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Welcome to Financial Aid

We are currently experiencing a high volume of emails. Our goal is to respond to emails, in date order received, within 3-5 business days.

If you need immediate assistance, we recommend you contact our office directly at 972-883-2941, and one of our financial aid representatives will be able to assist you.

Thank you in advance for your patience during our busy season.

Fall 2022 Updates

  • Financial aid award offers for the 2022-2023 academic year are ongoing. Expected time from completed application to notification is approximately four (4) weeks.
  • See “Check Your Status” on the left side bar to make sure we’re not asking for any additional information.
  • Make sure you accept all the aid you wish to receive. See the “How to Accept Your Aid in Orion Student Center” section below for instructions.
  • Financial aid will disburse on or about the first day of classes (August 22). 
  • Financial aid will not appear on your Bursar bill until it has disbursed. You can determine your balance due by subtracting the amount of fall financial aid from your total balance due.
  • Questions regarding your fall semester balance due, payment options or the refund process, should be directed to the Bursar’s Office at [email protected] or 972-883-2612.

How to Submit Documents

You may submit documents to our office using one of the following methods:

Email: [email protected] – To protect your personal information, please use your UT Dallas email when submitting documents
Fax: 972-883-6803

Visit our Deadlines page for information on our priority deadlines.

How to Accept Your Aid in Orion Student Center

  • Instructions for checking your financial aid status and accepting aid can be found here.
  • Instructions for viewing and accepting federal student loans can be found here.

Navigation to viewing or accepting your aid:

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 here.

Changes to Your Family’s Financial Situation

The UT Dallas Office of Financial Aid recognizes the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the burden it has placed on many college students and their families. If you or your parents have experienced a significant financial change, you may be eligible for a reconsideration of the financial aid offered to you. Check out our Special Circumstances video for more information.

Complete your FAFSA

The 2022-2023 FAFSA, used for fall 2022, spring 2023 and summer 2023, is available online at studentaid.gov  and the myStudentAid mobile app.  If you are planning to attend school in the next academic year and have not yet submitted your 2022-2023 FAFSA, please do so as soon as possible.

Taking Classes at Another School

Are you registered 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 ability to transfer off-campus coursework, see your academic advisor.