The amounts shown below are provided to better assist students and parents in assessing the cost of enrolling at the University of North Texas (UNT). While this information is intended to be comprehensive, tuition, fees, room and board are subject to increase or decrease without notice by action of the Texas Legislature and/or the Board of Regents of UNT. Students are responsible for any additional amounts due UNT resulting from post audits and corrections, including all fees and waivers (i.e. registration assessing errors, changing from off-campus to on-campus classes, invalid employment waivers, etc.). For current information on tuition and fees, see Tuition, Fees and Other Charges for the particular academic year in which enrollment is planned, or inquire on the Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services web site (essc.unt.edu/saucs ). Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services is open from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. See essc.unt.edu/saucs for current tuition and fees.
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 $46 per hour above the undergraduate rate.
All Fees Subject To Change Explanation of Fees (Fees are Subject to Change)
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.
The chart below shows the breakdown of course fees currently charged by UNT.
Amount of Fee* / Number of Courses*
$0 -$30 / 2,924
$31-$50 / 1,100
$51-$100 / 315
$101-$150 / 121
$151-$200 / 42
$201-$250 / 16
$251-$300 / 21
$301-$350 / 2
$351-$400 / 5
Over $400 / 6
*Fees based on information available as of April 2003 for fall 2003.
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 $75 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 email@example.com.
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 2003-2004 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.
The student is responsible for knowing residence status and for registering under the proper status. Any questions concerning residence must be discussed with the proper authority in the Office of Admissions and/or Registrar's Office prior to registration.
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.
A student who is at any time classified as a nonresident retains nonresident status until reclassification as a resident is applied for and is officially approved by the Registrar.
Students who are classified as residents but become nonresidents by virtue of any change of domicile must notify the Registrar of such change immediately. Students who believe they have been erroneously classified have the opportunity for appeal. The appeal is to be made to the authority by whom the original classification was assigned, either in the Office of Admissions or in the Registrar's Office.
Several exemptions and waivers are available to qualifying students. Brief descriptions of these are listed below. Waiver refunds must be requested during the semester application is made. Such requests must be made prior to the 12th class day in long semesters the 4th class day in summer terms, and the 2nd class day in mini-mesters. Requests for retroactive refunds cannot be honored. Additional information and applications are available at Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services. Posted waivers are subject to post audit and correction.
1. Certain veterans, dependents, etc., of the armed forces of the United States are exempted from payment of tuition.
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.
Refunds are made for any course dropped through the 12th class day for the long semester, through the 4th class day in the summer or through the 2nd class day in a mini-mester. The semester's first class day is always the first official university day of classes and not the first day of an individual's class.
To calculate the refund for a class dropped, take the fee paid for the original hours and subtract the fee shown in the 2003-2004 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.
Withdrawal refunds are determined by the number of enrolled semester credit hours at the time of withdrawal. Withdrawal percentages are applied to the total amount of tuition and fees as prescribed by state law, not the amount paid. The withdrawal schedule and percentages of refund shown below pertain to total withdrawal from the semester and are mandated by the state legislature. The semester's first class day is always the first official university day of classes and not the first day the individual attends class. A withdrawal refund is based on the day of withdrawal, regardless of the date the class first meets.
Additional information may be found at essc.unt.edu/saucs and in the 2003-2004 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.
A student who does not return to the university because of a transfer, graduation or withdrawal from school must request a refund of the property damage deposit; the refund is not automatic. If not claimed within four years after the last enrollment date, the deposit is non-refundable and the proceeds are used to fund scholarships and student union activities.
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*)
Through 8/23/2003 -- 100%
8/24/03-9/01/03 -- 80%
9/02/03-9/08/03 -- 70%
9/09/03-9/15/03 -- 50%
9/16/03-9/22/03 -- 25%
Through 1/10/2004 -- 100%
1/11/04-1/17/04 -- 80%
1/18/04-1/26/04 -- 70%
1/27/04-2/02/04 -- 50%
2/03/04-2/09/04 -- 25%
Through 5/08/04 -- 100%
5/09/04-5/10/04 -- 80%
5/11/04-5/12/04 -- 50%
Through 5/29/04 -- 100%
5/30/04-6/02/04 -- 80%
6/03/04-6/08/04 -- 50%
Through 7/04/04 -- 100%
7/05/04-7/07/04 -- 80%
7/08/04-7/13/04 -- 50%
*Delinquent payments fees ($10), late registration charges ($25), publication fees ($20 per fall or spring semester, $10.00 per summer term, $5.00 per mini-mester), ID card fees ($3) and installment handling fee ($12.50) are non-refundable.
