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    University of Texas Permian Basin
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2015 - 2017 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition Fees and Deposits



Residency for Tuition

A student entering The University of Texas of the Permian Basin for the first time, or a student reentering the University after an absence of one year or more, should read carefully the rules governing the determination of residence in order to be prepared to pay the required tuition. Information and advice regarding residency status are available from the Residence Determination Official (Registrar).

Under State Statutes and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules and regulations interpreting those statutes, Title 19, Chapter 21, a prospective student is classified as a resident of Texas, a nonresident, or an international student. A person who has resided in the State under circumstances specified in these rules is eligible for classification as a resident.

A citizen or a permanent resident of the United States not eligible to be classified as a resident is classified as a nonresident student. An alien who is not a permanent resident of the United States and has not been permitted by Congress to adopt the United States as a domicile while in this country is classified as an international student.

An individual classified as a nonresident or as an international student may qualify, under certain exceptions specified in these rules, for resident tuition rates and other charges while continuing to be classified as a nonresident or an international student. Students may access the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s rules at the following web site http://www.thecb.state.tx.us. For further information on reclassification or Residency issues please see the Registration and Student Records section of this catalog.

Reclassification for Tuition Purposes

A student has a right to apply for reclassification of Residency for tuition purposes after a continuous 12 month period of living in Texas. A nonresident student may be reclassified as a resident if employment or personal factors or actions are indisputably indicating a permanent intention to reside in the State. Students are required to apply with the Residence Determination Official in the Office of the Registrar. For further information on reclassification please see the Registration and Student Records section of this catalog.

Responsibility of Student

If there is any question as to residence status it is the student’s responsibility, 30 days prior to registration, to raise the question with the administrative officials of the institution in which he or she is enrolling for official determination. Students classified as Texas residents must affirm the correctness of that classification as a part of the registration procedure. If the student’s classification as a resident becomes inappropriate for any reason, it is the responsibility of the student to notify the proper administrative officials at the institution. Failure to notify the institution constitutes a violation of the oath of residency and may result in disciplinary action.

Students claiming residency by virtue of parental dependency must provide sufficient documentation to support the residency claim of the parent. Residency is determined by State Statutes and in accordance with the guidelines promulgated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Residence Determination Official determines all residency classifications. To appeal the decision of the Residence Determination Official in residency matters, students may present their case to the Senior Associate Vice

President for Student Services. If students wish to appeal that decision, they may address the President of the University whose decision is final.

Exemptions and Waiver Programs

Students who do not qualify for in-state tuition may have the opportunity for state available exemption and waiver programs. Students are advised to seek information about these programs with the Office of Financial Aid. Students requesting to be reclassified as Texas resident status may contact the Residency Determination Official.

Exemption/Waiver programs for Tuition and fees

  • Accredited School Scholarship
  • Adopted Children formerly in Foster or other Residential Care
  • Blind and Deaf Students
  • Children of Disabled/Deceased Texas Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers
  • Children of Prisoners of War or Persons Missing in Action
  • Children of Professional Nursing Program Faculty
  • Children and Spouse of Texas Veterans
  • Concurrent Enrolled High School/University Credit
  • Disabled Peace Officers
  • Distance/Off Campus Learning
  • Economic Hardship
  • Firefighters enrolled in Fire Science Courses
  • Fully Funded Courses
  • Good neighbor Scholarship
  • Inter-institutional Academic Programs
  • Members of State Military Forces
  • Nursing Preceptors and their Children
  • Out of State Miliary if intent is to make Texas their home
  • Prisoners of War
  • Senior Citizen
  • Students Under Conservatorship of Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Surviving Spouse and Minor Children of Certain Police, Security or Emergency Personnel Killed in the Line of Public Duty
  • Texas EX-Servicemen

Specific details about these exemptions can be found at the www.collegefortexans.com website. For questions about qualifying for these exemptions you may contact the Director of Financial Aid or the Residency Determination Official.

