EXPENSES

To meet the demands for a quality education in its broadest sense, required expenses for Tarleton students are kept low. Comparison will reveal that Tarleton's total cost of about $6,200 for two regular semesters is among the lowest of any university. Total cost includes tuition, meals, room, and all other fees. An additional $2,000 for personal expenses makes the cost of a school year at Tarleton approximately $8,200.

Please note: All fees are approximations and subject to change because of economic conditions, board action, and/or legislative requirements.

2000-2001 REGULAR SESSION FEES

Each Semester

Tuition Fee (see Note) (required)

Texas Resident Ė Undergraduate1 ...............................................................................................................................................$64.00 per hour

............................................................................................................................................................................................................with $144.00 minimum

Texas Resident Ė Graduate1 ...........................................................................................................................................................$74.00 per hour

............................................................................................................................................................................................................with $144.00 minimum

Nonresident1...................................................................................................................................................................................... $278.00 per hour

Student Services Fee (required) .....................................................................................................................................................$12.50 per hour

............................................................................................................................................................................................................with $150 maximum

Student Development Center Complex Fee (required) ...........................................................................................................$3.00 per hour

.............................................................................................................................................................................................................with $30.00 maximum

Room Reservation & Damage Deposit (required, residence hall students) .......................................................................$100.002

General Property Deposit, returnable (required).........................................................................................................................$10.002

Parking Fee (optional)..........................................................................................................................................................................$25.00

Identification System Fee (required)................................................................................................................................................$5.00

International Education Fee (required)............................................................................................................................................$1.00

Computer Processing Fee (required)..............................................................................................................................................$4.00 per hour

Health Service Fee (required)............................................................................................................................................................$2.20 per hour

Instructional Equipment Fee (required)............................................................................................................................................$1.00 per hour

Library Access Fee (required)............................................................................................................................................................$1.00 per hour

Records Fee (required).................................. .....................................................................................................................................$10.00 per semester

2001 SUMMER SESSION FEES

Each Term

Tuition Fee (see Note) (required)

Texas Resident Ė Undergraduate2 ..................................................................................................................................................$64.00 per hour

..............................................................................................................................................................................................................with $84.00 minimum

Texas Resident Ė Graduate2............................................................................................................................................................. $74.00 per hour

.............................................................................................................................................................................................................with $84.00 minimum

Nonresident2 ..........................................................................................................................................................................................$278.00 per hour

Student Services Fee (required)...................................................................................................................................................... $8.20 per hour

.............................................................................................................................................................................................................with $75.00 maximum

Student Development Center Complex Fee (required) ............................................................................................................$3.00 per hour

.............................................................................................................................................................................................................with $15.00 maximum

1 Previously, a General Use Fee was assessed for all students. The General Use Fee has been redesignated as tuition as per the acts of the 75th Texas Legislature. Reference Texas Education Code 54.0512 and 54.0513.

2 For students without a deposit on file.

Room Reservation & Damage Deposit (required, residence hall students)....................................................................... $100.00

General Property Deposit, returnable (required)........................................................................................................................ $10.00

Parking Fee (optional)......................................................................................................................................................................... $10.00

Identification System Fee (required)................................................................................................................................................$5.00

International Education Fee (required)........................................................................................................................................... $1.00

Computer Processing Fee (required)..............................................................................................................................................$4.00 per hour

Health Service Fee (required)........................................................................................................................................................... $2.20 per hour

Instructional Equipment Fee (required)........................................................................................................................................... $1.00 per hour

Library Access Fee............................................................................................................................................................................... $1.00 per hour

Records Fee........................................................................................................................................................................................... $10.00 per semester

EXPLANATION OF FEES

Please Note: The following fees are required of all students, regardless of classification (undergraduate or graduate) or type of housing (on- or off-campus): tuition, student services, Student Development Center Complex, computer, health service, identification system, library access fee, instructional equipment fee, international education fee, and general property deposit.

Note 1: The following are payable on an installment basis in the regular semesters. T

UITION FEE. Tuition for Texas resident undergraduate students is $64 per semester credit hour, with a $144 minimum per regular semester and $84 minimum per summer term. Tuition for Texas resident graduate students is $74 per semester credit hour, with minimums of $144 per regular semester and $84 per summer term. Tuition for non-resident students, including those who are not U.S. citizens, is $278 per semester credit hour. See "Determination of Residence for Tuition Purposes" in this section for more information.

LABORATORY FEE. A fee of not less than $2 nor more than $30 for each laboratory course may be charged for materials and supplies.

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT CENTER COMPLEX FEE. This fee of $3 per semester hour, with a $30 maximum per regular semester and $15 maximum per summer session, is used for operating, maintaining, improving, and equipping the Student Development Center Complex.

