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2021-2022 Non-Resident (International) TPEG Grant Application

International students who are not eligible to complete the FAFSA and are not classified as Texas residents may apply for an International Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG). The application can be found in the UTA Office of Financial Aid or on this webpage during the month of June each year. The application deadline for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semester has passed (it was June 30th, 2021).

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 completed credit hours at UTA and a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Graduate Students: 18 completed 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 website 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.