Apr 08, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Tuition, Expenses, and Financial Aid



Tuition and Mandatory Fees

Tuition and fee rates are set by the UNT System Board of Regents in accordance with provision of Texas statutes. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Texas Legislature and/or the UNT System Board of Regents. A schedule of Tuition and Fees is included at the end of this section. Please visit the Student Financial Services web site at: accounts.untdallas.edu for the most current tuition and fee rates.

The amounts accesible below are provided to better assist students and parents in assessing the cost of enrolling at UNT Dallas. While this information is intended to be comprehensive, tuition and fees are subject to increase or decrease without notice by action of the Texas Legislature and/or the UNT System Board of Regents. Students are responsible for any additional amounts due UNT Dallas resulting from post audits and corrections, including all fees and waivers, i.e., registration assessing errors, changing from off-campus to on-campus classes, invalid employment waivers, etc. For current information on tuition and fees, visit the Student Financial Services web site (accounts.untdallas.edu/cost). Student Financial Services is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Students are responsible for payment of the following charges.

Graduate tuition for all graduate courses (5000-level courses and above) at UNT Dallas is $50 per hour above the undergraduate rate. Please visit the Student Financial Services web site (accounts.untdallas.edu/cost) for the most current tuition and fee rates.

Please visit the Student Financial Services web site (accounts.untdallas.edu/cost) for the most current tuition and fee rates.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Students are expected to pay tuition and fees at the time of registration, have an approved financial aid program arranged by the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office prior to registration, or pay by installments. A student who fails to make payment of tuition and fees, including any incidental fees, by the due date may be prohibited from registering for classes until full payment is made. A student who fails to make full payment prior to the end of the term/semester may be denied credit for the work done that term/semester. Any delinquent balances, including late fees, are subject to all collection efforts allowed by law.

State law does not permit the University to extend credit; bills must be paid when due. Check and credit card payments are accepted online at my.untdallas.edu. Checks paid in person must be made payable to the University of North Texas at Dallas for the exact amount to be paid.

Checks on which money must be advanced and postdated checks are not accepted.

Personal checks are accepted for tuition and other fees.

Payment Methods for Tuition and Fees

Credit card payments (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) and check payments may be made through self-service at my.untdallas.edu. Tuition and fee payments also may be made by personal check, money order, cashier’s check, or cash at Student Financial Services at UNT Dallas. Student Financial Services requires the student identification number to be recorded on all check and money order payments made in person.

Bills are not mailed for registration. Account balances and schedule information may be obtained through self-service at my.untdallas.edu.

Cash Payments

Cash payments are accepted only at Student Financial Services at UNT Dallas. Please do not mail cash payments to UNT Dallas.

Option to Pay Tuition by Installment

UNT Dallas provides for the payment of tuition and fees during the fall and spring terms/semesters through the following alternatives:

  • Full payment of tuition and fees upon registration or by the payment deadline for early registration; or
  • Selection of the installment plan. By selecting the installment plan, the student understands that it is a contractual agreement and agrees to make the installment payments by the due dates indicated.

Tuition and fees must be paid in full for each summer term upon registration or by the payment deadline for early registration. Tuition payment by installment is not offered during the summer.The Texas Legislature has the authority to modify or eliminate installment payment of tuition at each regular or called legislative session.

Student Financial Obligation Agreement

Students who select to pay tuition and fees by installment plan will be required to enter into a written agreement reflecting the terms and conditions of the plan.

Non-Refundable Fee for Tuition by Installment

A $20.00 non-refundable handling fee will be charged to the student’s account each semester the installment plan is selected. Students who choose the installment plan option recognize they are in a contractual relationship and accept the terms of the installment plan contract. See accounts.untdallas.edu/payment-plans for procedures and policies concerning installment payment of tuition.

Residency Regulations for Tuition Purposes

Rules and regulations for determining residence status are specified under Title 3 Section 54.052 of the Texas Education Code and are available at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, College For All Texans web site at www.collegeforalltexans.com. In general, students must domicile and physically reside in Texas for the 12-month period immediately preceding their initial registration in an educational institution in Texas. Other factors may be considered for residency determination for tuition.

Students who are not legal residents of Texas must pay nonresident tuition, including the statutory tuition charges and standard university fees approved by the Board of Regents. Admission requirements for nonresidents are the same as for resident students.

Certain residency exceptions do not affect actual residency status but do allow for a nonresident tuition exemption. Refer to “Tuition and Fee Waivers and Exemptions” in this policy for further information.

Student Responsibility for Residence Classification

The student is responsible for registering under the proper residence classification. It is the student’s responsibility to discuss any questions concerning residence with the proper authority in the Office of Admissions and/or the Office of the Registrar at or before registration.

Any student erroneously classified as a resident will be reclassified and required to pay all out-of-state tuition due. Attempts to evade nonresident fees may subject the student to the statute penalty and possible disciplinary action under the University’s Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct Policy (7.001).

Students who believe they have been erroneously classified have the opportunity for appeal. The appeal is to be made to the authority by whom the original classification was assigned, either in the Office of Admissions or Office of the Registrar.

Change of Status from Nonresident to Resident

A student who is at any time classified as a nonresident retains nonresident status until reclassification as a resident is applied for and officially approved by the Registrar.

Change of Status from Resident to Nonresident

Students who are classified as residents but become nonresidents by virtue of any change of domicile must notify the Registrar of such change immediately. Students who believe they have been erroneously classified have the opportunity for appeal. The appeal is to be made to the authority by whom the original classification was assigned, either in the Office of Admissions or Office of the Registrar.

Undergraduate Semester Credit Hour Limit

Tuition for Excessive Undergraduate Hours

In accordance with Texas Education Code 54.014, all resident students enrolling for the first time at a state institution of higher education in Texas will be subject to paying non-resident tuition rates for excessive undergraduate credit hours. Undergraduate students who attempt 30 or more semester credit hours beyond the minimum number of hours required for completion of their degree program will be charged additional tuition amounts. For students with undeclared majors, their degree plan is normally 120 hours.

