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 estimated 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.
Tuition and fees are subject to change. For current tuition and fees, see the Student Accounting and University Services web site at essc.unt.edu/saucs/tuition.htm.
Based on a 15-hour enrollment for two semesters, a Texas resident should expect to pay $3,565.00 (plus instructional fees), and a nonresident should expect to pay $10,105.00 (plus instructional fees). Special fees may be assessed for practice rooms or studios.
Undergraduate students who attempt 45 or more semester credit hours beyond the minimum number of hours required for completion of their degree program may be charged additional tuition amounts. This limit applies only to hours attempted by students who initially enroll as undergraduates in the 1999 Fall Semester or in a subsequent 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.
A fixed student union fee is collected from each enrolled student for the purpose of operating, maintaining, improving and equipping the University Union. Activities financed by the student union fee are limited to those in which the entire student body is eligible to participate.
The library use fee is collected in proportion to the number of credit hours for which a student registers to support the development and maintenance of library collections and to provide expanded operating hours and other services to meet student needs.
A fixed student records fee is collected from each enrolled student to cover the costs of producing and maintaining student records and producing transcripts for current and former students.
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 - $302 | 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.
All applicants new to the University of North Texas must pay a $40 (U.S. residents and permanent resident aliens) or $50* (all others, i.e., international students) non-refundable admission application fee.
* The application fee was under review at the time this publication went to press. Contact the Office of Admissions for correct fee for 2003-2004.
The Texas Legislature has the authority to modify or eliminate installment payment of tuition at each regular or called legislative session.
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.
Handling fee: $12.50
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" in this section for further information.
Any student erroneously classified as a resident will be reclassified and 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 of 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 Texas accredited high schools are exempted from payment of tuition for the first two long semesters after graduation from high school. Students 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 waivers 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 for up to six 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.
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 semesters and after the second class week in the summer semesters. Note: If all classes for the semester are dropped, see "Schedule of Withdrawal Refunds" in this section.
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.
Through 8/24/2002 | 100%
8/25/2002-9/02/2002 | 80%
9/03/2002-9/09/2002 | 70%
9/10/2002-9/16/2002 | 50%
9/17/2002-9/23/2002 | 25%
*Delinquent payment 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 fees ($12.50) are non-refundable.
1. must have enrolled for the first time in an institution of higher education in the fall 1997 semester or later;
2. must be requesting a rebate for work related to a first baccalaureate degree received from a Texas public university;
3. must have been a resident of Texas, must have attempted all coursework at a Texas public institution of higher education, and have been entitled to pay resident tuition at all times while pursuing the degree; and
4. must have attempted no more than 3 hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required to complete the degree under the catalog under which the student will graduate.
Hours attempted include transfer credits, courses that are dropped after the official census date, for-credit developmental courses, optional internship and cooperative education courses and repeated courses. Courses dropped for reasons that are determined by the institution to be totally beyond the control of the student shall not be counted.
For additional information concerning tuition rebates, contact the Registrar's Office or your academic adviser.
Students are responsible for any additional amounts due UNT resulting from auditing and correction of records after registration fees have been paid including all registration assessment errors, change from off-campus to on-campus classes, invalid employment waivers, etc.
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, 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).
If a student wishes to be withdrawn, the Registrar's Office should always be contacted as soon as possible.
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 (Federal Perkins or Federal 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 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 for most programs;
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 students and summer visiting students are not eligible for financial aid.
2. Refunds and Repayments. 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 must 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:
a. complete all course degree requirements within a maximum of 186 semester credit hours of enrollment; and
b. complete a minimum number of hours by the end of each academic year based on each student's registered hours.
Using the following chart to determine the number of hours that must be completed, the student should locate the total number of registered hours. The student must then complete, pass and earn credit in the number of hours listed below.
Total Registered Hours | Minimum Earned, Completed and Passed Hours
1 | 1
2 | 2
3-5 | 3
6-11 | 6
12-15 | 9
16-19 | 12
20-23 | 15
24+ | 18
All academic requirements are effective whether or not financial aid has ever been applied for or received. For students not meeting reasonable academic progress at the end of an enrollment period, the reasonable academic progress will be reevaluated at the end of the next semester attended at UNT to determine if the student will be eligible for financial aid.
The qualitative measure requires an undergraduate to maintain the minimum cumulative UNT grade point average. The minimum cumulative grade point average is 2.0 for undergraduate students.
Financial aid recipients must notify Student Financial Aid and Scholarships before dropping courses or withdrawing. Current award year or future aid eligibility may be affected. 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.
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.
Available scholarships and student financial
aid programs are described below. If additional information is needed, contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student's academic qualifications. Generally, UNT scholarships range in value from $200 to $4,000. The most prestigious is the Board of Regents Excellence scholarship for $4,000 per year. This award is renewable for three years based on continued academic performance. Out-of-state and international students who are recipients of university competitive academic scholarships may be eligible to receive a waiver of out-of-state tuition.
Application forms for General Academic Scholarships are available from Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, located in the Eagle Student Services Center. Applications received by March 1 will be given first consideration for the upcoming academic year. Application forms for departmental scholarships as well as deadline information are available from the individual departments and schools of the university.
Funds are awarded based upon the availability of monies, expected family contribution, established financial need, 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 (800) 827-1000.
Student Employment and Career Services, located in Suite 320 on the third floor of the University Union, provides a variety of employment opportunities on and off campus to currently enrolled students in order to help them offset their college expenses and develop good work records. For information, call (940) 565-2425. Information regarding on- and off-campus jobs can be accessed on our web site (www.unt.edu/ses). A job-line is also available for off-campus jobs at (940) 369-JOBS (369-5627).
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.
For information concerning fees charged for residence hall living, consult the UNT Tuition, Fees and Other Charges brochure printed for the particular academic year in which enrollment is planned or write to the Housing Department, P.O. Box 311310, Denton, TX 76203-1310.
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