Students are responsible for payment of the following charges.
The UNT Board of Regents has been granted the authority, within established guidelines, to set graduate tuition rates by program.
Graduate tuition for all graduate level courses (5000- and 6000-level courses) at UNT is $26 per hour above the undergraduate rate. To calculate the costs for graduate-level courses (5000- and 6000-level courses), use the table below and then add $26 multiplied by the number of hours to the total amount. For example, this makes the minimum amount for graduate enrollment at UNT for 3 hours a total of $514.10 for Texas resident tuition and mandatory fees during the fall or spring semester.
Student Service Fees Student service fees are assessed in proportion to the number of semester credit hours for which a student registers to cover the cost of student services that directly involve or benefit students, including, but not limited to, recreational activities, artist and lecture series, cultural entertainment series, debating and oratorical activities and student government.
Each student who enrolls pays a property damage deposit that is refundable on request upon final withdrawal or graduation. If not claimed within four years after last enrollment date, the deposit is non-refundable. Refund request forms are available at Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services.
Instructional fees are due at the time of registration or the payment deadline for early registered students. These fees are refundable according to the university refund policy. If a student desires to know what portion of an instructional fee falls into each category listed below, they may contact Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services at (940) 565-3225 or the Registrar's Office at (940) 565-2111.
Special service fees are collected to help offset the cost of materials and services a student is eligible to receive while enrolled in a course. These fees are directly related to classroom, laboratory or practicum activity and may cover the wages of employees who assist in the instructional process such as models, tutors, proctors or laboratory assistants.
The chart below shows the breakdown of course fees currently charged by UNT.
Amount of Fee* | Number of Courses* $ 0 - $ 30 | 2,956
$ 31 - $ 50 | 986
$ 51 - $ 100 | 229
$ 101 - $ 150 | 89
$ 151 - $ 200 | 56
$ 201 - $ 250 | 15
$ 251 - $ 300 | 15
$ 301 - $ 350 | 2
$ 351 - $ 400 | 6
Over $ 400 | 6
*Fees based on information available as of March 2002 for fall 2002.
Fees are subject to change. To hear the most current total instructional fee charges by course, call ASSIST at (940) 565-3701.
International students applying to the University of North Texas Toulouse School of Graduate Studies must pay a $50* non-refundable admission application fee. The fee must be paid in U.S. dollars.
Admission applications will not be processed until after the application fee is received. Admission decisions will be made after all academic credentials are received and evaluated.
Contact the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies for more information at (940) 565-2636, (888) UNT-GRAD, DallasForth Worth metro (817) 267-3731, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The application fee was under review at the time this publication went to press. Contact the Office of Admission for the correct fee for 2003-2004.
UNT provides for the payment of tuition and fees during the fall and spring semesters through the following alternatives:
1. full payment of tuition and fees upon registration or by the payment deadline for early registration; or
2. one-half payment of tuition and fees upon registration, or by the payment deadline for early registration, with separate one-fourth payments prior to the start of the sixth and 11th class weeks. Note: All course-related or optional fees are paid with the initial installment payment.
Tuition and fees must be paid in full for each summer term upon registration or by the payment deadline for early registration. Tuition payment by installment is not offered during the summer.
NOTE: All instructional fees and optional fees are paid with the initial installment payment including the non-refundable handling fee of $12.50. Students who choose the installment plan option recognize they are in a contractual relationship and accept the terms of the installment plan contract.
A student who fails to make payment of tuition and fees (including any incidental fees) by the due date may be prohibited from registering for classes until full payment is made. A student who fails to make payment prior to the end of the semester may be denied credit for the work done that semester.
See Schedule of Classes for procedures and policies concerning installment payment of tuition.
Bills are not mailed for registration. Account balances and schedule information may be obtained by calling ASSIST at (940) 565-3701 or going to WebBills for students (essc.unt.edu/saucs).
Fees charged for late registration, duplication of records, graduation and regalia, late filing for graduation, replacement diplomas and miscellaneous items are noted at essc.unt.edu/saucs and in the 2002-2003 Tuition, Fees and Other Charges brochure available at Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services.
