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General ISSS Financial Aid

ISSS provides financial aid up to $2,500 per semester for the fall and spring semesters and $1,500 in the summer semester towards tuition bills of students who demonstrate financial need. This is a competitive process as the number of awards allotted per semester is limited. Only international students who have completed at least 2 semesters at UT Austin by the time the award is disbursed are eligible to apply for this award. A full list of eligibility criteria is available within the application itself.

Please note that the financial aid awarded by ISSS does not provide a waiver of the nonresident portion of a student’s tuition & fee bill.

Application Details

Application Release Date Award Period Due Date
February 1, 2017 2017-2018 School Year April 7, 2017

Please have the following items prepared before beginning your application:

  1. Personal Statement
    1. The personal statement helps in evaluating your financial need for receiving the award. Provide a typed statement (maximum 2 pages) that addresses your financial need. Indicate recent changes in your financial situation (e.g. medical bills, loss of sponsorship), if applicable. 
  2. Scanned bank statements in a .zip or .pdf format
    1. You must provide copies of your monthly bank statements for the most recent three months, including a statement of deposits and balances. Bank statements should be in English.
  3. Scanned Special documentation (if applicable) in a .zip or .pdf format
    1. Submit evidence that substantiates your financial need. Examples would include letter of termination of a scholarship/loss of sponsorship, medical bills, or written documentation of government restrictions on funds/resources permitted out of your country, etc.
  4. Estimated income and expenses for the semester in which you are applying for aid. Please have estimated amounts for the follow items prepared: 
Estimated Income Estimated Expense
Personal Funds Tuition and Fees
Income from Employment Books and Supplies
Scholarships/Fellowships Housing Expenses
Money from Family Food
Money from Sponsor Transportation
Government or Commercial Loans Personal Expenses
Other Income (please specify) Other Expenses (please specify)