Making Payments to UHV
All international students must make financial arrangements before arriving at University of Houston-Victoria (UHV). UHV cannot and will not assume financial responsibility for international students and their families. To be admitted to and attend UHV, you are responsible for supplying the amount of funds you indicated on the Letter of Financial Sponsorship and supporting bank statements that you/your sponsor submitted to UHV.
You are required to have access to the total amount found in Item #7 on your I-20 or Item #5 on your DS-2019 form.
Additionally, on-campus employment is limited, and you must meet eligibility criteria after your arrival to UHV, while your proof of funding is required before you are fully admitted. As such, on-campus employment is not an eligible source of financial backing and does not count toward your proof of funding. Evidence of financial support was required as part of your application, so students should not expect to finance their studies by working in the U.S.
We do not encourage you to carry large amounts of cash while traveling, although we recommend that you bring $500 in U.S. currency for emergency purposes, transportation, phone, books, and any other immediate charges that may occur upon your arrival to the U.S.
While in the U.S., you are responsible for all financial obligations: health insurance, books, rent, telephone bill, credit card expenses, food, shelter, etc. and for all bills owed to UHV. This is a serious matter. Student are not allowed to continue their studies at our institution until all tuition and fees are paid in full by the end of each semester. Failing to register for courses due to unpaid balance to the University will result in cancellation of your immigration status in the Unites States.
Options for Making Payments to UHV
All new students are REQUIRED to make a minimum $4,000 payment on or before program start date listed on your immigration document. International student athletes must make necessary arrangements to complete the payments to the University on or before the deadline.
- Make the entire payment in full. If you or your sponsor is planning to make the entire payment in full, you can do so by electronic wire directly to the UHV bank account via Western Union or any other method. Credit card/Debit card payments will add a 1.55% credit card processing fee. Please visit the University's Payment Options page to learn how you can make the payment in full.
- Make the minimum $4,000 payment. This payment can be made via electronic wire transfer directly to UHV, by credit card (with 1.55% service fee), international draft, or money order. The $4,000 will first be applied to your mandatory health insurance and then to your tuition, fees, room, and board. Please visit the University's Payment Options page to learn how you can make the payment.
- Once the $4,000 minimum payment is made, students are able to register for the UHV payment plan. A one-time fee of $20 fee will be charged to your account to register for the payment plan. To register for the payment plan, visit your myUHV Student Account and click on Payments Plans.
- If you sign up for the payment plan, the installments are due on the 1st of each month. For example: September 1st, October 1st, November 1st for the Fall semester, and February 1st, March 1st, and April 1st for the Spring semester.
If you wish to wire the funds through wire transfer to UHV, please email UHV International Programs for the information.
For more information, please contact the UHV Student Billing Department by email or by phone at +1 (361) 570-4833. The Student Billing Office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Exchange Students and Sponsored Students
Exchange students are required to pay a $4000 at the time of their arrival to secure classes, room and board. However depending on the Exchange program the cost may differ. Students must be prepared to take care of their expenses on the due date. Please connect with an International Student Advisor at least 2 weeks prior to your departure date to confirm your total expenses for the semester/year and payment arrangements. Your home campus or your sponsored organization will provide you with a detailed list of your expenses here in the U.S. and at UHV. Please make sure you know your expenses prior to your departure.