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Graduate Catalog 2002-2004


Tuition, Fees, and Charges

www.uta.edu/fees

Tuition, Fees, and Charge Descriptions
Other Fees, Charges, and Expenses
Tuition, Fee, and Charge Exemptions
In Absentia Registration Fee
Academic Common Market
Payment of Tuition, Fees, and Charges
Concurrent Enrollment
Residency Regulations
Audit of a Student's Schedule and Fee Audit Adjustments
Refunds

Tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change. Changes will be effective upon date of enactment and will be reflected in tuition, fees, and charges assessed. Tuition, fees, and charges are authorized by state statute; however, the specific amounts and the determination to increase the fees and charges are made by The University of Texas at Arlington administration and The University of Texas System Board of Regents.

Summary of Graduate Tuition, Fees, and Charges for 2002-2003 Academic Year

The following information can be used to estimate the cost of one semester's registration. A more precise total may be calculated by accessing the Registration Cost Estimation Web site at www.uta.edu/fees and by determining the amount of the actual college and/or course specific fees that can be obtained in the printed or online Schedule of Classes at www.uta.edu/schedule.

Graduate students who enrolled under the summer 1999 or subsequent catalogs will be required to pay non-resident tuition rates after they have accumulated 99 doctoral hours.

 Texas ResidentsNon-Texas Residents
HoursOn-CampusDistance Education Received In-StateOn-CampusDistance Education Received In-State
1$295.60$183.50$547.60$412.50
2$467.20$337.00$975.20$795.00
3$638.80$490.50$1,375.80$1,177.50
4$810.40$644.00$1,776.40$1,560.00
5$982.00$797.50$2,177.00$1,942.50
6$1,153.60$951.00$2,577.60$2,325.00
7$1,325.20$1,104.50$2,978.20$2,707.50
8$1,496.80$1,258.00$3,378.80$3,090.00
9$1,668.40$1,411.50$3,779.40$3,472.50
10$1,840.00$1,565.00$4,180.00$3,855.00
11$2,011.60$1,718.50$4,580.60$4,237.50
12$2,183.20$1,872.00$4,981.20$4,620.00
13$2,345.20$2,025.50$5,372.20$5,002.50
14$2,503.20$2,179.00$5,759.20$5,385.00
15$2,656.70$2,332.50$6,141.70$5,767.50
16$2,810.20$2,486.00$6,524.20$6,150.00
17$2,963.70$2,639.50$6,906.70$6,532.50
18$3,117.20$2,793.00$7,289.20$6,915.00
19$3,270.70$2,946.50$7,671.70$7,297.50
20$3,424.20$3,100.00$8,054.20$7,680.00
21$3,577.70$3,253.50$8,436.70$8,062.50
Each Add'l Hour$153.50$153.50$382.50$382.50

Tuition, Fee, and Charge Descriptions

Tuition, fees, and charges are assessed to students based on semester credit hours (SCH), a set charge per semester, or specific services. They are either required by all students, charged to everyone taking specific courses or anyone receiving specific services, or charged only for voluntary products or services. The number in parentheses is the statute number authorizing the tuition, fees, and charges.

