University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, 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.
$13,739
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,021
$30k - $48k
$12,082
$48k - $75k
$14,946
$75k - $110k
$17,261
$110k+
$17,896
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.
$9,286
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.
$29,996
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.
$11,844
Books and Supplies
$1,322
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
65%
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.
28%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,816
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.
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,964
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,849
Students receiving state aid
23%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,335
Students receiving federal aid
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,964
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.
$29,811,152
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$68,564,884

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.
30%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,238
Students receiving federal loans
30%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$7,931
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,678
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.
$13,200
Loan Default Rate
3%
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

3.78 Average Rating
This school is fairly expensive. However, I feel like the professionalism and experience of the professors is almost enough to make up for it. I would suggest, though, that you try as hard as you can to apply for any scholarships from this school that you are eligible for. I didn't and am really starting to regret it!
Katie from Sandy, UT
I live in-state so I was able to get the in-state tuition rate, which is pretty good. I would say if you live in-state and decide to stay in your state, you definitely get a big bang for the buck.
Erika from Salt Lake City, UT
I would say that the tuition for the U is pretty reasonable but no one likes to pay for anything, especially school. The great thing is that the U does offer a lot of scholarships, especially for incoming freshman. All in all, with the great professors and innovative teaching styles, I feel like you get a very ivy league education on an almost community college budget at the University of Utah. Also, as a paying student, you gain access to the state-of-the-art library, a great gym and swimming complex, ubiquitous campus high-speed internet, and a lot of other great student resources, not to mention tickets to see a nationally ranked football team!
Alexys from Sterling, UT
Being an out-of-state student, the tuition is a lot higher than in-state. It's definitely not a cheap school, but classes are fantastic and there's a good social life, plus with your UCard (student ID) you can ride buses and the local train system for free, which is really helpful.
Apply for all the scholarships you can!! The school does offer quite a few, and you'll need them.
Hailey from Mashpee, MA
The U is rather expensive, but if you take advantage of all of the resources the U offers, it pretty well evens out. The library is huge and full of books on everything. The U has an excellent collection of online resources as well. The facilities are well kept, and the campus is pleasurable to walk through. The quality of the education measures up to what you pay for. The professors are genuinely interested in your success, and they teach you how to learn.
Kathryn from North Ogden, UT
The U may overall be a tiny bit more expensive than Utah State but not by much. I am living at home (resident) and taking public transportation so all I had to pay for this semester was tuition which was around $3,000 for 14 credit hours. This amount is easy to take care of with scholarships and Financial Aid which the U offers a lot of. Just make sure to check the deadlines! They may be earlier like in February. Those are on the web and they also have departmental scholarships if you've already decided on a major; you just have to talk to your Advisor for more info. Also, as a student I get tons of free resources such as the gym/field-house use, FREE public transportation services, and academic resources such as career services (clean up your resume) or the writing center (edit a paper). Plus on top of that the U is always giving out freebies at events and discounts to restaurants and such. As a college kid free is my favorite word and the U understand that.
Abby from Salt Lake City, UT
It is a little expensive, however it is very worth it. The dorms are very nice to live in and the school is very technologically advanced. You can tell the difference from the niceness of this campus compared to a lot of other old schools.
Julie from Castle Rock, CO
The school is generally well priced, especially for in-state tuition. Housing is a bit pricey but the buildings were all just re-done for the athletes competing in the 2002 olympics. The personal rooms are spacious and the closets are pretty big, every floor has a laundry room and some kind of hang-out or study room.
Lauren from Sandy, UT
Certainly I would recommend the U to any prospective students for various reasons. The school is NOT the cheapest education on the block, but it is well worth it, IF you take advantage of all the opportunities. If you are intending on going for a basic education and not pushing yourself to explore new areas, it may not be financially advisable.
Cason from Salt Lake City, UT
I say that you get what you want out of the experience. Milk it for all it's worth. Go to every activity, event, concert, or mini show on campus. Enjoy the clubs and service activities that are offered. Choose the classes you want, at the times YOU WANT! If you are miserable, work to change it. There's tons of different things you can do, just find what you love.
S B from SLC, UT

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