Tuition Reduction Benefit (TRB)

Students employed as teaching assistants (TAs), assistant instructors (AIs), and some graduate research assistants (GRAs)* are eligible for a Tuition Reduction Benefit related to their student academic employment. The amount is based on the number of hours of the appointment and the availability of funding. Please note: the Tuition Reduction Benefit REDUCES your tuition bill; it does not pay this amount to you. If you paid your tuition before the Tuition Reduction Benefit was applied to your bill, you will receive the TRB amount approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the 12th class day via your current method of deposit. If you have a Zero balance tuition bill after all waivers and exemptions (and before a TRB has been applied), you will not receive a tuition reduction benefit.

*The benefit is not always available to GRAs. Check with your hiring department for more information.

Rates for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

  • Appointed 20 hours or more: $3,784
  • Appointed 10-19 hours: $1,892
  • Appointed 1 - 9 hours: N/A

Summer 2021: 

The maximum paid per individual per summer is $1,415 regardless of session length or the number of sessions.

During a summer session, the rates are:

  • Appointed 20 hours or more: $1,415
  • Appointed 1-19 hours: N/A

TRB will be prorated if an AI or TA assignment begins after the 12th class day (fall or spring) or the 4th class day (summer) OR if the assignment ends before the last day of final exams.

Receiving the Benefit

Registered students who receive a Tuition Reduction Benefit must pay the remainder of the tuition bill by the due date. If there is a zero balance, the student is still required to confirm his or her registration. If a student paid their tuition before they received a TRB, they will receive the TRB amount 1-2 weeks after the 12th class day.

If a student has other amounts that will be applied to the tuition bill, they will be applied in this order:

  1. Exemptions
  2. Tuition Reduction Benefit
  3. Other assistance (scholarships, tuition remission, etc.)

Processing Dates

Fall 2020

July 28, 2020 Tuition bills are sent to students. Any final approved TRBs will be reflected in the tuition bill.
August 31, 2020 Tuition payment deadline for graduate students is 5 pm. Students must confirm attendance.
September 11, 2020 (12th class day) If students are not assigned to eligible positions required for TRB awards, email notifications are sent to the students and TRB creators.
September 23, 2020 (20th class day) If students are not assigned to eligible positions required for TRB awards, email notifications are sent to students and TRB creators. If the students do not have final approved assignments, TRB awards are programmatically cancelled. Email notifications of the assignees on the TRB creator desks and the recipients.

Spring 2021

November 10, 2020 Tuition bills are sent. Any final approved TRBs will be reflected in the tuition bill.
January 22, 2021 Tuition payment deadline for graduate students is 5 pm. Students must confirm attendance.
February 3, 2021 (12th class day) If students are not assigned to eligible positions required for TRB awards, email notifications are sent to the students and TRB creators.
February 16, 2021 (20th class day) If students are not assigned to eligible positions required for TRB awards, email notifications are sent to students and TRB creators. If the students do not have final approved assignments, TRB awards are programmatically cancelled. Email notifications are sent to all of the assignees on the TRB creator desks and the recipients.

Summer 2021

May 4, 2021 Tuition bills are sent. Any final approved TRBs will be reflected in the tuition bill.
June 4, 2021 Tuition payment deadline for graduate students is 5 pm. Students must confirm attendance.
June 8, 2021 (4th class day) If students are not assigned to eligible positions required for TRB awards, email notifications are sent to the students and TRB creators.
June 23, 2021 (15th class day) If students are not assigned to eligible positions required for TRB awards, email notifications are sent to students and TRB creators. If the students do not have final approved assignments, TRB awards are programmatically cancelled. Email notifications are sent to all of the assignees on the TRB creator desks and the recipients.
July 13, 2021 Tuition payment deadline for second-term classes.
July 15, 2021 4th class day for second-term
July 27, 2021 Tuition bills sent out for Fall 2020 semester
July 30, 2021 15th class day for second-term

 

TRBs Plus Supplements

College Cost for 9 hours Resident Tuition TRB plus supplement for 20+ hr/wk TA/AI TRB plus supplement for 10-19 hr/wk TA/AI
https://onestop.utexas.edu/managing-costs/cost-tuition-rates/
Architecture $5,213 $5,213 $2,607
Business $4,342 $4,342 $2,171
Communication $4,998 $4,998 $2,499
Education $4,637 $4,637 $2,319
Engineering $5,277 $5,277 $2,639
Fine Arts $5,183 $5,183 $2,592
Geosciences $4,834 $4,834 $2,417
Information $5,424 $5,424 $2,712
Liberal Arts $4,464 $4,464 $2,232
Natural Sciences $4,608 $4,608 $2,304
Nursing $5,233 $5,233 $2,617
Pharmacy $5,029 $5,029 $2,515
Public Affairs $4,927 $4,927 $2,464
Social Work $5,170 $5,170 $2,585