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The University of Texas at El Paso Tuition and Fee Information

 Pursuant to state law, The University of Texas System Board of Regents (the Board) is authorized to set tuition.  Tuition and fees are subject to change by legislative or regental action and become effective on the date enacted.  The Texas Legislature does not set a specific amount for any particular student fee. The student fees assessed are authorized by state statute; however, the specific fee amounts and the determination to increase fees are made by UTEP administration and The University of Texas System Board of Regents. The Board will consider proposed tuition and fee increases at an upcoming meeting.  The tuition rates for this academic year will be set after the Board meets.  The student's estimated tuition bill will be available at that time.  The student's actual tuition bill will be distributed in July of this year.  Registration will not be completed until tuition has been paid. Policies governing payment or refund of tuition, fees and other charges are approved by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System and comply with applicable state statutes.

UTEP now offers two tuition rate plans:

  • Traditional Rate Plan
  • Guaranteed Rate Plan (Optional - students must opt-in)

For more information about these plans and the current Tuition and Fee schedules, please visit the Student Business Services website: http://sbs.utep.edu.  For additional information, please contact the Student Business Services Office at 915.747.5116.

Supplemental Fees

New Student

NOTE:  All fees in this section are subject to change.  For current fee rates, please visit the Student Business Services website: http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=admin.utep.edu/sbs For additional information, please contact the Student Business Services Office at 915.747.5116.

Student ID Fee - $10.00, one-time issuance fee

Student ID Replacement Fee - $20.00

Student General Property Deposit - $10.00 per student (one-time deposit) fee assessed at the time of the student's initial registration at the University. This fee is refundable to the student at the end of his or her University enrollment less any loss, damage, or breakage caused by the student. A property deposit which remains without call for refund for a period of four (4) years from the date of last attendance at the University will be forfeited and will become the property of the Student General Property Deposit Endowment Fund. Such funds will be invested and the income will be used for scholarship purposes.

Certain Declared Majors

NOTE:  All fees in this section are subject to change.  For current fee rates, please visit the Student Business Services website:  http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=admin.utep.edu/sbs   For additional information, please contact the Student Business Services Office at 915.747.5116.

College of Business Administration Major Fee- $90 per student, per semester. 

College of Business Administration, Graduate Student Service fee- $150.00 per semester credit hour. 

College of Business Administration, Executive MBA Program- $45,000 per 24-month program to cover all program costs including tuition, fees, books, and international travel and facilities.

College of Business Administration, Business PhD Service Fee - $100 per semester for students enrolled in a PhD program in the College of Business Administration.

College of Business Administration, Economics - $36,000 per student enrolled in the 24-month Professional MS in Economics program.College of Engineering Major fee- $110 per student, per semester. 

College of Education Major Fee - $10.00 per semester with a declared major within the College of Education.

College of Engineering Major Fee - $110.00 per semester with a declared major within the College of Engineering.

College of Health Science, Kinesiology Major fee - $85.00 per student, per semester. 

College of Health Science, Doctoral of Physical Therapy Major fee- $150.00 per student, per semester. 

College of Health Science, Doctoral of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Major fee- $70.00 per student, per semester.

College of Health Science, Social Work Major fee- $90.00 per student, per semester. 

College of Health Science, Occupational Therapy Major Fee - $135.00 per student,per semester.

College of Health Science, Physical Therapy Major Fee - $100.00 per student, per semester. 

College of Health Science, Public Health Major Fee - $125.00 per student, per semester. 

College of Health Science, Rehabilitation Major Fee - $75.00 per student, per semester. 

College of Health Science, Social Work Major Fee - $75.00 per student, per semester. 

College of Health Science, Interdisciplinary Health Science Major Fee - $50 per student, per semester. 

          School of Nursing, Nursing Major Fee -$150.00 per semester with a declared major within the School of Nursing.

Additional Required Fee

NOTE:  All fees in this section are subject to change.  For current fee rates, please visit the Student Business Services website: http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=admin.utep.edu/sbs   For additional information, please contact the Student Business Services Office at 915.747.5116.

