Types of Financial Aid

We offer a variety of financial aid opportunities to help students in their pursuit of a UT 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 need to be repaid.


Need-based, and sometimes merit-based, aid that does not need to be repaid.


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

Emergency Loans

Borrowed aid that is available during emergency situations.

Teaching Assistantships and Fellowships

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


Work-Study provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing you to earn money to help pay for educational expenses

Exemptions and 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.

Benefit Programs

The FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program that helps families struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic.

Eligibility for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits have been temporarily expanded to new categories of students.

Financing Bootcamps and Continuing and Professional Programs

The University of Texas at Austin offers continuing and professional education programs designed to equip participants with career-advancing skills. While some of these programs, including graduate programs, provide academic credit, not all courses and certificates offered through Extended Campus can be used to fulfill degree requirements. Additionally, many of these programs utilize non-standard tuition. Therefore, not all funding options available to students enrolled through in-residence courses are valid for continuing and professional education options, including boot camps. For more information regarding the types of funding sources eligible for use toward non-credit programs at the university, students are encouraged to connect with representatives of specific programs of interest. Visit Extended Campus to learn more about continuing and professional education options.

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