Financial Aid, Scholarships and Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs

Veterans services are provided through the Enrollment Services 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

The university offers financial aid to students on the basis of need, and Institutional Scholarship on the basis of merit. Financial aid consists of grants, 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 the financial aid program is to assist 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 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 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).

Tuition Exemptions and Waivers

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

Hazlewood Tuition Exemption

Texas Commission for the Deaf Exemption

Texas Commission for the Blind Exemption

Early High School Graduation Award

Competitive Scholarship Waiver

Teaching/Research Assistant Waiver

Teacher/Professor Tuition Waiver

Concurrent Enrollment Exemption

Bordering State Resident Waiver

Valedictorian of Texas High Schools Exemption

Educational Aide Exemption

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


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 at for the appropriate academic year.

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.

Top 10% Scholarship Program

The 80th Texas Legislature created the Top 10 Percent Scholarship to encourage students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class to attend a Texas public institution of higher education. Qualifying students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) by March 1, and have financial need may be eligible to receive up to $2,000 if they enroll full-time in a Texas public college or university in the fall semester immediately following graduation from high school. Students enrolled in subjects determined to be in high demand in Texas are eligible for a total of up to $4,000. Students who submit their FAFSA after the published deadline will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds have been spent. Please see for eligibility and renewal requirements.