2002-2003 Edition
Texas A&M University Undergraduate CatalogTexas A&M University Undergraduate Catalog
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Academic Calendar
Board of Regents and System Administrative Officers
TAMU Administrative Officers
General Information
International Programs for Students
University Honors Program
Environmental Program
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Architecture
Lowry Mays College and Graduate School of Business
College of Education
Dwight Look College of Engineering
College of Geosciences
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science
College of Veterinary Medicine
General Academic Programs
School of Military Sciences
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Graduate Studies
Course Descriptions
Faculty
Appendices
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Tuition and Required Fees

All rates are the most current available at the time of printing and are subject to change. Please refer to the website sfs.tamu.edu for the latest tuition and fee information.

Tuition--Residents of Texas

Resident students pay $88 per semester credit hour. Graduate students pay $132 per semester credit hour.

Tuition--Nonresident and International

Nonresident and International students pay $306 per semester credit hour. Nonresident and International graduate students pay $350 per semester credit hour.

Nonresident Tuition Exemption

If you have any questions concerning your eligibility for exemption from nonresident tuition, you may contact the Student Accounts and Billing Services Office at (979) 845-8130 or your department.

Advising Services Fee

This $8.85 per semester credit hour fee ($4.43 for 5-week summer term and $8.85 for a 10-week summer term) is a University-wide fee assessed to provide advising services not provided to students by members of the faculty. This fee includes but is not limited to support for General Academics, Honors Program, Professional School Advising, Cooperative Education, Center for Academic Enhancement, Placement Center, Office of Graduate Studies, various college advising offices and the infrastructure to support these offices and programs.

Bursar Services Fee

This $0.55 per semester credit hour fee ($0.28 for 5-week summer term and $0.55 for a 10-week summer session) is assessed to provide effective and efficient support services for the assessment and collection of student tuition and fees, cashiering services, student long-term and short-term loan management, and student financial debt management.

Computer Access/Instructional Technology Fee

The computer access/instructional technology fee is charged at the rate of $14.05 per semester credit hour to support equipment and services for student access to computing, networking and instructional technology at the University. The fee will be used to keep the classroom instructional multimedia equipment near state-of-the-art and to support faculty in utilizing instructional technology. During the summer 5-week terms and 10-week session, a fee is charged at the rate of $7.03 per semester credit hour.

Distance Education Fee

Students registering for distance education courses will be assess a $40 per hour charge. This fee is to provide funding for computers, networking and other costs associated with distance education.

Field Trip Fees

Field trip fees are assessed to cover the cost of providing trips and vary depending on the course taken and expected expenses.

Health Center Fee

This $55 per semester fee ($25 for a 5-week summer term and $55 for a 10-week summer term) is required of all students for the purpose of operating, maintaining and equipping the University Health Center and entitles the student to its services. These services do not include surgical operations or charges for consultations with outside physicians requested by parents.

Health Insurance for International Students

In the United States it is up to each person to provide for their own and their family's health care expenses. International students (those who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States) enrolled at Texas A&M, are required to have an approved health insurance plan. This is to ensure that medical treatment will be available in the event of injury or illness while enrolled here. This requirement includes students enrolled in extensive English language programs. Students are encouraged to obtain The Texas A&M University System approved student health insurance plan.

  Boston Mutual Life
  111 East University, Suite 150
  College Station, TX 77841
  (979) 260-9629

If you are a sponsored student whose program is coordinated by the Sponsored Student Unit of International Student Services at Texas A&M, and your sponsor requires you to have health insurance coverage in order to participate in your program, you are not required to purchase additional health insurance coverage.

If you are eligible to receive University health insurance coverage through your employment at Texas A&M University as a budgeted faculty or staff member working a minimum of 20 hours a week (including 50 percent time graduate assistantships), you are required to purchase coverage for medical expenses ($10,000) and repatriation ($7,500). You must provide evidence of coverage. Please contact:

  Student Health Insurance Office
  A.P. Beutel Health Center
  Texas A&M University
  (979) 845-0183
Identification Card (Aggie Card) Fee

Every student is required to have a student ID card. ID cards are permanent and students are responsible for maintaining a working ID throughout their career at the University. The Aggie Card is used for Aggie Bucks, residence hall access, registration, fee collection, financial aid disbursement, dining halls, athletic event and recreational sports admittance and library privileges. If the student so chooses, the card can be used as an ATM card if the student opens a checking account with either Aggieland Credit Union or Wells Fargo Bank. The charge is $3 per semester. Replacement ID cards are $12. Students who lose their IDs should report the loss immediately to Student Financial Services--Aggie Card Office in the Pavilion, (979) 845-4661, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or to the Network Availability Center (NAC) at (979) 862-4884, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Instructional Enhancement/Equipment Access Fees

The instructional enhancement/equipment access fees are charged to students enrolled in certain courses in the colleges/department listed below. The fee is used for the purchase and maintenance of equipment, visual aids, other supplemental materials and educational supplies to provide students with a rich learning environment.

