Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance

Financial aid awards and tuition rates will be the same whether your classes are online, hybrid, or in-person. Find all the different ways UT can offer financial assistance, including grants, scholarships, and loans, to help you fund your UT education.

Direct deposit is an easy, secure method that transfers funds directly and automatically to your bank account. Direct deposit can be set up in UT Direct. For instructions and additional information, visit Set up Direct Deposit for Your Refunds.

If you did not sign up for direct deposit, a paper check will be sent to the address we have on file. To update your address, make an online Address Change in UT Direct.

Students will receive a Financial Aid Notification (FAN) through Check Aid Status Here (CASH) in UT Direct. You must activate your FAN to receive your financial awards. For help on how to activate your FAN, visit Understanding Your Aid on Texas One Stop or view the How to Accept Your FAN video.

UT offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to help students pay for their 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.

  • Grants: Need-based aid that does not need to be repaid
  • Scholarships: Need-based, and sometimes merit-based, aid that does not need to be repaid
  • Loans: Borrowed aid that needs to be repaid, with interest, after graduation
  • Emergency Loans: Borrowed aid that is available during emergency situations
  • Work-Study: Part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing you to earn money to help pay for educational expenses

UT Outpost Food Pantry

The UT Outpost food pantry will provide the food assistance to currently enrolled students. For the safety of our students and staff, the UT Outpost has suspended its physical operations and moved to an online order and contactless pickup operation for the Fall 2020 semester.

https://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/emergency/utoutpost.php

Student Emergency Fund, Student Emergency Services, Office of the Dean of Students

The Student Emergency Fund exists to support the financial wellness and personal wellbeing of our students. The fund aims to provide financial support when a verified emergency has impacted a student’s health, safety, or wellbeing.

https://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/emergency/studentemergencyfund.php

Emergency Loans, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Students may apply for borrowed aid that is available during emergency situations.

https://onestop.utexas.edu/managing-costs/scholarships-financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/

Emergency Loans, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Texas Global

Students can apply for tuition or emergency cash loans.

https://global.utexas.edu/isss/advising-services/financial-aid

2-1-1 Texas

A comprehensive list of support services across the state of Texas, by zipcode.

https://www.211texas.org/

Graduate Students

Teaching Assistantships and Fellowships are a source of aid for graduate students, but they can affect the amount of financial aid you receive. For more information, visit Teaching Assistantships & Fellowships on Texas One Stop.

International Students

Dedicated information about scholarships, funding opportunities, and other financial services for international students is available on the Texas Global website.