  Graduate Student Service Fee for Courses Held at the Graduate Business Center - $125 per semester credit hour for each course section that is offered at UTEP's Graduate Business Center.

  International Student Services Fee - $50.00 per student per term*

 Score Report fee- $5 per student, per exam. 

*Applies only to international students.

Course Fees

Course fees are authorized by the UTEP administration and The University of Texas System Board of Regents. Policies governing payment or refund of tuition, fees and other charges are approved by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System and comply with applicable state statutes.

For current course fees, please view the UTEP course schedule:  https://www.goldmine.utep.edu/prod/owa/bwckschd.p_disp_dyn_sched.

Incidental Fees

NOTE:  For current fee rates, please visit the Student Business Services website:  http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=admin.utep.edu/sbs .  For additional information, please contact the Student Business Services Office at 915.747.5116.

Distance Learning (Resident) Tuition and Fees*

(Can be applicable to MBA, MEd, and other UT Online Consortium offerings.)

NOTE:  All fees in this section are subject to change.  For current fee rates, please visit the Student Business Services website: http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=admin.utep.edu/sbs   For additional information, please contact the Student Business Services Office at 915.747.5116.

Tuition $184.78 SCH
Differential Tuition $50.00 SCH
Distance-Learning Fee $75.00 SCH
Energy Fee $2.50 SCH
Technology Fee $17.25 SCH
Library Fee $11.75 SCH
Institutional Fees (estimate) $9.00 Per Semester
Assessments based on three (3) semester credit hours
Tuition $554.34 SCH
Differential Tuition $150.00 SCH
Distance Learning Fee $150.00 SCH
Energy Fee $7.50 SCH
Technology Fee $51.75 SCH
Library Fee $35.25 SCH
Institutional Fees $9.00
Total $957.84

If enrolled only in Distance Learning courses, the following fees are waived under this program:

Activity Fee, Health Center Fee, Recreation Fee, and Union Fee.

*Distance Learning Tuition and Fees subject to change by action of the Texas Legislation and Texas

Tuition for Resident Doctoral Student in Excess of 100 or More Credit Hours

Beginning fall semester 1999, a resident doctoral student who has a total of 100 or more semester credit hours of doctoral work at an institution of higher education can be required to pay non-resident doctoral tuition rates. Students should contact the Graduate School for more information at 915.747.5491.

Miner Gold Card

The Miner Gold card is the official identification card of the UTEP. The Miner Gold card is the property of the University and is non-transferable. All students must carry their Miner Gold cards at all times while on University property in order to obtain services.

The Miner Gold card is issued to all students upon enrollment in at least one credit hour. A current photo ID (e.g., license, state ID, passport) must be presented before a Miner Gold card is issued. The Miner Gold card remains active as long as the student is enrolled in courses at UTEP. No article of clothing, hats, or sunglasses on the head will be allowed when the Miner Gold card photograph is taken.

All first-time enrolled students will be assessed a one-time, non-refundable $10.00 fee. Any card rendered unusable, damaged, lost, or stolen will be assessed a $20.00 fee. A new photo will be taken every time a card is re-issued.

Various debit declining balance plans can be utilized by Miner Gold card holders. Enrollment in these plans is automatic. Participation is optional.

The University reserves the right to modify or change any or all parts of the Miner Gold card at any time. The Miner Gold card must be surrendered to University officials upon request.

For more information:

Miner Gold card Office
Academic Services Building, Room 116
915.747.7334
www.utep.edu/minergold

Parking Fees

The Board of Regents has approved parking fees as follows for those students desiring to park on the campus:

Classes of Permits and Annual Fees

Sun Bowl Parking Garage

Allows the holder to park in any garage parking space designated for their particular class of permit.

Class PG-1 (Covered) $250.00 All Students (including graduates)
$154.30 If purchased during the spring semester
$75.52 If purchased during the summer session
Class PG-1 (Deck) $200.00 All Students (including graduates)
$123.44 If purchased during the spring semester
$60.42 If purchased during the summer session

Silver Parking Lots

Allows the holder to park in any silver parking area designated for their particular class of permit.

