Tuition and Fees Calculator

Utah Code, Title 53B grants the Utah Board of Higher Education with authority to set tuition and fees for each of the USHE institutions. The president of each USHE institution, in consultation with their Board of Trustees and student body leadership, may recommend institutional tuition rate adjustments to the Utah Board of Higher Educations. Presidents who wish to adjust their institution’s tuition rate must submit a proposal to the Board which includes the total tuition adjustment in both dollars and percentage increase or decrease, a detailed list of how the institution plans to use the additional tuition revenue, the anticipated impact of the proposed tuition adjustment on student access, retention, and completion rates, and justification for why the tuition rate adjustment is necessary. This calculator includes the Board’s action on tuition and fees through the 2021-22 academic year.

*Note: these calculations are estimates and do not include program fees or differential tuition rates charged for some specific programs. 

Tuition and Fees Calculator

Plateau Tuition

Plateau – or “banded” tuition – is a set tuition price for all undergraduate students earning college credits within a set range of credits. In other words, at almost all USHE institutions, it is the same tuition and fees for students to take 15 credits as it is to take 12 in a semester. The interactive below calculates the 2021-22 undergraduate tuition and fees for a USHE institution, by credit hours. The calculator also estimates the additional cost, if any, of taking one additional 3-credit course (the typical credit load for most general education courses). More information on estimating the cost to attend a USHE institution is available at the green arrow links at the bottom of the calculator.

Plateau tuition can be an incentive for full-time students to take a slightly heavier credit load to complete a degree sooner – all for the same price. A student who takes 12 credits each semester during college will take a full year longer to graduate with a bachelor’s degree than a student who takes 15 credits per semester.

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