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:

NEW: Effective October 1, 2016 students are eligible to use prior-prior year (PPY) tax information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students should begin the 2017-2018 financial aid process as soon as possible after October 1, 2016, even before admission to the UH Law Center. You will need your 2015 tax information to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA.

  • The first step is to set up a FSA ID which gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature.
  • List UH Law Center school code 003652.
  • UTILIZE DATA RETRIEVAL - It is highly recommended to use the Data Retrieval Tool process (DRT) process for tax information to prevent delays and errors. The DRT allows the applicant to transfer the 2015 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!  Remember, parental information is not needed for graduate or professional students.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
4604 Calhoun Road
Houston, Texas 77204-6060
(713) 743-2269
Federal School Code 003652