Utah Board of Higher Education approves tuition & fee change across Utah’s degree-granting colleges and universities

The Utah Board of Higher Education considered tuition and general student fee adjustments requested by Utah’s colleges and universities on the first day of their two-day meeting, ultimately approving tuition increases ranging from 0.65% to 4.80%, depending on the institution. On March 24, each public higher education institution president presented the institution’s proposed tuition adjustment to the Board. The Board also invited student and public feedback.

Tuition increases were primarily adjusted to meet the legislative requirement to fund compensation increases with tuition and for mandatory costs relating to tenure and promotion of faculty.

“Affordability is a top priority of the Board, and after careful consideration, modest tuition and student fee increases for Utah’s public colleges and universities were approved,” said Harris H. Simmons, chair of the Utah Board of Higher Education. “The Board and institution presidents continue to work to keep college as affordable as possible, without sacrificing quality. We appreciate the work and collaboration of our institutions, their trustees, and their student leaders in this process. And we are grateful to the state legislature for their continued investment in public higher education, which has allowed us to keep the cost of attending college in Utah among the lowest in the nation.”

The following tuition and fee adjustments will go into effect for the 2022-23 academic year:

Undergraduate Resident Tuition and Fees Adjustment
Two semesters at 15 credit hours each

Institution Dollar Change Percent Change
University of Utah $471 4.80%
Utah State University $250 3.10%
Utah State University – Eastern, Moab, Blanding $138 3.10%
Weber State University $163 2.62%
Southern Utah University $44 0.65%
Snow College $180 4.50%
Utah Tech University $213 3.63%
Utah Valley University $260 4.33%
Salt Lake Community College $163 3.99%

The tuition rates at Utah’s technical colleges and institutions remain the same, without an increase, for the coming 2022-23 academic year.

Each year following the legislative session, the Utah Board of Higher Education determines the amount of additional tuition necessary to meet the operating budget needs and help fulfill the missions of Utah’s public colleges and universities.

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