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Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance includes expenses that are determined by the institution (tuition/fees) and expenses that are flexible based on student choices (housing/meals, books, transportation costs, and miscellaneous expenses). These combined tuition and other expenses represent the entire cost of attendance. Individual expenses will vary based on student-specific majors, courses, living arrangements, and personal spending decisions.  These values are used in the awarding of Financial Aid for students.  Estimated costs for 2020-2021 & 2021-2022 are listed below.

Tuition, Fees, Room and Board and more

Below are estimated costs to build a financial aid package, for actual tuition and fees, please see the Tuition and Fees Table.

Full Time Yearly - 2021-2022

Undergraduate

  Resident with Parent Resident Off-Campus Resident On-Campus Non-Resident with Parent  Non-Resident Off-Campus Non-Resident On-Campus
Tuition and Fees $9,227 $9,227 $9,227 $25,877  $25,877 $25,877
Books and Supplies $1,316 $1,316 $1,316 $1,316 $1,316 $1,316
Room and Board $6,454 $12,909  $9,881 $6,454 $12,909  $9,881
Transportation $2,417 $2,417 $2,417 $2,417 $2,417 $2,417
Personal and Misc. $7,690 $7,690 $7,690 $7,690 $7,690 $7,690
Total $27,103 $33,558  $30,530 $43,753  $50,208  $47,180
  1. Tuition and Fees
    The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical undergraduate student based on enrolling for 30 hours per year. The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending on the student's degree or certificate program.
  2. Books and Supplies
    The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire year.
  3. Room and Board
    A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in the Houston area while attending school or in an on-campus Residence Hall.
  4. Transportation
    A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to travel between UHCL and your home or work.
  5. Personal and Misc.
    A reasonable estimate of the personal and miscellaneous expenses you would incur by attending UHCL.

Graduate

  Resident with Parent Resident Off-Campus Resident On-Campus Non-Resident with Parent  Non-Resident Off-Campus Non-Resident On-Campus
Tuition and Fees $9,798 $9,798 $9,798 $19,077 $19,077 $19,077
Books and Supplies $1,248 $1,248 $1,248 $1,248 $1,248 $1,248
Room and Board $6,454 $12,909 $9,881 $6,454  $12,909 $9,881
Transportation $2,417 $2,417 $2,417 $2,417 $2,417 $2,417
Personal and Misc. $7,690 $7,690 $7,690 $7,690 $7,690 $7,690
Total $27,607 $34,061 $31,033 $36,886 $43,340 $40,312
  1. Tuition and Fees
    The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical graduate student based on enrolling for 18 hours per year. The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending on the student's degree or certificate program.
  2. Books and Supplies
    The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire year.
  3. Room and Board
    A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in the Houston area while attending school or in an on-campus Residence Hall.
  4. Transportation
    A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to travel between UHCL and your home or work.
  5. Personal and Misc.
    A reasonable estimate of the personal and miscellaneous expenses you would incur by attending UHCL.

By Credit Hours - 2021 - 2022

Full Time

  Undergraduate Resident (12 hours or more) Undergraduate Non-Resident (12 hours or more) Graduate Resident (9 hours or more) Graduate Non-Resident (9 hours or more)
Tuition and Fees $3,858 $10,518 $4,899 $9,539
Books and Supplies $658 $658 $624 $624
Transportation $1,208 $1,208 $1,208 $1,208
Personal and Misc. $3,845 $3,845 $3,845 $3,845
Loan Fees $42 $55 $94 $104
Total $9,611 $16,284 $10,670 $15,320
  • Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.
  • Room and Board estimate if living away from home is $6,454. Also, see University Forest Apartments.
  • Room and Board estimate if living at home with parents is $3,227.
  • Room and Board estimate if living on-campus is $4,940.

Three Quarters

  Undergraduate Resident (9-11 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (9-11 hours) Graduate Resident (7-8 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (7-8 hours)
Tuition and Fees $3,016 $8,011 $4,402 $8,526
Books and Supplies $519 $519 $328 $328
Transportation $906 $906 $906 $906
Personal and Misc. $2,884 $2,884 $2,884 $2,884
Loan Fees $43 $53 $70 $80
Total $7,368 $12,373 $8,590 $12,724
  • Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.
  • Room and Board estimate if living away from home is $4,841. Also, see University Forest Apartments.
  • Room and Board estimate if living at home with parents is $2,420.
  • Room and Board estimate if living on-campus is $3,705.

Half

  Undergraduate Resident (6-8 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (6-8 hours) Graduate Resident (5-6 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (5-6 hours)
Tuition and Fees $2,153 $5,483 $3,408 $6,501
Books and Supplies $377 $377 $497 $497
Transportation $604 $604 $604 $604
Personal and Misc. $1,922 $1,922 $1,922 $1,922
Loan Fees $41 $55 $76 $54
Total $5,097 $8,441 $6,507 $9,578
  • Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.
  • Room and Board estimate if living away from home is $3,227. Also, see University Forest Apartments.
  • Room and Board estimate if living at home with parents is $1,614.
  • Room and Board estimate if living on-campus is $2,470.

