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Average Net Academic Cost and Average Percent Discount

 

It is the policy of the UT System that no student be denied educational opportunity because of financial need, while at the same time ensuring that the educational services provided to students are of the highest quality.


UT's campuses set aside at least 20 percent of new tuition revenues for financial aid programs. There are a variety of ways to cut the costs of higher education ranging from flat tuition rates to off-hour classes. Federal and state programs - such as the "B-on-Time" loan forgiveness program - are also available.


Because of programs and incentives like these, students at UT campuses rarely pay the widely publicized sticker price for higher education.


Average Net Academic Cost and Average Percent Discount for Full-Time Undergraduate Students 2010-2011

Full-time Students with Need-Based Grant Aid
All Full-time Students
UT Campus
Average in-state total academic cost (1)
% receiving need based grant aid
Average need based grant aid
Average net academic cost
Average percent discount
Average net academic cost (2)
Average percent discount
Arlington
$9,232
55.7%
$6,631
$2,601
71.8%
$5,542
40%
Austin
9,416
38.4
9,218
197
97.9
5,877
37.6
Brownsville (3)
5,922
76.6
5,922
0
100.0
1,388
76.6
Dallas
10,422
45.3
8,026
2,396
77
6,788
34.9
El Paso (3)
6,560
65.9
6,560
0
100.0
2,238
65.9
Pan American (3)
5,822
79.3
5,822
0
100.0
1,204
79.3
Permian Basin
6,172
52
5,322
850
86.2
3,402
44.9
San Antonio
8,408

55.7

6,793
1,615
80.8
4,627
45
Tyler
6,806
51.6
6,570
236
96.5
3,413
49.9
Average
$8,294
53.9%
$7,106
$1,188
85.7%
$4,462
46.2%

(1) Total academic costs represent the sum of all statutory tuition, designated tuition, and board-authorized tuition (where applicable), along with mandatory fees which now include college and course fees. Academic cost information is derived from actual fee bills for resident undergraduate students enrolled for 15 semester credit hours in the fall and spring semesters. Therefore, these figures represent costs for a total of 30 semester credit hours.
(2) The average net cost for all full-time students is derived by subtracting the total need-based grant aid from the total academic costs of all students and dividing by the total number of students.
(3) In 2010-11, the average need-based grant was larger than the average academic cost at U. T. Brownsville, U. T. El Paso, and U. T. Pan American to help cover other student expenses, such as housing, transportation, and books and supplies. For this analysis, only grant funds used to cover academic costs were included for these institutions.

Sources: UT System Academic Institutions Common Data Set