with appropriate guidelines, pay scales depend on the
type of job, qualifications, and classification. Normally, students
will be employed for a maximum of 19½ hours per week. Students
interested in these positions should contact the Career Center at
Property Deposit Scholarship
This is an institutionally sponsored scholarship program with limited
funding. The amount of the award varies. Eligibility is based on need.
Students completing a FAFSA will automatically be considered for this
Information about a variety of scholarships awarded on the basis
of academic merit and achievement is available from the Office of
Financial Aid. The University of Texas at Dallas also offers a number
of endowed scholarships that are administered by a school or program.
Students are encouraged to contact their school dean or program office
to obtain information about eligibility criteria and scholarships
awarded in the student’s area of study.
In addition to any specific criteria governing awards of competitive
scholarships (e.g., major field of study) the committee responsible
for such awards will give primary consideration to the applicant’s
scores on standardized tests and scholastic records, both evaluating
the type and nature of courses taken and the grades achieved in specific
courses. The committee may also consider and give positive weight
to such factors as the following in designating recipients:
- achievements in work experiences
- community service
- extracurricular activities; leadership
- surmounting obstacles to the further pursuit of higher education
- socioeconomic background
- educational level
- status as a first generation college student
Scholarships typically are awarded in the spring semester for disbursement
during the following academic year. A few scholarships are awarded
during the fall semester. Announcements about available scholarships,
application procedures and deadlines are available in the Office of
Financial Aid (972-883-2941). Also, notices are distributed on university
bulletin boards, placed in the student newspaper (The Mercury), and
on the Financial Aid
Office web site at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
Students with questions about financial aid can contact a Financial
Aid Counselor via the Internet at http://financial-aid.utdallas.edu/.
Short Term Emergency Loans
Students needing emergency help with educational expenses may borrow
from the short term loan fund. There is a $25
origination fee payable up front at the time the loan is applied
for. Loans must be repaid within the semester during which
they are borrowed or a fee will be charged of $30.00/month or a maximum
of $90.00/semester. Contributions to these funds have been made by
Mrs. Lloyd V. Berkner, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Castelli, the Kiwanis Club
of Richardson, Rotary Club of Richardson, the Richardson Savings
and Loan Association, the First Texas Savings and Loan Association
of Dallas, Richardson Altrusa Club, Chaparral Steel Company, and
funds set aside out of student tuition.
Teach for Texas Conditional Grant Program
(This is a Student Loan with Cancellation Provisions for Teaching)
The purpose of this program is to encourage students to become certified
classroom teachers and to encourage these newly certified teachers
to teach in a field having a critical shortage of teachers or in communities
having a critical shortage of teachers.
Eligible students must:
- Obtain a recommendation from the Teacher Development Center;
- Have completed at least 75 percent of the credit hours attempted
in the most recent academic year;
- Be enrolled at least full time in an approved educator certification
program as a junior, senior, or a post-baccalaureate student enrolled
for the first time in an educator certification program;
- Enter in an agreement with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
Board to teach full time as a certified classroom teacher for five
years at the preschool, primary, or secondary level in a public
school in Texas in the person’s chosen critical shortage field
or in a community experience a critical teacher shortage;
- Sign a promissory note acknowledging the conditional nature of
the grant and promising to repay the grant plus interest at an annual
fixed interest rate of 7 percent and other charges stated in the
The amount of this award will vary based upon the student’s
anticipated program completion date and the availability of funds.
Texas Public Educational Grant
An act of the 64th Texas Legislature established a grant program
to provide financial assistance to students. The program is funded
through appropriation of a portion of the tuition charge for resident
and nonresident students. Students completing a FAFSA will automatically
be considered for this grant. Awards are based on availability of
funds and the student’s financial need.
Toward EXcellence, Access & Success Grant (TEXAS Grant)
This program is to provide a grant of money to enable academically
prepared eligible students to attend public and private nonprofit
institutions of higher education in Texas. An undergraduate student
is eligible who:
- is a Texas resident;
- graduated from a public or accredited private high school in Texas
no earlier than fall 1998. There is a time limit of 16 months after
graduating from high school to be eligible;
- completed the recommended or advanced high school curriculum or
- had financial need, with an EFC of 4,000 or less for the academic
- has applied for any available financial aid or assistance;
- enrolls at least ¾ time in an undergraduate degree; and
- has not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving a controlled
The amount of the grant is based on the average tuition and fees
charged at 4-year public institutions. Students who continue in college
and who meet program academic standards can receive awards for up
to 150 semester credit hours or for six years, whichever occurs first.
Requirements for continued funding are completion of at least 75 percent
of the hours taken in the prior semester, plus an overall grade point
average in college of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Awards will be
made through the Financial Aid Office. Students completing a FAFSA
will automatically be considered for this grant. Students must apply
early as there are limited funds.