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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

$5,840 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
41% get federal aid ($4,827 avg)
41% get state aid ($4,148 avg)
65% get institn'l aid ($5,840 avg)
37% get loans ($6,164 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 $9,714 77%
Federal Grant Aid $4,827 41%
Pell Grants $4,581 41%
Other Federal Grants $1,888 5%
Institution Grant Aid $5,840 65%
State Grant Aid $4,148 41%
Student Loans $6,164 37%
Federal Loans $5,135 36%
Other Loans $9,407 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
  • 5
  • Nina from Houston, TX
  • May-22-2015 I am a current student here

    Maybe my view on it is skewed because I went to a school that was twice as expensive and much smaller, but I think UofH really provides a lot for how much you pay. You get access to a gym, hundreds of clubs, pre-professional advising, career advising, many different majors, different types of research opportunities, and much more. UofH offers a decent exchange for the price you pay.

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  • 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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