Financial Aid & Scholarship

The UHLC is unique in that it houses a financial aid advisor within the Law Center. The advisor services only law students and serves as an extension of the main financial aid department. Law students should correspond with the advisor so that all documents go through the Law Center as this will assist with a more timely and accurate awarding of financial aid. The main campus financial aid office, located in room 120 of the Welcome Center, will assist you in the absence of the Law Center advisor.

All aid programs funded by federal and state government agencies, sponsoring individuals, or the College may be changed or eliminated at any time.  All financial aid programs and awards are subject to the rules and regulations of the federal and state agencies, the University's Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA), and the Law Center.

Eligibility for Financial Aid

Law students interested in applying for financial aid at the UHLC should meet the following criteria:

Students should begin the financial aid process as soon as possible after the first of February - even before admission to the UH Law Center.

How to Apply and Avoid Delays

  1. The first step is to set up a user-created username and password called the FSA ID. This will replace the PIN effective May 10, 2015.
  2. UTILIZE DATA RETRIEVAL - Filers should use the Data Retrieval Tool process (DRT) beginning February 1 each year. The DRT allows the applicant to view and transfer IRS tax return data directly from the IRS website into the appropriate fields on the FAFSA. This means the FAFSA application process is faster and easier than ever!  If you have not filed your tax return at the time you complete the FAFSA you can indicated on the FAFSA that you 'Will File'. Once you actually file your tax return you must login to FAFSA to make a correction using the DRT process.
  3. PROVIDE CONSISTENT INFORMATION - A computer process scans your FAFSA and tax return to ensure all information matches. Please take great consideration in providing consistent information to avoid being flagged for verification. For example, listing "123 Main St." on your tax return and "123 Main Street" on the FAFSA could cause delays. It is recommended that you have your tax return in front of you as you fill out the FAFSA to ensure consistency.
  4. Once your FAFSA has been processed by the Department of Education (ED), you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Review the SAR carefully for accuracy.
  5. Once you are accepted to the Law Center, the SFA Office will receive the same information electronically. The university may require additional documentation to complete your financial aid file. If so, you will be notified via email if your file is incomplete, but it is also recommended that students monitor their status/To Do List online at myUH.


University of Houston Law Center
Financial Aid & Scholarship Office
100 Law Center Houston, Texas 77204-6060
(713) 743-2269
Federal School Code 003652