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University of Houston Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,649 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,537 tuition
$9,830 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$982 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$32,841 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,729 tuition
$9,830 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$982 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,096 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
86% of students receive aid
41% get federal aid ($4,631 avg)
44% get state aid ($5,276 avg)
54% get institn'l aid ($6,096 avg)
38% get loans ($6,618 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.30% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 8.85% 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 $9,732 77%
Federal Grant Aid $4,631 41%
Pell Grants $4,546 41%
Other Federal Grants $1,652 2%
Institution Grant Aid $6,096 54%
State Grant Aid $5,276 44%
Student Loans $6,618 38%
Federal Loans $5,187 36%
Other Loans $7,790 8%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: March 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) 743-1010
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $356
Out of State $864


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Elizabeth from Houston, TX
  • Sep-12-2017 I am a current student here

    Shasta's $1 scoop ice cream on the Mondays after the football team wins is my favorite. Tuition itself, it's not bad and if you do well in HS, you can get scholarships from the school that will definitely help.

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  • 5
  • Robert - Houston, TX
  • Dec-23-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    When the average starting salary is 48,000 and the average student spends about $12,000 a year for a education its easy to get the most out of it.

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  • 5
  • jon from the houston area
  • May-26-2016 I am a current student here

    you pay little, and receive a quality education. international students especially find this campus the most desirable due to the low cost (2x in state as opposed to 5x at ut/a&m).

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