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Tuition and Financial Aid

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.

The University of Texas at Dallas utilizes a consolidated tuition rate, which is capped at 15 semester credit hours for resident students. The consolidated tuition and fee rates cover all academic program costsl including tuition, mandatory fees and most of the college and course incidental fees. Additional fees that will be charged separately are: field trip fees, utility fee, supplemental designated tuition fee and distance education fees.

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

Starting in the Fall 2007, The University of Texas at Dallas will introduce the Guaranteed Tuition Plan. The Guaranteed Tuition Plan is designed to help new students and their families better plan for the cost of a college education, while allowing the university to maintain the quality of its academic programs. Under the terms of the plan, undergraduate students enrolling at UT Dallas for the first time for the Fall 2007, Spring 2008 and Summer 2008 semesters will be charged for tuition and mandatory fees fixed at the Fall 2007 rates for all succeeding semesters through the Summer of 2011. The cohort of new students who enroll at UT Dallas in the 2008-09 academic year will pay tuition and mandatory fees at a new rate which will also be guaranteed for the following four years. The charges per semester credit hour for tuition and mandatory fees at UT Dallas will depend on the number of hours for which a student enrolls. Other non-mandatory fees including, for example, parking and housing fees, will be subject to change. More information on the Guaranteed Tuition Plan can be found at http://www.utdallas.edu/tuition/guarantee/.

Students who enrolled at UT Dallas prior to Fall 2007 will be charged a different rate than the newly enrolled students. That rate remains subject to increase each year. The Guaranteed Tuition program is open to currently enrolled students but, unless a student has more than two full years of instructional work left to complete, the benefit of joining the program would be very limited, if any.

Those who begin their college careers at a community college will also be able to take advantage of UT Dallas' Guaranteed Tuition Plan under a new program called the Comet Connection. Students enrolling at participating two-year schools in the 2007-08 academic year can lock in the same Fall 2007 rate for new students for the same four-year period as students who begin at UT Dallas. Students may contact UT Dallas' Comet One-Stop office at (972)883-2270, or go to http://www.utdallas.edu/connect/ for more information.

Students are not registered or eligible to attend classes until they have paid in full or signed payment arrangements with the Bursar for all tuition and fees. Students who do not pay a minimum of 50% of all tuition and fees by the payment deadline of the applicable semester's class schedule may have their registration cancelled. If a student's registration has been cancelled for nonpayment, and that student wishes to reinstate registration, a reinstatement fee in addition to any late fees and tuition and fees will be charged. See the online fee schedules for fees associated with coure reinstatement. No student will be reinstated in a closed course.

Students who have not completed the payment of all tuition and fees by the end of the semester will be subject to one or more of the following actions at the university's option: bar against readmission at this institution; withholding of grades, degree, and official transcript; and all penalties and actions authorized by law.

Students may refer to the Academic Calendar or the Schedule Introduction for information regarding payment and refund deadlines.

Excessive Undergraduate Hours

For undergraduate resident students enrolling for the first time in Fall 1999, Section 54.014, 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 any outstanding balances on the student's account, 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 full term fall, spring, and twelve week summer semesters under the installment payment plan (Section 54.007, Texas Education Code). A $25.00 fee per semester will be assessed each student who elects to pay by installments. Additionally, a late payment fee of $30.00 for delinquent payment will be assessed each time an installment is not paid by the date it is due. In the event of non-payment, the total amount due shall accrue interest from the third payment deadline at the rate of ten percent (10%) per year until the Note is paid in full.

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. Classes may be cancelled;
  2. Bar against registration and/or readmission to the institution;
  3. Withholding of grades, diploma, and official transcript; and
  4. All penalties and collection actions authorized by law.
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Revocation of Financial Aid
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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.