Undergraduate Scholarships

The college offers a variety of scholarships thanks to our generous alumni and friends. Some awards are merit-based, others are need-based, and many are available only to those who have chosen a particular area of study or who meet particular criteria. Last year, more than $500,000 in merit and need-based awards were distributed.

The College of Education Scholarship Application for the 2022-2023 academic year is open now and will close January 31. 

Step 1: Apply to FAFSA

Applying to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) greatly increases your chances to be considered for need-based scholarship awards. The University of Texas at Austin has a priority deadline of January 15 for being considered for need-based and priority aid scholarships.

If you miss this deadline, your application will be processed but you may not receive as competitive an offer. You will still be considered for federal aid, including federal student loans, for the 2022-2023 academic year as long as you as you submit your application by June 30.

Financial aid is also available for international students. If you are a non-citizen but classified as a Texas resident, apply for state financial aid through TASFA or eTASFA in CASH. 

Common FAFSA Mistakes

Step 2: Have the following information handy

  • Personal Information – this is auto-populated from UT Direct
  • Academic Information
  • Criteria Checklist
  • Honors, Awards, Community Involvement and Activities
  • Work and Internship Experiences
  • Financial Information
  • KHE Students: Personal Statement



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