  1. Graduate Resident Tuition: $88 per SCH. Set at twice the undergraduate statutory rate by Board of Regents per statute (54.008 and 54.051). Required
  2. Graduate Non-Resident Tuition: $317 per SCH. Combined tuition ($306/SCH) and Graduate Programs Enhancement Fee ($11/SCH). Set by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board per statute (54.008 and 54.051). Required
  3. Designated Tuition: $44 per SCH. Set by Board of Regents per statute (54.0513). Required
  4. Alternative TASP Remedial Charge: $75 for students who fail the TASP exam in a particular area but do not need course-based remediation (55.16). Specific
  5. Application Charge: $30 to defray costs incurred in processing applications for graduate admissions (55.16). Specific
  6. Audit Charge: $20 for enrolled U.T. Arlington students, $100 for non-enrolled students to defray administrative costs of registering non-credit participants in scheduled classes (55.16). Voluntary
  7. Campus and Community Involvement Records Charge: $5 for registration and five copies ($2 for additional copies) to defray cost of establishing and maintaining a student Campus and Community Involvement Record (55.16). Voluntary
  8. Career Services Charge: $25 for 10 files, $1 for each additional file to defray costs of placement registration, software and software license fees and services (55.16). Voluntary
  9. Catalog Charge: $3 ($6 if mailed) to defray costs of printing and mailing catalogs (55.16). Voluntary
  10. Check Cashing Charge: $0.25 per check or 1 percent of check amount (whichever is greater) to defray costs associated with providing check cashing (55.16). Voluntary
  11. Computer and Information Technology Charge: $14 per SCH to provide for the development of campus computer and network facilities for academic programs (55.16). Required
  12. Counseling and Advising Charge: $20 per semester to defray costs of a new counseling office in the College of Engineering (55.16). Specific
  13. Course Charges: $2-$500 per course in addition to required tuition, fees, and charges to defray costs of course supplies, materials, instruments, equipment, or individual coaching or instruction (54.051, 54.504, 55.16). See the Schedule of Classes for exact amounts. Specific
  14. Credit by Examination Charge: $20-$100 per course to defray costs of course materials and costs associated with administering and scoring the tests (55.16). Voluntary
  15. Delinquent Accounts Receivable Charge: $10 per month to defray cost of maintaining a unified delinquent accounts system for registration fees and charges, housing, and fines, including mailings and referral to collection agencies (55.16). Specific
  16. Distance Learning Charges: (55.16) specific
    1. $20-$500 per course to defray cost of providing distance learning courses as defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
    2. Engineering Internet Charge: $75 per SCH to defray costs of producing and offering engineering internet courses.
    3. TAGER Charge: $75 per SCH to defray cost of materials and operations related to courses taught in TAGER network.
    4. TeleCampus Charge: $56-$213.50 to defray cost for courses offered through the UT System TeleCampus.
    5. Video Tape Charge: $142 per SCH to defray costs of video tape delivery of graduate engineering courses.
  17. Duplicate Diploma Charge: $20 to defray costs of duplicate diploma and diploma cover (55.16). Voluntary
  18. English Tutorial Clinic Charge: $25 per course to defray costs of providing a tutorial clinic for students enrolled in English 0300 and 0301 (55.16). Specific
  19. Field Placement Insurance Charge: To defray blanket liability insurance for students enrolled in courses requiring a practicum or field placement. (55.16) Specific
    1. School of Social Work: $12 per course
    2. Nursing Liability Fee: $61/year (fall)
  20. Graduate Services Charge: $24 per student to defray costs related to orientation, mailings, advising and registration services provided to all College of Business Administration graduate students (55.16). Specific
  21. Graduation Charges for Doctoral and Master's Candidates: $6.30-$50 (55.16). Specific and Voluntary
    1. In Absentia: $15 to defray administrative costs of processing graduation applications for students who are not currently enrolled.
    2. Dissertation and Thesis Charges (Actual costs will be charged.)
      1. Binding: $30 maximum
      2. Microfilming (Dissertation): $55 ($100 maximum)
      3. Microfilming (Thesis): $45 ($75 maximum)
      4. Copyright Registration (optional): $45 ($75 maximum)
      5. Mailing: $8-$45
      6. Personal Copies (optional): $6.50
    3. Late Application Fee: $50 to defray administrative costs associated with application for graduation after the published deadline.
  22. Graduation Charge: $15 to defray costs of diploma, diploma cover and other costs associated with graduation (55.16). Specific
  23. Health Insurance Charge: variable (to match premium for approved U.T. System student insurance plan) to defray costs of mandatory insurance for international students holding non-immigrant visas and living in the United States (55.16). Specific
  24. ID Card Activation Charge: $10 per semester for activation of a student ID card (55.16). Required