Class S $175.00 All students (including graduates)
$108.01 If purchased during the spring semester
$52.86

Perimeter Parking Lots

Allows the holder to park in any perimeter area designated for their particular class of permit.Pre-Defined Table

Class P (Automobile) $125.00 All students (including graduates)
$77.15 If purchased during the spring semester
$37.76 If purchased during the summer session
Class P (Motorcycle) $75.00 All students (including graduates)
$46.29 If purchased during the spring semester
$22.86 If purchased during the summer session

Remote Parking Lots

Allows the holder to park in any remote area designated for their particular class of permit.

Class R $75.00 All students (including graduates)
Automobile/Motorcycle $46.29 If purchased during the spring semester
$22.86 If purchased during the summer session

Other Class Permits

Class H $125.00 All students (including graduates)
Inner Campus Disabled $77.15 If purchased during the spring semester
$37.76 If purchased during the summer session
Class M $50.00 All Miner Village residents
$30.86 If purchased during the spring semester
$15.10 If purchased during the summer session
Replacement Decal With remnants of decal, $5.00
Without remnants of decal, $20.00

Accessible Exempt Parking

Disabled Veterans, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients, Former Prisoners of War, Pearl Harbor Survivors, and Purple Heart Recipients whose vehicles display the special license plates issued by the State of Texas or applicable state of issuance are exempt from payment of the fees at paid short-term surface metered parking. These individuals are exempt from the payment of the fees, upon proper registration with Parking and Transportation Services, for any University surface parking permit for which they are otherwise eligible, in accordance with State law. This privilege applies to the veteran only and not anyone else driving the vehicle.  This parking privilege does not apply to (1) a parking space or area located in a controlled access parking facility if at least 50 percent of the number of parking spaces or areas designated specifically for persons with physical disabilities on the property of the institution of higher education are located outside a controlled access parking facility; (2) an area temporarily designated for special event parking; or (3) an area where parking is temporarily prohibited for health or safety concerns.

Methods of Payment

Cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover will be accepted for payment of tuition and fees. The University offers the following two payment methods during long semesters (fall and spring) only.

  1. Full payment of tuition, mandatory and incidental fees at the time of registration.
  2. 20% payment of tuition, mandatory and incidental fees at the time of registration, with the remaining balance due in four (4) equal installments by the 15th of each month.

 Items for which payment CAN be deferred under Method 2 include the following:

  • Tuition
  • Mandatory Fees (Library Fee, Student Services Fee, Student Union Fee, Health Center Fee, International Studies Fee, Technology Fee, Recreational Fee)
  • Incidental Fees (Course-related Fees Equipment Fees, Supplemental Fees for Fine Arts, Major Fees)

 Items for which payment CANNOT be deferred include the following:

  • Student General Property Deposit
  • Discretionary Fees (Liability Insurance, Health Insurance)
  • Optional Fees (such as Parking Decal Fees)
  • Amounts due for financial holds or from prior periods
  • Optional Incidental Fees (such as Late Registration, Add/Drop, Installment Tuition Handling Fees, etc.)

The following additional policies will apply to deferral of payments:

  1. All student account balances due from previous semesters, including items associated with payment deferred, must be paid in full before a student can begin registration for a subsequent semester.
  2. A payment plan selected at the time of registration will be binding and will be applied in any subsequent add/drop activities; however, pre-payment of outstanding balances will be accepted. The University shall assess the Installment Tuition Handling Fee of $20.00 for those students choosing payment Method 2; this charge is payable at the time of registration. An Installment Tuition Delinquency Fee of $15.00 will be assessed at the end of the sixth and eleventh week of classes if the payment due for that period is not paid in full.
  3. The Office of Student Business Services will send e-mail notifications as appropriate to students paying tuition and fees under Method 2.
  4. The courses for which a student is enrolled on the official census date--the 12th class day in a long semester--will be the basis for the student's tuition and fees assessment. Except for students who officially withdraw up to the end of the refund period as indicated in the online Class Schedule at www.utep.edu/register, no reduction in amounts due will be made after this date; further, the student is obligated to pay the assessed amounts whether or not class attendance is subsequently interrupted or terminated.
  5. A student who fails to provide full payment of tuition and fees, including any late fees assessed, to the University when the payments are due is subject to one or more of the following:
    1. Bar against registration at the institution;
    2. Withholding of grades, degree, and official transcript; and/or
    3. All penalties and actions authorized by law.