Undergraduate students who enrolled initially in the 1999 fall semesters or subsequent semesters will be charged additional tuition charges when the number of hours required for completion of the degree plan in which they are enrolled exceeds more than 45 hours. Hours attempted by students who initially enrolled as undergraduates prior to the 1999 fall semester are exempt.

Undergraduate students who enroll initially in the 2006 fall semester of subsequent semesters will be charged additional tuition charges when the number of hours required for completion of the degree plan in which they are enrolled exceeds 30 hours.

The following credit hours count toward the excessive hour calculation:

  • Hours earned in courses in which a grade is earned on the transcript;
  • Courses dropped with a grade of “W,” or “WF.”

The following credit hours do not count toward the limit:

  • Credit hours earned after a baccalaureate degree;
  • Credit hours earned through examination, (AP or CLEP);
  • Credit from remedial and development courses;
  • Credit hours taken at a private institution or an out-of-state institution.

Please refer to registrar.untdallas.edu/excessive-hours for specific information.

Tuition for Repeated Undergraduate Hours

Undergraduate students who enroll in certain courses more than twice will be charged additional tuition amounts. 

Students are encouraged to seek academic advisement throughout their college career, to minimize the number of excessive undergraduate hours and avoid the higher tuition rates. Students with excessive hours are encouraged to contact their academic advisor to review their degree plan and ensure that it is complete, accurate, and to verify the hours required for completion.

Graduate Tuition Rates

(Fees are Subject to Change)

The UNT System Board of Regents has been granted the authority, within established guidelines, to set graduate tuition rates by program. Graduate tuition for all graduate-level courses (5000- and 6000-level courses) at UNT Dallas is $50 per hour above the undergraduate rate.

Explanation of Fees

(Fees are subject to change. Visit the Student Financial Services web site: accounts.untdallas.edu for current fees).

Mandatory Fees

Student Service Fee

20.00 per hour with a $250 per semester maximum.

($10.00 per hour for FOCUS Fixed Tuition Plan students that opted in prior to Fall 2018)

Student service fees are assessed in proportion to the number of semester credit hours for which a student registers to cover the cost of student services that directly involve or benefit students.

Medical Services Fee

$25.00 per semester

The medical services fee is used solely to provide medical services to students enrolled at the university.

Incidental Fees

Undergraduate Advising Fee

$15.00 per hour with a $225.00 per semester maximum

The undergraduate advising fee supports the advising function for undergraduate courses.

Technology Fee

$5.00 per hour with a $75.00 per semester maximum.

This fee applies only to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at UNT Dallas.The Technology fee is assessed in proportion to the number of credit hours for which a student registers to defray costs associated with the equipment in the open computer labs.

Library Fee

$5.00 per hour with a $75.00 per semester maximum.

This fee applies only to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at UNT Dallas.The Library fee is assessed in proportion to the number of credit hours for which a student registers to cover the expenses associated with electronic resources, library books, and software.

Other Fees

Distance Learning Fee

$5.00 per hour with a $75.00 per semester maximum.

A distance education fee of $5.00 per semester credit hour will be assessed to all students enrolled in an online or hybrid course.

Science Laboratory Fee

$15.00 per hour

A science laboratory fee of $15.00 per credit hour will be assessed to all students enrolled in a science laboratory section.Laboratory fees are collected to cover the cost of materials and supplies used by students in the laboratory.

Universities Center at Dallas Fee

Students enrolling for upper-division undergraduate courses or graduate courses offered by the partner universities of the Universities Center at Dallas, may enroll at their home institution for courses offered by the other UCD universities. UCD is located in downtown Dallas. A $15.00 per hour fee is collected from students who are enrolled at UCD.

New Student Orientation Fee - Freshman Students

All new students must pay a $140.00 fee for orientation.

New Student Orientation Fee - Transfer Students

All transfer students must pay a $80.00 fee for orientation.

Replacement ID Card

Students receive the first ID card at no cost.Replacement cost for ID cards is $5.00

Installment Plan Fee

Students can elect to sign up for the installment plan and pay a $20.00 non-refundable fee at the time of enrollment.

Late Registration Fee

A flat fee of $50.00 will be charged to students registering during the designated late registration period.

Late Payment Fee

A $25.00 fee for not paying charges by the due date will be charged to the student the day after the charge is due.

Returned Check Service Charge

A $25.00 fee is charged to students that have a paper or eCheck returned for non-sufficient funds.

Parking Fees

Please refer to Parking Services at police.untdallas.edu/parking-office.

Undergraduate Admissions Application Fee

All Undergraduate applicants new to UNT Dallas must pay a $40 non-refundable application fee.  The fee must be paid in U.S. dollars. If paying the application fee creates a financial hardship, the following fee waiver options are available:

Freshman Application Fee Waiver Options:

Option 1:          Submit an SAT or ACT application fee waiver form (see your high school counselor for more information).
Option 2:          Register for and attend a UNT Dallas Individual Experience.
Option 3:          Attend a True Blue Preview Day (Fall) or Jag 360 event (Spring).

Transfer Application Fee Waiver Options:

Option 1:          Register for and attend a UNT Dallas First Friday transfer information session.
Option 2:          Register for and attend a UNT Dallas Transfer Monday transfer information session.

Graduate Admissions Application Fee

A $50.00 non-refundable application fee for graduate students.

Placement Testing Fee

$30.00

Credit and Debit Processing Service Fee

2.7% service fee assessed on all payments made by credit and debit card.There is no service fee for paying by eCheck.

Credit by Exam Fee

UNT Dallas awards undergraduate college credit on the basis of local and national examinations, subject to general limitations. Examinations are offered by several UNT Dallas departments. A $53.00 fee is collected from those students who take credit by examination at UNT Dallas.

