Internships and Financial Aid and Scholarship Eligibility

Before applying for an internship, students are encouraged to be prepared to utilize financial aid eligibility if needed for educational related expenses. Please review the following information and complete your certification regarding understanding of financial aid implications related to your upcoming internship request.

Students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) each academic year for financial aid consideration. In addition, students must complete a brief summer financial aid application via their MyUNT account to be considered for summer financial aid.

A student’s financial aid eligibility is determined each award period (fall/spring or summer).  A student may have no remaining aid eligibility in the summer, depending on what financial aid was utilized during the fall/spring award period.  Summer financial aid may help defray the cost of an internship experience, but it may not always be possible and students should ensure they are prepared to address necessary out of pocket expenses.

Students must maintain at least a half-time class load at UNT and demonstrate satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to be eligible for financial aid. SAP is monitored at the end of each term.  Please review SAP requirements here:

If you are a financial aid recipient, you should review the Terms and Conditions of your financial aid award at The following example is provided to ensure enrollment requirements are understood in relation to internship experiences:

  • If UNT internship enrollment is only 3 SCH and the student is not enrolled in any other courses during that term, a student WILL NOT be eligible for financial aid.

If students receive a scholarship(s) to assist with educational expenses and will not be meeting enrollment requirements during an internship, it is the student’s responsibility to contact each awarding department or external donor regarding their established appeal procedure and follow through as advised.  In certain situations, exceptions to enrollment requirements may not be possible.