The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
    University of North Texas at Dallas
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Tuition, Expenses, and Financial Aid



Tuition and Mandatory Fees

(Fees are Subject to Change)

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: www.untdallas.edu/sfs for the most current tuition and fee rates.

Table of Tuition and Mandatory Fees

(Fees are Subject to Change)

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 (www.untdallas.edu/sfs/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 (www.untdallas.edu/sfs/cost) for the most current tuition and fee rates.

RESIDENT Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate Students Fall 2017 and Spring 2018    

NON-RESIDENT Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate Students Fall 2017 and Spring 2018    

FOCUS Fixed Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate Resident Fall 2017 and Spring 2018    


RESIDENT Tuition and Fees - Graduate Students Fall 2017 and Spring 2018    

NON-RESIDENT Tuition and Fees - Graduate Students Fall 2017 and Spring 2018    

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:

  1. full payment of tuition and fees upon registration or by the payment deadline for early registration; or
  2. 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 the online Schedule of Classes at www.untdallas.edu/sfs/payment 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” 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 Repeated or Excessive Undergraduate Hours

(Fees are Subject to Change)

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 www.untdallas.edu/registrar/general/exhours for specific information.

Repeated Undergraduate Hours

Undergraduate students who enroll in certain courses more than twice will be charged additional tuition amounts. Please refer to essc.unt.edu/registrar/Repeated_Courses.htm for specific information.

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: www.untdallas.edu/sfs for current fees).

Student Services Fees

A student services fee of $10 per hour, except that to encourage timely graduation this fee will be charged at the rate of 15 credit hours when a student enrolls in 12 or more credit hours, capped at $150 per long semester.

Admission 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: 

Freshmen

  • ACT waiver
  • SAT waiver
  • Attend UNT Dallas “True Blue” preview event

Transfer

  • Attend Transfer Informational Session (First Friday and Transfer Monday)

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, duplication of records, graduation and regalia, late filing for graduation and miscellaneous items are noted at www.untdallas.edu/sfs.

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 www.untdallas.edu/sfs.

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 www.untdallas.edu/sfs/payment. 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 www.untdallas.edu/registrar/acalendars 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 www.untdallas.edu/finaid.

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 www.untdallas.edu/sfs/paymref  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*)

  *Note: Some fees are non-refundable. www.untdallas.edu/registrar/withdraw

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.

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.

Purchase of Textbooks

A student of UNT Dallas is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an on-line retailer (Texas Education Code 51.9705).

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 Desk, Bldg. 1. You may also call 972-780-3662.

Application Period and Deadlines

The application period begins January 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 January 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: March 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 February 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 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).

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. An additional “repayment” calculation will be performed to determine if you must repay a portion of the assistance paid directly to you for living expenses.

    Student Financial Aid and Scholarships personnel will apply the federally mandated formula for the return of financial aid funds. Funds will be returned to the programs from which the money was paid to you in the following order:
  • Unsubsidized Direct Stafford loans (other than PLUS loans)
  • Subsidized Direct Stafford loans
  • Parent Plus loans
  • Direct PLUS loans
  • Federal Pell Grants for which a Return is required
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant for which a Return is required
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Other Title IV assistance
  • State Tuition Assistance Grants  (if applicable)
  • Private and institutional aid
  • The Student

In addition, it is possible you will owe a repayment of unearned financial aid funds if you cease enrollment prior to the 60 percent completion point of any enrollment period for which you received financial aid funds. The completion point is based on the total number of class days in an enrollment period.

  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.
  1. The quantitative measure for SAP:
  • There are two quantitative requirements for SAP:  Pace of Progression
    • Pace of Progression: Students must pass 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 an undergraduate program, 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.  Student Financial Aid and Scholarships has currently established the maximum number of semester hours to be 150% of the student’s degree plan. SFAS uses the official EIS Excess Hours Page to determine degree hours. 