  25. ID Card Replacement Charge: $10 to defray administrative costs of reissuing student ID cards (55.16). Specific
  26. Installment Tuition Handling Fee: $10 per billing ($20/semester maximum) to cover costs related to providing installment payment option (54.007). Specific
  27. Instrument Users Charge: $10 - $55 per course to defray costs of replacement and maintenance of equipment (55.16). Specific
  28. Intercollegiate Athletics Fee: $8.50 per SCH ($115 maximum) for the funding of intercollegiate athletics (54.5121). Required
  29. International Education Fee: $1 per semester for an international education financial aid fund to assist students participating in international student exchange or study programs (54.5132). Required
  30. International Student Application Charge: $60 per student to defray costs of the individualized credential evaluations required in international student admission decisions (55.16). Specific
  31. International Student Service Charge: $50 per semester for services provided to international students by the International Office (55.16). Specific
  32. Laboratory Fees: Certain laboratory courses require mandatory laboratory fees that vary from $2 to $30 and must not exceed the cost of actual materials and supplies used by the student. See the individual course descriptions for exact amount (54.501). Specific
  33. Late Registration Charge: $25 per registrant to defray costs associated with keeping registration open after published times (55.16). Specific
  34. Library Charges: variable (see below) to defray handling costs associated with computer searches, processing lost items, and items returned after the due date and costs of other Library operations (54.504 & 55.16). Specific and Voluntary
    1. Overdue Charges
      1. Recalled Items: $2 per day ($24 maximum).
      2. Regular Check-Out: $0.25 per day ($25 maximum).
      3. Reserve Items: $1.20 per hour ($50 maximum).
    2. Lost or Damaged Items: $35 processing fee plus any fines accrued and actual cost of item.
    3. Inter-Library Loan Late Charge: $2 per day ($50 maximum).
    4. Dissertation/Thesis handling: $15
    5. Preservation on Photo Print Orders: $4 per print.
    6. Special Collections Charge: $50 for 1-25 images; $100 for 26+ images.
    7. Special Collections Photocopy Charge: $0.15 per image for books and bound materials; $0.25 per image for manuscripts; $0.35 per image for clippings.
  35. Library Service Charge: $7.50 per SCH for the enhancement of library collections and services (55.16). Required
  36. Locker Rental Charge: $3-$25 to defray administrative, and lock and key costs (55.16). Voluntary
  37. Math Clinic Charge: $15 per course to defray costs of providing a tutorial clinic for students enrolled in math courses (55.16). Specific
  38. Medical Services Fee: $35 per semester for providing medical services to students (54.50891). Required
  39. Multimedia Charge (College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, and School of Nursing): $3 per course to defray the cost of repairing, replacing and maintaining multimedia equipment (55.16). Specific
  40. Music Instrument Charge: $25 to defray costs of replacement and maintenance of musical instruments (55.16). Specific
  41. Orientation Charge: $20-$25 per student to defray costs associated with new student advising and preregistration (55.16). Specific
  42. Recreational Facility Fee: $9 per semester to defray the costs to finance, construct, renovate, improve, equip and maintain recreational sports facilities and to operate recreational programs at the University (54.5122). Required
  43. Registration Charge: $5 per semester to defray the costs of a telephone and Internet registration system (55.16). Required
  44. Reinstatement Charge: $150 to defray processing costs and lost revenue associated with reinstatement of a student due to failure to complete necessary financial aspects of registration when due. Reinstatements approved on a limited basis (55.16). Specific
  45. Returned Check Charge: $25 per check to defray administrative costs for reprocessing or collecting checks written on insufficient funds (54.504 & 55.16). Specific
  46. Sponsored Student Charge: $200 per semester to defray costs associated with international sponsored student advising, registration and monitoring (55.16). Specific
  47. Student Service Fee: $9.60 per SCH ($115.20 maximum) to fund student-related services such as recreational activities, student government and organizations, and student publications (54.503). Required
  48. Student Union Fee: $39 per semester for finance, construction, operation and maintenance of the student union building and its programs (54.515). Required
  49. Teacher Certification Deficiency Plan Charge: $25 per plan for U.T. Arlington graduates and $35 per plan for non-U.T. Arlington graduates to defray costs associated with the preparation and issuance of the plans (55.16). Voluntary
  50. Telephone Registration Facsimile Charge: $2 to defray costs associated with providing long distance fax service within the U.S. (55.16). Voluntary
  51. Test Charges: $5-$125 to defray costs associated with administering and scoring institutional/academic tests (55.16). Specific
  52. Transcript Charges: $5 to defray costs of retrieving, duplicating and mailing transcripts (55.16). Voluntary

