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.READ MORE: Texas Officer Dies After Crash With 18-Wheeler While Responding To Emergency
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.READ MORE: Padel Players Try Out For US National Team In Dallas
The new tuition assistance program does not cover books or room and board. Click here to learn more about requirements for the program.MORE NEWS: Over 250 Guns Surrendered To DeSoto Police During Saturday Event
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.