What is Cost of Attendance?

Cost of Attendance (COA), as determined by Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, is the estimated cost for a typical student to attend UTPB. COA includes estimated tuition and fees, as well as other basic living expenses. COA is used, along with your Expected Family Contribution, to calculate your financial aid awards.

The figures below outline the estimated cost of attendance (COA) for students at UTPB are based on 15 undergraduate hours and 9 graduate per term (fall/spring) and 12 undergraduate hours and 9 graduate hours for the summer term. Your actual costs will vary depending on the following factors:

  • Number of credit hours
  • Degree plan
  • Residency (Texas resident or out-of-state resident)
  • Room and board choices
  • Personal expenses

Cost of Attendance Definitions

Tuition and Fees (Billable) - The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical student is based on enrolling 30 hours per year (15 hours in fall and15 hours in spring). The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending on the student’s degree or certificate program.

Housing/Room (Billable on-campus; Non-Billable off-campus) and Meals/Board (Billable on-campus; Non-Billable off-campus) - A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live on-campus or in Odessa while attending school. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances.

Books and Supplies (Non-Billable) - The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year (fall and spring terms) or summer term.

Transportation (Non-Billable) - Represents travel to and from parent's residence and transportation costs to and from class and work.

Personal (Non-Billable) - Personal items not included in room and board expenses.

Fed Loan Fees (Non-Billable) - The average fee charged to a typical student to cover the processing costs associated with federal student loan programs.

Important Disclaimer: The amounts listed below are only estimates, subject to change without notice. Actual expenses may vary due to personal choices, degree requirements, and life events among other reasons. It is necessary that you budget and manage your funds appropriately. These figures are used to calculate financial aid eligibility and include both direct and indirect costs. International students will have costs provided on their immigration documents provided by the Office of Admissions which can vary from the above estimates. All of these estimates are based on an Academic Year or the Summer semester.

2022-2023 Academic Year

2021-2022 Academic Year