University of Houston-Downtown Tuition & Cost Guide

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Cost to Attend

In State


Texas Residents

  • Tuition: $4,632
  • Books and Supplies: $1,190
  • Other Fees: $1,148
  • Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living: $8,706

Out of State


Non Residents

  • Tuition: $13,992
  • Books and Supplies: $1,190
  • Other Fees: $1,148
  • Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living: $8,706

*All tuition data is sourced from the 2015/2016 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Annual Prices

Residents of Texas pay an annual total price of $22,584 to attend University of Houston Downtown on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,632 for tuition, $1,190 for books and supplies and $1,148 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $31,944 which is 41.4% higher than Texas residents. The tuition charge is $13,992 while books and supplies are $1,190 and other fees come in at $1,148.

Financial Aid and Student Loans - What does it really cost to attend?

The average reported annual net price for University of Houston Downtown for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,436 in 2014/2015.

Aid Amount Percent Receiving Aid
Average Annual Total Grant Aid $8,356 82%
Average Pell Grant $4,743 64%
Average Annual Federal Student Loan $4,589 24%

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Houston Downtown, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $32,872. The loan balance of $32,872 is a four year multiple of the $8,218 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 $343 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 4.7%.

Example Loan $32,872
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $343.22
Total Interest Paid $8,314.54
Sum of All Loan Payments $41,186.54

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current published cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Houston Downtown to be $90,336 - assuming graduation in normal time. Our estimation assumes a 6.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Texas Residents $22,584 $23,968 $25,437 $26,996
Non Residents $31,944 $33,902 $35,980 $38,185

Per Credit Hour and Per Class Prices

We estimate the cost for a class at University of Houston Downtown as follows 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 Downtown versus other colleges.

Cost Per Credit Hour Cost Per Class (3 credit hr) Cost Per Class (4 credit hr)
Texas Residents $195 $585 $780
Out of State Residents $579 $1,737 $2,316

Historical Tuition Prices

The cost to attend college is continually rising. The table below will provide perspective as to the historical tuition increases reported for University of Houston Downtown and what it has cost to attend in past years.

Texas Resident Out of State Annual Percent Change
2010 $4,392 $11,040 4.8%
2009 $4,190 $10,934 4.2%
2008 $4,022 $4,022 10%
2007 $3,656 $10,256 9.9%
2006 $3,326 $9,950 -12.4%
2005 $3,796 $9,988 46.3%
2004 $2,594 $8,258 -3.4%
2003 $2,684 $9,224 11.2%
2002 $2,414 $8,804 0%
2001 $2,414 $8,864 4.2%
2000 $2,316 $8,796 10%
1999 $2,106 $8,496 2.9%
1998 $2,046 $8,466 9.6%
1997 $1,866 $8,286 13.4%
1996 $1,646 $7,406 5.1%
1995 $1,566 $5,856 4%
1994 $1,506 $5,586 10.9%
1993 $1,358 $5,498 18.1%
1992 $1,150 $4,390 9.8%
1991 $1,047 $4,136 3.7%
1990 $1,010 $4,130 6.3%
1989 $950 $4,070 11.2%
1988 $854 $3,344 0%
1987 $0 $0 0%

Tuition Payments

Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225432 IPEDS survey data for University of Houston Downtown.

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