Disbursement of Aid
Beginning Fall 2012, financial aid funds will disburse to students' financial accounts based on the following schedule.
- All Loans and Scholarships will begin disbursing the first week of classes.
- All Grants will disburse immediately after the 12th class day of the term (the university's Official Reporting Day).
This allows students to make changes to their enrollment status prior to the Official Reporting Day without adversely affecting their financial aid status.
Each semester, financial aid disbursement begins no earlier than the first day of classes. If you have satisfied all application and disbursement requirements and met the conditions of the award, your financial aid will be automatically credited to your UH fee bill as payment. If you have financial aid remaining after your tuition has been paid, UH will forward the balance to you. You must activate your Higher One Refund Card and select how you would like to receive your funds:
- balance transfer to your Higher One Account
- direct deposit to your private bank account
- paper check mailed to you only through Fall 2009 semester. Please see the Student Financial Services Refund's Page for more information.
For more information on activation and Higher One services, visit https://cougarone.com/.
Revisions and Cancellation of Aid
The university reserves the right to review, revise, or cancel all financial aid at any time due to changes in your financial and/or academic status or failure to comply with federal or state laws and regulations, including financial verification, audit procedures, and university policies. In addition, all financial aid is subject to revision based on the funds received by the university from the federal or state government and any changes to federal or state laws, regulations, or policies.
Aid Revisions After Drop/Add Period
If your financial aid is disbursed at the beginning of the semester and you reduce your number of enrolled hours within the drop/add period, your aid will be adjusted to reflect your semester registration. If your reduced enrollment results in less eligibility for aid, you will be charged for the overpayment of financial aid-creating a balance due on your UH student account.
Undergraduate and Professional Enrollment
|1 - 5||less than 1/2 time|
|6 - 8||1/2 time|
|9 - 11||3/4 time|
|0 - 4||less than 1/2 time|
|5 - 6||1/2 time|
|7 - 8||3/4 time|