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University of Houston Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,513 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,483 tuition
$8,912 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$918 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$27,009 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$15,979 tuition
$8,912 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$918 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,031 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
82% of students receive aid
46% get federal aid ($4,762 avg)
45% get state aid ($4,389 avg)
46% get institn'l aid ($5,031 avg)
44% get loans ($5,776 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.62% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.63% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,833 73%
Federal Grant Aid $4,762 46%
Pell Grants $4,521 46%
Other Federal Grants $1,904 6%
Institution Grant Aid $5,031 46%
State Grant Aid $4,389 45%
Student Loans $5,776 44%
Federal Loans $5,105 44%
Other Loans $8,449 4%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: July 1
Does University of Houston offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
4400 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204-2018
(713) 743-1000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $312
Out of State $666


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Mauricio from Houston, TX
  • Jan-15-2015 I am a current student here

    So far it seems it is worth the investment. Tuition is only around ten thousand a year (without living there) so that's great. The location is iffy though, since it's close to the inner city.

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  • 5
  • Rebecca from Sugar Land, TX
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a current student here

    $20,000 a year isn't bad to pay for a really nice dorm room, a free recreation center, a free theater, and six classes. So far I haven't had to take out many loans.

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  • 3
  • Jennifer from Spring, TX
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a current student here

    University of Houston is pretty good on giving out numerous opportunities for scholarships as well as on and off-campus jobs including work study. So if you are able to take advantage of these opportunities budgeting is not a problem. They also offer cougar cash for those who live on campus and you can use cougar case with majority of the stores and restaurants on campus which is pretty cool actually. It really does not cost too much to attend school here especially if you have in-state tuition. I'm consider out of state but I was able to receive in-state waiver because of my academic scholarship I received here. The school, education, and experience is definitely worth all the money because attending UH has made my life pretty amazing.

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  • 5
  • Cristian from Houston, TX
  • Feb-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Tuition is around $6K a year and dorms are about the same so you pay $12K total for a Tier One university so you get a LOT of bang for your buck.

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