The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$8,135
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$5,850
$30k - $48k
$6,991
$48k - $75k
$10,770
$75k - $110k
$15,341
$110k+
$16,019
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,998
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$22,429
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,781
Books and Supplies
$1,632
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
64%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
56%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,183
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
56%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,051
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,416
Students receiving state aid
53%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,979
Students receiving federal aid
62%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,051
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$82,864,779
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$7,032,307

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
35%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,444
Students receiving federal loans
34%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,380
Average Other Loans Per Year
$5,652
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$11,000
Loan Default Rate
8%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$182

What Students Are Saying

3.51 Average Rating
For a tier two university with division one athletics, the price of tuition is actually quite low. The education received at UTEP is easily as good as what you would receive at other well-known universities so the tuition price is quite a steal.
Christina from El Paso, TX
Though it is still pricey for me tuition rates are not nearly as high as other colleges offering the same degree. I've known past friends who now have good jobs such as Texas Instruments and are getting paid the same amount as those who attended top/expensive schools. UTEP offers good quality for a lesser price.
Jessica from El Paso, TX
Kind of expensive but totally worth it, and there are many scholarships available.
Miriam from El Paso, TX
UTEP Tradition.
Simon from El Paso, TX
The price for being a student at UTEP is incredibly small when compared to other more prominent and well-known universities, especially when considering that the education one can recieve at UTEP is just as good as that of other universities. For example, on average, one semester for a full-time undergraduate student can cost merely around $3,500 for tuition alone.
Daniel from El Paso, TX
UTEP isn't incredibly expensive. I haven't had a problem covering the expenses. I had a grant for 1000 and a loan, and I was covered. The Food Courts are expensive to me, though. I prefer eating out of campus. There's some cool restaurants around UTEP.
Christina from El Paso, TX
The education is inexpensive and it is quality learning
Jason from El Paso, TX
UTEP is really not expensive at all and it's relatively easy to get a scholarship, compared to most universities; especially considering it is part of the UT system. As I mentioned in the Academic Rigor section (read on that one!), for those who perform well at school and/or are driven enough you get a lot of potential opportunities such as special consideration for jobs, valuable contacts with faculty and staff among several other things. Ultimately all these things put you in a better, privileged stance, gaining experience and whatnot.

Overall, if you take adavantage of this, you are getting a significant BANG from the buck.
Miguel from El Paso, TX

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