Financial Aid for Part-Time Undergrads
The following types of assistance are available for undergraduate part-time students.
To be eligible for any federal Title IV financial aid, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic year that he or she attends school.
This federal grant is awarded on the basis of need and the cost of the individual institution. The maximum award is $5,550 for the 2011-2012 aid year. Pell Grants are available to students enrolled for at least three credits per semester.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
Graduates and undergraduates currently enrolled in teacher certification program are eligible to receive the TEACH Grant. Students must file the FAFSA to receive the grant, though it is not considered need-based financial aid, and must teach in a high-need area at a high-need school for four years within eight years of program completion. If the student does not meet this teaching requirement, the grant converts to an unsubsidized Stafford loan with interest accrued. This grant may be prorated based on the student's level of enrollment. Learn more.
Federal Stafford loans are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. only. Students must be registered for a minimum of six credit hours per semester. A completed FAFSA and a Loan Promissory Note are required. Learn more.
Florida Bright Futures Scholarships
This umbrella program offers three lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates who demonstrate high academic achievement and enroll in an eligible Florida post-secondary educational institution within three years of graduation. Learn more.
Continuing Studies Scholarships
The Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies offers scholarships to continuing studies students. Criteria for the awards are admission to UT's Continuing Studies student program, high academic performance or potential, and financial need. Students who wish to apply for these scholarships should contact the Financial Aid Office (email@example.com) and complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.gov. Application deadline for the fall semester is Aug. 1 and for spring semester is Dec. 1. Students are required to submit an essay (500-700 words) discussing their academic achievements, career goals and reasons for the financial need. Please email the essay to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans and children of deceased or disabled veterans may be eligible for education benefits from the Veterans Administration. Contact the local VA Office for more information. The veterans benefits on-campus representative is located in the Registrar's Office, Plant Hall Room 90, (813) 253-6251. Learn more.
Taxpayers may be eligible to claim a nonrefundable American Opportunity credit against their federal income taxes. The American Opportunity credit may be claimed for the qualified tuition and related expenses of each student in the taxpayer's family who is enrolled at least half time in a program leading to a degree. The maximum credit a taxpayer may claim is $2,500 for each student in the family who meets enrollment criteria for families earning up to $180,000.
For information regarding additional payments options, such as UT's Employee Reimbursement Plan, Florida Prepaid and instructions on making payments, please visit the Bursars Office Payment Options Page.