What is a grant?

A grant is a type of need-based aid that normally does not require repayment. Your financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

At UNT, the only application needed annually to be considered for federal, state and institutional aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, eligibility for a grant program does not guarantee you will receive an award. Applicants are considered based on the date of their application while considering the FAFSA- determined Expected Family Contributions (EFC). The earliest applicants with a completed award file have the best opportunity to be considered for available grant funding. We encourage you to apply early every year and make sure you complete any requests made for additional information so your awards can be finalized.