Refund of Tuition and Fees for Students Withdrawing from The University or Reducing Course Load

Upon completing a withdrawal form and submission to the Registrar, the percent of tuition refund will be determined. Refund amounts for withdrawals are based on the total number of hours in which a student is enrolled at the date of withdrawal. Students withdrawing will be refunded appropriate tuition and fees as follows:

Long Semesters

  1. Prior to first class day 100%
    (less a $15 matriculation fee)
  2. During the first 5 class days 80%
  3. During the second 5 class days 70%
  4. During the third 5 class days 50%
  5. During the fourth 5 class days.25%
  6. After the fourth 5 class days NONE

Summer Session

  1. Prior to the first class day 100%
    (less a $15 matriculation fee)
  2. During the first, second or third class day 80%
  3. During the fourth, fifth or sixth class day.50%
  4. After the sixth class day NONE

First time students receiving federal aid under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 will be entitled to a refund of the higher of: (1) the refund required by applicable state law; (2) the refund required by the accrediting agency; or (3) the pro rata refund as prescribed by federal law.

Fixed Tuition Price Plan

The Guaranteed Tuition Rate Plan encourages students to complete their college degree quickly, reducing costs and debt to students. State legislation enables UTPB to set a fixed tuition rate for four years, regardless of tuition increases during that time. Students who maintain a 2.50 UTPB grade point average (GPA) or higher during the 48 months after opting into the Guaranteed Tuition Plan and earn 30 or more semester credit hours required for their degree each year will also be eligible to earn tuition rebates.

By opting into the Guaranteed Tuition Rate Plan, UTPB students and their families can lock in tuition rates at the time they enroll and be protected against any future tuition increases. In addition, they can earn up to $4,000 off the cost of a four-year degree. The savings could be greater if tuition rates increase in future years. The Plan is designed to aid and reward students who complete at least 30 semester credit hours toward their degree during an academic year an essential strategy for graduating on time. Participating students also must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average in courses completed at UTPB that count toward their degree plans.

Freshmen and undergraduate transfer students who are seeking their first bachelor’s degree are eligible for the Guaranteed Tuition Rate Plan. Once the Guaranteed Tuition Rate Plan option is selected, students will not be eligible to change or select a different tuition plan (in the current term or in future terms).

Pre-college credit earned through AP, IB, CLEP tests or dual credit courses will not affect students’ opportunity to participate in the UTPB Guaranteed Tuition Rate Plan. The UTPB incentive program is based on how many hours you complete at UTPB. College credit hours you earned before high school graduation do not count against new freshmen who start UTPB directly after high school and enroll in the Guaranteed Tuition Rate Plan.

There is no penalty for graduating in more than four years. The Guaranteed Tuition Rate Plan, however, only locks in your tuition for four years. If you take more time to earn your degree, your tuition rate would change to the prevailing traditional tuition rate. For example, if you lock in at the 2014-2015 guaranteed rate but do not finish in four years, your fifth year would be billed at the current rate. In addition, students who take longer than four years to graduate incur additional costs, such as living expenses, books and fees that can dramatically increase the cost of a college education. It pays to graduate on time. For more information regarding the guaranteed tuition plan contact the Office of Admissions.

Texas Tuition Rebate

In the Spring of 1997, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 1907 which provides a $1,000 rebate of a portion of the undergraduate tuition paid by certain students. These students are those Texas residents who are awarded a baccalaureate degree and have attempted no more than three hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required to complete the degree, including transfer credit and course credit earned exclusively by examination. The statute contains further detail on who is qualified and directs the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to adopt rules for the administration of the rebate. Students who believe they may qualify for this rebate should ask the Registrar’s Office for further information.

Tuition Set Aside

Student will be given a bill, via printed format or via online format of tuition charges. This will include the amount of his/her tuition payment that is required to be set aside to provide financial assistance for the students enrolled at the institution. Students may also view their bill online using CampusConnect.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Tuition charges at Texas state universities are established by state law. The State of Texas 78th Legislature allowed the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System to set designated tuition rates. The State of Texas Legislature does not set the specific amount of any particular student fee. Student fees assessed are authorized by state statute; however, the specific fee amounts and the determination to increase fees are made by the University administration and The University of Texas System Board of Regents. All other fees at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin are fixed within statutory limitations set by the Board of Regents. All tuition and fees are subject to change by the State of Texas Legislature or Board of Regents without notice. Tuition and fees at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin are subject to change in adherence with acts of the State of Texas Legislature and/or policies of the Board of Regents.

