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Sticker Price: How much does it cost on average?

Typical Undergraduate In-State Costs for 2016-17 without Financial Aid (Full-Time, In-State Students)
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The cost to attend University of Houston-Downtown varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.

Net Price: Total Cost of Attendance Minus Aid that Does Not Need to be Repaid

Total Net Price for First time In-State students enrolled full-time in a Degree-seeking program:
$7,409

For more information on typical net price by average family income ranges with estimated financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans etc.) click here.

Financial Aid: How much help is there to pay?

Scholarships & Grants

  • For Fall 2014, 76% of full-time beginning undergraduate students received an average of $8,832 in grant or scholarship aid from the federal or state government or the institution.
  • Scholarships and grants are financial aid that does not need to be repaid and is sometimes referred to as gift aid.

Aid that must be repaid: Loans

  • For Fall 2014, 25% of full-time beginning undergraduate students received an average of $4,746 in loans for their first year and 96% of students receiving loans received federal loans.
  • Loans need to be repaid. Typically, repayment starts once you are no longer enrolled full-time. Please refer to page 12 of the Funding Education Beyond High School guide on the US Department of Education's Federal Student Aid website for more information about Financial Need.

  • 52% of graduates from University of Houston-Downtown in 2014-15 borrowed at some time during their undergraduate studies. The average amount borrowed for those who borrowed at all was $22,812. The loan payment for this amount over 10-years at 5.25% APR is approximately $234 per month. Individual loan repayment terms may vary, please consult the UHD Financial Aid office for additional information about loan options.