All international students must make all financial arrangements before arriving at University of Houston-Victoria (UHV). The University of Houston-Victoria cannot and does not assume financial responsibility for international students and their families. To be admitted to and attend UHV you supplied the amount of funds you indicated on the financial affidavit which you/your sponsor submitted to UHV and you are required to have access to the total amount typed on item #7 or your I-20 (item #5 on your DS-2019) form. On-campus employment is limited and requires a work authorization upon your arrival to UHV. In addition, students should not expect to be able to finance their studies by working in the U.S. Evidence of financial support was a required part of your application and your visa verifying that you would have to work to support yourself.
We do not encourage you to carry large amounts of cash while traveling. Upon arrival you will be able to open a bank account. It is also recommended that you bring $500 cash in U.S. currency for taxi, phone, books and other charges that may occur upon arrival.
While in the U.S. you are responsible for all financial obligations: health insurance, books, rent, telephone, credit card expenses, hospital bills, food, shelter, etc.m and for all bills owed to the University of Houston-Victoria. This is a serious matter because a student will not be allowed to continue their studies at UHV until all tuition and fees, health insurance, on-campus room and board are paid in full. Failing to register for courses due to unpaid balance to the University will result in cancellation of your immigration status in the U.S.
All new entering international students must make a minimum payment of $4000 to UHV on or before the orientation date listed on your immigration document I-20 or DS2019. The payment can be made via credit or debit card (1.44% credit card processing fee will be applied) or wire transfer or pay by international draft. International draft must be made out to "University of Houston-Victoria" in the memo of the check please include student name and UHV ID. If interested in electronically wiring the funds, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for wire information.
Minimum Payment Information and Deadlines for Spring 2018 semester
For questions and concerns regarding payments and transfers please visit the Business Services at UHV.
Below are additional recommendations:
- Have cash to cover immediate expenses (books, rent, food, clothes, etc.)
- Bring U.S. currency in small denominations. Approximately a $100-$500 (in $10, $20, $50)
- Purchase a money belt or a neck pouch to carry your valuables like your passport, I-20/DS-2019, cash, checks and credit cards