UNT graduate at commencement

"I'm going to have a great career."

Earning power

Did you know that most college graduates earn about $1 million more in their lifetime — about $20,000 more per year — than people without a bachelor's degree? Statistics show our well- prepared graduates are highly successful entering the job market or continuing on to graduate school.

"It's affordable, especially compared to private universities."

Student listening to a professor
Types of assistance
  • Scholarships — funds awarded based on merit and/or need; no repayment required
  • Grants — funds awarded based on need; no repayment required
  • Loans — funds that must be repaid at some point
  • Student employment — 3,800 jobs on campus and many more off campus
A best buy

UNT provides a traditional college experience and the quality of a private university at an affordable cost. We've been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys® for 17 consecutive years.

Cost of attending

Texas residents can take 15 semester credit hours for two semesters for $8,366 in 2011-12 ($17,756 for nonresidents), plus fees related to instruction. Room and board is $6,898.

Access for the financially challenged

The Emerald Eagle Scholars program is available to students whose family adjusted gross income does not exceed $40,000.

Greater Texas Foundation Scholars

If you are an Early College High School student, you may qualify for the Greater Texas Foundation Scholars program. This scholarship program provides financial, social and academic support to help you pay for college, make the transition to UNT and succeed academically. Recipients also receive a scholarship to cover many of your college costs.

By the numbers

About 75 percent of UNT students receive financial aid and scholarships totaling $300 million annually. This includes almost $26 million in scholarships. For best results, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before UNT's March 15 financial aid priority deadline. The application deadline for scholarships is March 1.

Making ends meet

If you find that you need a little help handling your personal finances, UNT's award-winning Student Money Management Center provides workshops and confidential counseling sessions.

"UNT gives me more for my money."

Dive in

You can blow off steam, reduce stress and improve your fitness at our enormous student recreation center, which features a 14,500-square-foot weight room, indoor track, eight-lane lap pool, leisure pool and four multi-purpose courts. It's like a health club with automatic membership for UNT students.

Inside the Pohl Recreation Center
Ways to stretch your budget
Thriving region

Dallas is one of the 10 best cities in the country for college graduates seeking entry-level jobs. Forbes magazine (Sept. 2009) named Dallas the No. 1 city in the U.S. in which to earn a living based on cost of living, strength of industry, economists' prediction for the future, state of employment and salary.

Graduate sooner

By taking advantage of our Timely Graduation Tuition Program, you'll graduate faster and start earning sooner. Enroll in 15 hours per semester and pay about the same in tuition as 12 hours. You can graduate in four years, which saves you money and helps you earn your first paycheck sooner.

Willis Library on UNT campus
Five libraries

The University Libraries house collections of 6 million cataloged items. The nationally recognized digital library program offers millions of pages of historic and unique content to researchers and scholars around the world.

Where do UNT grads work?
  • American Airlines
  • Late Show with David Letterman
  • EA Games
  • HP Enterprise Services (formerly EDS)
  • Federal Express
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fossil
  • Frito-Lay
  • Metropolitan Opera of New York
  • Microsoft
  • Nike
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Texas Instruments
  • Many other places