University description (as per official university website)
The University of Texas at Dallas, also referred to as UT Dallas or UTD, is a public, coeducational, research university located in Richardson (a suburb of Dallas), Texas, United States. It was established on June 13, 1969. The University, along with its associated schools and colleges, stretches over approximately 455 acres of suburban land.
The University of Texas at Dallas comprises the following schools and colleges:
* School of Arts and Humanities
* School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
* School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
* School of Interdisciplinary Studies
* School of Management
* School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
* The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
The student enrollment at UT Dallas was 14,556 in 2007 (11,202 full-time equivalent).
About 59% of the freshmen class in 2007 was male and women were 41% of the class.
Undergrads are 62% of enrolled students and graduate students are 38%.
About 10% of freshmen are from countries other than the US. Students living in the US make up 90% of incoming freshmen.
Among freshmen students, 97% are full-time and 3% are part-time.
Eligibility for Financial Aid
When you receive financial aid at UTD, you assume certain rights and responsibilities.
To be eligible for federal financial aid you must:
* Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
* Be registered with Selective Service (if required)
o You may register online or check your registration status on the Selective Service System Web site.
* Have financial need as determined by the FAFSA
* Be attending UTD pursuing a degree program at UTD *
* Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress towards your degree program
* Not be in default on a federal loan or owe on a federal grant.
o To check your federal loan or grant history, visit the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for Students Web site and select the Financial Aid Review option (you will need your FAFSA PIN to view your history).
* Be enrolled in at least 6 hours as an undergraduate student and 5 hours as a graduate student.
If you do not meet federal eligibility requirements, but have been classified as a Texas resident and are therefore eligible to pay the Texas in-state tuition rate, you may still be eligible for state or institutional aid.
* Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid, except under the following circumstance:
* Admitted to the Graduate College as a non-degree seeking student enrolled in prerequisite coursework needed to be admitted to the degree program
* Must be admitted to the degree program no later than 12 consecutive months from the date admitted to UTD.