Scholarship info for applicants and incoming students
The Office of Financial Aid coordinates the University's scholarship programs.
The Freshman Scholarship Application (FSA) is required of applicants who wish to be considered for any/all available merit-based scholarships offered by the University of Texas, Plan II Honors and most college and departmental scholarships (with the exceptions of the Forty Acres Scholars Program and other Texas Exes scholarship).
An applicant who submits the Freshman Scholarship Application (FSA), (see: ApplyTexas.org), will be automatically considered for Plan II Honors scholarships. The deadline is December 1. The FSA goes to the University's Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS). It does not come to Plan II. But Plan II cannot consider an incoming student for scholarships without an on-time Freshman Scholarship Application.
The Plan II scholarship committee uses the "need ranking" assigned by Financial Aid using the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FAFSA summaries help us decide how to award most of these scholarships.
Applicants who do not submit the FAFSA application are less likely to be eligible for and/or considered for Plan II scholarships.
There is not a separate merit scholarship application or financial aid scholarship application for Plan II Honors applicants.
Plan II Honors Scholarships
Plan II Honors is able to offer a small amount of scholarships to incoming students. These Plan II Honors scholarships are awarded primarily on a financial need-basis, however some scholarships are awarded strictly for merit. Most awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 for an academic year, although a few larger awards are available.
Please note that the majority of our available scholarships are for continuing students. Incoming Freshmen will be able to apply for these scholarships the Spring semester of their freshmen year. These typically range in the $2,000 to $5,000 for an academic year. Plan II also has travel grants, scholarships for study abroad expeirences, as well as thesis grants. For more informaiton on scholarship opportunities for current students, check out the scholarship informaiton here.
For an overview of the UT scholarship process, see TexasScholarships
For additional information on financial aid and need based awards, see Texas Financial Aid
*Financial aid must be re-evaluated whenever a scholarship or fellowship is awarded, even if you have already accepted/received awards.
Tuition Exemption information for Valedictorian and other options can be found here
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