Tuition and Mandatory Fees

Students pay a statutory tuition rate of $50 per semester credit hour for Texas Residents (See below, Excess Hours) and $404 per semester credit hour for Non-Texas Residents. Students also pay a designated tuition of $129 per undergraduate credit hour or $209 per graduate semester credit hour; and $249 per doctoral semester credit hour.

Students will be given notice on their tuition bill, tuition receipt or an email in connection with tuition charges, of the amount of his/her tuition payment that is required to be set aside to provide financial assistance for students enrolled at the institution per the Texas Education Code, Section 56.014.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by legislative or regental action and become effective on the date enacted. The Texas Legislature does not set the specific amount for any particular student fee. The student fees assessed above are authorized by state statute; however, the specific fee amounts and the determination to increase fees are made by the university administration and The University of Texas System Board of Regents. Tuition and fee updates can be found at

In addition all students are required to pay a set of mandatory fees, as set out below.

Automated Service Fee


To defray costs of the automated student information system, software provided for student use, and library services.

Basic Computer Access Fee


To defray costs of providing campus computing services in support of academic programs.

Student Service Fee

$11/credit hour up to $150/semester

To provide a well-rounded program of activities and services for students of the university. Refunds of these fees are on the same basis as tuition as described under schedule of refunds.

Fine and Performing Arts Fee

$30/regular sem.;


To offset the maintenance and operation of the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Intercollegiate Athletics Fee

$12/credit hour
(min. $72max. $180)

To maintain the intercollegiate athletics programs. Maximum $180 per semester.

Recreational Facility Fee

$40/regular sem.;

$30/12 week session or longer; $15/6 week session or more but less than 12 weeks;

$10/5 week or less session

To operate and maintain student recreational facilities or programs.

International Education Fee


To support various international study and travel programs.

Medical Services Fee

$35/regular sem. and long summer; $15/summer I and II

To help operate and maintain the student health clinic.

Records Fee


To defray cost of providing UT Tyler transcripts and enrollment certifications. There is a limit of five transcripts per day at no charge and a maximum of fifty transcripts at no charge.

Student Union Fee

$105/regular sem. and long summer; $50 /summer I and II

Provides revenue for financing, constructing, operating, maintaining, renovating, improving, or equipping a student union building.