Tuition and Fee Schedule

Academic Year 2014–2015

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General Information

Educational expenses for nine months will vary according to personal needs and course of study. The estimated cost for new students including tuition and fees, books, supplies, transportation, room and board, incidental and living expenses will be approximately $22,470. Total expenses for returning students during an academic year should be slightly less than those for new students. The cost for new nonresident and international students is approximately $40,040. All tuition and fee amounts provided herein represent the most accurate figures available at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice. Students are expected to meet all financial obligations to the University by designated due dates. Failure to pay amounts owed may result in cancellation of the student's registration and their being barred from future enrollment and receiving official transcripts. Students may pay all obligations to the University with a personal check unless otherwise restricted. Checks for tuition and fees may not exceed the student's Texas A&M University account balance. Checks written in excess of the amount owed will be posted to the student's account and any refund will be delayed a minimum of 15 working days from the date the check is posted. The refund process for checks posted in the current term will not begin until after the add/drop period of the current term. Payment of tuition and fees with a bad check may result in cancellation of the student's registration and restrictions on use of personal checks on campus if not cleared within the time period given. Tuition, most required fees, room, board and parking are payable in full, or in four installments with one-fourth payable prior to the first day of classes and the remainder payable in three equal payments during the semester. A $15 service charge to cover the cost of handling will be assessed to each student who chooses to use the installment plan. Students may pay their account in full any time during a semester; however, the service will not be refunded once a payment is made under the four-payment installment plan. State law requires that tuition and fees be paid prior to the first day of classes. Students who wish to pay fees in installments can select this option through Howdy. The installment plan is an option students must select each semester. There are penalties for failure to pay installments by their specified due dates. A $25 late payment penalty is assessed for each payment not received on or before its installment due date. Students may also be subject to late registration charges and cancellation of courses if payment is not made by the late after date. If a payment is delinquent when a semester ends, the student will be removed from the rolls of the University and will not receive credit for academic work performed. Students will not be readmitted to the University until all past due balances, including late charges, are paid. If a student is removed from the rolls of the University or is withdrawn for failure to pay amounts owed the University, a $50 reinstatement fee will be assessed in addition to any other late fees or penalties already incurred and must be paid before the student will be reinstated. Payments can be made online at Howdy.

Prior to the 20th class day (15th class day for summer term), the University reserves the right to cancel registrations not paid by their due date in order to free the classroom spaces for other students and insure the most efficient utilization of University resources.

Once a student has registered for classes, they must take one of the following courses of action to remain in good standing with the University:

  • Pay all amounts due by the specified due date
  • Contact their Dean's Office and request that their registration be cancelled

This is especially important for students who have been awarded scholarships or financial aid since the aid may automatically pay tuition and fees and cause the registration to be held even though the student has decided not to attend. Failure to contact their Dean's Office and request cancellation of an unwanted registration may result in grades of F or I in all courses for the semester. The student will be required to reimburse the University for scholarships and other financial aid applied to his or her account and will be held responsible for paying all fees for the semester, regardless of whether he or she attended classes.

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Tuition and Required Fees

Distance Education Differential Tuition

The rate to be charged for distance education courses will range from a minimum of $40/SCH to a maximum of $550/SCH. Each academic department will have an individual rate that will be approved annually by the President of Texas A&M University. The following are the initial rates (only departments above the $40 minimum rate are listed):

Agriculture

DepartmentRate
Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communications $99
Entomology $150
Ecosystem Science and Management $60
Poultry Science $181
Soil & Crop Sciences $41
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences $71
Nutrition & Food Services $200
Recreation, Parks & Tourism Science $262

Architecture

DepartmentRate
Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning – Undergraduate $150
Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning – Graduate $320
Construction Science $250
Visualization $249

Business

DepartmentRate
Finance $454

Education

DepartmentRate
Educational Administration and Human Resource Development $133
Educational Psychology $153
Health and Kinesiology $144
Teaching, Learning & Culture $137

Engineering

DepartmentRate
Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution $540
Industrial and Systems Engineering $540
Petroleum Engineering $540
Safety Engineering $540

Bush School

DepartmentRate
Bush School $503

Science

DepartmentRate
Mathematics $53
Statistics $69

Distance Education Administration Fee

This $30.00 per semester credit hour administrative fee is assessed to Non-Funded Out-of-State students taking distance education courses.

