Financial Aid Application Process
1. Apply for Financial Aid
The financial aid application is called the FAFSA. Apply online at fafsa.ed.gov and indicate the UTEP school code of 003661.
Be sure to use FAFSA's "Data Retrieval Tool". If you haven't filed your taxes this year, no problem! The FAFSA requires Prior-Prior-Year (PPY) taxes. For example, for the 2020 - 2021 school year the FAFSA requests 2018 taxes, 2021-2022 school year will request 2019 taxes.
Please be advised that effective for the 2020-2021 financial aid award year, the FAFSA filing priority date for the state of Texas is January 15, 2020.
2. Submit additional documents
If you are required to submit additional documents, log into your Goldmine account. Please submit documents as soon as possible.
3. Receive Financial Aid award notification
New students will receive a Financial Aid award letter through the mail to their mailing address as indicated on the UTEP information system.
Returning UTEP students will receive an award via your UTEP email account. Awards can be checked on Goldmine (login to goldmine.utep.edu).
4. Accept your Financial Aid award
You must be admitted to UTEP before you can complete this last step of the process. To complete the process and receive your aid, you must agree to accept terms and conditions of your aid. To accept your award, please visit goldmine.utep.edu.
5. What happens next?
Financial aid funds are credited directly to the student’s billing account. Any remaining funds after the student’s bill is paid will be issued by Student Business Services (SBS) as a refund. Aid is disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class allowing time for a refund to be generated so that students may purchase books. Students may seek assistance from SBS if they have any issues in regards to refunds not being available for purchase of books.
Special Circumstances Consideration
If you or your parents have experienced a significant and prolonged severe decline in family income, you might be eligible for a review of your financial aid award. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (915) 747-5204 and ask to speak with a Financial Aid Advisor who will determine if a re-evaluation of your financial situation may be possible.
Federal School Code: 003661