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Students can view their accounts and make payment online using e-checks, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.  To make payment online students must have their 7-digit myUHV ID and password to access their account.

Cash, personal check, cashier’s check and money order payments can be made in the Finance Office, University West Building, room 115.  No payments are accepted at the Sugar Land or Cinco Ranch locations.

If mailing payment, please make checks payable to University of Houston-Victoria and mail to UHV, 3007 N Ben Wilson, Victoria, TX 77901, Attn: Cashier, University West Bldg., room 115.  Students should include their full name and myUHV ID on their check/money order to ensure accurate posting.  Students should be aware, in order to avoid enrollment cancellation for nonpayment, payments must be received and posted to the student’s account by the end of business on the tuition and fee payment due date, regardless of the postmarked date.

Additionally, students can contact the Bursar’s Office at (361) 570-4833 or at billing@uhv.edu to receive instructions for sending a wire transfer payment to UHV.

Installment Pay Plan
Texas State Law (Texas Education Code, Section 54.007a) allows students to pay tuition and fees in installments over the course of the semester.  Students select this payment option online in myUHV.  This payment option is a two step process.  The first step is to accept the terms of the plan and the second step is to pay the amount due for the first installment prior to the payment deadline.  Registration will be canceled if both steps of the process are not completed prior to the payment deadline.  The installment plan is an option available during the Fall and Spring terms only.

The amount due for the first installment payment will equal 50 percent of total tuition and fee charges plus a $20 installment service charge (nonrefundable).  The remaining tuition and fee balance is divided equally and is 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 after making schedule changes.  A  $12.50 late fee will be charged for each (2nd and 3rd) installment payment that is late.   

 Upon selecting the installment plan students are 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: 

  1. Financial stop on student’s record preventing registration at any UH campus;
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  3. Withholding of grades, degree, and official transcripts;
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  5. Other 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.  These loans are not cash loans.  However, in accepting the terms of the tuition loan students obligate to pay tuition and fees at a later date.  Tuition loans are granted in an amount equal to 100% of total tuition and fees for the current term.  Students request tuition loans online in myUHV under the payment plan link.  The loan duration is 90 days in the fall and spring terms and 30 days in the summer sessions.

TPEG tuition loans are not assessed a loan origination fee.  These loan funds are limited and the 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.  During the summer semester, tuition loan amounts are based on the student’s enrollment status at the time of the loan request.

Institutional tuition loans are assessed a loan origination fee (nonrefundable). The loan amount will equal the TOTAL tuition and fees regardless if payment(s) have been applied to the student’s account and the loan origination fee, which is calculated at a rate of 1.25%, will be calculated on the loan amount. The institutional loan amount will automatically adjust for schedule changes made after the loan has been selected.

Book Loans
Book loans are available to help students pay for books and supplies.  Students request these loans online in myUHV under the payment plan link.  This is a cash loan and funds for these loans are delivered to the student in accordance with the refund preference the student selected in the Jaguar Card activation process (direct deposit to the Jaguar Card [One Account], direct deposit to a bank of choice, or paper check). If a refund preference has not been selected, a paper check will be mailed to the student 21 days after the book loan has been processed by the university.

The book loan amount is calculated at a rate of $40 per semester credit hour up to a maximum of $720 (consortium hours which are being taken at another university are not considered in the calculation of the book loan amount).   No interest or service charge is assessed on book loans.  Loan duration is 45 days in the Fall & Spring sessions and 30 days in the summer sessions.  Only one book loan per student per session will be issued.  During the summer semester, book loan amounts are based on the student’s enrollment status at the time of the loan request.

Third-Party Billing
Agencies outside the University may set up third-parting billing arrangements that pay all or part of a student’s tuition and fees.  The student will be billed for any amount not covered by the third party. Students should submit necessary paperwork to the Bursar Office, University West Building Room 113.

Waivers and Exemptions
Fee waivers and exemptions are issued only for the period in which a student is currently enrolled.  Students should submit necessary paperwork to the Bursar Office, University West Building Room 113.  Below is a list of some of the waivers and exemptions commonly used at UHV.  For a complete listing of all waivers and exemptions available to students please visit http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/  and choose Paying For College, Types of Financial Aid.

Faculty and Dependents (54.059 Texas Education Code) – Teachers, professors and researchers of state institutions of higher education are entitled to register themselves, their spouses, and their children by paying resident tuition and fees.  This residence waiver is without regard to the length of time they have resided in Texas, provided the employees are employed at least one-half time.

