University of Houston-Victoria

Financial Aid

How to Apply for Loans

To be considered for a federal student loan, a student must complete the following steps:

Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. You will need to have a FSA ID.

(School Year)

When a Student Can Submit a FAFSA

Which Year's Income is Required

July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

October 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022


July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

October 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023


Step 2: Check Your UHV Email and myUHV Financial Aid Links

All financial aid notifications are sent to the student's UHV Email account.  Also, check your financial aid application status periodically on myUHV.

Financial Aid may request you to submit other documents. You may receive a 'Missing Information Notice' email in your UHV email account. The myUHV To Do List will show what to submit.  Click on the document's name to find out more details about the requested document.  Financial aid will not be awarded until all requested documents are submitted and processed. You can access the forms on the Financial Aid Forms webpage.

Step 3: Additional Forms and Steps

Students may be required to submit additional documentation:

  • If you are interested in applying for additional Federal Direct Student Loans or you declined a loan offered on myUHV, then you can complete and submit a Loan Request.
  • If you have not previously received a Federal Student Loan at UHV, you must complete the Direct Loan Entrance Counseling session and Master Promissory Note.
  • If you drop below half-time, withdraw, or apply to graduate, you must complete the Exit Counseling session.  A Return of Title IV Funds will be calculated if a student withdraws, which may result in a balance owed to UHV.
  • If you are selected for the process of verification, you will need to submit a verification worksheet and possibly tax documentation. Here is full explanation of the verification process.

Step 4: Accept/Modify/Decline Financial Aid Awards

If a student is awarded financial aid, they will receive an Award Notice in their student email. Each award is posted in the myUHV account.

Any aid awarded is for the aid year and will divided in half between the Fall and Spring semester.