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UTPB had lowest Student Debt in the State 2013 

Welcome to the Main Page for the UTPB Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid and UTPB awards and processes funds from federal, state, institutional and private resources. The philosophy of the UTPB Financial Aid Office is to assist students and families to meet the financial need of all eligible applicants by "packaging" (combining) funds from various sources - including institutional and non-institutional funds.  Students are encouraged to apply for outside federal, state, and local programs in order to maximize their opportunities for assistance.

Each tab on this page is designed to assist you in understanding the complexities of the financial aid process.  As you browse through each tab you will discover important information on how to apply for financial aid, deadlines, and the different types of financial aid available.  If you have been selected for Verification in the 14-15 year please select the Verification tab on the navigation bar to gain access to printable forms. 

We believe obtaining a college education is an opportunity of a lifetime, and we are committed to supporting the educational needs of students on this path.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments please feel free to e-mail us at  We will review your responses and reply within 48-72 hours of receipt.

UTPB Financial Aid



 The 2014-2015 FAFSA will be available online January 1, 2014 at  If your FAFSA is selected for Verification, you will be asked to submit a signed Verification Worksheet to verify household size, number of dependents enrolled in college, and child support paid.
 To meet the verification requirement for Adjusted Gross Income, U.S. Tax Paid, and Untaxed Income, you (and parent, if you are a dependent student) must do one the following:
•         Use the 2014-2015 FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval
•         Submit a copy of your 2013 Tax Return Transcript 
•         Available on IRS web site at
•         Available from IRS by calling 1-800-908-9946

In addition, if your FAFSA is selected for verification and you reported on your FAFSA that you or anyone in your household receives benefits from Food Stamps/SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), you must provide written documentation from the issuing agencies.  


No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination under any program sponsored by UTPB on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including but not limited to, race, color, national origin, religion, gender, or disability.
Title IV Institution Code: 009930


Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Required

Effective October 1, 2013, all new students and those who are returning after a one semester absence and under the age of 22 will be required to show evidence that they have received the bacterial meningitis vaccination or eligible for an exemption prior to enrolling.  The vaccination dose or booster must be during the five-year period preceding and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class or prior to moving into on-campus housing (whichever is applicable).  Students taking online courses only (no on-campus based courses) are not required to have the vaccination. Send evidence of the vaccination or qualified exemption to UTPB Admissions, 4901 E University Blvd, Odessa, TX  79762.

Location: Mesa Building 1225 

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: Closed
Close at 5:00 pm Mon -Fri when classes are not in session.

Mailing Address:

UT Permian Basin
Office of Student Financial Aid
4901 East University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762-0001

Telephone Number: 432-552-2620
Fax Number: 432-552-2621
Email is not a secure way to transmit personal data.  For your own protection, please do not email documents or requests that include your social security number.



Name Room Telephone Email Title
Greer, James MB 1225 432-552-2622 Financial Aid Officer
Jimenez, John MB 1225A 432-552-2624 Financial Aid Officer
Kerestly, Ed MB 1225 432-552-2629 Director
Lightfoot, Kellie MB 1225B 432-552-2626 Administrative Assistant I
Salinas, Ruth MB 1225 432-552-2623 Assistant Director
Sherman, Stephanie MB 1225A 432-552-3622 Financial Aid Officer
Taveras, Jennifer MB 1225C 432-552-2625