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Guaranteed Tuition

Financing a college education can be a challenge for many families, but officials at West Texas A&M University have a plan that will ease those budget woes while offering a built-in incentive for students to finish their degrees on time.

WTAMU is implementing a guaranteed tuition plan for fall 2014. It’s a plan that, depending on the number of semester hours earned, locks in a tuition rate for the rest of a student’s education as long as that student graduates on time. And knowing that locked-in rate offers students and parents an amazing tool in planning for college. Families can plan with confidence on yearly college expenses knowing that tuition paid the first year will remain the same through the senior year. Plus, the guaranteed tuition plan is an incentive for students to graduate on time to save money.

Current students, graduate students, transfer students as well as out-of-state and border students get the same tuition perk, too. Incoming freshman will be on the four-year plan while others, depending on the number of credit hours earned, will be on either the three-year plan (30-59 hours), two-year plan (60-89 hours) or one-year plan (more than 89 hours). Locked-in rates for the 2014-2015 academic year will be based on a 2.2 percent inflation rate—one of the lowest in the state compared to other universities—and will be guaranteed for four years.

Rate Tables
The tables below give the cost of attendance based on classification and residency status. These costs are approved by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents. Some declared majors have an approved differential tuition rate, others have an additional flat fee. For undergraduate students that are not in these declared majors, an undergraduate academic enhancement fee is added.

Information on Rate Tables
College of Business- COB. All declared majors in the College of Business require COB major differential tuition
Engineering and Computer Science- ECS. All declared majors in the Department of Engineering and Computer Sciences require ECS major differential tuition.
Nursing- All declared nursing majors require Nursing major differential tuition.
Differential Tuition rates are an additional charge per semester credit hour, notated as SCH. These rates are not included in courses that are not reported for SCH on official transcripts. These charges are only applied after a major has been officially declared which is usually sophomore or junior year.

Educator Prepartory
- All teacher education majors as coded by the Education Department, 806-651-2668.
Social Work- All declared Social Work majors, 806-651-2590.

Music- All declared music majors unless enrolled in a 2 or 3 credit hour voice course.
Voice- All students enrolled in voice courses for 2 or 3 credit hours.
Fees are an additional charge at the flat rate listed below, with the exception of the Academic Enhancement fee which is charged per credit hour.

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January (Winter) and May (Spring) Intersession 2015 Rate Tables
The table below is set for 3 semester credit hours with links to each tuition and fee schedule which gives the cost of attendance ranging from one to 15 hours.
 

Residency Undergraduate Freshman
(4-year rate guarentee)
Undergraduate Sophomore
(3-year rate guarentee)
Undergraduate Junior
(2-year rate guarentee)

Undergraduate Senior
(1-year rate guarentee)

Graduate
(1-year rate guarentee)

Texas Resident/Border County Rates

$786.20
Freshman/Texas Resident

Additional Fees:

Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other freshman:

$2.25/credit hour

$777.56
Soph/Texas Resident


Soph/Texas Resident COB/ECS Major

Soph/Texas Resident
Nursing Major


Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep: $30.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors:
$2.25/credit hour

$769.01
Junior/Texas Resident


Junior/Texas Resident COB/ECS Major

Junior/Texas Resident Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

Educator Prep: $30.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$760.61
Senior/Texas Resident
 

Senior/Texas Resident COB/ECS Major

Senior/Texas Resident Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep: $30.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors:
$2.25/credit hour

$759.50
Graduate/Texas Resident


Graduate/Texas Resident COB/ECS Major

Graduate/Texas Resident Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep: $20.00
Social Work: $75.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

Border State
(NM, CO, OK, KS)

 Rates

$881.63
Freshman/Border State

Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

 

All other freshman: $2.25/credit hour

$871.85
Sophomore/Border State

Sophomore/Border State COB/ECS Major

Sophomore/Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

 

Educator Prep: $30.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$862.22
Junior/Border State

Junior/Border State COB/ECS Major

Junior/Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

Educator Prep: $30.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major:
$125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$852.74
Senior/Border State

Senior/Border State COB/ECS Major

Senior/Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

 

Educator Prep: $30.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$851.21
Graduate/Border State


Graduate/Border State COB/ECS Major

Graduate/Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

Educator Prep: $20.00
Social Work: $75.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

Non-Border State Rates

$941.63
Freshman/Non-Border State

Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

 

All other freshman: $2.25/credit hour

$919.49
Soph/Non-Border State


Soph/Non-Border State COB/ECS Major

Sophomore/Non-Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

Educator Prep: $30.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$897.71
Junior/Non-Border State

Junior/Non-Border State COB/ECS Major

Junior/Non-Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

Educator Prep: $30.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$876.20
Senior/Non-Border State

Senior/Non-Border State COB/ECS Major

Senior/Non-Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

Educator Prep: $30.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$869.99
Graduate/Non-Border State

Graduate/Non-Border State COB/ECS Major

Graduate/Non-Border State Nursing Major

 

Fees added for other majors:

Educator Prep: $20.00
Social Work: $75.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00


International Rates

$1937.63
Freshman/International

Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

 

All other freshman: $2.25/credit hour

$1915.49
Soph/International

Soph/International COB/ECS Major

Soph/International Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

Educator Prep: $30.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$1893.71
Junior/International


Junior/International COB/ECS Major

Junior/International Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

Educator Prep: $30.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour
 

$1872.20
Senior/International

Senior/International COB/ECS Major

Senior/International Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

Educator Prep: $30.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$1865.99
Graduate/International

Graduate/International COB/ECS Major

Graduate/International Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

Educator Prep: $20.00
Social Work: $75.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

 


Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Rate Tables

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The table below is set for 15 semester credit hours for undergraduate and 9 semester credit hours for graduate.