For a graduate program (master’s or doctoral), the maximum time frame cannot exceed 150% of the published length of the program measured by the number of terms at UNTD. This includes Fall, Spring and Summer academic terms.

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.

Financial aid recipients must notify Student Financial Aid and Scholarships before dropping courses or withdrawing from the university. Current award year or future aid eligibility may be affected. Enrollment hours for loan deferment and financial aid eligibility may differ from those published in this catalog. Also see “Enrollment Certification” in the Enrollment section of this catalog.

If students receive all failing grades (any combination of F’s, WF’s and NP’s), attendance in all classes will be reviewed. If attendance cannot be confirmed via official UNT Dallas Registrar records, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships personnel will apply the federally mandated calculation for the return of financial aid funds. Unearned Title IV funds (aid) will be returned to the programs from which the money was paid to the student (or the student’s parent) and it possible that the student will owe a repayment to the university.

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

Consumer Information for Return of Title IV

Return of Title IV, Higher Education Act (HEA) Policy

When a student applies for financial aid, the student agrees that financial aid funds will be used for educational purposes only. Therefore, if a student withdraws before completing their program, a portion of the funds received may have to be returned.   UNT Dallas will calculate the amount of financial aid to be returned to the Title IV programs according to the policies listed below.

Return of Title IV Policy

This policy applies to students who officially withdraw official, unofficially withdraw, fail to return from a leave of absence, or are dismissed from enrollment at UNT Dallas. It is separate and distinct from the UNT Dallas credit balance refund policy.

The calculated amount of the Return of Title IV (R2T4) funds that are required for the students affected by this policy are determined according to the following definitions and procedures as prescribed by regulations.

The amount of Title IV (federal) aid earned is based on the amount of time a student spent in academic attendance and the total aid received; it has no relationship to student’s incurred institutional charges. Because these requirements deal only with Title IV funds, the order of return of unearned funds do not include funds from sources other than the Title IV programs.

Title IV funds are awarded to the student under the assumption that he/she will attend school for the entire period for which the aid is awarded. When a student withdraws, he/she may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds that were originally scheduled to be received. Therefore, the amount of Federal funds earned must be determined. If the amount disbursed is greater than the amount earned, unearned funds must be returned.

The institution has 45 days from the date that the institution determines that the student withdrew to return all unearned funds for which it is responsible. The school is required to notify the student if they owe a repayment via written notice.

Eligibility for post withdraw disbursements will be confirmed within 30 days of the date that the student withdrew. The school must advise the student or parent that they have 14 calendar days from the date that the school sent the post withdraw disbursement notification to accept a post withdraw disbursement. If a response is not received from the student or parent within the allowed time frame or the student declines the funds, the school will return any earned funds that the school is holding to the Title IV programs.

Official Withdrawal from UNTD

A student is considered to be officially withdrawn on:

  1. The date the student provided official notification of intent to withdraw, in writing or orally; or
  2. The date the student began the withdrawal from UNT Dallas records. A student is allowed to rescind his notification in writing to the Dean of Students Office and continue the program. If the student subsequently drops, the student’s withdrawal date is the original date of notification of intent to withdraw.

Official dates and deadlines for withdrawing are specified in the UNT Dallas Annual Academic Calendar.

A student may withdraw from UNT Dallas at any time from the first class day to the official last day to withdraw as indicated in the UNT Dallas Annual Academic Calendar. The official last day to withdraw is approximately two weeks before the first day of final examinations for fall or spring terms or the equivalent dates for summer sessions.

Students with financial aid who are withdrawing from the university are required to complete the withdrawal form provided by the Registrar’s office. For withdrawals processed prior to the end of the thirteenth week of classes for fall or spring terms or the equivalent dates for summer sessions, the grade of “W” is recorded for each course in which a withdrawn student was enrolled. 

Students called to active military service during a term in which they are enrolled may be entitled to a refund of tuition and fees if they withdraw or the student may be entitled to receive a final grade or incomplete grade in courses. Students should contact the Associate Provost for Student Success to determine their options.

