Tuition, fees, charges, and deposits

The following information is not intended to be comprehensive and is subject to change. Tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by administrative, legislative, or regental action, and changes become effective on the date enacted. The following information should be used only as a guideline for estimating costs. For clarification of any matter relating to payment or refund of tuition, fees, charges, and deposits, contact the office or administrative unit from which the charge or refund originated or consult General Information.

A student must complete registration by the deadline by making a payment, paying with financial aid, or confirming attendance if the amount due is zero. Registrations that are not complete by the deadline will be canceled, and students will not have access to University services.

Tuition.

Flat Rate Tuition for Undergraduate Students.

The flat rate tuition for each college covers the student’s academic program costs, including tuition, mandatory fees and charges, and college and course incidental fees. It does not include the general property deposit, the international student health insurance program fee, the international student orientation fee, the independent study and research fee, or fees for extended trips that require students to live off campus.

The flat rates are based on the average per-hour charges for tuition and fees previously paid by students in each college. Because fees previously varied, flat rate tuition varies by college. There is no restriction on the number of hours a full-time student may take when registered at the full-time rate, as long as the student complies with the quantity of work rule given in General Information.

Students who pursue simultaneous majors in more than one college are charged the higher of the two colleges’ rates.

Flat rate tuition for each college for fall 2008 and spring 2009 is listed by Student Accounts Receivable, Undergraduate Flat Rate Tuition. After selecting classes, the student may view his or her tuition and fee bill at the Student Accounts Receivable Web site.

Flat Rate Tuition for Graduate, Law, and Professional Students.

Graduate, law, and professional students have been charged flat rate tuition since fall 2008. The flat rate tuition for each college covers the student's academic program costs, including tuition, mandatory fees and charges, and college and course incidental fees, and is indexed to the number of credit hours taken. It does not include the general property deposit, the international student health insurance program fee, the international student orientation fee, the independent study and research fee, or fees for extended trips that require students to live off campus.

Students enrolled in joint degree programs are charged a flat rate tuition that is proportional to the number of hours taken in each program.

Flat rate tuition for each college for fall 2008 and spring 2009 is listed by Student Accounts Receivable, Graduate Flat Rate Tuition. After selecting classes, the student may view his or her tuition and fee bill at the Student Accounts Receivable Web site.

Nonresident Tuition for Resident Students.

Because the University is a state-assisted institution, tuition rates are lower for Texas-resident students than for nonresidents, including both out-of-state and international students. Rules affecting residency are given in General Information, chapter 2. In the following circumstances, a student who is classified as a Texas resident may be charged nonresident tuition.

Undergraduates. State law allows colleges and universities to charge a Texas-resident undergraduate the nonresident tuition rate if the student has attempted an excessive number of hours beyond the number required for his or her degree. In addition, a higher tuition rate may be charged if a student enrolls again in a course he or she has completed. Information about charges for excessive undergraduate hours is published by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at www.collegefortexans.com/getting/additionalcharges.cfm.

As of the academic year 2008-2009, the University does not charge undergraduates additional tuition for an excessive number of hours or for repeated courses.

Graduate students. A student who has earned more than ninety-nine semester hours of credit at the doctoral level is subject to the nonresident tuition rate, even if the student is a Texas resident or holds an appointment that would normally entitle the holder to pay resident tuition. This policy, sometimes called the ninety-nine-hour rule, is authorized by section 54.012 of the Texas Education Code. More information about charges for excessive graduate coursework is available from the Office of Graduate Studies at (512) 471-4511 or www.utexas.edu/ogs/publications/policies/99in99.html.

Exemptions, waivers, and third-party billing.

Exemptions.

Fee exemptions are issued only for the period in which a student is currently enrolled; therefore, applications must be submitted no later than the date of Commencement at the end of the spring semester or the official graduation date at the end of the summer session or fall semester.

