Paying for College

We're about opportunity and career success. So when we see financial barriers keeping motivated students from a world-class university experience, we do everything we can to remove those barriers. From your application to understanding deadlines to guiding you through the many forms of aid available, our dedicated counselors will give you all the personal support you need.

Your university education is an investment in your talent, potential and in a career that will have the power to forever change your life.

Most students at UTRGV receive some form of financial aid to help offset the cost of their education. This usually consists of some combination of scholarships, grants, loans, possible work-study and other institutional aid programs. Since financial assistance is an important part of the admissions process, it’s essential that you be aware of what aid is available and the application process.

Types of Aid

Depending on your family’s income and your academic and extracurricular accomplishments to date, financial aid may be available to you in a number of different forms.

Scholarships –  Are funds that do not require repayment and are awarded based on merit, need, and achievement in academics, athletics, the arts, or other scholarly areas.

Grants – Do not require repayment and are awarded based on financial need.

Loans – Are available at the state and federal levels and repayment typically begins six months after you’ve graduated or dropped to less than half-time status. There are also parent loan programs.

Work-Study – These programs and campus employment will enable you to earn money that can offset educational costs.

There are other forms of financial assistance, including institutional aid programs, tuition funding for military veterans and their families, and waiver programs from the state of Texas that allow certain out-of-state or nonresident students to pay in-state tuition.

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