Summer 2021 Tuition
Undergraduate Summer 2021 Frequently Asked Questions
Summer 2021 tuition is being offered at affordable, budget-friendly rates for undergraduate, graduate and professional students at UT Austin. Historically, summer semester tuition has been offer at 85% of the long session rates.
Summer 2021 Costs
- Undergraduate Texas resident and non-Texas resident tuition will be offered at 75% of the long semester session rates for the 2020-2021 academic year.
- Graduate and Professional student tuition will continue to be offered at 85% of the long semester session rates for the 2020-2021 academic year.
- Special rate summer classes: high demand courses specified and offered at $500 per course for Texas resident/$2000 per course for non-resident students.
What undergraduate classes are offered at the special $500 TX resident/$2000 non-resident rate?
These undergraduate classes are offered for $500 for Texas residents and $2,000 for non-Texas residents.
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What is the tuition rate for summer 2021 undergraduate classes?
Undergraduate resident and non-resident tuition will be offered at 75% of the long semester rate (25% discount) of the fall/spring long semester rates for the 2020–21 academic year.
How can I register for summer classes?
Visit the Registering for Classes page for the steps, videos, and quick-search tools to help you register for classes.
When will I be billed for my summer classes?
Tuition bills for the summer session will be distributed to students electronically on May 4, 2021 and are due on May 20, 2021. The notice will be sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record. Please visit the payment deadline page for more information.
When does summer session begin?
Summer session begins June 3 for first-term, nine-week, and whole session classes. Visit the Summer 2021 Academic Calendar for a list of complete dates.
I am not a current student at UT but would like to take classes? How can I register?
Will students who are taking a high-demand class have access to the same UT resources as students taking regular classes (e.g., libraries, Rec sports, etc.)?
Yes, high-demand classes will be treated similarly to other enrollment for summer in terms of access to student resources like libraries and Rec Sports.
Is there a limit to the number of courses a student can take in the summer?
The usual 14-credit-hour limit (without special permission from the students’ college or school) for summer term still applies.
Will these same high-demand classes being offered in summer 2021 be offered in summer 2022, or is it possible that the list of classes will be expanded?
Decisions for summer 2022 courses have not yet been made.
What is the undergraduate summer 2021 tuition rate?
Summer tuition rate: Normally the university offers summer term classes at a rate reduced from the long semester in order to support continued learning and to help students remain on track toward their degrees. This year, the summer term rate for undergraduate students has been set at 75% of the fall/spring semester rates from the 2020-2021 academic year. The new rate for undergraduate non-residents reflects a 25% reduction of the fall/spring semester rates from the 2020-2021 academic year. Tuition is set by Texas Legislature, and varies by resident and non-resident. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board under authority of the legislature sets the non-resident rate annually.
Special rate summer classes: In addition, the university has identified 16 classes to be offered at a special tuition rate of $500 per class for Texas resident students and $2000 for non-resident students. The selected classes are in high demand, support timely degree completion, and are taught by exceptional faculty members and especially designed to support student success. The list of these classes can be found here.
Why were only asynchronous courses selected?
Selected classes are those that can effectively be taught asynchronously so that they may be accessible to students no matter their location over the summer or their work or internship commitments. The university is investing resources in the development of these classes so that they are taught by top university faculty and instructors, are high-quality classes, and have additional student learning and teaching support to facilitate student success.
Will there be duplicates of these high-demand courses that could cause confusion? For example, if more than one asynchronous PSY 301 class is offered, are they all offered at the same tuition rate?
All sections of the high-demand, special price classes are offered at $500. Each class is noted as a $500-class in the registration system, to eliminate any potential student confusion. In addition, the list of special pricing classes are posted on Texas One Stop.
Will these have some kind of relation to UT extension courses?
In the past sometimes students were blocked from taking UT extension options if they were offered in summer.
Will these special prices be communicated to students and campus staff?
Students will receive communications about the summer tuition rates in early April, with campus staff receiving information beforehand. The Cost & Tuition Rates webpage will be updated with the summer tuition rates in early April as well. A note will be included in the course schedule to denote high-demand classes.
Does the summer tuition rate apply to summer visiting students?
Yes, summer visiting or transient students will be similarly billed at Texas resident or non-Texas resident rates, according to their residency status.
For what summer term will the asynchronous, high-demand classes be offered? Will they be offered for whole session, summer session 1 or summer session 2?
The asynchronous, high-demand classes will be offered in multiple sessions, based on instructor and department preference.
Will non-Texas residents pay the same tuition rate as Texas residents for regular summer courses?
All undergraduate summer classes (excluding the high-demand courses) will be offered at 75% of the fall/spring semester rates from the 2020-2021 academic year. Summer tuition for Texas residents will be 75% of the the fall/spring semester rates tuition rate for Texas residents; summer tuition for non-Texas residents will be 75% of the fall/spring semester rate for non-Texas residents.
Will a regular summer class still have a differential rate for colleges, such as ENGR and BUS?
Yes, the differential rate for colleges still applies for regular summer classes (non-high-demand classes). High-demand classes will be charged at the same rate ($500 for Texas residents, $2000 for non-Texas residents) regardless of the college in which a student is enrolled.
How do I know if my classes are offered online or in person, or hybrid?
See the Course Schedule, which is published before advising and registration begin for each semester and summer session. Classes being offered will list the instruction mode in the notes section of the course schedule.
Who should I contact if I have questions about my summer class options?
Contact your academic advisor. Advisors are the experts in your degree plan and can answer most questions. If you need help with registration or understanding your summer tuition bill, please contact Texas One Stop.
Do the summer tuition rates apply to Option II or Option III programs?
No, the summer tuition special rates do not apply to Option II or Option III programs. The program fee is a set fee and not subject to summer discounts. Please reach out to your program of study for further details.
What do I do if I want to study abroad during the May term?
In May 2021 and 2022, the May term registration will be shifted to the summer session. If you want to study abroad or take a May term course during the May term, register during the summer registration period, which is April 19–30. Contact your academic advisor or contact Education Abroad for more information. Classes for the May term session begin May 19.
How much does a May term course cost?
The university intends to exempt the summer tuition for May term courses for resident and non-resident undergraduate students enrolled in 12 semester credit hours or more in the spring term. If a student does not qualify for the May term benefit, a May term course is billed at the summer tuition rates.
What kinds of classes will be offered in the May term?
The classes offered this May term do not differ from previous May terms. May term has historically been used to offer education abroad classes for undergraduate students as is the case for May term 2021.
What are the requirements for a May term benefit?
To be eligible for the May term benefit, a student must:
- Have taken 12 semester credit hours or more in spring 2021 and register for a specified May term course in summer 2021
- Be an undergraduate student
- Be a resident or non-resident; traditional and fixed tuition students
Typically at UT, May term classes have been exclusively education abroad courses, where students had to apply and be accepted to those programs. At least in Liberal Arts, most May terms were cancelled this year (a few will continue but not as education abroad courses). Are there going to be any open enrollment May term classes on the course schedule?
Some education abroad classes are still being offered either as in-person education abroad classes or virtual education abroad experiences. May term class options are listed in the summer course schedule for 2021 and can be accessed here. Students who have questions about May term education abroad classes should contact Texas Global or their college office.