  • Accredited School Scholarship | fees exempted: Tuition during first two long session semesters following graduation. | eligibility: Highest ranking graduate of an accredited Texas high school. | where to apply obtain certification from high school and present to Student Accounts Receivable, Main Building 4
  • Blind and deaf students | fees exempted: Tuition, and general deposit | eligibility: A blind disabled person, or a person whose sense of hearing is nonfunctional. The student must be a Texas resident. | where to apply Blind: The University of Texas at Austin Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division of Blind Services, P O Box 7639, Austin TX 78713-7639 Deaf: Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, 5811 Berkman Dr Ste 105, Austin TX 78723-2665
  • Children of disabled or deceased Texas firefighters and peace officers | fees exempted: Tuition. | eligibility: Children under 21 years of age of disabled or deceased full-paid or volunteer firefighters, full-paid or volunteer municipal, county, or state peace officers, custodians of the Department of Corrections, and game wardens. | where to apply Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Attn: Student Services, P O Box 12788, Austin TX 78711-2788
  • Children of prisoners of war or persons missing in action | fees exempted: Tuition. | eligibility: Dependent person under 25 years of age who receives majority of support from parent classified by Department of Defense as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action at time of registration. | where to apply The University of Texas at Austin, Student Accounts Receivable, Special Billing, P O Box 7398, Austin TX 78713-7398
  • Children of professional nurse faculty and staff members | fees exempted: Tuition. | eligibility: The student must be a Texas resident under 25 years of age. The faculty or staff member must be a registered nurse and must be employed or under contract at the School of Nursing during all or part of the academic term for which exemption is sought. Children of part-time faculty and staff members receive an exemption equivalent to the parent’s percentage of employment. Eligibility ends when the student has received an exemption for 10 semesters/summer sessions at any institution(s) or has received a baccalaureate degree. | where to apply The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, Assistant Dean for Administration, 1700 Red River St, Austin TX 78701 (512)471-9906
  • Clinical nursing preceptors and their dependents | fees exempted: Tuition up to $500.00 per semester. | eligibility: The student must be a Texas resident under 25 years of age and must be enrolled at the University. The preceptor must be a registered nurse and must be under a written preceptor agreement with the School of Nursing during the semester for which an exemption is sought. Eligibility ends when the student has received an exemption for 10 semesters/summer sessions at any institution(s) or has received a baccalaureate degree. | where to apply The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing, Clinical Placement Coordinator, 1700 Red River St, Austin TX 78701 (512)471-8039
  • Firefighters enrolled in fire science courses | fees exempted: Tuition and laboratory fees | eligibility: Students enrolled in a course as a part of fire science curriculum. | where to apply The University of Texas at Austin, Student Accounts Receivable, Special Billing, P O Box 7398, Austin TX 78713-7398
  • Foster and adopted children | fees exempted: Tuition. | eligibility: A student who was in the care or conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) on the day before his or her eighteenth birthday; the day of the student’s fourteenth birthday if the student was also eligible for adoption on or after that day; or the day of his or her graduation from high school or receipt of a GED; or was in the care or conservatorship of DFPS through his or her fourteenth birthday and was then adopted. The student must enroll within three years of the relevant date, but no later than his or her twenty-first birthday. A student who was adopted and was the subject of an adoption assistance agreement under subchapter D, chapter 162, Texas Family Code | where to apply obtain documents from the Department of Family and Protective Services and present them to Student Accounts Receivable, Main Building 4
  • Hazlewood Act exemption for children of Texas veterans | fees exempted: Tuition in state supported programs (except student services fee, general property deposit, and field trip fees). | eligibility: – Natural and adopted children of members of the United States armed forces who were Texas residents when they entered service and who became totally disabled as a result of a service-related injury for purposes of employability according to the disability rating of the Department of Veterans Affairs, or who died while in service, are missing in action, or whose deaths are documented to be directly caused by illness or injury connected to service in the armed forces of the United States during the Spanish-American War or World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict (June 27, 1950, to July 27, 1953), the Cold War (began June 27, 1950), the Vietnam era (December 21, 1961, to May 7, 1975), the Grenada and Lebanon era (August 24, 1982, to July 31, 1984), the Panama era (December 20, 1989, to January 21, 1990), the Persian Gulf War (August 2, 1990, to March 3, 1991), the National Emergency by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks (began September 11, 2001), or any future national emergency declared in accordance with federal law. – Natural and adopted children of members of the Texas National Guard or the Texas Air National Guard who became totally disabled as a result of a service-related injury for purposes of employability according to the disability rating of the Department of Veterans Affairs, or were killed since January 1, 1946, while on active duty in the service either of Texas or of the United States. – Applicant must have been claimed as a dependent for tax purposes the year preceding the year of the veteran’s death or disabling injury, and must have exhausted federal survivor benefits based on the death or disability of a veteran parent, or the value of the federal benefits must be less than the value of the tuition and fees; must be classified by the University as a Texas resident for the semester for which the exemption is sought. – Applicant must not be in default on an education loan made or guaranteed by the federal government or the State of Texas. – Applicant must have attempted fewer than 150 credit hours using the Hazlewood Act exemption beginning with fall 1995. | where to apply The University of Texas at Austin, Office of the Registrar, P O Box 7216, Austin TX 78713-7216 Request for exemption must be received by February 4, 2009.
  • Hazlewood Act exemption for Texas ex-servicemembers | fees exempted: Tuition in state supported programs (except student services fee, general property deposit, and field trip fees). | eligibility: The applicant must: – have served in the armed forces of the United States during the Spanish-American War or World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict (June 27, 1950, to July 27, 1953), the Cold War (began June 27, 1950), the Vietnam era (December 21, 1961, to May 7, 1975), the Grenada and Lebanon era (August 24, 1982, to July 31, 1984), the Panama era (December 20, 1989, to January 21, 1990), the Persian Gulf War (August 2, 1990, to March 3, 1991), the National Emergency by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks (began September 11, 2001), or any future national emergency declared in accordance with federal law; –at the time he or she entered the service be a resident of Texas as determined in accordance with the Texas Education Code; – have served at least 181 days of active military duty and received an honorable discharge from service, a general discharge from service under honorable conditions, or an honorable separation from service; – have exhausted his or her federal veteran’s educational benefits or the value of the federal benefit must be less than the value of the tuition and fees; – not be in default on an education loan made or guaranteed by the federal government or the State of Texas; – have attempted fewer than 150 credit hours using the Hazlewood Act exemption beginning with fall 1995, be classified by the University as a Texas resident for the semester for which the exemption is sought. | where to apply The University of Texas at Austin, Office of the Registrar, P O Box 7216, Austin TX 78713-7216 Request for exemption must be received by February 4, 2009.
  • Participants in a military funeral | amount exempted: $25 per voucher in tuition. | eligibility: Students in grades 6-12 and postsecondary students who sound Taps during a military funeral in Texas. The student receives a voucher for the exemption from the funeral director. | where to apply Student Accounts Receivable, Main Building 4
  • Senior citizens | fees exempted: Tuition up to six credit hours. | eligibility: Those age 65 or older. Applicant must submit copy of birth certificate. | where to apply The University of Texas at Austin, Student Accounts Receivable, Special Billing, P O Box 7398, Austin TX 78713-7398
  • Surviving spouse and dependent children of certain deceased public servants (employees) | fees exempted: Tuition and room and board (includes textbook stipend). | where to apply The University of Texas at Austin, Student Accounts Receivable, Special Billing, P O Box 7398, Austin TX 78713-7398

