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Tuition and Fees

For details of cost by residency (Texas and border counties resident, border state resident, non-resident and international) by semester credit hour, please check Cost of Attendance.  Amounts shown below are the rates for Fall Semester 2014 and Spring Semester 2015.

Statutory Tuition - Statutory tuition rates are set by the Texas Legislature. The rate for Texas residents is $50 per semester credit hour (minimum of $120 per semester; $60 per summer session). The Border State rate is $80.00 per semester credit hour (minimum of $120 per semester)  The rate for International Students for the 2013-14 academic year is $404 per semester credit hour.

Designated Tuition - A mandatory tuition for operations of the University, scholarship set-asides and building upkeep and improvement.  Designated tuition is charged per semester credit hour up to 12 hours, is a fixed amount for 12 to 18 hours, and is charged per semester credit hours for hours above 18 per term.

Differential Tuition - A mandatory tuition for students who have been admitted into the Nursing program with a declared major of nursing; into the business program with a declared major in a College of Business concentration; or into the School of Engineering and Computer Science with a declared major in engineering, engineering technology, or computer science.                                                                                                   

Health Fee - A mandatory fee ($41.80 per semester, $20.90 per summer session) for the operation of a student clinic on campus.

Student Service Fee - A mandatory fee ($17.60 per semester credit hour –– maximum of $217.80 per semester, $108.90 per summer session) distributed by the Campus Student Fee Committee for various campus services and organizations.

Student Center Complex Fee - A mandatory fee ($8 per semester credit hour –– maximum of $96 per semester, $4 per semester credit hour--maximum of $48 per summer session) for operation and maintenance of student centers.

Technology Fee - A mandatory fee ($19 per semester credit hour) to provide, operate, maintain and staff facilities and equipment that helps promote computer literacy among the entire student body.

Traffic Safety Fee - A mandatory fee ($1 per semester, $2.50 per summer session) to maintain and repair campus traffic controls.

Records Fee - A mandatory fee ($15 per semester, $7.50 per summer session) to combine drop/add fees, transcript fee, graduation fee and ID card fees and to support the offices providing these functions.

Rec Sports Fee - A mandatory fee ($70 per semester, $35 per summer session) to finance, construct, operate, maintain and improve recreational sports facilities and programs.

International Education Fee - A mandatory fee ($4 per semester) for international student exchanges and study abroad programs.

Library Fee - A mandatory fee ($7 per semester credit hour) for the ongoing operational expenses of the Cornette Library.

Washington, DC Intern Fee - A mandatory fee ($1 per semester) to assist students participating in approved internships in Washington, D.C.

Intercollegiate Athletic Fee - A mandatory fee ($22 per semester credit hour - maximum of $264) distributed by the athletic director for all intercollegiate athletic activities and scholarships.

Advising Fee - A mandatory fee ($35 per semester; $17.50 per summer session) for advising activities of all students at the University. 

Transportation Fee - A mandatory fee ($14 per semester) to operate and maintain shuttle service for the campus and parking spaces/lots.