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UH 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
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,367
Other Fees$1,014
Room and Board $9,962
Other Expenses Budget$4,049
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of Houston
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,367
Other Fees$1,014
Room and Board $9,962
Other Expenses Budget$4,049

Residents of Texas pay an annual total price of $25,077 to attend University of Houston on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $8,685 for tuition, $9,962 room and board, $1,367 for books and supplies and $1,014 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $37,269 which is 48.6% higher than Texas residents. The tuition charge is $20,877 while room and board is $9,962, books and supplies are $1,367 and other fees come in at $1,014.

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

Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income University of Houston
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,533
$30,001 to $48,000$10,664
$48,001 to $75,000$13,382
$75,001 to $110,000$19,533

The average reported annual net price for University of Houston for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,480 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

93% of full-time undergrad University of Houston received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,693 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 36% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,993 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,472.

Finanical Aid University of Houston
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,693 93%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,452 68%
Pell Grants $5,409 44%
Other Federal Grants $786 78%
State and Local Grants $7,061 29%
Federal Student Loans $4,993 36%
Other Student Loans $10,472 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Houston, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $46,436. The loan balance of $46,436 is a four year multiple of the $11,609 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 $443 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 $46,436
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $443.05
Total Interest Paid $6,730.08
Sum of All Loan Payments $53,166.08

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $25,077 $37,269
2 $25,164 $37,398
3 $25,251 $37,528
4 $25,339 $37,658

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Houston to be $100,308 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.3% 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
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Texas Residents $362 $1,086 $1,448
Out of State Residents $870 $2,610 $3,480

Estimated cost for a class at University of Houston 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 versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Houston Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
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=225511 IPEDS survey data for University of Houston.