Financial Aid Programs

Students will find a wide range of grant, loan, employment, and tuition exemption and waiver programs available at UT Tyler. For additional information and program requirements, refer to:

Grant Programs

Federal Pell Grant

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant 

Texas Public Educational Grant 

TEXAS Grant 

Education Affordability Grant

Loan Programs

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

Employment Programs

Federal Work Study 

Texas Work Study 

Texas Mentorship Work Study

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 Handshake 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 Exemption for Veterans and their Dependents

Blind/Deaf Student Exemption

Highest Ranking High School Graduate

Senior Citizen, 65 or Older, Free Tuition for 6 Credit Hours

Senior Citizen, 65 or Older, Free Tuition for Auditing Classes

U.S. Military Stationed in Texas

Tuition Exemption for Current or Former Foster Care Students under the Conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Exemption for the Surviving Spouse and Minor Children of Certain Deceased Public Servants (Employees)

Adopted Students Formerly in Foster or Residential Care

Children of Professional Nurse Faculty and Staff

Clinical Preceptors and their children

Children of Disabled or Deceased Firemen, Peace Officers, Game Wardens, and Employees of Correctional Institutions

Exemption for Peace Officers Disabled in the Line of Duty

Peace Officers Enrolled in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Courses

Children of U.S. Military who are Missing in Action or Prisoners of War (MIA/POWs)

Foreign Service Officer Waiver
100-Mile (Border State) Waiver
Competitive Scholarship Waiver
Academic Common Market Waiver
Firefighters taking Fire Sciences Courses Exemption
Choice Act
College Faculty and Dependents Waiver
Military After Assignment in Texas Waiver
Veterans who Move to Texas Waiver
NATO Forces Waiver
RA/TA Waiver

State Sponsored Scholarships

Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship

State Sponsored Grants


Texas Public Educational Grant