3. Registration, Fees, and Deposits
Policies governing the payment or refund of tuition, fees, and other charges are approved by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System and comply with applicable state statutes. Tuition and fees are subject to change by legislative or regental action and become effective on the date enacted. For clarification of any matter relating to payment or refund of charges, a student should contact the office or administrative unit that originated the charge or refund.
Financial responsibility. Students are expected to meet financial obligations to the University when they are due. Registration fees are due on the date given in the academic calendar, and students are not entitled to attend classes until their fees have been paid in full or in accordance with an approved installment plan. Other charges are due within ten days after the bill is issued by the University, or according to any payment instructions on the bill. If the student does not pay the amount owed by the due date, the University may bar the student from registration and may withhold official transcripts and diplomas.
Payment of registration fees, for the exact amount due, may be made by personal check, by electronic funds transfer, or by credit card. Payments for larger amounts, the difference to be paid in cash to the student, cannot be accepted. All checks must be drawn on United States banks in United States dollars; collection charges that result from checks drawn otherwise are charged to the student.
Returned checks. When a check or electronic payment, hereinafter referred to as a check, is returned to the University, a $25 service charge is assessed. The student has ten days from the date of the notice to make full payment by cash, credit card, cashier's check, or money order. Failure to comply will result in refusal by the University to accept future personal checks. If the returned check was for registration fees or to clear a registration bar, the student's registration will be canceled; a service charge of $25 and a late charge, if applicable, are assessed for all other returned checks.
The University will not accept a check from an individual who previously had a registration canceled because of a returned check; who wrote a bad check to clear a bar; who, after writing a bad check, was not responsive to requests for payment; or who habitually writes bad checks, even though restitution is made promptly. Once a student is barred from writing a personal check, the bar remains in place for at least one year. After the year has passed, the student may submit an appeal to the Returned Check Section of the Office of Accounting to have the bar lifted.
Payment plans. Tuition and fees for the fall and spring semesters may be paid in full or according to the following three-payment plan. The student must choose the three-payment option and make the first payment by the date given in the academic calendar. A nonrefundable $8 service charge is required. If subsequent payments are not made on time, a late fee of $10 is added to the amount due.
First payment: One-half the amount of tuition and required fees, plus the full amount of optional fees and, where applicable, international student health insurance, the general property deposit, and the late registration fee. The first payment is due by the date given in the academic calendar.
Add/drop transactions may increase the total amount the student owes after the first payment has been made. In this case, payment for added classes is due by the date given in the academic calendar. The student's registration is subject to cancellation if 50 percent of tuition and incidental fees for all courses is not paid by the twentieth class day in the fall and spring or by the fifteenth class day in the summer.
Second and third payments: Each payment equal to one-quarter of the originally billed tuition and fees, with adjustments for adds and drops. The second payment is due prior to the sixth week of classes; the third, prior to the eleventh week. Payment deadlines are given in the academic calendar.
A student who withdraws from the University after the first four weeks of class is responsible for the full amount of tuition and fees and must continue to make installment payments as scheduled. A student who fails to make full payment on time, including any late fees, is subject to one or more of the following actions, at the University's option: (1) bar against readmission to the institution; (2) withholding of grades, degree, and official transcript; (3) all penalties and actions authorized by law.
Financial aid recipients must apply any aid received to the unpaid balance of tuition and fees at the time the aid check is released.
Specific information about paying tuition and fees is available in each semester's Course Schedule.
Admission application processing fees. A nonrefundable fee of $50 is required of undergraduate applicants for admission to the University. Applicants to the Graduate School must also pay a fee of $50, and applicants to the School of Law must pay $70. The fee for applicants to the Master of Business Administration program in the Red McCombs School of Business is $125. The fee for applicants to the Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) program, including students in the Professional Program in Accounting (PPA), is $80. An applicant who presents academic credentials from any country other than the United States when applying for admission to any program of study except the MPA program and the PPA must pay a nonrefundable fee of $75; international applicants to the MPA program and the PPA must submit a fee of $100. In cases where the applicant is subject to more than one fee simultaneously, only the higher fee is required.
Applicants to the professional curriculum in pharmacy must pay a nonrefundable application processing fee of $75; applicants to the TxPharm program must pay a nonrefundable fee of $150. Applicants to the professional sequence in nursing must pay a nonrefundable fee of $50.
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17 August 2004. Office of the Registrar
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