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Office of Financial Aid
UHV 2017-2018 Financial Aid Estimator

The Financial Aid Estimator allows you to obtain an estimate of your annual (fall and spring) financial aid awards. The awards are only an estimate which is based on the assumption that the information you provide is accurate. The financial aid awards cannot exceed your cost of attendance.

If you already have your Student Aid Report (results from your FAFSA), it may only take about 3 minutes to calculate your estimated financial aid awards. If you have not completed the FAFSA yet, it is helpful to have a copy of your most recent tax return and W-2s available in order to complete the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) question. If you have to compute the EFC, the process to estimate your financial aid awards may take approximately 12 minutes.

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Student's Current Education Level

Students who are working on their first or subsequent baccalaureate degree should select "Undergraduate" student.

Only select "Graduate" if you have already completed (or are nearing completion of) a baccalaureate degree and have applied for entry into a graduate program.


Semester Credit Course Load

Indicate the highest anticipated number of credit hours you will be enrolled in for the fall or spring semester.

Enrollment Status Undergraduate Hours Graduate Hours
Full-time 12 or more credit hours 9 or more credit hours
Three-quarter time 9-11 credit hours 6-8 credit hours
Half-time 6-8 credit hours 5 credit hours
Less than half-time 1-5 credit hours 1-4 credit hours

For more information, visit the UHV Financial Aid website at:


Current Student's Housing Plan

The answer to this question is factored when determining your cost of attendance, which can have an impact on your cost of attendance.


Federal College Work Study Program

The Federal College Work Study Program provides part-time employment for undergraduate or graduate students who have financial need. Students employed under this program are paid an hourly wage (no benefits), are paid biweekly, and work approximately 20 hours per week. The average award is $3,000 per year.

Only degree seeking undergraduates and graduate professional students who are U.S. citizens or who are in the U.S. on a permanent resident visa are eligible for the program. Applicants must be enrolled at the University for at least three credit hours and be in good academic standing as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. A student’s satisfactory academic progress is reviewed at the close of each semester.

For more information on the work study program, please visit our College Work Study webpage.


Federal Direct Loan Program (DL) Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

Loans made by the federal government, called Federal Direct student loans, usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment options than loans from banks or other private sources. This is a federal long term low interest loan designed to help students who have difficulty meeting college expenses. Student loans must be repaid with interest. If you decide to take out a loan, make sure you understand who is making the loan and the terms and conditions of the loan.

  • Direct Subsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need to help cover the costs of higher education at a college or career school.
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, but in this case, the student does not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for the loan.
  • Direct PLUS Loans are loans made to graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students to help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid.

For more information such as loan limits, please visit our Student Loans page.


Expected Assistance from Other Resources

Please report any other expected assistance from sources other than UHV (scholarships, grants, tuition assistance, veteran's benefits, waivers, vocational rehabilitation benefits, etc.).


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Received

By completing your financial aid application in a timely manner, it will ensure that your file be reviewed in the first round of awarding for the upcoming semester. Since limited funds are available, priority will be given to the earliest applicants. It is the student's responsibility to review his/her financial aid status on line in MyUHV.

Applications completed after the date will be processed on a "first completed, first awarded" basis after the respective registration period has ended. It is advantageous to complete all the paperwork and submit all documents requested as soon as possible.