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Mission Statement

UTA is a comprehensive research, teaching, and public service institution whose mission is the advancement of knowledge and the pursuit of excellence. The University is committed to the promotion of lifelong learning through its academic and continuing education programs and to the formation of good citizenship through its community service learning programs. The diverse student body shares a wide range of cultural values and the University community fosters unity of purpose and cultivates mutual respect. ”

— Founded in 1895

T3 Program Benefits at UTA

By attending UTA, T3 Scholars receive the following benefits and support to help you to and through your higher education journey:

  • Onboarding Program: Required for scholars attending a partner college/university, there are 2 components to the T3 Onboarding Program to complete before your first semester. Be sure to check your personal email for more info beginning spring semester of your senior year. You will hear directly from UTA about Orientation and Maventure Camp.
  • Access to T3 Connect: T3 Connect is a virtual platform to network, stay connected, informed, and engage with T3 staff, T3 ambassadors, representatives at your college, and fellow T3 Scholars. Join or visit T3 Connect TODAY!
  • College Persistence Coaching & Resources:

    • T3 Scholars meet with a designated T3 Persistence Coach as determined by UTA at least once per semester*. (*Required for 1st year scholars only).
    • Attend T3 Signature Events held once a semester (Fall and Spring).
    • Community Engagement** (**Required for 3rd/4th year Scholars only).
  • UTA T3 Ambassadors: The T3 ambassador program is run by students, for students. UTA T3 ambassadors are currently enrolled T3 Scholars who serve to connect you to campus resources while building community and belonging. The T3 ambassador program also offers a paid leadership opportunity for enrolled T3 UTA Scholars interested in working with T3. Learn more here.

T3 Scholarships at UTA

Fast Facts + Resources

T3 Scholarships offered at UTA:

  • Last Dollar Scholarships: All eligible T3 Scholars with a family income of $85,000 or less receive a “last dollar” tuition-only scholarship to UTA for up to 8 consecutive semesters or the completion of a degree. This scholarship covers any remaining tuition costs and mandatory fees after all Pell grants and/or other federal, state, or institutional aid have been applied. Check out the scholarships page for more details.
    • Last Dollar Recipients: Students will receive a hard-copy letter in the mail congratulating recipients by May. They will also receive an email to their UTA email address. If you do not receive the congratulatory letter by May 30, you do not qualify for the T3 Last Dollar Scholarship. Often this is due to missed deadlines or not meeting the income eligibility requirements. There is no appeal process.
    • Click here to learn more about Last Dollar Scholarships at UTA.
    • Have further questions? Check out this comprehensive FAQ on the UTA website!
  • First Dollar Scholarships: Income eligible T3 Scholars who complete all requirements will receive a "first dollar" scholarship of $500 per year to assist with any academic or emergency-related expenses. The scholarship is renewable for up to 8 consecutive semesters or the completion of a degree. Check out the scholarships page for more details.

Here's what you need to know:

  • If scholars do not meet income requirements for T3 scholarships, they are still eligible for other program supports.
  • Last Dollar Scholarships are funded, administered and disbursed by the partner university. Connect with the UTA financial aid office to learn more about your eligibility.
  • First Dollar Scholarships are funded, administered and disbursed directly by T3. Eligible students will be contacted by T3 the Spring/Summer of their Senior year in high school with required next steps.
  • Click here to learn about continued eligibility requirements for ongoing T3 + TCU Scholars who have received T3 Scholarships.

Summer Terms at TCC

Who is eligible?

  • Current T3 Scholars enrolled at a T3 partner university who want to take a TCC summer term only
  • Note: Students graduating high school this spring and taking courses the summer before their first fall immediately following HS graduation are not eligible


  • Apply to TCC
  • Inform T3 Manager of your intent to take summer classes via T3 Connect
  • Submit FAFSA/TASFA to TCC
  • Have a family income of $120,000 or less
  • Enroll in at least one course during a summer term by the registration deadline
    • Update your TCC degree plan to reflect the classes you will be taking. Need help, connect with an academic advisor here.
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, following the minimum SAP requirements necessary


The fourth institution in the state to achieve designation as a Texas Tier One university, a significant milestone of excellence in academics & research


100+ T3 Scholars in Cohort 1 received the Last Dollar Tuition-Only Scholarship at UTA in Fall 2021


Each year, UTA awards more than $20 million in scholarships, making a world-class education accessible to students


In Texas for Transfer Students (U.S. News & World Report)


UTA offers over 180 degree programs with 9 Colleges & Schools


The Princeton Review named UTA as one of the "Best of the West" in its 2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region rankings

Interested in transferring from TCC to UTA?

The TCC to UTA program eases the transfer of credits and helps students achieve a timely degree completion. Take advantage of one-on-one advising, exclusive events, and more.

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