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UHD Graduate Policies - Tuition & Fees

The amounts shown in this section are provided to better assist students in assessing the cost of enrolling at the University of Houston-Downtown. While this information is intended to be comprehensive, tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Texas Legislature and/or the Board of Regents of the University of Houston System. Students are responsible for any additional amounts due to UHD, including changes to any fees and waivers, resulting from audits and corrections, such as registration assessing errors, or schedule changes resulting in additional charges, For current information on tuition and fees refer to the table online at http://www.uhd.edu/cashiers/tuition_fees.html

 

Residency Status for Tuition Purposes

Residency status is determined in accordance with Rules and
Regulations for Determining Residency Status, published by the Texas
Higher Education Coordinating Board and pursuant to Title 3, Texas
Education Code. Applicants provide residency information in the
Application for Admission.

 

If the information provided is insufficient, UHD will classify the applicant
as non-resident and request additional information. As a UHD student,
you must establish both Texas residency and US residency in order to
pay in-state tuition. If the student has been classified as a nonresident,
the student may be required to show proof of either Texas or
US residency, or both. If you are a first time student at UHD or it is
your first semester as a transfer student you must go to the
Admissions Office to request a change in residency status along with
all supporting documentation. If you have established any academic
history at UHD,  you must request a residency reclassification form
and provide all supporting documentation to the Registrar’s Office.

 

The burden of proof lies with the applicant that the residency
requirements have been met for UHD to consider reclassification.
Residency appeals must be submitted with all appropriate
documentation by the Official Day of Record of the current semester.
See University Academic Calendar or the Registration & Information
Bulletin for dates.

Auditing Courses

To audit a course is to enroll in a course on a noncredit basis. Audit students pay the regular tuition and all other applicable fees as set for the current academic year. Senior citizens 65 years or over may be eligible for an exemption of tuition for an audited course  on a space-available basis. A change to credit status may not be made after the student has registered to audit a course. Changes from credit status to audit status in a course must be made prior to the end of the Official Day of Record. A Request for Audit form must be processed in the Registrar’s Office by the Official Day of Record for the appropriate term along with Instructor approval. Students wishing to audit courses should contact the Registrar’s Office for further details. http://www.uhd.edu/registrar/documents/audit_form.pdf

Fees

In addition to tuition, all students are subject to the following mandatory fees; Center Fee, Student Service Fee, International Education Fee, Incidental Fee, Records Office Fee, Extended Access & Support Fee, Advising Fee and Library Fee.  These amounts can be found in the Tuition & Fee tables online at http://www.uhd.edu/cashiers/tuition_fees.html.  Some courses and services also require additional fees:

Application for admission (nonrefundable) $35
Late application for admission (nonrefundable) $75
Application for international admission (nonrefundable) $60
Late application for international admission (nonrefundable) $100
Laboratory (per laboratory class) Varies from $10 to $30
Course Fees (designated classes) Varies from $10 to $30
Advanced standing exam $15
Graduation application $50
Late registration (nonrefundable) $50
Returned check $20
Orientation fee $80
Field trip Amount necessary to defray cost of trip
International student service fee $45
Student parking: long semester Varies by location $90 to $135
Student parking: summer session Varies by location $60 to $90
Health Service Visit Fee $10
Course attempted 3rd time $65 per SCH

 

The university reserves the right to change tuition, other charges, and related requirements and regulations as necessitated by Board of Regents or legislative action.  International students pay out-of-state tuition, mandatory fees plus a $45 international student service fee per semester. Student Health Insurance is also required for each semester.  Students purchasing Health Insurance in the spring semester are covered  through the summer and need not purchase the insurance again for any summer semester.  Students attending summer sessions but who did NOT attend or pay for the Health Insurance in the spring semester must purchase health insurance for the summer.

 

 

Fall 2013 Graduate Tuition and Mandatory Fees                                                         
All fees are subject to change without notice.

The Fall 2013  tuition rate for Texas resident graduate students is $197.50 per semester credit hour  and for nonresident students the rate is $513.50 per semester credit hour . Mandatory fees also vary according to the number of semester credit hours a student is taking.