Waivers.

A waiver allows for a portion of a student’s tuition not to be paid. The student is responsible for payment of the remaining tuition and fees not covered by the waiver. Waivers are issued only for the period in which a student is currently enrolled; therefore, applications must be submitted no later than the date of Commencement at the end of the spring semester or the official graduation date at the end of the summer session or fall semester.

  • Competitive scholarship recipients | fees waived: Nonresident portion of tuition. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition. Waivers are granted to a limited number of students. | eligibility: Nonresident or international students receiving competitive scholarships for at least $1,000. Recipients must have competed with other students, including Texas residents, for the award, which must be administered by a school-recognized scholarship committee. | where to apply Student's department (undergraduate or graduate student service office).
  • Economic diversification | fees waived: Nonresident portion of tuition. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition. | eligibility: Nonresident and domiciled international students whose families transferred to Texas as part of the state’s Economic Development and Diversification Plan. | where to apply www.collegefortexans.com/paying/finaidtypes.cfm The University of Texas at Austin, Office of Admissions/GIAC, P O Box 7608, Austin TX 78713-7608
  • Faculty members, teaching assistants, and research assistants | fees waived: Nonresident portion of tuition. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition. | eligibility: Employee, or employee’s dependent. The employee must have a qualifying job title for at least twenty hours per week and must be appointed monthly. The beginning employment date must be on or before the twelfth class day (fourth class day for a summer term). If the dependent is the spouse of the employee, a marriage license must be on file with Special Billing, Student Accounts Receivable, Main Building 4. | where to apply https://utdirect.utexas.edu/acct/fb/waivers Enrolled students apply directly to the hiring department. Graduate School applicants may indicate interest in a teaching or research assistantship when they apply for admission.
  • Good Neighbor Scholarship | fees waived: Tuition. | eligibility: Native-born citizens and residents from nations of the Western Hemisphere other than the United States. Applicant must furnish certified evidence of native-born citizenship and scholastic qualifications. | where to apply International Student and Scholar Services, The University of Texas at Austin, International Office, P O Box A, Austin TX 78713-8901
  • International students who hold visas allowing for domicile in the United States | fees waived: Nonresident portion of tuition. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition. | eligibility: International students establishing domicile in Texas and meeting residency requirements. | where to apply www.utexas.edu/student/admissions/residency The University of Texas at Austin, Office of Admissions/GIAC, P O Box 7608, Austin TX 78713-7608
  • Mexican nationals | fees waived: Nonresident portion of tuition. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition. | eligibility: A limited number of students from Mexico who have financial need. | where to apply www.utexas.edu/international/isss/students/financialaid International Student and Scholar Services, The University of Texas at Austin, International Office, P O Box A, Austin TX 78713-8901
  • Military personnel stationed in Texas | fees waived: Nonresident portion of tuition. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition. | eligibility: Active-duty military personnel stationed in Texas, their spouses, and their children. | where to apply www.utexas.edu/student/admissions/residency The University of Texas at Austin, Office of Admissions/GIAC, P O Box 7608, Austin TX 78713-7608
  • Nonresidents enrolled in Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan | fees waived: Nonresident portion of tuition. The Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan pays resident tuition. The student is responsible for optional fees. | eligibility: Nonresident students whose tuition is paid by the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan. | where to apply The University of Texas at Austin, Student Accounts Receivable, Special Billing, P O Box 7398, Austin TX 78713-7398
  • Staff Educational Benefit | fees waived: Tuition for the college in which the employee is enrolled for one eligible course or more than one course not to exceed three credit hours. | eligibility: Active employee appointed as full-time for at least twelve continuous months as of the first class day. Check eligibility at www.utexas.edu/hr/current/career/seb.html. | where to apply www.utexas.edu/hr/current/career/seb.html The University of Texas at Austin, Student Accounts Receivable, Special Billing, P O Box 7398, Austin TX 78713-7398

