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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 Deadline
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
March 15**
Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017 2016-17 paper FAFSA (PDF)
or 2016-17 TASFA
March 15**

* 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.

How and where to apply for scholarships.
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
Scholarship Application
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.