Scholarship & Financial Aid Forms

To apply for financial aid at UH, start by submitting the FAFSA. Here are a few more forms you might need:

Academic Scholarship Appeal/Petition
Students may initiate a scholarship petition/appeal form if they have prior knowledge of circumstances that will prohibit them from meeting scholarship renewal requirements. Examples include, but are not limited to: needing to enroll in fewer than the required number of credit hours, participating in a COOP or other sanctioned university program, participating in a study abroad program, or if the student would like to request scholarship funds be applied to a semester outside the traditional award terms (Fall/Spring). The same form also may be used to appeal the cancellation of a scholarship due to lack of academic progress, including GPA and/or completing the required number of credit hours. Complete the form and submit it with a detailed letter describing the circumstances and provide supporting documentation. This form is to be used for scholarships only.
Alternative Loan Budget: 2014-2015
Required from students who are only applying for an alternative loan and are declining all other financial aid. The data collected is used to calculate the student’s cost of education. If a FAFSA has been completed, please do not submit this form.
Be-On-Time (BOT) Forgiveness Eligibility Confirmation Form
The purpose of the Texas Be-On-Time Loan program is to provide eligible Texas students no-interest loans to attend colleges and universities in Texas. If a student meets specified goals, the entire loan amount can be forgiven. Upon graduation, the student will need to fill out the BOT Forgiveness Eligibility Confirmation Form.
Child Support Verification Worksheet
This form is requested from students whose Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was Federally selected for review in a process called, "Verification." You or a member(s) of your household paid child support in 2012, as part of the verification process, you must confirm and provide proof of this benefit. Complete this worksheet and provide the appropriate documentation only if requested or "initiated" in your myUH To-Do List.

Dependent Verification Worksheet: 2014-2015
This form is requested from Dependent students whose Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was Federally selected for review in a process called, "Verification." Fill out the information online, print the form, and submit it to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid only if requested or "initiated" in your myUH To-Do List.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. Schools must have written permission from the student in order to release any information from a student's education record. A student must complete the FERPA form and turn it in to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid in order for our office to speak about the student’s account with whom permission has been given. If the form is being faxed or mailed in, a copy of the student’s ID or driver’s license must be attached.

2014-2015 Food Stamps & Child Support Verification Worksheet
This form is requested from students whose Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was Federally selected for review in a process called "Verification." You or a member(s) of your household received Food Stamps or participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2012 and/or 2013 OR paid child support in 2013. As part of the verification process, you must confirm and provide proof of this benefit. Complete this worksheet and provide the appropriate documentation only if requested or "initiated" in your myUH To-Do List.

High School Completion Status: 2014-2015
This form is requested from certain applicants whose Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was federally selected for verification of their high school completion status. The form and acceptable documentation should be submitted only if it is "initiated" on your To-Do List in your myUH self-service account.

Household Resources Verification Worksheet-For Dependents: 2014-2015
This form is requested from dependent students whose Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was Federally selected for review in a process called "Verification." As part of this verification process, we must collect information regarding household resources, including, but not limited to, household income, untaxed income, SNAP benefits and/or child support paid. Complete this worksheet and provide the appropriate documentation only if requested or "initiated" in your myUH To-Do List.

Household Resources Verification Worksheet-For Independents: 2014-2015
This form is requested from independent students whose Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was Federally selected for review in a process called "Verification." As part of this verification process, we must collect information regarding household resources, including, but not limited to, household income, untaxed income, SNAP benefits and/or child support paid. Complete this worksheet and provide the appropriate documentation only if requested or "initiated" in your myUH To-Do List.

Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose-In Person: 2014-2015
Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose-For Mailing: 2014-2015
This form is requested from certain applicants whose Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was federally selected for verification of their identity and must complete a statement of educational purpose. The in-person form is to be signed in the presence of a financial aid representative. Please visit the Welcome Center with this form along with proof of your identity. If you are unable to visit the Welcome Center, you may have the mail-in form notarized and mailed to us along with a copy of your photo ID. This form should be submitted only if it is "initiated" on your To-Do List in your myUH self-service account.

Independent Verification Worksheet: 2014-2015
This form is requested from Independent students whose Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was Federally selected for review in a process called, "Verification." Fill out the information online, print the form, and submit it to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid only if requested or "initiated" in your myUH To-Do List.

