Department of Art and Art History Design

Undergraduate Tuition and Support

The University of Texas at Austin offers an outstanding education at a reasonable cost. The Office of Admissions provides detailed estimates of the current costs of tuition, fees, housing and other living expenses for undergraduate students at the university.


Tuition and fees are established by the State of Texas Legislature and are subject to change.

Annual Flat-Rate Tuition for Full-Time Students in the College of Fine Arts, 2015–16

Texas Residents
Non-Residents of Texas


Additional Financial Information

Tuition Dollars and Sense
Office of Student Financial Services

Scholarships and Financial Support

Department Scholarships

The admissions committee of the Department of Art and Art History reviews applicants’ portfolios, essays, resumes, and academic qualifications in order to make offers of admission and to select recipients of merit-based departmental scholarships. All admitted freshmen and transfer students are automatically considered for these departmental scholarships, which typically range in amount from $500 to $5,000; no additional application is required.

In addition to departmental scholarships, the admissions committee awards a limited number of out-of-state tuition waivers and matching community awards, such as the O'Donnell Foundation Award for AP Arts. The committee also nominates candidates for the Texas Exes 40 Acres Scholars Program. Freshman scholarship recipients are notified in late February; transfer student scholarship recipients are notified in May.

University Scholarships

University scholarships are highly competitive scholarships that are not earmarked specifically for students in the Department of Art and Art History. Some of these scholarships do require a separate application. Please consult the following websites for more information about applying for university scholarships:

Texas Exes
Scholarships for New Freshmen
Scholarships for Transfer Students
Scholarships for International Students

Need-Based Financial Aid

To be considered for need-based scholarships, grants and loans, students must file the FAFSA by March 15. Information about the FAFSA and need-based financial aid is available from the Office of Student Financial Services.

The university’s FAFSA code is 003658.

Continuing Student Awards

The department awards competitive, merit-based scholarships to continuing students based on their performance in the degree program and on their overall academic standing. No application is required.

Competitive scholarships are also available to continuing students to support travel and tuition expenses for summer study programs such as the department’s Ox-Bow, Learning Tuscany and Design in Context programs.