Students are not entitled to enter a class or laboratory until their fees and deposits have been paid. Students are expected to pay all tuition and fees at the time of registration or have an approved financial aid program arranged by the Financial Aid Office prior to registration. Payment may be made by cash, check, credit card, or money order. Check, money order, and credit card (VISA, MasterCard, and Discover) payments will be accepted subject to final collection by the University’s bank. All checks must be drawn on U. S. banks in U. S. dollars. When a check is returned to the University, a $30.00 service charge is assessed. If the returned check was for tuition, the student’s registration will be cancelled.

Section 54.007 of the Texas Education Code authorizes the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System to provide for the payment of tuition and mandatory fees during the fall and spring semesters through the following alternatives:

  1. Full payment of tuition and fees in advance of the beginning of the semester; or
  2. One-half payment of tuition and fees in advance of the beginning of the semester, one-quarter payment prior to the start of the sixth class week, and the final one-quarter payment before the beginning of the eleventh class week.

There will be a $50 incidental fee assessed if the installment payment option is used and a $10 late fee. A student who fails to provide full payment of 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. Prohibition from registering for classes until full payment is made;
  2. Withholding of grades, degree and official transcript; and loss of credit for work completed that semester;
  3. All penalties and actions authorized by law;
  4. Referral of debt to a collection agency.

All policies regarding the payment or refunding of tuition, fees and charges are approved by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System and comply with and are subject to change by applicable state statutes. If a person desires clarification of any matter relating to payment or refund of such charges, or believes special circumstances warrant exceptions to the published policy, the Registrar or the Office of Financial Services should be contacted.

Cost of Attendance

Annually, the Office of Financial Aid estimates the average expenses for a full-time student for two semesters at UT Permian Basin. Current information may be found at http://ba.utpb.edu/accounting/cost-of-college/

Changes to Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change by legislative or Regental action and become effective on the date enacted. The Texas Legislature does not set the specific amount for any particular student fee. The student fees assessed are authorized by state statute; however, the specific fee amounts and the determination to increase fees are made by the university administration and The University of Texas System Board of Regents. The continued receipt of tuition and fee exemptions and/or waivers is conditioned on students maintaining a GPA for making satisfactory academic progress, and, of an undergraduate, not completing an excessive number of credit hours.

Excess Hours

As authorized by state law, a student who pays resident tuition rates and who attempts hours that exceed a designated limit will be charged the nonresident tuition rate.

Forty-Five Credit Hour Limit Rule

Beginning the Fall 1999 semester, first time freshmen, and entering freshmen thereafter, will be under the 45 Plus Hour Rule. The rule states that students who attempt more than 45 credit hours over their degree plan at Texas State funded institutions of higher education and have not yet earned a baccalaureate degree will be charged out-of-state tuition. Attempted hours include hours a student is registered for through the census class day. Any courses dropped prior to the census class day will not be considered attempted hours by the State. Students who have transcripted course work prior to the Fall of 1999 are grandfathered from the 45 Plus Hour Rule.

Thirty Credit Hour Limit Rule

Beginning the fall 2006 semester, first time freshmen, and entering freshmen thereafter, will be under the 30 Plus Hour Rule. The rule states that students who attempt more than 30 credit hours over their degree plan at Texas State funded institutions of higher education and have not yet earned a baccalaureate degree will be charged out-of-state tuition. Attempted hours include hours a student is registered for through the census class day. Any courses dropped prior to the census class day will not be considered attempted hours by the State. Students who have transcripted course work prior to the Fall of 2006 are grandfathered from the 30 Plus Hour Rule, but may be affected by the Forty-Five Credit Hour Limit Rule.

The following semester credit hours are not included in the calculation:

  • semester credit hours earned by the student 10 or more years before the date the student begins the new degree program under the Academic Fresh Start Program of the Texas Education Code, § 51.931;
  • hours earned by the student before receiving a baccalaureate degree that has previously been awarded to the student;
  • hours earned by the student by examination or similar method without registering for a course
  • hours from remedial and developmental courses, workforce education courses, or other courses that would not generate academic credit that could be applied to a degree at the institution if the course work is within the 27-hour limit at two-year colleges and the 18-hour limit at general academic institutions
  • hours earned by the student at a private institution or an out-of-state institution; and
  • hours not eligible for formula funding
  • Doctoral students who receive resident tuition may also be charged the nonresident tuition rate after exceeding the designated limit of 100 semester credit hours.

