Financial Aid Programs

Students will find a wide range of grant, loan, employment, and tuition exemption and waiver programs available at UT Tyler.

Grant Programs

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

Texas Public Educational Grants

Leveraging Education Assistance Partnership Grants

TEXAS Grant Program

Education Affordability Grant

Federal Academic Competitive Grant (ACG)

National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant)

Loan Programs

William D. Ford Federal Loan Program (Stafford, Unsubsidized Stafford, PLUS)

Texas B-on-Time Loan Program

Employment Programs

Federal Work Study Program

Texas Work Study Program

Working to Success Program

Students who qualify for Work Study can find available on-campus jobs by going to the Patriot Jobs website for the Office of Career Services ( and clicking on the Student/Alumni Login to access a database of available jobs. Students will be asked to create a username and password to access the database.

Tuition Exemptions and Waivers

For a complete listing of all exemptions and waivers offered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, please refer to

Hazlewood Tuition Exemption

Texas Commission for the Deaf Exemption

Texas Commission for the Blind Exemption

Early High School Graduation Award

Competitive Scholarship Waiver

Teaching/Research Assistant Waiver

Teacher/Professor Tuition Waiver

Concurrent Enrollment Exemption

Bordering State Resident Waiver

Valedictorian of Texas High Schools Exemption

Educational Aide Exemption

Senior Citizens Exemption

U.S. Military Stationed in Texas

Adopted Students Formerly in Foster or Residential Care

Children of Professional Nurse Faculty and Staff

Clinical Preceptors and their children

TANF Exemption

Children of Disabled Firefighters and Peace Officers