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Traditional Tuition

Fall/Spring 2014-15 Traditional Tuition Costs | Summer 2014 Traditional Tuition Costs

Fall/Spring 2014-15 Traditional Tuition Costs

The tuition charged is in part dependent on the amount of state support received by the institution. In the early 1970s the state paid for nearly 85 percent of the cost of running the educational side of The University of Texas at Austin. Today, the state-appropriated fraction of the total budget for UT Austin is below 20 percent. The growing gap between what it costs to run the university and what the state is able to contribute has been covered in part by private donations, efficiency and other actions taken by the university. However, if the university is to maintain delivery of the quality of education for which it has become known, it determined it had to ask the students attending the university to pay for an increasing share of that gap. The University of Texas at Austin's tuition places it well below tuition at comparable universities, and the university continues to be a nationally recognized great value in higher education.

Undergraduate Student Costs

Traditional Flat Tuition Rate for Full-time Undergraduates
2014-15 Long Session (One Semester Only)

 
Resident
Nonresident
Architecture
4,938
17,803
Business
5,369
19,063
Communication
4,832
17,108
Education
4,839
17,141
Engineering
5,107
18,006
Fine Arts
5,005
17,730
Geosciences
5,039
18,067
Liberal Arts
4,673
16,632
Natural Sciences
4,848
17,164
Nursing
5,181
18,701
Social Work
4,894
17,471
Undergraduate Studies
4,908
17,430

Note: For undergraduate pharmacy rates, consult the table for Graduate Tuition Rates 2014-15 [PDF].

Details about Undergraduate Tuition Costs

To compare Longhorn Fixed Tuition and Traditional Tuition rates, please see the Tuition Calculator.

Graduate Student Costs

Graduate, law and professional students will be charged flat rate tuition beginning fall 2008. As with undergraduates, the flat rate tuition for each college covers the student’s academic program costs, including tuition, mandatory fees and charges, and college and course incidental fees.

The graduate flat rate tuition, however, will differ from the undergraduate flat rate tuition in that it is indexed to the number of semester credit hours taken. In other words, the rates do not have a cap.

The graduate flat rate tuition does not include the general property deposit, the international student health insurance program fee, the international student orientation fee, the independent study and research fee or fees for extended trips that require students to live off campus.

Students enrolled in joint degree programs will be charged a flat rate tuition that is proportional to the number of hours taken in each program. Rates for these dual-degree programs (PDF) are available online.

Details about Graduate Tuition Costs

Summer 2014 Tuition Costs

During the summer session, coursework is less expensive than during the long sessions.

For all students, the rule is that coursework taken during the summer will cost 85 percent of what the same coursework would have cost during the long sessions. For example, for an undergraduate in Liberal Arts paying resident tuition, the following table compares the cost for three and six hours:

  Long Sessions Summer Savings
Cost for three hours
$2,059
$1,750
$309
Cost for six hours
$3,039
$2,583
$456

Historical Tuition Costs - Traditional Tuition

Average Total Academic Cost for Resident Undergraduates Enrolled
for 15 Semester Credit Hours at The University of Texas at Austin

Fall 2005 Fall 2006 Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011

Fall 2012

Fall 2013 Fall 2014
$3,643
$4,012
$4,065
$4,254
$4,468
$4,708
$4,896
$4,895
$4,899
$4,905

Tuition Charts Over the Years

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