15:01 PM

Financial Aid Town Hall Meeting Set for April 2

UHD Hosting Next Virtual Q&A on Facebook Live


By Mike Emery

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep University of Houston-Downtown students off campus and online as they continue their studies. Still, many Gators have questions related to a range of issues affecting their respective academic journeys.

Fortunately, UHD has answers and has been sharing them through a new series of Virtual Town Hall Meetings streamed live on the Registrar’s Facebook page. This week, the series continues with a Town Hall on Financial Aid. Hosted by UHD Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Daniel Villanueva, the event will take place at noon, April 2.

Questions should be submitted in advance to coronavirus@uhd.edu and should include “Financial Aid Town Hall Question” in the subject line. All questions should be submitted no later than noon, April 2.

The Financial Aid Town Hall follows two successful online events that provided information to students and community members. The Commencement Town Hall has received nearly 2,000 views since it aired live last Thursday. The online forum answered questions regarding the postponed graduation ceremonies and included insights from UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz, faculty, staff and students.

And, last Saturday, the University opened its virtual doors to prospective students during UHD’s very first Online Open House. The event offered insight into UHD student life, colleges, academic offerings and other details.

The Financial Aid Town Hall will be archived on YouTube for those who cannot view this event live. Additional live events will be scheduled soon and focus on topics that are important to current and future students.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.