Parents & Families

You’re an important part of your student’s college decision. Whether it’s taking them to a campus tour, encouraging them to apply or helping them through the financial aid process, UT Austin recognizes the importance of families. We offer a variety of resources to help you guide your student through the admissions process. And once your student has been accepted, we also offer resources to help you transition to life as a new college parent. Together, we can ensure your student has the support they need to succeed.


How to Apply for Freshman Admission

Next Steps Checklist

The Texas Parents Office helps you and your student thrive in the Longhorn community.

Texas Parents Office



Email Texas Parents Office

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT

Student at desk next to a computer.

Discover Resources for Families

Whether your student is considering UT Austin or is headed to the Forty Acres, this website has a wealth of information for families.

Parents & Families Resources

Connect with Financial Aid

Texas One Stop is your one stop for all things financial aid, student accounts and registration and records at UT Austin. The TOS office is available to assist you and your new Longhorn in person, online or by phone.

Texas One Stop

Resources for Families of Admitted Students

Family Orientation

At Family Orientation, you’ll get to know UT Austin and all the resources we have to offer both you and your admitted student. This optional event will help you learn how to best support your new Longhorn for success on the Forty Acres.

Family Orientation

Celebrate with Your Longhorn at Family Weekend

Family Weekend is an annual celebration hosted by the Texas Parents Office each spring. It allows Longhorn families to visit their students and get a slice of Longhorn life.

Family Weekend