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 $6,400 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 $8,400.

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

2002-2003 REGULAR SESSION FEES

Each Semester

Tuition Fee (see Note) (required)

  Texas Resident – Undergraduate1................... $74.00 per hour with $150.00 minimum

  Texas Resident – Graduate1.......................... $84.00 per hour with $150.00 minimum

  Nonresident1................................................. $283.00 per hour

Student Services Fee (required)

        Stephenville campus................................ $12.50 per hour with $150.00 maximum

        Tarleton – Central Texas........................... $6.85 per hour with $150.00 maximum

Student Development Center Complex Fee......... $3.00 per hour with $30.00 maximum
 (required, Stephenville campus)

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)................................... $2.60 per hour

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

Library Access Fee (required)....................................$3.00 per hour

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

Program Delivery Fee (required, Tarleton – Central Texas)................ $9.00 per hour

Yearbook................................................................... $30.00 each

Distance Learning Fee................................................ $25.00 per hour

2003 SUMMER SESSION FEES

Tuition Fee (see Note) (required)

        Texas Resident – Undergraduate2.......................... $74.00 per hour with $90.00 minimum

        Texas Resident – Graduate2.................................. $84.00 per hour with $90.00 minimum

        Nonresident2........................................................ $283.00 per hour

Student Services Fee (required)

        Stephenville campus............................................. $8.20 per hour with $150.00 maximum

        Tarleton – Central Texas........................................ $6.85 per hour with $150.00 maximum

Student Development Center Complex Fee

        (required, Stephenville campus) ............................. $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) ..........$100.002

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

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)........................................................................... $2.60 per hour

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

Library Access Fee ....................................................................................... $3.00 per hour

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

Program Delivery Fee (required, Tarleton – Central Texas)............................... $9.00 per hour

Distance Learning Fee................................................................................. $25.00 per hour

2 For students without a deposit on file.

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.

        TUITION FEE. Tuition for Texas resident undergraduate students is $74 per semester credit hour, with a $150 minimum per regular semester and $90 minimum per summer semester. Tuition for Texas resident graduate students is $84 per semester credit hour, with minimums of $150 per regular semester and $90 per summer semester. Tuition for non-resident students, including those who are not U.S. citizens, is $283 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 semester, is used for operating, maintaining, improving, and equipping the Student Development Center Complex. This fee is not assessed on courses offered at Tarleton-Central Texas, online, or at off-campus locations.

        STUDENT SERVICES FEE – STEPHENVILLE CAMPUS. 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 $150.00 maximum per summer semester, 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. This fee is not assessed on courses offered online or at off-campus locations.

        STUDENT SERVICES FEE – TARLETON – CENTRAL TEXAS. This fee of $6.85 per semester credit hour with a $150 maximum per semester is for the support of student activities at Tarleton – CT. This fee is not assessed on courses offered online or at off-campus locations.

        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 $2.60 per semester hour is used to cover costs of the Student Health Center. This fee is not assessed on courses offered at Tarleton – Central Texas, online, or at off-campus locations.

        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. Fee amount is determined by course.

        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 $3 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 per summer semester.

        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.

        IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM FEE. This fee is $5 for each semester. It 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 semester.

        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.

        PROGRAM DELIVERY FEE. This fee of $9 per semester credit hour is charged to all students who register for courses based at the Tarleton System Center, including Fort Hood. The fee is used to support the additional expenses associated with offering the program in Killeen.

        DISTANCE LEARNING FEE. This fee of $25.00 per hour is assessed on all online courses to provide web-based student services support.

        YEARBOOK FEE. The Tarleton yearbook, The Grassburr, may be purchased for $30 each year.

        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 student’s 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 in regular semesters:

        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.

        For short sessions, payment in full is due by the designated date.

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, records fee, program delivery 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:

WITHDRAWING FROM ALL COURSES AT THE UNIVERSITY

Effective Withdrawal Date is the date the withdrawal is reported to and recorded in the Registrar’s Office.