Refund of Tuition and Fees

Refund policies are established by, and are subject to change by, the Legislature of the State of Texas and are applicable to withdrawals and dropped courses. Refunds of tuition, general fees, and student services fees will be made under the following conditions.

Withdrawals

Students withdrawing during the fall or spring semesters, or a summer term of 10 weeks or longer will be refunded applicable tuition and fees as follows:

Prior to the first class day 100% less $15.00
During the first five class days 80%
During the second five class days 70%
During the third five class days 50%
During the fourth five class days 25%
After the fourth five class days No Refund

Students withdrawing from a term or session of more than five weeks but fewer than ten weeks will be refunded applicable tuition and fees as follows:

Prior to the first class day 100% less $15.00
During the first, second, or third class day 80%
During the fourth, fifth, or sixth class day 50%
Seventh day of class and thereafter No Refund

Students withdrawing from a term or session of five weeks or fewer will be refunded applicable tuition and fees as follows:

Prior to the first class day 100% less $15.00
During the first class day 80%
During the second class day 50%
During the third class day and thereafter No Refund

Note: Percentage of refund is based on total tuition, mandatory and incidental fees assessed, not on amount paid. Unless students withdraw completely from school prior to the first official class day, the they are responsible for a percentage of total tuition, mandatory and incidental fees assessed. Students should contact the Student Business Services Office at 915.747.5116 or 915.747.5105 to address any questions.

Dropped Courses

Refunds of applicable tuition and fees will be made for courses from which students drop within the first twelve (12) class days of a long semester or an appropriately shorter period for a summer session term, provided the student remains enrolled for that semester or term. Refund of tuition for dropped courses will be made only if the original payment exceeds the established minimum amount.

Refunds of tuition and fees paid in the student's behalf by a sponsor, donor, or scholarship will be made to the source rather than directly to the student who has withdrawn or dropped courses, if the funds were made available through the University. Students who withdraw or drop courses must, in order to qualify for a refund, surrender all applicable privileges, including identification cards and athletic and cultural entertainment tickets. Refunds provided for the above will be granted if applied for by the end of the semester in which the withdrawal or drop was appropriately completed. Refunds for students who owe balances on deferred payment of tuition and fees will be credited to the student's account, reduced by the amount of any unpaid charges and a reasonable administrative fee not to exceed the lesser of five percent (5%) of the tuition, fees, room and board, and other charges that were assessed for the enrollment period, or one hundred dollars.

Refunding for Student in Title IV Programs

As an institution participating in programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended (Act), The University of Texas at El Paso is required to refund unearned tuition, fees, room and board, and other charges to certain students attending the institution for the first time who have received a grant, a loan, or work assistance under Title IV of the Act, or whose parents have received a loan on their behalf under 20 United States Code, Section 1087-2. The refund is required if the student does not register for, withdraws from, or otherwise fails to complete the period of enrollment for which the financial assistance was intended. No refund is required if the student withdraws after a point in time that is sixty percent of the period of enrollment for which the charges were assessed. A refund of tuition, fees, room and board, and other charges will be determined for students who withdraw prior to this time. The refund is the larger of the amount provided for in Section 54.006, Texas Education Code or a pro rate refund calculated pursuant to Section 484B of the Act. If the student charges were paid by Title IV funds, a portion or all of the refund will be returned to these programs.

