TUITION AND FEE RATES FOR FY08 SET BY
UH SYSTEM REGENTS
Board Approves ‘Reasonable’ Increases Pegged to Legislative
HOUSTON, June 19, 2007 – The University of Houston System
Board of Regents approved rates for fiscal year 2008 in a special
meeting held Tuesday at UH.
There will be a 6.9 percent increase in tuition and fees at UH
for a typical resident undergraduate student taking 12 credit hours.
That would amount to a $202 increase, to $3,144 per semester compared
with $2,942 for fiscal year 2007.
At UH-Clear Lake, there will be a 6.2 percent increase ($128).
At UH-Downtown, the increase will be 9.9 percent ($183).
And at UH-Victoria, there will be a 5.9 percent increase ($114).
These increases are based on a “sliding scale” adopted
by the board in April that pegged the rates to the specific amount
of funding received from the Texas Legislature. With the legislative
session concluded and final appropriation levels determined, the
board voted to approve the rates for the UH System within the scale
that it had previously announced.
“We’re grateful Gov. Perry and the Legislature increased
funding for higher education in Texas,” said Leroy Hermes,
Board of Regents chairman. “We are working to ensure that
our tuition and fees are as reasonable as possible while continuing
to make strides toward achieving flagship status.”
At UH, the rate increase will help fund the hiring of 28 new faculty
members and instructional personnel.
More information: http://www.uh.edu/admin/media/nr/2007/04april/040407slidingscale_regents.html
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
The University of Houston System is the state’s only metropolitan
higher education system, encompassing four universities and two
multi-institution teaching centers. The universities are the University
of Houston, a nationally recognized doctoral degree-granting, comprehensive
research university; the University of Houston-Downtown, a four-year
undergraduate university beginning limited expansion into graduate
programs; and the University of Houston-Clear Lake and the University
of Houston-Victoria, both upper division and master’s-level
institutions. The centers are the UH System at Sugar Land and the
UH System at Cinco Ranch. In addition, the UH System includes KUHF-FM,
Houston’s National Public Radio and classical radio station,
and KUHT-TV, the nation’s first educational television station.
For more information about UH visit the universitys Newsroom at www.uh.edu/admin/media/newsroom.