Priority Dates and Deadlines

Important Dates to Know Before You Begin

Apply early for financial aid. Awards are given to students who have the greatest financial 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) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).

Financial Aid Priority Dates
Attendance Dates Priority Dates FAFSA/TASFA Year FAFSA/TASFA Submission Period Tax Year
Fall 2021
Spring 2022
Summer 2022*
January 15, 2021
August 15, 2021
February 15, 2022
2021-2022 October 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022 2019
Fall 2022
Spring 2023
Summer 2023*
January 15, 2022
August 15, 2022
February 15, 2023
2022-2023 October 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023 2020

Summer 2022 Loan Information

Summer 2022 loans must be accepted on myUNT by noon August 12, 2022. For Direct Loan borrowers at UNT additional steps may be needed before disbursement can occur: Loan Counseling and/or a Master Promissory Note. Monitor your MyUNT Task tile for To Do List updates and requirements.

If no action is taken by the deadline, all unaccepted loans will be canceled and you will receive an updated Financial Aid Notification that you can keep for your records.

*Summer applicants: In addition to the FAFSA/TASFA, you will be required to complete the Summer Aid Interest Form, which will be available in early spring through the MyUNT website.

You may apply for financial aid at any time. However, to receive early consideration for all available financial assistance and to determine your eligibility in a timely manner, submit all required forms to our office by the priority dates listed above.

Applications completed after these priority dates will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and dependent on available funding.

For early applicants, awards are made in January/early February for the upcoming year.

Attendance Dates. The semester(s) you plan to attend UNT.

Priority Dates. Students who submit their FAFSA/TASFA by the priority date are given priority consideration for programs with limited funding. The earlier you send in the FAFSA/TASFA, the better.

FAFSA/TASFA Year. The academic year the FAFSA/TASFA will be applied to.

FAFSA/TASFA Submission Period. The FAFSA/TASFA is available online for students and parents to complete and send in to Financial Aid and Scholarships (SFAS) during the dates listed. If you have not submitted your FAFSA/TASFA by the last date in this period, you will not be awarded.

Tax Year. The tax year you must use when filling out your FAFSA/TASFA.