For more information contact the Registrar Office at (432) 552-2635

Three-peat Charge

A student whose hours may no longer be submitted for formula funding because it is the same or substantially similar to a course that the student previously attempted for two or more times at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin will be charged a higher tuition rate equal to nonresident tuition rates.

On-Time Graduation

Most bachelor degrees require 120 hours to complete. This means that for students to graduate in four years they must take thirty hours credit hours a year. Students who graduate in four years as opposed to five or six years will generally experience a lower overall cost in attaining their bachelor degree.

Estimated Tuition Costs

Number of years Taken to graduate Estimated Tuition Costs Description of Calculation
4 Years $25,832 Based on 120 hour degree plan taking 15 hours for 8 semesters.
5 Years $26,240 Based on 120 hour degree plan taking 12 hours for 10 semesters.
6 Years $26,664 Based on 120 hour degree plan taking 10 hours for 12 semesters.

This chart represents tuition and fees only and does not include other costs such as books, housing, transportation, or student loan interest.

Students that follow the below actions facilitate timely graduation

  • Meet with your academic advisor before registering
  • Follow your appropriate degree plan and suggested sequence of classes. For your suggested sequence of classes, please consult your academic advisor.
  • Average 30 semester credit hours annually
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • If you would like to take courses elsewhere, please consult with your academic advisor before deciding to transfer classes.

Career Opportunities

The salary data below is gathered annually by the Career Services Center through a self-reported survey tool. The survey gathers first-destination data, including employment and continuing education details, from students who graduate each semester from UT Permian Basin. For information regarding a specific discipline please visit the Career Services Center.

Undergraduate Salary Report
Low $39, 363
Average $47,773
High $57,891

Summary Description of Tuition and Fees

Name Residency Amount Notes
Undergraduate      
In-State Resident $167.86/sch Set by Legislature and Board of Regents (Texas Education Code 54.0512 and 54.0513)
New Mexico Non-Resident $202.87/sch Set by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (County not adjacent to Texas, per statutory requirement.)
New Mexico Non-Resident $202.87/sch Set by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (County adjacent to Texas, per statutory requirement.)
Out-of-State Non-Resident $202.87/sch Set by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board per statutory requirement.
Graduate      
In-State Resident $167.86/sch Set by Legislature and Board of Regents (Texas Education Code 54.0512 and 54.0513)
New Mexico Non-Resident $202.87/sch Set by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (County not adjacent to Texas, per statutory requirement.)
New Mexico Non-Resident $202.87/sch Set by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (County adjacent to Texas, per statutory requirement.)
Out-of-State Non-Resident $202.87/sch Set by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board per statutory requirement.
Required Fees:      
Advising Fee All Students $10/sem A non-refundable, compulsory fee to defray costs of student advising.
Athletic Fee All Students $12/sch A fee to support the intercollegiate athletic program.
Technology Fee All Students $5/sch A fee for support of student technology needs and applications.
Library Service Fee All Students $3/sch A compulsory fee to fund direct services to students including on-line access to academic indexes and electronic library services.
Matriculation Fee All Students $15/sem A non-refundable fee will be withheld from tuition refunds if a student withdraws before the first day of class.
Medical Services Fee All Students $13.30/sem A compulsory fee to provide medical services for students at the contract facility with a $10 co-pay.
Orientation All Students 75 A non-refundable, one time, compulsory fee to defray orientation costs.
Student Service Fees All Students $13.50/sch A compulsory fee to fund student services and operation and use of facilities and activities; governing board may set at a rate up to the statutory tuition for resident undergraduate students.
Re-purposed Athletic Fee All Students $35/sem A fee to operate, maintain, and improve the Athletic Program
Student Multipurpose Center Fee All Students $150/sem A fee to operate and maintain the Student Multi-Purpose Center.
Incidental Fees      
Audit Fee Students desiring to Audit $35/sch plus lab fees To defray the costs incurred in scheduling non-credit participants in scheduling classes.
Student ID Fee All Students $10 per ID To defray cost for the student identification card.
Variety All Students Variable For specific services such as late registration, library fines, microfilming fees, bad check charges, application
Laboratory and Course Fees      
Variety All Students Variable There are a variety of mandatory charges for certain laboratory courses; they may not be less than $1 per semester nor more than $30 per semester and must not exceed the cost of actual materials and supplies used by a student. Supplemental Fees
Variety All Students Variable Charges in addition to regular tuition for students registered in art, architecture, drama, speech, or music where individual coaching or instruction is the usual method of instruction. Voluntary Fees
Variety All Students Variable All students desiring the specific service may include such items as parking, yearbook, or locker.