3-week session                                             4 - or 5-week session

Prior to 1st class day                    100%        Prior to 1st class day                     100%

1st, 2nd class day                          80%          1st, 2nd, 3rd class day                 80%

3rd, 4th class day                          50%          4th, 5th, 6th class day                  50%

5th class day                                  0                7th class day                              0

8-week session                                             10-week session

Prior to 1st class day                     100%      Prior to 1st class day                      100%

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th class day            80%        1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th class day       80%

5th, 6th, 7th, 8th class day            50%         6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th class day      50%

9th class day                                 0            11th class day                                 0

16-week session

Prior to 1st class day                                       100%

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th class day                         80%

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th class day                        70%

11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th class day                50%

16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th class day                25%

21st class day                                                  0

DROPPED CLASSES

(Student remains enrolled in one or more courses at the University.) Effective Drop Date is the date the drop is recorded in the Registrar’s Office.

1.     If a course is dropped on or before the census date for the appropriate session, the student will be refunded for the tuition and fees associated with that course.

2.     If a course is dropped after the appropriate census date, the student will not receive a refund.

Census dates for various length sessions are as follows:

        3-week session                     2nd class day

        4-week session                     3rd class day

        5-week session                     4th class day

        8-week session                     6th class day

        10-week session                   7th class day

        16-week session                   12th class day

Special notes: For refund purposes, class days are determined by the calendar, not by the number of class meetings. As an example, if a semester starts on Monday, Thursday of that week is considered the 4th class day for all classes.

Those fees paid by Tuition Assistance or other third party receivable will be refunded to the military or other organization if a refund is due.

Tarleton’s refund policy is in accordance with mandates of the state of Texas.


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 Registrar’s 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 upon request.

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.

NONREFUNDABLE 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 months’ 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 driver’s 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.

7.     Visa classification. Students holding certain visas are now eligible for Texas residency for tuition purposes. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information.

8.     International students. Some foreign nationals are eligible for Texas residency for tuition purposes if certain provisions are met prior to admission. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information.


FINANCIAL AID

        Tarleton State University offers student financial aid in the form of loans, grants, work opportunities, and scholarships. In determining the type and amount of financial aid necessary to meet a student’s financial need, the University assumes that parents and spouses will make a maximum effort to assist the student with college expenses. Financial aid resources of the University should be viewed only as supplementary to the financial resources of the applicant and family.

        To apply for financial aid, a student must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA. Financial aid applications are available from high school counselors, from most college or university student financial aid offices, from the Internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov, or from

        Student Financial Aid

        Box T-310

        Stephenville, TX 76402

        (254) 968-9070 or 254-519-5442

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 and suspension.

        The financial aid program is designed for all students who have a demonstrated financial need for assistance to meet college expenses and who are making satisfactory academic progress, as defined by the Department of Student Financial Aid. All students must be enrolled at least half time (6 hours) and accepted for enrollment in a program leading to a degree or certificate. Students are limited to receipt of financial aid for only one undergraduate degree and only one graduate degree. Financial aid will not be paid for post-baccalaureate degrees or second graduate degrees. Financial aid eligibility is contingent upon continued satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or certificate. To maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, a student must meet the standards listed below.

Grade Point Average: Undergraduate students with 60 or more hours must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on Tarleton course work. Graduate students must maintain a cumulative Tarleton GPA of 3.0.

Excessive Hours: Financial aid will not be available to undergraduate students with more than 192 attempted credit hours. All courses that a student registers for (including courses that were completed, withdrawals, and transfer courses) are included in the excessive hour calculation.

Deficit Hours: Financial aid recipients are expected to complete a defined number of credit hours in an academic year or semester. Undergraduate students who are enrolled full time are expected to complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of course work in an academic year (or 12 hours if enrolled for just one semester). Students who are enrolled three-quarter time are expected to complete at least 18 hours of course work in an academic year (or 9 hours if enrolled for just one semester). Students enrolled half time are expected to complete 12 credit hours of course work in an academic year (or 6 hours if enrolled for one semester).

        Graduate students enrolled full time are expected to complete a minimum of 18 credit hours of course work per academic year (9 hours if enrolled for just one semester). Graduate students enrolled half time are expected to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work in an academic year (6 hours if enrolled for only one semester).

