Billing and Financial Information

Bursar Office, University West, Suite 114
3007 N Ben Wilson, Victoria, Texas 77901

For Billing and Financial questions, telephone Student Solutions:

(361) 573-0000 or toll-free (800) 687-3738

Fax:  (361) 580-5522

Email:  billing@uhv.edu

Tuition and Fees*

Policies governing the payment or refund of tuition, fees, and other charges are approved by the Board of Regents of the University of Houston System and comply with applicable state statutes.  Tuition and fees are subject to change by university or legislative action and become effective on the date enacted.  For clarification of any matter relating to the payment or refund of charges, a student should contact the Bursar’s Office.  

Forms of Payment

Payment may be made by cash, check, money order, cashier’s check, or credit card.  Payment may be made in person (Victoria location only) or by mail.  Credit card payments using MasterCard, Visa and Discover must be made online through PeopleSoft Self Service http://www.uhv.edu/MyPeopleSoft . No payments are accepted at the Sugar Land or Cinco Ranch locations.

Installment Pay Plan

Students may pay tuition and fees in three installments.  To initiate this payment plan option, students must apply for the option online, accept  a promissory note and make the first installment payment prior to the payment deadline.  The installment agreement  can be found online under the payment plan link in PeopleSoft Self Service.  Registration will be canceled if the promissory note is not accepted AND the first installment payment is not posted before the payment deadline.  The installment plan is an option students may select during the Fall and Spring terms only.   

The first installment is one-half payment of tuition and fees plus the $20 installment service charge (nonrefundable). The remaining tuition and fee balance is equally divided and payable in the second and third installments.   Drop and add activity may affect a student’s installment schedule.    Students are responsible for reviewing their account online and paying any additional amount due after making schedule changes.  A $12.50 late fee will be charged for each installment payment that is late.

Upon selecting the installment plan students are still responsible for future installment payments if courses are dropped or the student withdraws after the tuition refund period has expired.  Students who fail to make full payment on time, including any late fees, may be subject to one or more of the following actions:

  • financial stop on student’s record preventing registration to any UH campus;
  • withholding of grades, degree, and official transcripts;
  • all penalties and actions authorized by law or university policy.


Tuition and Fee Loans

Tuition and fee loans are available to help students pay tuition and fees to avoid enrollment cancellation.  Students request tuition loans online through PeopleSoft Self Service.  Loan proceeds apply directly to the student’s account and cover 100% of total tuition and fee charges (payments and financial aid awards are not taken into consideration when the loan amount is calculated) for the current semester. The loan duration is 90 days in the fall and spring semesters and 30 days in the summer sessions.   

TPEG tuition loans are not assessed a loan origination fee.  These loan funds are limited and loans are disbursed on a first come first serve basis.  TPEG loans do not adjust to cover courses added after the loan has been selected.  Only one TPEG loan will be issued per student per semester.      

Institutional  tuition loans are assessed a loan origination fee.  The loan origination fee is calculated at a rate of 1.25% of the original loan amount.             

Book Loans

Book loans are available to help students pay for books and supplies.  Students request book loans online through PeopleSoft Self Service.  Book loan proceeds are disbursed to students in the form of a check and mailed to the student’s mailing address of record.  The book loan amount is calculated at a rate of $35 per semester credit hour up to a maximum of $630 for 18 credit hours.  No interest or other service charges are assessed on book loans.  Loan duration is generally 30-60 days.  Only one book loan per student per semester will be issued.    

Enrollment Cancellation

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure payment has been posted to their student account by the payment deadlines published on the Important Dates and Deadlines Calendar found on the UHV homepage:  www.uhv.edu .  To avoid enrollment cancellation students should check their accounts online after making schedule changes and, if required, pay additional charges for added courses before the payment deadline.  Cancellation for non-payment will occur after the close of business on the due date.  If payment has not made in full and the student has not obligated to pay all unpaid charges under a payment plan, unpaid courses will be cancelled in registration order (last course(s) added will be the first course(s) selected for enrollment cancellation).  

Tuition and Fees*

Although every attempt is made to ensure that the information placed in this catalog is accurate and timely, tuition and fees are subject to change by University or Legislative action.

