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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin combines the individual attention of a smaller university with Texas-sized opportunities. UTPB, a member of The University of Texas System, opened its doors for classes in the fall of 1973 as an upper-level university. It was elevated to a four-year university in 1991 and has approximately 3,600 enrolled students and 215 full-time faculty. UTPB is located in Odessa, Texas, 20 miles from its sister city, Midland, Texas.

The UTPB campus has the latest in teaching technologies in its classrooms, modern research facilities, a new visual arts building and a new library/lecture center.

UTPB is committed to providing students with an educational foundation useful for life-long learning and success in today's global environment.

Financial Aid

Financial need is determined once you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may pick up a paper FAFSA from your high school guidance counselor or you may request that an application be mailed to your home by calling 1-800-433-3243. If you haven't done so already, you may file an application electronically on the FAFSA web site.

If you applied for financial aid for UT Austin (by completing the FAFSA) but plan to attend UTPB as part of the Coordinated Admission Program, you must make certain that UTPB is authorized to receive your FAFSA information.

If you did not originally designate UTPB to receive your information, you can make the correction to your FAFSA in one of several ways:

Options for Correcting Your FAFSA


Log in to your FAFSA at and select the Make FAFSA Corrections option.

You will need a Federal Student Aid PIN to access and update your FAFSA information online. If you don't know your PIN, visit the Federal Student Aid PIN site for help.

Paper Student Aid Report (SAR)

If you have your paper SAR, add UT Permian Basin’s FAFSA school code (009930) to the section where you can make updates/corrections. Sign the report and return it to the address indicated for corrections.

Phone Correction

Call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243.

You will need the Data Release Number (DRN) printed on your SAR to make the correction by phone.

Grants and Scholarships

Students who enroll at UTPB as part of CAP will receive a $2,000 freshman grant if they meet the following requirements:

  • Ranked in the top 50 percent of their high school graduating class
  • Received an SAT score of at least 900 (critical reading and math) or an ACT composite score of at least 19.

For specific information about applying for university scholarships, e-mail the Office of Financial Aid at UTPB or visit the Office of Financial Aid site.

On-Campus Housing

While every effort will be made to provide you with on-campus housing at UTPB if you apply, a housing application and the required housing deposit should be submitted as soon as you submit your online CAP agreement.

Additional information about on-campus housing at UTPB, including floor plans and rates, is available on the Student Housing site.

Placement Testing

All incoming UTPB freshmen are required to take math and English placement tests unless you've already earned college credit in math and English through placement testing or dual-credit enrollment.

A placement test in chemistry is required for students pursuing a degree in science at UTPB.

For information about placement tests, contact the PASS (Programs Assisting Student Study) Office at 432-552-2630.

Math Policy

The level of the math class in which you'll be required to enroll will be determined once you've taken the math placement exam.

For information about math placement tests, contact the PASS (Programs Assisting Student Study) Office at 432-552-2630.

Approved CAP Courses at UT Permian Basin (coming soon)

Many students are interested to find out what courses they can take during their freshman year at UT Permian Basin. Review the approved UT Permian Basin course listings (pdf) to find out what courses are available.

If you choose to attend UT Permian Basin as part of CAP, the university will contact you after you submit your online CAP agreement with information about orientation and class registration. Be sure to consult an academic advisor before making final decisions about the courses you take.

Visiting UT Permian Basin

Interested in visiting the Midland/Odessa area and seeing UTPB in person? You may schedule a campus visit online by completing and submitting the campus visit form.

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The University of Texas at Austin
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 8058
Austin, TX 78713-8058

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