Graduate Academic Program Information

Important Information

  • This information is applicable to academic programs at UNT or UNT Dallas.
  • You will not be eligible for financial aidMoney provided to the student and the family to help them pay for the student's education. Major forms of financial aid include gift aid (grants and scholarships) and self help aid (loans and work). for undergraduate courses that do not apply to your specific graduate or teacher's certification academic program. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 graduate hours per term to receive aid. However, if the undergraduate courses are required for your graduate academic program, you may be eligible for financial aid for these courses. Contact Student Financial Aid & Scholarships for additional information.
  • As a Post Baccalaureate Seeking a Second Undergraduate degree, you will not be eligible for financial aid for graduate courses. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 undergraduate hours.
  • If you are enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate courses, please contact our office for additional information.
  • Although federal financial aid eligibility may be limited or eliminated, you may be able to pursue alternative sources of funding your education.
  • For questions about your academic program, please contact the Registrar's office or your academic advisor.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Post Baccalaureate Degree Seeking Not Admitted to a Degree Program (PB GDES)
  • Allowed only one consecutive 12-month period of eligibility
  • 12-month period begins the first term enrolled whether or not financial aid was applied for or received
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 graduate hours per term to receive aid
  • Not eligible for college work-studySee Federal Work-Study and state/institutional grants
  • Eligible for Graduate Preparatory level Stafford loansStafford Loans are federal loans that come in two forms, subsidized and unsubsidized. Subsidized loans are based on need; unsubsidized loans are not. The interest on the subsidized Stafford Loan is paid by the federal government while the student is in school and during the 6 month grace period. The Subsidized Stafford Loan was formerly known as the Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL). The Unsubsidized Stafford Loan may be used to pay the EFC. Undergraduates may borrow up to $23,000 ($2,625 during the freshman year, $3,500 during the sophomore year, and $5,500 during the third, fourth, and fifth years) and graduate students up to $65,500 including any undergraduate Stafford loans ($8,500 per year). These limits are for subsidized and unsubsidized loans combined. The difference between the subsidized loan amount and the limit may be borrowed by the student as an unsubsidized loan. Higher unsubsidized Stafford loan limits are available to independent students, dependent students whose parents were unable to obtain a PLUS Loan, and graduate/professional students. Undergraduates may borrow up to $46,000 ($6,625 during the freshman year, $7,500 during the sophomore year, and $10,500 during each subsequent year) and graduate students up to $138,500 including any undergraduate Stafford loans ($18,500 per year). These limits are for subsidized and unsubsidized loans combined. The amounts of any subsidized loans are still subject to the lower limits.
  • Undergraduate lifetime loan limits apply
Post Baccalaureate Graduate Academic Certification (PB GACT)
  • Allowed only one consecutive 12-month period of eligibility
  • 12-month period begins the first term enrolled whether or not financial aid was applied for or received, even if prior to the current academic yearThe period during which school is in session, consisting of at least 30 weeks of instructional time. The school year typically runs from the beginning of September through the end of May at most colleges and universities.
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 graduate hours per term to receive aid
  • Eligible for college work-study and state/institutional grants
  • Eligible for Graduate level Stafford loans
Post Baccalaureate Graduate Artist Certificate (PB GACM)
  • Allowed only one consecutive 12-month period of eligibility
  • 12-month period begins the first term enrolled whether or not financial aid was applied for or received, even if prior to the current academic year
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 graduate hours per term to receive aid
  • Eligible for college work-study and state/institutional grants
  • Eligible for Graduate level Stafford loans
Post Baccalaureate Pre-Teacher Certification (PB Pre-Cert)
  • Allowed only one consecutive 12 month period of eligibility
  • 12-month period begins the first term enrolled whether or not financial aid was applied for or received
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 graduate hours per term to receive aid
  • Not eligible for college work-study and state/institutional grant funding
  • Eligible for Preparatory level Stafford loans
  • Undergraduate lifetime loan limits apply
Post Baccalaureate Graduate Non-Degree (PB GD Non-Deg)
  • Not eligible for financial aid
  • You may be able to pursue alternative sources of funding
Post Baccalaureate Graduate Preparation (PB Grad Prep)
  • Not eligible for Financial Aid
  • You may be able to pursue alternative sources of funding
Post Baccalaureate Seeking Second Undergraduate Degree
  • Allowed one consecutive 24 month period of eligibility
  • 24 month period begins the first term enrolled whether or not financial aid was applied for or received
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 undergraduate hours per term to receive aid
  • Eligible for college work-study and state/institutional grants
  • Eligible for Undergraduate Senior level Stafford loans
  • Undergraduate lifetime loan limits apply
Post Baccalaureate Graduate Teacher Certification
  • Allowed one consecutive 24 month period of eligibility
  • 24 month period begins the first term enrolled whether or not financial aid was applied for or received
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 graduate hours per term to receive aid
  • Eligible for college work-study and state/institutional grants
  • Eligible for Teacher Certification level Stafford loans
  • Undergraduate lifetime loan limits apply
Post Baccalaureate Undergraduate Teacher Certification
  • Allowed one consecutive 24 month period of eligibility
  • 24 month period begins the first term enrolled whether or not financial aid was applied for or received
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 undergraduate hours per term to receive aid
  • Eligible for college work-study and state/institutional grants
  • Eligible for Teacher Certification level Stafford loans
  • Undergraduate lifetime loan limits apply
Master's DegreeOne of several degrees granted by graduate schools.
  • Financial aid eligibility up to 150% of the published length of the program measured by the number of years required for the degree.
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 graduate hours per term to receive aid
  • Eligible for college work-study and state/institutional grants
  • Eligible for Graduate level Stafford loans
Doctoral Degree
  • Financial aid eligibility up to 150% of the published length of the program measured by the number of years required for the degree.
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 graduate hours per term to receive aid
  • Eligible for college work-study and state/institutional grants
  • Eligible for Graduate level Stafford loans