Other Fees, Charges, and Expenses

Mav Express Card Charge

As noted under Tuition, Fee, and Charge Descriptions, each student at U.T. Arlington is required to pay a $10 Mav Express Card activation charge for the fall, spring, and 11-week summer semesters. The 5-week summer session, Maymester, and Winter Session are $5 each. The Mav Express Card is used for checking books from the Library, cashing checks at the University Center or Bursar Services, as well as for admission to various University activities such as athletic events and for other situations requiring personal identification. As an option, a student may choose to deposit money on the Mav Express Card. This debit feature is called MAV M$NEY. Students may use MAV M$NEY at Dining Services, Bursar Services, University Center, University Bookstore, vending machines, copiers, and many other campus locations. The Mav Express Card is a permanent card. As a student registers for a semester, the card is automatically validated. It is not necessary to obtain an additional Mav Express Card unless the student loses or destroys the card. The replacement charge for a lost or destroyed card is $10.

General Property Deposit

The Texas Education Code, Section 54.502(a), directs that "an institution of higher education may collect a reasonable deposit not to exceed $100 from each student to insure the institution against losses, damages, and breakage in libraries and laboratories. The deposit shall be returned on the withdrawal or graduation of a student, less any amount necessary to cover any loss, damage, or breakage caused by the student." The University of Texas at Arlington shall collect a property deposit of $10.

Deposits are refunded automatically at the end of the semester to students who graduate or withdraw. Deposits are refunded by request at the end of the semester to students who neither graduate nor withdraw, but do not plan to return. Property deposits which are dormant for four years are forfeited into the Student Deposit Scholarship Fund.

Parking Decal Charge

All students who drive to campus need a permit to park legally on campus. During registration, students should indicate that they need a permit for their vehicle. Students registering by telephone or on the Web will be mailed a permit to their current University mailing address. If students do not receive their permit by the first day of class, they will need to pick up a pass at the University Police Parking Office, 700 S. Davis Drive. If students withdraw from school any time before classes begin or before the census date, they must bring their permit to the Parking Office to receive a full/partial refund. If the permit is not returned, a refund cannot be given and the student is responsible for full payment. Students who lose or misplace their permits will be charged full price for a replacement. If the Parking Office is not notified of loss or non-receipt of a permit, the student will be held responsible for all fees pertaining to the permit.

Students are responsible for picking up a copy of the Rules and Regulations booklet that contains campus parking policies. The University Police Parking Office is open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays. Persons with disabilities will need to provide the appropriate documentation and should obtain their parking permits from the University Police Parking Office.

For additional parking information, call 817-272-3907 or visit the Web site www.uta.edu/police/.

Maverick Parking Garage

2002-2003 Parking Passes*

Day Student: $350 per semester

Night Student: $140 per semester (official meeting time of all classes must be 5:30 p.m. or later)

* In addition to the semesterly rates above, a $20 gate card deposit is required.

2003-2004 Parking Passes

Charges not available at time of printing.

Hourly parking is subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the Maverick Parking Garage at 817-272-2370 for specific information.

International Student Health Insurance

International students are required to purchase The University of Texas at Arlington Student Health Insurance Plan while enrolled at the University. Exceptions to this requirement are:

Proof of coverage and benefits provided must be documented and must be comparable to the University-sponsored plan. All policies under the three categories of exceptions must contain at least a $7,500 repatriation benefit and a $10,000 medical evacuation benefit. All policies must meet USIA regulations for those in "J" status. If coverage does not include medical evacuation and repatriation, supplemental policies covering those items will be made available.

Tuition, Fee, and Charge Exemptions

State law provides several exemptions for tuition, fees, and charges. Students qualified for a reduced rate in any of the following categories must have that eligibility certified prior to registration. These exemptions are provided in summary form. For more information, refer to the Texas Education Code, Section 54.201 et seq.

