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ARP: American Rescue Plan Act (HEERF III)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, which was signed into law on March 11, 2021. This represents the third stream of funding appropriated for HEERF, which was initially established by the CARES Act, to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.

Priority consideration for ARP Emergency Aid will be given to undergraduate applicants with exceptional need as determined by the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for Student Financial Aid (TASFA).

Students will receive an email from [email protected] to their UT Dallas email address which will direct them to the ARP Emergency Aid application. These emails will be sent in phases and prioritized as recommended by the U.S. Department of Education.

Details are available on the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act website at finaid.utdallas.edu/arp-act/.

FA Live Q&A

Ask your financial aid questions and get answers in real time from a member of the Office of Financial Aid.

The October 21 Q&A session has been cancelled. Please join us for our next FA Live Q&A scheduled for Thursday, November 4 at 2:00 PM.  FA Live Q&A sessions are held the first and third Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. central time.

2021-2022 Financial Aid

The 2021-2022 FAFSA, used for fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022, 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 2021-2022 FAFSA, please do so as soon as possible. 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:

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] or you can fax the documents to 972-883-6803.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find a list of frequently asked questions here.

Interested in Work-Study?

If you qualify for work-study through the financial aid application process, you must obtain a job through the UT Dallas Career Center to utilize the funds. Work-study funds earned are then paid through payroll based on hours worked and pay-rate of the position. Please see the Career Center for more information regarding applying for a work-study position.

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.

Taking Classes at Another School

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