Optional Fees

Students may select the following optional fees when they register. Those who select an optional fee for the fall semester pay the academic year rate. The spring semester rate is available only during the spring semester.

Cactus fee

The fee of $55 entitles the student to a copy of the University yearbook.

Department of Theatre and Dance Package

The fee entitles the student to a specified number of tickets to major season productions at no additional cost as long as tickets are available. The fee is $45 for the academic year or $22.50 for the spring semester. Associated performance fees may arise in the event of severe and unforeseen disruption to fall or spring programming.

Big Ticket Pass

The Big Ticket is the annual sports pass giving UT students access to all Texas Athletics home regular season events for just $200. That’s over 120 home regular season events each year including football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, and Texas Relays!  All active full-time UT Austin students are emailed beginning in the Spring with their account information. For more information or to purchase, visit TexasSports.com/BigTicket or call 512-471-3333 (Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Central).

Parking permit fee

Class C, M, or N parking permits purchased in the fall semester enable students to park in any appropriately designated lot or area for the academic year; a permit purchased in the spring is valid through the summer semester. See the Student Parking page for all parking permit fees. All fees are prorated for permits purchased after September 30.

Only class C, M, and N permits may be purchased during registration. Information about other parking permits available to students is given in Student Parking, along with more information about class C, M, and N permits.

Texas Performing Arts Bass Pass

The fee enables a student to purchase tickets for professional touring events presented by Texas Performing Arts at a discount, as long as tickets are available. The fee is $25 for season membership. For more information or to purchase, visit Texasperformingarts.org/BassPass

Student Speaker Series fee

The fee of $2 a semester supports the Student Endowed Centennial Lectureship. The endowment is used to bring speakers to the University to lecture, teach, or meet with students.

Optional Fee Refunds

Refunds for the Cactus yearbook may be requested at the Texas Student Media office in the William Randolph Hearst Building (HSM 3.202).

Parking permit refunds may be requested at the Parking and Transportation Services office.

No refunds will be issued for The Big Ticket after the twelfth class day. Pro-rated refunds will only be issued the semester of purchase and must be requested prior to the twelfth class day for students who have terminated enrollment.