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Tuition and Costs

Estimating Your Tuition

Your tuition is based on several factors including the number of hours you are taking and costs specific to the program you are pursuing. Cost-of-living expenses vary from student to student based on factors such as personal spending patterns and living arrangement choices.

The Office of Financial Aid offers an Estimated Cost of Attendance Calculator based on the number of enrolled hours, date of enrollment and specific program costs.

Current and admitted students may obtain a tuition estimate for upcoming terms.

Tuition Plans

All new incoming students will have the opportunity to choose from two rate plans: the guaranteed tuition plan and the variable tuition plan.

UT Dallas offers two different tuition plans. The variable tuition rate plan is based on a traditional plan that locks in tuition rates for one academic year at a time. The rates on the variable tuition plan are subject to change each academic year.

The guaranteed plan locks in tuition rates for four consecutive years and protects the student against increases during those four years. This plan is designed to aid students and families in the budget and planning of college expenses.

New incoming students will be defaulted into the variable tuition rate plan but will have the option to enroll in the guaranteed tuition rate plan.

For a comparison of estimated tuition under each of the plans, please visit our Tuition Plan Comparison website.

Also, see other fees that may be charged in addition to tuition.

Other Information

News Story: UT Dallas Rises in Forbes’ Rankings of Best Value Colleges in U.S.

Tuition Information


Named a Top Value

UT Dallas was named the best value public university in Texas according to America’s Best Value Colleges 2019 by Forbes. The list highlights schools with the highest quality and best financial outcomes. UT Dallas is tied for 15th among U.S. public universities.

For seven straight years, The Princeton Review has named UT Dallas to its list of Best Value Colleges, academically outstanding colleges that guide students to rewarding careers without burdening them with excessive debt.