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 Request a PIN. The federal PIN allows you to sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) electronically.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), listing the University of Houston's school code of 003652.
    • UTILIZE DATA RETRIEVAL - Filers will be able to use the Data Retrieval Process. The Data Retrieval Process 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!
    • AFTER FEBRUARY 1 - If you can wait until February 1, submit your FAFSA and use the Data Retrieval Process.  Waiting until the Data Retrieval Process option is available on February 1 is strongly encouraged.
    • BEFORE FEBRUARY 1 - If you can't wait until February 1 (due to grant, loan, or scholarship deadlines), submit your FAFSA in January and monitor your myUH account in the event that more documentation is needed because you have been selected for verification
    • 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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, students will be notified by e-mail of required documents, but it is also recommended that you monitor your status/To Do List online at myUH. The priority date to submit all required documents is April 1 to be considered for need based aid.

 


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