The deadline for you to sign up for the Fixed Rate Tuition Option is September 7th, 2016.
Any eligible student who elects to participate in the University of Houston 2016 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan has the option of participating in the University of Houston 2016 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Plan.
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.
Participation in the 2016 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Plan requires participation in the 2016 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 2016 Freshman Four-Year Graduation Plan will pay the per credit rate in effect at the time of ineligibility.
Fixed Tuition Rate and Term
The 2016 Freshman Fixed Four-Year Tuition Plan provides the eligible student with a fixed tuition rate through four consecutive academic years beginning in Fall 2016 and remaining in effect through summer 2020 contingent upon continuing student eligibility and plan participation. Tuition charges will be based upon residency status.
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 2015 Student Fixed Four-Year Tuition Plan, students must notify the Bursar’s Office in writing 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 includes all mandatory tuition and academic fees associated with enrollment. It does not cover any other charges associated with attendance at the University such as, but not limited to: mandatory 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 plan 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 plan. 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 by the student.