Financial Aid and Scholarships
You should never pay someone to help you find scholarships. The university offers information and links to helpful free sites to assist you in locating available scholarships.
For information on general funding sources and processes, prospective applicants and currents students, review the following websites:
- UT Austin – Office of Student Financial Services (For information on funding processes, resources, and the FAFSA)
- Texas Scholarships (To apply for academic and merit scholarships while simultaneously applying to the university)
- U.S. Department of Education (For listings of national resources to fund your education)
- UT Austin – Texas Exes Association (For listings of UT Austin scholarship opportunities)
The university also provides a list of unaffiliated private scholarships that are specific to gender, minority, program of study, region, study abroad, and other categories.
The Department of Art and Art History does not offer specific financial aid or scholarships dedicated to incoming students. However, during the first and subsequent years of study in the department it is possible that a student may be nominated for a scholarship based upon the merit of their university academic work and/or creative work produced within the context of the program.
Competitive departmental scholarships are awarded annually to fund travel and tuition expenses for summer study programs:
- Casa Herrera Study Abroad Program (Guatemala)
- Learning Tuscany Study Abroad Program (Italy)
- Ox-Bow Summer Residency Art Program (Michigan)
It is also possible to work on the university’s campus (which has several benefits to students: primary registration access periods, flexible work schedules, future job references, etc.) to help pay for college expenses. If you are eligible to receive federal financial aid, you could be awarded Work-Study as part of your financial aid package, and this secures your employment in a university job on campus!
Or, if you are not awarded Work-Study, you can find other employment and internship opportunities on campus (or off campus) with employers and alumni who are sympathetic to a student’s class and work schedule needs via Hirealonghorn or Hire Texas: AccessUT. Hirealonghorn is sponsored by the Student Employment Referral Service (SERS) within the Office of Student Financial Services and AccessUT is sponsored by the career offices of the colleges of the university. These services are available to employers and University of Texas at Austin students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are an admitted or currently enrolled student at The University of Texas at Austin, you are eligible to use these job portals to search for jobs or internships to help finance your education. Via these portals, you will be able to complete a personal profile with your previous work experience and other pertinent information, post a resume, search for jobs, and contact prospective employers via email or telephone.
Cost of Attending
The University of Texas at Austin not only offers an outstanding education, but offers it at a reasonable cost. Although the university is considered one of the best in the world, it’s also considered one of the best values.