West Texas A&M University

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Guaranteed Tuition

Financing a college education can be a challenge for many families, but officials at West Texas A&M University have a plan that will ease those budget woes while offering a built-in incentive for students to finish their degrees on time.

WTAMU has implemented a guaranteed tuition plan that, depending on the number of semester hours earned, locks in a tuition rate for the rest of a student’s education as long as that student graduates on time. And knowing that locked-in rate offers students and parents an amazing tool in planning for college. Families can plan with confidence on yearly college expenses knowing that tuition paid the first year will remain the same through the senior year. Plus, the guaranteed tuition plan is an incentive for students to graduate on time to save money.

Current students, graduate students, transfer students as well as out-of-state and border students get the same tuition perk, too. Incoming freshman will be on the four-year plan while others, depending on the number of credit hours earned, will be on either the three-year plan (30-59 hours), two-year plan (60-89 hours) or one-year plan (more than 89 hours). Locked-in rates for the 2014-2015 academic year will be based on a 2.2 percent inflation rate—one of the lowest in the state compared to other universities—and will be guaranteed for four years.

Rate Tables

The tables below give the cost of attendance based on classification and residency status. These costs are approved by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents. Some declared majors have an approved differential tuition rate, others have an additional flat fee. For undergraduate students that are not in these declared majors, an undergraduate academic enhancement fee is added per credit hour.

Information on Rate Tables

Intersession Rate Tables        Fall/Spring Rate Tables        Summer Rate Tables
 


Declared Majors with an Approved Differential Tuition Rate*

  • College of Business- COB. All declared majors in the College of Business require COB differential tuition.
  • Engineering and Computer Science- ECS. All declared majors in the Department of Engineering and Computer Sciences require ECS differential tuition.
  • Nursing- All declared majors in the Department of Nursing require Nursing differential tuition.

*Differential Tuition rates are an additional charge per semester credit hour, notated as SCH at the top of each tuition and fee schedule below for sophomores through graduate classifications. These rates are not included in courses that are not reported for SCH on official transcripts. These charges are only applied after a major has been officially declared which is usually sophomore or junior year. 


Declared Majors with an Approved Additional Flat Fee*

  • Educator Preparatory- All teacher education majors as coded by the Education Department, 806-651-2668 for more information.
  • Social Work- All declared Social Work majors, 806-651-2590 for more information.
  • Music- All declared music majors unless enrolled in a 2 or 3 credit hour voice course.
  • Voice- All students enrolled in voice courses for 2 or 3 credit hours.

*Fees are an additional charge at the flat rate listed on tables, with the exception of the Academic Enhancement fee which is charged per credit hour, notated as SCH at the top of each tuition and fee schedule below.


Summer 2015 Rate Tables

The table below is set for 3 semester credit hours with links to each tuition and fee schedule which gives the cost of attendance ranging from one to 15 hours.

Residency Undergraduate Freshman
(4-year rate guarantee)
Undergraduate Sophomore
(3-year rate guarantee)
Undergraduate Junior
(2-year rate guarantee)

Undergraduate Senior
(1-year rate guarantee)

Graduate
(1-year rate guarantee)
+$66.43/ credit hour

Texas Resident/ Border County Rates

$842.10
Freshman/ Texas Resident

$833.46
Soph/ Texas Resident

$824.91
Junior/ Texas Resident

$816.51
Senior/ Texas Resident 

$1,014.69
Graduate/ Texas Resident

Border State
(NM, CO, OK, KS)

 Rates

$937.53
Freshman/ Border State
$927.75
Sophomore/ Border State

$918.12
Junior/ Border State

$908.64
Senior/ Border State

$1,106.40
Graduate/ Border State

Non-Border State Rates

$997.53
Freshman/ Non-Border State

$975.39
Sophomore/ Non-Border State

$953.61
Junior/ Non-Border State

$932.10
Senior/ Non-Border State

$1,125.18
Graduate/ Non-Border State

International Rates

$1,993.53
Freshman/ International

$1,971.39
Sophomore/ International

$1,949.61
Junior/ International

$1,928.10
Senior/ International

$2,121.18
Graduate/ International


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January (Winter) and May (Spring) Intersession 2015 Rate Tables

The table below is set for 3 semester credit hours with links to each tuition and fee schedule which gives the cost of attendance ranging from one to 15 hours.