A student is considered a withdrawal from classes offered in a session of enrollment when the student ceases attendance at any point prior to completing the period of enrollment unless the school obtains confirmation from the student at the time of withdrawal that the student will attend a session that begins later in the same period of enrollment.  This confirmation must be obtained at the time of the withdrawal even if the student has registered for subsequent courses.

Upon receipt of the official withdrawal information, UNT Dallas will complete the following:

  1. UNT Dallas Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (SFAS) verifies the student’s attendance through the financial aid withdrawal form or the school’s attendance records (Audit Rolls);
  2. The Return to Title IV (R2T4) calculation is performed to determine the amount of Federal funds the student has earned and the amount of unearned Federal funds for which the school and the student is responsible to return (if any).
  • Calculations are completed using the U.S. Department of Education’s Return of Title IV Funds Worksheets, student’s attendance and withdrawal date, and are based upon the period of enrollment.    
  1. UNT Dallas SFAS will return the amount of any unearned portion of the Title IV funds for which the school and the student is responsible within 45 days of the date the official notice of withdrawal was provided.
  2. UNT Dallas SFAS will provide the student with a letter explaining any returns that have been made to the Title IV Federal programs on the student’s behalf as a result of exiting the program.
  3. If a student’s scheduled attendance is more than 60% of the period of enrollment, he/she is considered to have earned 100% of the Federal funds received for the period of enrollment. In this case, no funds need to be returned and no letter will be sent from Financial Aid.

In the event a student decides to rescind his or her official notification to withdraw, the student must provide a signed and dated written statement that he/she is continuing his or her program of study and intends to complete the period of enrollment. Title IV assistance will continue as originally planned. If the student subsequently fails to attend or ceases attendance without completing the period of enrollment, the student’s withdrawal date is the original date of notification of intent to withdraw.

Unofficial Withdrawal from UNT Dallas

Unofficial withdrawals encompass all other withdrawals where official notification is not provided to UNT Dallas.  If a student does not officially withdraw and subsequently fails to earn a passing grade in at least one course offered over an entire period, the institution must assume, for Title IV purposes, the student has unofficially withdrawn, unless the institution can document that the student completed the enrollment period.

If a student receives Title IV grant or loan assistance and does not begin attendance in a period of enrollment, the student is considered to be ineligible for any Title IV aid.

When a recipient of Title IV grant or loan assistance unofficially withdraws from an institution, after having begun class attendance during a period of enrollment, the institution must determine the amount of Title IV grant or loan assistance that the student earned up to the date of withdrawal.  For these unofficial withdrawals, commonly known as dropouts, the withdrawal date is the midpoint of the period of enrollment or the equivalent date for sessions of enrollment, as applicable, or the last date of an academically related activity in which the student participated as stated by the professor of record or authorized departmental representative.

Once grades are final for a term, the following procedures will take place:

  1. SFAS will determine which students did not officially withdraw and failed to earn a passing grade in at least one course offered over an entire period.
  2. SFAS will notify students of their unofficial withdrawal status through at least three methods.
  3. Determine and record the student’s last date of attendance as the withdrawal date.
    • The withdrawal date is the midpoint of the period of enrollment or the equivalent date for sessions of enrollment, as applicable, or the last date of an academically related activity in which the student participated as provided by the professor of record or authorized departmental representative.
  4. The Return to Title IV (R2T4) calculation is performed to determine the amount of Federal funds the student has earned and the amount of unearned Federal funds for which the school and the student is responsible to return (if any).
  • Calculations are completed using the U.S. Department of Education’s Return of Title IV Funds Worksheets, the student’s withdrawal date, and are based upon the period of enrollment.    
  1. UNT Dallas SFAS will return the amount of any unearned portion of the Title IV funds for which the school and the student is responsible within 45 days of the date the official notice of withdrawal was provided.
  2. UNT Dallas SFAS will provide the student with a letter explaining any returns that have been made to the Title IV Federal programs on the student’s behalf as a result of exiting the program.
  3. If a student’s scheduled attendance is more than 60% of the period of enrollment, he/she is considered to have earned 100% of the Federal funds received for the period of enrollment. In this case, no funds need to be returned and no letter will be sent from Financial Aid.
  4. A copy of the completed worksheet and notification letter will be kept in the student’s file.

