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Checklist for New Students

Checklist for New Students

  1. Apply for admission! You will not be awarded financial aid until you are officially accepted into a degree-seeking program at UHCL. The Office of Admissions is more than happy to assist.

  2. New Freshman? Apply for the New Hawk Scholarship if you qualify.

  3. If you are going to be a graduate student (resident or non-resident) or a non-resident undergraduate student, complete the Hawk Scholars Scholarship application. If your first semester will be in the summer or fall, apply before May 15th. If your first semester will be in the spring, apply before November 1.

  4. If awarded an Automatic Transfer Scholarship, we will send you a terms and conditions form via U.S. Mail. Make sure you submit this back to us. You can submit this information to us via email, fax, or snail mail. You can see our contact information to the right.

  5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA. The priority deadline is March 15st. If you complete the form after March 15st, it is still okay. UHCL's school code is 011711.

  6. Explore your UHCL email. You should check your UHCL email account at least once a week. If you don't want the hassle of checking your UHCL email, you can forward it to another email address.

  7. If we request additional information from you, submit it to our office ASAP. We will request all additional information via your UHCL email account. You can submit information to us via email, fax, or snail mail. You can see our contact information to the right.

  8. Once you receive your award notice via your UHCL email, accept your award on E-services. Make sure you read the messages concerning your awards!

  9. If you are awarded Federal Direct Stafford loans and you accept them, complete the Direct Loan Electronic Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling.

  10. Don't forget! Monitor your UHCL email account.

  11. Notify us about any outside scholarships you are receiving. You can just send us an email. Tell us who the scholarship is coming from and the amount.

  12. Activate your UHCL OneCard to get ready for any refund you may receive. If you do not receive your card about two weeks before school starts, call the Student Assistance Center at 281-283-2722.

  13. If you consider withdrawing from school for any reason, let us know. You may owe some money back to the school for withdrawing. We can advise you on this.

  14. Starting January 1st, you can complete the FAFSA for the next school year.

  15. In February, apply for the Current Student Scholarships.

Contact Us

University of Houston-Clear Lake
Office of Financial Aid
SSCB 1.105
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058-1098

(281) 283-2480

(281) 283-2502


Fall/Spring Hours:
Mon-Thurs. 8am - 6pm
Fri. 8am-5pm

Summer Hours:
Mon-Thurs. 8am - 6pm
Fri. 8am-noon

School Code: 011711
Last updated: 12/17/2015
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