Tuition and Fee Policies

Students must purchase their own textbooks and supplies.

Fees charged for late registration and miscellaneous items are noted in the Explanation of Fees section above.

Full-Time Tuition Rate Information

At UNT Dallas, full-time undergraduate students pay the same amount for university tuition and fees in a fall or spring semester regardless of how many hours they take. Students are considered full-time once they register for 12 hours or more. More information is available at accounts.untdallas.edu.

Tuition and Fee Waivers and Exemptions

Several exemptions and waivers are available to qualifying students. Brief descriptions of these are listed below. Waiver refunds must be requested during the term/semester application is made. Such requests must be made prior to the 12th class day in long terms/semesters, the 4th class day in the summer sessions (except 3W1), 2nd class day in 3W1. Requests for retroactive refunds are not honored. Information regarding waivers and exemptions is available at Student Financial Services or at accounts.untdallas.edu/waivers-and-exemptions. Posted waivers are subject to post audit and correction.

Exemptions

  1. Certain Texas veterans and dependents of deceased Texas veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States are exempted from payment of tuition. State application and other documents required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees except for the Student Service Fee and Property Deposit. The student must pay the Student Service Fee each term/semester.
  2. Certain orphans of members of the Armed Forces, Texas National Guard and Texas Air National Guard are exempted from payment of tuition. Documentation required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  3. Certain students from other nations of the American hemisphere are exempted from payment of tuition. This waiver waives out-of-state tuition. The student pays in-state tuition rates.
  4. Deaf or blind Texas residents are exempted from payment of tuition. Official letter required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  5. Certain disabled peace officers are exempted from payment of tuition and fees. Official letter required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  6. Children of disabled or deceased firemen, peace officers, employees of the Texas Department of Corrections and game wardens are exempted from the payment of tuition. Official letter required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  7. Children of U.S. prisoners of war or persons missing in action are granted exemption of tuition. Documentation required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  8. Certain university fees are waived for students enrolled only in courses designated as off-campus or internships. Students enrolled in all classes that are held off-campus automatically receive the off-campus waiver that waives certain fees.
  9. Highest ranking graduates (valedictorians) of accredited Texas high schools are exempted from payment of tuition for the first two long semesters after graduation from high school. Student must pay mandatory fees and course fees. Official letter and UNT Dallas application required. This exempts the student from paying tuition.
  10. Certain Texas residents who are or have been in foster care or other residential care are exempted from the payment of tuition and mandatory fees. Copy of official letter required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  11. Certain Texas residents who have received financial assistance under Ch. 31 of the Human Resources Code (AFDC) qualify for a resident tuition and fee waiver for one year. Official letter and UNT Dallas application required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  12. Students 65 years of age or older are exempt from paying tuition and graduate tuition up to 6 credit hours each semester. Students must pay mandatory fees and course fees. UNT Dallas application and copy of driver’s license required. This exempts the student from paying tuition up to 6 hours each semester.
  13. Certain Texas residents who have been adopted and were formerly in foster or other residential care are exempted from the payment of tuition and mandatory fees. Copy of official letter required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  14. Certain paid firefighters and police employed in the State of Texas may be exempted from payment of tuition and fees for designated degree programs.
  15. Certain clinical preceptors and their children are exempted from payment of up to $500 in tuition per semester. Completed application and current documentation required. This exemption pays up to $500 in tuition each semester for a total of ten semesters.
  16. Certain children/stepchildren of the U.S. Armed Forces deployed to active duty in a combat zone outside of the United States may qualify for exemption of tuition only. Deployment documentation must be provided to Student Financial Services.

Waivers

  1. Resident rather than non-resident tuition is applied to out-of-state students enrolled through the Academic Common Market Program. This waiver waives out-of-state tuition. The student pays in-state tuition rates.
  2. Resident rather than non-resident tuition is applied to U.S. military personnel, their spouses and dependents if they meet designated criteria. (Certificate must be approved by the Registrar prior to registration.) Form submitted by the Registrar’s office. This waiver waives out-of-state tuition. The student pays in-state tuition rates.
  3. Resident rather than non-resident tuition is applied to teachers and professors of Texas state institutions of higher education, their spouses and children. Requires official application approved by hiring department. This waiver waives out-of-state tuition. The student pays in-state tuition rates.
  4. Resident rather than non-resident tuition is applied to a teaching or research assistant provided the student is employed at least one-half time by UNT Dallas in a position that relates to the degree sought. Requires official application approved by hiring department. This waiver waives out-of-state tuition. The student pays in-state tuition rates.
  5. Resident rather than non-resident tuition is applied to a non-resident holding a UNT Dallas competitive scholarship of at least $1,000.00 for the academic year or summer for which the student is enrolled. Requires official approval from the department awarding the scholarship. This waiver waives out-of-state tuition. The student pays in-state tuition rates.
  6. Resident rather than non-resident tuition is applied to individuals and dependents relocating to Texas as part of the program of state economic development and diversification. A list of companies participating in the Economic Diversification Program can be found at www.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/financialaid/EcoDevDiv.cfm. This waiver waives out-of-state tuition. The student pays in-state tuition rates.

Tuition and Fee Refunds

A student who drops a course or withdraws from the university within certain time periods may be entitled to a partial refund of tuition and fees. These refunds are calculated according to the category and time schedule listed below. Refund periods and rates are subject to change by the state legislature. Delinquent payment fees, late registration charges, publication fees and installment handling fees are non-refundable. Any financial obligation to UNT Dallas must be resolved before any refunds will be made.

