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Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance is broadly defined as the average cost to attend a college or university for one academic year—the fall and spring semesters.

It includes tuition and an estimate of average costs for books and supplies, room and board, transportation and personal expenses. 


Undergraduate Costs by Semester

Tuition and Fees – 2016-17

Fall/Spring

  • Texas Resident: $4,813-5,530
  • Non-Texas Resident: $17,131-19,635

Summer

  • Texas Resident: $2,583-2,967
  • Non-Texas Resident: $9,191-10,533

Other Costs – 2016-17

Fall/Spring

  • Room and Board:
    • $5,035 (On- or Off-Campus Housing)
    • $1,674 (Commuter)
  • Miscellaneous Expenses: $2,486

Summer

  • Room and Board:
    • $3,820 (On- or Off-Campus Housing)
    • $1,275 (Commuter)
  • ​Miscellaneous Expenses: $1,628

Graduate Costs by Semester

Tuition and Fees – 2016-17

Fall/Spring

  • Texas Resident: $4,052-5,062
  • Non-Texas Resident: $8,078-9,232

Summer

  • Texas Resident: $1,474-1,841
  • Non-Texas Resident: $2,736-3,127

Other Costs – 2016-17

Fall/Spring

  • Room and Board:
    • $6,310 (On- or Off-Campus Housing)
    • $1,912 (Commuter)
  • ​Miscellaneous Expenses: $3,095

Summer

  • Room and Board:
    • $4,210 (On- or Off-Campus Housing)
    • $1,275 (Commuter)
  • ​Miscellaneous Expenses: $1,945

Definitions

Tuition & Fees

The average cost of tuition and fees based on 12 hours per semester enrollment for undergraduate students and nine hours for graduate students (fall or spring), or nine hours of enrollment for undergraduate students and three hours for graduate students (summer). Actual costs will vary depending on the student’s degree or certificate program.

Room & Board

The average cost per semester to live in the city of Austin while attending the university. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances. The on- and off-campus costs assume a roommate. Room and board costs will not be adjusted based on individual choices unless there are unusual circumstances for which a student successfully appeals. Additional information about the cost of on-campus housing is published by the Division of Housing and Food Service.

Miscellaneous Expenses

Books & Supplies

The average cost of books and supplies per semester. Actual costs may vary by enrollment.

Transportation

The allowance provided each semester to assist students who require transportation to campus from out of town and vice versa, not to maintain a vehicle. University shuttles and the Austin city buses transport students around campus and Austin for free.

Personal Expenses

The miscellaneous allowance for personal expenses—from clothing and laundry to going to a movie or buying a pizza—each semester. Actual expenses will vary.