Unofficially withdrawing from classes may affect the student’s future eligibility for financial aid due to satisfactory academic progress requirements and R2T4 balances owed.

Withdrawal Before 60% Point of the Term

The institution must perform a R2T4 calculation to determine the amount of earned aid up through the 60% point in each period of enrollment.  The institution will use the U.S. Department of Education’s prorate schedule to determine the amount of R2T4 funds the student has earned at the time of withdrawal. 

Withdrawal After 60% Point of the Term

For a student who withdraws after the 60% point of the period of enrollment, a student has earned 100% of the Title IV funds he or she was scheduled to receive during the period. Thus, there are no unearned funds. The institution must still perform a R2T4 to determine the amount of aid that the student has earned and whether or not the student is eligible for a post withdrawal disbursement..

Example of R2T4 Calculation

  1.   SFAS determines the percentage of Title IV aid the student earned by taking the calendar days completed in the period of enrollment and dividing by the total calendar days in the period of enrollment (excluding breaks of 5 days or more and days the student was   on an approved leave of absence. 

Example:

                18 completed days divided by 118 total days = 15.3% Aid Earned

      2. SFAS determines the dollar amount of Title IV aid the student earned by multiplying the percentage of Title IV  aid earned by the total of the Title IV aid disbursed plus the Title IV aid that could have been disbursed for the period of enrollment.

Example:

15.3% X ($1800 disbursed + $1005 that could have disbursed) = $429.17 Aid Earned

      3. If this percentage is greater than 60%, the student earns 100% of the disbursed Title IV funds or aid that could have been disbursed. 

      4. If this percentage is less than 60%, then the percentage earned is equal to the calculated dollar amount earned. 

      5. Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the Percentage of Aid Earned and the Order of Return dictated by the U.S. Department of Education. 

      6. Aid to be returned is equal to 100% minus the Percent earned multiplied by the amount of aid disbursed toward institutional charges. If a student earned less aid than was disbursed, the institution would be required to return a potion of the funds (UNTD would return the student owed funds along with the funds that must be returned by the school). All Title IV fund returns must be completed no later than 45 calendar days after the date the school determines that the student withdrew. 

      7. When Title IV funds are returned, the student may owe a balance to the institution. 

Order of Return

UNT Dallas is authorized to return any excess funds after applying them to current outstanding Cost of Attendance (COA) charges. A copy of the Institutional R2T4 worksheet performed on the student’s behalf is available through the SFAS office upon written request.

In accordance with Federal regulations, when Title IV financial aid is involved, the calculated amount of the R2T4 funds is retracted in the following order:  

  • Unsubsidized Direct Stafford loans (other than PLUS loans)
  • Subsidized Direct Stafford loans
  • Parent Plus loans
  • Direct PLUS loans
  • Federal Pell Grants for which a Return is required
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant for which a Return is required
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Other Title IV assistance
  • State Tuition Assistance Grants  (if applicable)
  • Private and institutional aid
  • The Student

Earned Aid

Title IV aid is earned in a prorated manner on a per diem basis (calendar days) up to the 60% point in the semester. Title IV aid is viewed as 100% earned after that point in time. A copy of the worksheet used for this calculation can be requested in writing from SFAS.

Post-Withdrawal Disbursement Conditions

If a student has accepted Title IV aid by the date of the withdrawal, but the aid has not disbursed, the student may be eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement.  If the amount disbursed to the student is less than the amount the student earned, and for which the student is otherwise eligible, he or she is eligible to receive a post-withdrawal disbursement for the earned aid that was not received Under these circumstances, a R2T4 calculation must be performed to determine whether the student is actually eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement.  UNTD must make this determination within 30 calendar days after the student withdraws. 

