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Update About Tuition

On Feb. 29, 2016, UT System approved the proposed increase in tuition at UT Austin. This increase will be introduced during the 2016-17 academic year. For more information about the increase and how it will impact students at UT Austin, please read this message from President Fenves.

Message to students from President Fenves >

Tuition Rates for 2016-17

Longhorn Fixed Tuition

House Bill 29, passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature, requires public institutions of higher education to offer a fixed tuition price plan to incoming freshman and transfer students. The University of Texas at Austin has met the requirements of the law (Texas Education Code, Section 54.017) by establishing Longhorn Fixed Tuition, which will be offered to eligible undergraduate students beginning Fall 2014.

For more information please see the Longhorn Fixed Tuition page.

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

Summer 2016 Tuition Rates

Reduced Rates for Summer

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 a student in Liberal Arts paying resident tuition, this table compares the cost for three and six hours:

  Long Sessions 2015-16* Summer 2016* Savings
Three Hours
Six Hours

*Traditional Tuition rates.

Tuition Rates for 2015-16


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