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Financial Aid

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Financial Aid





Financial Aid

www.uta.edu/fao

Many sources of student financial aid exist at The University of Texas at Arlington. Any interested student should apply for assistance each year, as eligibility and funding availability can vary from one year to the next. Financial aid is generally limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A minimum of half-time enrollment (6 hours per term for undergraduates and 5 hours per term for graduates) with the intent of obtaining a degree or certificate and the maintenance of satisfactory academic progress are required to participate in most aid programs. Students subject to selective service registration will be required to file a statement that the student has registered or is exempt from selective service registration to be eligible for financial aid.

Unless otherwise noted in this section of the Catalog, financial aid is available through the Office of Financial Aid in Room 252, Davis Hall, 817-272-3561. Information is also available on the financial aid Web site: www.uta.edu/fao.


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Scholarships

The University of Texas at Arlington provides a variety of scholarship programs for students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement. In addition to academic considerations, scholarships are awarded in compliance with the stipulated selection criteria of any given scholarship and include such factors as leadership, community service, financial need, and course of study. These funds have been contributed by individual donors, UT Arlington alumni, corporations, government agencies and others to recognize and reward academic excellence. Detailed information about the scholarships offered through the University is contained in a brochure available in the Office of Financial Aid and on the financial aid Web site. Additional information regarding private scholarships is also available.


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Federal and State Programs

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.


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Financial Counseling

The Student Money Management Center provides financial or budgetary counseling for any and all students whether or not they qualify for other types of financial assistance. Please call the Student Money Management Center office at 817-272-2353 for an appointment.


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Out-of-State Student Assistance

Several states offer aid to their students attending schools in other states. Amounts and requirements for this assistance vary greatly. Information may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid or your state educational agency.


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International Student Assistance

Students who are not eligible for federal financial assistance may apply for a Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG). Funding for the program is limited; applications for this grant for each academic year are available in the Office of Financial Aid during the month of June. The deadline for submission of completed applications is July 1. Selection is based on need and academic performance. Recipients must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress and must pay out-of-state tuition.


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