Third-party billing.

Agencies outside the University may set up third-party billing arrangements that pay all or part of a student’s tuition and fees. The student is responsible for any amount not covered by the third party. Arrangements must be made in advance with the Special Billing Office, Main Building 4.

  • Early High School Graduation Scholarship | fees exempted: Tuition up to $3,000. | eligibility: Students who completed the recommended or advanced high school program in less than the normal time and meet additional eligibility requirements. More information is available from high school counselors and at www.collegefortexans.com/paying/finaidtypes.cfm. | where to apply Attn: Student Services, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P O Box 12788, Austin TX 78711-2788
  • Educational aides | fees exempted: Resident tuition except laboratory, supplementary, and incidental fees. | eligibility: School employees who have recently worked as educational aides and are enrolled in courses required for teacher certification. | where to apply The University of Texas at Austin, Office of Student Financial Services, P O Box 7758, Austin TX 78713-7758
  • TANF students | fees exempted: Tuition for one year. | eligibility: The student must be a Texas-resident Texas high school graduate enrolling in college within twenty-four months of high school graduation. He or she must be less than 22 years old at the time of enrollment and must have received financial assistance under Chapter 31, Human Resources Code (TANF), for not less than six months during the last year of high school. | where to apply Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Students should contact their local office.
  • Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan | fees exempted: Resident tuition. The student is responsible for program, service, and course related fees. | eligibility: Students enrolled in the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan. Plan enrollment, requirements, and payments determined and maintained by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. | where to apply The University of Texas at Austin, Student Accounts Receivable, Special Billing, P O Box 7398, Austin TX 78713-7398. Membership cards may be faxed to (512) 471-0212.
  • Teaching Assistant (TA)/Assistant Instructor (AI) Tuition Assistance | fees exempted: Tuition assistance amount is indexed to the number of hours employed and is subject to tax withholding. | eligibility: Students employed as teaching assistants or assistant instructors. | where to apply Student’s academic department regarding employment. www.utexas.edu/ogs/employment/tuition

Fee adjustments.

Refunds are applied to any current and outstanding debts owed to the University. Section 54.006(d) of the Texas Education Code requires that the University refund tuition and fees paid by a sponsor, donor, or scholarship to the source, rather than directly to the student, if the funds were made available through the University. All refund orders are cashed at the Office of Accounting Cashiers in Main Building 8.

Refunds for students withdrawing from the University.

Students who withdraw from the University receive a refund of a percentage of their tuition. The percentage varies according to the student’s effective withdrawal date:

Long session and summer session (whole-session classes).

Official withdrawal date

Percentage refunded

Prior to the first class day

100% less $15 matriculation fee

During the first five class days

80%

During the second five class days

70%

During the third five class days

50%

During the fourth five class days

25%

After the fourth five class days

None

Summer session (first-term, second-term, and nine-week classes).

Official withdrawal date

Percentage refunded

Prior to the first class day

100% less $15 matriculation fee

During the first, second, or third class day

80%

During the fourth, fifth, or sixth class day

50%

After the sixth class day

None

Withdrawal refunds are based on the student’s schedule on the effective date of withdrawal; adds and drops are included in the calculation. In some cases, a student may receive two refund checks, one based on dropped courses and one based on withdrawal percentages for remaining courses.

