Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are several options available to students to assist with financing their education at The University of Texas at Austin. The university, the Department of Theatre and Dance and Texas Exes provide scholarship opportunities to freshmen and transfer students. Financial aid in the form of grants and subsidized student loans is also available.


Information about tuition and fee rates, tuition rebates, payment options and more is available through The University of Texas at Austin website. Students who pursue simultaneous majors in more than one college will be charged a higher college rate.


General University Scholarships 

Freshmen applicants interested in Texas Exes and general university scholarships must complete an ApplyTexas application, including the related scholarship and essay sections of the application. Application materials must be submitted by December 1.

Students may also apply to scholarships through the Texas Exes, the alumni association for the university. This application is separate from the ApplyTexas and Coalition admissions applications. Students may access the application online. Deadlines vary by application type. 

Some scholarship funds are available for transfer students, but the amounts are limited. The UT Austin Continuing and Transfer Student Application is available in November of each year and used to award students for the following academic year.

If you need help finding a scholarship, please visit the Texas One Stop website and utilize the Scholarship Finder.

Department of Theatre and Dance Scholarships

Incoming Theatre and Dance students are nominated for departmental scholarships through a committee. There is no application process for incoming Theatre and Dance scholarships.

To be considered for a Theatre and Dance scholarship, current students should complete the Department of Theatre and Dance application along with all subsequent steps, such as an audition or interview if required. This application is available each spring term.

Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, freshmen applicants must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 and no later than March 15 of the year in which they apply for admission. For priority consideration, submit FAFSA by February 15.

Texas Advance Commitment

The Texas Advance Commitment is designed to help lessen student debt and make a UT education affordable for Texans from middle and low-income families. To learn more and see if you qualify for the Texas Advance Commitment, check out the website and this brief overview video.

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