Costs, Tuition, and Aid

Rodrigo Interiano, M.D., Class of 2010
"For the money, UT Southwestern offers the absolute best education you could possibly get anywhere in the country. For the ranking of the school and the education you're receiving, there's no better value," said Rodrigo Interiano, M.D., Class of 2010.

The cost of education at UT Southwestern Medical School is substantially lower than nearly every private medical school in the U.S., as well as most public medical schools, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Tuition is approximately $20,441 for the 2015-2016 academic year for Texas residents. 

UT Southwestern works directly with students to obtain funding for their medical education. Most financial aid is obtained through federal and state loan programs. Scholarships from federal, state, institutional, and private sources are also available.

A personal computer is required for all incoming students, and may be included in financial-aid packages.

Installment Plan Available

We know that funding a medical education can be a challenge. UT Southwestern allows students to pay tuition and certain fees in installment payments. At the time of registration, students wishing to pay on the installment plan must sign a promissory note and a truth-in-lending form. There is a small charge to participate in the plan.

Planning Ahead

  • Tuition and Fees: The 2015-16 Texas resident tuition is $20,441. Non-Texas resident tuition is $33,512. For student services, parking, and other fee information, see the tuition and fees schedule for 2015-2016.
  • Estimated cost of books: Books and supplies for first-year medical students costs as much as $6,018. Ranges are $963 and $6,070 in other medical school years.
  • Housing: Students are responsible for housing expenses. Student apartments are available near campus. There are several apartment complexes within five to 10 miles of the campus with market-value rental rates.
  • Health insurance: Students must be able to document their health insurance coverage. Student health insurance is available to purchase if needed.