Applying for Financial Aid

Students applying for financial aid should be aware of the various UT Dallas deadlines on our Deadlines page.

If you’ve never completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for financial aid before, and would like an idea of what to expect, visit the Federal Student Aid’s FAFSA4caster.  The FAFSA4caster provides an opportunity to learn more about the process and the various financial aid programs available to you.

Undergraduate and graduate students wanting to apply for federal, state, and institutional funds must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application can be completed at the FAFSA on the Web site. The FAFSA can be completed entirely online by creating a user ID and a password from the Federal Student Aid’s Web site. If you are considered to be a dependent student, one of your parents will also need to create a user ID.

The information on the FAFSA is used to establish financial aid eligibility for the various financial aid programs offered at UTD. There is no separate institutional financial aid application to complete.

You will need UTD's School Code, 009741, for us to receive your application data. You must re-apply for financial aid each academic year by completing a FAFSA.

If you do not meet federal eligibility requirements to be considered a citizen or eligible non-citizen, but have been classified as a Texas resident and are therefore eligible to pay the Texas in-state tuition rate, you must complete a Texas Application for State Financial Aid instead of the FAFSA. This is submitted directly to the Office of Financial Aid with income tax documentation. 

Students in Executive Education Programs, Executive MBA, GLEMBA, Project Management, and other similar Executive Education Programs may want to consider financing their educational program through the alternative loan programs as well. For further information, please select Private Education Loans or contact Paula Baxter.

The financial aid packet students receive is based on estimated budgets for the year.  Estimated costs for full-time students can be found on our Estimated Cost of Attendance page.  Important dates for the academic year can be found on the Registrar's Office Academic Calendar page.

Updated: April 12, 2013