Paying for college Applying for Financial Aid
Few families or students can afford to pay for college without some help. Financial aid often makes it much easier for a student to afford the cost of an education and to be successful. Even students who don’t think they’ll need or qualify for aid are often surprised to find out what they do qualify for.
The first step in locating aid that might be available to help you pay for your education is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (the FAFSA) online. A PDF FAFSA is also available for printing online. (Use FAFSA code 003658 to have your FAFSA information reported to UT Austin.)
Complete your FAFSA as early as possible after January 1. The priority date for summer, fall, and spring is March 15.
The Office of Student Financial Services will use the information you provide on your FAFSA to issue you a financial aid package (several types of aid are available) that may include a variety of awards from grants, work-study, student and parent loans, and scholarships.
Some scholarship funds are available for transfer students, but the amounts are limited. Learn more about applying for scholarships for transfer students.
Aid for International Texas Residents
International students who qualify for Texas residency may also qualify for some state-funded financial aid programs.
Qualified students who wish to apply for state-funded financial aid should complete the PDF FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and submit a printed copy directly to the UT Austin Office of Student Financial Services. (Because international Texas residents are not eligible for federal aid, they should not complete the online FAFSA, which goes directly to the federal government.)
International Texas residents should mail the PDF FAFSA to:
Attn: Office of Student Financial Services
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7758, UT Station
Austin, TX 78713-7758
If you need assistance with your aid package, have questions concerning financial aid, or wish to check your financial aid application status, contact the OSFS at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-475-6282. You should indicate that you are a non-citizen student who qualifies for Texas residency.
For questions about qualifying for international Texas residency, contact the UT Austin Residency Office at 512-475-7391.