Student Support and Services
How to Apply
UHV administers a wide range of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study employment for students who qualify. Most programs are available to students enrolled at least half-time, meet satisfactory academic progress stipulations, and demonstrate financial need and/or academic merit. The first step in applying for financial assistance is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If only applying for non-need based scholarships, students can complete the UHV Scholarship Application. The next step is to provide other requested documents as early as possible, since limited funds require that priority be given to the earliest applicants. The FASFA (http://www.fafsa.gov) can be completed online. The University of Houston-Victoria school code is 013231. UHV Financial Aid forms can be printed or electronically submitted from the website at http://www.uhv.edu/ofa/forms.aspx.
The priority deadlines for application submission are:
March 15 for fall terms
October 15 for spring terms
March 15 for summer terms
In addition to institutional scholarship funds, UHV offers the following types of aid:
Federal and State College Work-Study Programs
Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and Parent and Graduate PLUS Loans
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Teacher Education Assistance for College & Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
Texas Public Education Grant for Residents and Non-Residents
Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition Offset Grants
For more details about the programs listed above, information is posted on the UHV Financial Aid website at http://www.uhv.edu/ofa.
Tuition and fee contracts and waivers are handled through the Student Billing and Card Services Office. A list of waivers and exemptions can be viewed at College for All Texans website at http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/index.cfm?objectid=699A_998A_-E7F3-1_DCC3F460F26136EEA05 .
Financial aid correspondence to students is sent to his/her UHV student email account. Steps to set up the email account can be reviewed on the UHV IT website, http://www.uhv.edu/it/Student/login_tip.aspx. Students must complete the To Do List Items in myUHV (https://www.uhv.edu/myuhv/), UHV Self-Service system so the Office of Financial Aid can continue the student’s financial aid awarding and/or disbursement processes. Financial Aid awards must be accepted or declined on myUHV Self-Service Financial Aid link. Students should periodically check myUHV Self-Service and student email for any changes to his/her financial aid status.
Financial aid recipients who co-enroll at UHV and The Victoria College, Coastal Bend College, Wharton County Junior College, Houston Community College, LoneStar College System or Austin Community College are able to receive financial assistance for the transferable classes and UHV classes by completing a Consortium Agreement Form and providing a copy of the student’s Paid Fee Receipt and Course Schedule. A consortium agreement has also been set up with UH-Main, UH-Clear Lake, and UH-Downtown campuses. The Consortium Agreement Forms are available on the Financial Aid Forms website ( http://www.uhv.edu/ofa/forms.aspx).
Disbursement of Aid
The first possible date financial aid awards can be disbursed will be up to 10 days prior to the first class day pending that the student’s file is complete and the student meets all the eligibility criteria. If the total financial aid awards are more than the university charges, the refund will be delivered to the student within 14 business days or earlier depending on the refund option the student selected when setting up the Jaguar Card.
Maintaining Financial Aid Eligibility
The university reserves the right to review, revise, or cancel all financial aid at any time due to changes in the student’s financial and/or academic status, changes in enrollment, failure to comply with federal or state laws and regulations, and/or federal or state allocation revisions or legislative changes. For information about the revision or cancellation of financial aid awards, the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, or the Return of Title IV Funds Policy, please refer to the UHV Financial Aid website.
Students with questions about financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office or visit our website.
Office of Financial Aid Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone Number 361-570-4125