Students who are not legal residents of Texas must pay nonresident tuition, including the statutory tuition charges and standard university fees approved by the Board of Regents. Admission requirements for nonresidents are the same as for resident students.
Certain residency exceptions do not affect actual residency status but do allow for a nonresident tuition exemption. Refer to "Tuition and Fee Waivers" below for further information.
Any student erroneously classified as a resident will be reclassified and will be required to pay all out-of-state tuition due. Attempts to evade nonresident fees may subject the student to the statute penalty and to possible disciplinary action.
2. Certain orphans of members of the U.S. armed forces, Texas National Guard and Texas Air National Guard are exempted from payment of tuition.
3. Certain students from other nations of the American hemisphere are exempted from payment of tuition.
4. Deaf or blind Texas residents are exempted from payment of tuition and mandatory fees.
5. Certain disabled peace officers are exempted from payment of tuition and fees.
6. Children of disabled firemen, peace officers, employees of the Texas Department of Corrections and game wardens are exempted from payment of tuition.
7. Children of U.S. prisoners of war or persons missing in action are granted exemption of tuition.
8. Resident rather than nonresident tuition is applied to out-of-state students enrolled through the Academic Common Market.
9. Resident rather than nonresident tuition is applied to U.S. military personnel and dependents. (Certificate must be approved by the Registrar prior to registration.)
10. Resident rather than nonresident tuition is applied to teachers and professors of Texas state institutions of higher education, their spouses and their children.
11. Resident rather than nonresident tuition is applied to a teaching or research assistant provided the student is employed at least one-half time by UNT in a position that relates to the degree sought.
12. Resident rather than nonresident tuition is applied to a nonresident holding a UNT competitive academic scholarship of at least $1,000 for the academic year or summer for which the student is enrolled.
13. Certain university fees are waived for students enrolled only in courses designated as off-campus or internships.
14. Highest-ranking graduates (valedictorians) of accredited Texas high schools are exempted from payment of tuition for the first two long semesters after graduation from high school. Student must pay mandatory fees and course fees.
15. Certain Texas residents who are or have been in foster care or other residential care are exempted from payment of tuition and mandatory fees.
16. Certain Texas residents who have received financial assistance under Chapter 31 of the Human Resources Code (AFDC) qualify for a tuition and fee waiver for one year.
17. Resident rather than nonresident tuition is applied to individuals and dependents relocating to Texas as part of the program of state economic development and diversification.
18. Certain early high school graduates from Texas are exempt from the payment of tuition. Student must pay mandatory fees and instructional fees.
19. Students 65 years or older are exempt from paying tuition and graduate tuition up to 6 credit hours each semester. Students must pay mandatory fees and instructional fees.
20. Certain educational aides who are employed in the State of Texas may be exempted from payment of tuition and fees.
A student who drops a course or withdraws from the university within certain time periods may be entitled to a partial refund of tuition and fees. These refunds are calculated according to the category and time schedule listed below. Delinquent payment fees, late registration charges, publication fees, fees for student ID and installment handling fees are non-refundable. Any financial obligation to UNT must be resolved before any refunds will be made.
To calculate the refund for a class dropped, take the fee paid for the original hours and subtract the fee shown in the 2002-2003 Tuition, Fees and Other Charges brochure for the new number of hours. The difference between the two is the amount credited to the student account. Refunds for dropped classes are processed after the sixth class week in the long semester and after the second class week in the summer semesters. Note: If all classes for the semester are dropped, see "Schedule of Withdrawal Refunds" below.
Students applying for financial aid are required to notify Student Financial Aid and Scholarships before dropping any class to learn how it will affect current or future financial aid eligibility.
2. Total tuition, mandatory fees and estimated instructional fees charged for number of hours enrolled at the end of the 12th class day for long semesters or the 4th class day for summer semesters. (6 hours) $802.70 ($772.70 + $30.00)
3. Difference $239.40
The difference (Line 3) is the amount credited to your student account and applied to any balance or installment payment due UNT before any refund will be made.
