International Freshman Admissions & Undergraduate Costs
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International Freshmen are first-year applicants who are completing or have completed their secondary education (high school) and have not yet attended any post-secondary institution (college or university).
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Estimated International Undergraduate Expenses for I-20 Purposes
Below is a breakdown of estimated undergraduate expenses for international students requesting an I-20 from the University of Utah for FALL 2023 – SPRING 2024 – SUMMER 2024.
Annual Living Expenses* $25,086
Room and Board: $13,700
Health Insurance: $2,486
Other Expenses: $7,800
Total Living Expenses: $25,086
Includes Two Semester Fees
Non-resident Tuition & Fees** $31,479
International Student Fee ($150 per semester): $300**
Int’l Orientation Fee (one-time charge only): $75**
Undergrad Non-Resident Tuition (24 credits): $30,514
Additional Fees: $590
Tuition & Fees Total: $31,479
Includes Two Semester Fees
Total Estimated Undergraduate Cost $56,565
**The Office of International Student & Scholar Services charges these fees.
Undergraduate international students must only prove to have funding for 12 credit hours per semester in order for the University of Utah to issue an I-20. Estimated expenses are calculated on 24 credit hours as minimum enrollment for two semesters, but it is recommended that students enroll in 15 hours a semester in order to graduate in four years.
- The total estimated undergraduate cost of attendance for a student taking 15 credit hours per semester is $34,610 (includes Fall & Spring only).
You may qualify for the House Bill 118 tuition waiver, which allows eligible Utah high school graduates the opportunity to attend Utah universities and colleges and have the non-resident portion of your tuition waived.
You qualify for this waiver if you:
- Are a foreign national legally admitted to the United States (holds a non-immigrant visa such as F-1, H-4, J-1, etc.)
- Attended a Utah high school for three or more years.
- Graduated or will graduate from a Utah high school or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED or HiSET) in Utah.
- House Bill 118 is a Utah State law.
- If HB118 requirements are met, proof of funding is required for I-20 issuance.
- The estimated amount needed for an I-20 is calculated independently of the Utah State Law HB118 tuition waiver.
- If your HB118 application is approved, you will be responsible for the resident portion of the tuition cost.
Important Notes About Dependents & Actual Expenses
The estimated cost per year for each dependent is $6,000.
- This will be calculated into the required proof of funding for each dependent requested.
- Your actual expenses may be higher or lower than this estimate depending on your personal spending habits.
- The estimated cost for room and board is for living on-campus.
- If you will be living off-campus, the cost of living will likely increase.
International students pay non-resident tuition rates at the University of Utah.
- The estimate reflects the minimum amount required for issuing an I-20 needed for the F-1 student visa application process.
- Amounts are subject to change at any time.
- All students are eligible for resident tuition rates during the summer term.