UT Dallas 2013 Graduate Catalog

Tuition and Required Fees

As a state-supported institution of higher education, The University of Texas at Dallas is required to comply with all state laws in the assessment and collection of tuition, fees, and deposits. The tuition, fees, and deposits listed herein are subject to change by legislative or regental action and changes become effective on the date enacted. Pursuant to Chapter 54, Texas Education Code, each student who registers is required to pay tuition and fees appropriate to the student's residence classification and according to the number of semester hours for which he or she has registered. It is the student's responsibility to establish, prior to registration, the correct residence classification through the Office of the Registrar. Likewise, any student wishing to request a change of residence status for tuition purposes should do so through the Office of the Registrar. This will require completion of a residency questionnaire and the provision of documents to support the claim of Texas residency, prior to the census day. The student will be charged tuition based on the residency in the student system until official changes have been made. Rules and regulations for determining residency are found at www.utdallas.edu/residency. Final authority of appeal for review of residence decisions rests with the Office of the Registrar.

In accordance with state laws, a student is not entitled to enter a class or laboratory until registered and all tuition, fees, and deposits have been paid. The University cannot accept personal checks for amounts in excess of the total registration cost.

The University of Texas at Dallas utilizes a consolidated tuition rate, which is capped at 15 semester credit hours for all students. The consolidated tuition and fee rates cover all academic program costs; including tuition, mandatory fees, and most of the college and course incidental fees. Additional fees that will be charged separately are: field trip fees, supplemental designated tuition fees, and distance education fees. The Tuition and Fee Tables can be found on the Bursar Office website.

Residency Classification for Tuition Purposes

Residency classification for tuition purposes at Texas colleges or universities is in accordance with Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 21, Subchapter B of the Texas Administrative Code and the rules of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for determining residence status. A person classified as a nonresident for tuition purposes may qualify, under certain exceptions specified in the rules, for resident tuition rates and other charges, while he or she continues to be classified as a nonresident for tuition purposes. Two helpful websites concerning residency classification for tuition purposes provided by the State are Texas Administrative Code website and www.collegeforalltexans.com. Please consult The University of Texas at Dallas' website for residency information and procedures, www.utdallas.edu/residency.

For residents of Oklahoma, tuition is the Texas resident rate shown plus thirty dollars ($30.00) per semester credit hour. Oklahoma residents must apply for this tuition waiver each semester through the Office of Financial Aid.

Guaranteed Tuition Plan

Beginning fall 2007, The University of Texas at Dallas introduced the Guaranteed Tuition Plan. The Guaranteed Tuition Plan is designed to help new students and their families better plan for the cost of a college education, while allowing the University to maintain the quality of its academic programs. Under the terms of the plan, graduate students enrolling at UT Dallas for the first time for the fall 2013, spring 2014 and summer 2014 semesters are charged for tuition and mandatory fees fixed at the fall 2013 rates for all succeeding semesters through the summer of 2017. The charges per semester credit hour for tuition and mandatory fees at UT Dallas depend on the number of hours for which a student enrolls. Other user fees for courses and services including, for example, parking, and housing fees, are subject to change. More information on the Guaranteed Tuition Plan can be found at http://www.utdallas.edu/tuition.

In the event a student is unable to complete their degree requirements in four years, that student will be advanced to the subsequent Guaranteed Tuition rate. Students enrolling after three consecutive semesters have elapsed will be placed in the Guaranteed Tuition Rate plan applicable to all new incoming students.

Students who graduate from UT Dallas before their rate plan expires may retain their current Guaranteed Tuition Rate as a graduate student. Additionally, if the student maintains consecutive enrollment and reaches the end of their Guaranteed Tuition Rate period, they will be moved to the next subsequent Guaranteed Tuition Rate plan. Students enrolling after three consecutive semesters have elapsed will be placed in the Guaranteed Tuition Rate plan applicable to all new incoming students.

Students who have not paid in full or enrolled in a payment plan by the posted payment deadline may have their registration cancelled. If a student's registration is canceled for nonpayment, and that student wishes to reinstate registration, a reinstatement fee in addition to any late fees and tuition and fees will be charged. See the online fee schedules at www.utdallas.edu/bursar/tuition/fees for fees associated with course reinstatement. No student will be reinstated in a closed course.

Students who have not completed the payment of all tuition and fees by the end of the semester will be subject to one or more of the following actions at the University's option: bar against readmission at this institution; withholding of grades, degree, and official transcript; and all penalties and actions authorized by law.

Students may refer to the http://www.utdallas.edu/student/registrar/calendar] Academic Calendar or the Tuition and Fees Schedule for information regarding payment and refund deadlines.

