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Cost of Attendance

You may get a quick estimate of the cost of ONE ACADEMIC YEAR using our cost calculator. For detailed information on how West Texas A&M University students are billed, please read through this page.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Financing a college education can be a challenge for many families, but West Texas A&M University has two options for undergraduate students.

New undergraduate students will receive a letter from the Office of Admissions giving them information on how to activate their student account. The first time the student logs in, they will have to choose guaranteed tuition or to opt out of guaranteed tuition (which means they will be on a yearly renewal rate tuition plan.) The student must make their choice before their student account will be activated. Once the choice is made, the student cannot change their tuition and fee billing plan at any time while they are enrolled at West Texas A&M University

The guaranteed plan locks in some tuition and fee rates for 48 consecutive months and the yearly renewal rate plan renews at the beginning of each new academic year. Knowing that most of the tuition and mandatory fees are locked-in offers students and parents an amazing tool in planning for college. Families can plan with four years of tuition and mandatory fees with confidence. Plus, the guaranteed plan is an incentive for students to graduate on time to save money.  

WTAMU faculty and staff are not permitted to advise students or parents on which option to choose in order to enroll but are happy to answer your questions.  Students and parents should use all information on this web page to make their decision.  West Texas A&M University cannot give an exact program cost because some rates are subject to change each fiscal year, and changes for future years cannot be projected in the current year

The following items are not part of the guaranteed cost of attendance:

  • Statutory Tuition- Set by the Texas Legislature. This rate has not changed for more than ten years, but a new rate could be set by Texas Legislature each year.
  • Education Accreditation Fee - Applicable for all declared education preparatory majors.
  • Social Work Accreditation Fee - Applicable for all declared social work majors.
  • Music and Voice Program Enhancement Fees - Applicable for all declared music majors, and students enrolled in 2+ hours of vocal instruction
  • Art/Theatre/Dance Program Enhancement Fees - Applicable for all declared A/T/D majors; charged at a flat rate per semester
  • Undergraduate Academic Enhancement Fee - Applicable for all undergraduate students who are not declared in degree programs with additional differential tuition, or accreditation or enhancement fees.
  • On Campus Housing and Meal Plans -  Full-time students (enrolled in 12 or more hours) under 21 years of age (by the first class day) who have completed fewer than 60 post high school credit hours and who have not lived on campus for at least four (4) long semesters are required to live in University housing and have a University meal plan. Rates and exemptions can be found on the Office of Residential Living web page.

Please see Tuition and Fees for detailed information on each mandatory tuition and fee charge that appears within this cost of attendance webpage.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Graduate students are billed on a yearly renewal rate graduate tuition plan which renews each academic year.

Please see Tuition and Fees for detailed information on each mandatory tuition and fee charge that appears within this cost of attendance webpage.

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RESIDENCY STATUS

Residency is determined by the Admissions Office based on information provided by students applying for admission. Students must complete the CORE Residency Form which will determine their official residency status.

Categories of residency are:

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

TEXAS RESIDENTS
Students coded as Texas residents have met the residency requirements for determination through the CORE Residency Form with the Office of Admissions.

Please note, Texas resident students who exceed their degree requirements by 30 hours (if enrolled for the past 10 years), or 45 hours (if enrolled in or after 2006) are subject to 30/45 hour rule, which results in the student being billed at the statutory rate for international students, rather than Texas Statutory rate per semester credit hour as given in the rate tables below. For more information, please see the Office of the Registrar Policies web page.

Texas Education Code 56.014 requires that a portion of each Texas Resident student’s designated and differential tuition is set aside to provide financial assistance for students enrolled with the University as scholarship funds. Texas residents are notified by Buff email of the specific amount set aside from their tuition each semester they are enrolled. This notice does not mean that a student owes or is due any money, nor does it guarantee eligibility for financial assistance.  It is for information purposes only.

ELIGIBLE BORDER COUNTIES

Students coded as Border County residents have met the residency requirements for determination through the CORE Residency Form with the Office of Admissions. Border County students are eligible to pay statutory rate of $50 per semester credit hour, (in addition to all other mandatory tuition and fees listed on the Tuition and Fees webpage), and designated tuition based on their classification at the same rate as Texas Residents.