STUDENT SERVICES FEE. This fee of $12.50 per semester credit hour, with a $150.00 maximum per regular semester and $8.20 per semester credit hour, with a $75.00 maximum per summer session, is for support of student activities. It includes a subscription to the J-TAC (the student newspaper), admission to all athletic events, including intramural athletics, fees for the Student Development Center Complex, and student discounts for all Special Events performances in the Fine Arts Center. The fee also supports student government, student organizations, student travel, student counseling, rodeo activities, the cheerleaders, and Texan Stars.

COMPUTER PROCESSING FEE. This fee of $4 per semester credit hour is used to cover costs of providing computing access to the students and computing services for administrative and instructional purposes.

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FEE. This fee of $1 per semester is used to assist students participating in international student exchange or study programs.

HEALTH SERVICE FEE. This fee of $2.20 per semester hour is used to cover costs of the Student Health Center.

ROOM & MEALS FEES. All students living in the residence halls are required to pay for meals, in addition to room-rent fees. Meals are provided in modified cafeteria style during specific meal hours. Evening meals will not be served on days preceding holidays and end of semester or summer sessions. Room and meal rates and meal times are published in pamphlets available from Student Services and Business Services. Meal fees include state sales tax. No deductions will be made from charges for meals and room rent when students move into the residence hall within ten days after the opening of a semester, nor will refunds be made when students withdraw during the last ten days of a semester or the last ten days for which payment has been made.

COURSE FEES. These fees are charged to cover the costs of materials and services directly associated with selected classroom or laboratory activities.

OFF-CAMPUS COURSE FEE. This fee is used to cover additional expenses for courses taught off campus. Fee amount is determined by location.

INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT FEE. This fee of $1 per semester credit hour is used to maintain and upgrade equipment used directly in student instruction.

LIBRARY ACCESS FEE. This fee of $1 per semester credit hour is used to purchase materials and equipment and to support the operations of the Dick Smith Library.

FIELD ASSIGNMENT FEE. This fee of $50.00 per course is charged to all students who register for a student teaching, internship, field placement, or cooperative education course. The fee is used for costs directly associated with these courses.

AGRICULTURAL FACILITIES FEE. This fee of $6 per course is charged to all students who register for agriculture courses and is used by the College of Agriculture and Technology to provide agricultural facilities to support the agricultural degree programs and courses.

LATE REGISTRATION FEE. Students who do not register or make initial payment on days set aside for that purpose will pay a late fee of $25.

PARKING FEE. Students who wish to park a vehicle on any part of Tarleton property will pay a parking fee of $25 for each regular semester and $10 for each summer session.

MATERIALS FEE. This fee may be added for specialized courses requiring supplies to supplement instructional activities.

TESTING FEE. A testing fee of $15 for freshmen and transfer students will be assessed to cover required institutional testing, such as for math and English placement, writing proficiency, or achievement. It is charged on first enrollment for a fall or spring semester and covers all institutional testing while the student is enrolled.

DENTIFICATION SYSTEM FEE. This fee is $5 for each regular semester and for each summer session. This is not a purchase fee. A permanent ID Card is issued to incoming students to be used for their entire enrollment at Tarleton. A $10 fee will be charged for replacement of lost or damaged cards.

RECORDS FEE. This fee of $10 is charged for each Fall or Spring semester or summer.

LATE PAYMENT FEE. Students not making an installment payment by the due date will be charged a late payment fee of $10. Students who are delinquent more than five days may be prohibited from registering for classes and may be blocked from all University services.

GENERAL PROPERTY DEPOSIT. Students must have a general deposit of $10 on file.

TEXAN BUCKS. This is an optional fee available for students to obtain points (1 cent = 1 point) that allow them to use their ID cards to make purchases at the Snack Bar. The point system may also be used for meals in the Dining Hall. Texan Bucks may be purchased at a base price of $100.00. Additional deposits to a studentís Texan Bucks account can be added any time throughout the academic year in increments of $25.00.

Note 2: The following fees are NOT payable on an installment basis.

INSTALLMENT FEE. The Texas Education Code includes a provision for students to pay tuition and certain designated fees for the fall and spring semesters on an installment basis. Students may elect to pay in full or in three installments. Students who elect to pay on the installment plan will be charged an installment fee of $20 per semester and will be required to sign an installment agreement.

ROOM RESERVATION AND DAMAGE DEPOSIT. All residence hall students are required to have a room reservation and damage deposit of $100 on file.

PAYMENT OF FEES

All of the aforementioned fees must be paid by a designated date, which is stated on the student's bill.

The following options are available for fee payment:

OPTION 1. Payment in full by the designated date.

OPTION 2. Payment in three installments as follows:

Installment 1: 50% of Note 1 fees and all of Note 2 fees by designated date;

Installment 2: 25% of Note 1 fees prior to the start of the 6th class week;

Installment 3: 25% of Note 1 fees prior to the start of the 11th class week.

