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Continuing & Transfer Scholarships FAQ
Skip to section. Q1:  I am a Continuing or Transfer Student, Former UT Austin Student, or CAP Student and would like to apply for scholarships. How do I begin the process?

Skip to section. Q2:  How do I apply for departmental or college-specific scholarships?

Skip to section. Q3:  Am I required to be admitted to UT Austin before I can access the online Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application?

Skip to section. Q4:  How many credit hours do I need to be eligible to complete the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application?

Skip to section. Q5:  What is the deadline for submitting the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application?

Skip to section. Q6:  I am in the Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP) at UTSA and will be transferring to UT Austin. Can I apply for scholarships using the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application?

Skip to section. Q7:  Am I required to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if I want to apply for scholarships at the University?

Skip to section. Q8:  Is there a deadline to submit recommendation letters and any documentary materials?

Skip to section. Q9:  What if my test scores arrive at the University after the April 1 application deadline?

Skip to section. Q10:  I submitted my Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application. How can I check its status?

Skip to section. Q11:  How can I update information on my Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application after it has been submitted or after the deadline has passed?

Skip to section. Q12:  Can I apply for scholarships for the Summer sessions?

Skip to section. Q13:  I am an international student. Can I apply for scholarships using the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application?

Skip to section. Q14:  I am a graduate student. Can I apply for scholarships using the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application?

Skip to section. Q15:  I am a non-resident student. Can I apply for scholarships and will I be given equal consideration as Texas residents?
 
A:  Complete the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application. This application is administered by the Office of Student Financial Services, which awards the largest volume of scholarships at UT Austin. This application is available in November each year and is used to award students for the following academic year. The deadline for submission is April 1. However, some scholarships may have an earlier deadline.
NOTE: Completing the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application does not necessarily make you eligible for specific departmental scholarships. Contact your prospective or current academic department for information about their scholarship procedures.
 
A:  In most cases, each academic department or college manages its own scholarship awarding process. In some cases, an academic department or college requires entering students to fill out the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application, in addition to their own scholarship application. Contact your prospective or current academic department for information about their scholarship procedures.
 
A:  No, see Who can use this application? for details.
 
A:  Continuing students, who are eligible to enroll, transfer students who have been officially admitted or have completed an application for transfer admission, AND former UT students who are applying for readmission to The University of Texas at Austin are eligible to complete the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application. Students participating in the Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP) seeking admission to UT Austin and waiting to complete requirements by June 1 to enroll in the Fall, can use this online application after December 1.
 
A:  To be considered for scholarships offered through the Office of Student Financial Services, students must submit the application by April 1. To be considered for Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarships, nominated students must submit the application by February 21. To be considered for scholarships offered by The Texas Exes, students must submit the application by March 1.
 
A:  Students participating in the Coordinated Admissions Program seeking admission to UT Austin and waiting to complete the requirements by June 1 to enroll in the Fall, can use this online application after December 1. For more information, see Coordinated Admission Program (CAP).
 
A:  The University requires students to complete the FAFSA if they wish to be considered for any need-based financial aid, including scholarships offered through the University. Students who wish to be considered only for merit-based scholarships are not required to complete the FAFSA, but are encouraged to do so. Students who complete the FAFSA along with their Scholarship application will be considered for both need- and merit-based scholarships offered through UT Austin.
 
A:  The Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) strongly encourages you to send any supplementary materials required for a particular scholarship well before the April 1 application deadline. Some scholarships require that documentation be submitted much earlier. Be sure to make note of all appropriate deadlines and act accordingly. OSFS urges you to send all supplemental documentation as soon as possible. Contact your academic department for specific instructions about scholarships administered by them.
 
A:  Any test scores that arrive through the proper channel (sent directly to UT Austin using Score Recipient Code 6882) after April 1 are processed and accepted until all scholarship and admission committees have made their decisions. The deciding committee will use the highest score on file at the time of consideration. While UT Austin continues to accept additional scores after the April 1 deadline, there is no guarantee that the new scores will be available before the respective scholarship committees meet. For information about reporting test scores to UT Austin, consult the UT Austin Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) office (formerly the Instructional Assessment and Evaluation Office) or call them at (512) 232-2662. If you have further questions, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services.
 
A:  If you submitted your scholarship application before the April 1 deadline, you can check its status by returning to the secure site where you first completed the application and use your UT EID and password to log in. The Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application page will direct you to the appropriate location.
 
A:  All application submissions are final. It is vital that you check your application for accuracy before you submit it. The deadline to submit the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application is Midnight (CST) on April 1. Certain exceptions may apply. For specific deadline information, see Application Deadlines.
 
A:  The Office of Student Financial Services does not award scholarships for the Summer sessions. Contact OSFS for information about alternate forms of aid, such as grants and loans. Contact the relevant academic department or college to find out if that office offers scholarship support during the Summer.
 
A:  No, in most cases, international students are restricted access to the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application. Sometimes there are extenuating circumstances which will allow an international student to apply for scholarships. For more information about scholarships and international students, see International Students.
 
A:  Yes, graduate students may complete and submit a Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application. However, because many graduate programs offer their students financial support in the form of teaching assistantships and fellowships, undergraduate students receive the majority of scholarship money awarded through the Office of Student Financial Services. The Texas Exes, which use the Continuing & Transfer Scholarship Application to consider students, also offers financial assistance to graduate students. For more information about scholarships and graduate students, see Graduate Students.
 
A:  Yes, you can apply for scholarships and yes, you will be given equal consideration as Texas residents. Although there are scholarships that are awarded specifically to residents of Texas, there are a large volume of awards that have no residential stipulation.
 
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