What are Short-Term Loans?

Short-term loans are intended to help eligible students with temporary cash flow problems pay the amount due for their *current* tuition and fees (it is not available for any past due balances). The loans are awarded for the minimum amount of tuition and fees each semester. The loans are posted to the student account in order to make the first 10% payment in the fall or spring or the entire payment in a summer semester.

Spring 2022 Short-Term Loan Schedule

Status 3W1 Reg/8W1 8W2
STL becomes available in myUNT Dec. 4th Dec. 4th Dec. 4th
Last day to obtain STL in myUNT Dec. 31st Feb. 28th Mar. 20th
STL due date Mar. 4th Mar. 4th Mar. 4th

How to Get a Short-Term Loan

Students must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for a loan:

  • No outstanding blocks (Service Indicators preventing the student from receiving a Short-Term Loan).
  • No outstanding loans (Service Indicator showing loan default status).

Students can get short-term loans online through their MyUNT portal by following these steps:

  1. Log on to my.unt.edu using your EUID and password.
  2. Click on the Student Account tile.
  3. On the left tab, click on "Short Term Loan."
  4. Read carefully, then click “Continue Processing Loan.”
  5. Read the terms of the loan carefully and print them if you like, then click the check box stating “I accept the terms of the Short Term Loan & Installment Plan.”
  6. To finalize, click “Accept Terms and Proceed with Loan” and you will be taken to a screen stating the amount of your short-term loan.

Repayment Arrangements

Students will automatically be placed on the UNT Installment Plan when obtaining a short-term loan for the fall or spring semesters. Short-term loans can be issued to pay the first installment amount if a student's anticipated aid is not enough to cover the first installment amount. A one-time 1% origination fee will be charged at the time of the loan in addition to the $20.00 charge for being placed on the installment plan.

All loans must be repaid by the established due date in order to avoid collection costs. Unpaid loans are subject to being submitted to an outside collection agency.

The following fees are not covered by a short-term loan and must be paid before a short-term loan is awarded: Property Deposit, Late Registration Fee, Sponsored student fees, THEA fee, Credit by exam fee and Miscellaneous Fees (parking, health center, new student orientation fee).

Other Short-Term and Emergency Loan Options

Eligible students may be able to get short-term loans to address unanticipated or emergency expenses from the Student Money Management Center (SMMC), including: Memorial Loans, Bailey Loans, Green Loans, Boots-to-Books (B2B) Loans and Sewell Loans. The SMMC also provides free personal financial and money management education to UNT Denton-campus students. Visit moneymanagement.unt.edu/loan for more information. 

You can also learn more about loans, scholarships, grants and work-study opportunities at the UNT Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website at financialaid.unt.edu.