Field Trip Fees

Field trip fees are assessed to cover the cost of providing trips and vary depending on the course taken and expected expenses.

Health Center

This $72.50 per semester fee ($25.00 per summer five week term) is required of all students for the purpose of operating, maintaining and equipping the University Health Center and entitles the student to its services. These services do not include surgical operations or charges for consultations with outside physicians requested by parents.

International Student Services (ISS) Fee

This $46 fee is required of all students who are not US citizens or who are not US permanent residents to offset the cost of specialized services International Student Services provides to these students, such as immigration advising, certificate of eligibility document issuance (I-20/DS-2019), verification and monitoring of legal status, status changes, extensions of legal status, approve or help with the approval of on and off campus work authorizations, social/academic adjustment, orientation programming, administration of special scholarships and programs for these students.

Laboratory

The University is required to assess and collect a laboratory fee not less than $2 nor more than $30.00 for each laboratory course to cover in general the cost of laboratory materials and supplies used by a student.

Late Penalties

Students who fail to pay fees and installments when due are assessed a $25.00 late payment fee for each payment or installment paid late.

Late Registration/Add Penalties

Students who register on or after the first day of classes, but before the thirteenth day of classes (before the 4th class day for summer sessions) are assessed a $100 late registration fee. Students who register after the twelfth class day are assessed a $200 late registration penalty (4th class day for summer sessions). Students who add classes after the Census Date (12th class day for fall and spring term and 4th class day for summer sessions) that result in a net increase in hours enrolled are assessed a $50 late add fee. This includes students who do not pay by these dates. Note: The University reserves the right to cancel registrations not paid by their due date, or by the official census date for semester or summer term, to comply with state laws requiring payment of tuition and fees. The late registration fee and late add fee will be applied to student accounts that are required to reenroll because their registrations were cancelled for non-payment. Registrations are subject to cancellation and/or financial penalties if sufficient payment is not received before 5:00 p.m. on the last business day before classes begin and on the Census Date (12th class day for fall and spring term and 4th class day for summer sessions), to free the classroom spaces for other students, and to ensure the most efficient use of University resources.

Student Recreation Center

This $106.00 per semester fee ($53.00 per summer five week term) is assessed to all students enrolled at Texas A&M University to provide funding for operation and maintenance of the Student Recreation Center.

Student Center Complex

This $100.00 per semester fee ($50.00 per summer five week term) is required of all students for operating, maintaining, improving, and equipping the Student Center Complex.

Reinstatement Fee

Students who fail to pay all fees by the last day of the semester will be administratively withdrawn from the University and charged a $50 reinstatement fee.

Returned Check Penalty

If a check or electronic check accepted by the university is returned by the bank on which it is drawn, the person presenting it will be required to pay a returned check service charge of $30.00. If the check is for tuition or fees, the student registration for that semester or term may be canceled.

Supplementary Fee for Non-Funded Courses Attempted More than Twice at TAMU

A course that is repeated by a student more than twice at a public institution of higher education in Texas may not be reported for state funding. As a result, the institution must either pass the non-funded portion to all students, or charge a supplementary fee to the student that is repeating the course. (Regulation: §13.25 Formula Funding Exceptions)

A student attempting certain courses more than twice at Texas A&M University will be subject to a supplementary fee of $125 per semester credit hour ($375 for a 3 hour course) for the repeated course, in addition to tuition and required fees associated with the course. For more information, go to registrar.tamu.edu/Registrar/General/ThreePeat.aspx.

University Advancement Fee

The University Advancement Fee ($1326.09) is a required fee charged to all Texas A&M University students. The Advancement fee funds services such as advising, the Career Center, Writing Center, technology and libraries as well as administrative services such as ID services, the campus bus system, billing and refunds, access for students to discounted software and many of the services provided through the Division of Student Affairs.

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Optional Services

Athletic Events

All Sports with Football ($290.00) Student tickets for all home sports. (Fall & Spring)

For more information, please go to mysportspass.tamu.edu.

