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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 has implemented a guaranteed tuition 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.

Please see Tuition and Fees for detailed information on mandatory tuition and fees.

Residency Status

Residency is determined by the Admissions Office based on infomation provided by students applying for admission.

Categories of residency as of Fall 2015 are:

  • Texas Resident/Border County
  • Non Resident, Border State, (New Mexico and Oklahoma)*
  • Non Resident, Out of State
  • Non Resident, International

*Kansas and Colorado students that enrolled on the 2014 Fall/2015 Spring Guaranteed tuition rate tables are grandfathered to keep Border State residency status for the life of the guaranteed tuition and fee schedule the student has been billed on. See Rate Tables below for guaranteed rates.
 

Eligible Border Counties

Border County students from the following counties are eligible to pay statutory rate of $50 per semester credit hour, and designated tuition of $130.24 per semester credit hour at the Texas resident rate:

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

Non Resident, Border State and Non Resident, Out of State Students

Students from any state in the United States may be eligible to pay the statutory tuition rate of $80 per semester credit hour (tuition set by the State of Texas; Texas resident rate of $50 plus $30). Non Resident, Out of State students have the Non-Resident, Out of State Waiver applied to their billing to bring the statutory tuition rate to the same rate billed for Non-Resident, Border State students.  Designated tuition, (tuition set by West Texas A&M University) varies slightly between Border State and Out of State rates according to rate tables, (see tables below).

International Students

  • The international student tuition rate is $412 per semester credit hour for students who enrolled on the guaranteed tuition table for the 2014–2015 academic year.

  • The international student tuition rate is $440 per semester credit hour for new students who enroll on the guaranteed tuition table for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • Tuition and fee rates are approved 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.

 


Declared Majors with an Approved Differential Tuition Rate*

  • College of Business- All declared majors in the College of Business require differential tuition, notated on the tables as COB.
  • Engineering and Computer Science- All declared majors in the Department of Engineering and Computer Sciences require ECS differential tuition, notated on the tables as ECS. This tuition is not applicable to pre-engineering majors.
  • Nursing- All declared majors in the Department of Nursing require differential tuition. This tuition is not applicable to declared pre-nursing majors.

*Differential Tuition rates are an additional charge per semester credit hour, (notated as SCH at the top of each tuition and fee schedule below), for sophomores through graduate classifications. 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. 


Declared Majors with an Approved Additional Flat Fee**

  • Educator Preparatory- All teacher education majors as coded by the Department of Education, 806-651-2668 for more information.
  • Social Work- All declared Social Work majors, 806-651-2590 for more information.
  • 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 on tables, with the exception of the Academic Enhancement fee which is charged per credit hour, (notated as SCH at the top of each tuition and fee schedule below).


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 per credit hour.

Information on Rate Tables

2014-2015 Fall/Spring Rate Tables        2014-2015 Summer Rate Tables      2014-2015 Intersession Rate Tables  

2015-2016 Fall/Spring Rate Tables

 

Fall 2014/ Spring 2015 Rate Tables

The table below is set for 15 semester credit hours for undergraduate students and 9 semester credit hours for graduate students who enrolled in Fall 2014/Spring 2015. To determine the appropriate link, students will use the classification they registered under for Fall 2014/Spring 2015. For example, a student who registered as a Freshman in Fall 2014, and is now classified as a Sophomore for Fall 2015 will continue to use the Fall 2014 4-year guaranteed rate linked below.

Senior and Graduate rates only apply to students who enrolled in one semester, either Fall 2014 or Spring 2015, at the rates given below. These students have one more semester at the guaranteed rate on this table before they are assigned to the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 table given below this table.

