Award Amounts and Requirements
All forms of financial assistance for educational expenses must be considered in your Financial Aid Offer. If you are in receipt of a scholarship, grant, exemption, waiver, or tuition payment (with the exception of VA Educational Benefits) that is not listed on your Financial Aid Offer Notice, please notify the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office as soon as possible. The addition of a scholarship, grant, exemption, waiver, or tuition payment may reduce my financial need, and an adjustment of your award(s) may be necessary.
Any funding posted to your student account (including, but not limited to, scholarships, assistant-ships, fellowships, and other educational benefits) that do not appear on your Financial Aid Offer Notice may reduce your financial need, and an adjustment of your award(s) may be necessary.
Receipt of awards depends on the available funding for the program and the award amount(s) may be modified, changed, or canceled if regulations or funding for the program(s) change or if your financial aid eligibility changes.
Funding received through student loans, grants, work-study, or scholarship programs are for educational expenses related to your study at the University of North Texas.
You are required to comply with the applicable federal, state, and institutional policies, procedures, and regulations required by the student financial aid programs in order to receive and continue to receive student financial aid funding. Please see the following webpage for more information:
Satisfactory Academic Progress
In order to maintain eligibility for financial aid, students must meet the standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as outlined on the following webpage: Satisfactory Academic Progress | Financial Aid and Scholarships (unt.edu)
Please make sure you have reviewed and understand the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements as outlined. If you have any questions regarding SAP requirements, please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office.
Financial Aid eligibility is based on your enrollment in financial aid eligible courses as of the end of the Full Term Census Day each semester (e.g. 9/12/2022 for Fall 2022). Financial Aid eligibility includes both eligibility for individual aid programs and the Cost of Attendance (COA), i.e. estimated educational costs, used in the calculation of aid offered. Please see the following webpage for the Full-Term Census Day each semester: Academic Calendars by Semester | Office of the Registrar (unt.edu)
Financial aid programs, including federal loans and most grant* programs, require at least halftime enrollment. Grants are prorated for less than fulltime enrollment. Loans offered may be reduced for less than fulltime enrollment due to a decrease in your Cost of Attendance (COA) for less than fulltime enrollment. Halftime enrollment is defined as 6 undergraduate hours for undergraduate students or 5 graduate hours for graduate students. Fulltime enrollment is defined as 12 undergraduate hours for undergraduate students or 9 graduate hours for graduate students.
Grant and loans are subject to cancelation for students who drop below halftime status on or before the Census Day of the Full Term.
*TEXAS Grant recipients are required to enroll in at least 9 undergraduate hours as of the end of the Full Term Census Day. Federal Pell Grant recipients with a lower Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and remaining eligibility may qualify for a prorated federal Pell grant for less-than halftime enrollment. All other aid programs administered by FAS require at least halftime enrollment through the Full Term Census Day.
Please note: Most scholarship programs require at least fulltime enrollment. Please see your scholarship award offer for enrollment requirements.
Please be advised, you must enroll at least halftime through the Full Term Census Day to establish eligibility for federal loans and most grant programs. Grant programs are prorated for less than fulltime enrollment and loans may be reduced for less than fulltime enrollment due to a change in my estimated costs.
If your anticipated enrollment will change for a semester, notify the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office at least 2-weeks (or as soon as possible) before the first day of class of the semester for which you have accepted aid.
If you drop or withdraw from UNT in any semester, you will be responsible for repaying any financial aid funds as required by federal or state regulations. Please see "Enrollment" requirements listed above as well as the following webpage regarding complete withdrawals for a term: Withdrawing | Financial Aid and Scholarships (unt.edu
Financial Aid Eligible Courses
In order for a course to be considered toward your financial aid eligibility, the following criteria must be met:
- Participation in your course(s) must have begun and able to be documented by your professor.
- The course(s) must be required for your degree or certificate program.
- If the course is a repeat of a previously passed course, you may retake the course once for it to be considered toward financial aid eligibility.
- Enrollment adjustments (e.g. adding a course) must occur by the Full Term Census Day of the term. See "Enrollment" above.
Your financial aid is subject to reduction or cancellation if the above listed criteria are not met.
Financial Aid Application and FAFSA
Change or revision to your financial aid application, whether made by FAS or you, will require an additional review of your eligibility and may delay the application process.
Submit all requested information to FAS as soon as possible. All required information and/or documentation must be submitted by the last day of the term in which you are eligible to receive aid. Please note: Changes in enrollment during a term may impact your eligibility, so it is critical to submit all documentation as soon as possible before the end of a term.
Once you have been awarded financial aid, do not make any corrections to the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) data without contacting Financial Aid & Scholarships first. Unnecessary corrections are likely to require additional verification of FAFSA data, which could result in revisions--or even cancelation--of aid received and delay future payments of aid.
The default on any previous educational loan(s) from any institution or owing a refund or repayment on any educational programs will make you ineligible for federal aid. Receipt of federal loans requires at least halftime enrollment through the Full Term Census Day each term and that participation has begun in course(s). Halftime enrollment is defined as 6 undergraduate hours for undergraduate students or 5 graduate hours for graduate students.
The University of North Texas may withhold your official transcript or other academic records at the University if you become delinquent on an educational loan which was disbursed to you by the University of North Texas from the National Direct Student Loan program, the Federal Stafford Loan program, or the Hinson-Hazlewood Loan program.
The acceptance of your awards and/or receipt of funds indicate your agreement to the terms and conditions of your awards.
The University of North Texas may disclose financial aid or academic information without your prior consent if needed for application processing, determining program eligibility, receipt of student financial aid programs, or in regard to the normal processing and servicing of student financial aid programs to any and all agencies which have an official need for this information.
Title IV financial aid funds posted to your student account will apply toward allowable charges such as tuition, mandatory fees, university contracted housing, meal plan charges, and allowable prior year charges of $200 or less. State and institutional financial aid funds posted to your student account will apply toward outstanding educational charges.