Mandatory Fees

 

Student Center

Student Service

International

Incidental

Records

Advising

Extended Access

Library

Hrs

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

$

12+

35

140

5

168

20

64

65

64

11

35

140

5

168

20

64

65

64

10

35

140

5

160

20

64

65

64

9

25

140

5

144

20

64

65

64

8

25

140

5

128

20

64

65

64

7

25

140

5

112

20

56

65

64

6

25

120

5

96

20

48

60

60

5

25

100

5

80

20

40

50

50

4

25

80

5

64

20

32

40

40

3

25

60

5

48

20

24

30

30

2

25

40

5

32

20

16

20

20

1

25

20

5

16

20

8

10

10

Total Tuition and Mandatory Fees

 

Texas Resident

Nonresident

International

Hrs

$

$

$

19

5007.00

10783.00

10828.00

18

4773.00

10245.00

10290.00

17

4539.00

9707.00

9752.00

16

4305.00

9169.00

9214.00

15

4071.00

8631.00

8676.00

14

3837.00

8093.00

8138.00

13

3603.00

7555.00

7600.00

12

3369.00

7017.00

7062.00

11

3135.00

6479.00

6524.00

10

2893.00

5933.00

5978.00

9

2643.00

5379.00

5424.00

8

2393.00

4825.00

4870.00

7

2135.00

4263.00

4308.00

6

1848.00

3672.00

3717.00

5

1540.00

3060.00

3105.00

4

1242.00

2458.00

2503.00

3

944.00

1856.00

1901.00

2

646.00

1254.00

1299.00

1

348.00

652.00

697.00

 

Fall 2013 MBA Tuition and Fees

The base tuition rate for Texas residents in the MBA program is described in the following table in two semester hour courses (one graduate course) increments.  Each semester is divided into two terms.  The typical student will take two courses (4 semester hours) in each term or eight semester hours in a 16 week semester.  Course loads in excess two courses per term must be approved in advance of registration by the COB Graduate Programs Director.  These requests will be approved only for extenuating circumstances.

Total Tuition and Mandatory Fees – MBA Program

 

Texas Resident

Nonresident

International

Hrs

$

$

$

19

8047.00

13823.00

13868.00

18

7653.00

13125.00

13170.00

17

7259.00

12427.00

12472.00

16

6865.00

11729.00

11774.00

15

6471.00

11031.00

11076.00

14

6077.00

10333.00

10378.00

13

5683.00

9635.00

9680.00

12

5289.00

8937.00

8982.00

11

4895.00

8239.00

8284.00

10

4493.00

7533.00

7578.00

9

4083.00

6819.00

6864.00

8

3673.00

6105.00

6150.00

7

3255.00

5383.00

5428.00

6

2808.00

4632.00

4677.00

5

2340.00

3860.00

3905.00

4

1882.00

3098.00

3143.00

3

1424.00

2336.00

2381.00

2

966.00

1574.00

1619.00

1

508.00

812.00

857.00


Method of Payment

Students shall be provided with two alternative methods of pay­ment of tuition and mandatory fees for each semester for which they are enrolled.

•   Full payment of all tuition and mandatory fees prior to the beginning of the semester, or
•   Installment Plan

 

Fall and Spring semesters – Up to eight  equal payments with the first payment plus a $24 or $16 installment fee (depending on plan option) to be made in advance of the beginning of the semester and the remaining payments to be made monthly beginning approximately 30 days after the start of the semester and the final payment to be made before the last day of the semester.   There will be a $10 late fee added for each install­ment payment not received by the due date. Installment pay­ments are also available online through Student e-Services under the My Payment option.
Summer semesters – Up to three  equal payments with the first payment plus a $24 or $16 installment fee (depending on plan option) to be made in advance of the beginning of the summer term and the final payment to be made before the last day of the term. There will be a $10 late fee added for each install­ment payment not received by the due date. Installment pay­ments are also available online through Student e-Services under the My Payment option.

 

Students are only eligible for one installment plan option per semester. Once the installment plan is executed for the semester, it cannot be altered. Any charges incurred after the execution of the installment plan are due immediately, Additional charges that are incurred and not paid in full with the next installment are subject to being assessed a $10 late fee.

Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card.  Payment may be made in person, by mail, online (credit/debit card or echeck) or  through the payment drop box located in the hall next to the cashier’s office on the third floor.  Credit card payment (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) may be made over the web via UHD’s Student e-services (www.uhd.edu) or by fax to 713-226-5267.  Please remember that mailed payments must be received by the posted payment deadlines to avoid having classes dropped or late fees assessed.  UHD does not receive mail on Saturday, so payments must be received by Friday for Saturday deadlines.

 

Health Insurance fees shall be paid prior to the beginning of the semester.

 

Most financial aid awards will be credited to your account automatically once processing is completed and you are registered for the same number of hours for which you are awarded.  It is the student’s responsibility to check their fee statement to assure that their funds have been posted to their account before the payment deadline.  If the funds have not been posted, the student must make the payment or other arrangements with the Cashier’s Office by the deadline to avoid losing their classes.   Student fee statements can be viewed through UHD’s Student e-services (www.uhd.edu), the My Payment option.

