Costs, Tuition, and Aid

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.

“My fellow classmates are some of the smartest and most diverse people I know, which inspires me daily to become a better student and ultimately a better physician. And the clinical training I’m receiving at UT Southwestern affiliated hospitals is unparalleled. You just can’t get this experience elsewhere.”
Elizabeth Sloan, Class of 2015

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

  • See tuition and fees schedule for 2018-2019.
  • Estimated cost of books: Books and supplies for first-year medical students costs as much as $6,070. 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. Housing survey.
  • Health insurance: Students must be able to document their health insurance coverage. Student health insurance is available to purchase if needed.