Services for Students: Financial Aid

Disbursements

When your financial aid is successfully processed, the Cashier's Office will apply your financial aid towards your student account according to the dates required by Federal Regulations. Please note that if your enrollment level is not the same as the level your financial aid award was based upon, the disbursement of your financial aid may be delayed and/or changed.

How to Apply

Applying for financial aid is a yearly process. The FAFSA must be completed every year in order to receive financial aid for each school year. Here is a video of the financial aid application process.

FAFSA

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward receiving federal aid for college. There are two ways to complete the FAFSA:

Scholarships

The UH System Scholarships are open to students who are admitted as a regular student. The UH System Common Scholarship Application is a single application for numerous scholarships.

Common Questions

Below are answers to commonly asked questions.

Category: Application Process

How do I apply for financial aid?
To apply for financial aid, you need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Paper applications are accepted and available. However, it is highly recommended that you apply online since it is fast, simple and safe. Please check with the Financial Aid Office if you have specific concerns about applying online.

Your Financial Aid Award

Once your application has been reviewed and your eligibility has been determined, you will be notified through your UH email account advising you to view your financial aid award via MyUH Portal. Please read the email and financial aid award carefully. A financial aid award is based on the following:

Types of Aid

Grants

Grants are a form of aid that does not need to be repaid. Eligibility is based upon financial need as determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The following are the types of grant aid programs that are offered:

Federal Pell Grants
Federal Pell Grants do not need to be repaid (unless you do not meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements) and are available to students who have not received a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

Eligibility Information

Financial aid programs are regulated by federal, state, and institutional policies. Most financial aid guidelines specify the following basic eligibility requirements:

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