Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.89
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Houston
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 4.00 Gabriel Durham
Graduate assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Through the Cougar Promise program, the University of Houston guarantees free tuition and waived mandatory fees to new in-state freshmen with family incomes at or below $45,000. The Cougar Promise is the University of Houston's promise to low-income families that college is accessible to their children and that financial aid will be available to them. The program provides tuition and fees during fall and spring semesters to qualifying students for up to four years as long as students continue to meet eligibility criteria and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

Non-Traditional Students Organization (NTSO) is a registered student organization which addresses the needs and challenges of Non-Traditional Students who may be unfamiliar with the university environment. In an effort to support the transition of these students into these new surroundings, NTSO was developed to provide direction to the many resources, tools and information available on campus. The goal of this organization is to encourage and serve as a link toward the academic success of Non-Traditional students. NTSO is open to all majors and all students. There are currently NO membership fees.


Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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