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 and Deadlines
Attendance Dates Priority Deadline FAFSA/TASFA Year FAFSA/TASFA Submission Period Tax Year
Fall 2023
Spring 2024
Summer 2024
January 15, 2023
August 15, 2023
February 15, 2024
2023-2024 October 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024 2021
Fall 2024
Spring 2025
Summer 2025
February 15, 2024*
August 15, 2024
February 15, 2025
2024-2025 December 2023 [exact date not yet released] to June 30, 2025 2022

*The 2024-2025 State Priority Deadline is March 15, 2024

To receive 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 deadlines listed above.  Applications completed after the priority deadlines will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and dependent on available funding.  If you do not apply by the priority deadline, we recommend submitting your financial aid application as soon as possible for aid consideration and to help ensure your financial aid is in place for your planned terms of enrollment. 

Fall Term Information

Fall 2023 loans must be accepted via myUNT by noon on December 15th, 2023.  Please Note:  Federal Direct Loan borrowers must be enrolled at least half-time to receive a loan for the current semester.  Half-time enrollment is 6 or more credit hours for undergraduate students and 5 or more for graduate students.  

New Federal Direct Loan borrowers may need to complete Entrance Loan Counseling and/or a Master Promissory Note.  Monitor your myUNT Task tile for To Do List updates and requirements.

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

Priority Deadlines: 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 to Financial Aid and Scholarships (FAS) 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.