Current AES Recipient Frequently Asked Questions

Prior to the first day of class and Census Day, you may see a balance in EZ Pay that does not show the disbursement of your AES. Your AES awards will disburse between the first day of class and Census Day. See the Academic Calendar for all important dates like Census Day. All AES Scholars meeting the AES Requirements receive a scholarship protection on their accounts. This protection prevents AES recipients from being dropped due to non-payment until Census Day of the term.

AES award disbursement could be impacted by several factors such as holds, course load, and visa status. As it relates to visa status, per IRS Revenue Code 117, visa holders not eligible for work authorization may not receive the cash stipend, as it is considered taxable income.

No. Renewal of an AES award is only based on enrollment and the AES Academic Requirements.

To request reinstatement of your scholarship, submit an Appeal for Exception to Policy prior to census day (the 14th day of class) of the current semester.

AES Scholars who graduate with semester(s) of eligibility remaining may request to utilize those towards a degree-seeking graduate program. AES funds cannot be used towards another baccalaureate degree, post-baccalaureate, or graduate certificate. To request Graduate Usage, students must be in meeting the AES Requirements, enrollment must be continuous after undergraduate graduation, and students must receive approval from the AES Program prior to enrolling in graduate courses. Complete the online Graduate Usage Form.

AES recipients who enroll in less than 15 unique credit hours must submit an AES Exemption to Hours Request. AES scholars must always be enrolled in at least 12 unique credit hours in a semester and be on track for a timely graduation. Please note a reduction in credit hours may impact other financial aid.

No, we do not upgrade AES awards for students who perform well academically at UT Dallas. We encourage AES Scholars to seek other scholarship opportunities available at UT Dallas.

No. The AES Program is a unique UT Dallas institutional scholarship.

Unfortunately, the AES Program cannot award additional semesters of eligibility beyond the eight originally offered to AES recipients even if students take less than 15 unique UT Dallas hours per semester.