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Financial Information

The University of Houston offers several different kinds of financial assistance.  Prospective and current students are encouraged to visit an advisor at the Office of Student Business Services for more information.

Financial Aid

Graduate students are eligible to apply for financial aid for graduate degree seeking programs.  Please view these helpful videos from the University of Houston regarding loans.

Before you apply for financial aid please be sure you meet the following requirments:

  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate, or have completed homeschooling.
  • Be a citizen, or an eligible non-citizenof the United States.
  • Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • Be registered with the Selective Service System, if required.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Not owe a refund on a federal student grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • Not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, work-study, or loans).

When you have reviewed the requirements, you are ready to apply for Financial Aid.

*Note: Financial Aid does not cover Certificates offered at the College of Education.

Tuition and Fees

Graduate tuition and fees vary depending on the educational program, residence status, graduate level and courses a student is currently taking. Prospective and current students are encouraged to review tuition and fees applicable to their graduate study. Additional fees, such as parking, are not included on the schedule of charges.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships is an excellent way to gain valuable educational experience and offset the cost of graduate education.  To be eligible for a graduate assistantship, you must have an undergraduate degree or its equivalent, must be admitted to a Ph.D. program, and should be prepared to work full-time toward the degree. Appointments to graduate assistantships are made by the College's Associate Dean, based on department recommendations, at the offer of admissions.

Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships and Scholarships may be awarded based on merit, financial need, diversity, or other circumstantial and academic major considerations.  The University of Houston offers university-wide options for fellowships and scholarships. The College of Education offers a robust selection of scholarships to support the educational pursuits of our students.