Welcome to Financial Aid

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak efforts to support social distancing, the Office of Financial Aid is working remotely.   The Office of Financial Aid staff can be reached at (972) 883-2941, Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 5 pm, or via email at [email protected].

Spring 2021 financial aid is scheduled to begin disbursing near the first day of the term. The disbursement of your financial aid could be delayed due to one of the following reasons:

  • Not being registered for the number of credit hours for which your aid was awarded
  • Not meeting financial aid satisfactory academic progress. 
  • Having an outstanding item on your Orion To Do List

Please see the Disbursement and Refund page for additional details.

Bursar Office Notices

  • If you have been awarded financial aid or scholarships and are registered as at least a half-time student, your payment due date has been extended to January 28, 2021
    • You can check your Bursar Account tile in Orion to see your payment due date. 
  • Tuition Statements are available through the Galaxy portal.
    • This is available under Orion Self-Service (Student) > Orion Student Center > Bursar Account > Account Statement. Please choose the term and then click on “View Account Detail.”
  • Please see the following contact information for the Bursar Office.

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act was enacted December 27, 2020. Similar to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act enacted on March 27, 2020, the CRRSA Act includes funding for grant aid to students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Institutions of Higher Education have not received approved allocations or program rules for CRRSA grant aid from the Department of Education to date.

Once we have received a notification from the Department of Education regarding funding and the associated rules, we will post information via this financial aid website (

We anticipate the requirements for CRRSA Act funding eligibility will be similar to those of CARES Act and will require a complete and valid 2020/2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the University.

Census Date

The financial aid census date for the spring 2021 term is February 3, 2021.  This is the census date for the entire semester, including second session classes. The Office of the Registrar has different census dates than does the Office of Financial Aid. To be considered for financial aid eligibility you must have been registered for classes on our census date. To view other important academic dates, see the academic calendar.

Additional information regarding the eligibility requirements to receive financial aid are available on our Eligibility page.

Enrollment Status

For financial aid purposes, your enrollment status (e.g. half-time, three quarters-time, full-time, etc.) is determined based upon the number of financial aid-eligible semester credit hours in which you enroll, as well as your academic level.

Read more about enrollment status.

FA Live Q&A

Ask your financial aid questions and get answers in real time from a member of the Office of Financial Aid.

Join us at our next live Q&A session on January 21 and ask us your questions regarding financial aid requirements, deadlines, and more! Sign in or join anonymously to participate. You can access the event here. 

FA Live Q&A sessions are held the first and third Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. central time.

2020-2021 Financial Aid

The 2020-2021 FAFSA, used for fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021, is available online at  and the myStudentAid mobile app.  

Please note:  The 2021 – 2022 FAFSA, used for fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022, is also available online at and the myStudentAid mobile app.  Visit our Deadlines page for up-to-date information on our priority deadlines.

How to Submit Documents

If you decide to send us a document as an email attachment, the preferable format is PDF. You should send the document to [email protected] or you can fax the documents to 972-883-6803.

How to accept your aid in Orion Student Center

  • Instructions for checking you financial aid status and accepting aid can be found here
  • Instructions for viewing and accepting federal student loans can be found here.

Navigation to viewing or accepting your aid:


Frequently Asked Questions

You can find a list of frequently asked questions here.

Orientation Presentations

Please see the following Orientation slides from the Office of the Registrar, Bursar’s Office, and the Office of Financial Aid.

General Information

Office of Financial Aid

Bursar Office

Office of the Registrar

Manage Your Money

Financial aid funds are disbursed in lump sums. This makes budgeting a critical part of most students’ lives. The federal government provides a great tool for creating a budget. Also, check out the Student Success Center’s Comet Cents program.

Interested in Work-Study?

Have you been offered work-study but don’t know where to begin? Check out the Career Center for more information.

Taking Classes at Another School

If you register for classes at another school at the same time you are attending UT Dallas:

  • If you are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant program, you can receive this grant at only one school at a time.
  • You must notify us if you are receiving federal or state grants or loans from another school while attending UT Dallas.
  • UT Dallas will process financial aid for your registered UT Dallas classes. We do not process financial aid for classes taken at other schools.
  • For academic requirements regarding the ability to transfer off-campus coursework, see your academic advisor.

CARES Act Emergency Aid

The CARES Act Emergency Aid deadline to apply was 5 pm, September 11, 2020. For additional information and frequently asked questions visit our CARES Act page.