  •  Undergraduate Tuition—Texas Resident: Tuition for resident undergraduate courses is $137.00 per semester credit hour.

  •  Graduate Tuition—Texas Resident: Tuition for resident graduate courses is  $205.00 per semester credit hour.

  •  Undergraduate Tuition—Non-Resident/International: Tuition for undergraduate students who are non-Texas residents and citizens of any country other than the United States is $418.00 per semester credit hour.

  •  Graduate Tuition—Non-Resident/International: Tuition for graduate students who are non-Texas residents and citizens of any country other than the United States is $436.00 per semester credit hour.

  •  Student Service Fee:  $16.50 per semester credit hour/maximum $150. A compulsory fee charged all students that provides funding for student service activities that are apart from the regularly scheduled academic functions. The fee defrays the costs of transcripts, graduation applications, student advising, career planning and placement, job fairs, student government and student organizations, student financial aid operations, student publications and other activities that benefit students.

  •  International Student Service Fee: $50 per term.  A fee charged to international students (Not US citizen or Legal Permanent Resident) to offset administrative costs for international admission assistance,  international education credential evaluation, advising, assisting students with USCIS processes and SEVIS reporting.

  •  Student Teaching Fee: $15 per course/maximum $45.  A course specific fee to defray costs associated with student teacher supervision.

  •  Graduate Business Course Fee: $75 per semester credit hour for graduate business courses only.  Fee to offset special needs of the graduate business programs, including skills assessment, orientation, electronic research data bases, and software acquisitions.

  •  School of Nursing Course Fee:  $14 per semester credit hour for Nursing courses only.  Fee to offset special needs of the Nursing program, including skills testing, uniforms, malpractice insurance, school pin, pinning ceremony, skills lab, clinical site supervision and visits.

  •  Library Fee:  $3 per semester credit hour.  This fee is assessed to all students in order to increase the Library’s ability to provide essential information resources, technology, and services. 

  •  Reinstatement Fee:  A $50 fee charged to students requesting reinstatement of a cancelled registration for failing to pay tuition and fees by the payment due date.  This non-refundable fee offsets administrative costs for reinstatements.

  •  Extended Access & Support Fee:  $24 per semester credit hour.  A compulsory fee charged all students to provide the support needed to ensure quality delivery of off-campus and electronically delivered instruction and services.

  •  Late Payment Fee: $25 fee charged for late payments on an Installment Pay Plan or any loan ($12.50 per installment).  Students who are delinquent on their financial obligations cannot register or be issued official transcripts until university indebtedness has been paid in full.

Other Fees

  •  Late Registration, $50
  •  Thesis / Dissertation Actual Charges (estimate), $10
  •  Copyright Fee Registration, $20
  •  Examination, Advanced Standing (per course), $15
  •  NSF / Returned Check Fee, $30

*All fees are subject to change by University or Legislative action.


Schedule of Charges

The Schedule of Charges reflects tuition and mandatory fees as determined by residence status and the number of hours registered.  The schedule below does not include late registration fees, student teaching fees, graduate business fees, nursing fees or other course dependent fees.  Students should add these charges to the amount shown in the totals column found in the chart.  Tuition and fees are subject to change as necessitated by university or legislative action.

UG – Undergraduate students GR – Graduate students

R – Texas Residents   N – Non-Residents who are U.S. Citizens  F – International Students

Tuition

Fees

TOTALS

Sem.

Hours

UG

(R)

Tuition

GR

(R)

Tuition

UG

(N&F)

Tuition

GR

(N&F)

Tuition

Student Service Fee

Extended

Access &

Support

Library

Use

Fee

UG

(R)

Total

GR

(R)

Total

UG

(N&F)

Total

GR

(N&F)

