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Fall 2017 Financial Aid

The first day that fall 2017 financial aid awards will begin to disburse to your UTA MyMav account is August 14, 2017

Most financial aid programs require half-time enrollment in order to disburse, and grant awards will be prorated for less than full-time enrollment. Please utilize the chart below to confirm your enrollment status:

CareerHalf-Time EnrollmentFull-Time Enrollment
Undergraduate 6 Credit Hours 12 Credit Hours
Graduate* 5 Credit Hours 9 Credit Hours

*Graduate Nursing Students should refer to the University Catalog for program enrollment definitions.

Enrollment will be held for students with a payment due date prior to August 14 who have accepted sufficient financial aid awards to cover fall charges.

To review the reasons why financial aid may not disburse as scheduled, visit our Financial Aid Disbursement page.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT)

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is unavailable for the 2017-2018 FAFSA. When completing the FAFSA, the 2015 income tax information will need to be manually entered. 

IRS Tax Return Transcript (TRT)

If the financial aid office has requested a 2015 IRS Tax Return Transcript (TRT) from you and/or your parent(s) in order to complete the verification process, instructions on how to obtain a copy from the IRS can be found by clicking here.

If you or your parent(s) are unable to secure a copy of the TRT, a signed paper copy of the filed tax return may be substituted. The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced that effective April 24, 2017, financial aid offices may consider a signed paper copy of the 2015 IRS tax return that was used by the tax filer for submission to the IRS as acceptable documentation to verify FAFSA tax return information.

If you or your parent(s) previously submitted a signed 2015 tax form in lieu of the 2015 IRS Tax Return Transcript, please contact our office so that we can confirm that we do have it and that it is signed and acceptable to use.

IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter

Effective April 24, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education announced that the Verification of Non-Filing Letter from the IRS is no longer required for a student or parent(s) who did not file a tax return in 2015. The UTA Verification of Income Form is still required, along with copies of W-2's (or their equivalent) for each source of 2015 employment income. The IRS non-filing letter will be waived from your To-Do List.

Important Dates

August 14, 2017: Financial aid disbursement date for the fall 2017 semester

August 17, 2017: Payment due date for the fall 2017 semester

August 24, 2017: First day of classes for the fall 2017 semester

October 1, 2017: The 2018-2019 FAFSA becomes available (this application will be based on 2016 federal income tax information)

March 15, 2018: Priority deadline for the 2018-2019 aid year
   You must be admitted to the University, have submitted your FAFSA to UTA, and turned in all required verification documents to the Office of Financial Aid on or before March 15, 2018, in order to qualify for maximum grant funding for the 2018-2019 aid year.