Tuition and Fees Table


Tuition and Fees Details

Fiscal Year




Fall 2009/Spring 2010

Summer 2010


Fall 2010 /Spring 2011

Summer 2011


Fall 2011/Spring 2012

Summer 2012


Fall 2012/Spring 2013

Summer 2013


Fall 2013/Spring 2014

Summer 2014


Fall 2014/Spring 2015

Summer 2015



To read a summary of our three types of tuition click here.

To ready a summary of Fee Categories click here.


House Bill 3015 authorizes the governing boards of institution of Higher Education to charge any student Designated Tuition in any amount necessary for the effective operation of the institution effective September 1, 2003.

**Due to the signing of Senate Bill 1907 the General Use Fee has been combined with Tuition effective September 1, 1997.

General Information: The Texas Legislature, except for basic tuition, does not set the specific amount for any particular student fee. The student fees assessed 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 Setting Process Overview

To see a summary of the Tuition and Fee Setting Process at UTPA click here.

 You can find the following information in the UT system Tuition Homepage:

  • Current tuition and fees proposals, including discussions of the process, for UTPA as well as all other UT institutions.
  • Discussion of tuition and fee issues
  • UT System accountability program for UT institutions
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Comparison of peer institutions, in Texas in other states, etc.
  • News items

Guidelines from UT System communicated to each UT institution and not included above:


  1. The Board of Regents will normally consider changes in tuition and fees at its meeting in February. In no case should the consideration of tuition or fee changes be made later than March 15 and implemented in the Fall Semester of the same calendar year.
  2. Recommendations for changes in tuition should come from the president of the institution, but require evidence of substantial consultation with students, faculty, and staff. Presidents should also consult with parents, alumni, community representatives, and other interested parties.
  3. Request for changes in tuition should be accompanied by a discussion of the net change in tuition revenues that would result; the intended use for additional funds; and as estimate of the effect of the changes on the affordability of the institution, especially for students of modest means. Any increase greater than 5% for resident undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees requires special justification.
  4. Where possible, changes in tuition should be aligned with other institutional objectives, such as increasing graduation rates; providing students financial aid; improving space utilization; providing greater predictability in budgets (both student budgets and institutional budgets); and achieving cost savings.
  5. Request for changes in fees shall be governed by the relevant statues and reflect campus consultation.


The Cost of Education Committee


The Cost of Education Committee (COEC) reviews the proposed rates for designated tuition, incidental, mandatory, E&G and auxiliary fees and charges, and makes a recommendation of the President on these and other matters regarding the cost of education.