The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, 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.
$4,166
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$2,625
$30k - $48k
$3,509
$48k - $75k
$7,109
$75k - $110k
$11,270
$110k+
$12,090
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.
$8,132
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.
$18,260
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.
$8,252
Books and Supplies
$1,238
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
70%
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.
63%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,277
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.
63%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,580
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,597
Students receiving state aid
68%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,590
Students receiving federal aid
73%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,580
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.
$141,924,688
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,604,186

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.
22%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$3,790
Students receiving federal loans
22%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$3,789
Average Other Loans Per Year
$5,000
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.
$9,125
Loan Default Rate
10%
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.
$121

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
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.
Michelle from Brownsville, TX
The reason why this school is so awesome is because of the grading system. Most if not all colleges have there grading systems with Plus and Minus base and at this college they don't follow that grading system so its a lot easier to get an A and wont mess up your GPA status.
Francisco from Edinburg, TX
In UTPA you get what you pay for. It is high quality education. However, there is financial aid which is very student friendly. I needed assistance in paying for my school, so I am familiar with the financial aid office. They answer all your questions and let you know the which is the better choice for you and why. They are extremely helpful.
Monica from Mission, TX
College is expensive, but it also provides a lot of help. Most of the time it will be YOU the one that will need to organize the money and not precisely the college the one that alters its prizes. You get what you ask for, and it depends on you how you spend your money and to set your priorities from the beginning, its just a matter of organization.
Monica from Brownsville, TX
From what I've been told, I certainly hope so. Once classes start, I'm sure I'll understand this more. I will say though that all the help I've gotten with financial aid has been GREAT and it's definitely more affordable than other colleges.
Michelle from Edinburg, TX
This university is definitley worth every penny. It has very affordable high quality education, which is just a fraction of the price of many other universities throughout the nation. Many students may feel that they can't afford to go to a university, however, I highly recommend that they look into UTPA. The financial aid office is very helpful, and has many grants, loans, and scholarships that are very easy to apply for.
Stephanie from Mission, TX

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