Golf Memberships

Playing golf at Texas A&M is easier than you think.  For more information, visit http://tamucampuscourse.com/-rates.

 

Dining Plans

For Dining Plan rates, please access the University Dining webpage at dining.tamu.edu, and click on Dining Plans.

MSC OPAS Tickets

See the best of Broadway, music, dance and more for only $200 per year! By adding this service option to your registration, MSC OPAS will provide you with vouchers to claim your tickets. For more information, please contact MSC OPAS at (979) 845-1661 or visit to www.mscopas.org. Due to seating capacity, limited number of students will be able to purchase this option.

Parking Permit

Required of all students who park motor vehicles on campus. (Rates are subject to change.)Permits may be purchased online. For further information regarding parking or transportation at Texas A&M, please visit Transportation Services website at transport.tamu.edu, call (979) 862-PARK, or email parking@tamu.edu.

Residence Hall Room Rates

All students living in residence halls are required to pay room rent. Rooms are furnished with beds, mattresses, desks, chairs and dressers. Students are expected to furnish their own pillows, blankets and linens. Room rents include heat, lights and cleaning of common areas. (Rates are subject to change.) For more information, please contact Residence Life at housing@tamu.edu.

 

Student Directory & Yearbook

For more information visit, http://studentlife.tamu.edu/studentmedia

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Other Fees

Application Fees

Graduate: $50
Undergraduate: $75
International, Undergraduate and Graduate: $90

Bush School of Government and Public Service Graduate Program Fee

The graduate program fee of $1,000 is assessed each semester of the Bush school graduate degree programs, beginning with those students who enter fall 2008 and later. The fee is used to support high quality, unique educational program elements; special student services and support activities; student scholarships; and the various activities of the Bush School graduate programs.

Cooperative Education Fee

$75 charged to students participating in Cooperative Education to support program services.

Diploma Fee

A non-refundable fee of $47.50 per degree sought is assessed the semester a student applies for graduation. This fee is payable each time a student applies for graduation. The diploma fee is $90 for those who apply after the set deadline.

Master of Real Estate Program Fee

The fee structure is $1650 per semester for each fall and spring semester for continuing MLER majors, and $2000 to new majors. It will be used to further enhance the program through the support of career services, student advising, curriculum development, and enrichment experiences.

Masters of Industrial Distribution Program Fee

The fee structure is $1,800/course and is used to support all program materials, residency week, Global Distribution Program, Capstone Project and Graduation as we as a program specialist to support the planning and logistics of all activities.

Master of Science in Economics Program Fee

The fee structure is $2000 for each fall and spring. This fee supports all activities surrounding the Masters Economics degree.

Master of Science Analytics Program Fee

The fee structure is $25,000 per year to support the program.

College of Architecture Graduate Program Fee

The fee structure is $1000 for each fall and spring to those entering into the program Fall 2013 and then to all in the program Fall 2014 forward. The program fee will be applied to full-time College of Architecture graduate students enrolled for nine credit hours or more at Texas A&M University. The program will be pro-rated for part-time students. The fee will be charged for each of the colleges graduate degree programs.

Law School Program Fee

The fee structure for Full-time students taking 13-16 hours is $33,092.00 and for those Part-time students taking 9-12 hours is $24,069.00.

Mays MBA Program Fee

The fee structure is $6,424 to new majors, $5,424 (entering in 2010), $5,000 (entering in 2011), $4,000 (entering in 2009-2010). The fee is used to support the MBA Program office, Graduate Business Career Services, and the various activities of the Mays MBA Program.

Mays Masters' Program Fee

The fee structure is $1700 (entering in 2013), $700 (entering in 2009-2012) for each fall and spring semester and $200 for each five week summer session. The fee supports the Graduate Business Career Services office and other placement and admission resources for Mays Masters students.

