Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Utah State University tuition is $6,800 per year for in-state residents. This is 4% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 48% cheaper than the average Utah tuition of $13,135 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 6th in Utah amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 17th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $20,450 which represents a 201% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,070 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $7,870.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $7,080 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Logan should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $824.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,840 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,840 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Utah residents to go to Utah State University is $19,614 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Utah residence can expect a one year cost of $33,264.

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

Costs and Tuition for Utah State University
Estimated Budgets
Utah Resident Total Budget $19,614
   In-State Tuition$6,800
   Other Fees$1,070
   Room and Board$7,080
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,840
   Books and Supplies$824
Non-Resident Total Budget $33,264
   Out-of-State Tuition$20,450
   Other Fees$1,070
   Room and Board$7,080
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,840
   Books and Supplies$824


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 $19,614 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 Utah State University net price for in-state students is $12,184* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

70% of Utah State University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $6,891. 30 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 $3,983. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Utah State University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Utah State University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$12,184*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid70%
Average Total Grant Aid$6,891
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants30%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,983

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$10,895
$30,001 to $48,000$11,102
$48,001 to $75,000$12,724
$75,001 to $110,000$13,820

Average Financial Aid Mix - $19,614 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $19,614. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 44% - $6,891

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

Federal Loans

 33% - $5,220

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

Out of Pocket

 23% -  $3,663

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.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Utah State University
Southern Utah University13% less expensive
University of Wyoming43.1% less expensive
University of Nevada Reno4.9% less expensive
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology8.5% more expensive

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 Utah State University.

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 Utah State University is $78,456 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 $10,373 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $41,492**

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 $98,070 or $51,865 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 Utah State University.

Utah Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,400
Utah Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,807
Non-Utah Resident Tuition Per Semester$10,225
Non-Utah Resident Total Cost Per Semester$16,632

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 Utah State University 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 Utah State University
Price per credit hour for Utah residents$228
Cost for one class for Utah residents (3 credit hours)$684
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$734
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,202
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,936


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. 31% of Utah State University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,220. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $19,100.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Utah State University? 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 $41,492, 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 $51,482.06. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Utah State University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 70% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $10,373. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Utah State University 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.

Utah State University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$429.02
Amount Borrowed$41,492.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$9,990.06
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$51,482.06

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Utah State University? 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 Utah State University, 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 $51,482.06 would be needed to afford a $429.02 monthly payment in the example $41,492.00 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 Utah State University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $5,030 to $6,800. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 7%. 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 $78,456.00. 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 Utah State University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$26,974$107,895
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$34,426$137,705
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $43,938$175,750
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $50,863$203,453

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Utah State University 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 463 58% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 366 26% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 187 4% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 167 6% cheaper
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Degree 152 8% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 141 21% cheaper
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 112 10% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 103 14% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 97 17% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 95 5% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 91 11% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 90 22% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 88 18% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 85 11% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 67 15% cheaper
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 64 22% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 59 19% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 56 20% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 51 5% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 48 8% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 47 9% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 43 18% cheaper
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 39 7% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 36 19% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 35 17% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 35 19% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 32 10% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 31 15% cheaper
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 31 9% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 29 23% cheaper
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 29 10% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 29 21% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 29 4% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 28 6% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 28 19% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 28 17% cheaper
Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 26 11% cheaper
Horticultural Science Bachelor's Degree 24 10% cheaper
Area Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 24 34% cheaper
Public Health, Other Bachelor's Degree 22 29% cheaper
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 22 7% costlier
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 21 6% cheaper
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 20 14% cheaper
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 20 2% costlier
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree 19 19% cheaper
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other Bachelor's Degree 19 25% cheaper
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 17 29% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 17 19% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 17 24% cheaper
Ornamental Horticulture Associate's Degree 17 52% costlier
Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Degree 16 20% cheaper
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew Bachelor's Degree 15 2% cheaper
Agricultural Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 15 1% costlier
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 15 26% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 14 78% costlier
Music Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 13 21% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 13 20% cheaper
Wildlife Biology Bachelor's Degree 12 1% cheaper
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 12 3% cheaper
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 11 22% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 10 20% cheaper
Pre-Law Studies Bachelor's Degree 10 15% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 10 26% cheaper
Range Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 9 1% costlier
Agricultural Production Operations, General Bachelor's Degree 9 4% costlier
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 9 32% cheaper
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 9 4% cheaper
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other Bachelor's Degree 8 2% cheaper
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 8 11% cheaper
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 7 5% costlier
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 7 77% costlier
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management Bachelor's Degree 7 7% cheaper
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 7 1% cheaper
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree 6 30% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 6 22% cheaper
Environmental Design/Architecture Bachelor's Degree 6 20% cheaper
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 6 30% cheaper
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 6 36% cheaper
Agricultural Business and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 5 3% cheaper
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 5 26% cheaper
Agricultural Communication/Journalism Bachelor's Degree 5 6% cheaper
Agronomy and Crop Science Bachelor's Degree 5 7% cheaper
Secondary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 4 9% cheaper
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 4 36% cheaper
Agricultural Mechanization, General Associate's Degree 4 101% costlier
Geography Bachelor's Degree 3 10% cheaper
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 29% cheaper
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 1% costlier
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 8% costlier
Conservation Biology Bachelor's Degree 3 26% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 28% cheaper
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 3% cheaper
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 1% cheaper
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 2% costlier
International Agriculture Bachelor's Degree 1 24% cheaper
Forestry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 10% cheaper
Plant Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 4% cheaper
Psychology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 14% cheaper


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About Utah State University

Utah State University is a four year public college located in Logan, Utah.  Full time enrollment is 18,137 and part time is 9,981.

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

Utah State University
Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Utah State University 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.

Utah State University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230728 IPEDS survey data.