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Fixed Rate Tuition Plan

Freshman Fixed Rate Four-Year Tuition Option

Any eligible student who elects to participate in the 2019-2020 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan has the option of participating in the 2019-2020 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Plan. Students are not automatically placed into the fixed rate tuition. Students must choose either the fixed or variable rate. This option is offered as a budgeting tool to help students and parents accurately prepare their educational budget by establishing the same tuition rate for four years and eliminating uncertainty about future tuition increases.

Student Eligibility

Participation in the 2019-2020 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Plan requires participation in the 2019-2020 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan and meeting all eligibility requirements described therein. Students who do not meet the conditions for initial and continuing eligibility under the 2019-2020 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan will pay the per credit rate in effect at the time of ineligibility.

Fixed Tuition Rate and Term

The 2019-2020 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Plan provides the eligible student with a fixed tuition rate through four consecutive academic years beginning in fall 2019 and remaining in effect through summer 2023 contingent upon continuing student eligibility and plan participation. As with variable tuition, the fixed tuition amount will vary depending on the college in which you enroll and residency status. The guaranteed fixed tuition rate for your degree program for the fall 2019 and the applicable summer rate can be found in the chart below.

FY 20 Undergraduate Fixed Tuition Rates for Four Year Degree Programs

College

Resident

Non-Resident

4-Year Fixed Tuition Rate, 2020 Cohort FTIC Students in Education, *Liberal Arts

$5,316.86 per term (Fall/Spring)
$1,063.37 per term (Summer)

$13,146.86 per term (Fall/Spring)
$2,629.37 per term (Summer)

4-Year Fixed Tuition Rate, 2020 Cohort FTIC Students in Arts, *Social Sciences, Exploratory Studies, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Natural Sciences & Mathematics

$5,666.80 per term (Fall/Spring)
$1,133.36 per term (Summer)

$13,496.80 per term (Fall/Spring)
$2,699.36  per term (Summer)

4-Year Fixed Tuition Rate, 2020 Cohort FTIC Students in **Architecture, Business, Engineering, Technology

$6,182.71 per term (Fall/Spring)
$1,236.54 per term (Summer)

$14,012.71 per term (Fall/Spring)
$2,802.54 per term (Summer)

4-Year Fixed Tuition Rate, 2020 Cohort FTIC Students in Nursing

$7,130.39 per term (Fall/Spring)
$1,426.08 per term (Summer)

$14,960.39 per term (Fall/Spring)
$2,992.08 per term (Summer)

* The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is divided into two categories for Tuition and Fee billing purposes. Click on the hyperlinks above to view categories.

**The Architecture BA degree is a 5 year degree plan and not eligible for the fixed rate tuition plan. The following Architecture degree plans are eligible: Environmental Design, B.S.; Industrial Design, B.S.; and Interior Architecture, B.S.

This is for an unlimited number of credit hours at the University of Houston.  If you change majors during the course the Fixed Four-Year Tuition Plan, and choose to remain in the plan, your rate will adjust to the applicable fall Fixed Four-Year Tuition Plan rate for your new major in effect for the 2019-2020 plan year.

Students who do not meet the conditions for initial participation will pay the per credit rate in effect at the time of ineligibility.  If ineligibility occurs during the fixed tuition rate term, the student will pay the per credit rate in effect at the time ineligibility begins.  For any course enrollment after the fixed tuition term expiration, the student will be charged the per credit rate in effect at the time of enrollment. To cancel participation in the 2019-2020 Fixed Four-Year Tuition Plan, students must notify the Bursar’s Office in writing (using the Fixed Tuition Plan Selection Change Form) prior to enrollment and at least 30 days before the start of the next semester.

Please Note: If you make a change between the fixed and variable rate tuition programs after registration, please review your student account as your tuition and fee charges will change.

Tuition Rate Coverage

The guaranteed fixed tuition rate defined above includes all mandatory tuition and academic fees associated with enrollment. It does not cover any other charges and expenses associated with attendance at the University such as, but not limited to: student fees, room and board, textbooks, supplies, fines, transcript fee, late registration fee, drop/add fee, examination/testing fee, new entering student fee, property deposit fee, ID card fee, parking permits, non-traditional credit fees and other voluntary fees.

This Agreement covers only tuition charges as defined, from time to time, by the University and in no way limits the University’s rights in respect of matters, including University charges, not covered hereby. The benefits of this Agreement are not assignable to any other student, nor may they be utilized for any term beginning four academic years from the first term of this Agreement. The student will make payments in accordance with the University payment policy.

 If the enrollment of the student is canceled for any reason (including withdrawal, suspension, or expulsion), the amount of the refund shall be in accordance with the general refund policy of the University. The University reserves the right to offset any amounts refundable hereunder against any amounts owed to the University by the student.

Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Option

The Fixed Four-Year Tuition option is offered as a budgeting tool to help students and parents accurately prepare their educational budget by establishing the same tuition rate for four years and eliminating uncertainty about future tuition increases.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the 2019-2020 Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Plan, the student must opt in by the published deadline and satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Enroll at the University of Houston for the first time during the summer 2019 or fall 2019 semester as a transfer student with 30 or more semester credit hours.
  2. Be admitted to an eligible major or as an undeclared student at the time of enrollment for the fall 2019 semester. Enrollment in non-degree, non-academic professional and public programs or other off-campus programs does not qualify.
  3. Enroll in at least 15 semester credit hours in the fall 2019 semester. Developmental courses are not counted towards the 15 credit requirement.

To remain eligible for the 2019-2020 Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Plan, the student must satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Successfully declare an eligible major by the first day of the fall 2020 semester if initially admitted to the University of Houston as an undeclared student.
  2. Successfully complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours each academic year.
  3. Continuous enrollment each fall and spring during the term of the plan. Summer enrollment is not required but credits completed during the summer can be used toward the minimum credits required for the selected eligible major. Any other interruptions of attendance, with the exception of participation in a University sponsored cooperative employment/learning experience, may result in disqualification from the plan.
  4. Remain in good academic standing each semester during the term of the four-year agreement.

Fixed Tuition Rate and Term

The 2019-2020 Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Plan provides the eligible student with a fixed tuition rate through four consecutive academic years beginning in fall 2019 and remaining in effect through summer 2023 contingent upon continuing student eligibility and plan participation.  . The guaranteed fixed tuition rate for your degree program for the fall 2019 and the applicable summer rate can be found in the following chart.

FY 20 Undergraduate Fixed Tuition Rates for Four Year Degree Programs (Transfer Students)

College

Resident

Non-Resident

4-Year Fixed Tuition Rate, 2020 Cohort Transfer Students in Education, *Liberal Arts

$5,366.31 per term (Fall/Spring)
$1,073.26 per term (Summer)

$13,196.31 per term (Fall/Spring)
$2,639.26 per term (Summer)

4-Year Fixed Tuition Rate, 2020 Cohort Transfer Students in Arts, *Social Sciences, Exploratory Studies, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Natural Sciences & Mathematics

$5,719.51 per term (Fall/Spring)
$1,143.90 per term (Summer)

$13,549.51 per term (Fall/Spring)
$2,709.90 per term (Summer)

4-Year Fixed Tuition Rate, 2020 Cohort Transfer Students in **Architecture, Business, Engineering, Technology

$6,240.22 per term (Fall/Spring)
$1,248.04 per term (Summer)

$14,070.22 per term (Fall/Spring)
$2,814.04 per term (Summer)

4-Year Fixed Tuition Rate, 2020 Cohort Transfer Students in Nursing

$7,196.71 per term (Fall/Spring)
$1,439.34 per term (Summer)

$15,026.71 per term (Fall/Spring)
$3,005.34 per term (Summer)

* The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is divided into two categories for Tuition and Fee billing purposes. Click on the hyperlinks above to view categories.

**The Architecture BA degree is a 5 year degree plan and not eligible for the fixed rate tuition plan. The following Architecture degree plans are eligible: Environmental Design, B.S.; Industrial Design, B.S.; and Interior Architecture, B.S.

Students who do not meet the conditions for initial participation will pay the per credit rate in effect at the time of ineligibility. If ineligibility occurs during the fixed tuition rate term, the student will pay the per credit rate in effect at the time ineligibility begins. For any course enrollment after the fixed tuition term expiration, the student will be charged the per credit rate in effect at the time of enrollment. To cancel participation in the 2019-2020 Transfer Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Plan, students must notify Student Business Services in writing prior (using the Fixed Tuition Plan Selection Change Form) prior to enrollment and at least 30 days before the start of the next semester.

Please Note: If you make a change between the fixed and variable rate tuition programs after registration, please review your student account as your tuition and fee charges will change.

Tuition Rate Coverage

The guaranteed fixed tuition rate defined above includes all mandatory tuition and academic fees associated with enrollment. It does not cover any other charges and expenses associated with attendance at the University such as, but not limited to: student fees, room and board, textbooks, supplies, fines, transcript fee, late registration fee, drop/add fee, examination/testing fee, new entering student fee, property deposit fee, ID card fee, parking permits, non-traditional credit fees and other voluntary fees.

This Agreement covers only tuition charges as defined, from time to time, by the University and in no way limits the University’s rights in respect of matters, including University charges, not covered hereby. The benefits of this Agreement are not assignable to any other student, nor may they be utilized for any term beginning four years from the first term of this Agreement. The student will make payments in accordance with the University payment policy.

If the enrollment of the student is canceled for any reason (including withdrawal, suspension, or expulsion), the amount of the refund shall be in accordance with the general refund policy of the University. The University reserves the right to offset any amounts refundable hereunder against any amounts owed to the University by the student.