Institutional Grants Eligibility Review Form
This form is to review students for possible institutional grant eligibility due to meeting or exceeding their aggregate limits for federal aid. Students with institutional grants on hold or canceled due to meeting or exceeding federal aggregate limits can complete this form.

Parent 2013 Tax Nonfiler Form
This form is requested from dependent students to certify that his/her parent(s) has not and is not required to file an income tax return. The form should be submitted only if it is "initiated" in your myUH To-Do List.

Perkins Loan E-sign Promissory Note
This must be completed to receive Perkins funds. The signature is good for 10 years. This promissory note is NOT for Federal Stafford Loans.

Perkins Loan Entrance Counseling
This must be completed in order to receive Perkins funds. Prior to disbursing Federal Perkins Loan funds, regulations require that an entrance counseling session must be completed by the borrower. The counseling session helps guide the borrower in managing their student loans, both during and after college. This entrance counseling session is NOT for Federal Stafford Loans.

Perkins Loan Exit Interview
This is completed when a student leaves or graduates from the University or is no longer at least half-time enrollment status. This does not include the summer semester. Students do not have to enroll in summer as long as they resume classes the following fall semester.


Post-Baccalaureate Certification Statement: 2014-2015
This form is requested from all students admitted in a post‐baccalaureate program. If you are not in a graduate program, but have a bachelor's degree, you are considered a post‐baccalaureate student for enrollment purposes. Post‐baccalaureate students are not eligible to receive federal or state grants. They may be eligible to receive federal loan assistance, pending aggregate and program eligibility. Post‐baccalaureate students must be enrolled in at least 6 hours to receive loans. This form is required to determine aid eligibility and should be submitted only if it is "initiated" on your To-Do List in your myUH self‐service account.

Private Loan Self-Certification
This form is required from all admitted or enrolled students pursuing a private educational loan. Section 2 of this form will be completed by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (SFA) upon request. The applicant must submit the completed form to his or her lender. UH SFA does not process or track this form. Some lenders may have this requirement included in their private loan application process. The lender cannot submit funds to UH until the form is received. Pursuant to Section 155 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, (HEA) and to satisfy the requirements of Section 128(e)(3) of the Truth in Lending Act, a lender must obtain a self-certification signed by the applicant before disbursing a private education loan. The school is required on request to provide this form or the required information only for students admitted or enrolled at the school. Throughout this Applicant Self-Certification, “you” and “your” refer to the applicant who is applying for the loan. The applicant and the student may be the same person.

Proof of Course Completion Form: Fall 2014
If a student who began attendance during Fall 2014 has not officially withdrawn and fails to earn a passing grade in at least one course offered over an entire period, the institution must assume, for Title IV purposes, that the student has unofficially withdrawn; unless the institution can document that the student completed the period (DCL GEN-04-03, February 2004). Students who are subject to a Return of Title IV Funds calculation due to their unofficial withdrawal from all courses must submit this form. The final deadline to submit this form for the Fall 2014 term is January 12, 2015. For more information please visit the SFA FAQs page.

Revision Request: 2014-2015
This form is used to reinstate funds, to cancel funds, or to make adjustments to your financial aid package based on a change in eligibility.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal: Spring 2015
Satisfactory Academic Progress forms for the Spring 2015 semester only are now available. The deadline for Fall 2014 has passed. The priority deadline for Spring 2015 SAP appeal submissions is January 6, 2015, and the final deadline to submit the Spring 2015 appeal is February 4, 2015, the Official Reporting Day (ORD). If you are a returning UH student who may not be meeting SAP standards for Spring 2015, you are encouraged to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible, before the February 4 deadline, so that we may have adequate time to calculate your SAP status. We encourage you to submit your appeal in person so that it can be reviewed for completion by an advisor before being sent to the committee, but you also have the option of uploading the form online. In order to better assist you with the SAP process, we encourage you to visit our SAP website. This page has a FAQs section as well as suggestions on how to fill out the appeal statements.

Special Circumstance Appeal
A student’s eligibility for financial aid is calculated based on the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, UH recognizes that many families experience changes in income, or have family situations that are not reflected on the FAFSA. This form provides information regarding the types of unusual or extenuating circumstances that can be considered; it is also a guide to understand the process of submitting a Special Circumstance Appeal.

Spouse 2013 Tax Nonfiler Form
This form is requested from independent students to certify that his/her spouse has not and is not required to file an income tax return. The form should be submitted only if it is "initiated" in your myUH To-Do List.