Thesis/Dissertation/Record of Study Fee (Processing Fee)

This fee includes the review, processing and archiving of each thesis/dissertation/record of study. Archival formats include microfilm or digital storage. The fee does not include binding of personal copies. Information on binding personal copies is available at the Thesis Office or on the Web site thesis.tamu.edu.
Masters fee: $110
Doctoral fee: $170

Independent International Study Fee

A $100 fee covering services provided by Study Abroad Programs associated with students who elect to go abroad and transfer credit back to Texas A&M. Such services include advising students and departments on key issues and procedures before, during and after programs abroad; overseeing transfer credit paperwork; maintaining library and computer resources for those who want to pursue independent opportunities abroad; and overseeing issues related to affiliated programs abroad.

New Student Orientation

A non-refundable new student orientation fee of $75 is charged to all students who attend a new student conference.

New Graduate Student Fee

A non-refundable new graduate student fee of $50.00 is charged to all new graduate students. The fee is used to support the Graduate Studies office related to recruitment and new graduate student activities.

New International Student Orientation

A non-refundable new international student orientation fee of $35 is charged to all new international students.

ROTC Uniform Rental

Cadets enrolled in Army, Air Force or Naval ROTC will be furnished the basic cadet uniforms. Cadets who are not enrolled in ROTC (Drills and Ceremonies Cadets) are required to pay a rental charge per semester for use of uniforms. For more information on corps uniforms, please see Corps of Cadets.

Sponsored International Students

An administrative fee not to exceed $500 per semester or summer session (all or part thereof) will be required to support international sponsored students whose programs are coordinated through Sponsored Student Programs, unless these fees are waived as part of negotiated contractual agreements.

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Deposits

General Deposit

A deposit of $100 is required of every student to insure the institution against losses, damages, and breakage for which the student is responsible, or to be used to offset in part amounts owed by the student to the institution. General deposits are returned to students, less any such amounts owed to the institution, within a reasonable period after the date of the student's withdrawal or graduation from the institution, not to exceed 180 days. The deposit retention period provides the University sufficient time to identify all amounts owed, and to determine if the student intends to enroll in the semester or summer session immediately following the student's withdrawal or graduation or, if the student withdraws or graduates in the spring semester, in the next fall semester. If a student leaves the University without graduating or officially withdrawing, they must submit a written request to Student Business Services to receive a refund of their deposit. Deposits for students that do not graduate, withdraw or otherwise request a refund remain on file for four years. Those deposits are forfeited to the University’s General Deposit Scholarship Fund, after deducting any amounts owed the University.

Room Deposit

A deposit of $300 is required to apply for a room in a residence hall. It will be retained as a deposit against damage or late cancellation or to keep the application on an active waiting list. A reservation may be canceled and the deposit refunded upon request prior to signing a housing contract. For more information, visit reslife.tamu.edu.

College of Business Administration Masters Enrollment Deposit

$500 applied to first semester registration charges for students who complete enrollment. Deposit is forfeited for students who fail to enroll for classes.

Mays MIS Enrollment Deposit

$500 applied to first semester registration charges for students who complete enrollment. Deposit is forfeited for students who fail to enroll for classes.

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Refund Policy

Fee Adjustments for Courses Dropped and Added

A student may drop courses during the first five days of a fall or spring semester (first four days of a summer term). Students also may drop classes with special permission of the dean between the 6th and 12th class days. Full refunds will be given for courses dropped during these periods provided the student remains enrolled in at least one class. Refunds will not be issued for classes dropped after the 12th class day. Any credit balance on a student account as a result of dropping courses will not be refunded until after the fifth class day. As of the first day of the semester, students may not drop all of their courses through the drop/add process, but instead must go to the office of their Dean to officially withdraw. A student may add courses during the first seven days of a fall or spring semester.

Withdrawal from the University

Once the University has accepted payment for tuition and fees, a student is considered officially enrolled unless otherwise restricted from enrolling.

Stopping payment on a check for fees or allowing the check to be returned unpaid by the bank for any reason does not constitute official withdrawal. The withdrawal process is done in the Dean's Office of the college in which a student is registered. A withdrawal form will be issued in the Dean's Office that will explain exactly what the student needs to do. Failure to follow procedures for withdrawing from the University may result in financial penalties and delays with future enrollment in the University. Once a student registers, he or she is responsible for the total fees assessed regardless of whether the installment option is used. Refund percentages are applied to total fees assessed and not the amount paid. This means that students who withdraw before paying all installments may, in the event of withdrawal, still owe the University.

