Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for aid?

Almost all students can apply for aid, review our application and eligibility page for exact requirement’s Click here

Do I need to provide my parent’s information on the FAFSA?

No. The UNTHSC Financial Aid Office does NOT require parent’s data to be provided on the FAFSA

Am I considered independent or dependent?

As a Graduate/Professional student you are considered independent, even if your parents claimed you on their federal income tax return.

What is the school code I should use when completing the FAFSA for the University of North Texas Health Science Center?


Why has my financial aid “disappeared”?

Aid will show as “Anticipated” until it has disbursed. After your aid has disbursed, it will “disappear” from your Account Summary until funds have been officially posted to your bill (usually one business day).

Can an International Student Apply for Financial Aid?

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid. However, International students who are also Texas residents may be eligible for state aid by completing the Texas Application for Student Financial Aid (TASFA). Check our application and eligibility page for more information

Will my financial aid automatically be renewed each year?

No. You must apply each year. You may complete a renewal FAFSA on the web October 1st each year here. To continue your eligibility, you also must meet satisfactory academic progress

If I drop a course or withdraw, what will happen to my financial aid?

Dropping courses and/or withdrawing from classes are academic actions that often have financial implications. Review our SAP page and the withdraws page for more information. Although it is your responsibility to understand the effects that these actions will have on your student financial aid, we highly encourage you to contact the Financial Aid Office to go over specific implications of these actions.

How do I apply for scholarships at the University of North Texas Health Science Center?

The General Scholarship Application is available each year from early December through end of February. This application is open to all students (as long as they have a student ID#). The application can be found here.

Are there sufficient loan resources to finance my graduate education?

Government lending limits are much higher at the Graduate/Professional level than with undergraduate programs. The majority of our students get their full Cost of Attendance Budget met with a combination of federal and institutional loans. You can view our loan options here.

How do I obtain payment deferment on my undergraduate loans?

You must file a student loan deferment form with your student loan servicer. The Registrar’s Office can also provide a proof of enrollment form for you to send to your loan servicer.

What is the Federal Work-Study program and how do I qualify?

Work-Study is a federal student employment program which provides job opportunities for students. You must have a completed FAFSA and be a permanent/conditional resident or U.S. citizen. Review our work-study page for more info

This page was last modified on December 14, 2020