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Financial Information for Sorority Membership

It is important for students and parents to be as informed as possible regarding the costs associated with obtaining a college education. Understanding the financial obligations associated with sorority membership is just as important. During formal recruitment, a potential member should ask sorority members about financial obligations and payment options as each sorority sets its own fees and housing costs as well as the payment schedules.

Required Fees

Chapter fees fund various activities of the organization such as academic programs, service activities, alumni and parent events, national dues and lifetime membership.  The ranges below reflect semester dues, room, and board information:

Member Status / Semester Low Range High Range
New Member Fall Semester $1607.00 $2846.00
New Member Spring Semester $1112.00 $1948.00
Active Member Living In-House per Semester* $4700.00 $6615.00
Active Member Living Out-of-House per Semester $1222.00 $1846.00

*Includes room and board

Additional/Optional Fees

Additional costs throughout the semester may include parking at the chapter house*, optional meal plans, pictures, gifts, social events, T-shirts, etc. **parking availability and cost will vary by chapter

Several chapters at the University of Texas at Austin offer payment plans and scholarships for members who need financial assistance. Please note that when you become a new member of a sorority, you are affiliating with that organization.  If at any time you decide to disaffiliate, you may still be held responsible for fees or payments required to fulfill your contract with the organization.