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) with the exception of fees designated by campus: Tuition, Student Services (Stephenville Campus), Student Center Facility (Stephenville Campus), Academic Advising & Support, Computer Processing, Endowment Scholarship (Stephenville Campus), Health Service (Stephenville Campus), Identification System, Records, Library Access, Intercollegiate Athletics (Stephenville Campus), Instructional Equipment, International Education, Recreational Sports Fee (Stephenville Campus) and General Property Deposit. Off Campus Program Delivery Fee, Distance Learning Fee, and Distance Ed Degree Program Fee are assessed to off-campus courses, on-line courses and Distance Ed Degree Programs courses respectively.
Note 1: The following are payable on an installment basis in the regular semesters.
TUITION FEE. Tuition for Texas resident undergraduate students is $143.97 per semester credit hour. Tuition for Texas resident graduate students is $173.97 per semester credit hour. Tuition for non‑resident students, including those who are not U.S. citizens, is $456.97 per semester credit hour. See “Determination of Residence for Tuition Purposes” in this section for more information.
STUDENT SERVICES. This fee of $19.80 per semester credit hour, with a $237.60 maximum per regular semester and $11.78 per semester credit hour, with a $237.60 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 Barry B. Thompson Student Center, 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 assessed on Stepehnville courses.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT & ADVISING FEE. This fee of $4 per semester credit hour is used to cover costs of providing academic support programs and academic advising services.
AGRICULTURAL FACILITIES FEE. This fee of $17 per course is charged to all students who register for agriculture courses and is used by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to provide agricultural facilities to support the agricultural degree programs and courses.
COMPUTER PROCESSING FEE. This fee of $10.93 per semester credit hour is used to cover costs of providing computing access to the students and computing services for administrative and instructional purposes.
COURSE FEES. These fees are charged to cover the costs of materials and services directly associated with selected classroom or laboratory activities.
DISTANCE EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAM COURSE FEE. This fee, with a range of $300-$800 per course based on the degree program associated with the course, will allow for delivery and ensure the quality of the university’s Distance/Distributed Education Programs.
DISTANCE LEARNING FEE. This fee of $40 per semester credit hour is assessed on all online courses to provide web-based student services support.
ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP FEE. This fee of $1 per semester credit hour is to create additional scholarship funds to assist students with their college education. This fee is assessed on Stephenville courses.
EXCESSIVE HOURS FEE. This fee of $100 per semester credit hour is charged to students with excessive semester credit hours towards a degree program. Reference Texas Education code § 54.014 which provides a limit on the number of hours an undergraduate Texas resident may attempt while paying in-state tuition. For more information, please visit www.tarleton.edu/registrar.
FIELD ASSIGNMENT FEE. This fee of $75 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.
FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE FEE. This one-time fee of $125, charged the first semester to all new and transfer students with less than 30 semester credit hours, is used to cover costs associated with the First Year Experience Program. This fee is assessed to the Stephenville Campus only.
GENERAL PROPERTY DEPOSIT (Breakage Deposit). Students must have a general deposit of $10 on file.
HEALTH SERVICE FEE. This fee of $4.91 per semester credit hour is used to cover costs of the Student Health Center. This fee is assessed on Stephenville courses.
IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM FEE. This fee of $10 per semester is used to support systems related to the identification card. These systems controls building access, meal plans, Texan Bucks and access to many activities across campus. This is not a purchase fee. Lost/stolen cards may be replaced at a cost of $10. Cards worn due to normal wear and tear that are more than 1 year old can be exchanged for a new card at no charge. If the existing card is not returned, the replacement fee of $10 will apply.
INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT FEE. This fee of $2.40 per semester credit hour is used to maintain and upgrade equipment used directly in student instruction.
INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS FEE. This fee of $10 per semester credit hour, with a $130 maximum per semester, is used to support intercollegiate athletics at Tarleton State University. This fee is assessed on Stephenville courses.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FEE. This fee of $4 per semester is used to assist students participating in international student exchange or study programs.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM FEE. This fee, assessed only to international students at a rate of $40 per semester, funds expenses directly associated with the International Education Program.
LABORATORY FEE. A fee of not less than $2 and not more than $30 for each laboratory course may be charged for materials and supplies.
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.
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.
LIBRARY ACCESS FEE. This fee of $9 per semester credit hour is used to purchase materials and equipment and to support the operations of the Dick Smith Library.
OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAM DELIVERY FEE. This fee of $34 per semester credit hour is used to cover additional expenses associated with the cost of delivering off campus programs.
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.
RECORDS FEE. This fee of $15 per semester is used to cover the cost of maintaining academic records.
RECREATIONAL SPORTS FEE. This fee of $100 per regular semester and $50 per summer semester is used to fund debt service requirements and operational costs of the facility. This fee is assessed to the Stephenville Campus only.
REPEATED COURSES FEE (3-PEAT). This additional course fee will be charged at a rate of $100 per semester credit hour to those students who have attempted the same course for a third time since Fall 2002. This provision is described in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Rules (Chapter 13, Subchapter B, §13.25). For additional information please visit www.tarleton.edu/registrar.
ROOM & 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 Life 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.
STUDENT CENTER FACILITY FEE. This fee of $3.96 per semester credit hour, with a $39.60 maximum per regular semester and $19.80 maximum per summer semester, is used for operating, maintaining, improving, and equipping the Barry B. Thompson Student Center. This fee is assessed to Stephenville courses.
TESTING FEE. A testing fee of $30 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.
TEXAN BUCKS. This is an optional program available for students, which allows them to use their ID cards to make purchases both on and off campus. Deposits can be made to a Texan Bucks account online, in the Texan Card Office or through machines located in the Thompson Student Center, Women's Housing Complex and the Library. Purchases can be made at all dining locations on-campus as well as the Campus Bookstore and some vending machines. Funds can also be used at all on-campus laundry facilities, the Library, University Police Department and Student Health Center. Many off-campus businesses also accept Texan Bucks. Unused Texan Bucks in your account at the end of a term will automatically carry forward to the next term. Cash withdrawals are not allowed. If you wish to close your account, you must submit a written request. Refunds are made by check and subject to a $15.00 withdrawal fee. Accounts dormant for a period of three (3) years will be remitted to the state.
YEARBOOK FEE. A fee of $25 for the Tarleton yearbook, The Grassburr, is charged each Spring semester to undergraduate students enrolled in courses at the Stephenville Campus. This fee is used to cover publication costs of the yearbook.
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.