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There are individual web pages for the various types of financial aid. You may link to those pages by using the navigation bar on the left. Here is a brief description of the types of financial aid.

Grants - federal or state funds which are awarded based on financial need of the student. Grants do not have to be paid back.
Application forms: FAFSA

Loans - borrowed funds that must be repaid. Please go to that web page for more information.
Application forms: FAFSA, Online Application.
Also, the student must sign a master promissory note (MPN).

Scholarships - funds that do not have to be paid back. The criteria vary. Not all are need- based or academically-based. Please go to the that web page for more information.
Application forms: FAFSA, General Application and Financial Aid Application

Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program Scholarships and Dual Credit Spur Scholarships

All Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program Scholarships and Dual Credit Spur Scholarships will be redeemed in the following method:

  • All Texas Pre-Freshman Scholarships in the amount of $2000, are to be used in $1000/semester increments. Scholarships will only be redeemed for fall/spring semesters. Only one scholarship can be used per academic year. Cannot be redeemed for cash value. Cannot be used with any other Spur Scholarship and/or Texas Pre-Freshman Scholarship.

  • All Texas Pre-Freshman ‘Book’ Scholarships in the amount of $500, are to be used in $500/semester increments. Cannot be redeemed for cash value. All scholarships will be applied to student’s accounts as a form of financial aid. Cannot be used with any other Spur Scholarship and/or Texas Pre-Freshman Scholarship. Only one scholarship can be used per fall/spring semester.

  • All Dual Credit Spur scholarships in the amount of $1000 and/or $500, are to be used in $500/semester increments. Cannot be used with any other Spur scholarships and/or Texas Pre-Freshman Scholarships. Cannot be redeemed for cash value. Only one scholarship can be used per fall/spring semester.

  • All students who are redeeming their Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program  and Dual Credit Scholarships must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be found by following this link >>> https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 *Note*: Only one scholarship, of the listed above, can be used at a time. If you are not attending UTPB as a degree seeking student, you are not eligible to redeem the Texas Pre-Freshman Scholarships and/or the Dual Credit Scholarships.

Spur Scholarships

All Spur Scholarship Criteria is as Follows:

  • Spur Scholarships will be valid only for the semester indicated.
  • Spur scholarships are valid only for the first semester of enrollment.  (If it is really a recruitment scholarship.)
  • Students may receive only one Spur scholarship ($500) per semester.
  • Spur scholarships are valid only for the student whose name appears on the card or certificate.
  • Spur scholarships are non-refundable scholarships. If the recipient drops a course or has all expenses paid, the Spur scholarship has no  cash value.
  • Documentation for the award of a Spur scholarship must exist for every Spur scholarship that is awarded.

Work Study - work positions that are available to students who demonstrate a financial need. Please go to that web page for more information.
Application forms: FAFSA, and Student Employment Application

State Exemptions/Waivers - tuition exemptions. Please go to that web page for more information.

Falcon Promise Program- New UTPB program for students from families making $60,000 per year or less; will cover tuition and mandatory fees.

Questions (e-mail to a financial aid representative)