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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

The University of Texas at Brownsville tuition is $1,200 per year for in-district residents. This is 83% cheaper than the national average public four year in-district tuition of $7,094. The cost is 92% cheaper than the average Texas in-district tuition of $15,745 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 1st in Texas amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 85th most expensive 4 year college in the state.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,998 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $4,398.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $6,894 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Brownsville should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,120.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $0 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,032 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to The University of Texas at Brownsville is $11,212 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $12,412. Out-of-state students who don't possess Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $13,612.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for The University of Texas at Brownsville and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for The University of Texas at Brownsville
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget $11,212
   In-District Tuition$1,200
   Other Fees$1,998
   On-Campus Other Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$1,120
   Room and Board$6,894
Texas Out of District Total Budget $16,444
   In-State Tuition$2,400
   Other Fees$1,998
   Room and Board$6,894
   On-Campus Other Budget$0
   Books and Supplies$1,120

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $12,412 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported The University of Texas at Brownsville net price for in-state students is $6,083* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

83% of The University of Texas at Brownsville students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $7,583. 79 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,826. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend The University of Texas at Brownsville, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for The University of Texas at Brownsville
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$6,083*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid83%
Average Total Grant Aid$7,583
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants79%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,826

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$5,638
$30,001 to $48,000$6,264
$48,001 to $75,000$9,604
$75,001 to $110,000$12,611
$110,000+$12,242

Average Financial Aid Mix - $12,412 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $12,412. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

61%
31%
8%

Grants and Scholarships

 61% - $7,583

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, The University of Texas at Brownsville or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 31% - $3,841

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 8% -  $988

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at The University of Texas at Brownsville is $49,648 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $5,617 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $22,468**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $62,060 or $28,085 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,200
Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,206
Non-Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,800
Non-Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,806

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at The University of Texas at Brownsville are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at The University of Texas at Brownsville
Price per credit hour for in district residents$50
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$150
Price per credit hour for Texas residents$100
Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours)$300
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$150
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$450
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$600

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 36% of The University of Texas at Brownsville students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $3,841.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for The University of Texas at Brownsville? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $22,468, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $27,877.64. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at The University of Texas at Brownsville. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 83% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $5,617. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our The University of Texas at Brownsville student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

The University of Texas at Brownsville Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$232.31
Amount Borrowed$22,468.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$5,409.64
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$27,877.64

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend The University of Texas at Brownsville? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending The University of Texas at Brownsville, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $27,877.64 would be needed to afford a $232.31 monthly payment in the example $22,468.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to The University of Texas at Brownsville in the future? Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $49,648.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for The University of Texas at Brownsville.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2023$17,069$68,278
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2028$21,785$87,141
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2033 $27,804$111,217
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2036 $32,187$128,748

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at The University of Texas at Brownsville to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
General Studies Associate's Degree 266 36% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 253 68% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 106 33% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 105 29% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 81 38% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 72 66% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 66 66% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 63 61% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Bachelor's Degree 61 57% cheaper
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 59 65% cheaper
Social Work Associate's Degree 54 25% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 41 67% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 35 65% cheaper
Corrections Bachelor's Degree 32 55% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 29 67% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 29 67% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 26 67% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 25 67% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 25 66% cheaper
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor's Degree 24 64% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 24 31% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 19 30% cheaper
Industrial Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 18 22% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 15 67% cheaper
Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 14 65% cheaper
Forensic Science and Technology Associate's Degree 14 25% cheaper
Secondary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 13 21% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Associate's Degree 13 36% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 13 63% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 12 29% cheaper
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 11 26% cheaper
Child Care Provider/Assistant Associate's Degree 10 31% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 10 30% cheaper
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Associate's Degree 9 13% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 8 33% cheaper
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 8 30% cheaper
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 8 19% cheaper
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics Bachelor's Degree 7 72% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 7 67% cheaper
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 6 68% cheaper
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 6 29% cheaper
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services Associate's Degree 5 30% cheaper
Architecture Associate's Degree 5 12% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 4 33% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 4 21% cheaper
International Marketing Associate's Degree 4 13% cheaper
Language Interpretation and Translation Bachelor's Degree 4 51% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 3 30% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 66% cheaper
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary Associate's Degree 2 28% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 69% cheaper
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 1 60% cheaper
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 58% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 1 25% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 1 63% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 1 60% cheaper

Calculators

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About The University of Texas at Brownsville

The University of Texas at Brownsville is a four year public college located in Brownsville, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 1,640 and part time is 3,422.  The University of Texas at Brownsville has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
The University of Texas at Brownsville
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, Texas
78520-4991

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

The University of Texas at Brownsville is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

The University of Texas at Brownsville cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227377 IPEDS survey data.