Types of Aid

We offer a variety of financial aid opportunities to help students in their pursuit of a UT Austin education. Eligibility for aid is based on financial and household information that is reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, you must meet certain eligibility requirements. Review the different types of aid listed below and click to learn more about each.


Need-based aid that does not have to be repaid.

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Merit-based, and sometimes need-based, aid that does not have to be repaid.

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Borrowed aid that needs to be repaid, with interest, after graduation.

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Emergency Loans

Borrowed aid that is available during emergency situations.

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Teaching Assistantships & Fellowships

A source of aid for graduate students that can affect the amount of financial aid you receive from our office.

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Exemptions & Waivers

Some students, such as ROTC participants and high school valedictorians, are eligible for exemptions and waivers. Student Accounts Receivable offers additional information about eligibility, as does College for All Texans.

Texas Advance Commitment

As part of the university’s commitment to making a UT Austin education possible for Texas families, in-state, first-year through fourth-year students with family adjusted gross incomes (AGI) of up to $100,000 will receive guaranteed need-based aid through the Texas Advance Commitment.

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