Each student who elects option 2 must have a signed installment agreement on file in the Business Services Office. Students who fail to make tuition and fees payment by the due date may be prohibited from registering for classes for a succeeding semester until payment is made. Moreover, nonpayment prior to the end of the semester means the student may be denied credit for the work done that semester.

 

REFUNDS

Students who have paid fees in full and withdraw from the University will receive refunds for tuition, student services fee, computer processing fee, health service fee, Student Development Center Complex fee, international education fee, instructional equipment fee, off-campus course fee, library access fee, field assignment fee, agricultural facilities fee, and laboratory fees. Students paying on an installment basis and who withdraw from the University will be required to pay the balance of fees due. The refund schedule is as follows:

Fall or Spring Semester

Prior to the first class day ...............................................100 percent

During the first five class days ......................................80 percent

During the second five class days .............................70 percent

During the third five class days ....................................50 percent

During the fourth five class days ..................................25 percent

After the fourth five class days ......................................none

Summer Term

Prior to the first class day ..............................................100 percent

During the first, second, or third class day ................80 percent

During the fourth, fifth, or sixth class day ....................50 percent

Seventh day of class and thereafter ..........................none

ROOM RENT AND MEAL FEES Refunds to students withdrawing prior to the first class day will be based on a daily proration. Refunds to students withdrawing on or after the first class day will be based on a daily proration, less an early withdrawal fee equaling 10 percent of the semester room/meal rate. The effective date of withdrawal will be the date written notification is provided to the Registrarís Office.

TEXAN BUCKS. Students may withdraw from the point plan at any time and be refunded unused points less a $15 withdrawal fee. Points remaining in the student's account at the end of each regular semester will automatically be transferred to the next semester or summer session except at the end of the second summer session, when all points remaining will be forfeited.

GENERAL PROPERTY DEPOSIT. After 10 days from the date the Registrar certifies a student has officially withdrawn or graduated, the breakage-deposit balance may be refunded.

Conditions of Refunds

Refunds of tuition and fees will not be made until 10 days have elapsed from the date the fees were paid. Refunds of tuition and fees paid by a sponsor, donor, or scholarship shall be made to the source rather than directly to the student who has withdrawn if the funds were made available through the University. All student services and privileges shall terminate when a student withdraws or graduates from the University.

Non-Refundable Fees Fees required for special courses, ID cards, parking, testing, yearbook, installment plans, late registration, and adding courses are non-refundable.

 

MISCELLANEOUS FEES

UNPAID CHECK. If a check accepted by the University is returned unpaid by the bank on which it is drawn, the person presenting it will be required to pay a penalty of $25. If the check is not redeemed within 20 days after the date of the first notice, the student may be dropped from the rolls of the University and the check turned over to the County Attorney for collection. REINSTATEMENT FEE. A student who has been dropped from the rolls of the University and has been approved for reinstatement will be charged a fee of $100.

Note: Should you have any questions regarding fees and refunds, contact the Tarleton State University Business Office: (254) 968-9107.

 

 

DETERMINATION OF RESIDENCE FOR TUITION PURPOSES

Residence for tuition purposes is determined by state law for state-supported colleges, and as such is subject to change by the Texas legislature. Additional information may be obtained from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The following is a brief explanation of residence requirements under present law:

1. Students claimed by parent or guardian for federal income tax purposes. An individual (minor or 18 years of age or older) who is claimed as a dependent for federal income tax purposes by a parent or guardian the year of enrollment and the tax year prior to enrollment will have residency based on the residence of the parent or guardian and is considered a dependent. Residence is based on one of the following circumstances:

a. the residence of the parent who has custody at the time of enrollment (upon divorce of parents),

b. the residence of the parent who has claimed the dependent for federal income tax purposes both at the time of enrollment and for the tax year preceding enrollment, or

c. the residence of the parent with whom the dependent has resided for the 12 months prior to enrollment.

2. Students not claimed by parent or guardian for federal income tax purposes. A student who is not claimed by a parent or guardian as a dependent for federal income tax purposes during the tax year including the enrollment period and the previous tax year will have residency based upon himself/herself and is considered independent. Independent individuals 18 years of age or over who move into the state and who are gainfully employed within the state for a period of 12 months prior to enrolling in an institution of higher education are entitled to classification as residents. An individual who is self employed or employed as a homemaker within the home may be considered gainfully employed for tuition purposes. The student should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information about self employment and homemaker status.

A student who has not been classified as a Texas resident for the first five of the last six years must provide documentation. Proof of residency will be required of any student who has resided in Texas less than five years. If a student was gainfully employed prior to enrolling in an institution of higher education, a letter of employment is generally sufficient, but additional documentation may be requested by the institution. The letter of employment must be from the employer and must state beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and type of work performed.

