Prospective AES Recipients Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to complete a separate application to be reviewed for an AES?+

No. The ApplyTexas Freshman Admission application also serves as the application for the AES Program.

What SAT/ACT test scores or other qualifications guarantee an AES award?+

No specific achievement in any category of the AES award factors, including standardized testing, guarantees a scholarship.

Should I include letters of recommendation, an essay and a resume when applying to UT Dallas to be considered for an AES?+

Students are automatically considered for an AES award on the basis of their completed application to the university and no other materials are required. Award criteria include standardized test scores and high school academic success evidenced by grades and class rank (if available).

What tuition and mandatory fees do full-tuition AES awards cover?+

Students awarded a full-tuition AES award will receive complete coverage of the tuition and mandatory fees. AES tuition and mandatory fee funds are applied to guaranteed tuition plan amounts and supplemental designated tuition fees. Tuition and mandatory fee funds provided by AES do not apply to other required and non-mandatory fees including, but not limited to the following: Other course fees, international student fees, health insurance, fees associated with new student applications, special use fees, required testing, registration, and orientation.

I am applying for admission to a spring term. Will I be automatically reviewed for an AES?+

No, we only review first-time-in-college freshman applicants who are admitted for fall terms.

What expenses am I allowed to use my cash stipend toward?+

The cash stipend can be used to help defray the costs of a meal plan, books, supplies, and other expenses. The AES Program does not require documentation showing how the stipend was spent.

If I am an out-of-state or international student, will an AES award qualify me for resident tuition rates?+

Students receiving any level of AES award qualify for in-state tuition and fee charges, regardless of their resident status. Per IRS Revenue Code 117, visa holders not eligible for work authorization may not receive the cash stipend, as it is considered taxable income.

I have a third-party scholarship; will this impact my AES offer?+

Any third-party, non-tuition specific scholarships in your name submitted to the Office of Financial Aid will be reimbursed to you once any UT Dallas charges not covered by the AES award are deducted. Third-party scholarships that are tuition specific can only be applied toward tuition and fees and will be applied in lieu of your AES tuition funds. Since third-party scholarships can vary significantly and possibly conflict with the AES offer, students are encouraged to address questions regarding third-party scholarships to: [email protected].

My family has the Texas Tomorrow Fund (or another pre-paid college savings plan). How will this affect my AES?+

Texas Tomorrow Fund and most pre-paid college savings plans can be applied along with AES towards the cost of attendance. A refund will be issued at the lower rate of the pre-paid tuition plan. For more information about pre-paid college savings plans, please contact the Bursar’s Office.

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