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Colleges / University of Texas of the Permian Basin

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Odessa, TX 2-Year Grad Public
Acceptance Rate65%
Acceptance Rate65%

UTPB Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin was $6,692 a year for in-state students and $18,962 a year for out-of-state students.

Usually, college tuition rises about 3% year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students owe a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until after graduation.

International students can expect to pay 18,871 per year for tuition at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Does The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $6,692 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.Non-Texas residents can expect to pay 18,962 per year for tuition.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to check your state's rules for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to The University of Texas of the Permian Basin?

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

International students at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin usually pay around $18,871 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.

International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or UTPB-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at UTPB:

•UTPB-specific scholarships

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


The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Living Expenses, Fees, and More


In addition to the cost of tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at UTPB.

Room and Board Costs at UTPB

Housing and campus dining at UTPB costs $11,336 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls.

Board costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at UTPB

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer resources so that those with financial need to get help covering these costs.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At UTPB, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in an urban area might be pricey, but there may be more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The The University of Texas of the Permian Basin campus is located in a urban setting in Texas.

Other Costs

When you're planning for college, don’t forget to take into account personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


The Full Cost of Attending The University of Texas of the Permian Basin


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for UTPB.

Total Cost of UTPB

What will the cost of attending UTPB be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $6,692
Out-of-State Tuition $18,962
Room and Board $11,336
Board Only $11,414
Other expenses $1,676

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

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

UTPB’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Academic program for both full and part-time students •Course load for full-time students •Course level for full-time students


The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Financial Aid


In 2022, 1,099 of the 6,886 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. UTPB meets 46.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,969 a year. Around 43% of UTPB undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. UTPB graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $21,188 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $20,408
State Loans $18,000
Private Loans $9,886
Most Common Loans for UTPB Students
Federal Loans 43%
State loans 1%
Private loans 3%

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 UTPB financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

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 2022, UTPB awarded 983 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $14.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.06 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Net Cost

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 UTPB 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 UTPB was $12,969 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of UTPB seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $-1,798
Net In-state, Off-campus $13,203
Out-of-State, On-Campus $23,441

Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.

What will attending UTPB 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 understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the UTPB's net cost calculator on their website.

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Tuition Payment Plans

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

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

Does The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

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


Learn More About The University of Texas of the Permian Basin


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UTPB Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$22,640

In State

$34,910

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,692
$18,962
Fees
$2,752
$2,752
Housing
$11,512
$11,512
Books
$1,684
$1,684

UTPB Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

53%

Average Financial Aid Package

$11,235

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,534

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

65%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,444

Out-of-State

$21,714

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 23
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