Class Drop Refunds

Refunds are made for any course dropped through the 12th class day for the long semester. Corresponding dates are set for summer terms/sessions. See the Academic Calendar at registrar.untdallas.edu/academic-calendars for specific dates. The semester’s first class day is always the first official university day of classes and not the first day of an individual’s class. Refunds for dropped classes are processed after the mid-semester. Note: If all classes for the semester are dropped, see “Schedule of Withdrawal Refunds” in this section.

Students applying for financial aid are required to notify Student Financial Aid and Scholarships before dropping any class to learn how it will affect current or future financial aid eligibility. Contact Financial Aid at finaid.untdallas.edu.

Withdrawal from the University

Withdrawal refunds are determined by the number of enrolled semester credit hours at the time of withdrawal. Withdrawal percentages are applied to the total amount of tuition and fees as prescribed by state law, not the amount paid. The withdrawal schedule and percentages of refund shown below pertain to total withdrawal from the term/semester and are mandated by the state legislature. The term/semester’s first class day is always the first official university day of classes and not the first day the individual attends class. A withdrawal refund is based on the day of withdrawal, regardless of the date the class first meets.

Additional information may be found at accounts.untdallas.edu/credit-balance or by contacting Student Financial Services.

The withdrawal schedule and percentage of a pro-rata refund pertain to total withdrawal from the term/semester and are mandated by federal law. Please contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships regarding pro-rata refund schedules and percentages.

Withdrawal Dates Percent of Refund (less non-refundable fees*)

See registrar.untdallas.edu/withdrawing-classes. *Note: Delinquent payment fees, late registration charges, publication fees and installment handling fee are non-refundable.

Students Called to Active Duty

Texas Education Code 54.006 (f) indicates, “Beginning with the summer semester of 1990, if a student withdraws from an institution of higher education because the student is called to active military service, the institution, at the student’s option, shall: (1) refund the tuition and fees paid by the student for the semester in which the student withdraws; (2) grant a student, who is eligible under the institution’s guidelines, an incomplete grade in all courses by designating ‘withdrawn-military’ on the student’s transcript; or (3) as determined by the instructor, assign an appropriate final grade or credit to a student who has satisfactorily completed a substantial amount of course work and who has demonstrated sufficient mastery of the course material.”

In order to be eligible for options under this law, a UNT Dallas student must produce a copy of his or her orders. Withdrawal may or may not require that the student talk with each instructor depending on timing in the semester; however, the latter two options do require that the student talk with his or her instructors and come to a decision as to which solution is best for each class given timing and circumstances. A student called to active duty may consider the following options:

  1. Withdrawal with a full refund of appropriate tuition/fees;
  2. Incomplete grades with the one-year I (Incomplete) removal time limit starting with the end of active duty; and/or,
  3. A final grade if the course is essentially over and the course material has been sufficiently mastered (determined by the instructor).

Tuition Rebates for Certain Undergraduates

Section 54.0065 of the Texas Education Code provides up to a $1,000 tuition rebate to resident undergraduate students. To be eligible for a rebate under this program, a student must:

  1. Have enrolled for the first time in an institution of higher education in the Fall 1997 semester or later;
  2. Request a rebate for course work related to a first baccalaureate degree received from a general academic teaching institution;
  3. Have been a resident of Texas and have been entitled to pay resident tuition at all times while pursuing the degree;
  4. If enrolled for the first time in Fall 2005 or later, graduate within four calendar years for a four-year degree or within five calendar years for a five-year degree if the degree is in a program determined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to require more than four years to complete; and
  5. Have attempted no more than 3 hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required to complete the degree under the catalog under which the student will graduate.

Hours attempted include transfer credits, course credit earned exclusively by examination (except that, for the purpose of this program, only the number of semester credit hours earned exclusively by examination in excess of 9 semester credit hours is treated as hours attempted), courses dropped after the official census date, for-credit developmental courses, optional internship and cooperative education courses and repeated courses. Courses dropped for reasons that are determined by the institution to be totally beyond the control of the student shall not be counted.

For students concurrently earning a baccalaureate degree and a Texas teaching certificate, required teacher education courses shall not be counted to the extent that they are over and above the free electives allowed in the baccalaureate degree program.

Any student with more than 3 hours of F, W, WF, NP or I is ineligible to receive the $1,000 tuition rebate.

Effective for students who enroll for the first time in Fall 2005 or later, an otherwise eligible student may be eligible for a tuition rebate without satisfying the requirements of item 4 above if the student is awarded a baccalaureate degree and the institution determines that the student’s failure to comply was caused by a demonstrated hardship condition.

For additional information concerning tuition rebates, contact the Office of the Registrar or your academic advisor.

Correction of Errors

Students are responsible for any additional amounts due UNT Dallas resulting from auditing and correction of records after registration fees have been paid including all registration assessment errors, change from off-campus to on-campus classes, invalid employment waivers, etc.

Payments by Third Party

Checks issued by a third party in payment of a student’s tuition, fees or other charges made by UNT Dallas should be made payable to UNT Dallas. The student’s name and/or student ID number should be included on the payment. Students are responsible to ensure that payments are made to their account be the due dates.

Returned Checks

A returned check is defined as any check, similar sight order or electronic bank draft returned to the university unpaid due to no fault of the bank or the university.

Upon receipt of a returned check, notification is mailed to the issuing party or the individual in whose behalf the check was issued. The address on the check and/or the address in the official university records is used. The check is payable on or before 10 working days from the date of the notice. Only cash, cashier’s check or money order is accepted for payment of the returned check and service charge ($25 per check).

A student may be withdrawn immediately from the university if payment is not made within the stated time period. DO NOT, however, stop attending classes unless you receive official notification of your withdrawal. Notification of withdrawal is made to the address on the check and/or the address in the official university records.

Check-issuing privileges are suspended while any returned check and/or service charge are outstanding.

If the university receives three or more returned checks during an academic year, the check-issuing privileges of the individual are revoked. If all attempts to collect a returned check have failed, civil or criminal legal action may be taken in accordance with Texas state law (Sections 31.06 and 32.41 of the Texas Penal Code).