  1. Non-residents may qualify for resident tuition rates if eligibility in one of the following categories is certified prior to registration.
    1. Professors employed at least one-half time and teaching/research assistants and associates employed at least one-half time in positions that relate to their degree programs, as well as their spouses and children as described in section 54.059 and 54.063 of the Texas Education Code.
    2. Holders of certain competitive scholarships of $1,000 per year or more awarded through The University of Texas at Arlington scholarship committee per section 54.064 of the Texas Education Code. The student must compete against other students, including Texas residents, for the scholarship. The scholarship must be awarded by a scholarship committee officially recognized by the U.T. Arlington administration and be approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board under criteria developed by the board.
    3. Individuals or a member of a family who have located to Texas as an employee of a business or organization that became established in this state as part of the program of state economic development and diversification if such individual meets the terms and conditions set forth in Section 54.052(h) of the Texas Education Code.
    4. An officer, enlisted person, selectee or draftee of the Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve of the United States, who is assigned to active duty in Texas, and the spouse and children of such an officer, enlisted person, selectee or draftee, if they meet the terms and conditions set forth under Section 54.058 of the Texas Education Code.
    5. Individuals under 18 years of age or who are a dependent of divorced parents if one parent is a Texas resident under the conditions set forth in Section 54.0551 of the Texas Education Code.
  2. Section 54.203 of the Texas Education Code provides that Texas veterans and their children may qualify for exemption from tuition and some fees and charges (not to exceed 150 hours):
  3. Section 54.204 of the Texas Education Code provides an exemption from tuition, mandatory fees and charges, not to exceed 120 undergraduate hours, for children of disabled firefighters and peace officers. To qualify for this exemption, the applicant must apply for exemption before age 21 and be a child of a (1) full-paid or volunteer firefighter; or (2) full-paid municipal, county or state peace officer or custodian of the Department of Corrections or game warden disabled in the line of duty. This exemption does not apply to general property deposits or to fees or charges for lodging, board, or clothing, nor to any semester beginning after the date of their 26th birthday.
  4. Peace officers who are permanently disabled in the line of duty and are Texas residents may be exempt, not to exceed 12 semesters of undergraduate hours as defined in section 54.204 of the Texas Education Code.
  5. An exemption from tuition, mandatory fees and charges is provided for Texas residents who are blind or whose sense of hearing is nonfunctional as provided under Section 54.205 of the Texas Education Code.
  6. Students who are under 21 years of age or are 25 years of age and receive a majority of support from a parent who has been classified by the Defense Department as a prisoner of war or missing in action at the time of their registration may be exempt from tuition, mandatory fees and charges as provided by Section 54.209 of the Texas Education Code.
  7. Individuals who were in foster care or other residential care may be exempt from tuition, mandatory fees and charges if they meet the qualifications set forth under section 54.211 of the Texas Education Code.
  8. Certain undergraduate students who were dependent children receiving AFDC during their last year of public high school in Texas may be exempt from payment of tuition, mandatory fees and charges if they meet the terms and conditions set forth under Section 54.212 of the Texas Education Code.
  9. Senior citizens (persons age 65 or older) may enroll on a space available basis for up to six credit hours per semester without payment of tuition as provided in Section 54.210 of the Texas Education Code.
  10. Eligible educational aides may be exempt from payment of tuition, mandatory fees and charges, other than class or laboratory fees, if they meet the terms and conditions set forth under Section 54.214 of the Texas Education Code.
  11. Students admitted into the Early Admission Program and simultaneously enrolled in high school and U.T. Arlington (dual enrollment) may be exempt from payment of certain fees and charges.
  12. The highest ranking graduate of each accredited high school (valedictorians) may be exempt from the payment of tuition during both semesters of the first regular session immediately following their graduation as provided in Section 54.201 of the Texas Education Code.
  13. The Employee Fee Waiver is available, per section 54.5035 of the Texas Education Code., to U.T. Arlington faculty and staff members employed in benefits eligible positions. Any employee with an appointment of 4.5 months or more, paid not less than 50 percent time from any source of University funds, and not employed in a position requiring student status as a condition of employment is eligible for this fee waiver.
  14. The surviving spouse or child of certain public employees killed in the line of duty may be eligible for the exemption of tuition, mandatory fees and charges (not to exceed a bachelor's degree or 200 hours), qualified room and board, and textbooks as defined in Section 615.0225 of the Government Code.

