News and Announcements

Prior Year Balance Information

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 for Fall 2016 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 Fall 2016 financial aid to you in a timely manner.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The 2016-2017 FAFSA is available online. UNT's priority deadline to submit a FAFSA was March 15, 2016 but applications are still being accepted.


Still owe a balance after getting your refund?

Beginning with Fall 2015, federal regulations prohibit Title IV/Federal financial aid from paying the following charges:

  • Installment plan charge, Short Term Loan Origination Fee, Memorial Loan fee, Late payment or default fees
  • Excess hours tuition fee
  • Repeat course fee

Once federal financial aid has paid tuition, fees and housing charges (if applicable), some students may receive a refund yet still owe a balance to UNT because of finance and/or overtime charges. Payment arrangements would need to be made for the remaining balance to secure a student’s classes.


New FSA ID replaces PIN

The Federal Student Aid PIN was replaced with the FSA ID on May 10, 2015 by the U.S. Department of Education. The new FSA ID consists of a user-created username and password to electronically access personal information on Federal Student Aid Web sites, including FAFSA on the Web. You can use your FSA ID immediately to sign your FAFSA, but must wait for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify your information before you can use the FSA ID to create a renewal FAFSA, make corrections to your FAFSA, or view your SAR.

Texas B-On-Time Loan program discontinued

The Texas Legislature has voted to end the Texas B-On-Time Loan program. No new students will be accepted into the program for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Students who were disbursed Texas B-On-Time Loan funds prior to 2015-2016 will be unaffected by this new legislation. If you received the Texas B-On-Time Loan at a previous institution, please submit documentation to our office so that we may review your award eligibility at UNT.

Class Attendance May Effect Your Federal Aid

Many federal aid programs, like the Pell Grant, Iraq Afghanistan Service Grant and TEACH Grant awards, require class attendance for the courses you are enrolled and receiving grant funds. If you are marked as “Not Attending” on the official class roster (e.g., 12th day of each fall and spring term), your award amounts may be reduced or cancelled based on the courses you have actually begun attending. If you fail to begin attendance in all of the courses for which you are registered, you will have failed to establish eligibility for financial aid. In this situation, you will be required to repay all of the financial aid that you have received.

Housing Charges on myUNT Student Account

On campus housing (room and board) charges will be posted to your myUNT student account. Payment for on campus housing (room and board) charges will be made through the same account that you use to pay your tuition & fees. When your financial aid and scholarships disburse, they will pay tuition & fees for that term first, then any on campus housing (room and board) charges for that term. A refund will be sent to the student if the amount of financial aid and scholarships exceeds the total of tuition & fees and on campus housing (room & board) charges for that term. Contact Housing for more information.

Housing charges will be applied to your bill the week of August 11th. 


Monitor Your EagleConnect Account for Important Messages

Check your EagleConnect account regularly. Official notifications from our office will begin replacing printed letters whenever possible. EagleConnect is UNT's official message delivery system.