Stop-Payment on Tuition Checks

A student who has not already done so, will be withdrawn from UNT Dallas on the date the returned stop-payment check is received by UNT Dallas. A returned check service charge ($25 per check) will be assessed. Tuition refund charges are based on normal refund policy.

If a student wishes to be withdrawn, the Office of the Registrar should always be contacted as soon as possible.

Financial Aid

UNT Dallas provides several methods of assisting students in financing their education. Financial assistance (financial aid) awarded through UNT Dallas may include a combination of federal grants, scholarships, state aid programs, loans, and/or part-time work-study opportunities for those who qualify. The different types of financial aid available to UNT Dallas students are explained later in this section.

Applications and complete descriptions of all programs, requirements and qualifications are available at Student Financial Aid & Scholarships, Student Center. You may also call 972-780-3662.

Application Period and Deadlines

The application period begins October 1 of each year for the following academic year (fall, spring, summer). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal Application is available each October for the upcoming academic year and should be completed as early as possible. Students are encouraged to apply online at www.fafsa.gov. Students whose application files are completed by the priority dates are ensured first consideration for awards. Application data is received electronically from the Central Processing System (Federal Student Aid Programs) through which applications are processed. It includes the data from the FAFSA or Renewal Application. The application data must reach our office before a file can be processed.

UNT Dallas’ Priority Dates

  • Fall/spring term/semester: January 15
  • Spring term/semester only: August 15
  • Summer term: February 15

A separate UNT Dallas summer application must be completed for summer financial aid. This application is available online (my.untdallas.edu) in April for the following summer term. The FAFSA for the year preceding the summer is also required.

General Eligibility Requirements

Before any assistance is granted (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, or loans from the Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program), general eligibility and program requirements must be met. To be eligible for financial aid you must:

  1. establish eligibility by completing and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal Application;
  2. not be in default on any Title IV loan (Federal Perkins or Federal Stafford), or owe a refund or repayment on educational funds received at any institution;
  3. be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen;
  4. be registered with the Selective Service if you are a male at least 18 years old born after December 31, 1959 (most males between the ages of 18 and 25, including permanent residents and other eligible noncitizens, are required to register with Selective Service);
  5. enroll in and maintain at least a half-time class load for most programs;
  6. use all funds received through financial aid for educational purposes;
  7. be accepted for admission by the university and enrolled in a degree program;
  8. be making satisfactory academic progress;
  9. have a valid Social Security Number; and
  10. have a high school diploma or a GED (general equivalency diploma) and
  11. not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, work-study, or loans).

Note: Transient students and summer visiting students are not eligible for financial aid.

Special Conditions for Financial Aid Applicants

  1. Students who withdraw from all classes must first go to the UNT Dallas Office of the Registrar, and then proceed to Student Financial Aid and Scholarships for official clearance before leaving the University.
  2. Refunds and Repayments. If you officially withdraw, cease attendance, or are administratively withdrawn from UNT Dallas, any refund of tuition and fees and other university charges will be assessed for return to programs from which you (or your parents if they received a Federal Parent Loan) were originally paid and you may be subject to the Return to Title IV calculation.  For more information regarding the Return to Title IV process, please visit the SFAS website at findaid.untdallas.edu.
  1. Official transcripts are not issued to any student who has an unpaid account or owes a defaulted federal student loan received from any university.
  2. Federal and state regulations require that each student must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to be eligible for financial aid programs. Minimum standards must be achieved by the end of any given enrollment period at UNT Dallas. Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is defined in both quantitative and qualitative measures. The quantitative measure requires a student to have:
  • The minimum cumulative UNTD grade point average for undergraduate students including post baccalaureate undergraduate students at UNTD is at least a least a 2.0 cumulative GPA for all terms. 
  • The minimum cumulative UNTD grade point average for graduate students at UNTD is at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA for all terms. For College of Law requirements, please refer to the College of Law section.
  • The minimum cumulative UNTD grade point average for Law students at UNTD is at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA for all terms.
  • Pace of Progression: Students must successfully complete at least 67% of all credit hours attempted. Attempted hours include repeated, failed, incomplete, withdrawn from, and transfer credit hours. Pace is measured by dividing the cumulative number of hours successfully completed by the cumulative number of hours attempted as shown below:

Pace = Cumulative # of hours successfully completed 
                       Cumulative # of hours attempted

Maximum Time Frame:

According to 34 CFR 668.16(e), the University is required to establish a maximum time frame (total number of semester hours or years) during which a student is expected to complete their educational degree plan/program and remain eligible for federal student financial aid programs.  The maximum time frame is imposed for all federal programs.  This requirement excludes certain private loans (as specified by each lender). 

For all undergraduate, graduate, and Law programs, the maximum time frame cannot exceed 150% of the published length of the program measured by the number of hours for which a student has registered, earned, or attempted during Fall, Spring and Summer at UNTD and also at any other institution of higher education.  This includes hours that were dropped, withdrawn from, failed, duplicated, never completed or transfers of credit from other institutions. It also includes hours earned in the Armed Forces and ESL. 

Post baccalaureate programs will be monitored for maximum time frame based on their twelve month or twenty-four month period of aid eligibility.  Post baccalaureate graduate non-degree and preparation programs are not eligible for aid.

Additional and specific financial aid and scholarship information is available at finaid.untdallas.edu.

*This policy is subject to change at any time, and without prior notice.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Policy Statement.

Federal regulations require the University of North Texas at Dallas to monitor student academic progress to ensure students establish and remain eligible to receive Federal Title IV sources of student aid. The office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (“SFAS”) monitors the academic progress of each recipient and potential recipient of Title IV funds to evaluate academic progress and to determine continued eligibility for Title IV student aid. 

Application of Policy.