3. Student enrolled in an institution before being gainfully employed in the state. If 12 monthsí residence can be shown not to have been for the purpose of establishing residence in the state but to have been for some other purpose (i.e., educational), the individual is not entitled to be classified as a resident of Texas.

Students enrolling in an institution of higher education prior to having resided in the state for 12 months immediately preceding time of enrollment shall be classified as nonresidents for tuition purposes and must submit the following documents for reclassification:

a. Letter of employment stating beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and type of work performed (35-40 hours for 12 months while attending school)

b. Material to the determination of the establishment of a domicile in Texas are business or personal facts or actions unequivocally indicative of a fixed intention to reside permanently in the state. If four of the following actions have been taken at least 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment and continue to be in effect, the student is considered to have established a domicile in Texas. Proof or documentation for the following actions must be provided:

i. purchasing a residence and claiming it as a homestead

ii. registering to vote and voting in local elections

iii. registering automobiles in Texas

iv. maintaining a Texas driverís license

v. having wills or other legal documents that indicate residence in Texas

vi. maintaining checking accounts, savings accounts, or safe deposit boxes in Texas

vii. having membership in professional organizations

viii. establishing a business in Texas

4. Military personnel and dependents of military personnel. Resident military personnel and their dependents are classified as residents, provided they maintain Texas as the Official Home of Record with the military service. Nonresident military personnel must submit certification of active duty in Texas at each registration to be eligible for resident tuition rates. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must be contacted for an Active Duty Military/Dependent Certification Form. This form must be completed every Fall semester of enrollment.

Nonresident military personnel who have separated or retired from military service while stationed in Texas and who intend to remain in Texas may be classified as residents provided certain actions are taken by the soldier one year prior to enrollment. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for information.

5. Non-resident aliens. An alien is considered to be a nonresident unless he/she is in the United States on an immigration visa. Students on immigration visas are classified in reference to resident status the same as United States citizens. See sections 1 and 2 above.

6. Reclassification of nonresident status. A student classified as a nonresident retains that classification until he/she requests reclassification in writing and provides proof of residence to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Proof consists of the items listed in section 3. Application for reclassification must be submitted prior to the official census date of the relevant term. The student should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to obtain an application.

 

FINANCIAL AID

Tarleton State University offers students financial aid in the form of loans, grants, work opportunities, and scholarships. Eligibility for need-based aid is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Free Form). This is the only financial aid form Tarleton accepts. This form may be obtained from the Student Financial Aid Office at Tarleton or from your high school counselor. You must indicate on the Free Form that Tarleton is to receive your information. The Title IV code number for Tarleton is 003631. Notice: The Federal Department of Education is putting forth new financial aid rules based on the Higher Education Re-authorization Amendment of 1992. Consequently, the information in this section is subject to change. Tarleton's Financial Aid Office will try to keep students and parents informed about possible changes in the rules and regulations.

ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR FINANCIAL AID

Various federal and state regulations governing student financial assistance require that an institution develop standards to measure academic standing and progress toward a degree objective. These regulations are subject to changes in the Tarleton academic policy regarding probation/suspension. Even if financial need is established, students who do not meet academic eligibility requirements will not be eligible for financial assistance. Students must be enrolled at least half time to qualify for most types of aid. All students must be enrolled (at least half time) and accepted for enrollment in a program leading to a degree or certificate. Tarleton's policy for awarding financial assistance follows.

Undergraduates (students working on their first baccalaureate degree)

Requirements for eligibility

Pass 24 hours each academic year of full-time enrollment

Pass 12 hours each academic year of half-time enrollment

Students with 60 or more hours passed must maintain a 2.00 TSU GPA

Graduate by the time 170 hours have been passed

Financial aid will not be available after 170 hours have been passed or the student graduates from Tarleton State University.

Post-baccalaureate students do not receive financial aid if they are registered as non-degree seeking.

Graduates (students in the College of Graduate Studies)

Requirements for eligibility

Maintain a TSU GPA of 3.00 Pass 18 hours each academic year of full-time enrollment

Pass 12 hours each academic year of half-time enrollment

Graduate by the time 42 hours have been passed

Financial aid will not be available after 42 hours have been passed or the student graduates from Tarleton State University.

 

Notes

* Hours taken in summer school will not be used to determine hours required but will be used in total hours passed.

* Students with unequal enrollment status will be prorated accordingly.

* Students dropping below the specified number of hours at the end of the academic year will not be eligible for aid until they have successfully completed enough hours to catch up.

* Only hours recorded on the official Tarleton grade transcript will be used in determining progression.

* Students with extenuating circumstances may appeal for waiver by requesting an appeal form from the Student Financial Aid Office.

* Financial aid eligibility is based on classification as determined by the Registrar's Office.

* Application and acceptance to graduate school results in forfeiting eligibility for undergraduate programs.

