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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.

How and where to apply for financial aid.
Classification Award Period Application
U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020* The 2019-20 FAFSA will open on October 1
Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019 2018-19 online FAFSA
International Texas Resident
(See SB 1528/HB 1403)
Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020 Information about filing will be available October 1
Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019 2018-19 eTASFA (via CASH), 2018-19 paper FAFSA (PDF) or 2018-19 TASFA

* To be considered for all forms of financial aid, submit your FAFSA by January 15. You can still submit your FAFSA after January 15, but you may not be considered for all financial aid.

Applying for Scholarships

Whether you are an entering freshman, continuing, transfer or graduate student, there are scholarship opportunities available to you.

First-Time-In-College Undergraduate

All students who apply for freshman admission and submit a FAFSA will be considered for scholarships. There is no separate freshman scholarship application. A scholarship interest form will be available through MyStatus in mid-August for students to indicate an interest in scholarships with unique qualifications, such as admission to certain majors or service in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Continuing Undergraduate, Transfer

Continuing students, transfer students who have completed the admissions application, and former students applying for readmission may apply for scholarships by completing the Continuing and Transfer Scholarship Application.

The application is available starting in November each year and is used to award scholarships for the following academic year. Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP) transfers should wait until after Dec. 1 to submit the application.

Many UT Austin colleges, schools, and academic departments award their own scholarships to incoming and continuing students. Some have additional application requirements that students must complete to be considered. Check with the college, school or department that houses the major you’re applying to in order to learn more about the steps you need to take to be considered for these academic scholarships.

Graduate students

Graduate students interested in fellowships, scholarships, teaching or research assistantships should contact their graduate academic departments for applications and deadlines. For additional information, visit the Office of Graduate Studies website or see Teaching Assistantships & Fellowships on our website.

International Students

For the most part, international students are not eligible for university scholarships.

Some academic departments at the university award scholarships for which international students may compete. Many of these awards are available to students only after an initial year of work at the university. To find out if your department offers such scholarships, contact the college or school to which you are applying or are admitted.

Additional financial aid and scholarship information for international students is available from the International Office.