Students withdrawn by the University because of a returned check are assessed a $25 service charge and a matriculation fee. A student withdrawn by the University for scholastic reasons, class cancellations, or other reasons receives a full refund of fees paid that semester; the matriculation fee is not charged.

A student who withdraws as a result of being called to active military service may choose to receive a refund of tuition and fees. More information is given in General Information.

A student who withdraws after receiving any cash payment from the Office of Student Financial Services may be required to make full or partial repayment. Funds received through the Federal College Work-Study Program are not subject to repayment. Students should contact the Office of Student Financial Services for information regarding repayment obligations.

Student Accounts Receivable initiates refunds for all eligible students who submit approved withdrawal petitions to the Office of the Registrar as described in General Information. A refund is issued no earlier than thirty days after the date the student paid the initial tuition and fee bill. The refund is sent to the address specified on the withdrawal petition.

Adjustments for added and dropped classes.

Charges for added classes must be paid by the end of the twelfth class day in the fall and spring semesters and by the end of the fourth class day in the summer. Nonpayment of tuition for added classes will result in the cancellation of the student's entire registration. Students can determine what they owe by visiting My Tuition Bill.

The University will refund tuition for classes that a student drops (1) during the first twelve class days in a fall or spring semester; (2) during the first twelve class days of a whole-session class in the summer session; or (3) during the first four class days of a first-term, second-term, or nine-week class in the summer session. No refunds are made for classes dropped after these dates. Refunds are issued the week after the twelfth (or fourth) class day. They are mailed to the student’s local address or deposited into the account the student has designated if an electronic funds transfer authorization is in effect. The student may contact Student Accounts Receivable at (512) 475-7777 to verify account information.

Optional fee refunds.

Refunds of the Cactus yearbook fee should be requested at the Texas Student Media office.
Parking permit refunds should be requested at the Parking and Transportation Services office.
Longhorn All-Sports Package refunds should be requested at the Intercollegiate Athletics for Men office.

Tuition rebates for certain undergraduates.

An undergraduate may be eligible for a tuition rebate of up to $1,000 if, at graduation, he or she has attempted no more than three semester hours beyond the minimum number of hours required for the degree. Eligibility requirements are given in General Information. Students apply for the tuition rebate at their dean’s office when they apply for graduation.

Optional fee selections.


Optional fee


Purchase entitles student to

Academic
year

Spring
semester

Summer
session

Longhorn All-Sports Package

Draw one ticket to regular-season home events for men and women in intercollegiate baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball, and one discounted ticket to the Texas-Oklahoma football game. The purchase is indicated on the student’s ID card.

Men’s Sports Event Information: (512) 471-3333

Women’s Sports Event Information: (512) 471-7693

$70.00

$35.00

Not applicable

Department of Theatre
and Dance

Four tickets per semester as long as tickets are available, to student/faculty productions in the Department of Theatre and Dance season, September to May. The purchaser must present a paid fee receipt at the PAC Ticket Office to receive the fee card.

Information: (512) 471-1444

$30.00

$15.00

Not applicable

Cactus yearbook

A copy of the Cactus, the official University yearbook, available for pickup in late August

$85.00

$85.00

Not applicable

Parking permits




Park in designated lots for the academic year. Permits purchased in fall, spring, or summer are valid through the end of the summer session. Space on campus is limited, and purchasing a permit does not ensure a parking place. In addition to C and M permits, garage permits and permits for students with disabilities are available.

     

C permit
M permit



Information: Parking and Transportation Services,
(512) 471-PARK (471-7275)

Surface student
Motorcycle, moped, or motor scooter

$110.00
$66.00

$74.00
$44.00

$28.00
$16.00

Performing Arts Center/Tix for Six

Discounted tickets for professional touring events (music, dance, Broadway, pop, comedy) presented by the Performing Arts Center as long as tickets are available. The purchaser must present a paid fee receipt at the PAC Ticket Office to receive an ID sticker.

Information: (512)471-1444

$30.00

$15.00

Not applicable

Analecta literary and arts journal

A copy of the annual journal of fiction, nonfiction, drama, art, and poetry by students from the University and other universities worldwide. Analecta is published by the Senate of College Councils and the journal’s editorial and readers staff. The year’s issue is mailed to the student’s permanent address upon publication.

$12.00

$12.00

$12.00

Student Speaker Series

Supports the Student Endowed Centennial Lectureship. The endowment is used to bring speakers to the University to lecture, teach, or meet with students.

$2.00

$2.00

$2.00