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Payments and Financial Aid

Payments and Financial Aid


Registering for a course constitutes an agreement to pay for it. All registrations received will incur a minimum fee of $95, even if a registration is subsequently withdrawn or if the student drops the course.

Students may pay by credit card (Discover, MasterCard or Visa) at the time of registration. Other payment types will require invoicing:

  • Check or Money Order:  Make checks or money orders payable to The University of Texas at Austin.  Checks returned for insufficient funds must be cleared by the university's Office of Accounting within ten days of notification. There is a $25 service charge for returned checks.

  • Military Benefits:  For your registration to be processed, provide your approved Military Tuition Assistance Authorization Form via email to or fax to 512-471-2905.

  • Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits:  Please contact the Student Veterans Services at UT Austin (512) 475-7540 for instructions and for processing of your benefits. The VA office will direct you for next steps and work with our office.

  • Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan (TGTP):  If using TGTP to pay for a course, select this option in the Payment section of the online checkout process and enter the account number where prompted. After submitting your registration, provide your In-state Enrollment Verification Letter through email to

  • Texas Tuition Promise Fund (TTPF):  If using a TTPF to pay for a course, enter the account number into the payment section during the online checkout process. You will also need to provide your Authorized Use of TTPF Benefits-Section 3 from your Texas Tuition Promise Fund account. Include the last four digits of your social security number when you submit this form to our office through email to

Financial Aid

Federal or state subsidized financial aid is not available if you are only taking courses with University Extension.

Students Simultaneously Enrolled at UT Austin:  In most cases, University Extension’s semester courses can count toward your full course load certification for financial aid and similar certifications as long as you meet the required minimum daytime enrollment hours and are making satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. If approved, students pay for their University Extension course and take their receipt to Financial Aid, which will then reimburse students out of their award if applicable. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Students may not use their financial aid award toward any self-paced online courses.

Students Enrolled at Another School:  If you are receiving financial aid at another institution of higher education, University Extension can issue you a letter at your request certifying your registration. You may include this with other documentation of courses in applying for financial aid, but we cannot guarantee it will be accepted.

Tax Credits and Tax Forms

The IRS 1098T form is issued to students with qualified tuition and fee expenses paid in the previous calendar year. The forms are generated by UT’s Office of Accounting and are available to view and print after January 31. Students can retrieve them electronically at My IRS 1098T Tax Form and will receive them by mail at the address on file for the student.

For detailed information on tax credits and deductions, consult the university’s Office of Accounting website. Check with your tax advisor about using University Extension courses for educational tax credits.


Texas Exes

Members of Texas Exes are eligible for a $50 discount on courses worth three or more credit hours. A $25 discount is offered for courses of less than three credit hours. To qualify for the discount, you must be a member at the time of registration.

To claim a discount, register online, then immediately send an email to with your UT EID and Texas Exes member ID. After verification you will be refunded the appropriate discount amount.

UT Austin Employees

UT Austin employees who have been employed for at least four months, work at least twenty hours per week, and are benefits-eligible qualify for a 10% course discount. To qualify for the discount, you must meet these criteria at the time of registration.

To claim a discount, register online, then send an email to with your UT EID and request for a UT Austin employee discount, immediately. After verification, you will be refunded the appropriate discount amount.