Students will be given notice on their tuition bill, tuition receipt or an email in connection with tuition charges, of the amount of his/her tuition payment that is required to be set aside to provide financial assistance for students enrolled at the institution per the Texas Education Code, Section 56.014.

Tuition Installment Payments

A student enrolled a full term fall, spring or eleven-week summer semesters may elect to pay tuition and fees under the installment payment plan (Section 54.007, Texas Education Code). The installment plan allows the student to pay their tuition and fee balance in three equal payments. A $25.00 fee per semester will be assessed to each student who elects to pay by installments. Additionally, a late payment fee of $30.00 for delinquent payment will be assessed each time an installment is not paid by the date it is due. If the installment is not paid in full by the third due date, it begins accruing interest at the rate of 10% per year until it is paid in full.

Nonpayment of Debt

A student who fails to provide full payment of loans, tuition, and fees, including late fees assessed, to the University when the payments are due is subject to one or more of the following actions at the University's option:

  • Classes may be cancelled;
  • Bar against registration and/or readmission to the institution;
  • Withholding of grades, diploma, and official transcript; and
  • All penalties and collection actions authorized by law.

Students must pay by the published deadline to avoid late fees and/or possible dropping of classes. Students should NOT expect classes to be automatically dropped for nonpayment. Please be advised it is the student's responsibility to confirm that he/she has been dropped from all classes for nonpayment to avoid being assessed late fees or penalties.

Tuition for Excessive Doctoral Hours

For a doctoral student enrolling for the first time in Fall 1999 or after, Section 54.012, Texas Education Code, establishes a maximum number of doctoral hours that a doctoral student may attempt while paying tuition at the rate provided for Texas residents. Attempted hours include all doctoral hours taken at a Texas institution of higher education for which a student was registered as of Census Day, including, but not limited to, courses that have been repeated, failed, and courses from which the student withdrew. The maximum is 99 doctoral hours. A student who exceeds the maximum hours may be charged tuition at the rate charged nonresident doctoral students. The higher tuition rate applies only to those doctoral semester credit hours that exceed 99 hours.

Partial Tuition and Fee Exemptions

As a state-sponsored institution of higher education in Texas, The University of Texas at Dallas is authorized to award partial tuition and/or fee exemptions to a student who qualifies based on statutory criteria. Exemptions are available to the highest ranking graduates of accredited Texas high schools, certain students who were adopted and subject to an adoption assistance agreement, certain early high school graduates (unfunded through the 2012-13 academic year), certain students who have been under the conservatorship of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, certain students who were dependent children receiving financial assistance during their last year of public high school (unfunded through the 2012-13 academic year), certain students who are suffering economic hardship, certain students who are enrolled only in distance/off campus learning courses, certain residents of Texas who served in the armed forces of the United States, certain dependent children and stepchildren of members who currently serve in the armed forces of the United States who are Texas residents or eligible for resident tuition (unfunded through the 2012-13 academic year), members of the state military forces; Texas residents classified by the U.S. Department of Defense as prisoners of war on or after January 1, 1999, children of POWs/MIAs, students from other nations of the western hemisphere, blind or deaf students, certain individuals taking a course at an institution under an interinstitutional academic program agreement, but who are enrolled primarily at another institution, military personnel, certain residents of Texas who were permanently disabled when performing duties as Texas peace officers, children and spouses of disabled/deceased firefighters and peace officers, firefighters enrolled in Fire Science classes, children and spouses of disabled/deceased/MIA Texas veterans, children of professional nursing program faculty, surviving spouses and minor children of certain police, security or emergency personnel killed in the line of duty. Senior citizens who are age 65 or older as of Census Day may be exempted from tuition for up to six semester credit hours each semester or summer term if space is available. For additional information, please see the College for All Texans website regarding exemptions. Individuals who feel they may qualify under this section are requested to contact the Office of Financial Aid at 972-883-2941.

Tuition Tables (Fee Schedules)

Tuition tables for current semesters may be found on the Bursar Office website or through the Galaxy portal during registration.

Tuition and fees are subject to change by legislative or regental action.

The Texas Legislature does not set the specific amount for any particular fee. The student fees assessed to students are authorized by state statute; however, the specific fee amounts and the determination to increase fees are made by the University administration and The University of Texas System Board of Regents. Changes in tuition and fees will be effective upon date of enactment and will be reflected in fees and tuition charged. Specific tuition and fees for each term can be found on the Bursar Office website. Students taking courses in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences may be required to purchase professional liability insurance if they are in certain clinical experiences.

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