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Frequently Asked Questions


How much do I owe? What classes am I registered for?

This information can be found on Buff Advisor.

How much do I have to pay to hold my schedule?
A minimum payment of one-fourth of tuition and fees must be made by payment due dates during the fall and spring semesters, and a payment plan must be submitted. Full payment must be made during intersessions and summer terms. Caution! Students adding classes after an initial payment is made must maintain full payment for intersessions and summer terms and at least one-fourth payment of tuition/fees for fall/spring terms.

Will my schedule be removed if my payment is postmarked on the payment deadline?
Yes. The schedule removal process only recognizes payments received on or before the payment deadline.

Can I pay my tuition/fees in installments during the summer?
No, the installment payment plan is NOT available for intersessions and summer terms. Tuition/fees must be paid in full. Check Buff Advisor for information about short term tuition and fee loans.

Will I be charged additional fees if my registration schedule is removed?
Yes, if your priority registration schedule is removed, you will be charged a $25 reinstatement fee. If your late registration schedule is removed, you will be charged a $100 late registration nonpayment enrollment fee.

When are late fees assessed?
A $4 per semester credit hour registration fee is assessed for students registering after early registration of each semester. A $15 late payment fee is assessed for late payment on the installment plan.

What can I do if my financial aid is not available by the due date?
You may apply for an emergency tuition and fee loan on Buff Advisor.

What happens if my check bounces?
Returned checks must be paid in cash, money order or cashier's check. A service fee of $30 per check is also assessed.

What form of payment will University cashiers accept?
Personal check, cash, money order, cashier's check, credit and debit cards (American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover).

Where can I send my payment?
WTAMU Accounting and Business Office, WT Box 60999, Canyon, TX 79016.

Can anyone pay on my account?
Yes, however checks used for payment to a student's account are the responsibility of the student. The student's account number is also required.

If I want to send an "express" payment, where would I send it?
Attn: West Texas A&M University, 2403 Russell Long Blvd., Canyon, TX  79015

Do financial aid and scholarships apply to intersessions?
No.

Will a thesis/dissertation waiver hold my schedule?
No.

Does a Hazelwood waiver cover full tuition/fees?
No. It does not waive the student service fee or traffic safety fee.