We’re here to help guide you through the financial aid application process.
Submit your FAFSA
To be considered for financial aid every year, you’ll need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). You can submit the application online at fafsa.gov or through the myStudentAid mobile app.
UT’s school code: 003658
List UT’s school code so we can review your FAFSA information and determine your financial aid eligibility.
Am I eligible to receive financial aid?
- An applicant for most financial aid must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-U.S. citizen.)
- Must be registered with Selective Service if you are male and between the ages of 18 and 25.
- Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student.
- Must be enrolled at least half time (for most financial aid funds).
- Must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Is there a deadline to submit my FAFSA?
We encourage students to submit their FAFSA by January 15 so that they can be considered for all forms of financial aid. You can still submit the FAFSA after January 15, but some financial aid might not be available.
I submitted my FAFSA. Now what?
Once your FAFSA is submitted, you’ll receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Department of Education. Carefully review this to make sure that all the information is accurate; UT will receive the same information. After your SAR is processed, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will determine your aid eligibility and send you a Financial Aid Notification (FAN) that lists the funding you can receive (scroll down to Step 5).
Can a non-U.S. citizen qualify for state financial aid?
UT follows all current state and federal laws with respect to its students, including State of Texas law that has provided equal access to higher education for all graduates of state public high schools, regardless of their immigration status. This includes access to financial aid. Under state law, a person who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. may be classified as a Texas resident for higher education purposes, including qualifying for state financial aid programs.
The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is used to collect information to help determine eligibility for state financial aid programs that are administered by institutions of higher education in Texas. Students who are classified as Texas residents who cannot apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are encouraged to submit a paper FAFSA, complete the TASFA, or complete the eTASFA, which is available on CASH.
If submitting a paper application, you should:
- Add your UT EID to top of the application
- Mail it immediately to:
The University of Texas at Austin
1616 Guadalupe, Mail Stop E3700
Austin, TX 78701
Or drop it off in person at the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid on the 3rd floor of the Student Services Building.
Apply for Scholarships
Incoming students: Apply for admission to UT using either the ApplyTexas or Coalition for College application by December 1. There is no separate scholarship application; scholarship-specific questions will be available through MyStatus.
Incoming students who do not submit a FAFSA will still be considered for scholarships that do not require financial need. You are encouraged to submit a FAFSA to be considered for the widest range of scholarships.
Continuing students: Apply for scholarships using the Continuing & Transfer Student Scholarship Application by March 15. The application opens in November every year and will be available on CASH.
Check Aid Status Here (CASH)
CASH is the online system used to access your financial aid and scholarship information. Throughout your time at UT, use CASH to see your financial aid award, check the status of your financial aid and scholarship applications and check on any outstanding requirements that may prevent you from receiving your aid.
After you have submitted your FAFSA, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid may request more information to complete your financial aid application. We will notify you through email and CASH if additional documents are needed as part of the verification process.
Receive Award Notification
Through CASH, you will receive your Financial Aid Notification (FAN). Your FAN will include your financial aid offer and provide you with the opportunity to accept, decline and reduce award amounts.
FANs are sent on an ongoing basis, beginning in the spring for the next school year. Watch your email and check CASH to review your status. Any incomplete requirement can delay your notification.
We understand that situations can change after the FAFSA has been submitted. If a special situation arises, follow the link to learn more about your options.