Exceptions to Flat Rate Tuition and Fee Policy

All Exceptions will expire and will no longer be available at the end of the Spring 2009 term.

In response to student concerns, the President of the University approved several adjustments that will provide rebates to certain returning students who registered for the first time prior to summer 05 and who were enrolled in spring of 05, subject to the following conditions:

  • They completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in an academic year including those completed during a summer term and whose total charges for all hours taken exceed those that would have been charged had they been assessed on a per hour basis. An academic year begins with the fall term and continues through the next spring and summer terms.
    • Note: Due to federal student financial aid constraints and other considerations this rebate will be calculated at the end of the summer semester and applied to tuition and fee charges if the student enrolls for the subsequent fall semester.
  • Graduating students
    • Graduating seniors may be eligible for a rebate from flat tuition charges for the semester in which they graduate, if they need to take fewer than 15 hours to graduate in that semester.
      • The rebate will be granted automatically after the student has fulfilled the rebate requirements and has officially graduated.

For both returning students and graduating students, rebates will be applied against any outstanding charges to the University and/or to reduce the balance of institutional, state or federal loans first, before amounts are refunded to the student.

Students not eligible for a rebate of flat rate tuition and fees:

  • Students who enroll in Texas A&M University as new or readmitted students for the first time during Summer/Fall 2005 and thereafter.
  • Students who fail to register for the next fall semester.
  • Students who fail to successfully complete 30 semester credit hours.

For returning students, rebates will be determined at the end of the semester and automatically applied to the student's account for the next semester.

For graduating students, any outstanding charges will be deducted and the balance will be refunded by mail or direct deposit if the student has chosen that option.

DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPEAL for a rebate under the above conditions. However, if you feel you qualified for a rebate and did not receive one, you may contact Student Business Services. If Student Business Services determines that circumstances do not support a rebate and that you do not qualify, you may appeal Student Business Service's decision at that time.


Appealing the Flat Rate Tuition and Fees Policy

A University Student Fiscal Appeals Panel will consider appeals involving issues related to the application of university student fiscal policy. Fiscal policy prescribed by state and/or Federal law shall not be appealed.

Appeals must be submitted in WRITTEN FORM and must be based on extenuating circumstances that were or are beyond the student's control which may include, but are not limited to, illness, injury, death in the family, call up for military service, or other extraordinary conditions that affect learning. A student must provide compelling evidence to support their appeal, including verifiable supporting documentation.