UT Offers over 3,000 scholarships to incoming and current students. We're committed to making UT Austin affordable for all students and want to help you find answers to your questions about paying for college. UT Austin assists students in applying for financial aid and awards both university and private scholarships to help students pay for their undergraduate education.
We’re focused on helping to reduce student debt and making a UT Austin education possible for Texans from low- and middle- income families.
College, school and department scholarships
Many UT Austin colleges, schools, and academic departments award their own scholarships to incoming and continuing students. Some have additional application requirements that students must complete to be considered. Your admissions application information and FAFSA/TASFA are used to determine eligibility. Most scholarship decisions will be released in March and April. If you do not receive a scholarship from your college or school as a freshman that doesn’t mean you can’t get one as a sophomore, junior, or senior – they often award more scholarship dollars to continuing students than freshmen so keep applying each year to maximize your chances for scholarships!
Other Scholarship Resources
Find more information about scholarships at UT Austin through our scholarship finder tool, You should also consider applying for scholarships available from the University’s alumni association, the Texas Exes. They have exclusive UT Austin only scholarships like the full ride award offer called the Forty Acres and many other scholarships from alumni and chapters of Texas Exes. Deadlines for Texas Exes awards range from December 1 to February 15.
Other search tools include:
- A Texas-focused index of scholarships and other financial aid maintained by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation in conjunction with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
- MOSAIE's scholarship and financial aid coaching website focused on helping college students find ways to minimize debt.
- The College Board’s Scholarship Search, a tool used by students across the country representing thousands of awards with over $4 billion. BigFuture Scholarships are also available, worth up to $40,000.