Financial Aid

Financial Aid Eligibility

All UH campuses use the U.S. Department of Education's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for federal and most campus-based financial aid programs.

To be eligible for financial aid you will need to meet these requirements:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen;
  • Have a valid Social Security Number (SSN) (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federal States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau);
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent;
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program;
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if you’re male (must register between the ages of 18-25);
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress at the enrolled UH campus;
  • Not receive financial aid at two schools during the same semester.
  • Not be in default on a federal loan or owe a refund of a federal Grant.

* If you have received a Bachelor’s degree, you do not qualify for financial aid. If you received an Associate’s degree at your home campus, contact the Financial Aid Office and ask about their 2nd degree policy.

* The Title IV Consolidation Appropriation Act of 2012 limits Federal Pell Grant payments to six (6) years (12 semesters). Students who have exceeded this time frame are no longer eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. More information on the Federal Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used law can be found at the Federal Student Aid Website.