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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$1,268
Other Fees$1,196
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,228
Other Expenses Budget$7,200
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of Houston Downtown
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,268
Other Fees$1,196
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,228
Other Expenses Budget$7,200

Residents of Texas pay an annual total price of $24,484 to attend University of Houston Downtown on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,592 for tuition, $1,268 for books and supplies and $1,196 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $34,612 which is 41.4% higher than Texas residents. The tuition charge is $15,720 while books and supplies are $1,268 and other fees come in at $1,196.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of Houston Downtown when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income University of Houston Downtown
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,065
$30,001 to $48,000$6,131
$48,001 to $75,000$8,675
$75,001 to $110,000$13,592

The average reported annual net price for University of Houston Downtown for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,159 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

79% 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 $9,677 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 21% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,346 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $6,828.

Finanical Aid University of Houston Downtown
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,677 79%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,421 48%
Pell Grants $5,394 60%
Other Federal Grants $883 10%
State and Local Grants $5,739 54%
Federal Student Loans $4,346 21%
Other Student Loans $6,828 1%

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 $314 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $32,872
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $313.64
Total Interest Paid $4,764.22
Sum of All Loan Payments $37,636.22

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $24,484 $34,612
2 $25,822 $36,503
3 $27,233 $38,498
4 $28,721 $40,602

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 $97,936 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.5% 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 $228 $684 $912
Out of State Residents $642 $1,926 $2,568

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225432 IPEDS survey data for University of Houston Downtown.