Finances and Financial Aid

For information on how to apply for financial aid or eligibility requirements, visit the Office of Financial Aid website.

Teaching and Research Assistantships

Students in these graduate assistantship positions are employed by UT Dallas and are expected to meet specified teaching or research obligations to receive compensation. Teaching assistantships are available on a limited basis in most graduate programs. In addition, many faculty members have research projects that provide research assistantships. Learn more about becoming a TA or RA.

Guaranteed Tuition

The Guaranteed Tuition Plan is designed to help new students and their families better plan for the cost of a college education, while allowing the university to maintain the quality of its academic programs.

The current tuition rates and fees, as well as payment deadline information and other payment resources, are available on the Bursar website.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Most UT Dallas scholarships are awarded based on academic program, merit and achievement. Additionally, you may find many other sources through third-party scholarship search tools.

The Founders Distinguished Graduate Fellowships program is an innovative four-year doctoral program designed to propel participants into leadership positions in research organizations, universities and industry.

For more information on fellowships and scholarships, visit the Graduate Studies or Office of Financial Aid websites.

Educational Assistance Grant/Texas Public Education Grant

Funds through this program are made available through a set-aside of designated tuition. Graduate students demonstrating financial need through a completed FAFSA will be considered for aid. The amount of the award will vary each year based on availability of funds. Undocumented students may complete a paper FAFSA or a Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).

Other Programs

  • Hazlewood Veteran Tuition Exemption: Qualified veterans, spouses and dependent children can receive an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption and required fee charges.
  • Federal College Work-Study Program: Work-study is a form of financial aid that allows you to work, usually in an on-campus position, to earn the funding offered to you by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Other On-Campus Employment: The UT Dallas Career Center provides on-campus job listings for students that do not qualify for work-study. In accordance with appropriate guidelines, pay scales depend on the type of job, qualifications and classification. Normally, students can work a maximum of 19.5 hours per week.
  • See additional aid programs.
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