University of Houston-Victoria

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Cost of Attendance

The following is the estimated annual cost for international students attending University of Houston Victoria. The expenses figure is for the 9-month academic year 2017-2018. Summer is not included. Additional resources would be needed to cover Summer costs. UHV annual charges are subject to change.

Undergraduate International Student
Estimated Annual Expenses 2017-2018^

Expense 

Cost

Tuition and Fees *

 

Fall and Spring Semester (12 credits per semester/ 24 credits per year)

$16,090

Room and Board **

 

On-campus Housing (main campus, 9 months)
Double room with 19 meals per week

$8,136

Miscellaneous Expenses

 

Mandatory Health Insurance ***
(Required for all F-1 and J-1 visa holders)

$2,004

Mandatory International Student Fee

 $  100

Books, Supplies and Other

$1,300

Automatic Scholarship (F-1 and J-1 students Only)
#renewable


($3,000)

Total Estimated Annual Expenses for
Undergraduate International Student

$24,628


Graduate International Student
Estimated Annual Expenses 2017-2018

 

Graduate Programs

School of Business Programs

Tuition and Fees*

   

9 credits per semester for Fall and Spring

$14,632

$15,984*

Room and Board **

 

 

On-campus Housing (main campus, 9 months)
Jaguar Court Triple room with 19 meals per week

$7,398

$7,398

Miscellaneous Expenses

 

 

Mandatory Health Insurance ***
(Required for all F-1 and J-1 visa holders)

 $2,004

 $2,004

Mandatory International Student Fee

$ 100 

$  100

Books, Supplies and Other

$1,300

$1,300

Automatic Scholarship
(F-1 and J-1 students only) #renewable
($3,000)
($3,000)

Total Estimated Annual Expenses for International Graduate Student

$22,434

$23,786

^2018-2019 Anticipated increase 3-5%. Mandatory Health Insurance will have a possible increase up to $2400 per year. The website will be updated once the charges are finalized. 

*Athletic students
add $50 for additional Athletics fees

*Graduate Business Students will pay extra $1350 for additional business fees per academic year.

*Program/Course related fees: additional fees related to your course/program/distance education may be applicable to you. Please prepare to pay additional $150-200 in fees depending on the courses you plan to register.  School of Business Program fees are listed above. 

**Freshmen students are required to purchase 19 meals per week plan, all other students have the option to purchase the Lifestyle 19. Off-campus housing in Houston subdivisions (Katy) may result in higher living expenses including higher personal expenses. Undergraduate students planning to live off-campus must provide funding for above mentioned cost as living expenses for one academic year. 

International students living on-campus will be billed a  $200 housing deposit that is not listed above. 

Graduate students are not required to live on-campus. Graduate students must provide evidence of funding for above mentioned cost as living expenses for one academic year. Graduate students does have the option to reduce their living expenses by living off-campus. 

***Mandatory Health Insurance   Cost for the academic year 2017-2018 is $2004, Fall $691 coverage dates is 8/28/2017 - 12/31/2017, Spring/Summer $1313 coverage dates are 1/1/2018 - 8/27/2018.   International student athletes should contact the Athletics office for information on intercollegiate coverage to supplement the UH System sponsored insurance plan.

International students are eligible to apply for a health insurance waiver; first they must fulfill all the requirements in order for the waiver to be applied. You can submit the health insurance waiver form electronically through AHP's Online Waiver portal. Waiver deadlines are one week prior to the start of the respective semester.

****Personal expenses are not listed as personal expenses can vary according to each individual students spending habits.  The student is responsible for all additional expenses beyond the listed cost mentioned above.  

#Scholarships eligible for renew, See Scholarship section (under How to Apply).

Note: If students plan to remain in the U.S. during the summer months, student should anticipate approximately $2850 for room and board and additional funding for personal expenses such as transportation, clothing, entertainment etc.

 

Students Accompanied by Family

Dependent Expenses

 

Spouse (Husband/Wife) ^

$5,000

Child Under 21 years (per child) ^

$5,000

UHV Health insurance coverage is ONLY for the student and will not cover dependents/children.

Payments

International students must be prepared to pay the mandatory UHV expenses (tuition and fees, room and board, health insurance and the international student fee) on or at the time of their arrival to the U.S. Students planning to live on-campus must ensure to make the necessary payments (deposit/down payment) to guarantee a room assignment prior to arrival. Returning international students must make the payment before the assigned deadline date to secure course registration. For more details on Bills, Payment and Deadlines please visit Student Billing.

UHV will accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card. We strongly encourage students to electronically wire the funds to UHV for safety and convenience. If you plan to transfer funds electronically, please allow 5-7 business days for the funds to arrive to UHV. If you are planning to pay via an international money order, bank draft or check, make sure it is made out to the “University of Houston Victoria” and include your full name as it appears on your passport, UHV ID in the memo of the check, draft or money order.

Deposit Payments

If students/parents and sponsors are interested in making a deposit (Housgin, Tuition and fees, Health Insurance etc) to the university prior to their arrival, this option is available to all admitted and enrolled international students. We first advise students to connect with their academic advisor to register for courses prior to making the deposit. The academic advisor information is listed and emailed to the student upon admissions. For more information please connect with the International Programs Office

Wire Transfer

Electronic wire transfer is an option for international students and their families to transfer funds to UHV. If you and/or your sponsor is interested in electronically wiring the funds, please connect with the International Programs Office for wire details. Please be mindful that your bank may charge you additional fees to transfer money to UHV. We strongly encourage you to connect with your bank and learn of all the bank related fees prior to the transfer. We strongly recommend international students to electronically wire the funds and not carry large sum of cash/check while traveling. For additional questions regarding Student Billing, please connect with the Student Billing Office

Payment Plans

New and returning International students are eligible to register for payment plans in the Spring and Fall semesters, where you can make payments via installments. Payment plans are not available in the Summer.  A $20 registration fee will be charged to register for the payment plan option. If international students decided to take the payment plan route, please ensure that you have registered and completed the first installment payment before your arrival to the U.S. or for returning students before the deadline date assigned by Student Billing.  Health Insurance Fees are not included in payment plans and will be added on in first installment.  For more information on payment plans please visit Student Billing Payment Plans.