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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.