Welcome to Financial Aid


We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls, emails and visitors to the Office of Financial Aid. Thank you for your patience during this busy period. In the meantime, the Financial Aid, VA, and Hazlewood FAQ links may answer some of your questions.

Extended Fin Aid Pymt Deadline?

The Extended Financial Aid Payment Deadline “hold” is a positive hold that prevents your registration from being cancelled while your financial aid funds are being processed. The hold can be viewed on your Orion Student Center and does not prevent you from enrolling in classes in any way.

What does this hold mean? Why is it on my account? What is the due date for having my UT Dallas Bursar’s Office balance paid?

Read more about payment deadlines and financial aid.

Enrollment Status

For financial aid and enrollment verification purposes, your enrollment status (e.g. half-time, three quarters-time, full-time, etc.) is dependent upon your academic level as well as the number of financial aid-eligible semester credit hours in which you enroll.

Read more about enrollment status.

How to Submit Documents

If you decide to send the document as an email attachment, the preferable format is PDF. If you decide to deliver the document to our office, you should bring it to the first floor of the Student Services Building during business hours.

2016-2017 Financial Aid

The 2016-2017 FAFSA is available on-line at You don’t need to have completed your 2015 federal tax return to complete the FAFSA (but you will need to correct the FAFSA once you’ve filed your 2015 tax return).

To determine if you need to provide us with additional documentation you should check your “To Do” list in Orion.

Orientation Presentations

Please see the following Orientation slides from the Office of the Registrar, Bursar’s Office, and the Office of Financial Aid.

General Information

Office of Financial Aid

Office of the Registrar

Bursar Office

Census Date

The financial aid census date for the fall 2016 term was September 7.  This is our census date for the entire semester, including second session classes. (The Office of the Registrar has different census dates than does the Office of Financial Aid.) To be considered for financial aid eligibility, you must be registered for classes on our census date. To view other important academic dates, see the academic calendar.

TEXAS Grant Statement of Eligibility

Beginning in 2016-2017, students who have been offered TEXAS Grant from UT Dallas for the first time must complete the online Statement of Eligibility prior to disbursement of the grant.  

Manage Your Money

Financial aid funds are disbursed in lump sums. This makes budgeting a critical part of most students’ lives. The federal government provides a great tool for creating a budget. Also, check out the Student Success Center’s Comet Cents program.

Interested in Work Study?

Have you been offered work-study but don’t know where to begin? Check out the Career Center for more information.


If you register for classes at another school at the same time you are attending UT Dallas:

  • If you are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant program, you can receive this grant at only one school at a time.
  • You must notify us if you are receiving federal or state grants or loans from another school while attending UT Dallas.
  • UT Dallas will process financial aid for your registered UT Dallas classes. We do not process financial aid for classes taken at other schools.
  • For academic requirements regarding the transferability of off-campus coursework, see your academic advisor.