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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.
Transfer Excellence Scholarships are two-year awards that range from $1,500 to $4,000 per year based on transfer cumulative GPA.
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 based on academic achievement and promise. However, some also consider financial need. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. There are three types of scholarships you can apply for: university scholarships, department-sponsored scholarships and external (non-UNT) scholarships.
As a transfer student, you may be eligible for the UNT Transfer Excellence Scholarship.
Visit our UNT Transfer Scholarship page for more information and eligibility requirements
We encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually since some scholarships require the application. There is no cost to apply and no commitment to accept any award eligibility identified.
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
The University of North Texas offers a variety of options to help you pay for your college education. Costs should not be a barrier to opportunity. Learn about different ways to finance your education, including grants, work-study, and loans.
You might be surprised to find out how much financial aid you can receive, regardless of your family's income level. You won't know what you are eligible for unless you apply!
Get an overview of financial aid options and eligibility requirements
Prior to receiving your refund, financial Aid will pay all tuition, fees and housing charges, if you are living on campus.
Housing Deposit - Financial aid funds will not disburse until shortly before the beginning of classes; therefore, you need to plan on paying the pre-payment that Housing and Residence Life requires. For more information regarding the pre-payment, contact Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-565-2610.
Update: We want to do everything we can to see you this fall, so we've reduced our housing deposit. Our housing deposit is now only $50 to secure your space on campus.
Books - Financial aid funds will not disburse until shortly before the beginning of classes; therefore, you need to plan to pay for your books out of pocket at orientation if you want to purchase them early. The UNT Bookstore does offer a textbook reservation service. To learn more about this service, contact the UNT Bookstore at 940-565-2592 or stop by the University Union while on campus.
Orientation Fees - Financial aid does not pay for orientation fees. However, you may qualify for orientation fee deferment. Contact Orientation and Transition Programs for more information.
Please be aware that due to the timing of your admittance into UNT and the scheduling of financial aid processes, your financial aid awards may not be available before the semester payment deadline.
Financial Aid and Scholarships (FAS) will receive your FAFSA data electronically shortly after you complete your FAFSA and you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Learn more about receiving and reviewing your SAR.
It usually takes about six weeks to process your financial aid award package once UNT receives your FAFSA data from the Federal Processor. Once that happens, you'll receive additional instructions on how to complete your financial aid file via your Tasks To Do List in your my.unt.edu Student Portal account. Please respond to all requests in a timely manner. Your file must be complete and you must be admitted to UNT before we can process your aid and offer you any financial awards. See instructions for accessing your To Do List on my.unt.edu.
Monitor EagleConnect (UNT's official email service) and my.unt.edu for award information. Your Financial Aid Offer letter will be emailed to your EagleConnect email once ready.
For early applicants who are newly admitted to UNT (new students), awards are made in late April/early May for the upcoming year. Most awards will be announced by late June for the fall semester. Awards and award revisions will continue to be made throughout the academic year.
Check your financial aid award status.
You can accept your financial aid awards online through my.unt.edu. Financial aid funds will not disburse to your student account until your financial aid awards have been accepted online.
See instructions for accepting your financial aid awards using my.unt.edu
The Financial Aid and Scholarships office processes all financial aid (grants and loans).
Financial aid funds will not disburse to your student account until your financial aid awards have been accepted online; all award-related Tasks To Do List items are completed; and enrollment requirements are met.
Once the awards are eligible for disbursement, any Anticipated Aid is removed from your account and the Student Accounting department applies the amounts to your student account charges.
View your account summary at my.unt.edu to determine if any award has been applied 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. Financial Aid Advisors are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.