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University of Houston-Downtown Tuition & Cost

Houston, Texas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Texas Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for University of Houston Downtown
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,296
Other Fees$1,456
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,424
Other Expenses Budget$7,354
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of Houston Downtown
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,296
Other Fees$1,456
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,424
Other Expenses Budget$7,354

In-state tuition at University of Houston Downtown for undergraduate students residing in Texas is $6,252. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,296 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,456 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $7,354 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending University of Houston Downtown full time should expect a total annual cost of $25,782.

Undergraduate tuition at University of Houston Downtown is $16,068 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $1,296 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,456. Students are advised to budget $7,354 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $35,598. This figure is 38.1% higher than what Texas residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending University of Houston Downtown, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income University of Houston Downtown
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,215
$30,001 to $48,000$12,218
$48,001 to $75,000$15,426
$75,001 to $110,000$17,341

The average reported annual net price for University of Houston Downtown for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,087 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

90% of full-time undergrad University of Houston Downtown received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,855 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 19% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,229.

Finanical Aid University of Houston Downtown
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,855 90%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,280 49%
Pell Grants $5,575 70%
Other Federal Grants $1,254 36%
State and Local Grants $6,516 36%
Federal Student Loans $4,229 19%
Other Student Loans $12,229 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Houston Downtown, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $32,872. The loan balance of $32,872 is a four year multiple of the $8,218 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $348 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $32,872
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $348.50
Total Interest Paid $8,947.75
Sum of All Loan Payments $41,819.75

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $25,782 $35,598
2 $27,325 $37,729
3 $28,960 $39,987
4 $30,694 $42,380

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Houston Downtown to be $103,128 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 6% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Houston Downtown
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Texas Residents $245 $735 $980
Out of State Residents $656 $1,968 $2,624

Estimated cost for a class at University of Houston Downtown based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Houston Downtown versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Houston Downtown Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225432 IPEDS survey data for University of Houston Downtown.