It is the student's responsibility to ensure that payment is received in Student Business Services by the University-established due dates announced each semester.
Fee Payment. Student registration is not complete and enrollment is not official until payment is made on tuition and fees. Tuition and fees may be paid using one of the following options (payment option plans are not available for summer terms):
Option 1:Payment of the total amount due;
Option 2:Payment of one-half of the amount due initially, one-fourth prior to the sixth class week, and the final one-fourth prior to the eleventh class week.
Failure to make an initial payment by the due date will result in the cancellation of the registration. Failure to make payments under the installment payment plan will result in the addition of late charges. A student who fails to make full payment of tuition and fees including any incidental fees by the due date may be prohibited from registering for classes until full payment is made. A student who fails to make full payment prior to the end of the semester may be denied credit for the work done that semester. Failure to make any payment prior to the twentieth class day of the long term and the fifteenth class day of the summer term will result in cancellation of the registration. Any student registering or reregistering after the twentieth class day of the long term or the fifteenth class day of a summer term will be charged a $100 post census day matriculation fee in addition to tuition and other applicable fees. Fee payment information and payment due dates for each registration will be printed on the student's registration and billing information sheet (class schedule) provided at the time of registration.
Installment Payment Plan. Paying on the installment plan constitutes agreement to pay according to the payment schedule as mandated by the Education Code. The first installment payment must be no less than one-half (50%) of the total amount due. The second and third installments may be made in increments of one-half of the remaining balance for each installment. A billing fee of $10 per semester will be charged on the second installment billing. Billings will be mailed to the student's permanent legal address in the Student Registration System unless the student has requested a Special Billing Address Request through Student Business Services. PLEASE KEEP ADDRESSES CURRENT.
For students who register within the designated preregistration dates for each semester or summer term, bills will be mailed to the student's permanent address and payment must be made on or before the stated due date. Students who register after the designated preregistration dates for each semester or summer term will not be mailed a bill and these students must pay at Student Business Services by the University-established due date for each semester or summer term.
Students should refer to the Schedule of Classes published each semester for more detailed and updated registration and payment procedures.
Late Payment Charge. Board of Regents policy mandates that a $25 late charge be assessed the first working day following the University established due date(s). Postmarks will not be a consideration for assessment of this charge. Other carrier difficulties are NOT the responsibility of Texas Tech University and will not be a consideration.
Late Registration Fee. Students permitted to register after classes begin will be charged a late registration fee of $25.
Returned Check Charge. A $25 returned check charge will be assessed for each check returned unpaid from the bank. Returned checks that are for the student's initial tuition and fee payment are subject to cancellation of their registration if not paid or claimed by the date indicated in the returned check notification letter from Student Business Services. Responsibility for claiming a returned check, regardless of the maker, rests with the student.
Post Census Day Matriculation Fee. A student permitted to register and/or pay after the twentieth class day of a long semester or the fifteenth class day of a summer term will be assessed a fee of $100. This fee is in addition to the late payment penalty and the late registration fee. The amount of the reinstatement fee is subject to change by Board action without prior notice.
Financial Aid. Students who receive prior approval for financial assistance through the Student Financial Aid Office must make certain that the "balance due" remaining on their tuition and fees account is received in Student Business Services by the due date.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that his or her address is correct and current. All address changes should be handled through the Registrar's Office.
The University is not responsible for cancellation of a student's registration due to mail problems or failure on the part of the student or paying party to see that payment is mailed far enough in advance of the University-established due date to ensure arrival in Student Business Services.
Tuition Fees. Doctoral students registering for the fall 1998 semester or later with 130 or more doctoral hours will pay out-of-state tuition (full cost of education); doctoral students registering for the fall 1999 semester or later with 99 or more doctoral hours will pay out-of-state tuition (full cost). These fees may not be waived by virtue of employment or scholarship.
Graduate Program Tuition. Students enrolled in graduate level courses will be charged a per credit hour charge in addition to regular tuition. Students should contact the college offering the course for questions or concerns.