        Students who do not meet their minimum standards are not eligible for financial aid. All financial aid offers will be cancelled in the event of noncompliance with the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

APPEALS

        Students have the right to appeal their status under Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards. However, the submission of an appeal is only a request and does not imply that financial aid holds will be removed or that approval of the appeal is forthcoming. The appeal must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office in writing and should demonstrate the occurrence of extenuating circumstances that were beyond the student’s control.

        All appeals must include the following information: the student’s name and I.D. number; the student’s local or permanent mailing address; the student’s local phone number; date of the appeal; and a signed letter from the student requesting a waiver of Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards. This letter must also include the facts or reasons pertaining to the student’s inability to maintain stated standards. If the circumstances include medical reasons or the death of an immediate family member, documentation must accompany the appeal. A decision will be reached within ten working days, and the student will be notified of the results by mail.

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:

        March 1........................ Summer semester

        April 1..................... Fall/Spring semester

DEADLINES

        No aid will be processed after the following dates:

        April 1.......................... Summer semester

        October 15........................... Fall semester

        March 15........................ Spring semester

Applicants are responsible for the timeliness and promptness of their applications.           Note: Electronic data from outside processing agencies and all 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 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 .......................................... 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, 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 21 days or 3 weeks no refund

29-35 ................................................. 60     

36-42 ................................................. 50

43-49 ................................................. 40

50-56 ................................................. 30

57-63 ................................................. 20

64-70 ................................................. 10

After 70 days or 10 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 SUBSIDIZED 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, 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 student’s 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 $3,750. Pell Grant funds are disbursed based on 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.

PSIG/LEAP

        PSIG/LEAPs 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.

TEXAS GRANT PROGRAM

        The Toward Excellence, Access, and Success (TEXAS) grant program was established in 1999 by the Texas Legislature to provide need-based financial assistance to resident Texas students who completed the Recommended high school program. Eligible students may receive an amount up to the cost of required tuition and fees each academic year of eligibility. Some restrictions apply.

        To be eligible for the TEXAS grant, a student must be a Texas resident and a graduate from a public or accredited private high school no earlier than Fall 2001 and must demonstrate exceptional financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Detailed information is available by request in the Financial Aid Office.

        Students meeting the requirements must submit a copy of their high school transcript to the Financial Aid Office. Awards will be based on financial need, eligibility requirements, and fund allocations by the state of Texas.

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. All wages are on an hourly basis, and 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. Scholarship consideration for current Tarleton students has full-time status as a criterion unless otherwise defined b specific scholarship programs. More than 450 endowed, local, and departmental scholarships are available to students attending Tarleton State University. Some 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 or at http://www.tarleton.edu/~scholars/. 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.

The Presidential Honors Program offers exceptional opportunities for outstanding students. Presidential Honors Scholars 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 $5,000.

For more information, contact Dr. Craig Clifford, Director of the Presidential Honors Program, Box T-0545, Tarleton Station, TX 76402; (254) 968-1926.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINES

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

The following is a list of scholarships awarded by Tarleton State University by category as of the fall semester of 2001.

Scholarships Based on Academic Criteria

A.B..Medlen                                           Accounting Society

Ag Faculty                                              Alex Price & R. Fambro

ARA Food Service                                Arlie Brown

Arts Academic                                      Baylor Health Care Nursing

Bob & Zeta Wall Crews                      C.J. "Red" Davidson

C & L Barham                                      C.H. Hale

C.M. Flory                                               Wiedebusch

Chilton Family                                       Clinical Lab Sciences

COBA                                                     Danny Jenkins Memorial

David and Debbie Stanphill              Davidson Presidential

Davis                                                     Dawson & Blanchard

Dick Smith                                            Dr. Thompson Theatre

E.J. Howell Endowed                         Education & Psychology

Edwin & Welba Dorsey Academic   E.F. & L.A. Jennings

Emma & Evelyn Garrett                      English

Evan Hawes                                         Evelyn Wisdom Memorial

Fain Honorary                                      Fashion Merchandising

Flora Foust Graduate                         Frances Fenner

George Martin Memorial                    Glenda Anderson Memorial Endowed

Goodlett-Hensarling                           Grace Lyon/Dr. Pepper

Hal Myrah Memorial                            Hassler Memorial

Houston Livestock                              Howard F. & Willie D. Ross Endowment

