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Tuition and Required Fees

As a state supported institution of higher education, The University of Texas at Dallas is required to comply with all state laws in the assessment and collection of tuition, fees, and deposits. The tuition, fees, and deposits listed herein are subject to change by state law. Pursuant to Chapter 54, Texas Education Code, each student who registers is required to pay tuition and fees appropriate to the student’s residence classification and according to the number of semester hours for which he or she has registered. It is the student’s responsibility to establish, prior to registration, the correct residence classification through the Office of the Registrar. Likewise, any student wishing to request a change of residence status for tuition purposes should do so through the Office of the Registrar. This will require completion of a residence questionnaire and the provision of documents to support the claim of Texas residency. Rules and regulations for determining residency are found in Appendix III of this catalog. Final authority of appeal for review of residence decisions rests with the Office of the Registrar.

In accordance with state laws, students are not entitled to enter a class or laboratory until they have registered and all tuition, fees, and deposits have been paid. The university cannot accept personal checks for amounts in excess of the total registration cost.

Designated Tuition is specified by the legislature for use by the university in making its buildings and facilities available to students and to support activities and operations of the institution. The Information Technology Fee is to defray a portion of the cost of providing and supporting computer based information technologies for student use. The Instructional Infrastructure Fee provides funds for the acquisition, replacement, maintenance, repair and upgrading of instructional apparatus. The International Education Fee is used to assist student participation in international student exchange or study abroad programs. The Library Acquisition Fee assists in the purchase of books and periodicals. The Medical Services Fee provides for the staffing, operation, programs, and services offered to students by the Student Health Center and the Student Counseling Center. The Records Processing Fee will help defray costs for processing of U.T. Dallas transcript requests, drop or withdrawal forms, and certifications of enrollment to lending institutions. The Recreational Facility Fee is to finance the construction, equipping, operation and maintenance of new and existing recreational sports facilities and programs. The Student Services Fee is specified by the legislature to support student activities, cultural events, athletic activities, and other authorized student services and activities. The Student Union Fee provides funds for the construction, operation, and maintenance of student union facilities. The Undergraduate Advising Fee supports professional academic advisors in the undergraduate university. These mandatory fees are shown in the tuition tables.

There are other fees, which may be required depending on classes taken and services used. (See “Other User Fees for Courses and Services”)

Excessive Undergraduate Hours

For undergraduate resident students enrolling for the first time in Fall 1999, Section 54.068, Texas Education Code, establishes a maximum number of semester credit hours that an undergraduate Texas resident may attempt while paying tuition at the rate provided for Texas residents. Attempted hours include all hours taken at a Texas state institution of higher education for which a student was registered as of Census Day, including, but not limited to, courses that have been repeated, failed, and courses from which the student withdrew. The maximum is 45 hours above the MINIMUM number of hours required for completion of the degree program in which the student is enrolled, or 120 hours for a student who is not enrolled in a degree program. A student who exceeds the maximum hours may be charged tuition at a rate higher than the rate charged to other resident undergraduate students, but the rate may not exceed the rate charged to nonresident undergraduate students and applies only to the excess hours.

General Property Deposit

Every student must make a general property deposit of $10.00. This deposit is subject to charges for property loss, damage or breakage, or violation of rules in any university library or laboratory; for failure to return keys furnished by the university; or for damage to, or loss of, any other university property. Students having charges in excess of the deposit must pay the excess immediately upon notice. Pending payment, the student will be subject to a bar against readmission; withholding of grades, degree, and official transcript; and all penalties and actions authorized by law.

This deposit, less charges, will be returned upon written request at the end of the student’s career at The University of Texas at Dallas. A general property deposit that remains without call for refund for a period of four years from the date of last attendance at the university shall be forfeited, and the deposit shall become part of the Student Property Deposit Scholarship Fund.

Installment Payments

Students may elect to pay tuition and fees for the fall, spring, and twelve week summer semesters under the installment payment plan (Section 54.007, Texas Education Code). A $10.00 fee per semester will be assessed each student who elects to pay by installments. Additionally, a late payment fee of $10.00 for delinquent payment will be assessed each time an installment is not paid by the date it is due.

Nonpayment of Debt

A student who fails to provide full payment of loans, tuition, and fees, including late fees assessed, to the university when the payments are due is subject to one or more of the following actions at the university’s option:

  1. Bar against registration and/or readmission to the institution;
  2. Withholding of grades, degree, and official transcript; and
  3. All penalties and actions authorized by law.
Tuition Tables
Exemptions and Rebates
Other Fees


This catalog is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and The University of Texas at Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.

Statement on Equal Educational Opportunity
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, and veteran status. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited pursuant to University policy.