The federally mandated formula used to determine financial aid eligibility is based on the premise that students are expected to contribute toward the cost of their education since they are the primary beneficiary of that education. Based on the information that the student (and spouse) provide on the FAFSA, the Central Processor will determine an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and indicate this figure on the SAR. Financial aid is to assist you and relying on financial aid without any personal resources will make your financial situation very difficult.
The cost of education (COE) minus the EFC equals financial need. The types and amounts of financial aid that UH can award is based upon this figure. The difference between the COE and the amount on your award notice from the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office must be done in a Grad Plus loan or a private loan, both of which are credit based.
University of Houston Law Center
Financial Aid & Scholarship Office
100 Law Center
Houston, Texas 77204-6060
School code 003652