Ida L. Nelson Holmes                         Ida West

J. & A. Richardson                               J. & L.A. Farley (Arts & Sciences)

J.D. McCullough                                   J.K. Pettit Academic/Honor

Jewel Taylor Dietetics                         Joe Parish

Joe R. and Teresa L. Long                 Joe W. Autry

John & Alene Palmer                           John F. Higgs

John S. Chapin                                     Joy Terry

J.W. & A.E. Bright                                   L.C. Link

L.V. Laird                                                 Lambda Chi Alpha

Lee E. Terry                                            Lonnie & Clara Herring

Loy Patton                                              Lucile Whisenand

Lucy Ellis                                                Marian Cummings

Mary Ann Lipford                                   Mary Fletcher

Math Club                                              McAnelly-Fielder

O.A. Grant History                                O.C. & Allen Knox Cook

Patricia Egdorf Nurse                         Paul & Opal Cunyus Memorial

Paul Pair                                               Philip & Ruth Bratten

Polly Jenkins Memorial                      Pre-Med General

Presidential Academic                       Presidential Honors Program

Presidential Honors                           R.L. Tate

Richard C. Shaffer                              Robert & Patricia Fain Teaching

Roberta Clay Journalism                 Ruby & Edward Duesk

Ruth Scrim. McClesky                      Sally Boyd

Sam McInnis                                      San Antonio Livestock

Sheffield                                              Springfield Family

TAA/Mickey & Stella Nix MacGuire    TAA/T.C. & Jill Granberry Alumni

Tarleton Academic                            Tarleton Alumni

Tarleton General                               Town & Country Dublin HS

Two Plus Two                                    Uta Davis

Violet Terrell Nurse                          W.O. Trogdon Endowed

Walker (English)                              West Central Texas

Willie L. & Eve K. Tate Family        Zeddie C. Edgar Memorial

               

Scholarships Based on Leadership & Other Criteria

20th Century Club                                 Allen Cattle Management

Almon Maus                                           B.M. Beck Endowed

Bobby Fox Memorial                             Brett Spindor Memorial

Brown Foundation                                Central Texas Economic Development

CIS Programming Contest                 Maj. W. Clay

Coba Select Sires                                 Comanche County

Curtis Meeks Upward Bound              D.  Supersinski & J. Walker

Dan Shepherd                                        DeLeon Ex-Students Assn. Nursing

Erath County Retired Teachers           General Housing

Greater TSU Annual Fund                     Harris Methodist Sports

International Education                         Jerry Flemmons Journalism

John Caraway Nursing                         June Shannon

Lt. Gen. H.S. Taylor                                Major J.W. Burkett

Morton P. & Edna Brooks                     Oscar Frazier

Otho & Ellen Phillips                             PASS

PASSPORT                                             Rennie & Hugley Nurse

Resident Advisor Association             Rosellen Davis

Ruby Nell Ruth                                       Sam E. Jeffers

SHS Class of 1961                               SHS/Tarleton Academic Reciprocal Scholars

Southwest Coca-Cola                          Southwest Meat Assn. Foundation

TAA Dyess Vet Memorial                      TriCounty Agribusiness

TSU Foundation, Inc.                             TSU Meats

TSU Social Work Alumni                       University Academic Leadership

W.J. Wisdom                                            Wichita Farm & Ranch

Zonta Loy Patton

Scholarships Based on Need and Other Criteria

Annie Myra Schuman                             CIS & Management

Clifton J. Morvant Endowed                  Cora Goodman & Kings Daughters Nursing

Dan Gibson Engineering                      Dexter Ator

Dimple Obedia Tunnell                         Drucilla Eberhart George

Dwain & Carolyn Bruner Endowed     E.R. Henningsen

Gladys Hale                                             H.M. Carter Agriculture

Hal & Winnie Wright                               Joy Gallant Archer

Larry Kahlbau                                          Mary Garrett Lindley Memorial Endowment

