Incoming Freshmen

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.
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 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.
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
  • Understand that disbursement is not the same thing as a refund.
  • Check MyUNT for disbursed funds.
  • Once all funds are disbursed, continue to Step 8.
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 through BankMobile.
  • 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.

Parent Access

Educational records are protected by The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). To grant your parents access to your financial aid information, you will need to complete a FERPA Consent to Release.