All undergraduate, graduate, and Law students who are applying for and\or receiving financial assistance. 

Definitions.

Academic Progress: “Academic Progress” means the qualitative and pace of progression measures of a student’s progress towards completing requirements for a degree. 

Academic Term: “Academic Term” means a period of student enrollment. The university academic calendar includes three (3) terms including fall, spring and summer semesters. 

Financial Aid Warning: “Financial Aid Warning” is a financial aid status assigned to a student following an academic term in which the student did not make satisfactory academic progress. The student may still be eligible to receive Title IV program funds. 

Financial Aid Probation: “Financial Aid Probation” is a financial aid status assigned to a student following an academic term in which the student was on Financial Aid Warning and did not make satisfactory progress and went to Not Meeting, but the student successfully appealed the determination of lack of satisfactory progress and the SFAS determined that the student should be able to meet satisfactory academic progress standards by the end of the academic term while on financial aid probation. The student may still be eligible to receive Title IV program funds. 

Academic Plan Status:  “Academic Plan Status” is a financial aid status assigned to a student who will be monitored in accordance with the terms of an approved academic plan.  This status is assigned when a student’s appeal is approved following a term on financial aid probation, and SFAS determines that the students will meet satisfactory academic progress standards by the end of the academic plan.  The student may still be eligible to receive Title IV program funds.

Financial Aid Not Meeting: “Financial Aid Not Meeting” is a financial aid status assigned to a student during an academic term in which a student was not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (“SAP”) requirements. Students are not eligible to receive Title IV program funds while at a Not Meeting status. 

Grade Point Average (“GPA”): “Grade Point Average (“GPA”)” is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of semester hours attempted in residence at the University of North Texas at Dallas which includes all courses with grades of A, B, C, D, and F. Courses with grades of P, NP, I, or W are not counted in the GPA however, they are counted as courses attempted. 

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (“SFAS”): “Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (“SFAS”)” means the University of North Texas at Dallas office with specific responsibility for evaluating student academic progress to determine initial and continued eligibility for Title IV student aid. 

Procedures and Responsibilities. 

1. Evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress (“SAP”) - SFAS monitors the academic progress of each recipient and potential recipient of Title IV student aid. Student academic progress is evaluated at the end of every academic term following the posting of final grades to determine continued eligibility for Title IV student aid. Evaluations of SAP by SFAS are conducted exclusively to consider eligibility for Title IV student aid and neither replace nor override other University of North Texas at Dallas academic policies related to evaluation of a student’s academic status. The standards of SAP are either the same as or stricter than the University of North Texas at Dallas academic standards for students who are not receiving Title IV student assistance. 

2. Satisfactory Academic Progress - Every graduate, undergraduate, and law student who applies for and receives Title IV student aid must maintain SAP to remain eligible for such aid, regardless of whether the student is a first-time applicant or has received aid in the past, and regardless of whether the student attends University of North Texas at Dallas full-time or part-time. To achieve SAP, students must meet both qualitative and pace of progression standards at the end of each academic term as defined below:

A. Qualitative Requirement for SAP - To meet the standard for SAP, students must meet or exceed the following grade point average at the end of the academic term. Grades from transfer coursework at an institution other than University of North Texas at Dallas will not be factored into the calculation of a student’s cumulative GPA. 

i. Undergraduate students - 2.0 cumulative GPA for all terms. 

ii. Graduate students - 3.0 cumulative GPA for all terms. 

iii. Law students - 2.0 cumulative GPA for all terms. 

B. Pace of Progression Requirements for SAP - An ongoing measure that ensures a student in on track to complete their program in the maximum timeframe. Pace of Progression is determined by dividing the cumulative number of hours a student has successfully completed by the cumulative number of hours a student has attempted. All attempts at a course, including repeated courses, are included in the calculation of total hours attempted and pace of progression. Students must successfully complete at least 67% of all credit hours attempted.  Attempted hours include repeated, failed, incomplete, withdrawn from, and transfer credit hours.

C. Incomplete Classes - Incomplete classes will be considered the same as an “F” when evaluating SAP. 

3. Financial Aid Warning - Students failing to meet SAP will be placed on financial aid warning. Students on financial aid warning remain eligible to receive Title IV program aid for the academic term following the academic term during which the student did not meet SAP standards. Students will not be placed on financial aid warning for consecutive academic terms. If a student is not meeting SAP requirements at the conclusion of an academic term which s/he is on financial aid warning, the student will not be eligible for financial aid in any future academic terms until all SAP requirements are met or the student successfully appeals as set forth below. 

4. Financial Aid Notices - Loss of Eligibility - SFAS will provide notice of the loss of eligibility for Title IV student aid to a student not meeting SAP including specific details regarding the process for re-establishing eligibility and the process for appeal of the determination. 

5. Appeal of Eligibility - Failure to Meet SAP - A student may appeal a loss of Title IV eligibility by submitting a written notice to SFAS no later than the prescribed deadline of the academic term for which a student is appealing that identifies circumstances to be considered in mitigation of the failure to make SAP. The notice of appeal must include a description of mitigating circumstances that may be considered by SFAS with an explanation of how the mitigating circumstances affected the student and how the student will be able to make SAP in the subsequent academic term. Mitigating circumstances that may be considered by SFAS include:

  1. Serious injury to the student, or a member of the student’s immediate family, or
  2. Serious extended illness of the student, a member of the student’s immediate family, or 
  3. Death of a student’s relative, or
  4. Learning disability as documented in the Office of Disability Accommodation, or 
  5. Military service, or
  6. Working towards a special degree, maximum credit hours or
  7. Other special circumstances. 
    • Appeal Approved: After a successful appeal, a student may be placed on financial aid probation as set forth in paragraph 6 below. Title IV aid may be disbursed during these periods. 
    • Appeal Denied: If a student appeal of financial aid eligibility is denied, the student is responsible for paying educational costs until the student improves his/her academic records to meet SAP. Students who are denied due to maximum time frame are responsible for paying educational costs for the remainder of their degree plan. 

