Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

The University of Texas at Dallas tuition is $11,528 per year for in-state residents. This is 81% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 18% cheaper than the average Texas tuition of $15,819 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 55th in Texas amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 38th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $29,656 which represents a 157% premium.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $11,112 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Richardson should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,520 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,180 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Texas residents to go to UT Dallas is $27,360 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $45,488.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for The University of Texas at Dallas and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for The University of Texas at Dallas
Estimated Budgets
Texas Resident Total Budget $27,360
   In-State Tuition$11,528
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$11,112
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,520
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Non-Resident Total Budget $45,488
   Out-of-State Tuition$29,656
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$11,112
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,520
   Books and Supplies$1,200


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 $27,360 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 Dallas net price for in-state students is $9,098* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

78% of The University of Texas at Dallas students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $14,014. 27 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 $4,402. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend The University of Texas at Dallas, 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 Dallas
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$9,098*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid78%
Average Total Grant Aid$14,014
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants27%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,402

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$8,471
$30,001 to $48,000$9,145
$48,001 to $75,000$12,643
$75,001 to $110,000$16,085

Average Financial Aid Mix - $27,360 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $27,360. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 59% - $14,014

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

Federal Loans

 21% - $4,987

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

Out of Pocket

 20% -  $4,839

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 Dallas
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus58.5% less expensive
University of Arkansas35.9% less expensive
Texas Tech University44.2% less expensive
Mississippi State University28.8% less expensive
University of Missouri Columbia26.6% 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 Dallas.

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 Dallas is $109,440 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 $7,535 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $30,140**

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 $136,800 or $37,675 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 Dallas.

Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$5,764
Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$13,680
Non-Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$14,828
Non-Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$22,744

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 Dallas 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 Dallas
Price per credit hour for Texas residents$480
Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours)$1,440
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$1,236
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$3,708
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$4,944


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. 29% of The University of Texas at Dallas students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,987. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $20,504.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for The University of Texas at Dallas? 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 $30,140, 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 $37,396.83. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at The University of Texas at Dallas. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 78% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $7,535. 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 Dallas 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 Dallas Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$311.64
Amount Borrowed$30,140.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$7,256.83
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$37,396.83

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UT Dallas? 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 Dallas, 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 $37,396.83 would be needed to afford a $311.64 monthly payment in the example $30,140.00 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 Dallas in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $10,666 to $11,528. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.6%. 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 $109,440.00. 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 Dallas.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$37,626$150,506
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$48,022$192,087
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $61,289$245,158
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $70,950$283,801

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 Dallas 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
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 274 20% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 239 22% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 186 9% costlier
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 162 22% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 145 13% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 135 13% costlier
Game and Interactive Media Design Bachelor's Degree 117 20% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 115 8% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 115 23% costlier
Developmental and Child Psychology Bachelor's Degree 75 8% costlier
Neuroscience Bachelor's Degree 63 21% cheaper
Criminology Bachelor's Degree 63 12% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 59 9% costlier
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 58 18% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 58 2% costlier
Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree 55 18% cheaper
Visual and Performing Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 51 12% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 43 11% costlier
Computer Software Engineering Bachelor's Degree 42 18% costlier
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 31 33% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 29 25% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 24 24% costlier
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 22 10% costlier
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 20 2% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 19 3% costlier
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 18 10% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 17 10% costlier
Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree 17 6% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 15 9% costlier
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 14 7% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 12 11% costlier
Public Policy Analysis, General Bachelor's Degree 11 18% cheaper
Cognitive Science Bachelor's Degree 11 16% cheaper
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 8 12% cheaper
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 7 1% costlier
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia Bachelor's Degree 7 6% costlier
Geography Bachelor's Degree 5 23% costlier
Telecommunications Engineering Bachelor's Degree 5 8% costlier
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 7% costlier
Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 1% costlier
Geographic Information Science and Cartography Bachelor's Degree 1 40% costlier
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 7% cheaper


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About The University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas is a four year public college located in Richardson, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 20,856 and part time is 5,937. Learn more about getting accepted at The University of Texas at Dallas at CollegeSimply.

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

The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

The University of Texas at Dallas 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 Dallas cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228787 IPEDS survey data.