The University of North Texas is a comprehensive university that offers scholarships to help you finance your education. Many students compete for scholarships, which are awarded on merit and on a first-come, first-served basis to students enrolling in the fall semester.
We recommend you apply to UNT as early as possible. The availability of all scholarship funding is affected by many factors such as the state's economy and the stock market's performance.
Incoming student scholarships:
Most UNT scholarships for incoming students (entering freshmen and transfer students) are administered by Student 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). and Scholarships, with students competing automatically for a limited number of renewable scholarshipsA renewable scholarship is a scholarship that is awarded for more than one year. Usually the student must maintain certain academic standards to be eligible for subsequent years of the award. Some renewable scholarships will require the student to reapply for the scholarship each year; others will just require a report on the student's progress to a degree.. These scholarships are awarded based on a student's academic performance in high school or at their previous college or university. No application is needed; information is pulled from your Application for Admission.
Incoming and continuing student scholarships:
UNT awards renewable scholarships for the 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. (fall/spring) to incoming freshmen and transfer students on a first-come, first-served basis using their admission application. No scholarship application is necessary. All eligible students are identified through their completed UNT admissions file. Students should ensure that their most current
transcripts and test scores are updated in the Office of Admissions. Priority consideration will be given to the earliest applications due to limited funding. See the "What scholarships are available?" section for additional information on the UNT Meritorious Scholarships, Board of Regents Scholarships, UNT Texas Transfer and UNT Phi Theta Kappa scholarships.
Undergraduate and graduate students who wish to compete for scholarships administered by the Student Financial Aid and Scholarship office must complete the General Academic Scholarship application on the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website under the "Apply for Scholarships" link.
The online General Academic Scholarship application must be submitted by March 1. The application is available beginning in the fall for the following academic year. Remember, these scholarships are highly competitive and are
awarded based on the availability of funding.
UNT Meritorious Scholarships for National Merit Finalists
Full scholarships valued at $72,896 are available to National Merit Finalists who designate UNT as their No. 1 university of choice by the last business day in May with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. This scholarship is renewable up to three additional years with a cumulative 3.25 GPA. This scholarship is offered to a limited number of qualified applicants each year and covers:
You must participate in the Honors College to be eligible for this scholarship. You also receive consideration for housing in Honors Hall, a residence exclusively for Honors College students. For admission requirements, an application and more information about the Honors College, call 940-565-3305 or access the Honors College website. For finalist eligibility requirements and renewal terms, visit the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website.
Future Leaders of Texas – Earn a Terry Scholarship at UNT
The prestigious Terry Scholarships are competitive awards given to exceptional incoming freshmen who show the potential to be future leaders of Texas. These scholarships cover eight semesters of undergraduate tuition, fees, books, on-campus room and board, and miscellaneous expenses for up to four years. You must demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership and financial needThe difference between the COA and the EFC is the student's financial need - the gap between the cost of attending the school and the student's resources. The financial aid package is based on the amount of financial need. The process of determining a student's need is known as need analysis.. Awards average $46,000 over a four-year period and are upplemented by other aid, with consideration for your family's ability to pay for college.
UNT will carefully screen eligible students and nominate 32 finalists to the Terry Foundation. The foundation will interview the candidates, choose 16 Terry Scholars from UNT and determine the award amounts. Additional information is available to students on the Terry Scholarship page online.
Board of Regents Scholarships
These awards are available to entering freshmen who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class and score at least 1200 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT (writing portion excluded); renewable for up to three additional years with a cumulative 3.25 GPA; no scholarship application needed; apply for admission to UNT.
UNT Texas Transfer Scholarships
These awards are available to undergraduate students transferring from a Texas community college or an accredited Texas university with 45 or more credit hours; renewable for a second year with a 3.25 cumulative GPA on 12 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters; no scholarship application needed; apply for admission to UNT. Award amounts are based on applicant's cumulative GPA.
UNT Phi Theta Kappa Texas Transfer Scholarships
These awards are available to undergraduate Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members who are transferring from a Texas community college or an accredited Texas university with 45 or more credit hours; renewable for a second year with a 3.25 cumulative GPA on 12 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters; no scholarship application needed; apply for admission to UNT. Award amounts are based on applicant's cumulative GPA.
Honors Transfer Scholarships
These awards are available to undergraduate students accepted to the Honors
College with 15 or more credit hours and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
For more information, contact the Honors College at 940-565-3305 or access the Honors College website.
General Academic Scholarships
To compete for annual and renewable scholarships administered by SFAS, complete the annual online general scholarship application on the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website.
Graduate students are encouraged to visit the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies website for available scholarships.