Tuition, Fees and Other Financial Information
Educational expenses for the months of enrollment will vary according to the course of study. For details on the basic budget for a particular graduate or professional program, please visit http://financialaid.tamu.edu. Scholarships & Financial Aid considers tuition and fees, books and supplies, transportation, room and board, and incidental and living expenses in the cost of attendance for programs. All tuition and fee amounts provided herein represent the most accurate figures available at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice. University Rules in place at the time of publishing are reflected here. All are subject to change. The most current information available will be maintained on the Student Business Services website http://sbs.tamu.edu.
Payment of Tuition and Fees
A student must meet all financial obligations to the University by the due dates to avoid late penalties. Failure to pay amounts owed may result in cancellation of the student’s registration, barring future enrollment and denied issuance of official transcripts. A student who wishes to pay fees in installments can select the option on the website http://howdy.tamu.edu. The Emergency Tuition and Fees Loan is available to help students pay their Texas A&M University tuition and required fees. Emergency Tuition and Fees Loans are for required tuition and fees only. The online process can be accessed at http://financialaid.tamu.edu.
Obligation to Pay Tuition, Required Fees, Other Fees and Charges for Optional Services
By registering for classes, a student agrees to pay all tuition and required fees associated with his/her registration, optional services and other fees, whether paying in full or utilizing the installment payment option. Failure to pay tuition, fees and other charges may result in penalties, late registration fees, and/or possible cancellation of classes.
Financial Obligation for Graduating Students
According to Texas A&M University Student Rules and Chapter § 54.007 (d) of the Texas Education Code, all financial obligations to the University must be paid by the end of the semester. Failure to settle all financial obligations will result in withholding a student’s diploma at graduation. Additionally, a block will be placed on the student’s account which will prohibit registration in subsequent semesters and receipt of official transcripts.
Section 14.15 of the Texas A&M University Rules states, “The student must have settled all financial obligations to the University.”
Chapter § 54.007 (d) of the Texas Education Code states, “A student who fails to make full payment of tuition and fees, including any incidental fees, by the due date may be prohibited from registering for classes until full payment is made. A student who fails to make full payment prior to the end of the semester or term may be denied credit for the work done that semester or term.”
Scholarships, Grants and Loans
All scholarships, grants and loans are applied to any outstanding charges before installments are calculated.
Tuition, most required fees, room, board and parking are payable in full, or in two to four equal installments. A $35 per semester service charge to cover the cost of handling will be assessed to each student who chooses to use the installment plan. The service charge is not refundable once a payment is made under the installment plan or after the first installment due date.
Canceling Your Registration
Once a student has registered for classes, he/she must select one course of action from the following to remain in good standing with the University:
- Pay all amounts due by the specified due date;
- Prior to the first day of classes, use the online registration system to drop all classes; or
- After the first day of classes, use the online withdrawal system to request official withdraw from the University; withdrawals must be approved through his/her college Dean’s office
Following this procedure is especially important for a student who has been awarded scholarships or financial aid since the aid may automatically pay tuition and fees and cause the registration to be held even though the student has decided not to attend. Failure to drop all classes or withdraw from unwanted registration may result in grades of F or I in all courses for the semester. The student may then be required to return to the University all, or a portion of, any scholarships and/or other financial aid applied to his or her account and will be held responsible for paying all fees for the semester, regardless of whether he or she attended classes.
Cancellation for Nonpayment of Tuition or Fees
The University reserves the right to cancel a registration not paid by the due date, or the official census date for a semester or summer term, to comply with state laws requiring payment of tuition and fees, to free the classroom spaces for other students, and to ensure the most efficient use of University resources.