Welcome to Financial Aid

Payment Due Date

If you have awarded financial aid for the spring term; you have been awarded a UT Dallas scholarship; or you have applied for a private education loan the payment due date for tuition and fees has been extended to January 24.    You can confirm that this extension applies to you in Orion, under “Holds”, you will see a message indicating your payment due date.

2018-2019 Financial Aid

The 2018-2019 FAFSA (used for Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019) is available online at When UT Dallas receives the results of the FAFSA, we will send you an email letting you know we have it.  At that point you should check your To Do list in Orion to determine if we need additional documentation. The 2019-2020 FAFSA (used for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020) is also available online. The deadline for applying for 2019-2020 Texas financial aid programs is January 15, 2019.

Enrollment Status

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

Read more about enrollment status.

How to Submit Documents

If you decide to send us a document as an email attachment, the preferable format is PDF. You should send the document to [email protected]. 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.

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

Bursar Office

Office of the Registrar

Census Date

The financial aid census date for the spring term is January 30.  This is the 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.

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.