Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
December 2010

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UH helps to ease some financial woes of students by offering short-term textbook loans each semester. Starting on Jan. 2, 2011, students can apply to receive $400 to assist them in paying for textbooks for their spring semester courses.

The short-term textbook loans are offered by the university each semester to all students, whether professional, graduate or undergraduate, enrolled in at least six hours of class. Students can apply for the financial assistance for the spring semester until Feb. 2, 2011 at

Once the loan is approved, students will be able to purchase their textbooks at any Barnes and Noble UH bookstore location on campus. The funds become available at the bookstore within two hours of the request. All you will need is a proof of identification to claim your loan. Students receiving the loan will have until Feb. 14 to purchase their books. For the fall and spring semesters, a flat amount of $400 is given to applicants. Summer session loans of $200 are also available.

There is no restriction on the number of students who can receive the loan each semester. In the fall, 1,896 students took advantage of this financial assistance. By allowing students to pay off the loan over a 60-day period through their PeopleSoft accounts, students can be sure they will be able to purchase their books before classes begin.

Check out this video on YouTube for more information on UH textbook loans.