University of Houston-Victoria

Financial Aid

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III – American Rescue Plan (ARP)

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the ARP. This new law gives the U.S. Department of Education funding for institutions to award grants. ARP funds will provide UHV students with financial aid emergency grants, which may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency grants that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.


Students who are or were enrolled in an institution of higher education during the COVID-19 national emergency are eligible for emergency financial aid grants from the HEERF, regardless of whether they completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or are eligible for Title IV. Institutions with ARP funds are directed to prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants or have extraordinary financial circumstances (such as loss of employment, reduced income, or food or housing insecurity), in awarding emergency financial aid grants. If you did not complete the 2021–2022 FAFSA (or 2020–2021 FAFSA for summer 2021 term), you will need to submit one of the following:

Process – Application Deadline: August 15, 2022

Complete and submit the HEERF III American Relief application to be considered for emergency grant funding. Refer to the UHV COVID-19 Emergency Funding website or contact UHV Financial Aid if you have any questions.

Results and requests for additional information will be communicated to students using their UHV email address.

Funding can be used to satisfy a student’s outstanding account balance or be directly disbursed using the student’s refund preference established with BankMobile. For more information about BankMobile, visit Please contact UHV Student Billing for more information about BankMobile refunds.

Students should be sure that their current address is on file with the UHV Registrar.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2022 or until all ARP funds have been allocated to students. One application per student.

Only ARP applications for summer 2021 are being processed at this time.
Fall 2021 ARP applications will be reviewed after the 12th class day of the fall 2021 term.

Office of Financial Aid
Phone: 361-570-4125

ARP Grant Amounts by Term


EFC $0 - $5,846
Full Time $1,500 $1,000
Three-Quarter Time $1,250 $750
Half Time $1,000 $500
Less Than Half Time $750 $250
EFC $5,847 - $9,999
Full Time $1,000 $750
Three-Quarter Time $800 $565
Half Time $600 $375
Less Than Half Time $400 $190
EFC $10,000 +
Full Time $500 $500
Three-Quarter Time $375 $375
Half Time $250 $250
Less Than Half Time $125 $125

ARP Questions and Answers

Does the money need to be repaid?
No. Money received through this fund does not need to be repaid.

Will this funding reduce my financial aid?
No. This fund does not negate or replace financial aid.

Are CRRSAA funds taxable?
No. Grants received from HEERF II funds are not treated as taxable income or untaxed income. However, UHV is awaiting further clarification from the IRS as to whether these funds will be reported on 2021 1098-T forms. This section will be updated once more information has been received.

Who can I call for more information?
If you have questions or need more information, contact UHV Financial Aid at 361-570-4125 or

COVID-19 Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal and Return of Title IV Funds Appeal

Please complete these forms if you think the changes in campus operations and/or changes in your course delivery affected your ability to be successful during the semester.

COVID-19 Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Worksheet

COVID 19 Return of Title IV funds Appeal