Additional Fees

Flat rate tuition covers most program and service related costs. The following fees are charged to defray the costs of specific programs and services.

Affiliated studies registration fee. The fee of $600 per semester or summer session defrays costs associated with registration, record keeping, and certification for students participating in sanctioned study abroad programs.

Concurrent enrollment. When a student registers at two public Texas institutions of higher education at the same time, section 54.011 of the Texas Education Code provides for the following tuition procedure:

  1. The student must register first at the institution with the lower minimum tuition and pay the full tuition charge.
  2. Normally, only the hourly rate is paid at the second institution. However, if the minimum amount is less at the first institution, the student must pay the difference in the two minimums to the second institution, but not less than the hourly rate.

Other required and optional fees are billed by each institution at its regularly authorized rates.

A student who registers first at the University (if the University is the institution with the lower tuition rate) and then at a second public institution must complete a Request for Concurrent Enrollment form. The form is available in the Office of the Registrar, MAI 1.

Duplicate fee receipt. A charge of $1 is assessed for a duplicate fee receipt. The charge must be paid to the Office of Accounting Cashiers when the application for a duplicate receipt is submitted. The application must be submitted by the student whose name appears on the fee receipt.

Field trip fees. Students in courses that include a field trip are assessed a fee to defray transportation and related costs of the trip.

Freshman and transfer orientation program fees.  A fee of $175 is assessed for all first-time freshmen attending a summer orientation program.  A fee of $65 is assessed for new transfer students attending a summer orientation program. Additional room and board charges also apply.

For first-time freshmen and new transfer students enrolling in a summer session or the spring semester, a fee of $50 is assessed for a one-day orientation program.

General deposit. A fee of $10 is assessed for every student in the first semester of enrollment to help offset the cost of property loss or damage and nonpayment of any University billing. The deposit, less outstanding charges, is returned on request when the student leaves the University with no intention to return. Applications for refund are available online and in Student Accounts Receivable, MAI 4. A general deposit that remains without request for refund for four years from the date of the student’s last attendance at the University is forfeited to the Student Property Deposit Scholarships.

In absentia fee. The fee for in absentia registration for graduate students is $25. There is no fee for undergraduate students with an in absentia registration.

International student health insurance fee. International students holding nonimmigrant visas are assessed a fee that reflects the actual cost of the premium for health insurance. The fee varies, matching the premium for approved UT System student insurance plans.

International insurance administrative fee. A fee to defray the costs associated with complying with the UT System’s requirement for all enrolled international students to have valid insurance coverage. The fee is based on the insurance coverage type.

International student support services fee. A fee of $125.00 per semester is assessed to international students to defray costs associated with orientation; immigration advising and compliance; and support services.

Independent student and research registration fee. The fee of $600 per semester or summer session defrays costs associated with registration, record keeping, and certification for students enrolled in international study and research (ISR).

Joint and cooperative program fees. The University has agreements with several other University of Texas System institutions that allow students to enroll in courses at the other institution. Tuition and required fees for full-time students are normally paid at the degree-granting campus and allocated by that unit to the other institution involved. Graduate students enrolled at the University may apply for admission to another University of Texas System institution through the appropriate dean’s office at that institution. Evidence of support from the University should include the approval of the graduate dean. Programs are available only where formal agreements exist between institutions.

Late registration charge. A student who registers late is assessed a charge to defray the cost of the extra services required to effect the late registration. Late registration periods are identified in the Course Schedule. In the fall and spring semesters, the late registration charge is $25 through the fourth class day of a semester, $50 from the fifth through the twelfth class day, and $200 after the twelfth class day. In the summer session, the late registration charge is $25 through the second class day, $50 from the third through the fourth class day, and $200 after the fourth class day.

Matriculation fee. The $15 matriculation fee is charged when a student withdraws prior to the first class day and receives a full tuition refund. It is also charged when the student is withdrawn by the University because of a returned check.

Reciprocal Exchange fee.  The fee of $500 per semester or summer session defrays the costs associated with registration, record keeping, and certification for students enrolled in study abroad exchange programs.

Reinstatement fee. A fee of $50 is assessed to defray the cost of correcting student and accounting records after repayment of a check for tuition and fees that was returned.