 

SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION COMPLIANCE

Any student required to be registered with Selective Service must be registered to receive Title IV financial assistance. All aid applicants are required to file a statement of registration compliance.

 

FEE PAYMENT

Those receiving financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, and/or loans may receive the funds to pay tuition and fees beginning on the first class day of the semester. Students are required to use financial aid funds to pay school expenses owed to Tarleton before refund checks may be received. Refund checks will be processed at the cashierís windows in the Administration Building.

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR FINANCIAL AID

Students should apply for financial aid as early as possible before the academic period for which they are requesting assistance. Student aid funds are limited, and the demand usually is greater than funds available. Financial aid awards are made by the academic year and summer sessions. Free Forms must be completed each year and will be used to determine financial aid for the academic year (fall and spring) and summer session(s) following the academic year. It is necessary to reapply each year. The specific application forms must be completed separately for summer and the academic year. Free Forms for the next year are normally available in January and may be obtained at the Tarleton Financial Aid Office. High school seniors should check first with their high school counselors.

Priority Dates Priority is given to students who have submitted to the Financial Aid Office all requested and required documentation (including appropriate electronic data exchange) prior to the following dates:

May 1 ..........................Summer semesters

June 1......................... Fall/Spring semester

November 15 ..........Spring semester only

Deadlines

Other than Pell Grants, no aid will be processed after the following dates:

June 1........................ Summer semesters

November 15 ..........Fall semester

April 15 ......................Spring semester

Applicants are responsible for the timeliness and promptness of their applications.

Note: Electronic data from outside processing agencies and other required documentation must be on file in the Financial Aid Office to ensure first consideration for awards.

 

REFUND POLICIES ON STUDENT FINANCIAL AID AWARDS

If a student withdraws from Tarleton before a certain period of time has elapsed, a portion of the financial aid awarded (excluding work-study) will be required to be repaid. The amount to be repaid is determined by the following policy.

Tuition, Student Service Fee, Building Use Fee, Student Development Center Complex Fee, and Laboratory Fees Students withdrawing from Tarleton will owe a refund on these fees according to the following schedule.

Fall or Spring Semester:

Prior to the first class day................................... 100 percent

During the first five class days ..........................80 percent

During the second five class days ..................70 percent

During the third five class days .........................50 percent

During the fourth five class days .......................25 percent

After the fourth five class days ...........................none

Summer Term

Prior to the first class day...................... ..............100percent

During the first, second, or third class day..... 80 percent

During the fourth, fifth, or sixth class day .........50 percent

Seventh day of class and thereafter ...............none

Room, Meals, Personal, and Transportation Students withdrawing from Tarleton may receive a refund on these fees according to the following schedule with day 1 being the day the residence halls open:

Fall or Spring Semester Summer Term
DAYS ELAPSED %REFUND DAYS ELAPSED % REFUND
1-7 100 1-7 90
8-14 90 8-14 60
15-21 80 15-21 30
22-28 70 After 70 days or 10 weeks .. no refund
29-35 60  
36-42 50
43-49 40
50-56 30
57-63 20
64-70 10
After 21 days or 3 weeks no refund

 

 

LOANS

Each student must complete pre-loan counseling before release of the first disbursement of the first Stafford or Hinson-Hazlewood loan. After initiating an application in the Financial Aid Office, the actual loan transactions are made between the student borrower and a lending institution participating in the program. All loan amounts are determined by the cost of education, less other financial aid, less expected family contribution or the program limits.

Federal Stafford (Guaranteed Student) Loans These Guaranteed Student Loans are made by banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions. Undergraduate loan limits may not exceed $2,625 for freshmen, $3,500 for sophomores, and $5,500 for juniors and seniors for an undergraduate maximum of $23,000. These limits apply to the amount that can be borrowed every academic year or every grade level. Graduate loan limits may not exceed $8,500 every academic year with an aggregate of $65,500. All loan amounts are determined by the total cost of education, less other financial aid, less expected family contribution, or the program limits. Repayment will begin 6 months after the student ceases to be at least a half-time student. The borrower is required to pay a combined lender fee and insurance premium of 3 percent on the principal amount of the loan.

Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans These loans are made by banks, savings and loans, and credit unions. This program is designed for middle-income borrowers who do not qualify for any or all of the federal subsidies under the Federal Stafford Loan program. The annual and aggregate loan limits for undergraduate and graduate students are the same as under the Federal Stafford (subsidized) Loan program. The interest rate is also the same as a subsidized Stafford Loan. However, payment of interest is the responsibility of the borrower during the in-school and grace periods, but may be allowed to accrue and be capitalized. Repayment of principal begins on the day after a 6-month grace period that follows after the student ceases to be enrolled on at least a half-time basis, unless the student requests repayment to begin at an earlier date. The borrower is required to pay a combined origination fee and insurance premium of 3 percent on the principal amount of the loan. The combination of subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans for a borrower may not exceed the annual and aggregate limits for loans under the Federal Stafford Loan program.

