Most financial aid programs are disbursed to your student account in the Student Finance Office. They will apply the funds to pay UNT Dallas charges first (tuition and fees). After those charges are paid, any remaining funds will be sent to you in the form of a credit balance.
We begin disbursing financial aid ten days prior to the start of a term for fall and spring. For summer funds begin to disburse on the first day of class.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 To Do List
You can check to see if your financial aid has been disbursed in the myUNTDallas portal.
If you need your anticipated refund of financial aid funds to pay for books and supplies, it is possible to obtain a book voucher from the financial aid office starting the first day of class. Students that are Pell eligible and have not received a refund will be serviced first for the first five days of class. Students that are not Pell eligible or have not been awarded can receive a book voucher starting the sixth day of class.
If you are on warning or probation with the Office of Financial Aid in regards to your academic progress, the disbursement of your financial aid will be delayed until your grades from the previous term have been evaluated.
The financial aid award notice we send you contains information regarding your anticipated enrollment. For example, it indicates if the financial aid awarded is based on your enrollment as a full-time, three-quarter time, half-time, or less than half-time student. If your actual enrollment is different from how your financial aid was awarded, the funds will not be released to Student Finance. You can review the award notice we sent your myUNTDallas portal. You can request that we adjust your aid for your planned enrollment by contacting the Financial Aid Office.
You need to be enrolled at UNT Dallas in at least 6 hours as an undergraduate student and 5 hours as a graduate student for most institutional, state, and/or loan aid to be disbursed. If you are enrolled in less than 6 hours and you are eligible for the Pell Grant program, you may still be eligible to receive this grant.
Your financial aid award is based on your enrollment in classes at UNT Dallas. If you are registered for classes at another institution, these classes do not apply to your financial aid eligibility at UNT Dallas unless you have completed a concurrent enrollment form.