Avg. Federal Grant


Avg. Federal Loan


Total Aid Awarded

University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.


Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.


Financial Aid Official Website


Such schemes include Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Loan, Autrey Scholarship, Boney Scholarship, and Children of U.S. Military who are Missing in Action or Prisoners of War (MIA/POWs) Exemption. It is interesting to note that, every year, around 83% of students at UHD receive some kind of financial aid, while the total amount of assistance/loans provided is $34,846,025. For additional information about financial assistance schemes, one can head over to UHD’s financial aid page at http://www.uhd.edu/financial/. At UHD, the total percentage of applicants who receive the Federal Grant stands at 60%. On the other hand, 79% of the candidates get the Student Grant, 48% receive the Institution Grant, and 60% get the Pell Grant. Moreover, the average aid amount for Federal Grant awardees stands at $5,544, while the same comes to $5,739 for State Grant receivers and $2,421 for Institution Grant awardees. As far as the Pell Grant beneficiaries are concerned, the average aid received stands at $4,370. The annual family income of a candidate is one of the key factors in determining their total eligibility for financial aid. Apart from financial grants and scholarships, candidates can also avail of monetary benefits like student loans to fund their education. But, they should understand that student loans are borrowed at a certain rate of interest, unlike grants and scholarships. While grants and scholarship schemes do not require repayment, student loans should be repaid by the applicants within a given period. At University of Houston-Downtown, the percentage of candidates who opt to avail of student loans is around 21%.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


UHD’s financial aid has been broken down systematically; here, we get the idea of the proportion of students awarded with certain grants as per their eligibility, academic excellence and full-time enrollment:

  • 68% of the students receive Federal Grants which comprises an average aid of $5,192. 68% of the students receive Pell Grants which comprises an average aid of $5,102.

  • 52% of the students receive State Grants which comprises an average aid of $5,452.

  • 41% of the students receive Institutional Grants which comprises an average aid of $1,902.

  • The amount of federal loan provided to students on an average reaches nearly up  to $4,271.

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000


$30,001 - $48,000


$48,001 - $75,000


$75,001 - $110,000


Over $110,000


This displays the distinctive range of federal aids offered to students based on their family income, with financial aid for these ranges fluctuating between $885 and $9,901. As observed, the highest amount of financial aid ($9,901) offered to students belongs to the family income group $0 - $30,000 and the lowest financial aid ($885) is offered to the income group more than $110,000. 

The average financial aid amounts to $5,975 which reflects that the greatest percentage of students will receive the financial aid amounting $7,174 falling under the income category ranging from $48,001 - $75,000.

Students’ families with income less than $75,000, will be offered financial aid of up to $9,901, $9,256 and $7,174. On the other hand, families with income more than $75,000, will be offered aids amounting to $885 to $2,661.

Student Loans for University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.


Students Taking Out Loans


Loan Default Rate


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