The University participates in most of the federal student financial aid programs offered through the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, several state and institutional programs are available for students with exceptional financial need. Among the programs in which the University participates are Federal Pell Grants, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal TEACH Grants, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Loan, Federal Direct PLUS, Texas Public Education Grants and TEXAS Grants. Award amounts are subject to funding levels set by the appropriate federal or state legislature. Information regarding eligibility and application procedures for these programs is available from the Office of Financial Aid. The Texas Education Coordinating Board administers various tuition assistance programs including programs for teachers and vocational nursing students.
Aid applicants may check the status of their financial aid applications on the Web through their MyMav accounts.
Assistance Based on Need
Students wishing to participate in any of the need-based student financial aid programs should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible prior to their actual enrollment at the University. The awarding process requires 2 – 3 weeks for completion once all required documents are received and is governed by the availability of funds. The FAFSA can be obtained online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. The school code for UT Arlington is 003656.
Loans Not Based on Financial Need
Federal PLUS (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students) loans are available to parents to finance their dependents’ educational costs. Information and an application are available at www.StudentLoans.gov. Students whose parents wish to borrow through the Federal PLUS must complete the FAFSA and have the results sent to UT Arlington prior to loan certification.
Students who are determined to be ineligible for federally subsidized loans may apply for unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans. Application is made by completing the FAFSA and a promissory note. Further information is available from the Office of Financial Aid.