 Residency Undergraduate
Freshman 
(4-year rate guarantee)
Undergraduate
Sophomore 
(3-year rate
guarantee)
Undergraduate
Junior 
(2-year rate guarantee)
Undergraduate
Senior 
(1-year rate guarantee)
Graduate
  (1-year rate guarentee)
+$66.43/credit hour

Texas Resident/Border County Rates

$3,685.80
Freshman/Texas Resident

Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other freshman:
$2.25/credit hour
 

$3,645.48
Sophomore/Texas Resident

Soph/Texas Resident COB/ECS Major

Soph/Texas Resident
Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep:$60.00
Social Work: $75.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$3,605.58
Junior/Texas Resident

Junion/Texas Resident COB/ECS Major

Junior/Texas Resident
Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep:$60.00
Social Work: $75.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$3,566.38
Senior/Texas Resident

Senior/Texas Resident COB/ECS Major

Senior/Texas Resident
Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep:$60.00
Social Work: $75.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$2,969.17
Graduate/Texas Resident

Graduate/Texas Resident COB/ECS Major

Graduate/Texas Resident
Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep: $35.00
Social Work: $90.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

Border State
(NM, CO, OK, KS)

 Rates

$4,161.14
Freshman/Border State


Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other freshman:
$2.25/credit hour

$4,115.50
Sophomore/Border State

Soph/ Border State COB/ECS Major

Soph/Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep: $60.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$4,070.56
Junior/Border State

Junior/ Border State COB/ECS Major

Junior/Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep: $60.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$4,026.32
Senior/Border State

Senior/ Border State COB/ECS Major

Senior/Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep: $60.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$3,244.30
Graduate/Border State

Graduate/Border State COB/ECS Major

Graduate/Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

Educator Prep: $35.00
Social Work: $90.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

 

Non-Border State Rates

$4,441.14
Freshman/Non-Border State

Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other freshman:
$2.25/credit hour

$4,337.82
Sophomore/Non-Border State


Soph/ Non-Border State COB/ECS Major

Soph/Non-Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep: $60.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$4,236.18
Junior/Non-Border State

 

Junior/Non-Border State COB/ECS Major


Junior/Non-Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep: $60.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$4,135.80
Senior/Non-Border State

Senior/Non-Border State COB/ECS Major

Senior/Non-Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep: $60.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$3,300.64
Graduate/Non-Border State


Graduate/Non-Border State COB/ECS Major

Graduate/Non-Border State Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

Educator Prep: $35.00
Social Work: $90.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00
 

International Rates $9,421.14
Freshman/International


Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other freshman:
$2.25/credit hour

$9,317.82
Sophomore/International

Soph/International COB/ECS Major

Soph/International Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep: $60.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$9,216.18
Junior/International

Junior/International COB/ECS Major

Junior/International Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep: $60.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$9,115.80
Senior/International

Senior/International COB/ECS Major

Senior/International Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:
Educator Prep: $60.00
Social Work: $50.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00

All other majors: $2.25/credit hour

$6,288.64
Graduate/International


Graduate/International COB/ECS Major

Graduate/International Nursing Major

Fees added for other majors:

Educator Prep: $35.00
Social Work: $90.00
Music Major: $125.00
Voice Class: $225.00



Residency Status

Residency is determined by the Admissions Office based on information provided by students applying for admission.  Categories of residency are:

  • Texas Resident/Border County 

  • Border State, (New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas)

  • Non-Border State

  • International

 

Eligible Border Counties

Border County students from the following counties are eligible to pay tuition at the Texas resident rate of $50 per semester credit hour:

Oklahoma:

  • Beaver

  • Cimarron

  • Jackson

  • McCurtain

  • Beckham

  • Cotton

  • Jefferson

  • Roger Mills

  • Bryan

  • Ellis

  • Love

  • Texas

  • Choctaw

  • Harmon

  • Marshall

  • Tillman

 New Mexico:

  • Curry

  • Otero

  • Dona Ana

  • Quay

  • Eddy

  • Roosevelt

  • Lea

  • Union

Border State and Non-Border State Students

Students from any state in the United States may be eligible to pay the tuition rate of $80 per semester credit hour as statutory tuition, (Texas resident rate of $50 plus $30). Designated tuition varies slightly between Border State and Non-Border State rates according to rate tables, (see tables above).
 

International Students

  • The international student tuition rate will be $412 per semester credit hour for the 2014–2015 academic year.

  • Tuition and fee rates are set by the Texas Legislature and the Board of Regents, Texas A&M University System.

  • The rates are subject to change as required by these entities.

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