University of Houston-Victoria

International Programs

Cost of Attendance

The following is the estimated annual cost for international students attending University of Houston-Victoria for the 9-month academic year of 2021-2022.  Summer costs are not included, and additional resources would be needed to cover those costs. UHV annual charges are subject to change every year. Please check again in July. 

Estimated Annual Expenses 2022-2023

Undergraduate Expenses (Freshman/ 1st year students)

Total Estimated Annual Expenses 

Tuition and Fees* $16,648
Room and Board** $10,454
Mandatory Health Insurance*** (non-athletes) $3,459
Books and Supplies $500
Automatic Scholarship (F/J visa holders only) -$3,000
Total Estimated Annual Expenses $28,061

* 2nd year undergraduate total estimated cost: $26,757
Graduate Expense

ExpenseGraduate Programs CostBusiness Programs Cost
Tuition and Fees* $15,660 $16,470
Room and Board** $9,150 $9,150
Mandatory Health Insurance*** $3,459 $3,459
Books and Supplies $500 $500
Automatic Scholarship (F/J visa holders only) -$3,000 -$3,000
Total Estimated Annual Expenses $25,769 $26,579


Students wishing to bring members of their immediate family (spouse and/or children only) must provide additional proof of funding.

Students Accompanied by Family
Must submit copy of passport, and marriage certificate



Spouse (Husband/Wife)^


Child Under 21 years (per child)^


^UHV Health insurance coverage is ONLY for the student and will not provide coverage for dependents.


*Tuition and Fees: The tuition listed above is for 24 credits (12 per semester) for undergraduate students and 18 credits (9 per semester) for graduate students. The fees cover the following: Extended Support Fee, Health and Wellness Fee, Library Fee, Technology Fee, Student Service Fee, and International Programs Office Fee. There is an additional $50 Athletic Fee not included in the above charts that is applied if you are signed to one of our athletic teams. For more information on tuition and fees visit Student Billing.  Course registration is not mandatory for F-1 international students. If students wish to take summer courses, students must plan to have additional funding for tuition, fees and other course related fees. The above cost reflects two semesters of tuition and fees. Total cost of attendance for undergraduate transfer students/ second year student  for 9-months is $27,523

**Room and Board: A $200.00 housing deposit is required in order to secure your on-campus housing assignment. The undergraduate student cost of expenses are listed for freshman students (first year/ first time in the U.S.). All freshman students must live on-campus at Jaguar Hall with a Gold Plan. Second year/Transfer students/ Graduate students can live on-campus in Jaguar Court Triple with gold meal plan for $9,150 for 9-months. This cost is calculated for Jaguar Court Triple with gold meal plan. If a student wishes to be exempt from this freshman requirement, they must complete the Housing Exemption Request Form. All other students are able to select the option that they deem to be the most affordable.  Off-campus apartment costs (without food, utilities and transportation) can range from $500-$700 per month, and students often share with a roommate to further lower the costs. The cost of living is more expensive in the Houston/Katy area compared to the cost of living in Victoria, TX. Houston/Katy students are encouraged to move to Victoria, TX for affordable options if Houston/Katy is not conducive to their budget. The listed costs of living (room, board and transportation costs) does not reflect the cost of living expenses for Houston/ Katy area. Students are encouraged to move to Victoria, Texas for affordable living. All students must secure housing prior to their arrival to the university. For off-campus apartment options visit Pre-Arrival page. All freshman, sophomore, and first-time graduate students (first year only) receive a $1,000 waiver from their Room and Board expenses as long as they maintain good academic standing. 

***Mandatory Health Insurance: Visit the International Student Insurance page for more information on requirements, waiver information, and the cost breakdown according to semester. The insurance cost for the Fall semester is $1,350 (returning UHV students, $1,112) and the cost for both Spring and Summer combined is $2,109 Please consult the International Programs if you have additional questions. Total cost of insurance (12 months) for new international students: $3,459, returning international students $3,221.  International Athletes are required to purchase separete insurance. International Athletes must connect with the Athletics Department of their insurance. 

****Automatic Scholarship: This is automatically offered to all F and J visa holders. Students must fulfill specific requirements in order to renew the scholarship beyond their first semester. International Merit Scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive the automatic scholarship. For more information on all of our available scholarships, visit the International Scholarships Page.  International students are not eligible to apply for Federal Financial Aid. 

Personal expenses/Miscellaneous: This cost is not listed above. Student's personal/miscellaneous expenses vary according to each student's personal spending habits. Students are responsible for allocating the appropriate funds according to their own estimation when creating their semester/annual budget.

Program/Course-related additional fees:  Additional fees may apply depending on the course(s) the student has selected. Please be prepared to see additional course-related fees. 

Note: The above cost is for 9-months (fall and spring semester). If students plan to remain in the U.S. during the Summer months, students should anticipate approximately $1,200 to live on-campus and an additional $1,500 for meals, entertainment, and other expenses. Total summer estimated expenses for the summer to be $2,700.