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Summer 2017 Financial Aid

The first summer financial disbursement processed on Friday, May 26. If your summer financial aid did not disburse, please review our Disbursement Page for common reasons why disbursement may not occur.

Refund processing is handled by the Office of Student Accounts and may be delayed due to the holiday weekend. You will receive an email notification when your refund has been sent.

Bank processing times may vary. The University is authorized to transmit your refund to your bank account, but for privacy reasons, we are not able to view any of your personal bank information and cannot view when the funding actually deposits.

Financial aid for the summer 2017 semester is awarded from the 2017-2018 FAFSA. Summer aid will be included in your initial award package. If you have been awarded summer financial aid and will not be taking summer courses:

  • Your financial aid funding will automatically be reallocated to include the fall and spring semesters only.
  • An updated award notification will be sent to your UTA email account reflecting the adjustments to your financial aid package once the changes are made. We will begin the process in mid-June.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Student Loan funding are subject to annual limits. Aid received from these programs during the summer term will count toward the annual maximum for each program.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT)

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is currently unavailable and we do not know when it will be available again. 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.