Total

Per Term:  Fall 2008 or Spring 2009

Tuition

Fees

TOTALS

22

$3014

$4510

$9196

$9592

$150

$528

$66

$3758

$5254

$9940

$10,336

21

$2877

44305

$8778

$9156

$150

$504

$63

$3594

$5022

$9495

$9873

20

$2740

$4100

$8360

$8720

$150

$480

$60

$3430

$4790

$9050

$9410

19

$2603

$3895

$7942

$8284

$150

$456

$57

$3266

$4558

$8605

$8947

18

$2466

$3690

$7524

$7848

$150

$432

$54

$3102

$4326

$8160

$8484

17

$2329

$3485

$7106

$7412

$150

$408

$51

$2938

$4094

$7715

$8021

16

$2192

$3280

$6688

$6976

$150

$384

$48

$2774

$3862

$7270

$7558

15

$2055

$3075

$6270

$6540

$150

$360

$45

$2610

$3630

$6825

$7095

14

$1918

$2870

$5852

$6104

$150

$336

$42

$2446

$3398

$6380

$6632

13

$1781

$2665

$5434

$5668

$150

$312

$39

$2282

$3166

$5935

$6169

12

$1644

$2460

$5016

$5232

$150

$288

$36

$2118

$2934

$5490

$5706

11

$1507

$2255

$4598

$4796

$150

$264

$33

$1954

$2702

$5045

$5243

10

$1370

$2050

$4180

$4360

$150

$240

$30

$1790

$2470

$4600

$4780

9

$1233

$1845

$3762

$3924

$150

$216

$27

$1626

$2238

$4155

$4317

8

$1096

$1640

$3344

$3488

$150

$192

$24

$1462

$2006

$3710

$3854

7

$959

$1435

$2926

$3052

$150

$168

$21

$1298

$1774

$3265

$3391

6

$822

$1230

$2508

$2616

$150

$144

$18

$1134

$1542

$2820

$2928

5

$685

$1025

$2090

$2180

$125

$120

$15

$945

$1285

$2350

$2440

4

$548

$820

$1672

$1744

$100

$96

$12

$756

$1028

$1880

$1952

3

$411

$615

$1254

$1308

$75

$72

$9

$567

$771

$1410

$1464

2

$274

$410

$836

$872

$50

$48

$6

$378

$514

$940

$976

1

$137

$205

$418

$436

$25

$24

$3

$189

$257

$470

$488

Ten Week Summer 2009 Session

Sem.

Hours

UG

(R)

Tuition

GR

(R)

Tuition

UG (N&F) Tuition

GR

(N&F)

Tuition

Student Service Fee

Extend. Access

Fee

Lib.

Use

Fee

UG (R)

Total

GR

(R) Total

UG

(N&F)

Total

GR

(N&F)

Total

Tuition

Fees

TOTALS

12

$1644

$2460

$5016

$5232

$150

$288

$36

$2118

$2934

$5490

$5706

11

$1507

$2255

$4598

$4796

$150

$264

$33

$1954

$2702

$5045

$5243

10

$1370

$2050

$4180

$4360

$150

$240

$30

$1790

$2470

$4600

$4780

9

$1233

$1845

$3762

$3924

$150

$216

$27

$1626

$2238

$4155

$4317

8

$1096

$1640

$3344

$3488

$150

$192

$24

$1462

$2006

$3710

$3854

7

$959

$1435

$2926

$3052

$150

$168

$21

$1298

$1774

$3265

$3391

6

$822

$1230

$2508

$2616

$150

$144

$18

$1134

$1542

$2820

$2928

5

$685

$1025

$2090

$2180

$125

$120

$15

$945

$1285

$2350

$2440

4

$548

$820

$1672

$1744

$100

$96

$12

$756

$1028

$1880

$1952

3

$411

$615

$1254

$1308

$75

$72

$9

$567

$771

$1410

$1464

2

$274

$410

$836

$872

$50

$48

$6

$378

$514

$940

$976

1

$137

$205

$418

$436

$25

$24

$3

$189

$257

$470

$488


Five Week Summer 2009 Session

Sem.

Hours

UG

(R)

Tuition

GR

(R)

Tuition

UG (N&F) Tuition

GR

(N&F)

Tuition

Student Service Fee

Extend. Access

Fee

Lib.

