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Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs the typical student to attend UTB for a given period of time, and includes the following components:

Tuition and Fees—The average academic-year cost for tuition and fees for a typical UTB fulltime student. The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending on the student’s program of study.

Books and Supplies—The average academic-year cost of books and supplies for a typical UTB fulltime student. This does not include unusual costs for special groups of students (i.e. engineering or art majors).

Room and Board—A reasonable estimate of the cost of living in Brownsville while attending UTB for an entire academic year. Actual costs may vary based depending on location, and other choices.

Transportation—The estimated transportation costs for a typical fulltime student who attends UTB for an entire academic year. Actual costs may vary depending on mode of transportation, and other choices.

Personal and Misc—A reasonable allowance for other living expenses incurred during an academic year by a typical UTB fulltime student.

Standardized costs of attendance are established each year and are applied to applicants in similar situations. This means that students with similar circumstances will receive the same allowances for each component included in the cost of attendance. Students may request a cost of attendance evaluation by providing current documentation of expenses with a written explanation of unusual circumstances to Financial Aid.

Average Cost of Attendance for Full-Time Texas Residents

Undergraduate Students

At Home On Campus Off Campus
Tuition and Fees $5,282 $5,282 $5,282
Books and Supplies $1,196 $1,196 $1,196
Room and Board $4,180 $5,479 $6,250
Transportation $1,401 $1,010 $1,401
Personal and Misc. $1,917 $1,917 $1,917
Total $13,976 $14,884 $16,046
Graduate Students

At Home On Campus Off Campus
Tuition and Fees $4,462 $4,462 $4,462
Books and Supplies $1,196 $1,196 $1,196
Room and Board $4,180 $5,479 $6,250
Transportation $1,401 $1,010 $1,401
Personal and Misc. $1,917 $1,917 $1,917
Total $13,156 $14,064 $15,226

Average Cost of Attendance for Full-Time Non-Texas Residents

Undergraduate Students

At Home On Campus Off Campus
Tuition and Fees $14,744 $14,744 $14,744
Books and Supplies $1,196 $1,196 $1,196
Room and Board $4,180 $5,479 $6,250
Transportation $1,401 $1,010 $1,401
Personal and Misc. $1,917 $1,917 $1,917
Total $23,438 $24,346 $25,508
Graduate Students

At Home On Campus Off Campus
Tuition and Fees $10,835 $10,835 $10,835
Books and Supplies $1,196 $1,196 $1,196
Room and Board $4,180 $5,479 $6,250
Transportation $1,401 $1,010 $1,401
Personal and Misc. $1,917 $1,917 $1,917
Total $19,529 $20,437 $21,599
Financial Aid
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One West University Boulevard Brownsville, Texas 78520

Phone: (956) 882-8277
Fax: (956) 882-8229
financialaid@utb.edu

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