International students must go by the International Student Services Office before withdrawing to determine if doing so will affect their visa status.

Financial Aid Recipients should talk to a Financial Aid Counselor before withdrawing. Students receiving funds awarded by the Scholarship and Financial Aid Department should be aware of policies regarding withdrawal from the University. These policies are consistent with Federal regulation. Calculation of tuition and fee refunds due to withdrawal are based on all charges the University has assessed the student. When a student has elected various optional services charged to their fee statement, the total dollar value of these optional services will also be used to determine whether repayment of any grant or Federal Perkins Loan will be required. Federal regulations require a pro-rata refund calculation for all first time students who receive Title IV and certain State student aid at a post-secondary institution of higher education who withdraw during a payment period (semester). The length of time during which a refund must be calculated is up to 60% of the payment period. First time students include freshmen and transfers.

Athletes should see their academic advisor in the Athletic Department before initiating the withdrawal process.

Any credit balance on a student account as a result of officially withdrawing from the university will be held for 30 days after the official withdrawal date. The reason for the delay is so that all charges and fines may be totaled from the various departments and applied to the refund.

Tuition and Fee Adjustments

*Tuition and fee adjustments shall be made to students officially withdrawing from the University for charges listed below according to the following refund schedule: Tuition and required fees.

Fall and Spring Semester and 10 Week Summer Session

Time PeriodRefund
By 5 p.m. on the last business day before the first day of class 100 percent
During the first five class days 80 percent
During the second five class days 70 percent
During the third five class days 50 percent
During the fourth five class days 25 percent
After the fourth five class days None

Summer Term of more than 5 weeks but less than 10 weeks

Time PeriodRefund
By 5 p.m. on the last business day before the first day of class 100 percent
During the first, second or third class day 80 percent
During the fourth, fifth or sixth class day 50 percent
Seventh day of class and thereafter None

Summer Term of 5 weeks or less

Time PeriodRefund
By 5 p.m. on the last business day before the first day of class 100 percent
During the first class day 80 percent
During the second class day 50 percent
During the third class day and thereafter None

Residence Hall Rent/Deposit

If a student withdraws, moves off campus or in any other way terminates the academic year housing contract, a refund of residence hall rent may be made according to the above schedule. Any changes to the rent refund schedule will be detailed in the housing contract. The academic year contract period is from the time the contract is signed to the end of the fourth week of classes in the spring semester. Exceptions to this policy may be made for students who cancel their contract for the following reasons: co-op or student teaching assignment, academic restriction, graduation and medical withdrawal with necessary paperwork. Any cancellations made after the first day of classes for the fall semester, will result in additional late penalties.

Athletic Refunds

Refunds are not allowed for individual games or games missed. Prorated refunds will be given only in the event of withdrawal from the University. For information on refunds, contact the Athletic Business Office at (979) 845-2313.

Meal Plan Refunds

No meal plan refunds or conversions will be allowed after the fourth week of class.

Identification Card

No refunds are given for the ID Card Fee.

Parking

Customers wanting to park only for a portion of the year may return the permit any time before July 31 for a prorated refund. NOTE: Customers who return their permit lose their priority as a previous customer. See Assignment Process.

Yearbook

Yearbook charges are refundable in full during the semester in which payment is made. Thereafter, no refunds will be made on canceled orders. Yearbooks must be picked up during the academic year in which they are published. Students who will not be on campus when the yearbooks are published, usually by September 1, must pay a mailing and handling fee. Yearbooks will not be held, nor will they be mailed, without payment of the mailing and handling fee. Refunds will not be made on books not picked up within one semester of the publication date. Refunds will not be made before 21 days from the date of payment. *Refund policies contained herein reflect policies in effect at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Reductions in Rates for Late Entry to the University

No reduction will be made in the charge of room rent and board in case of entrance within 10 days after the opening of a semester or summer term, nor will a refund be made in case of withdrawal during the last 10 days of a semester or summer term, or the last days for which payment is made.

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