Presidential Need-Based                     Reecie & Opal Jones

Richard & Susan Coan Endowed       Roger & Ruth Turney Memorial

S.J. "Red" Cook                                       Second Chance

Thormann (Nursing)                               Zonta Single Parent

Performance-Based Scholarships

Band                                                        C.A.Wisdom

Center Stage                                          Cheerleader

Choir                                                        Clyde Wells

Copenhagen Skoal                               CTCC Choral Music

Daniel Parker Herd Memorial             David Riggins

Donald W. Morton Music                      Drama

Earl Rudder                                            Froh

Herb Teat                                               Hunewell Band

Jana Williamson Rodeo                     Jerry Flemmons Drama

John Caraway Music                           John Franks Memorial Rodeo

LeWallen Fine Arts                               M. Landress Music

Marty Yates Rodeo                               Mary Jane Mingus

Moncrief Rodeo Graduate                  Moncrief Rodeo

Mont Tackett Memorial                        Music

Piano Performance                             Rodeo Activity

Rodeo Stall                                           ROTC

S. & E. Richardson                              Shawn McMullan Rodeo

Speech/Drama                                     Student Services Rodeo

Sue Medlen Music                               T & C Bank Rodeo

Texan Stars                                           TSU Plowboys Rodeo

TSU Rodeo Association                     Visual Art

               

Tarleton State University also awards NCAA Division II Athletic Scholarships to male and female student athletes.


OTHER AID

VETERANS’ ASSISTANCE

        The Veterans Affairs Office, in the Registrar’s area of the Administration Building, serves students eligible for educational benefits from the Veteran’s Administration. Records are maintained and reports made to the Veteran’s 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 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 Lab. Science

Off-campus class

Class at Texas Dept. of Correc-tions

Student from other nations of Amer-ican Hemi-sphere

Valedic-torian*

Hazle-wood veteran

Foster care children

Tuition

     

X

X

X

X

Student services

           

X

Student center

X

X

X

   

X

X

Breakage deposit

   

X

     

X

Computer

         

X

X

Health

         

X

X

ID

X

       

X

X

International education

         

X

X

Laboratory

         

X

X

Testing

         

X

X

Instructional equipment

         

X

X

Library

         

X

X

Field placement

         

X

X

Agricultural facilities

         

X

X

Parking

         

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.


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

Internat’l 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

        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.

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

                    Communications                              Music

                    English                                            Political Science

                    History                                            Spanish 

        Bachelor of Business Administration degree

                    Accounting                                       Human Resources Management

                    Administrative Systems                     Interdisciplinary Business

                    Computer Information Systems          Management

                    Finance                                           Marketing

        Bachelor of Fine Arts degree

                    Art                                                 Theatre

        Bachelor of Music degree                         Music


        Bachelor of Science degree

                    Accounting                                     Economics

                    Administrative Systems                   Engineering Physics

                    Agriculture                                      Exercise & Sport Studies

                    Agribusiness                                  Farm & Ranch Administration

                    Agricultural Economics                   Finance

                    Agricultural Extension-Industry        General Agriculture

                    Agricultural Services &                    Geoscience

                      Development                                Horticulture & Landscape

                    Agronomy & Range                        Management

                      Management                                Human Sciences

                    Animal Industries                            Hydrology & Water Resources

                    Animal Production                          Industrial Technology

                    Animal Science                              Interdisciplinary Studies

                    Applied Science                             (Elementary Education)

                    Aviation Science                             International Agricultural Services

                    Biology                                          Liberal Studies

                    Biology-Animal                               Management

                    Business Administration                 Manufacturing Engineering

                    Chemistry                                      Technology

                    Clinical Laboratory Science             Mathematics

                    Communications                            Physics

                    Computer Information Systems        Political Science

                    Computer Science                          Psychology

                    Criminal Justice                              Sociology

                    Dietetics

        Bachelor of Science Nursing degree       Nursing

        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.

 

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