Academic Excellence Scholarship Awards

All AES awards provide funds to defray some of the costs of UT Dallas tuition and mandatory fees. For out-of-state students, any AES award also qualifies the student for in-state tuition and fee rates.

At the highest levels, AES awards provide cash funds to offset some of the other costs that students incur during their university studies.

Awards are competitive and generally require a minimum of 1320 on the SAT or a 28 on the ACT in combination with strong high school academic performance. All AES awards can be described in terms of the award amounts that students receive. However, more pertinent in assessing the value of an AES award is the amount of the average cost of attendance at UT Dallas that the award will cover.

Other Financial Aid Information

Non-Texas Residents

Students receiving an AES award may qualify for in-state tuition and fee charges, regardless of their resident status.

Additional Financial Aid

Any scholarship counts as a financial resource and must be considered when constructing a financial aid award package. A student’s total financial aid cannot exceed the cost of attendance (COA). Our Financial Aid Office in conjunction with university cost standards provided by the US Government determines the average cost of attendance. The estimated cost of tuition and fees ($12,528), room and board ($11,112), and books and supplies ($1,200) for full-time undergraduate students during the 2017-2018 academic year at UT Dallas is $24,840. Exceptions are made for Pell Grant recipients, whose financial aid packages can add up to the COA plus the amount of the Pell Grant.

Other UT Dallas Scholarships

In order to provide scholarship opportunities to the greatest number of students, UT Dallas does not stack full-tuition academic scholarships. If you qualify for more than one UT Dallas merit-based scholarship, you will receive the highest dollar-value scholarship only. Acceptance of any UT Dallas scholarship does not affect your eligibility for higher dollar-value UT Dallas scholarship awards.

Third-Party Tuition Scholarships

Any private third-party tuition scholarships and state tuition and fee waivers are applied to the student’s tuition and fees. If the combination of third-party and AES awards exceeds the full cost of tuition and fees, then the third-party award will be applied first and AES will cover the remaining balance (if any). For example, a student receiving a tuition waiver, such as the State of Texas Exemption for Highest Ranking High School Graduate or Hazelwood Exemption, will not receive AES tuition and fee funds during the semesters in which the waiver or external funding is applied.

Non-restricted Third-Party Scholarships

Students may receive support from third-party scholarships in addition to their AES award. If the third-party award is not restricted to tuition and fees, then the award may be added to the student’s account, subject to a cap on scholarship awards set at the total Cost of Attendance. If the combination of third-party and AES awards would exceed the Cost of Attendance, then the AES awards will be reduced to that limit, subject to the terms and conditions of the third-party awards.

Financial Need-based Aid

AES recipients may also be eligible to receive need-based financial aid based on economic circumstances. We encourage students to contact the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office at (972) 883-2941 to determine eligibility. Any additional third party scholarships received by the university in the student’s name are refunded to the student by the Bursar’s Office. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

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