Types of Aid

Financial aid is derived from federal, state, institutional and private fund(s) used to assist eligible students in funding their education. Financial aid can be a combination of grants, loans, work-study, scholarships, and exemptions. There are also waiver programs from the state of Texas that allow certain out of state or non-resident students to pay in-state tuition. Grants, loans, work-study and scholarship funds are initially awarded based on a full-time cost of attendance during the fall and spring semesters. If a student's enrollment changes funds may be reduced. Some grants,  scholarships and loans require a certain level of enrollment to keep the award.


UTPA offers the following forms of financial assistance:


Grants                                 ScholarshipsInstitutional Programs                                 Work StudyLoans                                 Programs for Veterans

State Programs Exemptions / Waivers





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