HARRIS COUNTY (CBDFW.COM/CNN) – The University of Houston is joining other institutes of higher learning in the state and will now waive tuition and mandatory fees for students with family incomes of $65,000 or less.

In a bid to keep college accessible, the university is also offering tuition support to students coming from families with adjusted gross incomes between $65,001 and $125,000.

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Tuition at UH costs anywhere from $5,000 to $7,000 per term, depending on the area of study. That number goes up with mandatory fees, which vary.

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The new tuition assistance program does not cover books or room and board. Click here to learn more about requirements for the program.

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A number of other Texas schools have lowered the income thresholds in recent years. Last summer the University of Texas at Austin announced a similar program for first-time freshmen starting at the school in the 2020 fall semester.