The following conditions apply when processing a post-withdrawal disbursement:

  1. A student may not owe a prior year balance or fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress according to University and Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (SFAS) policy.
  2. A student must have accepted aid by the date of the withdrawal.
  3. If, before the student’s withdrawal date, a loan offer has been accepted, the loan must also have been originated by UNT Dallas.
  4. If the student is eligible for a post withdrawal disbursement of a loan, SFAS must send notification of post withdrawal disbursement eligibility to students within 30 calendar days after the student withdraws. Students will be given a minimum of 14 calendar days to respond to the post-withdrawal disbursement offer.

For students who provide notification back to UNT Dallas that they want the loan funds prior to the post withdrawal disbursement deadline, SFAS will disburse the loan.

Time Frame for the Return of Title IV,HEA  Program Funds

The following rules apply when completing a Return cal­culation for a student.

  1. UNT Dallas will return any unearned Title IV funds it is responsible for returning within 45 calendar days of the date UNTD determined the student withdrew and offer any post withdrawal disbursement of loan funds within 30 calendar days of that date.
  2. UNT Dallas will disburse any Title IV grant funds a student is due as part of a post withdrawal disbursement within 45 days of the date UNT Dallas determined the student withdrew and disburse any loan funds a student accepts by the post withdrawal disbursement deadline within 180 calendar days of the withdrawal date.
  3. Unless a student subject to verification has provided all required verification documents in time for UNT Dallas to meet the Return deadlines, UNT Dallas includes as Aid Disbursed or Aid That Could Have Been Disbursed in the Return calcula­tion.
  4. If it is determined that a student who failed to provide all required verification documents in time for UNT Dallas to meet the Return deadline and later provides those documents prior to the applicable verifica­tion deadline, UNT Dallas must perform a new Return calcula­tion on all of the aid the student qualified for based on the completed verification documents and make the appropriate adjustments.
  5. To give a Pell grant to a student, UNT Dallas must have a valid output document (one with an official EFC computed from correct data) while the student is still enrolled for the award year or in the time frame the student qualifies for a late disbursement under 34 CFR 668.164(g)(4)(i).

Time Frame for the Return of an Unclaimed Title IV Credit Balance

In the event UNT Dallas cannot locate the student (or parent) to whom a Title IV credit balance must be paid, Student Accounting (SAUCS) will determine what programs constitute the refund and will notify Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (SFAS) of any unclaimed credit balances that need to be returned to Title IV programs.  SFAS must return the funds no later than 240 days after the date the school issued the check or 45 days after the EFT was rejected.

Institution Responsibilities

UNT Dallas’ responsibilities in regards to Title IV funds follow:

  • Providing students with information in this policy;
  • Identifying students who are affected by this policy and completing the Return to Title IV funds calculation for those students;
  • Returning any Title IV funds required to the correct Title IV programs.

The institution will always return all of the excess funds, including funds the Return to Title IV calculation identifies as the student’s responsibility to return.

Student Responsibilities

  • Any notification of withdraw should be in writing and sent to the Registrar’s office.
  • A student may rescind his or her notification of intent to withdraw. Submissions of intent to rescind a withdraw notice must be filed in writing with the Registrar’s office.
  • These notifications, to either withdraw or rescind to withdraw, must be sent to the Registrar’s office.
  • Student must repay any funds to UNTD that were disbursed to the student in which the student was determined to be ineligible for via the R2T4 calculation

Refund vs. Return to Title IV Funds

The requirements for the Title IV program funds when a student withdraws are separate from any refund policy that UNT Dallas may have to return to the student due to a cash credit balance. Therefore, the student may still owe funds to the school to cover unpaid institutional charges. UNT Dallas may also charge the student for any Title IV program funds that they were required to return on the student’s behalf.