Return of Title IV Aid (R2T4) Policy

How a withdrawal affects financial aid

Federal regulations require Title IV financial aid funds to be awarded under the assumption that a student will attend the institution for the entire period in which federal assistance was awarded.  When a student withdraws from all courses for any reason, including medical withdrawals, he/she may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds that he/she was originally scheduled to receive.  The return of funds is based upon the premise that students earn their financial aid in proportion to the amount of time in which they are enrolled.  A pro-rated schedule is used to determine the amount of federal student aid funds he/she will have earned at the time of the withdrawal.  Thus, a student who withdraws in the first month of classes has earned less of his/her financial aid than a student who withdraws in the seventh week.  Once 60% of the semester is completed, a student is considered to have earned all of his/her financial aid and will not be required to return any funds.

For example, if you completed 35% of your payment period or period of enrollment, you earn 35% of the assistance you were originally scheduled to receive. Once you have completed more than 60% of the payment period or period of enrollment, you earn all the assistance that you were scheduled to receive for that period.

Federal law requires schools to calculate how much federal financial aid a student has earned if that student:

  • completely withdraws, or
  • stops attending before completing the semester, or
  • does not complete all modules (courses which are not scheduled for the entire semester or payment period for which he/she has registered at the time those modules began).

Based on this calculation, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) students who receive federal financial aid and do no complete their classes during a semester or term could be responsible for repaying a portion of the aid they received.  Students who do not begin attendance must repay all financial aid disbursed for the term.

The Title IV programs that are covered by this regulation are:

Federal Pell Grants Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants, Stafford Loans, Parent Loan for Undergraduate, Students (PLUS) Loans, Graduate PLUS Loans, Federal Supplemental, Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs), and Federal Perkins Loans.

For more information contact the Office of Student Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees Exemptions Summary

This information is provided in summary form. For more information, contact Student Business Services and/or refer to Texas Education Code § 54.201, et seq.

Description Eligibility Exempted Charges*
**Accredited School Scholarship (permissive)

Texas Education Code, § 54.301 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.301)
Highest ranking graduate of an accredited Texas high school Tuition during first two semesters (long session) following graduation
Adopted Children formerly in foster or other Residential Care

Texas Education Code, § 54.367 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.367)
  • For individuals who were adopted; and
  • Were subject of an adoption assistance agreement under Texas Family Code Subchapter D, Chapter 162 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/FA/htm/FA.162.htm), that provided monthly payments and medical assistance benefits and was not limited to providing only for the reimbursement of nonrecurring expenses
Tuition and Fees
Blind and Deaf Students

Texas Education Code, § 54.364 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.364)
  • A blind disabled person, or a person whose sense of hearing is nonfunctional
  • Must be a Texas resident

  • Tuition
  • Required Fees
  • General Property Deposit

Children of Disabled/Deceased Texas Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers

Texas Education Code, § 54.351 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.351)
  • For children under 21 years of age (or 22 if the student was eligible to participate in special education under Texas Education Code, § 29.003 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.29.htm#29.003)) of disabled full-paid or volunteer firefighters, full-paid municipal, county, state peace officers, custodians of the Department of Criminal Justice, or game wardens
  • Disability/death occurred in the line of duty
  • Tuition
  • Required Fees not to exceed 120 undergraduate credit hours or any semester begun after age 26
Children of Prisoners of War or Persons Missing in Action

Texas Education Code, § 54.343 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.343)
  • A person under the age of 21 or a dependent person under 25 years of age who receives majority of support from parent
  • Parent is a resident of Texas on active duty military and classified by Department of Defense as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action at time of the studentʼs registration
  • Tuition
  • Required Fees

Children of Professional Nursing Program Faculty

Texas Education Code, § 54.355 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.355)
  • For children whose parent is a faculty member or teaching assistant in a nursing program in Texas
  • Age is 25 years or younger
  • Texas resident
  • Has not previously received a baccalaureate degree
  • Has not previously received an exemption under this section for 10 semesters or summer sessions
  • Exemption applies only at institution that employs the parent/faculty member
Tuition (prorated if parent is not full-time)
Children and Spouse of Texas Veterans

