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 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 are listed below.

Tuition, Fees, Room and Board and more

  Full Time Yearly - 2019-2020
 

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 $7,961 $7,961 $7,961 $24,545  $24,545 $24,545
Books and Supplies $1,064 $1,064  $1,064 $1,064  $1,064  $1,064
Room and Board $5,109 $10,218  $8,626 $5,109 $10,218  $8,626
Transportation $3,341 $3,341  $3,341 $3,341 $3,341  $3,341
Personal and Misc. $5,053 $5,053  $5,053 $5,053 $5,053 $5,053 
Total $22,528 $27,637  $26,045 $39,112  $44,221  $42,629
  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 $10,035 $10,035 $10,035 $20,375 $20,375 $20,375
Books and Supplies $816 $816 $816 $816 $816 $816
Room and Board $5,109 $10,218 $8,626 $5,109  $10,218 $8,626
Transportation $3,341 $3,341 $3,341 $3,341 $3,341 $3,341
Personal and Misc. $5,053 $5,053 $5,053 $5,053 $5,053 $5,053
Total $24,354 $29,463 $27,871 $34,694 $39,803 $38,211
  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 - 2019-2020
 

Full Time

  Undergraduate Resident (12 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (12 hours) Graduate Resident (9 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (9 hours)
Tuition and Fees $3,655 $10,289 $4,762 $9,523
Books and Supplies $532 $532 $408 $408
Transportation $1,671 $1,671 $1,671 $1,671
Personal and Misc. $2,526 $2,526 $2,526 $2,526
Loan Fees $44 $44 $91 $106
Total $8,428 $15,062 $9,458 $14,234
  • Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.
  • Room and Board estimate if living away from home is $5,109. Also, see University Forest Apartments.
  • Room and Board estimate if living at home with parents is $2,555.
  • Room and Board estimate if living on-campus is $4,313.

Three Quarters

  Undergraduate Resident (9 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (9 hours) Graduate Resident (7 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (7 hours)
Tuition and Fees $2,860 $7,835 $3,847 $7,498
Books and Supplies $396 $396 $323 $323
Transportation $1,253 $1,253 $1,253 $1,253
Personal and Misc. $1,895 $1,895 $1,895 $1,895
Loan Fees $44 $48 $69 $93
Total $6,448 $11,427 $7,387 $11,062
  • Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.
  • Room and Board estimate if living away from home is $3,832. Also, see University Forest Apartments.
  • Room and Board estimate if living at home with parents is $1,916.
  • Room and Board estimate if living on-campus is $3,235.

Half

  Undergraduate Resident (6 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (6 hours) Graduate Resident (5 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (5 hours)
Tuition and Fees $2,043 $5,360 $2,788 $5,433
Books and Supplies $309 $309 $237 $237
Transportation $836 $836 $836 $836
Personal and Misc. $1,263 $1,263 $1,263 $1,263
Loan Fees $40 $50 $59 $55
Total $4,491 $7,818 $5,183 $7,824
  • Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.
  • Room and Board estimate if living away from home is $2,555. Also, see University Forest Apartments.
  • Room and Board estimate if living at home with parents is $1,278.
  • Room and Board estimate if living on-campus is $2,157.

Less than Half

  Undergraduate Resident (3 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (3 hours) Graduate Resident (4 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (4 hours)
Tuition and Fees $1,107 $2,765 $2,294 $4,380
Books and Supplies $219 $219 $142 $142
Transportation $418 $418 $418 $418
Total $1,744 $3,402 $2,854 $4,940
  • 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 - 2018-2019
 

Undergraduate

  Resident with Parent Resident Off-Campus Non-Resident with Parent  Non-Resident Off-Campus
Tuition and Fees $8,500  $8,500  $24,731  $24,731
Books and Supplies $1,064   $1,064  $1,064  $1,064
Room and Board  $4,310  $8,620  $4,310  $8,620
Transportation  $2,928  $2,928  $2,928  $2,928
Personal and Misc.  $3,662  $3,662  $3,662  $3,662
Total  $20,464  $24,774  $36,695  $41,005
  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 Non-Resident with Parent  Non-Resident Off-Campus
Tuition and Fees $10,307 $10,307 $20,607 $20,607
Books and Supplies $816 $816 $816 $816
Room and Board $4,310 $8,620 $4,310 $8,620
Transportation $2,928 $2,928 $2,928 $2,928
Personal and Misc. $3,662 $3,662 $3,662 $3,662
Total $22,023 $26,333 $32,323 $36,633
  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 - 2018-2019
 

Full Time

  Undergraduate Resident (12 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (12 hours) Graduate Resident (9 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (9 hours)
Tuition and Fees $3,557 $10,049 $4,686 $9,321
Books and Supplies $532 $532 $408 $408
Transportation $1,464 $1,464 $1,464 $1,464
Personal and Misc. $1,831 $1,831 $1,831 $1,831
Loan Fees $43 $47 $87 $108
Total $7,427 $13,923 $8,476 $13,132
  • Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.
  • Room and Board estimate if living away from home is $4,310. Also, see University Forest Apartments.
  • Room and Board estimate if living at home with parents is $2,155.

Three Quarters

  Undergraduate Resident (9 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (9 hours) Graduate Resident (7 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (7 hours)
Tuition and Fees $2,786 $7,655 $3,735 $7,340
Books and Supplies $396 $396 $323 $323
Transportation $1,098 $1,098 $1,098 $1,098
Personal and Misc. $1,373 $1,373 $1,373 $1,373
Loan Fees $43 $59 $73 $89
Total $5,696 $10,581 $6,602 $10,223
  • Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.
  • Room and Board estimate if living away from home is $3,232. Also, see University Forest Apartments.
  • Room and Board estimate if living at home with parents is $1,616.

Half

  Undergraduate Resident (6 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (6 hours) Graduate Resident (5 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (5 hours)
Tuition and Fees $1,994 $5,240 $2,745 $5,320
Books and Supplies $309 $309 $237 $237
Transportation $732 $732 $732 $732
Personal and Misc. $915 $915 $915 $915
Loan Fees $39 $35 $52 $52
Total $3,989 $7,231 $4,681 $7,256
  • Students may incur other costs such as course fees and student medical insurance.
  • Room and Board estimate if living away from home is $2,155. Also, see University Forest Apartments.
  • Room and Board estimate if living at home with parents is $1,077.

Less than Half

  Undergraduate Resident (3 hours) Undergraduate Non-Resident (3 hours) Graduate Resident (4 hours) Graduate Non-Resident (4 hours)
Tuition and Fees $1,082 $2,705 $2,230 $4,290
Books and Supplies $219 $219 $142 $142
Transportation $366 $366 $366 $366
Total $1,667 $3,290 $2,738 $4,798
  • 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 - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    School Code:
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