Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most common scholarship questions. If you do not find your answer, contact us. We're here to help!

Scholarship FAQs

How do I apply?

See our How to Apply page. After reading the important application instructions, click on the link for the General Scholarship Application. Students must sign-in with their active EUID and password.

When will the General Scholarship Application be available?

The application will be available later in October. Once updated information is available, all admitted students will be notified if they have scholarship eligibility based on their admission status and our website will provide additional guidance. Check scholarships.unt.edu frequently for the most up to date scholarship information, and thank you for your interest in UNT!

Can I be considered for scholarships if I do not have an SAT or ACT test score?

UNT continues to utilize SAT and ACT tests for both admission and scholarship consideration for first time in college freshman. If no SAT or ACT testing is available, UNT can consider your high school cumulative Grade Point Average (HS cGPA) for admission. Additionally, scholarship eligibility for students admitted by exception using HS cGPA is being developed - information will be available later in October. Once updated information is available, all admitted students will be notified if they have scholarship eligibility based on their admission status and our website will provide additional guidance. Check scholarships.unt.edu frequently for the most up to date scholarship information, and thank you for your interest in UNT!

What is my EUID? How do I activate my EUID?

Please visit the UNT Help Desk.

I'm a graduate student, can I apply?

Yes! UNT Graduate students must still meet the scholarship opportunity criteria to be eligible for the scholarship competition. New graduate students must be fully admitted by the Toulouse Graduate School to a UNT degree-seeking program.

I'm an international student, can I apply?

Yes! International students must still meet the published scholarship opportunity criteria to be eligible for the scholarship competition. Please note: Students active in the IELI program only are not eligible to be considered.

My SAT/ACT score (or class rank) is below the minimum criteria, but I'm already a UNT student. Can I apply?

Yes! SAT/ACT score and high school ranking are only used to determine eligibility for students new from high school. Continuing UNT students (graduate and undergraduate) will be reviewed based on their UNT cumulative GPA at the end of the most recent fall term. New transfer students will be reviewed based on their cumulative transfer GPA.

Can I save my application and come back later?

Yes! You may save your General Application or individual scholarship applications. Scholarship opportunities that have been saved will show as Drafted.

After I submit the General Application, I am prompted to complete an additional application. Do I have to answer these additional questions?

Scholarships administered by colleges and departments on campus may require additional information. Additional applications may be presented upon submission of the General Application based on your major and/or other academic information. You should complete any additional applications presented to ensure you can be considered for all available scholarship opportunities.

I completed the General Scholarship Application and I do not have information on the Applicant Record. Am I eligible?

UNT information is imported nightly. If you are a new UNT student, we encourage you to review your scholarship application for imported information the next business day. For current or previous UNT students, please email scholarships@unt.edu so that we may review to determine if you are eligible.

Please note: UNT Dallas, UNT Dallas College of Law, and UNT Health Science Center students will not have imported data. UNTD and HSC students should contact their respective scholarship offices for opportunities.

I reviewed my Applicant Record and some information is incorrect. How do I update the information?

You cannot make updates to the UNT information imported on your application. You must contact the appropriate cognizant authority over the information if you have concerns about your information. Please visit our Application Help page for more information on the imported data.

How can I tell if my reference has submitted their recommendation?

Once you sign in, please click the References tab. You have the option to resend your request for reference.

Can I change my reference contact?

Yes. Sign in to your application and click on Manage References. You can resend a request for reference or enter a new reference.

Why do some scholarship opportunities have an award amount and other opportunities say "varies"?

Most scholarship donors allow the awarding department's scholarship committee to determine the scholarship amount based on available funding. These scholarships are noted as amount varies. In situations where donors have specified an exact award amount, that amount is noted. Please note that scholarship funding is never guaranteed and is affected by available funding.

How can I see the scholarship opportunities that I was automatically matched to?

Students are only able to view the scholarships for which they supplied additional information and submitted an application. Students may see scholarships that do not require additional action by clicking All Opportunities to review criteria for the opportunities that auto-match eligible applicants.

Do I need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

Some scholarships awarded through this competitive application process require the recipient to show financial need as determined by the annual FAFSA. All newly admitted and continuing UNT students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA annually, regardless of family income. There is no application fee, and the eligibility information received from the application will assist with budgeting for educational related expenses.

Why does my Expected Family Contribution (EFC) say 999999?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available after October 1 annually. For all students that UNT has not received a FAFSA, the EFC will have the default value of 999999. Once UNT has received the appropriate FAFSA information, the EFC will update automatically.

When will I know if I have been awarded?

We begin making awards in spring and continue through the summer. Most students receive notification of awards by late June.

How will I be notified of an award?

Award notification will be sent to EagleConnect, UNT's official email service. Students are encouraged to monitor their EagleConnect and MyUNT regularly.

Can I be awarded more than one scholarship?

Due to the high number of eligible applicants and the limited scholarship funding, UNT scholarship committees strive to award the most students possible. Students selected for a scholarship administered by Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (SFAS) may only receive one award per academic year. Students may still receive departmentally or externally administered awards.

What is an external scholarship?

An external scholarship is one that comes from outside sources. Examples include Lion's Club, Booster clubs, and PTA scholarships.