Steps to Applying/Receiving Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid
    •    Step 1: Check your eligibility.
    •    Step 2: Request a PIN.
    •    Step 3: Gather documents and information.
    •    Step 4: Fill out the FAFSA.
    •    Step 5: Review your Student Aid Report (SAR).
    •    Step 6: Check your To Do List.
Receiving your Financial Aid
    •    Step 7: Review your award offer.
    •    Step 8: Review your tuition and fee bill.
    •    Step 9: Review your budget.
    •    Step 10: Accept or decline awards.
    •    Step 11: Review Pending Aid.
    •    Step 12: Award disbursement.

How to Check Your Financial Aid Status

After you have applied for financial aid, visit myUNT for updates from the Student Financial Aid and ManScholarships office. The amount of your financial aid award package will be posted on myUNT, where you can accept or decline each award.  Below is an overview on how to access your award package on myUNT.  Continue to myUNT.

Step 1:  Once you're logged onto myUNT, click on 'Accept Financial Aid.'

Step 2:  Select the aid year you want to view.
Step 3:    You can see what you've been awarded.  Then, you can accept or decline the awards.
Step 4:   Be sure to read the details and requirements of each award.

Pending Aid

Most of your pending financial aid awards can serve as a payment arrangement for your class schedule. It is important to make necessary payment arrangements for your classes prior to published payment deadlines.

Which financial aid awards can be counted as Pending Aid?

The following types of financial aid awards are counted as Pending Aid:
    •    scholarships you have been awarded
    •    grants you have "Accepted" on myUNTDallas
    •    federal or state student loans you have "Accepted" on myUNTDallas
    •    federal Parent (PLUS) Loans for borrowers who do not have an adverse credit history and SFAS has received a credit approval by the lender

Which financial aid awards are not counted as Pending Aid?

The following types of financial aid awards are not counted as Pending Aid:
    •    work-study
    •    federal Parent (PLUS) Loans that have been denied due to adverse credit history by the lender and/or SFAS has not received a credit approval by the lender.

How do I know if my Pending Aid will hold my class schedule?

The total of your Pending Aid must be equal to or greater than your Tuition and Fee balance. If the total of your Pending Aid is less than your Tuition and Fee balance, payment for the difference must be made prior to the published payment deadlines to prevent your classes from being dropped. Payments can be made online at myUNTDallas.

Checking for Pending Aid

Step 1: Start at the Student Center and click on Account Inquiry.

Step 2:  You'll then see your Account Balance, which shows the charges for each term and how much pending aid you have.

Step 3:  The next three screenshots show you more details about your bill.

Why Your Financial Aid Hasn’t Disbursed

Several factors may prevent your aid from disbursing. Some examples are:

  • Failure to register for sufficient hours:  Please revisit your award descriptions online iva your myUNTDallas; review your scholarship award letter
  • Failure to establish attendance:  Payment of financial aid funds to students during the summer will occur once they establish half-time attendance. Paryment for Pell Grant will not disburse until the student has started their last class for the summer semester.
  • Owing a balance to UNT Dallas
  • Missing documents:  Check your To Do List at for a list of missing documents or forms
  • Unanswered requests for action:  Students who have accepted loans may be required to complete online Entrance Counseling and/or sign a Master Promissory Note. Another example is the need to submit a final high school transcript to UNT Dallas’ Office of Admissions.
  • Being awarded through aid programs that require additional time to review:  An example of an aid program is the Federal Pell Grant.
  • Belonging to a student group in which awards require additional time to review:  Example of student groups are: undocumented students, Post Baccalaureate students, and transfer students
  • Not meeting UNT Dallas’ Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)  For a more complete explanation of UNT Dallas’ SAP Requirements, including an appeal process, please visit the SAP Requirements.