List of Fees

Add/Drop Fee. To defray costs incurred when a student adds or drops a course or courses, a $5 per transaction fee will be assessed.Advising Fee. To defray costs of student advising, a charge of $10 per student per semester will be assessed. THIS IS A NON-REFUNDABLE FEE.

Athletic Fee. To support the intercollegiate athletics program, a $12 per semester credit hour fee will be assessed.

Audit Fee. To defray administrative costs incurred in scheduling non-credit participants in scheduled classes, a $35 per credit hour of class without a lab and a class with a lab will be assessed the same amount plus the lab fee.

Book Locker Fee. Students using book lockers will be charged a fee of $20 per year, $14 per semester, or $11 for the summer session

Book Locker Key Replacement Fee. To defray costs of key & lock replacement, a $15 fee will be charged for book locker key replacement.

Credit by Examination Fee. To defray cost of processing credit by examination, a $44 fee will be charged.

Distance Education Fee. To defray the costs associated with providing materials, services and instructional support for Distance Education courses, a $55 per credit hour will be charged.

Education Seminar Course Fee. To defray costs of a diagnostic test kit, a $25 fee will be charged.

Education Field-Based Instruction Fee. A $10 per course fee will be charged to recover travel costs in certain field-based educational courses.

Education Internship Fee. Student interns are assessed a $50 fee to cover administrative and travel expenses associated with providing supervision for teaching internships in Education 4692.

Education Internship: Diagnostician Course Fee. To defray costs of a diagnostic test kit, a $25 fee will be charged.

Education Learning Theory and Assessment Course Fee. To defray costs of a diagnostic test kit, a $25 fee will be charged.

Education Practicum: Reading Course Fee. To defray costs of a diagnostic test kit, a $25 fee will be charged.

Education Reading Diagnostic/Remediation Course Fee. To defray costs of diagnostic tests, a $25 fee will be charged.

Education Student Teaching Course Fee. Students enrolled in Student Teaching, Education 4099 and Education 4399, are assessed a $65 fee to defray the costs of providing cooperating teachers for supervision of student teachers.

Geology Field Course Fee. A $650 fee will be charged for the GEOL 4600 Field Geology course.

Graduation Fee. A graduation fee of $25 is charged to students who apply to graduate. Students should notify the Registrar’s Office as soon as they know they will not be graduating in the semester for which they applied. The graduation fee is a nonrefundable fee. If the student cancels the graduation application after the 12th class day of the semester (or equivalent date during shorter terms) the fee must be paid again the subsequent term when reapplying for graduation. If the student fails to complete any and all degree requirements by the end of the term in which graduation was planned, the fee must be paid again upon reapplication in a subsequent semester. THIS IS A NONREFUNDABLE FEE.

Health Insurance Fee. International students holding nonimmigrant visas and living in the United States will be assessed a fee to defray costs of mandatory insurance. The rate will be variable to match the premium for the approved U. T. System student insurance plan.

In-Absentia Fee. The fee for in absentia registration is $25.00. The fee is assessed to those students who need to register in the University for the purpose of having a degree conferred, but not for courses. No refund is made for the cancellation of an in-absentia registration. For more information regarding the in absentia fee, see “Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Requirements.”

Installment Tuition Fees. To cover costs related to providing the installment payment option. The Tuition Handling Fee is $50 per academic term; the Tuition Delinquency Fee is $10 per delinquent payment.

Late Registration Fee. Any student who, with proper permission, registers after the scheduled registration in that semester, will be required to pay a special charge of $15 to defray costs associated with keeping registration open after published times.

Library Fines. The following fees are to cover library operational costs associated with the processing, storage and purchase of lost or damaged books or books returned after the due date and with search, copy, and interlibrary loans. To cover library costs for the purchase of equipment, furniture and technology dealing with library resource management and costs of other library operations. The late fee and processing fee are non refundable.

Printer Cards. Cares of various denomination. Starting at $1 at a rate of $0.05/page.