Additional information may be found at essc.unt.edu/saucs and in the 2002-2003 Tuition, Fees and Other Charges brochure or by contacting Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services.
The withdrawal schedule and percentage of a pro-rata refund pertain to total withdrawal from the semester and are mandated by federal law. Please contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships regarding pro-rata refund schedules and percentages.
Request for a refund of this deposit should be made to Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services.
Withdrawal Dates | Percent of Refund (less non-refundable fees*)
*Delinquent payments fees ($10), late registration charges ($25), publication fees ($13 per fall or spring semester, $6.50 per summer term, $3.25 per mini-mester), ID card fees ($3) and installment handling fee ($12.50) are non-refundable.
Upon receipt of a returned check, notification is mailed to the issuing party or the individual in whose behalf the check was issued. The address on the check and/or the address in the official university records is used. The check is payable on or before 10 working days from the date of the notice. Only cash, cashier's check or money order is accepted for payment of the returned check and service charge ($25 per check).
A student may be withdrawn immediately from the university if payment is not made within the stated time period. DO NOT, however, stop attending classes unless you receive official notification of your withdrawal. Notification of withdrawal is made to the address on the check and/or the address in the official university records.
After the check and service charge are paid in full, a student may request reinstatement. This process must be initiated in person within five days from the date of withdrawal, and a $40 reinstatement fee is charged. A student may not be reinstated more than once per academic year.
An appeal is possible if the student believes the university has prejudicially applied this return check policy. Notice of such intention must be given in writing to the Dean of Students Office within five days of the withdrawal date.
Check issuing privileges are suspended while any returned check and/or service charge are outstanding.
If the university receives three or more returned checks during an academic year, the check-issuing privileges of the individual are revoked.
If all attempts to collect a returned check have failed, a student may be dismissed from UNT and civil or criminal legal action may be taken in accordance with Texas state law (Sections 31.06 and 32.41 of the Texas Penal Code).
Qualified graduate students and prospective students should communicate directly with the chair of the major department to obtain information and application blanks. No fellowship or assistantship appointment is regarded as final until the applicant has obtained admission to the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.
The Doctoral Fellowships provide three years of support (with departmental assistance) for full-time study in pursuit of a doctoral degree. The fellowships provide $16,000 for the first year of a doctoral student's graduate study. Departments receiving fellowships for their students guarantee that students will be supported for at least two succeeding full academic years, provided they maintain satisfactory progress toward the doctoral degree sought. Departmental support is equivalent to that provided other similarly-situated students for teaching or research assistantships/fellowships or other appropriate professional work, except that departments also guarantee support through the summer sessions.
The Master's Fellowships provide one year of support for full-time study in pursuit of a master's degree. The fellowships are in the amount of $8,000 for the first year of a master's student's full time graduate study. Departments are encouraged to supplement the Master's Fellowships in whatever ways their resources allow.
UNT also participates in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Almost all scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student's academic qualifications.
Generally, UNT scholarships range in value from $200 to $2,500. The most prestigious are the Board of Regents' Chancellor's and President's scholarships. Out-of-state and international students who are recipients of university competitive academic scholarships also receive a waiver of out-of-state tuition.
Application forms and a brochure listing graduate scholarships are available on the second floor of the Eagle Student Services Center. The application deadline for university wide scholarships awarded by the University Scholarship Committee is March 31, unless otherwise noted. Application forms for departmental scholarships, as well as deadline information, are available from the individual departments and schools of the university.
For additional requirements for fellowships, assistantships and scholarships, see the graduate studies web site: www.gradschool.unt.edu.
Fall/spring semester: June 1
Spring semester only: October 1
Summer sessions: April 1
A UNT summer application is required for summer financial aid. This application is available online (http://essc.unt.edu/finaid), or at Student Financial Aid and Scholarships beginning February for the following summer sessions.
