Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of North Texas tuition is $8,103 per year for in-state residents. This is 12% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 49% cheaper than the average Texas tuition of $15,819 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 39th in Texas amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 54th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $18,063 which represents a 123% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,749 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $10,852.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,610 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Denton should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,250 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,570 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Texas residents to go to UNT is $24,712 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $34,672.

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

Costs and Tuition for University of North Texas
Estimated Budgets
Texas Resident Total Budget $24,712
   In-State Tuition$8,103
   Other Fees$2,749
   Room and Board$9,610
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,250
   Books and Supplies$1,000
Non-Resident Total Budget $34,672
   Out-of-State Tuition$18,063
   Other Fees$2,749
   Room and Board$9,610
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,250
   Books and Supplies$1,000


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 $24,712 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 UNT net price for in-state students is $12,053* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

52% of University of North Texas students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $10,638. 37 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 $4,543. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of North Texas, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of North Texas
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$12,053*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid52%
Average Total Grant Aid$10,638
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants37%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,543

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$8,678
$30,001 to $48,000$12,625
$48,001 to $75,000$14,590
$75,001 to $110,000$19,594

Average Financial Aid Mix - $24,712 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $24,712. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 50% - $10,638

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

Federal Loans

 25% - $5,365

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

Out of Pocket

 25% -  $5,459

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. University of North Texas
Northwestern Oklahoma State University20.9% less expensive
Texas A & M University Galveston44.3% less expensive
University of Kansas24.5% more expensive
University of Mississippi5.5% more expensive
University of New Orleans24.8% 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 University of North Texas.

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 UNT is $98,848 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 $9,639 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $38,556**

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 $123,560 or $48,195 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 University of North Texas.

Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,052
Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$12,356
Non-Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$9,032
Non-Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$17,336

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 University of North Texas 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 University of North Texas
Price per credit hour for Texas residents$452
Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours)$1,356
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$867
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,601
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$3,468


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. 48% of University of North Texas students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,365.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of North Texas? 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 $38,556, 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 $47,839.15. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of North Texas. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 52% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,639. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of North Texas 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.

University of North Texas Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$398.66
Amount Borrowed$38,556.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$9,283.15
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$47,839.15

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UNT? 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 University of North Texas, 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 $47,839.15 would be needed to afford a $398.66 monthly payment in the example $38,556.00 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 University of North Texas in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $6,187 to $8,103. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 6.2%. 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 $98,848.00. 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 University of North Texas.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$33,985$135,939
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$43,374$173,497
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $55,358$221,430
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $64,083$256,333

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of North Texas 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
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 970 17% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 214 2% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 206 14% cheaper
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 204 10% cheaper
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 169 10% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 164 5% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 161 10% cheaper
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 159 4% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 156 7% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 155 8% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 99 16% cheaper
Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 84 7% cheaper
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 78 6% cheaper
Organizational Behavior Studies Bachelor's Degree 70 18% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 63 20% cheaper
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 63 2% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 62 6% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 56 14% cheaper
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Bachelor's Degree 51 5% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 46 6% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 44 4% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 43 15% cheaper
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 40 2% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 40 18% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 39 10% cheaper
Design and Visual Communications, General Bachelor's Degree 37 12% cheaper
Fashion/Apparel Design Bachelor's Degree 36 24% cheaper
Rehabilitation Science Bachelor's Degree 33 19% costlier
Applied Behavior Analysis Bachelor's Degree 32 12% costlier
Interior Architecture Bachelor's Degree 26 12% cheaper
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 26 18% cheaper
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 25 26% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 24 18% cheaper
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 23 14% cheaper
Public Health Education and Promotion Bachelor's Degree 22 4% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 21 18% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 21 1% costlier
Special Products Marketing Operations Bachelor's Degree 20 5% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 18 25% cheaper
Financial Planning and Services Bachelor's Degree 17 4% cheaper
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 16 3% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 14 15% cheaper
Broadcast Journalism Bachelor's Degree 13 10% cheaper
Gerontology Bachelor's Degree 13 2% cheaper
Insurance Bachelor's Degree 12 12% cheaper
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce Bachelor's Degree 11 6% costlier
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 11 6% costlier
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 9 11% cheaper
Human Services Bachelor's Degree 9 1% cheaper
Materials Engineering Bachelor's Degree 8 28% cheaper
Fashion Merchandising Bachelor's Degree 8 8% cheaper
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 7 26% cheaper
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 7 26% cheaper
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 7 13% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 7 14% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 7 8% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 6 17% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 6 23% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 3 14% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 3 7% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 21% cheaper
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 3 3% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 3 20% cheaper
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics Bachelor's Degree 2 29% cheaper
Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 2 2% costlier
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 2 10% cheaper
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 2 8% costlier
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 2 29% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 2 23% cheaper
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 2 17% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 17% cheaper
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 1 23% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 23% cheaper
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 21% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 1 11% cheaper
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 2% costlier
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General Bachelor's Degree 1 3% costlier
Music History, Literature, and Theory Bachelor's Degree 1 25% cheaper
Jazz/Jazz Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 25% cheaper
Geography Bachelor's Degree 1 6% cheaper
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 1 2% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 1 16% cheaper


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About University of North Texas

University of North Texas is a four year public college located in Denton, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 28,441 and part time is 9,800. Learn more about getting accepted at University of North Texas at CollegeSimply.

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

University of North Texas
Chestnut Ave.
Denton, Texas

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of North Texas 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.

University of North Texas cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227216 IPEDS survey data.