6. Financial Aid Probation - If an appeal of financial aid eligibility is approved, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation for one academic term and Title IV aid may be disbursed during the period of probation. If a student is not meeting SAP at the end of the financial aid probationary period, SFAS will notify the student that financial aid eligibility is denied until such time as the student is able to demonstrate SAP. Notice of loss of eligibility status following a period of financial aid probation may be appealed in accordance with the procedures set forth in paragraph 5 of this policy. 

If SFAS approves a student’s appeal of eligibility, the student will be placed on financial aid probation. The probation period must include requirements that a student must meet to achieve SAP by the end of the probationary period. Title IV aid may still be disbursed during the period of probation. If a student fails to meet the requirements of the probation, SFAS will notify the student that financial aid eligibility is denied until such time as the student is able to demonstrate SAP. 

7. Maximum Time Frame for Degree Completion - To remain eligible for Title IV student aid, undergraduate, graduate, and law students must complete degree program requirements within 150% of the published length of their degree.

Scholarships

The University offers a variety of competitive academic scholarships to entering freshmen, transfer, and graduate students. Information in this catalog is correct at the time of printing, but is subject to change without prior notification. Visit the UNT Dallas Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships web site for additional scholarship details at finaid.untdallas.edu.

Scholarships Available to Entering Freshmen Students

Presidential Scholarship

Our most prestigious, merit-based freshman scholarship.
Value of up to $66,800 ($16,700 per year, over four years of undergraduate study).
Presidentialscholars@untdallas.edu (email for specific application process).

Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship has a value of up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year; $2,500 per fall & spring term) only through four years of undergraduate study.  To qualify, a student must have a minimum 1180 SAT and/or 24 ACT, minimum high school GPA of 3.5, and have submitted a FAFSA or TASFA to UNTD.  The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA in all UNTD coursework, earns 30 hours of credit in the academic year (must be enrolled at least full-time (12 hours) each term), meets Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and submits a renewal FAFSA or TASFA each year. This scholarship may not be combined with any other UNTD New Freshmen Scholarship.

Blazer Scholarship

This scholarship has a value of up to $16,000 ($4,000 per year; $2,000 per fall & spring term) only through four years of undergraduate study.  To qualify, a student must have a minimum 1080 SAT and/or 21 ACT, minimum high school GPA of 3.5, and have submitted a FAFSA or TASFA to UNTD.  The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA in all UNTD coursework, earns 30 hours of credit in the academic year (must be enrolled at least full-time (12 hours) each term), meets Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and submits a renewal FAFSA or TASFA each year.  This scholarship may not be combined with any other UNTD New Freshmen Scholarship.

Blue and Green Scholarship

This scholarship has a value of up to $12,000 ($3,000 per year: $1,500 per fall & spring term) only through four years of undergraduate study.  To qualify, a student must have a minimum 1040 SAT and/or 20 ACT, minimum high school GPA of 3.25, and have submitted a FAFSA or TASFA to UNTD.  The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA in all UNTD coursework, earns 30 hours of credit in the academic year (must be enrolled at least full-time (12 hours) each term), meets Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and submits a renewal FAFSA or TASFA each year.  This scholarship may not be combined with any other UNTD New Freshmen Scholarship.

Elevate Scholarship

This scholarship has a value of up to $8,000 ($2,000 per year; $1,000 per fall & spring term) only through four years of undergraduate study.  To qualify, a student must have a minimum 1010 SAT and/or 19 ACT, minimum high school GPA of 3.00, and have submitted a FAFSA or TASFA to UNTD.  The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA in all UNTD coursework, earns 30 hours of credit in the academic year (must be enrolled at least full-time (12 hours) each term), meets Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and submits a renewal FAFSA or TASFA each year.  This scholarship may not be combined with any other UNTD New Freshmen Scholarship.

Aspire Scholarship

This scholarship has a value of up to $6,000 ($1,500 per year; $750 per fall & spring term) only through four years of undergraduate study.  To qualify, a student must have a minimum 970 SAT and/or 18 ACT, minimum high school GPA of 2.75, and have submitted a FAFSA or TASFA to UNTD.  The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a 2.75 cumulative GPA in all UNTD coursework, earns 30 hours of credit in the academic year (must be enrolled at least full-time (12 hours) each term), meets Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and submits a renewal FAFSA or TASFA each year.  This scholarship may not be combined with any other UNTD New Freshmen Scholarship.

Scholarships Available to Entering Transfer Students

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

This scholarship has an annual value of up to either $4,000 or $3,500 for two years of undergraduate study.  To qualify for the $4,000 ($2,000 per fall & spring terms) level a student must have an overall cumulative transfer GPA of at least 3.5.  To qualify for the $3,500 ($1,750 per fall & spring terms) level a student must have an overall cumulative transfer GPA of at least 3.25.  The Scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA in all UNTD coursework, earns 24 hours of credit in the academic year, meets Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and submits a renewal FAFSA or TASFA.  This scholarship is limited to members of Phi Theta Kappa and confirmation of membership (PTK certificate or membership card) must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships or the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  This scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarships for entering transfer students.

Achieve the Dream Scholarship

This scholarship has an annual value of up to $3,000 ($1,500 per fall & spring terms) for two years of undergraduate study.  To qualify, a student must have an overall cumulative transfer GPA of at least 3.00 and a minimum of 30 transferable hours.  The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA in all UNTD coursework, earns 24 hours of credit in the academic year, meets Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and submits a renewal FAFSA or TASFA.  This scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarships for entering transfers students.

