Need-Based Aid


General Information

While the process of applying for financial aid is the same for graduate students as it is for undergraduate students, there are differences in the types of available aid programs and the amount of aid awarded. The grants, student loans, work study program, GAANN Fellowship Program and the Mexican Pilot Program are specifically for students who are working toward a graduate degree at UT Arlington. To be eligible for these programs:

  1. You must be a US citizen or a permanent resident.
  2. You must be working towards a degree at UT Arlington.
  3. You must be enrolled at least half-time (5 hours for graduate students.)
  4. You must be making satisfactory scholastic progress toward your degree.

Students enrolled in certain certificate programs may also qualify for financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

To apply for many types of financial aid, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. A paper version of the FAFSA is available from many sources, including public libraries and the UT Arlington Financial Aid Office. It usually takes about three weeks for your FAFSA to be processed.


Financial Aid Application Deadlines
Semester Deadline *
* The date your application is due in the Financial Aid Office.
Spring November 15th
Summer April 1st
Fall May 15th


2013-2014 Information

Graduate students with a financial need may be eligible for a Mav Grant or TPEG grant ranging from $800 to $4,000 for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 terms. A limited number of Summer grant funds may still be available to qualified students in the amount of $1,200 Doctoral students may be eligible to receive a supplemental award of $1,700 in funding in addition to Mav or TPEG funding for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. For the 2012-2013 award year, approximately 1,750 graduate students received need based grant support. Please complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA and complete the FA Future Enrollment information in the Student Center of your MyMav account so that the Office of Financial Aid may award you the maximum grant funding possible.

How to Apply:

To apply, students must have a 2013-2014 FAFSA, submit any additional required documentation requested by the Office of Financial Aid, complete the FA Future Enrollment worksheet located in the Student Center of your MyMav account so that we can accurately award your financial aid package to ensure maximum grant funding. You must enroll in at least five credit hours for the Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters to be eligible for any type of need based financial assistance.


The priority deadline to apply for Summer, Fall, and Spring is April 15th, 2013 but funding will continue to eligible students until all funds have been exhausted.

For additional information about the Mav Grant and TPEG programs contact the Office of Financial Aid at 817.272.3561.


IRS Data Retrieval Tool

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows applicants that have already completed and filed their federal income tax returns to prefill the answers to some questions on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by transferring data from their federal income tax returns to FAFSA. This can save time in completing the FAFSA and it may also reduce the likelihood that your FAFSA will be selected for verification. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available on the FAFSA website.


For More Information


For questions about financial aid eligibility, your student account, and FAFSA submission or processing, please contact:

Office of Financial Aid

Phone: 817.272.3561


For questions about graduate funding opportunities, please contact:

Angela Ezell

Assistant Director,

Graduate Student Support Services

Graduate Studies

Phone: 817.272.5667