Texas Education Code, § 54.341 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.341)
  • For children or the spouse of members of the U.S. armed forces who were killed in action, who die or died while in service, are MIA, whose death is documented to be directly caused by illness or injury related to service in the U.S. armed forces, or who become totally disabled for purposes of employability according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ disability rating as a result of a service-related injury
  • For children or the spouse of members of the Texas National Guard who after January 1, 1946, were killed while on active duty or became totally disabled for purposes of employability according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ disability rating as a result of a service-related injury
  • Texas resident who resided in the state at least 12 months immediately preceding date of registration
  • A child is a person who is 25 or younger on the first day of the semester for which the exemption is claimed.
Tuition Fees (excluding general deposit fees, student services fees, and any charges for lodging, board, or clothing)

NOT TO EXCEED 150 CREDIT HOURS
**Concurrent Enrollment–High School/University Credit (permissive)

Texas Education Code, § 54.216 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.216)
Individuals enrolled in a course that provides simultaneously course credit towards (1) high school academic requirements; and (2) a degree offered by the institution All or part of tuition and fees
**Disabled Peace Officers permissive)

Texas Education Code, § 54.352 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.352)
  • Texas resident who has resided in Texas for 12 months immediately preceding registration
  • Permanently disabled as a result of injury sustained in performance of duties as Texas peace officer
  • Unable to continue duties as peace officer

  • Tuition
  • Fees excluding class and laboratory fees

NOT TO EXCEED 12 SEMESTERS IN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
**Distance/Off-Campus Learning (permissive)

Texas Education Code, § 54.218 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.218)
Student enrolled only in distance learning courses or other off-campus courses Fees for activities, services or facilities that the student cannot reasonably be expected to use
Economic Hardship

Texas Education Code, § 54.262 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.262)
When payment of fee causes undue economic hardship; number of exceptions limited to five percent (5%) of total enrollment General Fee
Educational Aides (permissive)

Texas Education Code § 54.363 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.363)
  • School employee who worked as an educational aide for at least one year during the five (5) years preceding the semester of the exemption
  • Establish financial need
  • Pursuing teacher certification (individuals receiving this exemption for the first time beginning fall 2012 must be pursuing teacher certification in at least one subject area determined by the TEA to be experiencing a critical shortage of teachers)
  • Maintain acceptable GPA
  • Resident of Texas
  • Tuition
  • Fees, excluding class and laboratory fees

*Due to Legislative funding cuts, this exemption is not available for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years. Institutions wishing to provide this exemption may do so through the use of local funds.
Firefighters enrolled in Fire Science Courses

Texas Education Code § 54.3631 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.3631)
  • are employed by a political subdivision of Texas as a firefighter; or are currently and have been for at least one year, an active member of an organized volunteer fire department in Texas, as defined by the fire fighters’ pension commissioner, who holds appropriate levels of certification as specified in the statute; and
  • are enrolled in course offered as a part of fire science curriculum

  • Laboratory Fees

Students Under Conservatorship of Department of Family and Protective Services

Texas Education Code, § 54.366 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.366)
  • For individuals under the conservatorship of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services on the day preceding the individualʼs 18th birthday, on or after the day of the studentʼs 14th birthday if the student was eligible for adoption on or after that day, or on the day the student received a high school diploma or equivalent, or during an academic term in which the student was enrolled in a dual credit course
  • Enrolls in an institution of higher education (including a dual credit course) no later than his or her 25th birthday
  • Tuition
  • Required Fees
**Fully Funded Courses (permissive)

Texas Education Code § 54.217 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.217)
Individuals enrolled in courses that are fully funded by federal or other sources Tuition and Fees for particular course
**Good Neighbor Scholarship (permissive)

Texas Education Code, § 54.331 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.331)
A limited number (as prescribed by the Coordinating Board) of native-born citizens and residents from nations of the Western Hemisphere other than the United States Tuition
Interinstitutional Academic Programs (Permissive)

Texas Education Code, § 54.368 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.368)
Individuals taking a course at an institution under an interinstitutional academic program agreement, but who is enrolled primarily at another institution
  • Tuition
  • Required Fees
Members of State Military Forces

