University of Houston
Houston, TX, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$16,392
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,929
$30k - $48k
$13,646
$48k - $75k
$15,821
$75k - $110k
$20,811
$110k+
$22,451
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,913
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$21,273
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,104
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: sfa@mail.uh.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
62%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
37%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,530
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,722
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,612
Students receiving state aid
33%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$6,312
Students receiving federal aid
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,722
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$2,088,957
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$16,940,600

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
37%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,463
Students receiving federal loans
36%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,101
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,941
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,250
Loan Default Rate
6%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$205

What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
big bang for the buck. great college education without the high costs of ut and a&m.
Christopher from Houston, TX
Very cheap university and you get a great quality of education. However like I previously stated look into the department you want to be part of. Some departments are very organized, others are administrative disasters.
Meridith from Houston, TX
this tier one university offers a great quality of education for its buck. it has a good yet tough curriculum but hey, that's college! although you cannot expect to go to any college or university and not buy books for your classes. fortunately the first year many students find friends in their class where they decide to share books for half the cost. or there is always the option to rent or buy used books. not all can be rented or bought as used since editions are updated each year but for my first year at this university i was able to rent all of my books and spend under 250 for the year.
Angie
Quality education for a better price. Although tuition is going up, the SGA is trying to freeze tuition to help students. The University is also offering $70 million dollars worth of scholarships for incoming freshmen! Lots of scholarship opportunities available from the university itself, the different colleges, and the organizations on campus!
Gregory from Houston, TX
Affordable tuition!!! With many financial aid opportunities!!
Rubi from Houston, TX
Very affordable. I am from a middle class family so I didn't receive any financial aid from FAFSA, so paying thousands of dollars for housing at another college was not in the question, but that was not a problem. UH financial services helped me by giving me scholarships for being and undergraduate and for going into my majors school. It helped relieve the stress on my wallet. And not only that that educational quality is amazing, one of the best schools in the country.
Roberto from Houston, TX
Very affordable tuition. Plus there is so many oppurtunites to receive financial aid. Plus UH has a chance to become a Tier 1 school, and that is a plus. Paying a reasonable tuition to a Tier 1 school is a very good deal.
Washington from Houston, TX
GREAT tuition price.
Frank from Houston, TX
Without a doubt the bang for the buck is great. I originally came to the University of Houston because I was going to pay for college myself and it was affordable. To my surprise though I got a lot more out of it than I thought and so far have only raked in a minimal amount of debt (especially compared to some friends at other universities!). Keep in mind that this university is pushing to be Tier 1, so it's educational quality is up, while it's tuition still remains pleasantly low!
Spencer from Houston, TX
UH most definitely gives you the bang for the buck and even if you think that UH is a bit pricey in the end it will pay good for coming here.
Syeda from Houston, TX