Hello Veteran Gators –
On January 5, 2021, President Trump signed the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 into law.
This new law requires schools and training providers to be financially responsible, instead of the student, for benefits paid directly to an educational institution. This applies to tuition and fees payments and Yellow Ribbon program payments under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
If you have a change of enrollment that resulted in an overpayment of tuition and fees, you will be notified by the VA indicating the tuition and fee debt amount to be collected. However, the VA will not collect the tuition and fee debt from the student. Rather, the VA will collect this amount from the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD). In turn, UHD will require you to pay them any outstanding balance for tuition and fees. The VA will not manage your tuition and fee debts anymore, schools will hold these debts. You will go through UHD if you owe money for schedule changes such as dropping and/or withdrawing from school. It is important that you contact the Cashier's Office and work through any issues regarding your debts.
Early registration for May 2021 term, all Summer 2021 terms, and the Fall 2021 term begins on April 2nd 2021 (midnight). Take advantage in registering for the classes you need to graduate!
Welcome to the University of Houston-Downtown. UHD Veterans Services assists veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Over 500 veterans are currently pursuing a degree at UHD. Veterans Services ensures that proper paperwork is completed, certified, and filed with the Department of Veterans Affairs so that payment of education benefits can begin. Veterans Services does not, however, determine eligibility for benefits.
Before receiving approval of your benefits please click the
Request VA Certification link to ensure your certification is done in a timely manner.