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Texas MBA | Full-Time Program

Tuition and Living Costs

Annual Expenses

These are estimated expenses for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Expenses In-State  Out-of-State  International
Tuition & Fees  $33,298 $48,832 $48,832
Books  $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Living Expenses $18,000 $18,000 $18,000
Orientation Fee*  $600 $600 $600
Laptop*  $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
One Year Cost  $54,498 $70,032 $70,032

*Note: Orientation Fee and Laptop apply to only the first year in the program.

Explanation of Costs

  • Living Expenses

    These cost of living estimates were provided by the MBA Program Office and may not correspond exactly to the cost of living in Austin. These figures, unlike general cost of living figures for Austin, are specifically tailored to represent the cost of the standard of living generally pursued by our MBA students. Your lifestyle and family status affect your individual MBA Program costs. Financial aid eligibility is limited to approved costs. If you feel that you have specific costs not addressed here, please contact the Financial Aid Team.

  • Orientation Fee

    This fee funds activities and programs designed to orient incoming MBA students to UT and the McCombs School of Business. These funds support orientation graduate staff salaries, program design and printing, receptions, speaker fees, socials, meals and transportation needs associated with all orientation activities. Cost may increase for late registration.

  • Laptop

    This estimate for a new laptop was provided by the MBA Program Office base on past student data; students are not required to have a specific model, but are required to have a laptop computer that is able to run the current versions of both Microsoft Windows and Office and connect to wired and wireless Ethernet networks. While there are no restrictions on whether you use a Mac or PC computer, students in the past have sometimes experienced compatibility issues while using Mac computers. Please be mindful of this if purchasing a new laptop.

Texas Residency

For information on how establish Texas residency, please visit the Texas Residency Office website.