Return to Title IV Questions

If you have questions regarding Title IV program funds after visiting with or emailing SFAS, you may call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-fedaid (800-433-3243). TTY users may call 800-730-8913. Information is also available at Student Aid on the Web www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa.

*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 and graduate students who are applying for and 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, HEA 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 but the student successfully appealed the determination of lack of satisfactory progress and the SFAS determines 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, HEA 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 student will meet satisfactory academic progress standards by the end of the academic plan. The student may still be eligible to receive Title IV, HEA 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, HEA 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 (4.0), B (3.0), C (2.0), D (1.0), F and WF, unless replaced by a later grade. Courses with grades of I, N, P, PR, W or Z are not 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, HEA program funds. 

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 and undergraduate student who applies for and receives Title IV student aid must make 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 acheive 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 Standard Academic Progress - An ongoing measure that ensures a student in on track to complete their program in the maximum timeframe. Pace 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. 

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 fiancial 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 midpoint 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:

A. Serious injury to the student, a member of the student’s immediate family or a significant person in the student’s life, or

B. Serious extended illness of the student, a member of the student’s immediate family or a significant person in the student’s life, or 

C. Death of a student’s relative, or

D. Learning disability as documented in the Office of Disibility Accommodation, or 

E. Other special circumstances. 

Appeal Approved: After a successful appeal, a student may be placed on financial aid probation or an acaemic plan as set forth in paragraphs 6 or 7 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 paragraphs 5 and 7 of this policy. 

7. Academic Plan - After a period of financial aid probation, a student may appeal a notice of loss of Title IV eligibility by submitting a written notice to SFAS no later than the midpoint of the academic term for which a student is appealing. The notice of appeal should include the details set forth in paragraph 5 above. SFAS will review the appeal on a case-by-case basis considering graduation date, degree plan hours remaining, GPA and pace of progression. 

If SFAS approves a student’s appeal of eligibility, the student may be placed on an academic plan. The academic plan must be developed in cooperation and agreement with the student’s academic department/advisor. The academic plan must include requirements that a student must meet to achieve SAP by the end of the academic plan. Title IV aid may still be disbursed during the period of the academic plan. If a student fails to meet the requirements of the academic plan, SFAS will notify the student that financial aid eligibility is denied until such time as the student is able to demonstrate SAP. 

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

A. Undergraduate students - may not register for, earn or attempt semester credit hours of enrollment at any institution of higher education in excess of 150% of their degree plan including semester credit hours that were dropped, withdrawn, failed, repeated, never completed or transferred from another institution of higher education. This limit applies regardless of whether or not financial aid was ever applied for in the past or received. 

B. Graduate/Law students - the maximum timeframe to complete a master’s or doctoral degree program cannot exceed the published length of the program measured by the number of academic years at University of North Texas at Dallas including fall, sping and summer academic terms. 

Scholarships

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

Jaguar Cornerstone Scholar

Students are awarded this scholarship yearly based on information from when the student filled out the FAFSA. A student must have an AGI of $40,000 or less and continue to remain Pell eligible in order to maintain eligibility in this program. Students must enroll in at least 15 credit hours and have a 2.5 GPA or better at the end of each semester. The scholarship is available for a maximum of four academic years (fall/spring semester). Students are awarded a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $5,000.

Achievement Scholarship

This scholarship requires that the student have been within the top 50% of their high school graduating class and have a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA, or the top 50% of their class and have scored a 950 SAT/20 ACT. The student must be enrolled full time in order to receive this scholarship. Students are awarded up to $12,000 in scholarship and grant funds for the academic year (fall/spring semester). Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA, enroll in 15 credit hours, and meet SAP requirements at the end of each semester. The scholarship is available to the student for a total of four years.