Transfer Trailblazer Scholarship

This scholarship has an annual value of up to $2,000 ($1,000 per fall & spring terms) for two years of undergraduate study.  To qualify, a student must have an overall cumulative transfer GPA of at least 2.75 and a minimum of 30 transferable hours.  The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a 2.75 cumulative GPA in all UNTD coursework, earns 24 hours of credit in the academic year, meets Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and submits a renewal FAFSA or TASFA.  This scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarships for entering transfer students.

Graduate Scholarships

Graduate School Academic Achievement Scholarship (application required)

The University of North Texas at Dallas Graduate School Scholarship Committee will administer the application and selection process for the Graduate School Academic Achievement Scholarship.  Students are eligible to receive the UNT Dallas Graduate School Academic Achievement Scholarship for a maximum of three academic years (nine semesters) depending on the program of study. Master’s degree students completing degrees requiring 30-48 credit hours may receive the scholarship for up to two (2) years or 6 semesters. Master’s degree students completing degrees requiring 60 credits hours may receive the scholarship for up to three (3) years or 9 semesters.  The standard scholarship allotment per student at UNT Dallas is currently a minimum of $500 or maximum of $1,000 per semester or $1,500 or a maximum of $3,000 per academic standard year.  Students who were previously awarded a scholarship and have exhausted the semester limit for that program prior to graduation may not apply for another scholarship should they decide to enroll in extra courses to pursue an additional certification or master’s degree program.

Eligibility requirements for New Students:  Applicants must have been admitted to a UNT Dallas master’s degree program or have a completed application file.  Applicants who will be first-time graduate students should, at a minimum, have a 2.80 or higher overall GPA or a 3.00 or higher GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework leading to the bachelor’s degree.

Eligibility requirements for Current Graduate Students:  Applicants who have completed UNT Dallas graduate-level coursework must have a 3.50 GPA on a minimum of 9 credit hours of prior graduate-level work.

Application Requirements:  Submit a professional resume (should include any community service, volunteering, etc.) and an essay (minimum of 500 words).

Grant Programs

Federal Pell Grant

Actual eligibility levels are determined by federal standards through the Central Processing System (Federal Student Aid Programs). To receive funds after eligibility is determined, a student must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards as defined by Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and be classified as an undergraduate. Pell grant awards are based on the student’s actual enrollment.

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

TPEG is awarded on a first-come first-severed basis based upon availability of funds, established financial need, at least half-time enrollment, and maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards as defined by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Tuition Grant (TG)

TG is awarded on a first-come first-severed basis based upon availability of funds, established financial need, at least half-time enrollment, and maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards as defined by Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year but cannot exceed your cost of attendance for that award year. For more information about the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant please go to finaid.untdallas.edu.

Eligibility

You may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant if:

  • you are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your Expected Family Contribution but
  • meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, and
  • your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and
  • you were under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death.

Teacher Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program

This program provides grants up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

TEACH Grant recipients must agree to teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which a TEACH Grant was received.

IMPORTANT: If you receive the grant and fail to graduate or complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Please note that loan interest will be retroactive and calculated with an effective date from the original award disbursement. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education, with interest charged from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.

Texas Grant Program

This is a state grant program for undergraduate Texas residents. Eligibility is based on full time enrollment; established financial need; graduation from a public or accredited private high school in Texas; completion of the recommended, advanced, or distinguished high school curriculum; no felony conviction or crime involving a controlled substance; and the availability of funds. The student must enroll in an eligible institution within 16 months of high school graduation, or within 12 months of receiving an associate’s degree (associate’s degree must have been conferred after May 1, 2001).

Benefits for Veterans

Students who have served in the military or who are currently serving or dependents/spouses of our veterans may be eligible to receive benefits from the federal Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). For information on benefit eligibility, how to apply and current pay rates please visit www.gibill.va.gov.

Current Educational Programs:

• Selected Reserves (Chapter 1606)

• Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)

• Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)

• Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

• Survivors and Dependents Assistance Program (Chapter 35)

• Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31)

Responsibilities for students under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment and chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (amended September 24, 2019):

  1. Submit a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of a course of education.
  2. Submit a written request to use such entitlement. 
  3. Provide additional information necessary to the proper certification of enrollment by the educational institution.
  4. The university may also require additional payment or impose a fee for the amount that is the difference between the amount of the student’s financial obligation and the amount of the VA education benefit disbursement.

Hazelwood Act for Texas Veterans

Qualifying Texas veterans, and their qualifying dependent spouses and children, may be eligible to receive the Hazlewood Act. The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas program that exempts tuition and most fees for eligible Texas Veterans and their eligible dependents, at Texas, public post-secondary institutions. Application forms and information on tuition exemptions for qualified veterans, and their dependents, are available online at http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Hazlewood-Act.aspx or at the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar is located in the Student Center and can be contacted at 972-780-3664, or at VA@untdallas.edu.

Additional information concerning veteran benefits and Hazlewood can be found in the Veterans Success Center or the Office of the Registrar.

Employment

Federal Work-Study Program

Eligibility for the Federal Work-Study Program is determined by established financial need and availability of funds to make awards, at least half-time enrollment and maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards as defined by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. Students awarded the Federal Work-Study Program are eligible to earn the financial aid amount awarded through a work-study job. Most positions require 15-20 hours of work per week. Students apply directly to the department with the open position listed on the web site. The employing department will select students for interviews based on availability of funds, student work skills, educational background and interest. Eligibility must be determined each term/semester to continue in the Federal Work-Study Program.

Career Services

Career Services provides a variety of employment opportunities- full-time and part-time and internships off campus to currently enrolled students and alumni. For information, call 972-338-1782.

Loan Programs

Direct Loan Program

All Direct Loans (subsidized, unsubsidized, Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students [PLUS]) are awarded based upon established financial need, at least half-time enrollment and maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards as defined by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted before an award will be determined. Maximum and aggregate limits are imposed based upon classification status. Repayment criteria vary depending upon the time the funds are borrowed.