Cost

Your college education is one of the best investments you'll ever make—but it doesn't have to be the biggest. A degree at the U is a phenomenal value. In a recent survey of nearly 700 institutions by Payscale.com, the University of Utah ranked 72nd in value for getting the best payback for your tuition dollar at a public university, both in-state and out-of-state.

Typical Undergraduate Budgets 2013-2014

Below is an estimated Cost of Attendance for an Undergraduate student attending fall and spring semesters, with a course load of 13 credit hours per semester. Use this information to estimate what your costs will be.

Academic Year 2013-14 Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board 10,602 9,216 2,394
Books and Supplies 1,000

1,000

1,000

Miscellaneous 3,996 5,094 3,996
Transportation 1,170 1,170 1,170
Tuition and Fees Resident: 6,708
Non-Resident: 21,296
Resident: 6,708
Non-Resident: 21,296
Resident: 6,708
Non-Resident: 21,296
Total Budget Resident: $23,554
*Non-Resident: $38,862
Resident: $23,266 
*Non-Resident: $38,574
Resident: $15,346 
*Non-Resident: $30,654

*Non-Resident total includes an additional travel component. 

While the U.S. Census Bureau tells us the average salary for a college graduate is almost $20,000 per year higher than the salary of a high school graduate (that equates to $900,000 over a career), you can rest easy knowing you won't be spending that career paying off your education.

In addition to being a great value, the U has many resources to help you pay for your education. When you apply by the December 1 priority deadline and fill out your application completely, you will automatically be considered for Merit scholarships. From scholarship money, to on-campus employment, to tuition payment plans, our goal is to help you get a solid education without breaking the bank! 

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Coming from outside of Utah?  

Here are some additional resources that may help reduce your overall costs:

 
Last Updated: 12/5/13