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Financial Aid
Priority Deadlines: 

Fall - March 15

Spring - October 15

Summer - March 15


First Possible Disbursement Dates:

The dates below show when aid can first be applied to a student's account.  If the aid is more than the charges, refunds will be calculated the following day.  Refunds are then sent to students in accordance with the refund preference they have selected on

Summer 10 Week Term 
June 5, 2017

Summer 8 Week Term 
June 5, 2017

Summer 2nd 5 Week Term 
July 10, 2017

Fall 2017 Regular session & 8wk1 
Aug.28, 2017

Disbursements occur Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
All documentation must be completed prior to disbursement.


College Work Study

Federal and State Work-Study Programs provide part-time jobs for students who have financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. Work study funds are earned on a biweekly basis according to the hours worked.

How to Apply for College Work Study Awards

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),
  2. Complete a Student Employment Application on Jobs for Jags.  
  3. Complete any additional paperwork that the Office of Financial Aid deems necessary to establish your financial need. You will be notified on your To Do List in myUHV if additional documents are requested.
  4. Secure a College Work Study job.
  5. Accept the College Work Study Award in myUHV.

General Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for College Work Study, an applicant must:

  • demonstrate financial need (for most programs);
  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
  • have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau)
  • be registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program
  • be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for College Work Study Program funds
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress in college or career school
  • not convicted for a federal or state drug offense (possessing or selling illegal drugs) that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student aid
  • sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) stating that
    • you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant and
    • you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes; and
  • show you’re qualified to obtain a college or career school education by
    • having a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate;
    • completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law (or—if state law does not require a homeschooled student to obtain a completion credential—completing a high school education in a homeschool setting that qualifies as an exemption from compulsory attendance requirements under state law); or
    • enrolling in an eligible career pathway program and meeting one of the "ability-to-benefit" alternatives described below.

Federal College Work-Study Program

The Federal College Work Study Program provides part-time employment for undergraduate or graduate students. The average award is $5,000 per year. The starting minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. 

Texas College Work-Study

The Texas College Work-Study program is a need based work study program funded by the State of Texas. It operates essentially in the same manner as the Federal Work-Study Program, with the additional stipulation that a participating student be a bona fide Texas resident enrolled at least half-time.  Recipients of Texas Work Study cannot be athletes.

College Work Study Employment Procedures

Once the student has established that they meet the qualifications to apply for a College Work Study position, students should review the job opportunities with a Career Services Specialist. It is the student's responsibility to contact the hiring department listed, interview with the department contact, and gain employment. In addition, employing departments may also contact College Work Study applicants for an interview.

Should a student locate a job on campus, the student is required to complete the necessary paperwork in Human Resources. Students are paid biweekly. Once a student has reached his/her award limit, employment may be terminated.

For additional information on College Work Study programs, please email Carolyn Mallory or call her at 361-570-4130.

The overview below shows the types of College Work-Study jobs that are typically available at UHV and the typical wages paid associated with those jobs. There are generally about 40 college Work-Study jobs, both on and off-campus, available through UHV each year.

The information presented meets the requirements of Texas House Bill 2504, section 4.229, “Internet access to Work-Study information.” The information here is subjected to change.

 College Work Study positions are grouped categories.  The chart below defines each category and pay scale.

Student Assistant 1


A person with a few special skills and little or no previous training or work experience.  A minimum amount of training is necessary to prepare the employee for work.  The jobs are of a routine nature requiring little decision making. 


Year 1

$7.25 per hour

 Year 2

$7.75 per hour

Year 3+

$8.00 per hour

Student Assistant 2


A person at this level requires independent judgment in addition to extensive previous training and experience.  



Year 1

$8.75 per hour

Year 2

$9.25 per hour

Year 3+

$9.75 per hour

Student Tutoring


Positions include tutoring on or off campus.  The wage rate may depend on tutoring individuals or a group, and on subject area tutoring. 

Year 1

$8.00 per hour

Year 2

$9.00 per hour

Year 3+

$10.00 per hour

Student Tech Assistant 1


A person must have technical skills, knowledge of the job, or be in a training phase of a technical position. 



Year 1

$7.90 per hour

Year 2

$8.50 per hour

Year 3+

$9.25 per hour

Student Tech Assistant 2


Student workers must have technological expertise or knowledge of the job through previous training and experience.


Year 1

$8.40 per hour

Year 2

$8.90 per hour

Year 3+

$9.15 per hour

Student Tech Assistant 3


Student workers must have technical expertise in programming, web applications, or networking environments

Year 1

$8.65 per hour

Year 2

$9.50 per hour

Year 3+

$10.30 per hour