Financial aid eligibility is not impacted by the location of the classes.
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Financial aid eligibility is not impacted by the location of the classes.
Contact our dedicated Scholarships Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You do have the option to reduce the total amount through your myUNT Student Portal.
Information about disbursements, payment and refunds can be found on our disbursement page.
Federal regulations prohibit the release of funds to your student account when a balance over $200 from any previous academic year is present. Financial aid awarded to you will not be disbursed to your student account until the outstanding balance is resolved. Do not delay in resolving this issue so that we may deliver your financial aid to you in a timely manner.
Visit our financial aid guidelines page for more information.
After you submit your FAFSA, all changes should be facilitated through our office. Student Financial Aid and Scholarships can take special circumstances into consideration as decisions are being made about financial aid award packages. Learn more about the Special Circumstances process.
Yes. When we award a student financial aid, we take living expenses into consideration.
Financial need is determined by a simple formula:
Student's Cost of Attendance (budget) - Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need
Your established financial need is used to determine what financial aid you are eligible to receive. Grants, work-study, and subsidized loans require that students demonstrate financial need, while unsubsidized loans and PLUS loans do not.
An other resource is assistance provided outside of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships (SFAS) that is paying some of your educational expenses. This assistance must be considered when determining financial aid eligibility. Faculty/staff scholarship, valedictorian exemption, employment waivers, and third party billing are examples of other resources.
Financial aid recipients will have a non-disbursing Estimated Other Resource award posted with their other financial aid and scholarship awards since these expenses are being paid already. This award cannot be accepted. More information about Estimated Other Resources is available in your MyUNT student center when clicking the award link.
The Student Aid Report (SAR) summarizes the information included in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To request a duplicate copy of a SAR, call 1-800-433-3243.
Financial aid can be cancelled because of a request from you or because your eligibility changed.
Most fall/spring financial aid will disburse ten days prior to the first day of classes. After the semester starts, we disburse aid daily. Scholarships disburse on the first day of class.
Summer financial aid will disburse based on which sessions you attend. Learn more about summer disbursement.
Once your financial aid and scholarships disburse, the funds will pay your tuition and fee bill and any on-campus housing charges before a refund is released to you.
A disbursement is when your financial aid is transferred to Student Financial Services to pay your bill. A refund is any aid that exceeds your bill and is released to you.
Your Pell Grant amount can change based on any change you made on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, enrollment status, or attendance. Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) may also impact Pell Grant amounts.
You are considered for your maximum grant eligibility at the time you are awarded. If additional funds are available, you will automatically be considered.
Your grant eligibility can change from year to year based on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, enrollment status, or available funding. Lifetime limits on some programs may also impact grant eligibility.
Yes. This can be done at online. You will need your FSA ID and enter University of North Texas as a school to receive the results.
Yes. You will receive correspondence and payment information from both the Department of Education and your prior lender or servicer.
Loan borrowers are required to complete Student Exit Counseling online shortly before completing a degree, leaving UNT (i.e., withdrawing, graduation) or ceasing half-time enrollment. Be sure to select the University of North Texas as a school to receive notification of completion.
The Department of Education will run a credit history check to determine eligibility for a Federal Direct PLUS loan. The department will provide additional information to parents about other options (i.e. pursue a co-signer/endorser or appeal the denial) if there is adverse credit history. UNT will process all denials received, regardless of which option is chosen. The PLUS Denial - Additional Unsubsidized Loan Request Form will be added to the student's To Do List via MyUNT once the denial has been processed.
Review Repayment Plans.
The Master Promissory Note is a legal document in which you promise to repay your loan(s) and any accrued interest and fees to the Department. It also explains the terms and conditions of your loan(s).
An origination fee is used by the federal government to offset the administrative costs of the loan. Origination fees are charged as the loan is disbursed.
The interest rates for federal student loans can be found at Federal Student Aid.
See our How to Apply page. After reading the important application instructions, click on the link for the General Scholarship Application. Students must sign-in with their active EUID and password.
Please visit the UNT Help Desk.
Yes! UNT Graduate students must still meet the scholarship opportunity criteria to be eligible for the scholarship competition. New graduate students must be fully admitted by the Toulouse Graduate School to a UNT degree-seeking program.
Yes! International students must still meet the published scholarship opportunity criteria to be eligible for the scholarship competition. Please note: Students active in the IELI program only are not eligible to be considered.
Yes! SAT/ACT score and high school ranking are only used to determine eligibility for students new from high school. Continuing UNT students (graduate and undergraduate) will be reviewed based on their UNT cumulative GPA at the end of the most recent fall term. New transfer students will be reviewed based on their cumulative transfer GPA.
Yes! You may save your General Application or individual scholarship applications. Scholarship opportunities that have been saved will show as Drafted.
Scholarships administered by colleges and departments on campus may require additional information. Additional applications may be presented upon submission of the General Application based on your major and/or other academic information. You should complete any additional applications presented to ensure you can be considered for all available scholarship opportunities.
UNT information is imported nightly. If you are a new UNT student, we encourage you to review your scholarship application for imported information the next business day. For current or previous UNT students, please email email@example.com so that we may review to determine if you are eligible.
Please note: UNT Dallas, UNT Dallas College of Law, and UNT Health Science Center students will not have imported data. UNTD and HSC students should contact their respective scholarship offices for opportunities.
You cannot make updates to the UNT information imported on your application. You must contact the appropriate cognizant authority over the information if you have concerns about your information. Please visit our Application Help page for more information on the imported data.
Once you sign in, please click the References tab. You have the option to resend your request for reference.
Yes. Sign in to your application and click on Manage References. You can resend a request for reference or enter a new reference.
Most scholarship donors allow the awarding department's scholarship committee to determine the scholarship amount based on available funding. These scholarships are noted as amount varies. In situations where donors have specified an exact award amount, that amount is noted. Please note that scholarship funding is never guaranteed and is affected by available funding.
Students are only able to view the scholarships for which they supplied additional information and submitted an application. Students may see scholarships that do not require additional action by clicking All Opportunities to review criteria for the opportunities that auto-match eligible applicants.
Some scholarships awarded through this competitive application process require the recipient to show financial need as determined by the annual FAFSA. All newly admitted and continuing UNT students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA annually, regardless of family income. There is no application fee, and the eligibility information received from the application will assist with budgeting for educational related expenses.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available after October 1 annually. For all students that UNT has not received a FAFSA, the EFC will have the default value of 999999. Once UNT has received the appropriate FAFSA information, the EFC will update automatically.
We begin making awards in spring and continue through the summer. Most students receive notification of awards by late June.
Due to the high number of eligible applicants and the limited scholarship funding, UNT scholarship committees strive to award the most students possible. Students selected for a scholarship administered by Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (SFAS) may only receive one award per academic year. Students may still receive departmentally or externally administered awards.
An external scholarship is one that comes from outside sources. Examples include Lion's Club, Booster clubs, and PTA scholarships.