You can finance your degree through combinations of artistic merit awarded by our college, financial aid, university merit, community-matching awards and private scholarships.
Scholarship awards from College of Fine Arts
Most awards from the College of Fine Arts do not require additional applications. All applicants who complete our application requirements by the deadline for their program are considered for artistic merit awards from the College of Fine Arts. All applicants are encouraged to complete the scholarships portion of ApplyTexas.
Texas Advance Commitment
The University of Texas at Austin has committed to covering all tuition costs for Texas students from families who make up to $30,000, and students from families with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of up to $100,000 are guaranteed partial aid. Beginning in fall 2020, tuition will be completely covered for students from families with an AGI of up to $60,000, and students from families with an AGI of $125,000 are guaranteed partial aid. Learn more about the program and eligibility requirements.
Learn more about applying for other university scholarships.
Texas Exes Scholarships
The College of Fine Arts participates in the Forty Acres Scholars Program, the premier full-ride merit-based scholarship for freshman applicants to The University of Texas at Austin. Complete the Texas Exes Scholarship application by December 1 to be considered.
Need-based Financial Aid
To be considered for need-based financial aid, all applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Submit the FAFSA by January 15 to maximize the aid available to you. Financial aid can come in many forms including grants, scholarships, work-study opportunities and loans.
The College of Fine Arts has committed to matching the following community-based scholarships, dollar-for-dollar*, for recipients who major in the College of Fine Arts. Matching is contingent upon students remaining in good-standing and meeting minimum GPA and other requirements for these awards.
*Annual award amounts combined from organization and match may not exceed the cost of UT Austin's annual tuition.
We provide a matching scholarship for up to 4 years for a student receiving certain scholarships from the TILF. COFA will provide a one year scholarship to winners of the TILF UIW One-Act Play contest.
Educational Opportunities (Dallas, TX)
The Dean's Office will provide matching scholarship funding for up to 4 years for freshmen who have also received scholarships from Educational Opportunities.
The Dean's Office will provide up to $4,000 of matching scholarship funding for up to 4 years for students in the UIL AP Arts and Music Theory Scholarship Program that received a scholarship from the O'Donnell Foundation.
McCallum High School (Austin, TX)
The Dean’s Office will provide a $1,000 matching scholarship for up to 4 years for freshmen who have also received the Ruth Denny Memorial Scholarship from the McCallum High School Fine Arts Academy.