Financial Aid, Scholarships and Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs

Veterans services are provided through the Veteran's Resource Center. These services include counseling regarding V.A. regulations as they pertain to the university, assistance in the preparation of certification forms for the veteran, and a variety of resources for the veteran’s benefit.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

UT Tyler offers financial aid to students on the basis of need, and institutional scholarships on the basis of merit. Financial aid consists of grants, student employment, and loans. Students may receive one or more awards and must apply each year for all types of funding.

Financial Aid

The primary purpose of financial aid programs is to assist eligible students with paying educational costs. These federal, state, and institutional funds provide assistance to students who would otherwise be unable to attend college. An applicant’s need for financial aid is analyzed on an individual basis and need is determined by subtracting the expected family contribution from the estimated educational costs. Applications for financial aid are accepted and considered without discrimination on any basis prohibited by law, including, but not limited to, race, color, age, national origin, sex, veteran status, religion, or disability.

Students subject to selective service registration will be required to file a statement that the student has registered or is exempt from selective service registration in order to be eligible to apply for federal and/or state financial aid.

Applying for Financial Aid

The student is responsible for proper completion and submission of all required documents. Students applying for most federal and state financial aid programs must demonstrate financial need.

Applicants must:

  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at;
  • be admitted to the University and enroll in a degree-seeking program;
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress (qualitative and quantitative);
  • meet all federal and state program requirements.

Priority filing deadline for early award offers and supplemental funding is April 1.

Award offers are contingent upon continued funding for each federal, state, and institutional program.

Financial Aid Programs

Students will find a wide range of grant, loan, employment, and tuition exemption and waiver programs available at UT Tyler.

Grant Programs

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

Texas Public Educational Grants


Education Affordability Grant

Loan Programs

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Stafford, Unsubsidized Stafford, PLUS)

Texas B-on-Time Loan

Employment Programs

Federal Work Study

Texas Work Study

Working to Success

Students should visit the Career Services Office or for on-campus student employment, job searching tips, interview skills, resume writing, and etc. Students should also enroll in PatriotJobs for additional employment assistance and appointments (a username and password is required).

Financial Aid Programs for Texas Residents

For a complete listing of all exemptions, and waivers, scholarships, and grants offered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, please refer to:

Tuition Exemptions and Waivers

Hazlewood Tuition Exemption

Texas Commission for the Deaf Exemption

Texas Commission for the Blind Exemption

Competitive Scholarship Waiver

Teaching/Research Assistant Waiver

Teacher/Professor Tuition Waiver

Bordering State Resident Waiver

Senior Citizens Exemption

U.S. Military Stationed in Texas

Adopted Students Formerly in Foster or Residential Care

Children of Professional Nurse Faculty and Staff

Clinical Preceptors and their children

TANF Exemption

Children of Disabled Firefighters and Peace Officers

Valedictorian of Texas High Schools Exemption
Early High School Graduation Award
Top 10% Scholarship Award


Scholarships offered at The University of Texas at Tyler are designed to attract and retain outstanding degree seeking students. To be considered, students must be accepted for admission to UT Tyler and if required, submit an application for scholarship on-line via the Apply for Scholarship link in the myUTTyler student portal.

It is recommended that all scholarship applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Awarding of academic scholarships is based primarily on predictors of academic success, such as high school class rank, standardized test scores, and prior college grades.