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Tuition and Fees

WTAMU has implemented a guaranteed tuition and fee plan for all undergraduate students, commencing Fall Semester 2014.  This plan encompasses statutory tuition, designated tuition, differential tuition, and mandatory fees.  Although certain mandatory fees may be changed by student referendum, the increase in those fees will not be assessed until the expiration of the guaranteed plan for those currently enrolled.  Each year a new guaranteed tuition and fee plan will be applied to incoming students not previously enrolled.  The plan will include four-year, three-year, two-year, and one-year rates for freshman through senior students based on the student's completed semester credit hours.  Upon the expiration date of the assigned plan, if the student has not completed the degree requiremens, tuition and fees will be charged at the guaranteed rate in effect for the next academic year.  The guaranteed plan is based  upon a continuous clock that starts when the student first enrolls and expires at the end of the guaranteed time period.  A waiver process for the assigned plan end date will be established for students who are enrolled in programs that require more than 120 credit hours for graduation, and for unexpected withdrawals due to illness or catastrophic events.

Tuition:

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 per semester credit hour (minimum of $120 per semester).  The rate for International Students for the 2014-15 academic year is $412 per semester credit hour.

Designated Tuition - Designated tuition rates are set by the University, and revenue generated is utilized for operations of the University, state mandated set-asides for need-based scholarships, 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 - Differential tuition is a separate tuition charged per semester credit hour to 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.  The differential tuition charge is assessed only when the student has matriculated from pre-nursing, pre-business, or pre-engineering/computer science.                                                                      

Mandatory Fees:       

University Services Fee - A fee (assessed per semester credit hour) to support the operations of the following programs/services:  advising, international education, library, records, technology, traffic safety, transportation and Washington, D.C. interns.

Enhancement Fees -  Include the following:  accreditation enhancement fee for students admitted into the undergraduate and graduate Education and Social Work programs; a Music Program Enhancement  Fee for students with a declared major in Music; and a Music Voice Program Enhancement Fee for students enrolling in Voice courses.  These fees vary and are assessed per term.

Undergraduate Academic Enhancement Fee - An enhancement fee that applies only to students who do not have differential tuition or other enhancement fees assigned.  Students who are assessed a differential tuition or other enhancement fee will be exempt from this fee.  This fee is assessed at $2.25 per semester credit hour.             

Health Fee - A 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.

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

Intercollegiate Athletic Fee - A fee ($22 per semester credit hour - maximum of $264) distributed by the university for debt service on the recreational/sports complex and by the athletic director for all intercollegiate athletic activities and scholarships.

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For details of cost by residency (Texas/border county resident, border state resident, and out-of-state, non-resident and international) by semester credit hour, please check Cost of Attendance.

Graduate students will not participate in the guaranteed tuition and fee plan.  Graduate students are assessed all tuition and mandatory fees, listed above with the exception of the Enhancement Fees that are not program specific.  Additionally, graduate students are assessed graduate tuition at the rate of $66.43 per semester credit hour.

Education on Demand Courses are not included in the guaranteed tuition and fee plan.