Scholarships are a form of aid that help students pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships do not have to be paid back and they may be combined with other types of financial aid to cover up to the total cost of attendance.
Many of the scholarships that are awarded at the University of North Texas at Dallas are based on the student’s application for admission. Merit Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students and are awarded based upon date of admission into a degree granting program. Freshmen and transfer students have different dates for priority and final scholarship consideration. All eligible students may not receive a scholarship as funding is limited. To maximize consideration for merit scholarships, students should strive to be fully admitted as soon as possible, all deadlines are strictly enforced.
The submission of a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid) is not required to be considered for merit-based scholarships for incoming students. However, students are strongly encouraged to submit a FAFSA, of TASFA if not eligible to submit a FAFSA, to maximize their financial aid options.