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Financial Aid Disbursement

Financial Aid offers will be applied to your University charges, such as tuition, fees, room and board, once you enroll for the required number of credit hours, all To-Do List Items are complete, all financial aid holds are resolved, and you meet all other eligibility requirements.

How Aid Is Applied Toward Tuition and Fees

Once you accept your financial aid offer, it will appear in your billing account on myUHV as anticipated aid.

After verifying your eligibility, we will disburse financial aid to your account no earlier than the first day of class. The financial aid will be applied to current year charges, including tuition, fees, room and board, institutional loans, and book loans you may already owe. Disbursements usually occur after 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

The Financial Aid Office will notify you when your aid has been applied to your account via UHV email.

Don't panic if you do not see your financial aid listed in your student account summary. There are several steps involved in disbursement. For instance, if your aid is in the file set for disbursement, the anticipated aid is removed from your account and will later show up as a credit. As long as you have enough aid to cover the full cost of your bill, UHV will not drop you from your classes.

Please note: You will not be able to request a tuition loan or installment plan if your anticipated aid is greater than or equal to your bill. However, you will be exempt from the payment deadline.

Work Study wages are processed by Human Resources. The wages will not be applied to a student's billing account. Students will receive a bi-weekly paycheck according to the hours worked during the pay period.


2021-2022 Disbursement Dates

Fall 2021

Regular Session / 1st 8-Week Session: August 23, 2021

2nd 8-Week Session: October 18, 2021

Spring 2022

Regular Session and 1st 8-Week Session: January 18, 2022

2nd 8-Week Session: March 21, 2022

Summer 2022

10-Week Session / 1st 5-Week Sessions: June 6, 2022

2nd 5-Week Session: July 11, 2022

2022-2023 Disbursement Dates

Fall 2022

Regular Session / 1st 8-Week Session: August 22, 2022

2nd 8-Week Session: October 17, 2022

Spring 2023

Regular Session and 1st 8-Week Session: January 17, 2023

2nd 8-Week Session: March 20, 2023

Summer 2023

10-Week Session / 1st 5-Week Sessions: June 5, 2023

2nd 5-Week Session: July 10, 2023


Alternative Loan and Scholarship Disbursement

Some alternative student loans and scholarships will be mailed directly to UHV from the lender or donor. We will release your check to you once all criteria are met for the loan or scholarship, as indicated by the donor or lender.

If the loan arrives by paper check, you will be required to sign for your loan check in person. It will be released if you have a zero balance.

Enrollment Status Definitions

Undergraduate Students

  • Less Than Half Time = 1-5 hours
  • Half Time = 6-8 hours
  • Three-Quarter Time = 9-11 hours
  • Full Time = 12 or more hours

Graduate Students

  • Less Than Half Time = 1-4 hours
  • Half Time = 5 hours
  • Three-Quarter Time = 6-8 hours
  • Full Time = 9 or more hours

Fast Track MBA Students

  • Less Than Half Time = 1-2 hours
  • Half Time = 3 hours
  • Three-Quarter Time = 4-5 hours
  • Full Time = 6 or more hours

Insufficient Aid to Cover Your Student Bill

To prevent enrollment cancelation, you must pay your tuition and fees in full, accept a payment plan, or receive enough financial aid to cover your bill before the payment deadline. If enrollment cancelation happens, you must re-register for classes and make payment arrangements. For more information on payment plans, contact Student Billing.

Refunding Remaining Aid

UHV will refund any unused financial aid to you after your tuition and fees and other university charges such as room and board have been paid in full.

Selecting Refund Preferences

The University of Houston-Victoria has partnered with BankMobile to deliver to your financial aid refund. Visit BankMobile's website for more information on Refund Choices.

For more information about student refunds, please call Student Billing at (361) 570-4833 or email


Federal regulations require UHV and other colleges to take into account any financial resources we know about or can anticipate when awarding or disbursing aid. If you receive resources that exceed your financial need or Cost of Attendance, it's called an Overaward.

Please notify the Office of Financial Aid as soon as possible if you receive an Overaward hold. We may need to recalculate your eligibility for financial aid. If the financial aid has already been disbursed, you may be required to return the over awarded amount.

Examples of Overawards

  • Student receives a scholarship or grant after the offer letter has been processed or the aid disbursed. Some of the initial aid offers may need to be recalculated.
  • Financial Aid offers are usually based on a Cost of Attendance for a full-time student. If the student will not be attending full-time, the aid and Cost of Attendance may be adjusted accordingly.

Canceling Your Aid

You have the right to cancel all or a part of your financial aid by contacting the Financial Aid Office within 14 days of being notified of your loan disbursement. Funds will be returned to the U.S. Department of Education.

If your aid has not been disbursed yet, send an email to Financial Aid informing us of your request to cancel your financial aid offers.