Use

Fee

UG (R)

Total

GR

(R) Total

UG

(N&F)

Total

GR

(N&F)

Total

Tuition

Fees

TOTALS

12

$1644

$2460

$5016

$5232

$75

$288

$36

$2043

$4859

$5415

$4631

11

$1507

$2255

$4598

$4796

$75

$264

$33

$1879

$2627

$4970

$5168

10

$1370

$2050

$4180

$4360

$75

$240

$30

$1715

$2395

$4525

$4705

9

$1233

$1845

$3762

$3924

$75

$216

$27

$1551

$2163

$4080

$4242

8

$1096

$1640

$3344

$3488

$75

$192

$24

$1387

$1931

$3635

$3779

7

$959

$1435

$2926

$3052

$75

$168

$21

$1223

$1699

$3190

$3316

6

$822

$1230

$2508

$2616

$75

$144

$18

$1059

$1467

$2745

$2853

5

$685

$1025

$2090

$2180

$75

$120

$15

$895

$1235

$2300

$2390

4

$548

$820

$1672

$1744

$75

$96

$12

$731

$1003

$1855

$1927

3

$411

$615

$1254

$1308

$75

$72

$9

$567

$771

$1410

$1464

2

$274

$410

$836

$872

$50

$48

$6

$378

$514

$940

$976

1

$137

$205

$418

$436

$25

$24

$3

$189

$257

$470

$488

Tuition and Fee Refunds (Section 54.006, Texas Higher Education Code)

The University is a State of Texas Institution of Higher Education and refunds are issued in accordance with the State of Texas Higher Education Code, Section 54.006.  Tuition refunds will be processed and mailed to the student’s mailing address after the 20th class day during the Fall and Spring semesters and 15th Class day for Summer sessions (20th and 15th class dates are published in the Important Dates and Deadlines Calendar (http://www.uhv.edu/oar/Calendar.asp) .  In accordance with MasterCard, Visa, and Discover guidelines, refunds will be issued back to the credit card used in the payment transaction.

Prior to enrolling students are responsible for ensuring they meet course requirements and prerequisites.  Unmet course requirements including course prerequisites are insufficient grounds for a refund of tuition and fees should students drop or withdraw after refund deadlines.

Course load reductions may affect financial aid eligibility.  Students that have been awarded financial aid should contact the Office of Financial Aid prior to making schedule changes.    

Withdrawals Refunds

The University will refund a percentage of the tuition and required fees to students withdrawing from all courses at the institution according to the schedules below.  Class days, including Saturdays during the fall and spring terms, are counted from the first official class day of a term.    The first official class date of the term may differ from the actual start date of a course.  Upon withdrawal, any remaining balance on the student account becomes due immediately.          

Fall and Spring Withdrawal Refund Schedule:

Prior to the first official class day                  100%

During the first five class days                         80%

During the second five class days                    70%

During the third five class days                        50%

During the fourth five class days                      25%

After the fourth five class days                  No Refund

Five & Ten Week Summer Term Withdrawal Refund Schedule:

Prior to the first official class day                   100%

During the first three class days                        80%

During the second three class days                   50%

After the second three class days              No Refund     

Dropped Course Refunds

Students who officially drop a course within the first twelve official class days of a fall or spring term or the first four official class days of a summer session will receive a 100% refund of the tuition and fees charged for the dropped courses provided they remain enrolled in other credit courses at UHV.  

Tuition Refund Appeals

Tuition appeals are considered for medical emergency, military duty, natural or national emergency, or university error.  Appeals must be submitted by the close of the long semester (fall or spring) immediately following the semester for which charges are being appealed.  To initiate the tuition refund appeal, students must complete and return the UHV Appeal Form to the office of Admissions and Records.  The appeal form is available online under the forms link located under the Admission Office  (http://www.uhv.edu/oar/Forms.asp)   A letter of explanation and supporting documentation, if relevant, must accompany the completed form.    

General Information

Student services and privileges, including library services, use of computer labs and parking terminate when a student cancels registration or withdraws from the University.  Stopping payment on a check used to pay tuition and fees is NOT official notice of cancellation, withdrawal or dropping of courses and WILL NOT release the student from their financial obligation for those courses.

Tuition Rebate for Certain Undergraduates

(Set by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board):  Tuition rebates up to a maximum of $1,000 are available for qualified students who have attempted no more than 3 hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required to complete the degree as defined by the catalog under which they were graduated.  Qualified students must apply for the rebate at the time they apply for graduation.  For further information, email the Office of Admissions and Records at admissionsandregistration@uhv.edu or call 361-570-4110.  

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