Border Counties eligible for the Border County tuition rate are as follows:

Oklahoma:

• Beaver • Cimarron • Jackson • McCurtain
• Beckham • Cotton • Jefferson • Roger Mills
• Bryan • Ellis • Love • Texas
• Choctaw • Harmon • Marshall • Tillman
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­New Mexico:

• Curry • Otero
• Dona Ana • Quay
• Eddy • Roosevelt
• Lea • Union


NON-RESIDENT, OUT OF STATE STUDENTS

Non-Resident, Out of State students are students who have not met residency requirements for determination through the CORE Residency Form with the Office of Admissions their first semester, (students and students from families who have established and maintained domicile in any US state outside of Texas). US citizens living abroad are eligible to be coded as Non-Resident, Out of State students.

The TEC 54.0601 waiver is automatically applied to eligible Non-Resident, Out of State students This waiver reduces statutory tuition from $465.00 per semester credit hour, to $80.00 per semester credit hour (in addition to all other mandatory tuition and fees listed on the Cost of Attendance tables further down this page, and listed on the Tuition and Fees webpage). Students residing in US Territories or US citizens living abroad are not eligible to receive the TEC 54.0601 waiver.

Please note: Non-Resident, Out of State students that exceed their degree requirements by 30 hours (if enrolled for the past 10 years), or 45 hours (if enrolled in or after 2006) are subject to 30/45 hour rule, which is a loss of the TEC 54.0601 waiver. In addition, undergraduate students that fall below a 2.0 cumulative average, and graduate students that fall below a 3.0 cumulative average will also be subject to the loss of the TEC 54.0601 waiver. This results in statutory tuition being billed at the rates given in the tables below in white, (rather than the calculation of the cost with the waiver applied in blue).

For more information, please see the Office of the Registrar Policies webpage.

NON-RESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

All students who are not residents of the United States of America, and students residing US Territories are billed at the Non-Resident, International student rates. US residents in these situations, including deployed military, can complete the core residency questionnaire and provide required documents for evaluation of coding at the US resident rate related to the state where taxes are filed. International students from countries with a tax treaty with the US may file a W-8 BEN for tax treaty benefits through the Accounting and Business Office with the help of the International Student Office.

In addition to mandatory tuition and fees, international applicants may be subject to the mandatory international insurance premium assessed by the Texas A&M system for students that do not have health insurance through their home country, as well as a $75.00 international student fee that funds assistance with visa and immigration processes. These fees will be added to the student bill when applicable and are monitored by the International Student Office.

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Declared Majors with an Approved Differential Tuition Rate*

  • College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences - Beginning 2020 Fall, all declared majors in the Department of Ag require additional differential tuition per semester credit hour. This tuition is not applicable to declared pre-ag majors. This rate can be found in red at the top of the tuition rate table.
  • College of Business- All declared majors in the College of Business require additional differential tuition per semester credit hour. This tuition is not applicable to pre-business majors.
  • Engineering and Computer Science- All declared majors in the Department of Engineering and Computer Sciences require additional ECS differential tuition per semester credit hours. This tuition is not applicable to pre-engineering majors.
  • Nursing- All declared majors in the Department of Nursing require additional differential tuition per semester credit hour. This tuition is not applicable to declared pre-nursing majors.

*Differential Tuition 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 for undergraduate student and are found at the top of each tuition rate table.

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Declared Majors and Specific Course with an Approved Additional Flat Fee

Educator Preparatory- All teacher education majors as coded by the Department of Education, 806-651-2668 for more information. Rates are a flat fee, and charged per semester:

 

2019-2020

2020-2021

Undergraduate- Fall/Spring

$68.51

$78.51

Undergraduate- Intersession/Summer

$34.26

$39.26

Graduate- Fall/Spring

$38.69

$48.69

Graduate- Intersession/Summer

$22.11

$27.11

 

Social Work- All declared Social Work majors, 806-651-2590­ for more information. Rates are a flat fee, and charged per semester:

 

2019-2020

2020-20201

Undergraduate- Fall/Spring

$85.65

$88.13

Undergraduate- Intersession/Summer

$57.10 $58.76

Graduate- Fall/Spring

$99.45

$102.33

Graduate- Intersession/Summer

$82.87

$85.27

 

Music- All declared music majors unless enrolled in a 2 or 3 credit hour music course.

