The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in Federal student aid programs, including the Universal College of Healing Arts (UCHA), make certain disclosures for enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public.
The following information is disclosed to you in compliance with Federal law. Please contact the Office of Financial Support to request paper copies of any of the information listed below, and please contact the Office of Financial Support. This page's information is reviewed and updated annually to ensure it is accurate, timely, and appropriate.
Institutional and Financial Assistance Information for Students
Cost of Attendance
Treatment of Title IV Aid
Applying for Financial Aid, Criteria for Selecting Recipients, and Award Information
The Office of Financial Support publishes information regarding:
The description of all federal, state, local, private, and institutional student financial assistance programs available to students who enroll at UCHA;
Need-based and non-need-based federal financial aid that is available to students;
The terms and conditions under which students receive Federal Direct Loans and Perkins Loans;
The procedures and forms by which students apply for assistance;
The criteria for selecting recipients from the group of eligible applicants;
The criteria for determining the amount of a student's award; and
The method by which financial assistance disbursements will be made to students and the frequency of those disbursements.
Copyright Information (including Peer-to-Peer File Sharing)
The Information Security Office has developed a Network Copyrighted Materials Policy. The policy is UNO's response to meeting federal regulations in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) regarding unauthorized file sharing (including peer-to-peer file sharing) on campus networks. The policy is enforced by Information Technology Services (ITS) in coordination with Human Resources (for staff), Academic Affairs (for faculty), and Student Affairs (for students).
Cost of Attendance
The cost of attendance is the estimated full and reasonable cost of completing an academic year as a student attending UCHA. The Office of Financial Support publishes estimated costs of tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. Actual expenses may vary depending on various factors, including but not limited to: enrollment status, degree program, housing arrangements, Nebraska residency status, and lifestyle choices.
Net Price Calculator
Students can use the Net Price Calculator to get an approximate idea of what their total UCHA costs will be, including tuition, books, room and board, and more. Students can provide information about themselves and when the FAFSA was filed to determine award estimates
Return of Title IV Funds Policy
The Financial Aid Office is required by federal statute to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out, or are dismissed. Before completing 60% of a payment period or term, the federal Title IV financial aid programs must be recalculated in these situations. UCHA will use the date of complete withdrawal or drop to determine the amount of federal aid that is “earned” based on the amount of time the student was enrolled. If a student leaves the institution before completing 60% of a payment period or term, the financial aid office recalculates eligibility for Title IV funds. Recalculation is based on the percentage of earned aid using the following Federal Return of Title IV funds formula: Percentage of the payment period or term completed = the number of days completed up to the withdrawal date divided by the total days in the payment period or term. (Any break of five days or more is not counted as part of the term's days.) This percentage is also the percentage of earned aid.
Title IV Refund Process
Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the percentage of unearned aid using the following formula: Aid to be returned=(100% of the aid that could be disbursed minus the percentage of earned aid) multiplied by the total amount of aid that could have been disbursed during the payment period or term. If a student earned less aid than was disbursed, the institution would be required to return a portion of the funds, and the student would be required to return a portion of the funds. Keep in mind that when Title IV funds are returned, the student borrower may owe a debit balance to the institution.
If a student earned more aid than was disbursed to him/her, the institution would owe the student a post-withdrawal disbursement, which must be paid within 180 days of the student’s withdrawal. The institution must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible no later than 45 days after the date of determining the date of the student’s withdrawal.
Refunds are allocated in the following order:
Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans
Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Pell Grants for which a Return of funds is required
All other Federal Grants for which a Return of funds is required
UCHA will use the date of complete withdrawal or drop to determine the amount of federal aid that is “earned” based on the amount of time the student was enrolled. If a student does not officially withdraw from all classes but fails to earn a passing grade in at least one course, federal aid regulations require that we assume the student has “unofficially withdrawn” unless documented that they completed the enrollment period. Unofficial withdrawals require a Title IV refund calculation at the midpoint of the enrollment period. The reduction of federal aid may create a balance due to UCHA that must be repaid.
Students dismissed for academic/other reasons may submit a new application form and application fee, and they will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If Federal Financial Aid were used in the previous enrollment, the student would not be eligible for Federal Financial Aid on readmission.
Qualification for a G.I. Bill® is determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Students and prospective students may go to the VSO for assistance in completing the Application for VA Education Benefits.
After a student has applied for a G.I. Bill® and enrolled in appropriate courses, they must complete a Request for Certification of Benefits per federal regulations, only required courses for a declared major can be certified by the institution. For additional information/ clarification, please contact the VSO.
The G.I. Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Consumer Info, Security and Safety Reports
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in Federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public through its Consumer Information page.
Also required and made available, is the Universal College of Healing Art's (UCHA) campus security and fire safety report.