Texas Education Code, § 54.345 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.345)
Individual certified by the adjunct general of the state military forces as having been awarded assistance for tuition and fees under Texas Government Code § 431.090
  • Tuition not to exceed 12 semester credit hours charged at the Texas resident rate
  • Mandatory Fees for any semester in which the tuition exemption is received
Nursing Preceptors and their Children

Texas Education Code, § 54.356 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.356)
  • Texas resident
  • Registered nurse
  • Serving under contract as a clinical preceptor OR
  • A child 25 years or younger whose parent meets the criteria above, has not previously received a baccalaureate degree, and has not previously received an exemption under this section for 10 semesters or summer sessions
$500 off tuition per semester
Prisoners of War

Texas Education Code, § 54.342 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.219)
  • Is a resident of Texas and was a resident of Texas at the time of original entry into the U.S. armed forces
  • Was first classified as a POW on or after January 1, 1999
  • Is enrolled for at least 12 semester credit hours
  • Tuition and Required Fees
  • Student Housing and Food Contract Costs
  • Textbook Costs


NOT TO EXCEED 120 HOURS
**Senior citizen (permissive)

Texas Education Code, § 54.365 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.365)
Individuals 65 years of age or older on space-available basis




Individuals 65 years of age or older on space-available basis can audit
Tuition

NOT TO EXCEED 6 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER

Tuition
Surviving Spouse and Minor Children of Certain Police, Security or Emergency Personnel Killed in the Line of Public Duty

Texas Education Code, § 54.354 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.354)
  • For the surviving spouse or children of certain public peace officers, probation officers, parole officers, jailers, police reservists, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel, Texas Govʼt Code § 615.003 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/GV/htm/GV.615.htm#615.003)
  • Death occurred in the line of duty as a result of a risk inherent in the duty
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Student Housing and Food Contract Cost
  • Textbook Costs

NOT TO EXCEED BACHELORʼS DEGREE OR 200 HOURS
TANF Students (Permissive)

Texas Education Code § 54.212 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.212)
  • For students who during the studentʼs last year of public high school in this state, was a dependent child receiving financial assistance under Chapter 31, Texas Human Resources Code (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/HR/htm/HR.31.htm), for not less than six months
  • Successfully completed the attendance requirements under Texas Education Code § 25.085 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.25.htm#25.085)
  • Younger than 22 years of age on the date of enrollment
  • Enrolls at the institution as an undergraduate student not later than the second anniversary of the date of graduation from a public high school in this state
  • Has met the entrance examination requirements of the institution before the date of enrollment
  • Must be a Texas resident
  • Tuition
  • Fees

NOT TO EXCEED FIRST ACADEMIC YEAR

*Due to Legislative funding cuts, this exemption is not available for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years. Institutions wishing to provide this exemption may do so through the use of local funds.
Texas Ex-Servicemen

Texas Education Code, § 54.341 (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.54.htm#54.341)
  • Currently resides in Texas (unless the student received the exemption prior to fall 2011)
  • Resided in Texas for 12 months prior to registration
  • Entered the service at a location in Texas
  • Declared Texas as the person’s home of record or would have been a resident of Texas under Subchapter B at the time of entry
  • Served in U.S. armed forces in World War II, Korean Conflict, the Cold War, Vietnam, renada era, Lebanon, Panama, Persian Gulf, and/or the national emergency related to 9/11/2001
  • Honorably discharged
  • Not eligible for federal education benefits
  • Tuition
  • Fees (excluding general deposit fees, student services fees, and any charges for lodging, board, or clothing)
  • Other required charges

NOT TO EXCEED 150 CREDIT HOURS (assignment of unused hours to children under 25 years of age may be authorized by the veteran or following the death of an eligible veteran)
*

Required Fees are those required as a condition of enrollment. They do not include room, board, books, transportation, lab fees, or other course specific fees or optional fees. 

**

 Must have Regental approval.

