Applying for Financial Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application required when applying for federal, state, and institutional aid at UT Austin. For important information and tips on submitting the FAFSA, visit Filling Out the FAFSA and watch the video How to Fill Out the FAFSA.
|U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen||Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018||2017-18 online FAFSA.||March 15*|
|Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017||2016-17 online FAFSA.||March 15*|
|International Texas Resident
(See SB 1528/HB 1403)
|Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018||2017-18 paper FAFSA (PDF)
or 2017-18 TASFA
|Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017||2016-17 paper FAFSA (PDF)
or 2016-17 TASFA
* FAFSA must be submitted in time to generate federal Central Processing System (CPS) results in a non-rejected status, by this date to be considered for certain types of financial aid, including the Top 10% Scholarship Program. This date is set by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is subject to change at their discretion.
** Paper application must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid by this date to be considered for certain types of financial aid. This date is set by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is subject to change at their discretion.
Applying for Scholarships
Scholarships at UT Austin have a separate application process. Whether you are an entering freshman, continuing, transfer or graduate student, there are scholarship options available related to your student status.
|Classification||Where to Apply||Deadline||Award|
|First-Time in College Undergraduate||ApplyTexas Application||December 1, the year|
prior to the expected
first year of enrollment
|Typically the April|
prior to enrollment.
|Continuing Undergraduate||Continuing & Transfer|
|March 15||Typically June-July|
prior to enrollment.
|Your Undergraduate Department||Varied||Varied|
|Graduate Student||Your Graduate Department||Varied||Varied|
Note to International Students
If you are an international student inquiring about financial aid and scholarships, International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) may help. In addition, ISSS provides information, on Social Security Numbers, ITINS, and taxes. For information about state residency, read the UT Admissions requirements regarding establishing Texas residency.