How Tuition Is Used
Tuition and state appropriations combine to pay for the core operational costs of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the world’s great research universities. Tuition plays an integral part in the university’s mission by helping it hire more faculty to maintain reasonable class sizes, retain faculty and support staff through merit pay increases and expand existing academic programs and initiate new ones.
- Provides revenue to reduce the student-faculty ratio
- Supports merit pay increases for faculty and staff
- Funds requested student services initiatives
- Funds college and school initiatives
- Funds financial aid programs targeted at maintaining economic accessibility of the university
- Offsets rising utilities’ costs
- Funds critical academic capital projects
- Funds general libraries
- Funds IT infrastructure
View the University Budget Summary for 2010-11 [PowerPoint].
Latest News on Tuition