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The University of Utah will implement a previously approved 2% tuition rate increase for the Spring 2021 semester. The increase was approved by the Utah State Board of Regents in March 2020 but was postponed by the university for the 2020 summer and fall semesters. A $150 reduction in mandatory-student fees, as well as a waiver of the $60 registration fee for online classes will continue for the Spring 2021 semester.

What is the basis for this 2% increase?

In March 2020, the Utah Board of Regents approved the U’s proposal for a 2% tuition increase and no increase in student fees from the previous year. The board also approved the U’s request to postpone the tuition increase for the 2020 summer and fall semesters. The U has made up for the shortfall in funds by utilizing rainy day and other funds and holding off on filling many open positions.

Why is the U reducing its mandatory student fee?

The 25 percent discount on student fees is meant to support student access, retention and completion during the COVID-19 pandemic. On average, a student carrying a full-time class load at the U pays $624 a semester in fees in addition to tuition. The fee discount will not be taken from any specific fee but will reduce students’ overall fees.

How much does the U receive in tuition funds compared to state appropriations?

Annual student tuition and fees are about equal to state appropriations in the university’s budget—approximately $367 million each. More on the U’s overall budget is available via its annual financial report.

Why can’t the U discount tuition due to the pandemic?

As a public institution, the university works to operate as close to actual costs as possible. A reduction in tuition would impact the number of courses we are able to offer, directly impacting our students’ ability to graduate on time in the area they choose.


All tuition payments made prior to January 1st, 2021 will apply to your 1098-T in the 2020 tax year.

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Tuition and Housing Charges for Spring Term 2021 are due January 29th, 2021 at 4:45 pm.

Students who fail to pay Tuition and Housing by the due date may have their classes deleted from their academic record.

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