Residency Undergraduate Freshman
(4-year rate guarantee)
Undergraduate Sophomore
(3-year rate guarantee)
Undergraduate Junior
(2-year rate guarantee)

Undergraduate Senior
(1-year rate guarantee)

Graduate
(1-year rate guarantee) +$66.43/ credit hour

Texas Resident/ Border County Rates

$786.20
Freshman/ Texas Resident

$777.56
Sophomore/ Texas Resident

$769.01
Junior/ Texas Resident

$760.61
Senior/ Texas Resident 

$958.79
Graduate/ Texas Resident

Border State
(NM, CO, OK, KS)

 Rates

$881.63
Freshman/ Border State
$871.85
Sophomore/ Border State

$862.22
Junior/ Border State

$852.74
Senior/ Border State

$1,050.50
Graduate/ Border State

on-Border State Rates

$941.63
Freshman/ Non-Border State

$919.49
Sophomore/ Non-Border State

$897.71
Junior/ Non-Border State

$876.20
Senior/ Non-Border State

$1,069.28
Graduate/ Non-Border State

International Rates

$1,937.63
Freshman/ International
$1,915.49
Sophomore/ International

$1,893.71
Junior/ International

$1,872.20
Senior/ International

$2,065.28
Graduate/ International

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Fall 2014/ Spring 2015 Rate Tables

The table below is set for 15 semester credit hours for undergraduate and 9 semester credit hours for graduate.

 Residency Undergraduate
Freshman 
(4-year rate guarantee)
Undergraduate
Sophomore 
(3-year rate
guarantee)
Undergraduate
Junior 
(2-year rate guarantee)
Undergraduate
Senior 
(1-year rate guarantee)
Graduate
  (1-year rate guarantee)
+$66.43/ credit hour

Texas Resident/ Border County Rates

$3,685.80
Freshman/ Texas Resident
$3,645.48
Sophomore/ Texas Resident 
$3,605.58
Junior/ Texas Resident
$3,566.38
Senior/ Texas Resident

$3,567.04
Graduate/ Texas Resident

Border State
(NM, CO, OK, KS)

 Rates

$4,161.14
Freshman/ Border State
$4,115.50
Sophomore/ Border State
$4,070.56
Junior/ Border State
$4,026.32
Senior/ Border State

$3,842.17
Graduate/ Border State

Non-Border State Rates

$4,441.14
Freshman/ Non-Border State

$4,337.82
Sophomore/ Non-Border State


$4,236.18
Junior/ Non-Border State

$4,135.80
Senior/ Non-Border State

$3,898.51
Graduate/ Non-Border State
International Rates $9,421.14
Freshman/ International
$9,317.82
Sophomore/ International
$9,216.18
Junior/ International
$9,115.80
Senior/ International
$6,886.51
Graduate/ International

Residency Status

Residency is determined by the Admissions Office based on information provided by students applying for admission

Categories of residency are:

  • Texas Resident/ Border County 

  • Border State, (New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas)

  • Non-Border State

  • International

Eligible Border Counties

Border County students from the following counties are eligible to pay tuition at the Texas resident rate of $50 per semester credit hour:

Oklahoma:

  • Beaver

  • Cimarron

  • Jackson

  • McCurtain

  • Beckham

  • Cotton

  • Jefferson

  • Roger Mills

  • Bryan

  • Ellis

  • Love

  • Texas

  • Choctaw

  • Harmon

  • Marshall

  • Tillman

 New Mexico:

  • Curry

  • Otero

  • Dona Ana

  • Quay

  • Eddy

  • Roosevelt

  • Lea

  • Union

Border State and Non-Border State Students

Students from any state in the United States may be eligible to pay the tuition rate of $80 per semester credit hour as statutory tuition, (Texas resident rate of $50 plus $30). Designated tuition varies slightly between Border State and Non-Border State rates according to rate tables, (see tables above).
 

International Students

  • The international student tuition rate will be $412 per semester credit hour for the 2014–2015 academic year.

  • Tuition and fee rates are set by the Texas Legislature and the Board of Regents, Texas A&M University System.

  • The rates are subject to change as required by these entities.

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