In Absentia Registration Fee

A candidate for a degree who has completed all requirements for graduation by the last date to qualify for in absentia registration (see Graduate School calendars) and who needs to register in the University for the sole purpose of having a degree conferred may register in absentia with permission of the Graduate Advisor and the Dean of Graduate Studies. To obtain permission, the student should file a Request to Register in Absentia. A student registered in absentia may not enroll for courses. The in absentia registration fee is $15; no refund is made for the cancellation of an in absentia registration. In addition to paying the cost of in absentia registration, the candidate must file an application for graduation and pay the diploma fee for the semester of graduation.

Academic Common Market

The Academic Common Market is an interstate agreement for sharing academic programs through an exchange of students across state lines. Fifteen southern states take part in the Academic Common Market. Texas and Florida participate at the graduate level only. Selected out-of-state programs that are not offered in a student's home state can be accessed through the Academic Common Market at in-state tuition rates.

For information on the graduate programs at The University of Texas at Arlington that are available through the Academic Common Market and the states that have access to those programs, contact the Graduate School or the Academic Common Market coordinator in the home state.

Further information on the Academic Common Market may be obtained from the Texas State Coordinator for the Academic Common Market: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, Texas, 78711. Phone: 512-427-6525. E-mail: mcdonougla@thecb.state.tx.us

Payment of Tuition, Fees, and Charges

Your registration will be billed on a "Registration Account" statement approximately one month before the beginning of the semester and due prior to the first class day. Students who register close to the first class day will be billed each night as they register but should not wait until they receive their statement to pay.

Visit www.uta.edu/fees for information on due dates, deadlines, penalties and fee refunds.

Failure to pay a debt owed to the University will be reported to national credit bureaus and subject to collection efforts as allowed by law.

Payment Options and Locations

The University accepts cash, checks, traveler's checks, money orders, and the following credit cards: Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express. Any form of payment (check, electronic bank draft, or credit card) that is returned unpaid can result in enrollment withdrawal and additional penalties.

Questions may be directed to Bursar Services, 817-272-2172.

Concurrent Enrollment

Cooperative Programs Between University of Texas System Components

A student concurrently enrolling at two or more University of Texas System components may register and pay tuition, fees, and charges for all courses through the student's home institution. Detailed procedures may be obtained from the registrar of the student's home institution. The concurrent enrollment agreement and waiver of specified fees and charges applies only to students following the concurrent enrollment procedures specified by the registrar of the home institution.

The charges for the following will be assessed and collected at the home institution for the other institution(s):

Student services at the second institution will be made available to concurrently enrolled students paying the appropriate student service fees at the second institution.

Some institutions have a reciprocal agreement for honoring parking permits. Details may be obtained from the police departments on each campus.

Concurrently enrolled students should report any problems concerning registration, payment of tuition, fees, and charges or other matters related to concurrent enrollment procedures to the registrar of the home institution.

Concurrent students wishing to add or drop courses must do so in compliance with the host institution's policy. On or before the host institution's Census Date, adds or drops may be done through the home institution's registrar. After the Census Date, drops must be done at the host institution.

Residency Regulations

Resident classifications are determined in accordance with Title 19, Chapter 21, Subchapter B of the Texas Administrative Code and the rules of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for determining residence status. Except as specifically provided by law, an individual classified as a non-resident student must pay tuition, fees, and charges required of non-resident students. Students may access the Coordinating Board's rules at www.thecb.state.tx.us/CBRules/.

An independent individual 18 years of age or older who moves to Texas and is gainfully employed in Texas for 12 months prior to enrolling in an institution of higher education is entitled to classification as a resident student unless the individual is in Texas for some purpose other than establishing residence in the state. A student enrolling in an institution of higher education prior to having lived in Texas for 12 months immediately preceding the time of enrollment will be classified as a nonresident student.

The residence of a dependent who is under 18 years old is generally the residence of the parent with whom the individual lives. The residence of a dependent 18 years of age or older is the residence of the parent who claims the individual as a dependent for federal income tax purposes.

After living in Texas for at least 12 months, a nonresident student may be reclassified as a resident student if business and personal facts or actions are unequivocally indicative of a fixed intention to reside permanently in Texas. A nonresident student classification is presumed to be correct as long as the residence of the individual in Texas is primarily for the purpose of attending an educational institution.

