Fall 2020 – Summer 2021 Financial Aid Priority Deadline:

State Aid Recipients (new and continuing) = January 15, 2020

New Undergraduate Students = March 15, 2020

New Graduate Students = April 15, 2020

Continuing Students (non-state aid recipients) = April 15, 2020


Fall 2021 – Summer 2022 Financial Aid Priority Deadline:

State Aid Recipients (new and continuing) = January 15, 2021

New Freshmen Students = January 15, 2021

New Transfer Students = February 15, 2021

New Graduate Students = February 15, 2021

Continuing Students (non-state aid recipients) = March 15, 2021


Note: The Texas state financial aid priority deadline is January 15 for all state programs. This includes the TEXAS Grant program and applies to all new and continuing students. Please see College for All Texans for additional details regarding applying and eligibility criteria.  Additional information regarding Texas programs can be found at

To meet the financial aid priority deadline, you must:

  • Have submitted a valid FAFSA or TASFA (if you are not eligible for federal student financial aid) with the results received by UT Dallas. To ensure timely delivery, you should submit your application at least two weeks before the priority deadline. This allows time for you to receive and respond to a request for additional information.
  • Have been admitted to or be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the University.
  • Supply additional documentation required, if any, for the completion of your application. You should log in to Orion to check for any outstanding financial aid documents. If you are a new UT Dallas student, you will be sent a letter notifying you of any missing financial aid documents; all reminders after this letter will be sent to your UT Dallas email address. You should regularly check your “To Do List” through Orion for any outstanding documents.


After the Priority Deadline

You may still complete a FAFSA or TASFA if you do not meet the priority deadline. However, FAFSA and TASFA applications should be submitted at least three weeks before the end of the term in which you are enrolled to allow time for processing.

Students who do not meet our priority deadlines risk not being considered for financial aid programs that are subject to annual appropriations. You will still be considered for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Stafford Loan and Federal Direct PLUS Loan programs.