Federal Plus Loans (Parent Loans) Parent Loans are made by banks, savings and loans, credit unions, and others to parents to assist in meeting education costs. Parents, on behalf of their dependents, may borrow the annual loan limit of the cost of education, less other financial aid. Repayment begins on the date of disbursement with a variable interest rate determined annually on June 1 equal to the 52-week T-bill rate plus 3.1 percent, capped at 10 percent. The borrower is required to pay an origination fee of 3 percent on the principal amount of the loan.

 

SHORT-TERM LOANS

Application for all short-term loans is made through the Student Financial Aid Office. Distribution and repayment of funds is made in the Business Office. Student ID must be presented upon application. Students will be allowed to have only one Tarleton Loan, and one Tuition and Fee Emergency Loan for the first installment only, plus one Stephen or Student Memorial or Score or Porter Leigon or Potishman Loan per semester. Students will also be allowed only one Potishman or short-term Porter Leigon Loan per semester. Loans will cease to be disbursed 30 days before all loans are due. All short-term loans are paid at the cashier's window in the Administration Building.

Tarleton Loans These loans of up to $510 must be used for room and board only. There is a $15 service charge or 10 percent interest, whichever is greater. Loans not paid on time will be assessed a $10 late fee. Loans are due 10 days before finals begin in the spring and fall and 5 days before finals begin in each summer term.

Stephen, Student Memorial, SCORE, and Porter-Leigon Loans These loans must be used for books only. Students may borrow up to $300. A voucher will be issued, which the student will then present to the Campus Store. The purchase amount, up to $300, will be recorded on the voucher; this amount becomes the principal due on the loan. A $15 service charge or 10 percent interest, whichever is greater, will be assessed. Loans are due 10 days before finals begin in the spring and fall and 5 days before finals begin in each summer term. Loans not paid on time will be assessed a $10 late fee.

Potishman Loans These loans may be made up to $40 for a 30-day period with a $5 service charge or 10 percent interest, whichever is greater. Loans not paid on time will be assessed a $10 late fee.

 

 

TUITION AND FEE EMERGENCY LOANS

Conditions are as follows:

1. Tuition and Fee Emergency Loans are for the first installment of tuition and fees only. Loan applications must be completed in person at the Financial Aid Office. These loans are applied automatically to the studentís account.

2. Eligible students' applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

3. Maximum loan amount per student may not exceed the amount owed in tuition and required fees for the courses in which the student is actually enrolling.

4. A promissory note with an interest rate of 5 percent per annum will be executed by the student to be repaid over a period not to exceed ninety days for a loan made for a regular semester, or thirty days for a summer session.

Porter-Leigon Loan Fund The V. O. Porter and Nell Porter Leigon Fund was established in 1986 by a gift from the Anthon M. Leigon Estate to Tarleton

The Potishman Fund This is a short-term loan program, which began in 1971 through a $5,000 donation of Fort Worth businessman Leo Potishman.

The SCORE Loan Fund This fund is used to make loans up to a maximum of $100 to any business major.

The Stephen Memorial Loan Fund This fund was established from the will of Na Homer Stephen in memory of M. L. Matt and Mattie Stephen.

The Student Memorial Loan Fund This fund has been established from the will of Will C. Hogg of Houston. Other friends have contributed to it. The original endowment has been invested in securities and the income is being used for Tarleton student loans.

Tarleton Loan Fund When the state of Texas took over Tarleton State College in 1917, among the many gifts provided by citizens of Stephenville was a cash gift of $75,000 with which to commemorate the name of John Tarleton, the original benefactor who made the establishment of Tarleton State University possible in 1899. Citizens of Stephenville and Erath County remembered John Tarleton with great affection, and for that reason this money was raised by private subscription and turned over to the Board of Directors to be used as a student loan fund. The Board of Directors immediately invested the $75,000 as an endowment, making available for loans the income from interest. The first student loans were made in 1920.

LATE PAYMENTS ON LOANS

When a student does not make payment on any outstanding loan by the due date, his/her records will be blocked immediately.

 

GRANTS

Federal Pell Grants Pell Grants are available to eligible undergraduates; amounts range from $400 to $3,300. Pell Grant funds that are disbursed are based on the number of hours enrolled when the funds are received. All other sources of aid will be given in addition to the Pell Grant.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants These grants, ranging from $100 to $1,200 per year, are available to help needy undergraduates meet education expenses.

The Texas Public Education Grant This grant was established by the Texas State Legislature to help needy students. Under this program, students may receive grants ranging from $100 and up.