1. establish eligibility by completing and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal Application;
2. not be in default on any Title IV loan (Perkins or Stafford), or owe a refund or repayment on educational funds received at any institution;
3. be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States;
4. be registered for the draft with the Selective Service if you are a male at least 18 years old born after December 31, 1959 (most males between the ages of 18 and 25, including permanent residents and other eligible noncitizens, are required to register with Selective Service);
5. enroll in and maintain at least a half-time class load;
6. use all funds received through financial aid for educational purposes;
7. be accepted for admission by the university and enrolled in a degree program;
8. be making reasonable academic progress;
9. have a valid Social Security Number; and
10. have a high school diploma or a GED (general equivalency diploma).
Note: Transient and summer visiting students are not eligible for financial aid.
2. Refunds and Payments. If you officially withdraw, cease attendance, or are administratively withdrawn from UNT, any refund of tuition and fees and other university charges will be assessed for return to programs from which you (or your parents if they received a Federal Parent Loan) were originally paid. An additional "repayment" calculation will be performed to determine if you must repay a portion of the assistance paid directly to you for living expenses.
Student Financial Aid and Scholarships personnel will apply the federally mandated formula for the return of financial aid funds. Funds will be returned to the programs from which the money was paid to you in the following order:
In addition, it is possible you will owe a repayment of unearned financial aid funds if you cease enrollment prior to the 60 percent completion point of any enrollment period for which you received financial aid funds. The completion point is based on the total number of class days in an enrollment period.
3. Official transcripts are not issued to any student who has an unpaid account or owes a defaulted federal student loan received from any university.
4. Federal and state regulations require that each student maintain reasonable academic progress to be eligible for financial aid programs. Minimum standards must be achieved by the end of any given enrollment period at UNT. Reasonable academic progress is defined in both quantitative and qualitative measures. The quantitative measure requires an undergraduate to complete a minimum number of required course hours each semester of enrollment as defined below.
Number of current registered hours | Minimum number of current earned hours and pass/fail hours
9 or more | 6
5 to 8 | 5
3 to 4 | 3
2 | 2
1 | 1
The qualitative measure requires a graduate student to maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all enrolled hours including undergraduate courses. Enrollment hours for loan deferment and financial aid eligibility may differ from those published in this catalog. Also see "Enrollment Certification" in the Enrollment section of this catalog. Financial aid recipients must notify Student Financial Aid and Scholarships before dropping courses or withdrawing. Current semester, current year or future aid eligibility may be affected.
5. Refer to the Financial Aid brochure for enrollment hour requirements. Full-time, three-quarter-time and half-time enrollment may be defined differently by the Registrar's Office.
My Financial Aid is the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships new self-service web application that allows interactive access to financial aid information. Most of the financial process can now be completed online which increases efficiency, understanding, and student control. My Financial Aid allows you to check for required documents and their status, view real-time processing information and the next step needed in the packaging process, accept or reject offered awards, read payment information, and complete other processes that formerly required a paper process. My Financial Aid is available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Links to My Financial Aid are provided at http://essc.unt.edu. Click on "Help in Using this System" on My Financial Aid's home page to see further instruction on use.
Texas Public Education Grant
Funds are awarded based upon availability of monies, established financial need, at least half-time enrollment, and maintaining reasonable academic progress standards as defined by the office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
The Department of Veterans Affairs also provides educational assistance to widows and children of veterans who died while in service or after discharge from a service-connected disability, and wives and children of veterans who have a service-connected disability considered to be total and permanent in nature. Forms and information concerning certification for VA benefit purposes are available in the Registrar's Office.
Veterans with specific questions concerning the administration of benefits should contact the regional VA office in Waco at (800) 827-2012.
Application forms and information on tuition waivers for qualified veterans are available at Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services, first floor, Eagle Student Services Center.
Repayment begins nine months after termination of at least half-time enrollment, and general repayment criteria vary depending upon the time the funds are borrowed from the program.
All Federal Stafford Loans are awarded based upon established financial need, at least half-time enrollment, and maintaining reasonable academic progress standards as defined by the office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted before an award will be determined. Maximum and aggregate limits are imposed based upon classification status. Repayment criteria vary depending upon the time the funds are borrowed.
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