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Applying for Financial Aid & Scholarships
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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 2013 – Spring 2014 2013-14 online FAFSA. March 15*
Summer 2014 – Spring 2015 2014-15 online FAFSA. March 15*
International Texas Resident
(See SB 1528/HB 1403)
Summer 2013 – Spring 2014 2013-14 paper FAFSA (PDF)
or 2013-14 TASFA
March 15**
Summer 2014 – Spring 2015 2014-15 paper FAFSA (PDF)
or 2014-15 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 Student Financial Services by this date to be considered for certain types of financial aid. This date is set the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is subject to change by their discretion.

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. Visit TexasScholarships.org for specific application information 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
April 1 Typically June-July
prior to enrollment.
Undergraduate Department Varied Varied
Graduate Student Graduate Department Varied Varied
International Students
If you are an international student inquiring about financial aid and scholarships, the International Office’s Student and Scholars Services 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.