Charges in addition to regular tuition are as follows:
Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources--$36
Arts and Sciences:
Theatre & Dance, Public Administration--$23
All other Arts and Sciences--$21
Other Graduate Programs--$23
Tuition for Resident Students Other than the School of Law. For legal resident students of the state of Texas, tuition is $36 per semester credit hour. This rate will increase to $38 per semester credit hour (by state law) effective for the fall 1999 semester. The total of such charges shall not be less than $120.
Tuition for Nonresident Students Other than the School of Law and Graduate Students from the States of New Mexico and Oklahoma. For nonresident students, the tuition is $249 per semester credit hour.
Tuition for Resident Students of the School of Law. For legal resident students of the state of Texas, registered in the School of Law, the tuition fee, each semester, is $160 per semester credit hour.
Tuition for Nonresident Students of the School of Law. For nonresident students registered in the School of Law, the tuition fee, each semester, is $329 per semester credit hour.
Tuition for Graduate Nonresident Students Living in Counties Adjacent to Texas Who Are Legal Residents of Arkansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The graduate nonresident tuition rate for residents of the states of Arkansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma who are legal residents of a county adjacent to Texas is $36 per semester credit hour. This rate will increase to $38 per semester credit hour (by state law) effective for the fall 1999 semester.
Tuition for Graduate Nonresident Students NOT Living in Counties Adjacent to Texas Who Are Legal Residents of Arkansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The graduate nonresident tuition rate for residents of the states of Arkansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma who are legal residents of a county that is NOT adjacent to Texas is $249 per semester credit hour.
General Fees. The following fees are in effect during the fall 1998 semester. They are subject to change by the University Board of Regents and/or the Texas Legislature and will not necessarily be the same for the fall 1999 semester.
General Property Deposit. A deposit of $10 is required from each student enrolled in the University to cover laboratory breakage, library fines, or loss or damage to library property while in the student's possession or use.
Students are required to maintain a balance of $10 in their property deposit account. If the balance is below this amount they will be charged an additional fee sufficient to bring the account balance to $10. The deposit, less charges, will be refunded at the student's request after all charges have been drawn against the deposit following the student's graduation or withdrawal from the University. Deposits will be held up to 90 days after the close of a semester or term, or after a student withdraws during a semester or term, so that all charges and fines may be accumulated from the various departments.
Under state law, deposits which remain without call for a refund for a period of four years from the date of last attendance will be forfeited and transferred to the Student Property Deposit Scholarship Account.
Laboratory Fees.For each enrollment in a laboratory course, a fee of not less than $2 and not more than $30 per semester is charged for each course.
Library Fee.A fee of $2 per semester credit hour will be charged to each student enrolled.
University Center Fee.This is a mandatory fee of $30 authorized by state law for all students enrolled for 3 semester hours or more for the long semester. The fee is $15 per summer term.
Medical Services Fee.This is a mandatory fee authorized by state law to be paid each semester and summer term by every student enrolled for 4 semester hours or more. The fee is $52 for the long semester and $26 for the summer term.
Institutional Tuition. This mandatory fee of $36 per semester hour authorized by the Legislature is payable each semester and summer term.
Course Fee.A fee of $3 minimum and $45 maximum is charged for each course in which a student is enrolled.
Information Technology Fee.A fee of $6 per semester credit hour will be charged to each student enrolled.
Auditing Fee.Students enrolled for 5 semester credit hours or less in a summer term or 11 semester credit hours in the long semester must pay a fee of $10 for the privilege of auditing a course after they have received written permission from the dean of the college in which the course is taught and from the instructor.
Students enrolled for 6 or more semester credit hours in the summer or 12 or more credit hours in the long semester who have obtained written permission from the dean and the instructor may audit a course without paying an additional fee.
Diploma Fee.The cost of a student's diploma will be funded by the University. However, the cost of replacing an original diploma will be borne by the graduate. A $16 fee will cover the cost of printing and mailing replacement diplomas.
Diploma Insert Fee.Reapplication for graduation. $2.
Identification Card Fee.This is a $2.50 fee to be paid each semester or term. A fee of $10 will be charged for card replacement and $5 will be charged for revalidation.
