This university is great for those on a budget. It is not as cheap as two-year community colleges, but it is significantly cheaper than most four-year schools. The University of Houston Downtown is half the price a semester as the University of Houston... Read More and it is significantly cheaper than Sam Houston State. I attended Sam Houston for a year and it cost me 10 grand a semester because I had to live on campus with a meal plan. With UHD it was 3 to 4 grand a semester to take as many classes that I was taking at Sam Houston. Which was between 12 to 18 credit hours since I wanted to get through college as fast as possible. This school makes taking classes while working a full-time job a process that can be done. Online classes are what got me through college as a full-time student and a full-time worker. Professors and advisors work with you on what is the most efficient and acceptable course of action to take with any issue. They are kind and helpful with advice but professors are stern with deadlines and quality of work as they are at any university. This is helpful so that the student is able to grow and improve in their class. This prepares students more for the rigorous nature of the real world and their future careers that may not be lenient with late attendance and deadlines. Overall, UHD is a great school and I will always recommend online courses, but if you can spare the time to attend a face to face class then, of course, that is always the better option. Financially this university is affordable and FAFSA helps immensely with the majority of the cost. This is a great school that is affordable and is easy to be able to take courses around working.