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UNT annually awards $405 million in financial aid, including more than $60 million in scholarships. About 75 percent of UNT students receive financial aid and scholarships.
Each scholarship or financial aid award requires you to be enrolled in a minimum number of credit hours to be eligible to receive the award. You can view the minimum enrollment requirements for each of your awards at my.unt.edu.
The difference between full-time, 3/4 time and 1/2 time enrollment status for undergraduate students is:
|Enrollment Status||Fall or Spring Semesters||Summer|
|Full-time||12 or more credit hours||12 or more credit hours|
|3/4 time||9-11 credit hours||9-11 credit hours|
|1/2 time||6-8 credit hours||6-8 credit hours|
A scholarship is a financial award given to a student on the basis of academic achievement and promise. However, some also take into account financial need. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. There are 3 types of scholarships you can apply for: university scholarships, department-sponsored scholarships and external (non-UNT) scholarships.
UNT offers several scholarships for international students. See a list of scholarships available to international students.
Some academic departments provide funding to international students in the form of fellowships, scholarships and assistantships. Please contact individual academic departments for more information.
If you are transferring to UNT from another college or university, you may be eligible for the UNT Transfer Scholarship.
If you will be a graduate student, please refer to the International Students information on the Toulouse Graduate School's Funding Your Graduate Education page.
Note for IELI students: You will be eligible to apply for scholarships at UNT when you graduate from IELI.
Students selected for a scholarship based on their profile in the Eagle Scholarship Portal are notified through EagleConnect, UNT's official email service. Monitor EagleConnect and my.unt.edu for award information. Most awards will be announced by late June for the Fall semester.
Each department on campus makes departmental scholarship award decisions. Award information is coordinated with FAS to post the awards to the student's account.
Once you have received a scholarship, you must accept it to get the money. Scholarship funds will not disburse to your student account until your awards have been accepted online or your external scholarship funds have been received by UNT.
Learn how to check your scholarship award status and accept your awards
Most international students are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid, but are encouraged to be sure by visiting the Department of Education's Student Aid website to learn about status as an eligible non-citizen. Other types of aid may be available however, such as grants and alternative loans. Learn more at our Division of International Affairs Financial Aid and Scholarships page.
International students can qualify for in-state, resident tuition in many ways through International Admissions. Learn more about resident tuition rates for international students.
EducationUSA Advising Centers has compiled a list of funding opportunities including scholarships and grants.
UNT offers approximately 3,500 student jobs on campus through the UNT Career Center. Eligible international students can work for a maximum of 20 hours a week during the semesters and 40 hours a week during the summer and winter holidays if they are not enrolled. To find out if you are eligible for on-campus employment, please contact UNT International Student and Scholar Services.
The Financial Aid and Scholarships office processes all financial aid, loans, grants and scholarships.
Financial aid funds will not disburse to your student account until your financial aid awards have been accepted online.
Once the awards are approved and funded (eg: student loans are received from the bank/lender), any anticipated aid is removed from your account and the Student Accounting department posts the amounts to your student account.
View your account summary at my.unt.edu to determine if any award has been posted to your account.
We're here to help you. For more information, call us toll-free at 1-877-881-1014 or drop by the Financial Aid and Scholarships office on the first and second floors of the Eagle Student Services Center. See map. Counselors and Counselor Assistants are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., no appointments necessary.