Room and board fees are subject to increase and decrease by action of the Texas Legislature and/or the UNT Board of Regents.
UNT is a state-assisted institution subject to state laws. Extension of credit is prohibited and all financial obligations to the university must be paid when due. Tuition, fees, and room and board are subject to change by action of the Texas Legislature or the UNT Board of Regents.
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.
Checks issued by a third party in payment of a student's tuition, fees or other charges made by UNT should be made payable to the student rather than solely to the university or jointly to the student and UNT. Arrangements may be made with Student Financial Aid and Scholarships in cases where cash amounts should not be made available to the student.
A returned check is defined as any check or similar sight order returned to the university unpaid due to no fault of the bank or the university.
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).
A student who has not already done so will be withdrawn from UNT on the date the returned stop-payment check is received by UNT. A returned check service charge ($25 per check) will be assessed. Tuition refund charges are computed by normal refund policy.
Fellowships and assistantships are awarded annually by almost all departments of the university to qualified graduate students. The number awarded annually depends upon departmental needs for the services of such appointees. Compensation varies with the type of services rendered by the appointee, the amount of time required for performance of the duties, and individual academic qualifications and experience. Appointments and awards ordinarily are made by the departments early in the spring, to take effect at the beginning of the next academic year.
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 Toulouse School of Graduate Studies annually awards a number of generous fellowships to new doctoral and master's students. Eligibility for these fellowships is limited to students nominated by academic departments and programs from among new students beginning their doctoral or master's degree course work in the fall semester. In 2002-2003, the school was able to award 10 doctoral fellowships and 15 master's fellowships; in 2003-2004, the school anticipates being able to award several additional fellowships. Departmental nominations are normally due in the graduate school at the end of February each year.
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.
Most graduate scholarships at UNT are awarded and administered by either the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies or the individual departments, schools and colleges. However, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships also offers a limited number of awards to graduate students.
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.
UNT provides several methods of assisting students in financing their education. Applications and complete descriptions of all programs, requirements and qualifications are available at Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, Eagle Student Services Center, www.unt.edu/finaid, or call (940) 565-2302.
The application period begins January 1 of each year for the following academic year (fall/spring/summer). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal Application is available each January for the upcoming academic year and should be completed as early as possible. The best way to apply is online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students whose application files are completed by the following priority dates are ensured first consideration for awards. Application data is received electronically from the Federal Student Aid Programs through which applications are processed. It includes the data from the FAFSA or Renewal Application. The application data must reach our office before a file can be processed.
A UNT summer application is required for summer financial aid. This application is available online (www.unt.edu/finaid), or at Student Financial Aid and Scholarships beginning February for the following summer sessions. The FAFSA for the year preceding the summer is also required.
Before any assistance is granted (Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, Perkins Loan or Stafford Loan), general eligibility and program requirements must be met. To be eligible for financial aid you must:
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 eligible noncitizen;
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.
1. Students who withdraw from all classes must go to Student Financial Aid and Scholarships for official clearance before leaving the university.
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
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 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 students 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 www.unt.edu/finaid.
Available student financial aid loan programs are described below. If additional information is needed, contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
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.
Funds are awarded based on 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.
Students who have served on active duty may be eligible for educational benefits from the federal Department of Veterans Affairs.
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.
Eligibility for the Federal Work-Study Program is determined by 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. Students awarded the Federal Work-Study Program can go to the Student Employment and Career Services office to be referred for job interviews. Most positions require 15-20 hours of work per week. Referrals for job interviews are based upon availability of funds, student work skills, educational background and interest. Eligibility must be determined each semester to continue in the Federal Work-Study Program.
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/secs). A job-line is also available for off-campus jobs at (940) 369-JOBS (5627).
The Federal Perkins Student Loan is federally funded. Awards are based upon available funds, 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. Annual and aggregate limits are imposed based upon classification status.
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.
This loan is awarded based upon at least half-time enrollment and maintaining reasonable academic progress 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 begins six months after termination of at least half-time enrollment.
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