Duplicate Fee Receipt.A fee of 50 cents will be charged for each duplicate fee receipt issued.
Transcript Fee.Copies of a student's transcript are available upon written request to the registrar's office. A copy of the transcript includes only the academic record accumulated at Texas Tech; copies of transcripts furnished from other institutions become the property of Texas Tech and will not be furnished by the University. The cost is $2 per copy, payable in advance. All transcript requests must be made by the student and must be in writing. Adequate advance notice, normally one week, is required for transcript processing.
Student Services Fee.Each student is required to pay this fee based on the number of semester credit hours for which he or she is enrolled. The required fee and the services to which the student is then entitled are as follows:
|Credit Hours||Required||For Services Of|
|1||$ 9.60||Learning Center|
|Law School Student Government|
|Student Organization Advisement|
|Health Sciences Center|
|University Counseling Center|
|Attorney for Students|
|Career Planning and Placement|
| Texas Tech Band
|4||38.40||All Group I Services|
|6||57.60||Texas Tech Choral Organizations|
|7||67.20||Texas Tech Symphony Orchestra|
|8||76.80|| Campus Transportation System
|9||86.40||All Group I & II Services|
|11||105.60|| University Theatre
|12 or more||115.00||All Group I, II, & III Services|
|(Intramurals, Facilities, Aquatic Center, Sports Clubs)|
*Students required to pay for Group I services may, at their option, elect to pay $76.80 for Group II services, $105.60 for Group III services, or $115.00 for Group IV services.
**Students required to pay for Group II services may, at their option, elect to pay $105.60 for Group III services, or $115.00 for Group IV services.
***Students required to pay for Group III services may, at their option, elect to pay $115.00 for Group IV services.
Motor Vehicle Fees.A fee is required for all motor vehicles to be parked on the campus at any time. A schedule of these fees, together with other vehicle information, is contained in the publication University Traffic and Parking Regulations, available at the Traffic and Parking Office or at the University Police Department.
International Education Fee.This is a fee of $1 to be paid each semester and summer term by every student enrolled in the University. The fee is to assist students enrolled in international student exchange or study programs.
International Student Fee.A mandatory fee of $30 will be charged to each nonimmigrant student at each enrollment.
Music Fees for Private Instruction. Additional fees, payable at the time of registration, are charged for individual instruction in voice, piano, organ, strings, and wind instruments in the following courses in applied music:
MUAP 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002, 3001, 3002, 4001, 4002, 5001 (1 hour each)$15; (summer$6)
MUAP 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002, 3001, 3002, 4001, 4002, 5001 (2 to 4 hours each )$30; (summer$12)
Fee for Binding Theses and Dissertations. The charge for binding theses and dissertations is $12 per copy, plus applicable tax; $7.50 for architectural theses. For the three required (official) copies, there is a $40 total charge. This includes a $4 handling fee to cover preparation and shipping to the commercial binder. The total charge for dissertations is $90, which includes $50 for microfilming.
Refund of Fees. Any tuition and/or other fees refundable as a result of class schedule changes will be processed and mailed no later than the 35th class day. Refunds will be in accordance with the following schedule:
1st class day through 4th class day--100%
After 4th class day--None
Fall or Spring
1st class day through 12th class day--100%
After 12th class day--None
Students who withdraw or drop their enrollment to zero credit hours should refer to the withdrawal refund schedule listed below.
Withdrawal. Students withdrawing officially during a semester either at their request or at the request of the University because of failure to comply with a condition upon which enrollment was approved may be eligible to receive a refund of tuition and fees. Depending on when the student withdraws, the student will be required to pay at least the percentage of the total bill corresponding to the period of withdrawal shown in the following table. The refund due to the student will be the amount paid in excess of the percentage amount due. If a student has paid less than the percentage due, the student will be required to pay the balance of that amount.
