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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$16,598 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,970 tuition
$7,950 on campus room & board
$1,210 books and supplies
$1,468 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$26,390 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$15,762 tuition
$7,950 on campus room & board
$1,210 books and supplies
$1,468 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,721 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
91% of students receive aid
71% get federal aid ($5,042 avg)
72% get state aid ($5,448 avg)
42% get institn'l aid ($2,721 avg)
21% get loans ($3,828 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 14.3% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 8.27% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $9,827 88%
Federal Grant Aid $5,042 71%
Pell Grants $4,924 70%
Other Federal Grants $2,153 5%
Institution Grant Aid $2,721 42%
State Grant Aid $5,448 72%
Student Loans $3,828 21%
Federal Loans $3,829 21%
Other Loans $2,600 0%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: March 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: within 2 week(s) of notification
Does The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1201 W University Dr
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
(956) 665-2011
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $361
Out of State $769


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • psy student
  • Jan-05-2015 I am a past student here

    It's average, I don't think it's too high or too low. I would say about $250 per credit hour with fees.

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  • 5
  • Michelle from Brownsville, TX
  • Dec-05-2014 I am a current student here

    I highly recommend everyone to attend the University of Texas-Pan American. I am very happy in my decision to attend there and I know if you enroll you will be too. This is currently my second year attending and I never want to leave. I am very blessed to be attending this University and can't wait for what is in store for me and the University. There are no partying or drinking on campus that I have seen which I really enjoy because that is not fun to me.

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  • 5
  • Valerie from Edinburg, TX
  • Nov-29-2014 I am a current student here

    If there is one quality that the University of Texas-Pan American should be hailed for, it should be the following: affordability. This university gives you a quality education for a rather unorthodox price. With this being said, a student of meager income can be assured a wonderful education without having to be worried about being in debt fresh out of college. Also, the university offers incredible opportunities in the form of university funded scholarships for deserving students. Overall, being a student at this university is a win-win situation in many aspects.

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  • 5
  • Ivan from Sullivan City, TX
  • Jun-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Tuition is reasonable compared to other universities and with so many activities to do around campus UTPA will make your University experience a pleasant one.

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  • 4
  • Noe from Edinburg, TX
  • Mar-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Very inexpensive cost of attendance for great quality education, and cheap cost of living in the area

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