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Scholarships FAQs

Types of Scholarships

Skip to answer.Q1: What types of scholarships are offered at UT Austin? General scholarships, departmental, local, national?
Skip to answer.Q2: Does the Office of Financial Aid have a list or database of all scholarships offered?
Skip to answer.Q3: Does UT Austin have an alumni organization that awards scholarships?
Skip to answer.Q4: If I don't receive a scholarship through UT Austin, where else should I apply/look?

Entering Freshmen Scholarships

Skip to answer.Q1: I am an Entering Freshman and would like to apply for scholarships at UT Austin. How do I begin the process?
Skip to answer.Q2: How do I apply for departmental or college-specific scholarships?
Skip to answer.Q3: Do I need to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if I want to apply for scholarships at UT Austin?
Skip to answer.Q4: Are there any other available scholarships not specifically mentioned on the ApplyTexas scholarship application?
Skip to answer.Q5: Can I apply for scholarships for the Summer sessions?
Skip to answer.Q6: Is there a deadline to submit recommendation letters and other required documents?
Skip to answer.Q7: What if my test scores arrive at UT Austin after the December 1 application deadline?
Skip to answer.Q8: I did not take the SAT but I did take the ACT. Can I still apply and be considered for scholarships?
Skip to answer.Q9: If I can still access the ApplyTexas Application's Scholarship Section after December 1, does that mean I can still submit it?
Skip to answer.Q10: I submitted my ApplyTexas Application. How can I check its status?
Skip to answer.Q11: How can I update information on my ApplyTexas Application after it has been submitted or after the deadline has passed?
Skip to answer.Q12: I am an international student. Can I apply for scholarships using the ApplyTexas Application?
Skip to answer.Q13: I am a non-resident student. Can I apply for scholarships and will I be given equal consideration as Texas residents?
Skip to answer.Q14: Questions 8 & 10 and 13-16 of the Scholarship Section ask for Student, Spouse, and Parent Total Annual Income. Is this before or after taxes?
Skip to answer.Q15: How can I navigate through the ApplyTexas Application's Scholarship Section?

Continuing & Transfer Scholarships

Skip to answer.Q1: I am a Continuing or Transfer Student, Returning UT Austin Student, or CAP Student and would like to apply for scholarships. How do I begin the process?
Skip to answer.Q2: How do I apply for departmental or college-specific scholarships?
Skip to answer.Q3: Am I required to be admitted to UT Austin before I can access the online Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application?
Skip to answer.Q4: How many credit hours do I need to be eligible to complete the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application?
Skip to answer.Q5: What is the deadline for submitting the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application?
Skip to answer.Q6: I am in the Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP) at UTSA and will be transferring to UT Austin. Can I apply for scholarships using the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application?
Skip to answer.Q7: Do I need to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if I want to apply for scholarships at the University?
Skip to answer.Q8: Is there a deadline to submit recommendation letters and any documentary materials?
Skip to answer.Q9: What if my test scores arrive at the University after the April 1 application deadline?
Skip to answer.Q10: I submitted my Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application. How can I check its status?
Skip to answer.Q11: How can I update information on my Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application after it has been submitted or after the deadline has passed?
Skip to answer.Q12: Can I apply for scholarships for the Summer sessions?
Skip to answer.Q13: I am an international student. Can I apply for scholarships using the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application?
Skip to answer.Q14: I am a graduate student. Can I apply for scholarships using the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application?
Skip to answer.Q15: I am a non-resident student. Can I apply for scholarships and will I be given equal consideration as Texas residents?

Receiving Scholarships

Skip to answer.Q1: When does the Office of Financial Aid make scholarship decisions/offers?
Skip to answer.Q2: When do departments make scholarship decisions and notifications?
Skip to answer.Q3: How will I know if I was selected as a scholarship recipient or not?
Skip to answer.Q4: What is the average amount of a scholarship offer?
Skip to answer.Q5: Can I receive more than one scholarship?
Skip to answer.Q6: If I report that I am a minority, do I have a better chance at receiving scholarships?
Skip to answer.Q7: How are scholarship recipients chosen? Are there specific criteria?
Skip to answer.Q8: Are my chances of receiving a scholarship enhanced if I complete a financial aid application (FAFSA)? If so, when should I complete it?
Skip to answer.Q9: How do I accept my scholarship? How soon must I accept it?
Skip to answer.Q10: I am receiving a non-UT Austin scholarship. How will this affect my chances at receiving UT Austin scholarships? And how does the University receive my non-UT Austin scholarships?
Skip to answer.Q11: Does my scholarship make me eligible to have my $300 Advance Housing Payment deferred?
Skip to answer.Q12: Do I need to be enrolled full-time in order to receive the money from my scholarship?
Skip to answer.Q13: How do I renew my scholarship at UT Austin?
Skip to answer.Q14: What happens if I lose my scholarship eligibility? Is there any way to regain the scholarship?
Skip to answer.Q15: I have been offered a larger scholarship package from another institution. Can UT Austin match the package offered by another university?