Damaged Books. $7.50 if the book can be repaired. Cost of the book plus $15 processing fee if the book cannot be repaired. $50 plus $15 processing fee if the book cannot be replaced.

Info Express. $5 per item plus $0.15 per page over 50 pages.

Document Delivery. $10 per item plus $0.25 per page over 25 pages.

Interlibrary Loan. $1.50 computer charges plus supplier and handing costs; $5/rush

Library Fax.

$1 plus $0.20 per page over 3 pages (domestic)

$5/ +full cost of all telecommunication and other charges (international)

Lost Book. Replacement cost plus $15 processing fee. $50 plus $15 processing fee if book cannot be replaced. $25 per item for materials from the curriculum collection plus $15 processing fee. $125 per item for reference volumes plus $15 replacement fee. The replacement fee will be credited automatically when an overdue item is returned in good condition.

Overdue Charges. General Check Out $0.25/day/item. Interlibrary Loan $1/day on overdue materials. Recalled Book $1/day. Reserve Books $0.25/hour. Video, non print media $1/day

Thesis and Book Binding. $7.50 plus any additional costs required for special binding such as pocket parts, tipping of maps, etc. to a maximum of $15.

Transparency. $0.05 black/white, $2/color

Library Service Fee. A compulsory fee for all students in the amount of $3 per semester credit hour to fund an increase in direct services to students including on-line access to academic indexes and electronic library services.

Matriculation Fee. A fee for all students in the amount of $15 per semester will be withheld from tuition if a student withdraws before the first day of class. This is a nonrefundable fee.

Medical Service Fee. A compulsory fee for all students to provide medical services for students at the contract facility with a $10 co-pay. Fall and Spring Semester: $13.30. Summer Semester: $5.00.

Orientation Fee. A compulsory fee for all students of $75, which provides a new student orientation prior to registration. THIS IS A NONREFUNDABLE FEE.

Parking Permit Fees. Students will register their cars in a single payment for the entire school year or the balance of the school year in which they register, whichever is applicable. The school year is August 15 through August 14. The following fees will be charged:

Passenger vehicles and trucks $45/year

Additional Parking Permit $7

Two-wheeled vehicles (motorcycles, motor scooters, motorbikes) $45/year

Contingent on Board of Regents approval the rates may be increased.

Enforcement Fees

Parking Violation $10-$35 for each offense; depending on type of offense

Moving and non-moving violation $30-$100/each

Failure to pay an assessed fee within 10 calendar days of receiving the citation will result in a $3.00 late charge.

Placement Services Fee. Students will be charged $20 for the establishment of each placement file and $16 for the second set of 10 copies to defray the costs of compiling, maintaining, and mailing student placement files.

Property Deposit. A $20 property deposit shall be collected from each student. The deposit shall be returned on the withdrawal or graduation of the student who so requests, less any loss, damage, or breakage caused by the student. Any deposit which remains without call for a refund for a period of four years from last attendance shall be forfeited.

Returned checks. A service charge of $30 will be assessed for each returned check.

Student Identification Card. All students will be charged a $10.00 service fee per student identification card as approved by The University of Texas System Board of Regents. This is not a purchase fee. The student I. D. Card is the property of U. T. Permian Basin and return may be required upon the student’s withdrawal from the University, when it has been put to fraudulent use, or at other times determined appropriate by administrative officers of the University.

Student Services Fee. The Student Services fee is compulsory for all students. The amount charged is $13.50 per semester credit hour. The maximum Student Services fee per semester is $250.00. Students who register for the summer session are charged on the same basis as students registered during the regular academic year. The fee provides funding for extracurricular activities and events designed to augment student life at U. T. Permian Basin and reservation privileges at the gymnasium.

  1. Students registered in absentia are not eligible to participate in student services and programs unless the regular fees are paid.

The Student Handbook publishes the available programs, activities and services that the fee provides. This handbook is available at registration or from the Office of Student Life.

  1. Refund of the Student Services fee to students withdrawing is made on the same basis as refund of the registration and tuition fees. The Board of Regents may set the fee at a rate up to $250/semester for resident undergraduate students.

Repurposed Athletic Fee. To finance, construct, operate, maintain, and improve the athletic program. The amount charged is $35 per academic term.

