Prospective AES Recipients Frequently Asked Questions

No. The ApplyTexas Freshman Admission application also serves as the application for the AES Program.

The AES Office starts the reviewing process in November. We update our review status on our Prospective Freshman webpage once reviewing has begun. This is an ongoing process until funding is exhausted or the priority deadline of March 1. Due to the high volume of applicants, only students awarded an AES are notified.

No specific achievement in any category of the AES award factors, including standardized testing, guarantees a scholarship.

Although letters of recommendation, essays, and resumes are not required for admission, if provided, the AES review committee will consider those documents during the review process.
Students must contact the AES Office at aes@utdallas.edu prior to the March 1 deadline to initiate the AES Re-Review process. Please note, only new academic information not available at the time of admission qualifies a candidate to be reconsidered. New academic information includes improved official SAT or ACT scores and/or an updated transcript.

Students awarded a full-tuition AES award will receive complete coverage of the tuition and mandatory fees. AES tuition and mandatory fee funds are applied to guaranteed tuition plan amounts and supplemental designated tuition fees. Tuition and mandatory fee funds provided by AES do not apply to other required and non-mandatory fees including, but not limited to the following: Other course fees, international student fees, health insurance, fees associated with new student applications, special use fees, required testing, registration, and orientation.

No, we only review first-time-in-college freshman applicants who are admitted for fall terms.

The cash stipend can be used to help defray the costs of a meal plan, books, supplies, and other expenses. The AES Program does not require documentation showing how the stipend was spent.

Students receiving any level of AES award qualify for in-state tuition and fee charges, regardless of their resident 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.

Any third-party, non-tuition specific scholarships in your name submitted to the Office of Financial Aid will be reimbursed to you once any UT Dallas charges not covered by the AES award are deducted. Third-party scholarships that are tuition specific can only be applied toward tuition and fees and will be applied in lieu of your AES tuition funds. Since third-party scholarships can vary significantly and possibly conflict with the AES offer, students are encouraged to address questions regarding third-party scholarships to: FAScholarships@utdallas.edu.

Texas Tomorrow Fund and most pre-paid college savings plans can be applied along with AES towards the cost of attendance. A refund will be issued at the lower rate of the pre-paid tuition plan. For more information about pre-paid college savings plans, please contact the Bursar’s Office.