Learn More About Tuition
In 2003 the Texas Legislature gave universities the authority to set their own tuition rates. Tuition costs for Texas residents are among the lowest of all 50 states.
Tuition helps pay for the core operational costs of UT Austin.
UT Austin is required by law to set aside a percentage of designated tuition for financial assistance programs.
UT Austin relies on a number of sources of revenue. Tuition and state funding are just some of the academic core funding in the university’s budget.
The Student Services Budget Committee (SSBC) is mandated by the Texas Education Code to advise the administration on the type, level and expenditure of compulsory fees for student services collected at the university.