The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies
Tuition Payment Plan
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students receiving state aid
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
Students receiving federal aid
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Students receiving federal loans
Average Federal Loans Per Year
Average Other Loans Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Loan Default Rate
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.

What Students Are Saying

There is a LOT of resources that are available for students on campus. If you want to feel and be a part of students who have a say on campus, you can always join the Student Council. There are your counselors, professors and TA's that you can go see if you need any help. Located in Jester (first floor) is the Career Explorations Center where you can look up majors and see where they can lead you! On the third floor of Jester, there is the tutoring place where all students get 10 free hours of tutoring! In JCL (Jester City Limits) located on Jester first floor, there are tables set up in the evenings for specific classes so that students can come together and work on homework together and help each other out! You can also get tutoring down there for free! Located at the FAC is the student writing center where you can get help with your papers so that they are PERFECT! Lastly, there are the great libraries on campus full of awesome books and places to study! You can find help with anything in there, just make sure you ask! You can also borrow laptops or use computers for free in the libraries as well.
Lila from Houston, TX
I actually applied for the more expensive private universities as well to keep my options open, but in the end, one of the main reasons that I decided to choose UT Austin was because of money. I had a college savings account, but since that was based on the stock markets, well, you can imagine how much I had left. (However, if you are an out of state student, the tuition can be just as high as private universities, around three times higher than what in-state students pay for tuition)

But even though my tuition was fairly low, the number of resources available to the students is incredible. The university has a ton of cool speaker events and also extremely good facilities, such as libraries and gyms. For me, UT Austin is well worth the money that I pay.
Brendan from Kennedale, TX
Going to a big university is definitely different from attending community college. Community college might be cheaper but the level of education you're getting isn't quite the same. You are challeged more as a student here at UT, which is hard but feels so good when you push yourself and see that A at the end of the semester.
UT has so many helpful facilities on campus that are provided for you. There's the learning center where you can get up to 15 hours of free one-on-one tutoring, the student service building where you can go to, 24-hour security service on campus, the libraries, and I can go on and on.
It is expensive but if you utilize and take advantage of all the things that UT offers, it turns out to be a great bargain!
Jacklyn from Houston, TX
You get the best of the best at University of Texas at Austin . They make sure all of your needs are met and any events are cheap. When teachers pick out books they make an attempt to save students money by requiring books that can come used or that you ca use for more than one class. The atmosphere is worth the cost.
Cailun from Houston, TX
Students come to UT to learn. UT then also tries to make this pursuit of knowledge affordable. Both the University as a whole and each individual college offer multitudes of scholarships that are then applicable to all different kinds of students. The scholarships are also updated frequently. In addition, UT may be less expensive than other schools being a public school. Don't then assume that the education you earn then is any less valuable than other schools.
Rachel from Carrollton, TX
UT is general pricey but there are coupons for various things on and off campus so keep a look out. There are a few fast food locations with dollar menus near campus.
Brandon from Pearland, TX
I would say that the University of Texas is definitely worth the cost. You definitely get the bang for your buck. Though it can seem pricey with personal and state financial issues, there are so many opportunities that help to fund this awesome Longhorn experience (i.e.: Federal Financial Aid,, University issued scholarships, etc.) UT Austin helps to provide its students with the best educational and social experiences possible with as many financial opportunities possible. There is even an Annual Giving Center on the campus where students, including myself, work to call alumni, Texas parents, etc. to seek help in fundraising efforts to help students fund schooling, research, internships, study abroad, etc. Just knowing that the University cares this much to help its students, I would say that whatever we as students would be left to pay is definitely worth it for a University that genuinely attentive to its students. The University offers Special Speakers Series—a free series of lectures and speakers where reputable speakers, professors, scholars and authors such as Maya Angelou, Gary M. Lavergne, and Shirin Ebadi come to present information and panel discussions to instructors and students alike. There is also the UT Theater where every week there is a film shown in the UT Theater for students for free! These along with the previously named academic resources are just a couple of the many events, opportunities and activities that the University puts on for its student body. Most definitely a bang for your buck!
Mirakol S. from Dallas, TX
Financially, UT can be a little pricey. I give it four stars because, while I believe being a student here is worth every penny, the amount of scholarships given out by the school are of very few and very difficult to obtain. Cost of living in Austin is expensive, and therefore dorm life and apartment life that is close to campus can put a pretty substantial dent in your wallet. With that said, the reputation of this school is as high as the cost of my apartment next year. I consider the education I receive and the degrees I obtain to be worth the cost. Longhorn graduates are hired all over the place, and there is no doubt that if you work hard enough, you'll pay your college education back in no time once you join the work force with a UT diploma in your hand.
Marissa from Burleson, TX