Withdrawal-- Percentage of Fees Due
Fall or Spring
Before 1st class day--None
1st five class days--20%
2nd five class days--30%
3rd five class days.--50%
4th five class days--75%
21st class day or later.--100%
Withdrawal-- Percentage of Fees Due
Before 1st class day--None
1st, 2nd, or 3rd class day--20%
4th, 5th, or 6th class day--50%
7th class day or later.--100%
Phaseout of Fee Waivers. Pursuant to a 1997 ruling by the Texas Attorney General, fee waivers formerly allowed to graduate students employed at least half-time by the University, as well as on certain scholarships, will no longer be available to students beginning graduate study in the fall of 1998 or later.
Exemption from Nonresident Tuition.
Faculty and Their Dependents. Texas law provides that nonresident faculty and their spouses or children are entitled to register and pay fees required for Texas residents. This exemption is extended to only those persons appointed at least one-half time on a regular monthly basis in one of the faculty ranks as defined in University policies. Questions concerning this exemption may be directed to Student Business Services.
Teaching or Research Assistants, Graduate Part-time Instructors, and Their Dependents. Texas law provides that nonresident teaching or research assistants, graduate part-time instructors, and their spouses or children are entitled to register and pay fees required for Texas residents. This exemption is extended only to those teaching or research assistants appointed at least one-half time and remunerated at a rate established by the Provost and in a position that relates to the student's degree program.
A Teaching Assistant is defined as a graduate student employed in support of the teaching mission of the unit who is responsible for, or in charge of, a class or class section or a quiz drill or laboratory section.
A Research Assistant is defined as a graduate student employed in support of the research mission of the unit as its director or faculty, in laboratory, library, field or computer, or such other activity as may assist the unit's research effort.
Application forms for the exemptions outlined in this section are available in Student Business Services, 163 Drane Hall.
Effective with the fall 1998 semester, the Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, and Graduate Part-time Instructor exemption-waiver is available only to graduate students who began graduate study prior to the fall 1998 semester and are continuously enrolled as a graduate student for fall and spring semesters. Faculty are no longer eligible for this exemption-waiver beginning with the 1998 fall semester. However, faculty will be eligible for the Nonresident Faculty Exemption. Graduate students who begin study on or after the fall 1998 semester will still be eligible to pay only tuition as required of Texas residents. This exemption-waiver will be taken at face value once it is received in Student Business Services. However, an audit will be conducted to verify employment status and to ensure the student or employee's continuous enrollment.
Military Personnel. Military personnel and dependents must establish their eligibility for exemptions each semester in order to qualify for in-state tuition. Forms and information are available in the Office of Admissions and Records, 124 West Hall.
Veterans' Exemptions From Fees Under the Hazlewood Act. Men and women who were legal residents of Texas at the time of entry into the Armed Forces, who have been legal residents of Texas for a period of not less than 12 months immediately preceding their registration in Texas Tech University, and who hold an honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States after service during the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, or the Korean War, are by state law exempt from the payment of tuition, dues, and fees excluding property deposit fees, student services fees, and charges for room and board. These exemptions also apply to the children of members of the United States Armed Forces who were killed in action or died while in the service during World War II or the Korean War. Exemptions are also granted to all persons who were honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States after serving on active military duty, excluding training, for more than 180 days during the Cold War which began on the date of the termination of the national emergency referred to as the Korean War. Exemptions are not granted to persons who were discharged from the services because of being over the age of 38 or because of a personal request on the part of such person to be discharged from such service.
Discharge papers must be presented by the student to the Registrar, who will in turn certify the student's eligibility to the Office of Accounting and Finance.
Veterans are not eligible for the above-outlined benefits under state law if they are eligible to receive any federally funded educational benefits. Such benefits would include Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, or State Student Incentive Grants. Veterans must have exhausted all eligibility for educational benefits through the Veterans Administration.
Senior Citizens Who Are 55 Years of Age or Older. Student who are 55 years of age or older on the first class day may be allowed to enroll for credit in up to 6 hours of courses offered each semester or summer term without payment of tuition if space is available.
Senior Citizens Who are 65 Years of Age or Older. Students who are 65 years of age or older on the first class day may be allowed to enroll for credit in up to 6 hours of courses offered each semester or summer term without payment of tuition of space is available. Students in this age group may also be allowed to audit any course offered without payment of a fee if space is available.
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LAST UPDATE: 11-20-98