AT&T Early College High School Scholarship

In order to be considered for this scholarship, students must have graduated from high school as an Early College High School graduate. The amount of the scholarship depends on the ranking of the student in their class. They must have been in at least the top 50% to be eligible for this scholarship. The minimum award for this scholarship is $3,000. The scholarship is available to students for two academic years (fall/spring semester). In order to retain eligibility for this scholarship at the end of each semester the student must be enrolled in 12 hours of course work, and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Scholarships Available to Transfer Students

Complete the Dream Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to transfer students that have a 2.7 GPA. Students must be a United States citizen or permanent resident, or meet the requirements of Texas Senate Bill 1528. Students are awarded up to $10,000 in grant and scholarships per academic year (fall/spring semester). Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours. To remain eligible for the scholarship each semester the student must maintain a 2.7 cumulative GPA, enroll in 15 hours, and meet SAP requirements. This scholarship is available for a total of two academic years.

Phi Theta Kappa (must turn in membership card and letter)

This scholarship is awarded to students that are a member of Phi Theta Kappa and are a citizen or meet the requirements for SB 1528 eligibility. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 15 credit hours in order to be eligible for this scholarship. Students are awarded $,000 per academic year (fall/spring semester). In order to maintain eligibility each semester the student must enroll in 15 credit hours, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and meet SAP requirements.

General Academic Scholarship (continuing students only; must complete application)

This scholarship is awarded to transfer students who have a 2.25 cumulative GPA. Students must be enrolled for 15 credit hours, and are awarded $2,000 for the academic year (fall/spring). In order to continue to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must maintain a 2.25 cumulative GPA, and meet SAP requirements. This scholarship is available for a total of four semesters (fall/spring). Application deadline for continuing students is May 16th of each year.

Graduate Scholarships

Development of Leaders Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to new graduate students that are entering the M.Ed. Educational Administration program. The Graduate Record Exam must also have been taken by the student along with two years of experience teaching in grades K-12.

Students that are continuing on with their education at UNT Dallas are eligible for this scholarship with a cumulative 3.3 GPA, and are currently enrolled. The student must also have taken the Graduate Record Exam, and meet all the requirements for the cohort that is established.

The student must be enrolled a minimum of 6 hours each semester for the academic year (fall/spring semester), and maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA at the end of each semester. There cannot be a break in enrollment. Students are awarded $2,000 for the academic year (fall/spring semester) for a total of two academic years.

Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to new graduate students that have applied and been accepted into the MBA program. The student must have a strong academic profile, including but not limited to work experience, MBA application essay, undergraduate and graduate GPA if applicable. Students must be enrolled in 6 credit hours, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3, and meet SAP requirements.

Counseling Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to new graduate students that have applied and been accepted into the M.Ed. in Counseling program. The student must have a strong academic profile, including but not limited to GRE score, work experience, application essay, undergraduate and graduate GPA if applicable. Student must be enrolled in 6 credit hours, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3, and meet SAP requirements.

Continuing Graduate General Academic Scholarship (application required)

Continuing graduate students are eligible for the Graduate General Academic Scholarship. Continuing students must have successfully completed six or more master’s level or approved undergraduate equivalent credit hours and have a 3.3 cumulative GPA. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in order to receive the scholarship. Students are awarded $1,000 per academic year (fall/spring semester) for two years. In order to remain eligible after each semester, students must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA, and enroll in 6 credit hours.

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 Student 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

Funds are awarded based upon availability of monies, established financial need, at least half-time enrollment, and maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards as defined by 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 click here.

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)

Forms and information concerning certification for VA benefit purposes are available in the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar is located in room 105A, building 1, on the first floor, and can be contacted at 972-780-3664, or at VA@untdallas.edu. Veterans with specific questions concerning the administration of benefits should contact the Regional VA Office at 1-888-442-4551..

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 room 105A, building 1, on the first floor, and can be contacted at 972-780-3664, or at VA@untdallas.edu.

Employment

Federal Work-Study Program

Eligibility for the Federal Work-Study Program is determined by established financial need and availability of monies to make awards, at least half-time enrollment and maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards as defined by 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 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.