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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. Recent rankings by The Economist and Brookings about the economic value of a college degree place the U in the top 7% in the nation, and #1 among Utah, PAC-12 and BIG-10 public institutions. 

 

Estimated 2016-2017 Academic Year Cost of Attendance

Based on 26 credit hours - 13 each Fall and Spring Semester

Living on Campus

Direct Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $7,680 $24,276
Room & Board $9,738 $9,738
 Sub-total  $17,418  $34,014
Indirect Costs    
Books & Supplies $1,232 $1,232
Miscellaneous $2,418 $2,418
Transportation $1,260 $1,260
Total $22,328 $38,924

Living off Campus

Direct Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $7,680 $24,276
Room & Board $9,936 $9,936
 Sub-total $17,616   $34,212
Indirect Costs    
Books & Supplies $1,232 $1,232
Miscellaneous $2,418 $2,418
Transportation $1,260 $1,260
Total $22,526 $39,122

Living off Campus (with parent/relative)

Direct Costs Resident Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $7,680 $24,276
Room & Board $1,836 $1,836
 Sub-total $9,516  $26,112 
Indirect Costs    
Books & Supplies $1,232 $1,232
Miscellaneous $2,418 $2,418
Transportation $1,260 $1,260
Total $14,426 $31,022

All costs are subject to change without notice and are expected to increase annually. The Cost of Attendance is based on estimated figures and may not accurately reflect an individual students costs. The combination of the direct and indirect costs will be used to determine financial aid. *Please note, this rate is based on reported average costs for all undergraduate students at the U. Freshman costs may be up to $2-$3K less, due to lower freshman housing fees. Estimated costs may vary based on room type and meal plan selection. **Miscellaneous costs include things like medical expenses, clothing, haircuts, telephone, and other utilities, etc. §Fees associated with student loan borrowing have been accounted for in the total budget for both Residents and Non-residents. Loan fees will vary


The cost of attendance is based on estimated figures, and as such, it may not accurately reflect an individual student's costs. For this reason, a student may appeal or request an adjustment to the cost of attendance for the following reasons:

  • A computer purchase for educational purposes, one time increase
  • Child Care expenses incurred while the student and/or spouse are at school or work
  • Unusual medical/dental expenses, not covered by insurance and not itemized on tax returns
  • Approved University of Utah study abroad programs
  • Costs related to a disability
  • Additional required program fees and expenses

In addition to being a great value, the U has many resources to help you pay for your education. When you complete your online application and submit all supporting documentation by the December 1 priority date, 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! 

Plan to Finish

It's true that full-time status at a university only requires 12 credits (roughly 4 classes) per semester? But did you know that by adding one class per semester or studying during summer break, you can shorten your college education by one whole year and save significantly on tuition? A 30-credit per year schedule encourages high productivity and helps you progress through your college plan more quickly. At the U, our new Plan to Finish campaign will help you graduate sooner, start your dream career, and save money too. Learn more here >

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Financial Aid Checklist

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Coming from outside of Utah?  

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

Last Updated: 9/29/16