I was told that if I apply early with a really good SAT/ACT score of 1520+/34+, have strong extracurricular activities, good marks in high school, I might be able to bring my cost of attendance down at UT Dallas. Is this true?

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    Judith Winters
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Judith Winters Answered a year ago

Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded for in-state tuition and fee charges, regardless of their resident status.

UT Dallas offers several hundred Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) each year to incoming first-time-in-college freshman students admitted for the fall term immediately following high school graduation. The application for admission to the University serves as the AES application. The materials included in completed applications provide the information necessary to determine scholarship eligibility. This includes high-school grades and curricular information about types and levels of classes taken, SAT/ACT scores, and class rank (if available).

Eligibility

  • First-time freshman applicants admitted to the fall semester immediately following high school graduation
  • Admitted to UT Dallas by March 1
    • Priority application deadline is January 15

Merit-Based Award Factors

  • Strength of high school curriculum including level of rigor (Advanced Placement, IB, dual credit)
  • Grades in all coursework
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Class rank (if applicable)
  • Preparation for and ability to be successful in intended major
  • Extracurricular and other leadership activities
  • National recognitions

No specific achievement in any category of the AES award factors guarantees a scholarship or specific award level. The AES Program will examine each student's record in its entirety and expect students to be high achieving in each category.

The quantity and quality of freshman applicants influences the AES awarding process. The quality and number of applicants, as measured by SAT and ACT scores, increases each year, which results in a highly competitive AES consideration process. AES is a merit-based scholarship and financial need as well as extenuating circumstances are not taken into consideration.


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Answered a year ago

UT Dallas students receiving any level of AES award qualify for in-state tuition and fee charges, regardless of their resident status. The institution awards many scholarships for top students which would significantly reduce the cost of attendance. More scholarship info is provided below-

https://www.utdallas.edu/finaid/scholarships/scholarship-listing/

https://aes.utdallas.edu/prospective-freshmen/qualifications

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Lisa Buchwalter Answered a year ago

It's true! Those are very high scores for UT Dallas, which has generous scholarships even for international students. The university has tried hard to increase its diversity over the past few years, in particular by having diversity scholarships. In addition, there are many Academic Excellence Awards, the Eugene McDermott Scholars awards, and other scholarships available as well. To see some of the details, see https://www.utdallas.edu/isso/finaid/

Here is the link specifically for scholarships https://www.utdallas.edu/finaid/scholarships/ . 

Here is the link for the Diversity Scholars. It includes a video specifically for international students. https://www.utdallas.edu/diversity/departments/community-engagement/diversity-scholars-program.html

Hope that helps! Feel free to reach out to me with any more questions.



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