Student 2013 Tax Nonfiler Form
This form is requested from students to certify that he/she has not and is not required to file an income tax return. The form should be submitted only if it is "initiated" in your myUH To-Do List.

Study Abroad: 2014-2015
This form is required for students who are seeking financial aid and are enrolled in a UH Study Abroad program.

Summer Aid
Summer aid eligibility for Federal funds is determined by any remaining funds that were not utilized during the fall and spring semesters.

TASFA Checklist: 2014-2015
Please submit this checklist along with your Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). For more information please visit our TASFA/Senate Bill 1528 website.

TASFA Family Income and Expenses Breakdown Form: 2014-2015
This form is requested from certain Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) applicants whose total family income was listed as less than $6,900 for 2013. This form should be submitted only if it is "initiated" on your To-Do List in your myUH self-service account.

TASFA Parent Income Verification Form: 2014-2015
This form is requested from certain Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) applicants whose parent income requires verification. This form should be submitted only if it is "initiated" on your To-Do List in your myUH self-service account.

TASFA Student/Spouse Income Verification Form: 2014-2015
This form is requested from certain Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) applicants whose income requires verification. This form should be submitted only if it is "initiated" on your To-Do List in your myUH self-service account.

2014-2015 TEACH Grant Application
This form is for students interested in teaching in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.
Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program Eligibility Review Request: 2014-2015
This form is requested for any student receiving the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) award. The information on the form is used to determine students' eligibility for the scholarship.
Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA): 2014-2015
Deadline: March 15
Please note that availability of funds is very limited. Submitting an application does not guarantee eligibility.
Students qualifying for state residency under House Bill 1403/Senate Bill 1528 are eligible to apply for state financial aid using the TASFA. In 2001, the Texas Legislature passed a bill that states these students may be eligible for state grants. For more information please visit our TASFA/Senate Bill 1528 website.
Texas Grant Eligibility Review Request Form: 2014-2015
This form is used to request a review of eligibility for continuation in the program.
Note: This form is to be completed by previous Texas Grant recipients (continuing or transfer students) only.
Texas Grant Hardship Provision Request Form: 2014-2015
This form is for students who were ineligible for continuing in the Texas Grant program due to not meeting the academic requirements. This is not an appeal but a request for reconsideration due to a documented hardship.
Note: This form is to be completed by previous Texas Grant recipients only.
Top Ten Percent Scholarship Eligibility Review Request: 2014-2015
The purpose of this application is to review previous recipients of the Top Ten Percent Scholarship for eligibility. If you are a freshman or have not previously received this award your application will be voided.
Total & Permanent Disability Form: 2014-2015
If a student is in the process of applying for a Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) discharge, receiving additional federal student aid may affect eligibility for a TPD discharge. If a student has already received a TPD discharge, they must meet additional eligibility requirements to receive further federal student aid. Depending on when a TPD discharge was granted, receiving additional federal student aid may affect ability to keep the discharge. This form is required to determine aid eligibility and should be submitted only if it is "initiated" on your To-Do List in your myUH self-service account. 

Transfer Monitor: Spring 2015
If you are a spring transfer student, we are required to review your student aid history within the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). If you have active federal student aid at another institution within the same academic year in which you are currently enrolled at our institution, you must cancel your pending spring aid at your previous institution and complete and submit this form. Please refer to our Spring Aid website for more information.

Transfer Monitor: Summer 2014
If you are a summer transfer student, we are required to review your student aid history within the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). If you have active federal student aid at another institution within the same academic year in which you are currently enrolled at our institution, you must cancel your pending summer aid at your previous institution and complete and submit this form. Please refer to our Summer Aid website for more information.

Unusual Enrollment History Form: 2014-2015

This form is to be completed by students who have been flagged for "unusual enrollment history" by the U.S. Department of Education. A student may be flagged as a result of having received federal Pell Grants at multiple institutions in recent years. The University of Houston's Financial Aid Department will determine if a student had a valid reason for having unusual enrollment at multiple institutions.

Unusual Enrollment History Appeal
This form is to be completed by students who have been flagged for "unusual enrollment history" by the U.S. Department of Education. A student may be flagged as a result of having received federal Pell Grants at multiple institutions in recent years. The University of Houston's Financial Aid Department will determine if a student had a valid reason for having unusual enrollment at multiple institutions.

College-Specific Scholarship Forms