Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Utah tuition is $7,997 per year for in-state residents. This is 11% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 39% cheaper than the average Utah tuition of $13,087 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 7th in Utah amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 16th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $27,990 which represents a 250% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,225 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $9,222.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,262 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Salt Lake City should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,288.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,700 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,700 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Utah residents to go to Utah is $24,472 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Utah residence can expect a one year cost of $44,465.

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

Costs and Tuition for University of Utah
Estimated Budgets
Utah Resident Total Budget $24,472
   In-State Tuition$7,997
   Other Fees$1,225
   Room and Board$10,262
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,700
   Books and Supplies$1,288
Non-Resident Total Budget $44,465
   Out-of-State Tuition$27,990
   Other Fees$1,225
   Room and Board$10,262
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,700
   Books and Supplies$1,288


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 $24,472 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 net price for in-state students is $12,363* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

77% of University of Utah students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $7,990. 22 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 $4,344. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Utah, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Utah
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$12,363*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid77%
Average Total Grant Aid$7,990
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants22%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,344

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$10,744
$30,001 to $48,000$11,578
$48,001 to $75,000$14,075
$75,001 to $110,000$16,917

Average Financial Aid Mix - $24,472 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $24,472. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 38% - $7,990

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

Federal Loans

 35% - $7,259

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

Out of Pocket

 27% -  $5,523

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 Utah
University of Colorado Boulder34.2% more expensive
United States Air Force Academy100% 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 Utah.

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 is $97,888 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 $8,773 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $35,092**

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 $122,360 or $43,865 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 University of Utah.

Utah Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,998
Utah Resident Total Cost Per Semester$12,236
Non-Utah Resident Tuition Per Semester$13,995
Non-Utah Resident Total Cost Per Semester$22,232

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 Utah 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 Utah
Price per credit hour for Utah residents$225
Cost for one class for Utah residents (3 credit hours)$675
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$772
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,316
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$3,088


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. 30% of University of Utah students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $7,259. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $36.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Utah? 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 $35,092, 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 $43,541.12. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Utah. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 77% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,773. 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 Utah 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 Utah Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$362.84
Amount Borrowed$35,092.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$8,449.12
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$43,541.12

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Utah? 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 Utah, 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 $43,541.12 would be needed to afford a $362.84 monthly payment in the example $35,092.00 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 Utah in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $6,201 to $7,997. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 5.8%. 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 $97,888.00. 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 Utah.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$33,655$134,619
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$42,953$171,812
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $54,820$219,280
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $63,461$253,844

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Utah 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
Mass Communication/Media Studies Bachelor's Degree 297 17% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 273 1% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 257 10% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 204 24% costlier
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 197 20% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 183 7% costlier
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 161 1% costlier
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 161 15% costlier
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 160 19% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 154 11% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 152 20% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 151 29% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 137 8% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 126 5% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 121 10% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 118 12% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 96 9% costlier
Public Health Education and Promotion Bachelor's Degree 95 24% costlier
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 79 14% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 76 21% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 72 22% costlier
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 72 6% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 70 25% costlier
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 69 28% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 67 7% costlier
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 67 12% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 67 23% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 63 8% costlier
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 63 2% cheaper
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 61 9% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 60 8% costlier
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 60 16% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 52 3% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 46 5% costlier
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 44 13% cheaper
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 44 5% costlier
Geography Bachelor's Degree 42 20% costlier
Consumer Economics Bachelor's Degree 38 22% costlier
Urban Studies/Affairs Bachelor's Degree 36 5% cheaper
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 36 7% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 33 1% costlier
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 30 3% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 28 2% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 25 5% costlier
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 23 5% costlier
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 23 15% costlier
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 22 25% costlier
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 20 10% cheaper
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 20 6% cheaper
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 20 10% cheaper
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 19 25% costlier
Ballet Bachelor's Degree 18 1% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 16 18% costlier
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 16 2% cheaper
Chinese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 15 17% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 15 11% costlier
Mining and Mineral Engineering Bachelor's Degree 14 17% costlier
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 10 7% costlier
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 10 15% cheaper
Social Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 41% costlier
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 9 15% cheaper
Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree 8 20% cheaper
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 8 6% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 8 4% cheaper
Arabic Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 7 2% cheaper
Metallurgical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 7 20% costlier
Japanese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 6 15% cheaper
Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 5 12% cheaper
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 4 16% cheaper
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 4% costlier
Occupational Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 4 5% costlier
Latin American Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 16% cheaper
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General Bachelor's Degree 3 10% costlier
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 3 36% costlier
Education, General Bachelor's Degree 1 4% costlier
Architecture and Related Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 8% cheaper
Materials Engineering Bachelor's Degree 1 7% cheaper
Geological/Geophysical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 1 5% costlier
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology Bachelor's Degree 1 0% cheaper
Hebrew Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 4% costlier
Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 1% cheaper
Physical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 4% costlier


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About University of Utah

University of Utah is a four year public college located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Full time enrollment is 24,865 and part time is 8,158. Learn more about getting accepted at University of Utah at CollegeSimply.

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

University of Utah
201 Presidents Circle- ROOM 203
Salt Lake City, Utah

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Utah 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 Utah cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230764 IPEDS survey data.