Graduate Students

Step 1: Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid
What you need to do
  • Determine your eligibility to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Request a FSA ID, if needed.
  • Gather important documents.
  • Fill out the FAFSA online. UNT's school code is 003594.
  • Wait for your Student Aid Report.
  • Watch your mailbox for notification that we've received your FAFSA.
What we do
  • Download FAFSA information once a week. Holidays and school closures may affect this.
  • Notify you via letter that we've received your FAFSA.
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Step 2: Meet UNT Eligibility Requirements
What you need to do
What we do
  • For new students, we verify that you are admitted to UNT.
  • For continuing students, we review your SAP.
  • We verify that you are in an eligible academic program.
Step 3: Check your Tasks/To Do List
What you need to do
  • Log in to MyUNT.
  • Check for items on your To Do List.
  • Read the details of each item for action you may need to take.
  • Understand how To Do List items impact your financial aid.
  • Check your To Do List regularly for status updates or new items.
  • Once all of your To Do List items are completed and disappear from MyUNT, you are ready to go to step 4.
What we do
  • Process all paperwork. Notify you if there is missing information or documents.
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Step 4: Wait to hear from us
What you need to do
  • Wait for your award letter to be emailed to your UNT email account. Financial aid communications will be sent to this email account.
  • Once you get your award letter, continue to Step 5.
What we do
  • Send any corrections required to the US Department of Education.
  • For transfer students, verify aid is cancelled at other schools.
  • Verify Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Verify acceptance to UNT.
  • Verify enrollment.
  • Set your financial budget.
  • Determine what programs you are eligible for.
  • Make initial awards.
  • Review your awards to ensure your awards are accurate.
Step 5: Accept your Awards
What you need to do
What we do
  • 24-48 hours after you accept, we begin processing your accepted awards.
  • For accepted loans, we submit information to the US Department of Education.
Step 6: Check for Additional To Do List items
What you need to do
What we do
  • Wait for you to complete any additional To Do List items.
  • Wait to get confirmation from the US Department of Education regarding any loan requirements.
Step 7: Check for Disbursed Funds
What you need to do
What we do
  • Verify your Satisfactory Academic Progress status is still in good standing.
  • Verify your enrollment meets disbursement requirements for each award.
  • Disburse your financial aid.
Step 8: Check for your Refund
What you need to do
  • Set up your refund preference on MyUNT.
  • Contact Student Financial Services with any refund related questions.
  • Be aware that some types of financial aid can only be used to pay for certain types of charges. Therefore, you could receive a refund even if you have outstanding charges on your student account. You are responsible for paying the balance on your account, if one remains even after you receive a financial aid refund.
What we do
  • Once your financial aid is disbursed and refunded to you, no further action is needed by our office.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my graduate student base resources for communications and action needed?

The myUNT student center is the hub for all things related to your education here at UNT. It provides access to:

  • To Do List
  • Accept/Decline Awards
  • My Loan Debt/Loan Counseling
  • Summer Financial Aid Application
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Admitted UNT students are assigned a UNT email - EagleConnect - account. Use it to conduct all UNT related business and keep your personal email(s) for UNT communications.

  • Check your EagleConnect regularly
  • Reach out to the EagleConnect team if you need assistance.
What financial resources are available?

Financial resources are available in the form of:

  • Federal, state and institutional funding for eligible citizens through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) , grants, work study, and loans.
  • Scholarships and awards from university, departments and external agencies. Visit our How to Apply and Access Scholarships page frequently for the most up to date information!
  • Graduate students should also ensure you are familiar with the Toulouse Graduate School School resource provided regarding funding available.
  • Also, keep in mind that all UNT students have the option to utilize Student Financial Services installment plan.
What is the difference between actual educational expenses and financial aid eligibility?

As an admitted UNT student, your myUNT student account will reflect applicable tuition/fee expenses once you have enrolled each term. Please keep in mind though, financial aid eligibility is separate and is based on estimated educational expenses each award period (fall/spring and summer).

  • UNT encourages graduate applicants to get admitted as soon as possible, and apply for financial aid as early as possible so you can access the most beneficial resources. The FAFSA application is open each year on October 1 for the award year that begins the following fall.
  • Utilize our Graduate Student Financial Aid site to help you with financial aid processes.
When will the General Scholarship Application be available?

The application is open, and updates are ongoing. Once updated information is finalized, all admitted students will be notified if they have scholarship eligibility based on their admission status and our website will provide additional guidance. Check scholarships.unt.edu frequently for the most up to date scholarship information, and thank you for your interest in UNT!

Visit our FAQ page for additional information.