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.

You probably already knew 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 >

Typical Undergraduate Budgets 2014-2015

Below is an estimated Cost of Attendance for an Undergraduate student attending fall and spring semesters, with a course load of 15 credit hours per semester. Use this information to estimate what your costs will be.

Academic Year 2014-15 Living On Campus Living Off Campus Living With Parent(s)
Room and Board 10,746** 8,802 2,718
Books and Supplies 1,280

1,280

1,280

Miscellaneous § 3,996 5,040 3,996
Transportation 1,098 1,098 1,098
Tuition and Fees Resident: 7,876
Non-Resident: 25,208
Resident: 7,876
Non-Resident: 25,208
Resident: 7,876
Non-Resident: 25,208
Total Budget Resident: $24,996
Non-Resident: $42,328*
Resident: $24,096 
Non-Resident: $41,428*
Resident: $16,968 
Non-Resident: $34,300*

All costs are subject to change without notice and are expected to increase annually. *Non-Resident total includes an additional estimated average travel component of $360 per semester. Resident and Non-Resident totals include an average estimated loan fee cost of $39 per semester. Loan fees will vary. § Miscellaneous costs include things like medical expenses, clothing, haircuts, telephone and other utilities, etc. ** The housing rate is based on the reported costs for all undergraduates living on campus. Housing costs for freshmen will likely be lower, however estimated costs vary based on room type and meal plan selection.  

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: 7/10/14