Priority Dates and Deadlines

Important Dates to Know Before You Begin

Apply early for 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)..  Awards are given to students who have the greatest need and have submitted all required documentation to our office.   Below are the priority dates for submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)The FAFSA is used to apply for Pell Grants and all other aid. Complete your FAFSA via web at . As the name suggests, no fee is charged to file a FAFSA. Follow the directions carefully to ensure proper and efficient processing..

Fall/SpringSpring OnlySummer

March 15

August 15 February 15*

* Summer applicants: In addition to the FAFSA, you will be required to complete the Summer Application for Financial Aid, which will be available in early spring at

Financial aid is limited and the demand is usually greater than available funds. Applying for financial aid is usually a two to three month process.

Your FAFSA must reach our office before your file can be processed. You are responsible for submitting all requested financial aid documentation to our office in a timely manner so that your financial aid file is complete before the priority dates.

When Will Aid Be Awarded?

For early applicants who are newly admitted to UNT, awards are made in late April/early May for the upcoming year.

For early applicants who have attended UNT in the prior year, awards are made after Spring grades post, which is in mid-to-late May.