Student Employees (54.212 Texas Education Code) – Teaching assistants and research assistants are entitled to register themselves, their spouses and their children by paying the tuition and other fees charged to Texas residents.  This residency waiver is without regard to the length of time they have resided in Texas, provided the students are employed at least one-half time in a teaching or research position relating to their degree program.

Military Personnel and Dependents (54.058 Texas Education Code) – Officers or enlisted personnel of the Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserves of the United States who are assigned to duty in Texas are entitled to register themselves, their spouses and their children at the University by paying Texas resident tuition and fees.  This tuition waiver is without regard to the length of time they have been assigned to duty or resided in the state.

Blind and Deaf Students (Section 54.205 Texas Education Code) – Blind or deaf students who are residents are entitled to exemption from tuition and certain fees if they present:  (1) certification of blindness or deafness (2) proof of Texas residency (3) high school diploma or GED equivalency (4) letter of recommendation by high school principal, clergyman, public official or other responsible individual and (5) letter of student intent.

Senior Citizens (Section 54.210 Texas Education Code) – Senior citizens (persons 65 years and older) who wish to obtain academic credit may enroll for up six semester credit hours of courses offered by the University each term without payment of tuition if space is available and if admission requirements are met.  Students are responsible for the payment of all mandatory fees. Credit hours taken in excess of six hours will be charged normal tuition and fees.  A senior citizen who wishes to audit a course offered by the University may do so without payment of tuition and fees, provided space is available and normal auditing requirements are met.

Texas Veterans (Hazlewood Act, Section 54.203 Texas Education Code) – The University exempts students from paying tuition and fees excluding the student service fee.  Eligibility requirements include:  the student must have resided in Texas for 12 months prior to registration; must have been a legal resident of Texas at the time of entry; must have served in the armed forces at least 180 days of active duty; must have an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions; not be eligible for federal education benefits such as:  Federal Pell or SEOG grants; if eligible, cannot exceed the amount of tuition and fees; not be in default of Hinson-Hazlewood college student loan or a federal loan; and must have less than 150 credit hours taken on the Hazlewood Act since the Fall, 1995.

Children of Disabled Texas Peace Officers and Firefighters (Section 54.204 Texas Education Code) – The University exempts students whose parent has suffered an injury resulting in death or disability sustained in the line of duty.  Eligible parents include full-paid or volunteer firefighters; full-paid municipal, county, or state peace officers; custodial employees of the Texas Department of Corrections, and game wardens.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board must certify the student’s eligibility.

Economic Diversification (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Rule 21.29) The nonresident portion of tuition is waived.  The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition.  Waivers are granted to a limited number of students.  This waiver is available for nonresident and domiciled international students whose families transferred to Texas as a part of the State’s Economic Development and Diversification Plan.  Applications for this waiver can be found online at http://www.collegefortexans.com/apps/financialaid/tofa2.cfm?ID=567

Children of Professional Nurse Faculty and Staff Members (Section 54.221) Tuition only is exempted.  The student must be a Texas resident under 25 years of age.  The faculty or staff member must be a registered nurse and must be employed or under contract at the School of Nursing during all or part of the academic term for which the exemption is sought.  Children of part-time faculty and staff members receive an exemption equivalent to the parent’s percentage of employment.  Eligibility ends when the student has received an exemption for 10 semesters/summer sessions at any institution(s) or has received a baccalaureate degree.  

Clinical Nursing Preceptors and their Dependents (Section 54.222)  Tuition up to $500 is exempted.  The student receiving this exemption must be a Texas resident  under 25 years of age and must be enrolled at the University.  The preceptor must be a registered nurse and must be under a written preceptor agreement with the School of Nursing during the semester for which an exemption is sought.  Eligibility ends when the student has received an exemption for 10 semesters/summer sessions at any institution(s) or has received a baccalaureate degree. 

Competitive Scholarship Recipients (Section 54.064) The nonresident portion of tuition is waived.  The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition.  Waivers are granted to a limited number of students.  To qualify for this waiver a student must be a nonresident or international student receiving competitive scholarships in an amount equal to or greater than $1,000.  Recipients must have competed with other students, including Texas residents, for the award, which must be administered by a school-recognized scholarship committee. 

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. Financial aid students must pay, or select a payment option such as the tuition loan, for any difference between total charges and anticipated air prior to the payment deadline to avoid enrollment cancellation.  Courses will be cancelled in registration order (last course added will be the first course cancelled) if payment in full has not been made or a payment plan option has not been selected by the due date.