Engineering Equipment Access Fee

$70 per course; $210 maximum

 

 

 

Instructional Enhancement/Distance Learning Fee

Non-Distance

Distance

Engineering

$0-100

$0-1,500 per course

 

 

 

Instructional Enhancement Equipment Fee

Non-Distance

Distance

Agriculture and Life Sciences

$0-100

$0-1,200 per course

Architecture

$0-100

$0-1,000 per course

Business

$4-10

$4-300 per hour

Education

$0-75

$0-1,000 per course

Geosciences

$0-75

$0-1,500 per course

Kinesiology

$0-75

$0-1,500 per course

Liberal Arts

$0-100

$0-1,500 per course

Science

$0-100

$0-1,000 per course

Vet. Medicine

$0-60

$0-1,500 per course

Bush School

$0-65

$0-1,000 per course

International Education Fee

This $4 per semester fee ($2 for a 5-week summer term and $4 for a 10-week summer semester) is assessed to all students to support International education and related activities.

International Student Services Fee

This $36 fee ($18 for a 5-week summer term and $36 for a 10-week summer semester) is required of all International students to offset the cost of services and materials for the special administration of International students such as visa verification, changes and extensions, work permits, social/cultural/academic adjustments and issuing I-20s for travel.

Laboratory Fees

The University is required to assess and collect a laboratory fee not to exceed $30 for each laboratory course to cover in general the cost of laboratory materials and supplies used by a student.

Late Penalties

Students who fail to pay fees and installments when due are assessed a $25 late payment fee for each payment or installment paid late.

Late Registration/Add Penalties
  • Students who register on or after the first day of classes, but before the 13th day of classes are assessed a $100 late registration fee.
  • Students who register after the 12th class day are assessed a $200 late registration penalty.
  • Students who add classes after the 12th class day that result in a net increase in hours enrolled are assessed a $50 late add fee.
Library Access Fee

All students pay this fee at the rate of $21.80 per hour ($10.90 for a 5-week summer term and $21.80 for a 10-week summer semester). These funds are used to provide new acquisitions, materials, etc. for campus libraries.

Reinstatement Fee

Students who fail to pay all fees by the last day of the semester will be administratively withdrawn from the University and charged a $50 reinstatement fee.

Recreational Sports Center Fee

This $78 per semester fee ($39 for a 5-week summer term and $78 for a 10-week summer semester) is assessed to all students attending the University for use of the recreational sports center.

Software Licensing Fee

This $1.25 per semester credit hour fee ($0.63 for 5-week summer term and $1.25 for a 10-week summer semester) is assessed to provide campus-wide software site licenses for students and the associated administrative costs of managing these licenses.

Student Center Complex Fee

This $40 fee ($20 for a 5-week summer term and $40 for a 10-week summer semester) is required of all students for operating, maintaining, improving and equipping the Student Center Complex.

Student Services Fee

All students pay this fee at the rate of $11.86 per semester credit hour not to exceed $142.32 per semester ($71.16 for a 5-week summer term and $142.32 for a 10-week summer term). It entitles the student to receive The Battalion newspaper, reduced admission to many Memorial Student Center (MSC) programs and the services of the Student Legal Advisor, MSC, Student Counseling Service, Student Activities Office and Recreational Sports.

Transportation Fee

This $50 per semester fee ($25 for a 5-week summer term and $50 for a 10-week summer semester) is assessed to provide unlimited free access to all students to on-campus and off-campus services, and expanded service and revenue for a long-term bus replacement plan. In addition, revenue will pay for operating expenses and the enhancement of bus facilities on campus.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (estimate based on 2002-2003 Academic Year)

No. of Hours

Resident Student

Nonresident Student

International Student

3

$ 673.33

$1,327.33

$1,355.33

6

1,108.66

2,416.66

2,444.66

9

1,543.99

3,505.99

3,533.99

12

1,979.32

4,595.32

4,623.32

15

2,379.07

5,649.07

5,677.07

18

2,778.82

6,702.82

6,730.82

Special Notes: "Residence" refers to whether you were a Texas resident at the time you enrolled in the University or a resident of another state or a foreign country. Rates used are the most current available at the time of printing and are subject to change. Please see information about equipment access fees and lab fees which may affect a student's total charges. Actual fees may vary.

University Writing Center Fee

This $8 per semester fee is assessed to undergraduates to provide support for the administrative and tutorial costs of the University Writing Center. The Center was established to enhance students' writing skills and to incorporate "writing-across-the-curriculum" approaches to instruction.