While there are many different costs associated with attending college, the Business Office is primarily responsible for building and maintaining the billing tables for registration charges which are broken down into two categories: Tuition and Fees. The tuition & fees listed on this page are mandatory for all students who attend WT based on their classification and major. There are other fees associated with specific classes that are not described on this page such as lab fees or course fees that can be found in the individual course descriptions in the University’s Catalog. Other charges that might be a part of the student's statement might be for housing and meals, and more information about those costs can be found by reaching out to Residential Living.

Types of Tuition

Statutory Tuition  
Designated Tuition  
Differential Tuition  
Graduate Designated Tuition  
Texas Education Code 56.014 requires that a portion of a Texas Resident student's designated and differential tuition be set aside as scholarship funds to provide financial assistance for students enrolled with the University. Texas residents are notified by Buff email of the specific amount of their billed designated and differential tuition that has been set aside each semester they are enrolled. This notification is not a bill for amounts due, nor is it a promise of scholarship funds to be awarded to that student. Each student must apply for and meet eligibility requirements for any scholarships they desire in order to be awarded.

Mandatory Fees

Beginning Fall of 2020, students who are not already on a previous guaranteed tuition plan rate and who are enrolled in online courses only (no campus or satellite campus courses) will have waived the following three fees: Rec Sports, Health, and Athletic. These fees will be replaced by a Distance Education Fee of $57.50 per semester credit hour and will be automatically calculated based on a student's enrollment status (online only or traditional/mixed) and without regard to the student's address. Students who are deemed to be online and are not billed these fees will not have free access to the campus medical services, the Activities Center & rec sports programs, or free admission to sporting events.

While all of these fees are considered mandatory for students attending classes at WT, some exemptions for special State-approved admission statuses allow for some or all fee exemption. Please see the list of approved State of Texas waivers for further information.

University Services Fee  
Declared Major Enhancement Fee  
Health Fee  
Student Services Fee  
Student Center Complex Fee  
Rec Sports Fee  
(Intercollegiate) Athletic Fee  
International Insurance Premium  
International Student Fee  
Distance Education Fee  
Deferred Maintenance Fee  
Admission and Orientation Fee  
For details of cost by residency (Texas/Border County resident, Out of State resident, and International resident) by semester credit hour, please visit the Cost of Attendance page.


For more information, contact the Business Office.

Mail: WTAMU Box 60999 Canyon TX, 79016

In Person: Old Main, RM 104

Phone: (806) 651-2080
Fax: (806) 651-2929