Systems Engineering and Management students needing assistance with funding tuition may apply for long-term student loans (grants and scholarships are not available for Professional Education Programs).
General UT Dallas Financial Aid Information
There are sources of aid to help you cover the costs of your education. They can be categorized as either federal or private. Private loans are available to students who enter the program seeking only a graduate certificate and not a degree. Federal loans are available to students who enter UT Dallas as a graduate degree seeking student.
There are several sources of private-based long-term educational loans that are issued based on the credit-worthiness of the borrower for those who are enrolled as a graduate certificate student. For more information, see the UT Dallas page about Private Education Loans and how to compare them.
MS SEM degree-seeking students may borrow through the Federal Student Loan Programs (Stafford and Graduate Plus). The Federal Stafford Loan maximum academic year limit is $20,500 and is a guaranteed loan. The Graduate Plus Loan is limited to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid and is a creditworthy loan.
To apply for federal student aid, you must submit one form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Often, UT Dallas will also use the information from this form in awarding private loans. Application is done electronically through the FAFSA. Your UT Dallas school code is 009741.
UT Dallas Financial Aid Contact
The UT Dallas Financial Aid staff serves as the liaison between the lender and the student once the student has applied for the loan. Please contact the designated UT Dallas financial aid counselor for Professional Education, Paula Baxter, or call her at (972) 883-4114.