 

Students receiving financial aid equal to, or in excess of, the total amount of tuition and fees prior to the beginning of the semester may not participate in the installment plan. The full payment of tuition and fees for the semester in which they are enrolled must be made upon issuance of that semester’s financial aid funds before any excess amounts will be refunded.

 

Withdrawal from the university, for whatever reason, will not cancel the obligation to pay the full amount of the installment plan. If the amount of tuition and fees credited as a result of withdrawal is less than the remaining balance of an installment plan, the balance remaining is still the obligation of the student. If the credited amount is more than the balance of an installment plan, the remaining credit will be refunded to the student.

 

Any student who has elected to pay tuition and fees by installment, and who is delinquent in making payment by the final installment due date, is barred from registering at any institution in the University of Houston System until full payment, including delin­quent charges, has been made. Each university maintains records and informs other institutions about the status of payments should the student attempt to register for courses or pursue a degree at any other component of the University of Houston System.

 

An additional default fee of $50 is collected from any student who fails to make all installment payments by the end of the semester. This fee, in addition to all other amounts due, must be paid prior to the student’s registering for courses during a subsequent semester.

 

Financial Responsibility

Students are required to meet financial responsibilities to the university. Students who write checks to the university on accounts with insuffi­cient funds are assessed a $20 service charge for each such check, regardless of the amount. If a check is returned as a result of bank error, the student must deal with the bank for reimburse­ment of the $20 returned check charge paid to the university. If such a check is presented in payment of tuition and fees, the payment will be reversed from the student account and the student will be subject to all applicable late fee and drop dates.  Failure to make a valid payment by the drop date WILL result in loss of registration and a reinstatement charge may be required before reenrollment is approved. 

 

A student who does not meet financial responsibilities to the uni­versity may be subject to withdrawal from classes and may be referred to law enforcement authorities and/or the local credit bureau. Once an account is referred to our collection agency, the student is responsible for payment of additional collection fees. These fees are no less than 23% of the delinquent amount.

 

An official transcript shall not be given to or on behalf of a stu­dent who is in default on any payment due the university. The student will not be allowed to re-enroll at the university until all past due payments have been made, and a reinstatement charge may be required before enrollment is approved.

 

Refunds

All refunds are  processed through HigherOne, the issuer of your GatorCard. In order to receive a refund you MUST activate your GatorCard and choose one of the three refund methods. To activate your GatorCard, go to www.uhdgatorcard.com. If you have not received your card, you can click on the Where’s My Card? link also at www.uhdgatorcard.com to see the status.

 

No refund will be made to a student who has not met all finan­cial obligations for the semester, including full payment of installment balances. If a student received financial aid, the refund may be credited to the appropriate financial aid account. The Class Schedule provides specific dates and deadlines.  

 

If a balance is owed for a semester other than the semester due the refund, funds may  be automatically moved to cover that balance.  If you were allowed to register with an outstanding balance or incurred a debt for a prior semester after you registered, you must pay that balance before you will be allowed to register for future semesters, receive a transcript or a diploma. 

Financial Aid Refunds

The first posting of financial aid to student’s accounts is not allowed until 10 working days before the first class day.  See information below regarding overpayments

 

All refunds for schedule changes and withdrawals are made in accordance with the following rules and regulations:
Complete Withdrawal (Processed after the Official Day of Record listed in Academic Calendar)
Students who officially withdraw from all university courses may be eligible for a refund of tuition and mandatory fees. Please refer to the current academic calendar for the refund schedule.  All 100% refunds incur a $15 processing fee. Students who are withdrawing and who have received financial aid should consult the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. 

Partial Withdrawal (Processed after the Official Day of Record listed in Academic Calendar)
Students who officially drop some but not all of their courses within the first 12 class days of the fall or spring semester, or within the first four days of a summer session, are eligible for a 100% refund of tuition and fees for the dropped classes.  After this period there is no refund for partial withdrawals.  Refunds resulting from dropped classes will not be processed until after the ADD/DROP period has ended. Students who are withdrawing and who have received financial aid should con­sult the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

No refund will be made to a student who has not met all finan­cial obligations for the semester, including full payment of installment balances. If a student received financial aid, the refund may be credited to the appropriate financial aid account. The Class Schedule provides specific dates and deadlines.  

Overpayments (Processed after the Official Day of Record listed in Academic Calendar)

Payments received on student accounts with a zero balance will be returned to the STUDENT at the address on file. 

Payment by Check
Payments by check that result in a credit balance will be refunded to the student GatorCard after a 30 day clearing period.

Payment by Credit Card
Payments by credit card that result in a credit balance will be refunded back to the credit card used to make the payment.

Payment by Cash
                Payments by cash that result in a credit balance will be refunded to the student GatorCard.

 

 

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Last updated or reviewed on 8/28/13

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