Less than Half

  Undergraduate Resident (1-5 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (1-5 hours) Graduate Resident 1-(4 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (1-4 hours)
Tuition and Fees $1,163 $2,828 $1,728 $3,297
Books and Supplies $300 $300 $489 $489
Transportation $302 $302 $302 $302
Total $1,765 $3,430 $2,519 $4,088
  • Please note: Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.
  • Per federal guidelines, for less than half time students, only tuition and fees, books and supplies, and transportation are factored for cost of attendance purposes.

Full Time Yearly - 2020-2021

Undergraduate

  Resident with Parent Resident Off-Campus Resident On-Campus Non-Resident with Parent  Non-Resident Off-Campus Non-Resident On-Campus
Tuition and Fees $9,174  $9,174 $9,174  $25,772  $25,772 $25,772
Books and Supplies $1,316  $1,316 $1,316 $1,316  $1,316 $1,316
Room and Board  $5,410  $10,820 $11,019  $5,410 $10,820 $11,019
Transportation  $3,537 $3,537 $3,537 $3,537 $3,537 $3,537
Personal and Misc.  $5,279 $5,279 $5,279 $5,279 $5,279 $5,279
Total  $24,716  $30,126 $30,325  $41,314  $46,724 $46,923
  1. Tuition and Fees
    The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical undergraduate student based on enrolling for 30 hours per year. The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending on the student's degree or certificate program.
  2. Books and Supplies
    The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire year.
  3. Room and Board
    A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in the Houston area while attending school.
  4. Transportation
    A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to travel between UHCL and your home or work.
  5. Personal and Misc.
    A reasonable estimate of the personal and miscellaneous expenses you would incur by attending UHCL.

Graduate

  Resident with Parent Resident Off-Campus Resident On-Campus Non-Resident with Parent  Non-Resident Off-Campus Non-Resident On-Campus
Tuition and Fees $9,842 $9,842 $9,842 $19,256 $19,256 $19,256
Books and Supplies $1,248 $1,248 $1,248 $1,248 $1,248 $1,248
Room and Board $5,410 $10,820 $11,019 $5,410 $10,820 $11,019
Transportation $3,537 $3,537 $3,537 $3,537 $3,537 $3,537
Personal and Misc. $5,279 $5,279 $5,279 $5,279 $5,279 $5,279
Total $25,316 $30,726 $30,925 $34,730 $40,140 $40,339
  1. Tuition and Fees
    The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical graduate student based on enrolling for 20 hours per year. The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending on the student's degree or certificate program.
  2. Books and Supplies
    The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire year.
  3. Room and Board
    A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in the Houston area while attending school.
  4. Transportation
    A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to travel between UHCL and your home or work.
  5. Personal and Misc.
    A reasonable estimate of the personal and miscellaneous expenses you would incur by attending UHCL.

By Credit Hours - 2020-2021

Full Time

  Undergraduate Resident (12 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (12 hours) Graduate Resident (9 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (9 hours)
Tuition and Fees $3,670 $10,209 $4,921 $9,628
Books and Supplies $658 $658 $624 $624
Transportation $1,464 $1,464 $1,464 $1,464
Personal and Misc. $2,640 $2,640 $2,640 $2,640
Loan Fees $65 $52 $89 $98
Total 8,497 $15,023 $9,738 $14,454
  • Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.
  • Room and Board estimate if living away from home is $5,410. Also, see University Forest Apartments.
  • Room and Board estimate if living at home with parents is $2,705.
  • Room and Board estimate if living in on-campus housing is $5,510.

Three Quarters

  Undergraduate Resident (9 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (9 hours) Graduate Resident (7 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (7 hours)
Tuition and Fees $2,752 $7,732 $3,827 $7,488
Books and Supplies $519 $519 $328 $328
Transportation $1,326 $1,326 $1,326 $1,326
Personal and Misc. $1,980 $1,980 $1,980 $1,980
Loan Fees $63 $50 $74 $98
Total $6,640 $11,607 $7,535 $11,220
  • Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.
  • Room and Board estimate if living away from home is $4,132. Also, see University Forest Apartments.
  • Room and Board estimate if living at home with parents is $2,029.
  • Room and Board estimate if living in on-campus housing is $4,058.

Half

  Undergraduate Resident (6 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (6 hours) Graduate Resident (5 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (5 hours)
Tuition and Fees $1,835 $5,154 $2,734 $5,349
Books and Supplies $377 $377 $497 $497
Transportation $884 $884 $884 $884
Personal and Misc. $1,320 $1,320 $1,320 $1,320
Loan Fees $39 $54 $57 $74
Total $4,455 $7,789 $5,492 $8,124
  • Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.
  • Room and Board estimate if living away from home is $2,755. Also, see University Forest Apartments.
  • Room and Board estimate if living at home with parents is $1,353.
  • Room and Board estimate if living in on-campus housing is $2,705.

Less than Half

  Undergraduate Resident (3 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (3 hours) Graduate Resident (4 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (4 hours)
Tuition and Fees $917 $2,577 $2,187 $4,279
Books and Supplies $300 $300 $489 $489
Transportation $442 $442 $442 $442
Total $1,659 $3,319 $3,118 $5,210
  • Please note: Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.
  • Per federal guidelines, for less than half time students, only tuition and fees, books and supplies, and transportation are factored for cost of attendance purposes.

Contact

  • Student Financial Aid

    Phone: 281-283-2480
    Fax: 281-283-2502
    Email: uhcl_fao@uhcl.edu

    SSCB 1.105
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 05
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    School Code:
    011711