Explanation of Fees
To meet the demands for a quality education in its broadest sense, required expenses for Tarleton students are kept low. Comparisons reveal that Tarleton's total cost of about $17,046 for two regular semesters is among the lowest of any public Texas university. Total cost includes tuition, meals, room, and all other fees. An additional $4,118 for personal expenses makes the cost of a school year at Tarleton approximately $21,164.
2015-2016 Regular Session Fees (Fall, Spring & Summer Semesters)
Please Note: The following fees are required of all students, regardless of classification (Undergraduate or Graduate) or type of housing (on or off campus) with the exception of fees designed by campus: Tuition, University Services, Student Center Facility (Stephenville), Health Services (Stephenville), Intercollegiate Athletics (Stephenville), Recreational Sports (Stephenville) and General Property Deposit. Distance Education Degree Program Fee is assessed Distance Education Degree Program courses respectively.
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|Residency & Status||Fee Per Semester Credit Hour|
|Texas Resident & Undergraduate¹||$153.97|
|Texas Resident & Graduate¹||$203.97|
|Non-resident & Undergraduate¹||$543.97|
|Non-resident & Graduate||$593.97|
¹Includes State Tuition Rate of $50 per semester credit hour for Undergraduates/$100.00 ($50 state tuition/$50 tuition differential) per semester credit hour for Graduates/$412.00 per semester credit hour for non-resident Undergraduate students plus $103.97 per semester credit hour/$462.00 ($412 state tuition/$50 tuition differential) per semester credit hour for non-resident Graduate students plus $103.97 per semester credit hour for Designated Tuition. Previously, a General Use Fee was assessed for all students. The General Use Fee has been reclassified as Designated Tuition as per the acts of the 75th Texas Legislature. Reference Texas Education Code §54.0512 and §54.0513.
University Services Fee
|Differential Tuition||Guaranteed Range (per hour)|
|College of Business Administration||$21.97 - $23.12|
|College of Liberal and Fine Arts||$1.28 - $1.37|
|College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences||$11.50 - $12.11|
|College of Education||$2.56- $2.66|
|College of Science and Technology||$11.50 - $12.11|
|College of Science and Technology - Nursing||$30.66 - $32.27|
|College of Science and Technology - Engineering||$30.66 - $32.27|
Distance Education Degree Program Course Fees
This fee, with a range of $300-$360 per course based on the degree program associated with the course, will allow for delivery and ensure the quality of the University's Distance/Distributed Education Programs.
Excessive Hours Fee
This fee of $100 per semester credit hour is charged to students with excessive semester credit hours towards a degree program.Reference Texas Education code § 54.014 which provides a limit on the number of hours an undergraduate Texas resident may attempt while paying in-state tuition.For more information, please visit www.tarleton.edu/~registrar .
General Property Deposit
Students must have a general deposit (breakage deposit) of $10 on file. Fee is charged to all new and transfer students the first semester at Tarleton. The fee is refundable upon request when no longer attending Tarleton State University.
Health Service Fee
This fee of $4.91 per semester credit hour is used to cover costs of the Student Health Center. This fee is assessed on Stephenville courses.
Intercollegiate Athletics Fee
This fee of $22 per semester credit hour, with a $268 maximum per semester, is used to support intercollegiate athletics at Tarleton State University. This fee is assessed on Stephenville courses.
International Student Program Fee
This fee, assessed only to international students at a rate of $40 per semester, funds expenses directly associated with the International Education Program.
Recreational Sports Fee
This fee of $100 per regular semester and $50 per summer semester is used to fund debt service requirements and operational costs of the facility. This fee is assessed to the Stephenville Campus.
Repeated Courses Fee
(3-PEAT) This additional course fee will be charged at a rate of $100 per semester credit hour to those students who have attempted the same course for a third time since Fall 2002.This provision is described in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Rules (Chapter 13, Subchapter B, §13.25). For additional information please visit www.tarleton.edu/~registrar.
Room Reservation & Damage Deposit
This deposit is required for students applying to live in the resident halls.
Room & Meal Charges
Student Center Complex Fee
This fee of $3.96 per semester credit hour, with a $39.60 maximum per regular semester and $19.80 maximum per summer semester, is used for operating, maintaining, improving, and equipping the Barry B. Thompson Student Center. This fee is assessed on Stephenville courses.
Late Registration Fee
Late Payment Fee
Note: The fees provided above are based on the 2015-2016 fee schedule approved by The Texas A&MUniversity System Board of Regents at its May 2015 meeting. The Tuition/Fee information is an estimate and is subject to change based on Board action and Legislative requirements.
The above fees are required of all students, regardless of classification (undergraduate or graduate) or type of housing (on- or off-campus) with the exception of fees designated by campus: Tuition, University Services Fee (Stephenville), Student Center Facility (Stephenville), International Education, Recreational Sports Fee (Stephenville) and General Property Deposit. Off Campus Program Delivery Fee, Distance Learning Fee, and Distance Ed Degree Program Fees are assessed to off-campus courses, on-line courses and Distance Ed Degree Programs courses respectively.