Supplemental Fees. These include a variety of fees charged in addition to regular tuition for students registered in art, drama, speech, or music where individual coaching or instruction is the usual method of instruction.

Teacher Certification Credentials Fee. A $10 fee will be charged to cover the costs of evaluating student credentials for state teacher certification.

Teacher Certification Deficiency Plan Fee. A $30 fee per student will be charged to defray the cost of preparation of deficiency plans.

Test Administration Fee. To defray administrative costs in the Programs Assisting Student Studies (PASS) Office, a fee of $10 per test will be charged. (This does not include the cost of the test.)

Cost of Test

College Level Examination Program Fee $44, Quick Texas Academic Skills Program (THEA) fee Non Students $10, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (Institutional Administration) $30

Theatre Appreciation Course Fee. A $25 per student fee will be assessed to defray the costs of theatre attendance required for students enrolled in DRAM 2301.

Transcript Fee. There is a transcript charge of $7 for each University transcript ordered to defray costs of retrieving, duplicating, and mailing transcripts. Additional Fees for Faxing processing and Express delivery charges may incur.

Voluntary Fees. Variety of fees for students desiring a specific service which may include such items as parking fees, yearbooks, locker fees, and intercollegiate athletics passes.

Concurrent enrollment. Section 54.062 of the Texas Education Code provides for the following tuition procedure for students registering concurrently at two Texas public institutions of higher education:

  1. The student must register first at the institution with a lower minimum tuition and pay the full tuition charge.
  2. Generally only the hourly rate is paid at the second institution. However, if the minimum amount is less at the first institution, then the student must pay the difference in the two minimums to the second institution, but not less than the hourly rate. All other required and optional fees are billed by each institution at its regularly authorized rates.

Sample of Total Tuition and Fee Charges

for a semester (Fall 2015) at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

The table can be used to estimate the full costs of one semester for Texas resident students. For undergraduates, the amounts are shown for 12 and 15 semester credit hours (SCH). For graduate students, the table gives amounts for 3 and 9 SCHs. If a student enrolls for a different number of hours, he or she may use the extra column to calculate those costs using the per semester credit hour charges for tuition and fees that are based on the number of hours of credit (see class schedule for details). Since the table shows only average charges for college and course related fees, a more precise total would have to be calculated by determining the actual fees for the student’s school or college and the courses for which the student has enrolled. Necessary information may be obtained from the Office of Financial Service, the class schedule and/or UTPB’s Home Page on the web at www.utpb.edu on the tuition and fee tables.

    Undergraduate   Graduate    
Name of Charge 12 sch 15 sch 3 sch 9 sch  
Resident Tuition (1) 2014.56 2518.20 503.64 1510.92  
Add: Required Fees          
  Student Services Fees 162.00 202.50 40.50 121.50  
  Library Service Fee 36.00 45.00 9.00 27.00  
  Athletic Fee 144.00 180.00 36.00 108.00  
  Repurposed Athl Fee 35.00 35.00 35.00 35.00  
  Student Multi-Purpose Center 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00  
  Advising Fee 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00  
  Technology Fee 60.00 75.00 15.00 45.00  
  Medical Service Fee 13.30 13.30 13.30 13.30  
Subtotal - Required Fees 2624.86 3229.00 812.44 2020.72  
Add: Average for college and course related laboratory, incidental and supplemental fees and/or optional student services fees (3) 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00  
Total Charges (4)          
(Tuition plus subtotal-required average for college and course related fees and/or optional student services fees) 2639.86 3244.00 827.44 2035.72  
  1. At the time this catalog is going to print, tuition changes are under consideration by the State of Texas Legislature and the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System. Thus actual tuition may change.
  2. Required fees, those charged to all students, may be based on semester credit hours or may be per semester.
  3. Averages only are given for college and course related fee charges (laboratory, incidental, supplemental/individual instruction fees) since charges vary according to academic program and courses; actual fees are published in the institutional catalog and/or other publications. A summary description of these fees and the optional student services fees may be found in an attachment, the UTPB catalog and/or on UTPB’s Home Page on the World Wide Web at www.utpb.edu
  4. A one time, $20.00 property deposit is charged to all first time students. A one-time orientation fee of $75.00 for all students is charged for providing a new student orientation prior to registration. These amounts are not included in the totals.