West Texas A&M University

Buff Transit Tracker
WTAMU Guaranteed Tuition Plan Offers Budgeting Bonus for Parents

June 9, 2014

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU Guaranteed Tuition Plan Offers Budgeting Bonus for Parents

CANYON, Texas—Financing a college education can be a challenge for many parents, 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 is implementing a guaranteed tuition plan for fall 2014. It’s a 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.

Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Rate Table

The table below is set for 15 semester credit hours for undergraduate and 9 semester credit hours for graduate. These costs are approved by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents. 

Use the table below to figure tuition costs or check out the University's Tuition Estimator.

 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
+$66.43 per semester credit hour

Texas/Border County Resident Rates

$3,685.80
Freshman/Texas Resident Rate Table 
$3,645.48
Sophomore/Texas Resident Rate Table
$3,605.58
Junior/Texas Resident Rate Table
$3,566.38
Senior/Texas Resident Rate Table
$2,969.17
Graduate/Texas Resident Rate Table
Border State/ Out-of-State Resident Rates
$4,161.14
Freshman/Non-Texas Resident Rate Table
$4,115.50
Sophomore/Non-Texas Resident Rate Table
$4,070.56
Junior/Non-Texas Resident Rate Table
$4,026.32
Senior/Non-Texas Resident Rate Table
$3,244.30
Graduate/Non-Texas Resident Rate Table
International/
Non-Resident Rates
$9,421.14
Freshman/Non-Resident Rate Table
$9,317.82
Sophomore/Non-Resident Rate Table
$9,216.18
Junior/Non-Resident Rate Table
$9,115.80
Senior/Non-Resident Rate Table
$6,288.64
Graduate/Non-Resident Rate Table

Nursing Differential Tuition*

College of Business/ Engineering and Computer Science Differential Tuition*

N/A Nursing
+$36.80 per semester credit hour
COB/ECS
+$31.34 per semester credit hour
See differential rate tables for sophomores:
Texas/Border County
Border State/Out-of-State
International/Non-Resident
Nursing 
+$36.46 per semester credit hour
COB/ECS
+$31.00 per semester credit hour
See differential rate tables for juniors:
Texas/Border County
Border State/Out-of-State
International/Non-Resident
Nursing 
+$36.12 per semester credit hour
COB/ECS
+$30.66 per semester credit hour
See differential rate tables for seniors:
Texas/Border County
Border State/Out-of-State
International/Non-Resident
Nursing 
+$36.12 per semester credit hour
COB/ECS
+$30.66 per semester credit hour
See differential rate tables for graduates:
Texas/Border County
Border State/Out-of-State
International/Non-Resident

*Differential Tuition rates are an additional charge per semester credit hour for the following majors: Nursing, Business, Engineering and Computer Science. These charges are only applied after a major has been officially declared which is usually sophomore or junior year.

Residency is determined by the Admissions Office based on information provided by students applying for admission.  Categories of residency are:

  • Texas/Border County 
  • Border State/Out-of-State
  • International/Non-Resident

“Families share a sense of relief when learning of the guaranteed tuition at WT,” Kyle Moore, director of admissions, said. “During a time when so many families are experiencing budget volatility, this guarantee provides an element of reliability. Students and families no longer have to try and predict or stress over the long-term cost of higher education, WT has elected to carry that burden for them.”

It’s all an effort by WTAMU and The Texas A&M University System to keep tuition as low as possible while standing by its commitment to provide a quality education. And a quality education is exactly what students get at WTAMU. The University is focused on student success and offers a variety of student-centered programs, services and facilities that challenge and support students to ensure their academic success. Plus, the University’s great student-to-professor ratio means students are more than just a face in the crowd and allows for one-on-one interaction with instructors. That interaction also lets students know they have a valuable mentor to guide them through their college years.

A quality education at WTAMU also means hands-on opportunities for all students regardless of classification. From the first day of class, freshmen are encouraged to participate, learn and succeed in a variety of hands-on opportunities across campus in preparation for today’s job market. Working with a high definition camera, hosting a radio show, starring in a theatre production, singing a solo or conducting some heavy duty research are activities available to all WTAMU students, regardless of classification. Those opportunities combined with a fantastic selection of classes, courses and majors makes for the best in a quality educational experience at WTAMU.

The ease of college planning with the University’s new guaranteed tuition plan, plus a number of financial aid options make the WTAMU college experience available to all students. For more information, visit wtamu.edu
 

—WTAMU—

 


Post a Comment

Name:
Email:
Comments:

Comments