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Online Learning Assistance and Reimbursement Program

Spring 2021 Program Details

For currently enrolled UHCL students who do not have a reliable computer, we have launched the Online Learning Assistance and Reimbursement Program (oLARP).


  • Provides a one-time reimbursement for up to 80% of eligible expense toward the purchase of a prebuilt laptop/desktop/tablet (applied to a maximum $800 of a computer purchase)


  • Currently enrolled UHCL student (i.e., students enrolled for the Spring 2021 semester)
  • Active FAFSA or TASFA on file with Financial Aid - student must have a 2020-2021 FAFSA/TASFA
  • A course load of 6 or more graded SCHs
  • Receipt of purchased prebuilt laptop/desktop/tablet dated 12/1/2020 through 4/30/2021.
  • Students must have been enrolled when purchase was made
  • Individual computer components, peripherals, extended warranties and consumables are not eligible.
  • Students must submit an email to Financial Aid at with supporting documentation of hardship (explain the need for a new computer) and their dated, detailed purchase receipt.
  • Students can only receive one reimbursement during their student career at UHCL. Students who received the oLARP reimbursement in a previous term(s) will not receive another reimbursement.

Determine what your maximum reimbursement would be:

The Expected Family Contribution (EFC), calculated by the US Department of Education based on information completed by student 2020-2021 FAFSA application. Please contact Office of Financial Aid to discuss eligibility, processes and reimbursement. The Office of Financial Aid is here to assist you.

  • 80% refund of computer purchase (maximum $640) = $0 to $5576 EFC
  • 75% refund of computer purchase (maximum $600) = $5577 to $10,000 EFC
  • 50% refund of computer purchase (maximum $400) = $10,000 to 15,000 EFC
  • 25% refund of computer purchase (maximum $200) = $15,000 or higher EFC
  • *Students must exhibit financial need to be awarded - based on the student's financial aid package some students will not qualify, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid if you have questions.

How to apply

Students must submit an email to Financial Aid at with their supporting documentation of hardship (explain the need for a new computer) along with their receipt to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

As indicated above, the receipt must be dated during the term and dates indicated above, 12/1/2020 through 4/30/2021. Purchases made outside of these dates will not be accepted.

Students can still submit their receipt after the semester ends, but the computer must have been purchased during the dates specified above and they needed to have been enrolled in the semester the purchase was made.

*Reimbursement consists of Emergency grant funds. Any funds awarded will be applied to any existing charges on the student account first. If the student account is paid in full, the funds will be refunded directly to the student. For Spring 2021, funds are not dispersed to the student account until one-week before the first enrolled session.

For any other questions related to the Office of Financial Aid please contact them directly.

If you are experiencing, or expect to experience a financial hardship (loss of employment, medical concerns, etc.) and are unable to make the initial purchase, please email the Dean of Student's Office

  • Dean of Students

    Phone: 281-283-2567

    SSCB 1201
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 195
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.

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