Information for Parents & Guardians

Welcome to Maverick Country! As a parent/guardian, you may have multiple feelings about your child’s next steps in life, hopefully, mostly excited! At UTA we are dedicated to your child’s support, safety, and success.

Maverick Excellence Started with YOU!

With your child’s best interest at heart, we want to make sure you feel secure in their academic decisions. Where they go now will determine their future success and our numbers speak for themselves.

No. 1

Established Graduates

Number 1 in Dallas-Fort Worth for return on investment.

No. 1

Highest Paid Graduates

UTA graduates have the highest-first-year median wage.

No. 1

First Generation Students

Number 1 in TX for the performance of 1st Gen Students.


Most Diverse University

UTA is ranked third for undergraduate diversity.

$30 Million

Scholarship opportunities

$30 million in scholarships awarded to students each year.

A Second Home

Visit Maverick Country

Come visit our beautiful 420-acre campus. Our MavElite student tour guides will take you through Maverick Country highlighting academic departments, health facilities, campus safety, and so much more.


UTA also offers several admissions events that will allow your family to take a deeper dive into our community of faculty and staff in admissions, student life, housing, financial aid and scholarships, and academics.

Schedule a campus visit
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UTA offers more than 180 degree programs across nine colleges. With world-renowned faculty and resources, we help your child blaze their path to becoming career-ready, global leaders of the future.

Learn About Programs
View nationally top-ranked graduate programs led by award winning faculty.

Application Priority Dates

Fall: February 14

Spring: October 15

Summer: April 1

Admissions applications are still accepted after the priority dates for each term, however for guaranteed consideration of admission, your child should submit the application and required documents by the priority date. 

Learn more about Admissions

Scholarship Deadlines

Presidential Scholarship: December 7

Maverick Academic Scholarship: February 14

Maverick Recognition Scholarship: February 14

Transfer Scholarship: February 14

Please note that some scholarship deadlines are earlier than the application priority dates. Students MUST submit their admissions application, along with required documents to be considered for these scholarships.

Learn more about Scholarships

Financial Resources

UTA has a variety of resources and opportunities to help fund your child’s future.

Federal Student Aid

UTA participates in federal and state financial aid programs that offer a variety of aid options. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that determines a student’s financial aid need. Financial assistance includes grants and student loans.

Learn More About Financial Aid

On-campus jobs

The work-study program and on-campus jobs are a great way for your child to earn money while staying focused and connected to their education. Students can apply for jobs through our UTA Handshake jobs portal.

Learn more about UTA Handshake
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Campus Safety

The safety of your child is our number one priority. The UTA Police Department is Fully Accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies & International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. 44 sworn police officers, 47 public safety officers, and 36 professional staff make Maverick Country a safe place to be.

Already #MaverickMade?

Congratulations to your child and family – welcome to the Maverick family! We invite you to be a part of a strong community of Maverick parents/guardians. Our parent/guardian and student resources will help you during your student’s transition to their first year in college. Get involved and learn more about our Parent and Family Services that serve to promote strong student development,...