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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
$700 $700 $700
Laptop $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
One Year Cost  $54,598 $70,132 $70,132

A non-refundable $2,000 deposit is required once an applicant accepts our offer of admission in order to secure a seat in the program, and is credited toward your first semester’s program costs. Orientation Fee and Laptop only apply to the first year in the program.

Explanation of Costs

  • Tuition and Fees

    This breakdown reflects the actual tuition paid for 16 hours in fall and spring semesters during the 2015-2016 school year. Taking additional hours can increase the cost per semester. Tuition rates are decided by the Board of Regents and posted to the student Accounts Receivable website in May pf each academic year. 

  • 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 based 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.