Cost, Tuition and Aid

A college degree is an important investment—so is your future. We make it affordable for you to earn a UT degree and prepare you for what comes next. In fact, nearly half of our students graduate without debt, and we are consistently below the national average for student debt!

Cost of Attendance

College is an important investment, and we’re committed to making sure you get the most out of it. Below is the estimated cost for full-time students, but most students don’t pay that full price.

In-State Key Costs

These are costs that are billed by UT or are required for class.

Tuition & Fees$13,484
Housing & Food$12,500
Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment$1,598

(View the full the cost of attendance for the 2023-2024 academic year)

In-State Students: you could attend UT tuition-free!

As the public land grant flagship university, we want to make sure all Tennesseans have access to a college education. UT offers a few full tuition and mandatory fees scholarships to make your dreams a reality—without worrying about cost!

Out-of-State Key Costs

These are costs that are billed by UT or are required for class.

Tuition & Fees$31,974
Housing & Food$12,500
Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment$1,598

(View the full the cost of attendance for the 2023-2024 academic year)

Residency Classifications

Tuition and Fees Detail

Out-of-State Students: Your hard work pays off

UT offers scholarships to out-of-state students who show high academic excellence and achievements. In addition to our scholarship programs, we are proud participants in the Academic Common Market, which allows some out-of-state students to pay in-state tuition.

This estimate is based on the 2023-2024 academic year and calculates the cost of students living on campus for both fall and spring semesters. Additional expenses including transportation, books, course materials, supplies & equipment, and loan fees are not included or set UT costs, but can impact the cost of attendance. The numbers listed above are here to help you estimate a budget. UT reserves the right to adjust tuition charges when deemed necessary. Official fees are set by the UT Board of Trustees in June/July of each year. Indirect costs will vary depending on your housing status.

Estimate Your Costs

What will your college education cost? Find out more about how to determine the aid you are eligible for and your cost of attendance.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’re ready to invest in your future—eighty-five percent of 2023 undergraduates received financial aid and scholarships from federal, UT, and private sources.

To be eligible for the most financial aid and scholarships, you should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.


Scholarships are awarded based on merit, financial need, or Tennessee residency, and some are renewable for up to four years!

First-Year Scholarships

Transfer Student Scholarships

Work Study

Earn work study funds to help cover educational expenses by working part-time! Work study students earn an average of $3,000 per year.

Explore Work Study Options


Grants are reserved for students with the highest financial need and do not need to be repaid. Filing your FAFSA each year determines your Student Aid Index (SAI) and grant eligibility.

Explore Grants

Students Loans

Student loans help cover educational expenses. All loans must be repaid, however some programs may offer low-interest rates and tax-deductible interest payments.

Learn About Student Loans

Invest In Your Future

We offer resources on campus to help you graduate on time and keep the cost of attendance low. Our Center for Financial Wellness helps students make responsible financial decisions, while One Stop Student Services is your one-stop shop for information about enrollment, academic records, making payments, and financial aid.

Discounts & Waivers

Discounts and waivers are available to certain populations to attend UT!