University of Houston-Victoria

Financial Aid

General Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for need-based scholarships, an applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or eligible non-citizen,
  • Demonstrate documented need for need-based financial assistance,
  • Enroll as a regular student in an eligible degree seeking program,
  • Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress toward an eligible degree or certificate program
  • Must meet enrollment status requirements,
  • Have registered with the Selective Service if male,
  • Not be in default on any educational loan or owe a refund on any educational grant,
  • Not been convicted of possession or sale of drugs while enrolled and receiving Title IV Financial Aid, and
  • 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),
  • Sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid stating that 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.

As of June 17, 2021, the FAFSA Simplification Act removed the Selective Service and Drug Conviction requirements for Title IV eligibility.