Students claiming resident status must provide documentation to confirm that they have a legal right to be classified as resident students. Students must affirm under oath that they are entitled to be classified as residents for purposes of tuition. Foreign students living in the United States under a visa permitting permanent residence, aliens who are permitted by Congress to adopt the United States as their domicile while they are in this country, and individuals who obtain permanent resident status while in Texas have the same privilege of qualifying for Texas resident status for tuition purposes as do U.S. citizens.

Generally, a student attending The University of Texas at Arlington who is not classified as a resident student will be charged non-resident tuition. Certain nonresident students, however, are entitled to pay tuition and other fees required of Texas residents. For example, military personnel assigned to duty in Texas, and their spouses and dependent children, are entitled to pay the same tuition as a Texas resident if certain documentation is provided. Similarly, students who hold a competitive academic scholarship of $1,000 per year or more awarded through The University of Texas at Arlington are entitled to pay resident fees and charges. Other exceptions to the requirement that nonresident students pay nonresident tuition, fees, and charges
are included in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules for determining residence status.

The responsibility of registering under and maintaining the proper residence classification rests on the student. If there is any question concerning the student's classification at the time of registration, or any time thereafter, it is the student's obligation to consult with the residence advisor in the Graduate School and have the student's classification officially determined. All requests for reclassification should be submitted to the Graduate School at least 30 days prior to the registration period in question.

Residency appeals are made to the Residency Appeals Committee. Decisions of the committee are final.

Audit of Student's Schedule and Fee Audit Adjustments

All adds, drops and other registration adjustments through the Census Date each semester will cause an immediate, automatic fee recalculation. All withdrawals once classes begin as well as add/drops or tuition adjustments done after the Census Date will be computer audited approximately six weeks into the semester in the fall and spring, sooner in the short semesters. At that time, the appropriate charges or credits will be added to the student's registration account. Refunds will be applied to any University charges, with any remaining balance being mailed to the student.

Refunds

Total Withdrawal from School

A student who officially withdraws through the Student Administration section of the Registrar's Office will receive a refund according to the schedule below.

1. A student who withdraws prior to the first class day will receive a 100 percent refund.

2. If the foregoing condition is not met, then the refund shall be as shown below.*

Fall and Spring Semesters

During class days 1 through 5 80%
During class days 6 through 10 70%
During class days 11 through 15 50%
During class days 16 through 20 25%
After 20th class day no refund

Summer Sessions

During class days 1 through 3 80%
During class days 4 through 6 50%
After sixth class day no refund

Intersessions

On first class day 80%

On second class day 50%

After second class day no refund

* Class days noted are official University class days. They are not the individual student's class meeting days.

3. Parking refunds must be applied for separately at the Parking Office, 700 S. Davis Drive.

Return of Title IV Aid Funds

Effective with the fall semester of 2000, a federally mandated statutory schedule must be used to determine the amount of federal aid funds students have earned when they cease attendance based on the period the students were in attendance. The amount of federal aid earned is the percentage of federal aid that has been earned, multiplied by the total amount of federal aid that was disbursed for the period. Any funds this pro-rata schedule show to be unearned must be returned to the aid programs by the students. This schedule will be used until 60 percent of the period has passed, after which all aid funds will be considered to have been earned.

Dropping Course(s) but Continuing Enrollment

All the additional costs that apply to courses dropped before the Census Date, when the student continues enrollment in other course(s), will be refunded.

Payment of Refunds

Enrollment withdrawal refunds cannot be made until a computerized audit of tuition, fees and charges has been performed; thus, refunds normally cannot be issued until approximately six weeks after a semester begins in the fall and spring semesters, sooner in short semesters. Refunds are credited to the student's registration account, with any residual mailed to the student's designated mailing address. For your convenience, direct deposit of your refund is available. Contact Bursar Services for information.

Refunds for recipients of certain types of financial aid administered through the University will be applied to the accounts from which the funds were received, as directed by the Financial Aid Office.

Inquiries concerning refunds should be directed to Bursar Services, Room 130, Davis Hall, 817-272-2172.

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