State Student Incentive Grants (SSIG) SSIGs furnish financial assistance to students with need attending public institutions of higher education. To be eligible, the applicant must be at least a half-time student, a citizen, a national or a permanent resident of the U.S., and otherwise eligible to pay Texas resident tuition.

 

WORK OPPORTUNITIES

Many students hold Tarleton part-time jobs. Student assistants are employed in faculty and administrative offices, laboratories, the library, Student Development Center Complex, University farm, and campus maintenance. Because all wages are on an hourly basis, work schedules are arranged around class schedules. Tarleton participates in the College Work-Study Program, sponsored jointly by the federal government and the University, and in the State Work-Study Program, sponsored jointly by the State of Texas and the University. Students must show financial need to be eligible for work-study. Approximately 130 students are employed in various departments and facilities on campus. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis; current work-study employment does not guarantee a student work-study for the following year.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Tarleton State University Office of Scholarships is committed to providing assistance to students in pursuit of their education.

Scholarships are awarded for academic ability and achievement, demonstrated leadership, ability to perform (music, band, etc.), extracurricular activities, financial need, and other criteria as defined by specific scholarship programs. More than 400 endowed, local, and departmental scholarships are available to students attending Tarleton State University. Some of these scholarships are awarded in specific academic areas, such as science, humanities, agriculture, and business.

Scholarship information and application forms may be obtained from the Office of Scholarships, Box T-0760, Stephenville, TX 76402. The Office can also be contacted by telephoning (254) 968-9922.

Any student receiving institutional scholarships valued at $3,000 or more is generally not eligible for other institutional scholarships.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS MUST BE FILED ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 15 FOR THE FOLLOWING FALL OR DECEMBER 1 FOR THE FOLLOWING SPRING.

The Presidential Honors Program offers exceptional opportunities for outstanding students. Presidential Honors Students are given priority in such areas as preregistration and housing assignments. They also enroll in two interdisciplinary Honors Seminars, participate in the Honors Degree Program, have the opportunity to travel to a professional meeting in their major field of study, and receive annual scholarships of $4,000.For more information about the program, contact Dr. Craig Clifford, Director of the Presidential Honors Program, Box T-0545, Tarleton Station, TX 76402; (254) 968-9423.

 

OTHER AID

Veterans' Assistance The Veterans Affairs Office, in the Registrarís area of the Administration Building, serves students eligible for educational benefits from the Veteranís Administration. Records are maintained and reports made to the Veteranís Administration on behalf of veterans, dependents, and active-duty service members enrolled at the University.

Hazlewood Act A veteran need not have been eligible for or received GI educational benefits from the federal government to qualify for exemptions under the Hazlewood Act. However, veterans eligible for GI educational benefits must have exhausted their benefits.

Veterans may be eligible for exemption of tuition and certain fees if they:1. were citizens of Texas at the time they entered the service,2. have resided in Texas for at least a period of 12 months before the date of registration,3. were honorably discharged from the service; a. were not discharged because of being older than 38 years; b. were not discharged because of personal request.

Other requirements for exemption under the Hazlewood Act include:

1. Undergraduate veterans must apply for the Pell Grant and the Supplemental

Education Opportunity Grant.

2. Graduate-student veterans must let the Student Financial Aid Office know one month in advance of their intent to attend any given semester.

3. ALL veterans applying for exemption must submit a copy of their DD214 and a letter from the Veteran's Administration certifying their veteran's benefits have been exhausted.

4. The exemption shall not exceed a cumulative total of 150 credit hours.

Veterans should contact the Student Financial Aid Office for procedure to follow to determine eligibility.

Vocational Rehabilitation The Texas Rehabilitation Commission offers assistance for tuition and required fees to students who are physically or otherwise challenged, provided the vocational objective selected by the unusually challenged person has been approved by an appropriate representative of the Commission. Through this state agency, other rehabilitation services are available to assist these students in becoming employable. Application for this type of assistance should be made to the nearest Rehabilitation Office. Address inquiries to: Commissioner, Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Jefferson Bldg., 1600 W. 38th Street, Austin, Texas 78731.

TUITION AND STUDENT FEE EXEMPTIONS

A student may qualify for legislative exemption from the payment of tuition and certain fees and charges according to the following conditions. Contact the Student Financial Aid Office for procedures for determining eligibility prior to the registration process.

