Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Utah Valley University tuition is $4,962 per year for in-state residents. This is 30% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 62% cheaper than the average Utah tuition of $13,087 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 3rd in Utah amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 20th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $15,376 which represents a 210% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $690 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $5,652.

Housing Costs

Utah Valley University doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Orem area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $5,960.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $976.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,398 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Utah residents to go to UVU is $15,986 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Utah residence can expect a one year cost of $26,400. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $10,023.

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

Costs and Tuition for Utah Valley University
Estimated Budgets
Utah Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$15,986
   In-State Tuition$4,962
   Other Fees$690
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$5,960
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,398
   Books and Supplies$976
Utah Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$10,023
   In-State Tuition$4,962
   Other Fees$690
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,395
   Books and Supplies$976
Non-Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$26,400
   Out-of-State Tuition$15,376
   Other Fees$690
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$5,960
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,398
   Books and Supplies$976


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 $15,986 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 UVU net price for in-state students is $6,766* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

67% of Utah Valley University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,797. 39 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 $4,760. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Utah Valley University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Utah Valley University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$6,766*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid67%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,797
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants39%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,760

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$6,750
$30,001 to $48,000$7,586
$48,001 to $75,000$9,084
$75,001 to $110,000$11,412

Average Financial Aid Mix - $15,986 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $15,986. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 46% - $5,797

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

Federal Loans

 37% - $4,666

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

Out of Pocket

 17% -  $2,125

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.

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 Valley 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 UVU is $63,944 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 $10,917 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $43,668**

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 $79,930 or $54,585 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 Valley University.

Utah Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,481
Utah Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,993
Non-Utah Resident Tuition Per Semester$7,688
Non-Utah Resident Total Cost Per Semester$13,200

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 Valley 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 Valley University
Price per credit hour for Utah residents$207
Cost for one class for Utah residents (3 credit hours)$621
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$640
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,920
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,560


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 Utah Valley University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,666. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $14,601.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Utah Valley 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 $43,668, 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 $54,181.97. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Utah Valley University. 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 $10,917. 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 Valley 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 Valley University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$451.52
Amount Borrowed$43,668.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$10,513.97
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$54,181.97

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UVU? 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 Valley 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 $54,181.97 would be needed to afford a $451.52 monthly payment in the example $43,668.00 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 Valley University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,122 to $4,962. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.1%. 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 $63,944.00. 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 Valley University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$21,984$87,938
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$28,058$112,234
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $35,810$143,242
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $41,455$165,820

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Utah Valley 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 984 25% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 164 26% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 105 31% costlier
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 96 34% costlier
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 81 19% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 72 22% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 58 44% costlier
Construction Trades, General Associate's Degree 53 58% costlier
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 51 54% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 40 37% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree 36 42% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 36 29% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 30 39% costlier
Design and Visual Communications, General Associate's Degree 27 31% costlier
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew Associate's Degree 26 28% costlier
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 24 25% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 23 30% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 21 39% cheaper
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 19 25% cheaper
Fire Services Administration Bachelor's Degree 19 9% cheaper
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 18 3% costlier
American Sign Language (ASL) Bachelor's Degree 18 36% cheaper
History Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 17 24% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 16 33% cheaper
Pre-Engineering Associate's Degree 16 34% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 15 42% cheaper
Robotics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 15 23% costlier
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Associate's Degree 14 25% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 14 35% costlier
History, General Associate's Degree 13 36% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 12 30% costlier
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 12 31% costlier
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 11 27% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 11 29% cheaper
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 44% costlier
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 21% cheaper
Biotechnology Bachelor's Degree 10 30% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Associate's Degree 9 33% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 9 33% costlier
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Associate's Degree 9 31% costlier
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 8 25% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 8 40% cheaper
Construction Trades, Other Associate's Degree 8 55% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 7 37% cheaper
Computer Software Engineering Bachelor's Degree 7 32% cheaper
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 7 36% costlier
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Associate's Degree 6 32% costlier
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering Associate's Degree 6 15% costlier
Business Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 14% cheaper
Computer Science Associate's Degree 6 27% costlier
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 30% cheaper
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 43% costlier
Drama and Dance Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 5 28% cheaper
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 5 23% cheaper
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 5 43% cheaper
Dance, General Associate's Degree 5 21% costlier
Building/Property Maintenance Associate's Degree 5 46% costlier
Secondary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 4 53% costlier
Community Health and Preventive Medicine Associate's Degree 4 32% costlier
Dance, Other Bachelor's Degree 4 32% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 41% cheaper
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 46% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 4 42% costlier
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness Bachelor's Degree 4 30% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 25% cheaper
Forensic Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree 3 31% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Associate's Degree 2 26% costlier
Lineworker Associate's Degree 2 65% costlier
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager Associate's Degree 2 25% costlier
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry Associate's Degree 2 49% costlier
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Associate's Degree 1 20% costlier
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 1 44% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Associate's Degree 1 37% costlier
Chemistry Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 26% cheaper
Music, General Associate's Degree 1 36% costlier


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About Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University is a four year public college located in Orem, Utah.  Full time enrollment is 17,879 and part time is 17,099.  Utah Valley University has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Utah Valley University at CollegeSimply.

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

Utah Valley University
800 W University Parkway
Orem, Utah

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Utah Valley 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 Valley University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230737 IPEDS survey data.