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Parent Resources

As the parent of a college student we know you have a lot of questions about the resources available to you and your student. The following links contain answers and information about parents’ most frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My student is struggling academically. What resources are available to help?

A: University College is a one-stop center dedicated to student success. They can help with advising, tutoring, counseling, supplemental instruction, and much more.

Q: Where can I find a list of scholarships available to UT Arlington students?

A: The Scholarship and Financial Aid Office lists many designated and departmental scholarships as well as information about other forms of financial aid.

Q: What is FERPA and what does it mean for me?

A: The Family Educational Rights and Protection Act was designed to protect the confidentiality of students' educational records.

Q: My student is thinking about living on campus and/or getting a meal plan. What do I need to know?

A: See the Apartment and Residence Life site for more information.

Q: Where can my student purchase or rent textbooks and software?

A: Textbooks can be purchased or rented at the UT Arlington Campus Bookstore. Students also receive educational discounts on a variety of computers and software at the UT Arlington Bookstore.

Q: My student needs a job or an internship. What resources are available to help?

A: Students seeking on-campus employment can view open positions on the SNAP job website. Students seeking off-campus employment or internships can utilize a variety of services offered by the Career Development Center, and the HireaMaverick system.

Q: My student wants to get involved on campus and doesn’t know what student organizations or opportunities are available.

A: The Division of Student Affairs offers a variety of programs and services that can help your student get involved on campus including over 300 student organizations.

Q: What if I would like to file a formal complaint?

A: The Parent & Family Center is here to support you and to assist with any concerns you may have. However, if you have a formal complaint, please complete the formal complaint form. For more information on the process, please see the formal complaint process form.

Activities Fair Day

Opportunity Abounds

By getting involved on campus your student will have the opportunity to network with faculty and staff while making lasting friendships and memories. To help your student get involved on campus, encourage them to attend Activities Fair Day, which is a chance for student organizations, University departments, and local vendors to present information to the campus community. It's also a great time for students to learn more about involvement opportunities at UT Arlington.