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In State Utah Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for University of Utah
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,036
Other Fees$1,144
Room and Board $10,662
Other Expenses Budget$3,672

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for University of Utah
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,036
Other Fees$1,144
Room and Board $10,662
Other Expenses Budget$3,672

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at University of Utah for undergraduate students residing in Utah is $7,749. Room and board charges total $10,662 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,036 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,144 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,672 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending University of Utah full time should expect a total annual cost of $24,263.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at University of Utah is $27,201 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $10,662 for room and board, $1,036 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,144. Students are advised to budget $3,672 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $43,715. This figure is 80.2% higher than what Utah residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for University of Utah for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,881 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending University of Utah, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income University of Utah
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,431
$30,001 to $48,000$11,823
$48,001 to $75,000$13,842
$75,001 to $110,000$15,746

Financial Aid

84% of full-time undergrad University of Utah received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,336 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 26% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $7,744 and 4% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $18,392.

Finanical Aid University of Utah
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,336 84%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $7,603 72%
Pell Grants $4,963 19%
Other Federal Grants $874 8%
State and Local Grants $3,813 25%
Federal Student Loans $7,744 26%
Other Student Loans $18,392 4%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Utah, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $35,092. The loan balance of $35,092 is a four year multiple of the $8,773 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $372 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $35,092
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $372.03
Total Interest Paid $9,552.03
Sum of All Loan Payments $44,644.03

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Utah Residents Non Residents
1 $24,263 $43,715
2 $24,486 $44,117
3 $24,712 $44,524
4 $24,939 $44,934

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Utah to be $97,052 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Utah
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Utah Residents $245 $735 $980
Out of State Residents $844 $2,532 $3,376

Estimated cost for a class at University of Utah based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Utah versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Utah Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230764 IPEDS survey data for University of Utah.