UT offers generous scholarships and grants based on academic achievement, talent and financial need.
Getting a college degree is a huge life step, and for many students it is also their first big financial investment. The question on the minds of many incoming students and their families is how to balance higher education opportunities with affordability.
About 54% of full-time Texas resident undergraduate students receive financial aid defined as grants, scholarships, exemptions and waivers. Whether the funds come from the university, private foundations, donors or other entities, these investments contribute to students succeeding at the university.
Where can a UT student apply for a scholarship
Presidential Scholars Award
Incoming freshmen with excellent academic credentials and high financial need are selected for the prestigious Presidential Scholars program. Presidential Scholars are awarded up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year) over their four years at UT and may be eligible to receive additional funding to participate in an enrichment opportunity during that time.
University Leadership Network (ULN) Scholarship
ULN is a nationally recognized incentive-based scholarship program. Each year, 500 incoming freshmen with demonstrated financial need are selected to receive up to $20,000 ($5,000 per year for four years) and participate in ULN’s four-year program, which is focused on academic and leadership skills to facilitate timely graduation.
Texas Advance Commitment Award
The University of Texas System Board of Regents announced on July 9, 2019, a significant expansion of the Texas Advance Commitment to increase tuition assistance for UT students and make a UT education even more affordable. Starting in fall 2020, Texas students with family adjusted gross incomes (AGI) of up to $125,000 will be eligible for additional need-based aid to offset the costs of tuition. Tuition will be completely covered for families with an AGI of up to $65,000. With this expansion of the Texas Advance Commitment beginning in fall 2020, incoming and continuing students, including both first-time-in-college and transfer students, will be eligible.
Faculty-Led UT Scholarships
UT offers scholarships for Maymester, Summer and Fall faculty-led programs.
For current UT upper-division undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and have been accepted into an official UT study abroad program. Academic excellence and financial need will be considered. This scholarship is designed to cover partial program costs. The students will have to complete the general Texas Exes scholarship application, the continuing student application and then the additional Betty Cotten Memorial application. The deadline to apply is March 1 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
The application for the Betty Cotton Memorial/Flying Longhorns Scholarship will require an essay that addresses the following: (1) information about the student’s study abroad program, including why the student chose the specific program and (2) how the student’s participation in the study abroad program will help the student achieve the student’s academic and/or career goals.