4/4/2006 HOUSTON -- University of Houston students will pay nearly 10 percent more in tuition and fees for the coming school year, the university system's regents decided Monday. The tuition increase will bring the cost of attending UH-Main to $2,926 a semester for Texas residents taking a full-time load of 12 units, up from 2,663 this semester.
The tuition increase will bring the cost of attending UH-Main to $2,926 a semester for Texas residents taking a full-time load of 12 units, up from $2,663 this semester. By agreeing to the plan, the regents followed the governing boards of the Texas A&M University and University of Texas systems, which recently approved their own similar increases. Campus leaders have defended higher rates as necessary to ensure quality in the face of shrinking state subsidies.
UH tuition increase will generate about $27 million, with 6.4 million set aside for rising energy costs, Provost Donald Foss said. The new money also will allow the aspiring research institution to add 30 faculty members and provide 2 percent salary increases.