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UT Austin Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at The University of Texas at Austin was $11,448 a year for in-state students and $40,032 a year for out-of-state students. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3 percent each year.

If these numbers sound high, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at UT Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $11,448 for in-state students who attend full-time.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state can cut the cost of college tuition. Every state has their own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition

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UT Austin International Student Tuition

UT Austin has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support:

On-campus jobs

Loans from outsideUT Austin

UT Austin-specific loans

UT Austin-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.

UT Austin Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at UT Austin

Room and board at UT Austin is $12,768 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at UT Austin

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. At UT Austin, you can expect to pay about $724 a year for books and supplies. This does not count the initial cost of a computer or other technology. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The The University of Texas at Austin campus is in a urban setting in Texas, not far from Austin. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

For UT Austin students, $1,542 is good ballpark for transportation costs for on-campus students.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

Total Cost of UT Austin

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $11,448
Out-of-State Tuition $40,032
Room and Board $12,768
Books and Supplies $724
Transportation $1,542
Other expenses $3,002
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

UT Austin’s tuition and fees change based on: Academic program for both full and part-time students Course load for both full and part-time students

The University of Texas at Austin Financial Aid

The majority of The University of Texas at Austin undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2021, 14,888 of the 40,048 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. UT Austin meets 66.1 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,170 a year. Around 40 percent of UT Austin undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. UT Austin graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $22,149 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $20,579
State Loans $27,859
UT Austin-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $22,233
Most Common Loans for UT Austin Students
Federal Loans 39%
State loans 1%
Private loans 2%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on UT Austin financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at UT Austin

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, UT Austin awarded 11,666 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $189,674,144 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $8,857,669 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of UT Austin

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for UT Austin students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at UT Austin was $13,170 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of UT Austin seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $1,602
Net In-state, Off-campus $2,004
Out-of-State, On-Campus $43,356

What will attending UT Austin really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the UT Austin's net cost calculator on their website.

UT Austin Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

UT Austin offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

UT Austin Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

UT Austin has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

UT Austin Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$24,940

In State

$53,524

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$11,448
$40,032
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$12,768
$12,768
Books
$724
$724

UT Austin Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

31%

Average Financial Aid Package

$12,193

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

50,476

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

32%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,448

Out-of-State

$40,032

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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