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Being the parent of a newly admitted freshman student brings its own unique set of challenges. Here are some things to keep in mind as your student transitions from high school to UT Arlington.
Make sure to apply for housing in one of UTA’s residence halls or apartments. Your student is in good company with over 5,000 other UTA students choosing to live on campus. Consider a Freshman Interest Group, a unique residential learning community, for your student.
If your family will need financial assistance, make sure to fill out the FAFSA, and find out about scholarships. You should also consider outside scholarships. You and your student can search for opportunities on websites like Scholarships.com. Students who are offered UT Arlington scholarships or financial aid need to accept the awards in order to receive them. Be sure your student pays attention to their award letter and meets the included deadlines in order to secure their aid. Review our tuition and fees to determine your tuition payment plan and learn about payment policies.
Make sure your student requests their final high school transcript from their high school. A final high school transcript needs to include all spring semester grades and their official graduation date. These are necessary so that your student can be cleared to take classes.
If your child is under 22 years of age make sure to comply with Texas law and review the Meningitis vaccination requirements.