A person may continue to receive the exemption or waiver for a subsequent semester or term only if the person: (1) as a graduate or undergraduate student, maintains a grade point average that satisfies the requirement for making satisfactory academic progress towards a degree or certificate in accordance with policy regarding eligibility for financial aid. A student must maintain at least a 2.00 GPA if pursuing an undergraduate degree, and a 3.00 GPA if pursuing an undergraduate degree, and a 3.00 GPA if pursuing a graduate degree. For more information, please visit the Financial Aid section of this catalog.

Tuition Limit in Cases of Concurrent Enrollment

When a student registers at more than one public institution of higher education at the same time, tuition charges shall be determined in the following manner (Texas Education Code, section 54.011):

  1. The student shall pay the full tuition charge to the first institution at which the is student is registered; and in any event the student shall pay an amount at least equal to the minimum tuition specified in this code.
  2. If the minimum tuition specified in this code for the first institution at which the student is registered is equal to or greater than the minimum tuition specified in this code for the second institution at which the student is registered concurrently, the student shall not be required to pay the specified minimum tuition charge to the second institution in addition to the tuition charge paid to the first institution, but shall pay only the hourly rates, as provided in this code, to the second institution.
  3. If the minimum tuition specified in this code for the first institution at which the student is registered is less than the specified minimum tuition charge at the second institution (that is, if the second institution has a higher minimum tuition charge specified in this code), then the student shall first register at the institution having the lower minimum tuition and shall pay to the second institution only the amount equal to the difference between the student's total tuition charge at the second institution and the student's total tuition charge at the first institution, but in no case shall the student pay to the second institution less than the hourly rates as provided in this code.
  4. If a student is considered to be a Texas resident and therefore qualified to pay Texas resident tuition rates by one institution at which the student is registered, the student shall be considered a Texas resident at each of the institutions at which the student is concurrently registered for the purposes of determining the proper tuition charges.  Nothing in this subsection shall be so construed as to allow a nonresident to pay resident tuition except at institutions covered by Section 54.231 of this code.

General Debts of Students or Organizations

The University is not responsible for any debts contracted by individual students or by student organizations. The University will not assume the role of collection agency for any organization, firm, or individual to which students owe money, nor will the University adjudicate disputes between students and creditors over the existence or amounts of debts.

Debts Owed to the University

In the event of non-payment of debts owed to the University, one or more of the following actions can be taken by the University:

  • Bar against registration;
  • Withhold the student's grades and official transcripts;
  • Withhold a degree to which the student might otherwise be entitled;
  • Delinquent accounts will be referred to a Collection Agency and Credit Bureau; and/or
  • Other penalties and actions authorized by law.

Returned Checks

A student who pays the University a check, draft, or money order for services or goods that is not subsequently honored by payorʼs bank and the fault is not that of the bank, and who does not pay the University the amount due within ten (10) class days after the receipt of written notice that the bank has refused payment, can be subject to disciplinary action. A student who pays tuition and fees with a check, draft, or money order that is not subsequently honored by payorʼs bank, the fault not being that of the bank, can be withdrawn from the University for non-payment of tuition and fees if the student fails to pay the University the amount due plus a $30.00 returned check fee within ten (10) class days after receiving written notice, and the studentʼs check will be referred to the County Attorney for collection. Additional collection fees will be assessed by the County Attorneyʼs Office. All check writers whose check is returned will be assessed a $30.00 fee for each check not honored by payorʼs bank. This assessment is subject to change without prior notice.

Tuition Set Aside

In accordance with Texas Education Code, Section 56.014 (Notice to Students Regarding Tuition Set Aside for Financial Assistance), Resident Students will be emailed a notification, each semester in which they are enrolled, and informed of the amount of their tuition that will be set aside by The University of Texas at El Paso for need-based financial assistance programs. Authority for these mandatory set asides is found in Texas Education Code, Sections 56.011, 56.012, 56.095, & 56.465.

No action from students is needed in response to the notification as the communication is for informational purposes only. For questions regarding this matter, please contact Student Business Services at (915)  747-5116 or (915) 747-5105.