Notice (Please Read):

MyStar has revised the method for processing scholarship checks to comply with federal regulations and ensure consistency for all UTMB students. Student Enrollment now is required to reflect all scholarships/awards on each student’s financial aid records and report these to the Internal Revenue Service annually.

Tuition and other fee balances automatically will be paid first when a scholarship is applied to your account to resolve any outstanding obligations to the university. Any remaining funds will be direct deposited or mailed to you.

Instructions for Applicants

Scholarship Application Open for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The date will be announced for when the Online Scholarship Application will be opened in September to all new and continuing students and can be accessed via mySTAR. A list of all institutional scholarships available can be found at, as well as login instructions and how to apply.

If you want to be considered for need-based scholarships, you must complete the 2016/2017 Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to applying.

All students who have completed a FAFSA or applied for financial aid for the 2015/2016 academic year should complete their Renewal FAFSA by going to after you have completed your tax return. When completing the FAFSA it is highly recommended that you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which allows your tax return information to auto populate the FAFSA. If you do not do this, you may be required to file a correction to your FAFSA. You will need a Personal Identification Number (or PIN) to electronically sign your application.  If you do not have, or cannot remember your PIN, you can obtain one at Once on the site, students may begin filling their FAFSA via the “Filling Out a FAFSA” section.

If you did not complete for 2015/2016, you will need go to establish a pin number in order to complete the 2016/2017 FAFSA.

NOTE: Please allow 5-7 business days for your completed FAFSA to be uploaded into our system.

The deadline to complete your scholarship application(s) will also be announced in the near future. Any questions please contact Anne Hale at 409-772-9796 regarding website, if you have any questions regarding Scholarship Awards, please contact Denise Reed at