Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

Undergraduate Program Tuition

There are several options available to students to assist with financing their education at The University of Texas at Austin. The university, the Department of Theatre and Dance and Texas Exes provide scholarship opportunities to freshmen and transfer students. Financial aid in the form of grants and subsidized student loans is also available.


Information about tuition and fee rates, tuition rebates, payment options and more is available through the Texas One Stop website.



Freshmen applicants interested in general university scholarships can use the Scholarship Finder on the Texas One Stop website to search for award opportunities.

Students may also apply to scholarships through Texas Exes, the alumni association for the university. Students may access the application online. Deadlines vary by application type.

Transfer and continuing students should consider completing a Continuing and Transfer Student Application. This application is available in November of each year and used to award students for the following academic year.


Incoming Theatre and Dance students are nominated for departmental scholarships through a committee. There is no application process for incoming Theatre and Dance scholarships.

To be considered for a Theatre and Dance scholarship, current students should complete the Department of Theatre and Dance application along with all subsequent steps, such as an audition or interview if required. This application is available each spring term.

Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, freshmen applicants must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For priority consideration, submit FAFSA by January 15.

Visit the Texas One Stop website to learn more about the different types of financial aid.


The Texas Advance Commitment is designed to help lessen student debt and make a UT education affordable for Texans from middle and low-income families. To learn more and see if you qualify for the Texas Advance Commitment, check out the website and this brief overview video.


More information about tuition, scholarships and financial aid is available at


Andrea Grapko
Graduate Coordinator

Graduate Program Tuition

One hundred percent of Department of Theatre and Dance graduate students receive some form of financial support in one or more of the following ways: departmental aid in the form of scholarships, fellowships and assistantships; fellowships administered by the Office of Graduate Studies; need-based financial aid administered by the Office of Student Financial Services, and outside funding or employment.


Tuition costs for Texas residents are among the lowest of all 50 states, and nonresident tuition costs compare favorably with those of other institutions. Tuition rates and fees are subject to change each year. Review current tuition information.

Department of Theatre and Dance Funding

Department funding is typically based on students' grades and overall merit. Each program of study determines funding awards differently. Please contact the area head of program for specific information about funding.

Financial Aid

For students who need additional financial support beyond fellowships and assistantships, financial aid is available. Graduate students may apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid programs administered by the Office of Student Financial Services.