 

TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY FEE EXEMPTIONS

FEE TYPE

Categories

 

Clinical laboratory science

Off-campus classes

Classes at Texas Department of Corrections

Tuition

     

Student services

     

Student center

X

X

X

Breakage deposit

   

X

Computer

     

Health

     

ID

X

   

International education

     

Laboratory

     

Testing

     

Instructional equipment

     

Library

     

Field placement

     

Agricultural facilities

     

Parking

     

 

 

FEE EXEMPTIONS, continued

FEE TYPE

Categories

 

Blind & deaf

Children of POW or MIA

Concurrent enrollment within TAMUS

Concurrent enrollment state college (not TAMUS)

Children of police or firefighters killed or disabled in line of duty

Tuition

X

X

partial

partial

X

Student services

X

X

partial

 

X

Student center

X

X

   

X

Breakage deposit

X

       

Computer

X

X

   

X

Health

X

X

   

X

ID

X

X

   

X

Internatíl education

X

X

   

X

Laboratory

X

X

   

X

Testing

X

X

   

X

Instruc. equipment

X

X

   

X

Library

X

X

   

X

Field placement

X

X

   

X

Agri. Facilities

X

X

   

X

Parking

X

X

   

X

Diploma

X

X

   

X

 

FEE EXEMPTIONS, continued

FEE TYPE

Categories

 

Hazlewood Ė veterans

Foster care children

Students of other nations of American hemisphere

Valedic-torians

**

Tuition

X

X

X

X

Student services

 

X

   

Student center

X

X

   

Breakage deposit

 

X

   

Computer

X

X

   

Health

X

X

   

ID

X

X

   

Internatíl education

X

X

   

Laboratory

X

X

   

Testing

X

X

   

Instruc. Equipment

X

X

   

Library

X

X

   

Field placement

X

X

   

Agri. facilities

X

X

   

Parking

X

X

   

Diploma

X

X

   

**Awarded yearly to the highest ranking graduate of any accredited high school in Texas. Recipients are exempt from tuition payment for the two long semesters of their freshman year, providing that they attend the same school for both semesters. Eligible students should send or bring their certificate to the Financial Aid Office prior to registration.

Claims for exemption from any charges and/or fees must be supported by evidence sufficient to enable the Student Financial Aid Office to verify the student's exempt status and determine the duration of the exemption and the fees and charges to which it is applicable. Supporting document(s) must be in the Student Financial Aid Office before a student registers.

THE UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Undergraduate academic programs at Tarleton State University integrate the two necessary components of a liberal education: first, the broad basis of knowledge essential to the education of a citizen in a democracy; second, the particular knowledge and skills needed in fields of major and minor concentration essential to our modern technological society. To accomplish these goals for each student, University programs provide three choices:

1. Four-year degree programs in most academic areas, with courses necessary for certification in public teaching offered in education;

2. Pre-professional two- and three-year programs in most professional fields; and

3. Special programs designed to meet unusual requirements of an individual, usually consisting of a rearrangement of university-level subject matter courses for cogent reasons.

The general approach in any case is to require during the first two years an arrangement of courses presenting basic ideas and ideals of civilization and perfecting tools of the learning process. The foundations curricula for the first two years are essentially the same, except for a slight emphasis on mathematics and science for science and business majors and on language and communication skills for liberal arts majors. Special emphasis on major and minor subjects comes in the third and fourth years. Here the choice is made by each student, normally at the end of the second year, but certainly by the end of the third year. A degree plan is developed in consultation with an academic advisor in the chosen field; thereafter, any changes in this plan must be approved by the academic advisor and the dean of the appropriate college. This applies to the choice of elective subjects that may be permitted in the curriculum, as well as addition of extra courses for enrichment purposes.

 

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Tarleton State University offers the following degree programs:

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree:

Occupational specialization in: Agriculture, Industrial, Business, Technical

Bachelor of Arts degree:

Art, Political Science, English, Spanish, History, Speech, Communication, Music

Bachelor of Business Administration degree:

Accounting, Human Resources Management, Administrative Systems, Interdisciplinary Business, Computer Information Systems, Management, Finance Marketing

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree: Theatre

Bachelor of Music degree: Music

Bachelor of Science degree:

Accounting, Exercise & Sport Studies, Administrative Systems, Farm & Ranch Administration, Agriculture, Finance, Agribusiness General Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Geoscience, Agricultural Extension-Industry, Horticulture & Landscape Management, Agricultural Services &, Development, Human Sciences, Agronomy & Range Management, Human Sciences -Dietetics Option, Hydrology & Water Resources, Animal Industries, Industrial Technology, Animal Production, Interdisciplinary Studies(Elementary Education), Animal Science, Applied Science, International Agricultural Services, Aviation Science, Liberal Studies, Biology- Management, Biology-Animal, Manufacturing EngineeringTechology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Mathematics, Clinical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Computer Information Systems, Physics, Computer Science, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Economics, Sociology, Engineering, Physics, Speech Communication

Bachelor of Social Work degree: Social Work No secondary education degree program is available. However, secondary education certification courses may be a part of the curriculum leading to most Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs for the purpose of secondary teacher certification. Students should consult both the College of Education and Fine Arts for information concerning certification requirements and the specific academic department for their recommended degree program. Please refer to the College of Graduate Studies in this catalog for information about graduate degree programs.