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UTAFAO Commitment Statement


The U.S. Congress recently passed additional Emergency Relief Grant funding for Higher Education. UTA has not received this additional funding yet. Once UTA receives this new funding, we will communicate the application process to students via their UTA email address.

dropbox available

During these challenging times and in accordance with social distancing, UTA is providing a secured drop box for your convenience and safety. The secured drop box for UTA Financial Aid related documents is located at the Davis Hall basement level entrance (parking lot side). Please place your documents in a sealed envelope clearly labeled for proper handling.

2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

If you are not sure which FAFSA to complete or what information is required, please review the chart below.

Enrollment Period Required FAFSA Required Tax Information
May 19, 2021 - May 11, 2022 2021-2022 FAFSA 2019 Federal Income Tax Information
May 18, 2020 - May 15, 2021 2020-2021 FAFSA 2018 Federal Income Tax Information

After completing your FAFSA application, you will be notified via your UTA email account once your FAFSA has been received as well as if any documents are required to complete your financial aid file.

*We will also update your To-Do List in your MyMav Student Homepage with any outstanding items.

Click here to view our helpful step-by-step infographic.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT)

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is available for the FAFSA application.

Important Dates

Scholarship deadline for Fall 2021 Freshmen and Transfers

October 1, 2020: 2021-2022 FAFSA Application becomes available

December 21, 2020: First day of classes for Winter Intersession

January 10, 2021: Earliest disbursement date for Spring 2021 semester

January 15, 2021: 2021-2022 Priority Date

January 19, 2021: Spring 2021 semester begins

   Please complete your 2021-2022 FAFSA application, turn in all requested documents, and be admitted to UTA by January 15, 2021, in order to qualify for maximum grant funding for the 2021-2022 aid year.

   Students who complete applications or are admitted after January 15 will receive a financial aid offer based on available funds at the time the application is completed.


At this time, all of the available CARES Act Emergency Grant Funds have been awarded to UTA students. If additional funds become available through new legislation, we will reopen the application to eligible students.

Through the federal CARES Act, UTA provided financial assistance to eligible students facing additional expenses due to COVID-19. Read the FAQs.

CARES Act - Report and Disclosure