Blaze Forward Program

The Blaze Forward program makes it even easier for eligible students to get a world-class education here at UTA!

UTA is proud to offer the Blaze Forward Program (BFP) starting with the 2022-2023 academic school year. Please note, the deadline for the 2022-23 aid year has passed. The deadline to be eligible for consideration for Blaze Forward was April 18, 2022.

The deadline to be considered for the Blaze Forward Program for the 2023-24 aid year will be February 14, 2023.

Undergraduate students who meet all eligibility requirements and deadlines detailed below will be offered a combination of grants and other gift aid* that will cover 100% of their tuition and mandatory fees for the fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters**.

*May include federal, state, and institutional grants, as well as tuition waivers and general UTA scholarships.

**Average tuition and mandatory fees is $12,200 for the fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters.

2022-2023 Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • New freshmen students - all admission documents must be received by the UTA Office of Admissions by April 18, 2022
  • New transfer students with an Associate’s degree from a Texas college - all admission documents must be received by the UTA Office of Admissions by April 18, 2022
  • Current student receiving the TEXAS Grant during the 2021-2022 aid year and meet all renewal requirements
  • All financial aid forms, including the FAFSA or TASFA application, must be received by the Office of Financial Aid by April 18, 2022
  • Be a Texas resident paying the in-state tuition rate
  • Be eligible to receive awards through the Federal Pell Grant and the TEXAS Grant* programs
  • Have a yearly family income of $85,000 or less
  • Enroll as a full-time student at UTA (minimum of 12 undergraduate hours each long semester)

*a full list of TEXAS Grant requirements may be found at https://www.uta.edu/administration/fao/grants/texas-grants

Program Renewal Requirements:

 

The Blaze Forward Program may be renewed for up to 4 years (8 long semesters), or upon graduation if sooner than the 4-year renewal window, when recipients:

  1. Continue to meet all eligibility requirements and deadlines each year
  2. Maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average
  3. Complete at least 24 credit hours each year for the fall and spring semesters combined

 

Click on the image below for additional information for the Blaze Forward Program for the upcoming 2023-2024 aid year:

2023-24 Blaze Forward Program

If you have any questions regarding the Blaze Forward program, please contact the UTA Office of Financial Aid.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s easy to apply for the Blaze Forward program. You need to meet all eligibility requirements and UTA must receive your admissions application (as well as all required admissions documents) and your FASFA or TASFA application (as well as all required financial aid documents) before April 18, 2022, for the 2022-2023 academic school year. Students meeting all eligibility requirements will automatically be considered for the program and will be notified. There is not an additional application needed for the program.



The Blaze Forward program covers 100% of qualifying students’ tuition and mandatory fees that are not covered by federal, state and institutional grant aid, tuition waivers, general scholarships, and other gifted aid.

Other programs including scholarships awarded through Mav ScholarShop, outside scholarships, federal, state and private student loans, and work programs may be used to cover other educational expenses such as textbooks, housing, and meals.

Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Blaze Forward program:

  1. New freshmen students - all admission documents must be received by the UTA Office of Admissions by April 18, 2022
  2. New transfer students with an Associate’s degree from a Texas college - all admission documents must be received by the UTA Office of Admissions by April 18, 2022
  3. Current students must be receiving the TEXAS Grant during the 2021-2022 aid year and meet all renewal requirements
  4. All financial aid forms, including the FAFSA or TASFA application, must be received by the Office of Financial Aid by April 18, 2022
  5. Be a Texas resident paying the in-state tuition rate
  6. Be eligible to receive awards through the Federal Pell Grant and the TEXAS Grant* programs
  7. Have a yearly family income of $85,000 or less
  8. Enroll as a full-time student at UTA (minimum of 12 undergraduate hours each long semester)

*a full list of TEXAS Grant requirements may be found at https://www.uta.edu/administration/fao/grants/texas-grants




Yes, transfer students who meet the eligibility requirements will automatically be considered for the Blaze Forward program. Transfer students must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  1. New incoming transfer students must earn an Associate’s degree from a Texas college within the 12 months prior to enrolling at UTA and it must be on file with the UTA Office of Admissions by April 18, 2022
  2. All admission documents must be received by the UTA Office of Admissions by April 18, 2022
  3. All financial aid forms, including the FAFSA or TASFA application, must be received by the Office of Financial Aid by April 18, 2022
  4. Be a Texas resident paying the in-state tuition rate
  5. Be eligible to receive awards through the Federal Pell Grant and the TEXAS Grant* programs
  6. Have a yearly family income of $85,000 or less
  7. Enroll as a full-time student at UTA (minimum of 12 undergraduate hours each long semester)

*a full list of TEXAS Grant requirements may be found at https://www.uta.edu/administration/fao/grants/texas-grants


Program participation may be renewed for up to 4 years (8 long semesters), or upon graduation if sooner than the 4-year renewal window, when recipients:

  1. Continue to meet all eligibility requirements and deadlines each year
  2. Maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average
  3. Complete at least 24 credit hours for the fall and spring semesters combined