UT Austin
General Info
1999-2000

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
Admission

CHAPTER 3
Registration, Fees, and Deposits

CHAPTER 4
Academic Policies and Procedures

CHAPTER 5
Student Affairs

CHAPTER 6
Libraries and Other Academic Resources

CHAPTER 7
Ex-Students' Association

APPENDIXES

STATISTICAL
SUMMARIES




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Special Services for Financial Aid Recipients

For aid recipients who show a high degree of financial need, services are available in the following areas: (1) orientation fee waivers, and (2) tutorial assistance programs. Information is available from the Office of Student Financial Services.

Other Services Not Based on Financial Need

Short-term loans are available to students for emergency expenses related to educational costs. In addition, the office helps students find part-time, temporary, or full-time employment. Employment is usually off-campus, and there is no charge to the student or the employer. Information about these services is available at the Office of Student Financial Services.

Requirements for Student Borrowers

Mandatory interviews. Prior to receiving the first disbursement of a Federal Subsidized or Unsubsidized Stafford Loan or Federal Perkins Loan at the University of Texas at Austin, student borrowers must complete a loan entrance interview, which includes information about their obligations, rights, and privileges as borrowers. In addition, before withdrawal or graduation from the University, student loan recipients under these programs must complete an exit interview, including additional information about their repayment obligations and about the consequences of failure to repay.

Identification and release of official transcript. Records of students who have received loans under the Federal Family Education Loan Programs are identified to the Office of the Registrar. Students in default on loans from these programs may not obtain an official academic transcript.

Tuition Refunds and Repayment of Financial Aid

Repayment of financial aid. Students who are awarded financial assistance for a specific semester but withdraw prior to the beginning of classes are required to repay the University all funds released. Students who withdraw after the beginning of classes may be required to repay at least some portion of the funds received. The amount to be repaid is calculated according to a repayment policy determined by the Office of Student Financial Services and will vary depending on the amount and type of funds received and when the withdrawal occurs. Any refund of tuition and fees due to a student may be used to meet the aid repayment requirement.

Refunds for students receiving Title IV funding who withdraw from the University.[1] A student who is receiving financial assistance from any Title IV program and withdraws in the first semester of attendance at the University is entitled to a refund of tuition and fees and University housing charges according to the following schedule:


Long Session
Official withdrawal date Percentage Refund
Prior to the sixth class day 100% less adminstrative
fee of up to $100
The sixth through the
fifteenth class days
90%
The sixteenth through
the twenty-fifth class days
80%
The twenty-sixth through
the thirtieth class days
70%
The thirty-first through
the thirty-fifth class days
60%
The thirty-sixth through
the forty-fifth class days
50%
The forty-sixth through
the fiftieth class days
40%
After the fiftieth class day none

First Summer Session
Official withdrawal date Percentage Refund
The first through
the third class days
100% less adminstrative
fee of up to $100
The fourth through
the sixth class days
90%
The seventh through
the twenty-first class days
80%
The twenty-second through
the last class day
70%

Second Summer Session
Official withdrawal date Percentage Refund
Prior to the fourth class day 50%
The fourth through
the sixth class days
40%
After the sixth class day none

Any student receiving financial assistance may have part of the calculated refund credited to the student aid programs from which the student was paid. The remaining refund, if any, will be disbursed to the student.

Federal regulations require that refunds due the student aid programs be credited in the following order:

  1. Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  2. Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan
  3. Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
  4. Federal Perkins Loan
  5. Federal Pell Grant
  6. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  7. Other Title IV programs
  8. Non-Title IV programs

Non-Title IV programs are refunded in the following order:

  1. State grants
  2. Institution grants
  3. State loans
  4. Scholarships, if specified by donor




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29 July 1999. Registrar's Web Team
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