The orientation charge may be automatically deferred for students who qualify based on financial need. If you receive a financial aid award, your payment will be deducted from your fall award. If your award does not have sufficient funds, you will have until the first day of classes to complete the payment. You will see a notification in the registration system if your charge has been deferred.
While orientation fees may be deferred to a later date, the costs are not waived. An Admissions waiver does not automatically qualify you for an orientation registration deferment.
|Summer Term Orientation||$50|
|Transfer Orientation (June/July sessions)|
|Spring Orientation 2024||TBD|
What is included in the cost for orientation?
Orientation fees are determined by many different factors, including housing and meals, operational costs, hardware, software, student personnel, and swag distributed to students.
Cancellations and Refunds
Orientation space is limited, so it is important to try and keep the session that you signed up to participate in. However, if you are unable to participate in your scheduled session, you must cancel at 10 days in advance to receive a refund (at least six days for Summer Term Orientation). See the cancellation deadlines below.
|Session 1||June 18|
|Session 2||July 2|
|Session 3||July 9|
You will receive a refund check in the mail within two to four weeks of cancellation. If you do not cancel within the required time period, you will not receive a refund.
If you register to participate in a June or July orientation and fail to participate (no show), the fees are non-refundable and can only be transferred to an August Orientation session.
You must register to participate in August Orientation if you do not participate in a June or July orientation session. There are no cancellations or refunds for August Orientation. All students, including deferred, are responsible for any outstanding orientation charges.
IMPORTANT: If you’ve decided not to attend UT Austin, you will need to formally cancel your admission, and you will need to also cancel your orientation. Your orientation will NOT be automatically canceled if you cancel your admission. You will still be liable for any outstanding balance (this includes deferments) if you do not cancel your orientation by your orientation’s cancellation deadline.