3. Registration, Fees, and Deposits
Student Health Insurance Program. The Student Health Insurance Program is an optional low-cost health insurance plan available to students at the University who are not covered through other insurance programs. The plan is fully insured and underwritten by the MEGA Life and Health Insurance Company. Information is available at (512) 471-1040 and from a representative of MEGA in the Cashier/Insurance Office at University Health Services. Additional information about MEGA is available from the company.
International student health insurance. The Student Health Insurance Program described above is mandatory for international students; the cost is included in the student's fee bill each semester. Additional information about the insurance requirement for international students is given in chapter 5.
Student liability insurance. Students must show evidence of student liability insurance when enrolled in field experience courses that use off-campus facilities, if such facilities require the insurance.
Student identification cards. Every student is required to have a University identification card. The card may be obtained after the student's first registration. Identification cards remain the property of the University and must be surrendered to any authorized University official as requested or when the student withdraws from the University. The student ID card displays the holder's photograph, name, and student identification number in addition to a library code. An ID card is required for many purposes, including use of the libraries and University Health Services; it may be used to draw tickets for or to be admitted to intercollegiate athletic events as well as other events.
The identification card is intended to be used throughout a student's enrollment at the University and is not reissued unless changes in data are required or the card is lost or stolen. A $10.00 fee is charged for each identification card, original or replacement. Lost or stolen cards should be reported to the ID Center at (512) 471-4334; found cards should be returned to the ID Center.
The ID card should not be loaned to others, and its benefits are not transferable. Those who lend the card or use it for fraudulent purposes are subject to disciplinary action.
Faculty/staff identification cards. An ID card is also available to qualified faculty and staff members. The rules for use and most procedures are the same as for the student ID card; holders of faculty/staff ID cards should check with the ID Center for additional regulations. Cards must be returned to the ID Center upon termination of employment.
Auditor's fee. A fee of $20.00 a course is required of individuals not registered in the University who wish to audit one or more courses. Section 54.210 of the Texas Education Code provides that any person sixty-five years of age or older may audit any course offered by a component institution of The University of Texas System without the payment of the required fee if space is available. More information is given in the section "Auditing a Course."
Library card fee for non-University borrowers. The University's libraries are open to the public for library use of materials. Adult Texas residents who are not members of the University community may borrow materials for home use by purchasing a Courtesy Borrower Card at the Perry-Castaneda Courtesy Borrower Services Desk. More information about the card is given in the section "Library cards for non-University borrowers."
Recreational and facility use fees. RecSports memberships, which allow access to University recreational facilities, are available to current faculty and staff members and to the spouses (or adult exercise partners) and dependent children of currently enrolled students and current faculty and staff members. Recreational facilities consist of Gregory Gymnasium, the Gregory Gymnasium pool, the Recreational Sports Center, the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Anna Hiss Gymnasium, Bellmont Hall, the Commons Recreational Area at Pickle Research Campus, the Penick-Allison Tennis Center, Clark Field and Clark Field Basketball Courts, and Whitaker Fields and Tennis Courts. The following are RecSports membership fees.
Applications are available in Division of Recreational Sports Membership Services, RSC 1.136. A $10.00 replacement fee will be charged for lost Recreational Sports identification cards.
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