Applying for Financial Aid - Step 1

What is the FAFSA?

The FAFSA, also known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is a form you fill out that will help colleges and universities determine your eligibility for financial aid.  The application is required for all types of financial aid including Pell and other federal grants, state grants, institutional grants, loans and work study.

Step 1

Make sure you’re eligible to apply for federal financial aid (grants, work study, and loans). You must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be accepted for admission by UNT and enrolled in a degree or certification program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (What if I’m not a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen?)
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED (general equivalency diploma)
  • Not be in default on any Title IV loans (examples:  Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Loan, Federal Parent PLUS Loan, Federal Grad PLUS Loan) or owe a refund or repayment on educational funds received at any institution
  • Be registered with the Selective Service, if required
  • Enroll in and maintain at least a half-time class load at UNT and demonstrate satisfactory academic progress

Note: Visiting students are not eligible to receive financial aid.

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