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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

The University of Texas at Arlington tuition is $7,542 per year for in-state residents. This is 7% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 51% cheaper than the average Texas tuition of $15,399 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 36th in Texas amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 57th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $22,742 which represents a 202% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,410 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $9,952.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,924 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Arlington should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,206.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $4,578 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,578 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Texas residents to go to UT Arlington is $24,660 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $39,860.

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 Arlington and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for The University of Texas at Arlington
Estimated Budgets
Texas Resident Total Budget $24,660
   In-State Tuition$7,542
   Other Fees$2,410
   Room and Board$8,924
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,578
   Books and Supplies$1,206
Non-Resident Total Budget $39,860
   Out-of-State Tuition$22,742
   Other Fees$2,410
   Room and Board$8,924
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,578
   Books and Supplies$1,206

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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 $24,660 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 UT Arlington net price for in-state students is $11,622* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

67% of The University of Texas at Arlington students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $8,474. 42 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 $4,357. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend The University of Texas at Arlington, 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 Arlington
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$11,622*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid67%
Average Total Grant Aid$8,474
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants42%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,357

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$10,493
$30,001 to $48,000$11,933
$48,001 to $75,000$15,450
$75,001 to $110,000$18,781
$110,000+$19,698

Average Financial Aid Mix - $24,660 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $24,660. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

42%
25%
33%

Grants and Scholarships

 42% - $8,474

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

Federal Loans

 25% - $5,065

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

Out of Pocket

 33% -  $6,543

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. The University of Texas at Arlington
Tarleton State University46.9% less expensive
Texas A & M University Commerce36.5% less expensive
The University of Texas at Tyler22% less expensive
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma20% less expensive
Stephen F Austin State University23% less 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 The University of Texas at Arlington.

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 UT Arlington is $98,640 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 $9,570 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $38,280**

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 $123,300 or $47,850 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

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 Arlington 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 Arlington
Price per credit hour for Texas residents$299
Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours)$897
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$824
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,472
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$3,296

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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. 43% of The University of Texas at Arlington students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,065. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $22,484.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for The University of Texas at Arlington? 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 $38,280, 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 $47,496.70. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at The University of Texas at Arlington. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 67% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,570. 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 Arlington 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 Arlington Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$395.81
Amount Borrowed$38,280.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$9,216.70
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$47,496.70

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UT Arlington? 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 Arlington, 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 $47,496.70 would be needed to afford a $395.81 monthly payment in the example $38,280.00 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 Arlington 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 $98,640.00. 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 Arlington.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$33,913$135,653
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$43,283$173,131
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $55,241$220,964
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $63,948$255,794

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 Arlington 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
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 1,053 11% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 511 5% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 284 1% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 283 15% costlier
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 239 18% costlier
Banking and Financial Support Services Bachelor's Degree 199 16% costlier
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 152 17% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 148 7% costlier
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 142 4% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 123 3% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 121 8% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 107 9% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 103 10% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 103 1% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 103 11% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 98 1% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 82 6% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 77 4% cheaper
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 76 1% costlier
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 69 16% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 63 7% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 63 11% cheaper
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 62 2% costlier
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 60 6% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 47 5% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 43 3% cheaper
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 40 3% costlier
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 33 3% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 32 3% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 31 6% cheaper
Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 30 7% costlier
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Bachelor's Degree 28 12% cheaper
Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree 27 1% costlier
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 26 1% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 23 12% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 21 3% costlier
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 20 9% cheaper
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 20 14% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 20 3% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 19 4% cheaper
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia Bachelor's Degree 19 7% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 18 12% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 18 5% cheaper
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 17 6% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 16 2% costlier
Child Development Bachelor's Degree 16 18% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 15 4% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 12 14% cheaper
Computer Software Engineering Bachelor's Degree 12 3% costlier
Interior Architecture Bachelor's Degree 11 1% costlier
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 11 12% costlier
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 10 1% cheaper
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 9 0% cheaper
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 7 4% cheaper
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 6 19% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 5 6% costlier
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 24% cheaper
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Bachelor's Degree 3 0% cheaper
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 15% cheaper
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 1 7% cheaper

Calculators

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About The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is a four year public college located in Arlington, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 21,437 and part time is 23,845. Learn more about getting accepted at The University of Texas at Arlington at CollegeSimply.

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

Address
The University of Texas at Arlington
701 S. Nedderman Dr.
Arlington, Texas
76013

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

The University of Texas at Arlington 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 Arlington cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228769 IPEDS survey data.