Summer Semester Fees Waived
04/13/2020, 12:50:01 PM

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Dear Students: 

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we have all experienced an extraordinary, sudden shift in how our university delivers and receives academic instruction. This was not easy for anyone involved, but necessary for the University of Houston to fulfill our responsibility to deliver a Tier One education, regardless of the circumstances.

Recognizing that all of you are juggling this change with uncertainty in your personal lives, the University is providing assistance to help overcome short-term resource and financial obstacles and ensure you can continue your studies.

Summer School Changes
Registration for summer school is now open and I encourage you to consider enrolling in one or more of the classes being offered online. The University is making additional changes that benefit you:

Additionally, the University is waiving fees for the summer sessions as follows:

  • For students taking six credit hours or more during summer 2020, all mandatory fees will be waived;
  • For students taking less than six credit hours during summer 2020, all mandatory fees except extended access fees will be waived.

Computer Loaner Program
If you have not been able to access your course materials because you do not have a computer to use while you are learning remotely, we have a limited number of computers available to check out to complete coursework for the duration of the spring semester. The University began reaching out to students last week who have not accessed course materials, starting with seniors. Students who need access to a loaner or who need other assistance with technological needs related to their classes may contact the UH IT Help Desk at 713.743.1411 (call or text), or email

There is no question these are stressful times for everyone. No matter the challenges we are all facing, our priorities are to ensure your health and wellbeing and that your education continues without interruption. I urge you to consult the University’s COVID-19 website for additional resources, including access to Counseling and Psychological Services and answers to many frequently asked questions.

Warm regards,

Paula Myrick Short
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UH System
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, UH | 832-842-0550

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