Vocational Rehabilitation

The Texas Rehabilitation Commission offers assistance for tuition and required fees to students who have certain physical or emotional disabilities, provided the vocational objective selected by the disabled person has been approved by an appropriate representative of the Commission. Through this state agency, other rehabilitation services are available to assist disabled persons to become employable.

Application for this type of assistance should be made to the nearest rehabilitation office. Inquiries may be addressed to the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, 4102 N. Navarro, Victoria, Texas 77901.

Veterans ' Benefits

UH-Victoria is approved by the Texas Education Agency for VA educational benefits for veterans, children and spouses under Chapters 32 and 35, Title 38, U.S. Code. Student veterans may receive assistance in applying for benefits from the Office of Financial Aid. To expedite payments, veterans should contact the Office of Financial Aid at least 60 days prior to the first class day of each semester or term to complete all necessary paper work for that period of study. Co-enrolled students must inquire with the UHV VA Officer regarding additional documentation required for his/her file. The student file may be certified 10 days prior to the first class day of each semester.

The Montgomery G I Bill

The Montgomery G I Bill (Chapter 30) Active Duty Program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Generally these benefits are payable up to 10 years following release from active duty.

The Montgomery G I Bill (Chapter 1606) Selected Reserve Program or the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607) may be available if the student is a member of Selected Reserve (Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard Reserve and the Air National Guard Reserve).

Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components. VA makes the payments to the student. The student may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of educational benefits. Benefit entitlements end 10 years from the date of the student 's eligibility for the program or on the day he or she leaves the selected reserve.

Survivors and Dependents' Education Assistance Program (DEA Chapter 35) offers up to 45 months of education benefits.

Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Program (Chapter 31) eligibility for the Veterans benefits is determined by the Vocational Rehabilitation Office in Houston, Texas.

Texas veterans who have no eligibility remaining under any program of the United States government may be eligible for exemption of tuition and certain fees under the provisions of the Hazlewood Act

Additional information regarding Veterans Benefits may be obtained by visiting the VA Website www.gibill.va.gov.

For Additional Information:

Veteran 's Administration Regional Office
P. O. Box 8888
Muskogee OK 74402
1-888-442-4551

Websites students may want to visit regarding financial aid are:

www.uhv.edu/ofa www.collegefortexans.com
www.adventuresineducation.org www.fastweb.com
www.FAFSA.ed.gov www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/Students
www.nslds.ed.gov www.uhv.edu/MyPeoplesoft/

Disbursement of Financial Aid

Financial aid for eligible students will begin on the first class day to the student's account. Each semester enrollment and eligibility reviews are conducted prior to authorizing the release of aid. Aid is awarded based on anticipated enrollment and aid is disbursed based on actual enrollment. If discrepancies are found, the disbursement of aid will be delayed until all discrepancies are resolved. Eligibility and enrollment reviews are also conducted after the census date. Aid will be adjusted accordingly if necessary. If the disbursed aid results in a credit on the student's account, a refund check will be mailed to the student.

Revisions of Financial Aid Awards

Financial aid eligibility will be reviewed between the 1st through 12th class day. If a student adds or drops courses through the 12th class day, all financial aid awards will be reevaluated.

CHANGE IN COURSE LOAD BETWEEN THE 1ST AND 12TH CLASS DAY (MAINTAINING AT LEAST HALF-TIME ENROLLMENT STATUS): Financial aid eligibility will be reviewed between the 1st through 12th class day. If a student adds or drops courses, all financial aid awards will be reevaluated. Downward financial aid adjustments may result in the student repaying a portion of any financial aid received. The tuition refund may be sent to the lender or returned to the state or institutional fund(s). Courses dropped after the 12th class day will not cause a reevaluation of aid awarded. Dropped courses will be taken into consideration during the review of the student’s satisfactory academic progress.

Pending fund availability, some financial aid awards will be increased if the student added additional courses.

DROPPING BELOW HALF-TIME PRIOR TO THE 13TH CLASS DAY: Loan recipients who drop below half time prior to the 13th class day may have the tuition refund amount sent to the lender by UHV. The student's lender will be notified of the student's enrollment status change which will cause his or her grace period to begin. Students must return the remaining amount of the loan according to the terms of the loan. Returning the funds may result in a student account balance due to UHV.

All grant and scholarship awards will be adjusted accordingly which may result in the student repaying a portion of any financial aid disbursed in the form of a refund check. The student must pay UHV for tuition and fees, if applicable, for continued enrollment in courses in a less than half-time status.

WITHDRAWALS BETWEEN 1st AND 12th CLASS DAY: Students who withdraw prior to the 13th class day will have the Return to Title IV calculation computed for all Federal aid disbursed. A portion of the student's federal aid will be adjusted downward which may result in the student repaying a portion of federal aid disbursed. Refer to the Return of Title IV Funds Policy for withdrawals on or after the 1st class day.

One hundred percent of all institutional and state financial aid will be returned to the funds. Financial aid adjustments may result in the student repaying a portion of any financial aid disbursed.

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