Services for Students: Financial Aid

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

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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