 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 guarantee)

Texas Resident/ Border County Rates

$3,685.80
Freshman/ Texas Resident
$3,645.48
Sophomore/ Texas Resident 
$3,605.58
Junior/ Texas Resident
$3,566.38
Senior/ Texas Resident

$2,969.17
Graduate/ Texas Resident

Border State
(NM, CO, OK, KS)

 Rates

$4,161.14
Freshman/ Border State
$4,115.50
Sophomore/ Border State
$4,070.56
Junior/ Border State
$4,026.32
Senior/ Border State

$3,244.30
Graduate/ Border State

Non-Border State Rates

$4,441.14
Freshman/ Non-Border State

$4,337.82
Sophomore/ Non-Border State


$4,236.18
Junior/ Non-Border State

$4,135.80
Senior/ Non-Border State

$3,300.64
Graduate/ Non-Border State
International Rates $9,421.14
Freshman/ International
$9,317.82
Sophomore/ International
$9,216.18
Junior/ International
$9,115.80
Senior/ International
$6,288.64
Graduate/ International


Fall 2015/ Spring 2016 Rate Tables

The table below is set for 15 semester credit hours for undergraduate students and 9 semester credit hours for graduate students who enrolled for the first time at West Texas A&M University in Fall 2015/Spring 2016, and for returning students who were not enrolled in the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 academic year.

 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 guarantee)

Texas Resident/ Border County Rates

$3,757.30
Freshman/ Texas Resident
$3,715.44
Sophomore/ Texas Resident 
$3,675.68
Junior/ Texas Resident
$3,634.94
Senior/Texas Resident

$3,021.86
Graduate/ Texas Resident

Non-Resident, Border State
(NM and OK)

 Rates

$4,241.32
Freshman/ Border State
$4,194.42
Sophomore/ Border State
$4,149.62
Junior/Border State

$4,103.70
Senior/ Border State

$3,301.58
Graduate/ Border State

Non-Resident, Out of State

$4,622.96
Freshman/ Out of State

$4,517.96
Sophomore/ Out of State


$4,413.94
Junior/ Out of State

$4,312.02
Senior/ Out of State

$3,407.96
Graduate/ Out of State
Non-Resident, International $10,022.96
Freshman/ International
$9,917.96
Sophomore/ International
$9,813.94
Junior/ International
$9,712.02
Senior/ International
$6,647.96
Graduate/ International


Summer 2015 Rate Tables

The table below is set for 3 semester credit hours for undergraduate and graduate students who were enrolled at a guaranteed tuition rate for the first time at West Texas A&M University in Fall 2014 through Summer 2015.

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 guarantee)
+$66.43/ credit hour

Texas Resident/ Border County Rates

$842.10
Freshman/ Texas Resident

$833.46
Soph/ Texas Resident

$824.91
Junior/ Texas Resident

$816.51
Senior/ Texas Resident 

$1,014.69
Graduate/ Texas Resident

Border State
(NM, CO, OK, KS)

 Rates

$937.53
Freshman/ Border State
$927.75
Sophomore/ Border State

$918.12
Junior/ Border State

$908.64
Senior/ Border State

$1,106.40
Graduate/ Border State

Non-Border State Rates

$997.53
Freshman/ Non-Border State

$975.39
Sophomore/ Non-Border State

$953.61
Junior/ Non-Border State

$932.10
Senior/ Non-Border State

$1,125.18
Graduate/ Non-Border State

International Rates

$1,993.53
Freshman/ International

$1,971.39
Sophomore/ International

$1,949.61
Junior/ International

$1,928.10
Senior/ International

$2,121.18
Graduate/ International


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January (Winter) and May (Spring) Intersession 2014-2015 Rate Tables

The table below is set for 3 semester credit hours for undergraduate and graduate students who were enrolled at a guaranteed tuition rate beginning Fall 2014 through Summer 2015.

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 guarantee) +$66.43/ credit hour

Texas Resident/ Border County Rates

$786.20
Freshman/ Texas Resident

$777.56
Sophomore/ Texas Resident

$769.01
Junior/ Texas Resident

$760.61
Senior/ Texas Resident 

$958.79
Graduate/ Texas Resident

Border State
(NM, CO, OK, KS)

 Rates

$881.63
Freshman/ Border State
$871.85
Sophomore/ Border State

$862.22
Junior/ Border State

$852.74
Senior/ Border State

$1,050.50
Graduate/ Border State

on-Border State Rates

$941.63
Freshman/ Non-Border State

$919.49
Sophomore/ Non-Border State

$897.71
Junior/ Non-Border State

$876.20
Senior/ Non-Border State

$1,069.28
Graduate/ Non-Border State

International Rates

$1,937.63
Freshman/ International
$1,915.49
Sophomore/ International

$1,893.71
Junior/ International

$1,872.20
Senior/ International

$2,065.28
Graduate/ International

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