The Office of Student Financial Aid is here to help provide a smooth transition for transfer students who need financial assistance to attend The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).
Transfer students interested in receiving financial assistance to help pay for college costs should be officially admitted. In addition, undergraduate students who are transferring to UTEP from another postsecondary institution must submit their academic transcript(s) to the University’s Undergraduate Admissions Office. Visit UTEP’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment website for more information.
Transfer students are eligible for a variety of financial assistance even though financial aid does not transfer between institutions and a student’s financial award may differ from one college to the next. The following step-by-step guide will assist you in receiving financial aid at UTEP:
To ensure a smooth transition to UTEP and to ensure your financial aid is disbursed in a timely manner, we recommend the following to be completed. It is recommended that you follow the steps below:
Visit UTEP’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment website for more information.
Note: If you have previously submitted a FAFSA that lists only your current institution, you must add UTEP’s Federal School Code to your FAFSA.
Steps for Updating Your FAFSA School Code:
- Log into the FAFSA website.
- Click on Make FAFSA Corrections
- Navigate to the School Selection
- Click the Add a School
- Enter UTEP’s School Code (003661) in the Federal School Code box and click Search. The University of Texas at El Paso should populate automatically. Check the box, then click the ADD button, and click
- Proceed to Sign and Submit
- Student should receive an email confirmation from Federal Student Aid. Students should review this email to ensure all information provided on the FAFSA is correct.
- Once UTEP receives your FAFSA data, students will be notified via the student’s UTEP email address of either a Financial Aid Award offer or a request for additional documentation.
- Some students may be selected for Verification by the Federal Processing Center and/or additional documentation is needed to verify a student’s eligibility for financial aid.
- Student’s selected for Verification will receive an email from ProVerifier+ with a link to complete the Verification process on the ProVerifier+ Portal.
- Students must resolve and submit any unsatisfied requirements as soon as possible in order to complete the financial aid process.
- To view your unsatisfied requirements, you will need to know your UTEP credentials (username/password).
* For assistance with UTEP credentials, contact UTEP’s Help Desk at (915) 747-4357.
- Log into Goldmine.utep.edu → Financial Aid tab → My Eligibility → Student Requirements → Aid Year
- Once you have been awarded, a financial aid award notification will be sent to your UTEP email.
- To view and accept your award(s) in Goldmine:
- Click on Financial Aid
- My Award Information
- Award by Aid Year
- Select the applicable year
- Click on Accept Award Offer tab
- If you plan to accept a Federal Student Loan and are a first time borrower, you must complete the following at StudentAid.gov:
- Entrance Counseling
- Master Promissory Note
- Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
- All financial aid award(s), including scholarships, are awarded assuming you will be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more). If you enroll less than full-time, financial aid may be adjusted accordingly.
- All courses must be part of a student’s Degree Plan to be eligible for financial aid funds.
- Financial aid disburses 10 days prior to the official first day of classes. If you have not completed the financial aid process, we recommend you contact the Office of Student Business Services (SBS) to discuss payment options.
- Enroll in Direct Deposit.
In accordance with federal regulations, in order to remain eligible for financial aid, students must continue making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward their degree. SAP is measured by reviewing a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA), the pace at which a student completes coursework, and the maximum timeframe in which a student may complete an academic program. As a transfer student, it is important to be aware that the maximum timeframe cannot exceed 150% of the student’s program of study/degree. For example, if the program requires 120 credit hours, the maximum timeframe is calculated as follows:
120 credit hours x 150% = 180 maximum credit hours
This calculation includes all transfer credit hours attempted at any college or university prior to attending and while enrolled at UTEP.
To learn more about UTEP’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.
Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need and have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree. The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over the student’s lifetime is limited by federal law to be the equivalent of six years at full-time of Pell Grant funding (600%). Transfer students receiving Pell Grant should monitor their Pell Grant usage on their Student Dashboard at StudentAid.gov.
Additional Support Services:
Federal School Code: 003661