Live in LA
Living in a city as dynamic as Los Angeles means you have the ability to make things happen: Broaden your industry knowledge, be where the action is, and lay the groundwork to cultivate lifelong connections.
By curating a tight-knit network of peers, you surround yourself with a community of like-minded and passionate individuals who help you grow and thrive — and together, you succeed.
Students enrolled in the UTLA program may select from one of two options for housing in Los Angeles:
Students may live in a gated, extended-stay corporate housing facility, Ava Toluca Hills, which is located a couple miles down the street from the Denius UTLA Center where classes are held. Each apartment is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom fully-furnished unit. Four (4) UTLA students are appointed to each unit; roommate requests are accommodated as best as possible. All utilities and internet access are included.
On your own
Students may choose to opt-out of the housing program and secure accommodations on their own in Los Angeles. When doing so, admitted students must provide proof of housing and address information to the UTLA Director no later than the first day of class.
Living in the city
A booming hub for arts, culture, and entertainment, the city of Los Angeles remains one of the most notable destinations on the West Coast.
Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from Los Angeles as well as transportation during their stay in the city. A variety of transportation options are available such as rideshares, car rentals and public transportation, but most students choose to bring their own cars.
Students of The University of Texas at Austin pay a series of fees to attend classes at The Wofford Denius UTLA Center for Entertainment and Media Studies: UT tuition/fees, a non-refundable deposit, a program fee, and a housing fee.
|ESTIMATED EXPENSES FOR SEMESTER|
|UT TUITION & FEES* (Estimated in-state tuition)||$5,334
|UTLA PROGRAM FEE|
|Remainder of Program Fee||$3,400||$3,400||$3,400|
|UTLA HOUSING FEE|
|Furnished Housing at Ava Toluca Hills (2bed/2bath - 4 Students)||$6,167||$4,500||$5,850|
|LIVING EXPENSES (Estimated in-state tuition)|
|Transportation to and from LA
(Driving own car)
|Gasoline in LA ($110/week)||$2,040||$1,320||$2,040|
|Oil & Filter Change ($35 ea.)||$130||$65||$130|
(One meal out per week @ $20/meal)
(One meal out per week @ $50/meal)
|$50/week per person||$850||$550||$850|
|$250/month per person||$1,063||$688||$1,063|
|$100/month per person||$425||$275||$425|
*The UT tuition and fees displayed in this table are based on full-time enrollment for resident undergraduate students in the Moody College of Communication and will vary based on a student's status and semester of participation. NOTE: All fees are subject to change.
UT Tuition and Fees
All participants are billed for UT tuition and fees which are paid in accordance with UT’s policy and schedule.
- Undergraduate participants are required to register for 12 hours in the fall/spring or 9 hours in the summer.
- Flat rate tuition applies for undergraduate students. Graduate students are required to register for 9 hours during a long semester, 6 hours in the summer. Graduate students are billed per credit hour.
- To pay your Denius Center registration bill, go to “What I Owe” on UT Direct.
This fee includes a $1000 non-refundable, non-transferable enrollment deposit which reserves a place in the program.
- Final acceptance in the program is subject to satisfactory completion of course pre-requisites, GPA requirements and other pre-departure requirements.
- Enrollment deposits are deducted from the total program fee.
- Payments for the UTLA program fee are made online through the “What I Owe” feature of UT Direct.
Only applicable if living in UTLA contracted housing Ava Toluca Hills. Payments for the UTLA housing fee are made online through the “What I Owe” feature of UT Direct.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
If you receive financial aid through the Office of Student Financial Services, you may apply your awards toward the cost of participating in the UTLA program. Students are also strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships through the university, individual colleges, and academic departments. Additional information on UTLA specific scholarships can be found here.