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International Students

International students who are not eligible to complete the FAFSA and are not classified as Texas residents may apply for a Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG).  Applications for the TPEG are available in the UTA Office of Financial Aid during the month of June each year. The deadline for submission is June 28th. Offers are typically made in mid-September and range anywhere from $1,000-$1,500 (based on funding levels). Selection is based on financial need and academic performance. The prerequisites for eligibility are:

  • Undergraduate Students: 24 credit hours at UTA and a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Graduate Students: 18 credit hours at UTA and a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Students must be paying the out of state tuition rate

The Mustaque Ahmed Loan Fund

The Mustaque Ahmed Loan Fund is also available to international students. The fund provides short-term loans for immediate short-term emergency needs. For information, please contact the International Office at or at (817) 272-2355, or click here for more information.


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of State, and the Social Security Administration have taken steps to ensure that foreign students and exchange visitors who will be pursuing employment in the United States can be assigned Social Security Numbers. Institutions and exchange programs will need to provide international visitors with a fact sheet prior to their arrival in this country. For more information, see

Related Information:

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) has launched a Web site at with information for schools and programs, students, and exchange visitors. SEVIS oversees the entry and exit process for foreign students in the United States and for students seeking to study in the United States.