Voice- All students enrolled in voice courses for 2 or 3 credit hour voice course.
Rates are charged at a flat fee, and charged per semester:

 

2019-2020 

2020-2021

Music - All Classifications, All Semesters

$256.00

$263.42

Voice - All Classifications, All Semesters

$256.00

$263.42

Art - All Classifications, All Semesters

n/a $250.00

Theatre - All Classifications, All Semesters

n/a $150.00

Dance - All Classifications, All Semesters

n/a $150.00
 

All Other Undergraduate Majors

All undergraduate majors without a differential or flat fee as listed above will be assessed the Undergraduate Academic Enhancement Fee.  Rates are charged per semester credit hour, and charged each semester:

 

2019-2020

2020-2021

All Other Undergraduate Majors

$2.57/sch

$2.64/sch

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RATE TABLES

The tables below give the base cost of attendance based on residency status and year that coursework is begun at West Texas A&M University. Each link will open a new page, giving the breakdown of the base cost of attendance for 1-26 hours on Fall and Spring tables, and 1-15 hours on Intersession and Summer tables. These costs are approved by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents.

Guaranteed Rate Undergraduate Students- The undergraduate student's rate table year is determined by the semester they begin course work at West Texas A&M University. If the student exceeds the guaranteed rate of time, they will then move to the newest tables available for the year their guaranteed rates expire.

One Year Rate Undergraduate Students- The undergraduate student’s rate table year is the current, (newest), one year rate table available.

Graduate and Second Bachelors- A student enrolling as a new graduate or second bachelor’s student will be billed at the current academic graduate rate. Second bachelor’s students are not charged Graduate Tuition and Graduate Designated Tuition for all classes at a 4000 level or less.

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QUICK LINKS TO COST OF ATTENDANCE TABLES

Use the links below to jump to semester type and table year to see the full base cost of 1-26 hours for Fall and Spring semesters, and 1-15 hours for Intersession and Summer semesters.  

Please note: The year refers to the first year the student was enrolled at WTAMU.

Fall/Spring Tables by Year

Fall semesters run from August through December. Spring semesters run from January through May. Only tables that are still active are listed.

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 1-Year Rate Tables

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Guaranteed Rate Tables

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Graduate Rate Tables

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 1 Year Rate Tables

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Guaranteed Rate Tables

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Graduate Rate Tables

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Guaranteed Rate Tables

Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Guaranteed Rate Tables

Fall 2016/ Spring 2017 Guaranteed Rate Tables

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Summer Tables by Year

Summer semesters run in June to July, (Summer 1) and July to August, (Summer 2) each year and are part of the regular academic year (i.e. Summer 2020 is part of the 2019/2020 academic year.)  Only tables that are still active are listed.

Summer 2020 1 Year Rate Tables

Summer 2020 Guaranteed Rate Tables

Summer 2020 Graduate Rate Tables

Summer 2019 Guaranteed Rate Tables

Summer 2018 Guaranteed Rate Tables

Summer 2017 Guaranteed Rate Tables

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Intersession Tables by Year

Intersession semesters are December to January, (January Intersession), and May, (May Intersession) and are part of the current academic year (i.e. Intersession 2020 is part of the 2019/2020 academic year.)  Only tables that are still active are listed.

Intersession 2020 1 Year Rate Tables

Intersession 2020 Guaranteed Rate Tables

Intersession 2020 Graduate Rate Tables

Intersession 2019 Guaranteed Rate Tables

Intersession 2018 Guaranteed Rate Tables

Intersession 2017 Guaranteed Rate Tables

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Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Undergraduate 1 Year Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 26 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State

Non-Resident, International

 

Fall 2020/ Spring 2021 Guaranteed Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 26 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State

Non-Resident, International

 

Fall 2020/ Spring 2021 Graduate Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 26 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State

Non-Resident, International

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Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Undergraduate 1 Year Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 26 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State

Non-Resident, International

 

Fall 2019/ Spring 2020 Guaranteed Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 26 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State

Non-Resident, International

 

Fall 2019/ Spring 2020 Graduate Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 26 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State

Non-Resident, International

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Fall 2018/ Spring 2019 Guaranteed Rate Tables

Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 26 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State

Non-Resident, International

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Fall 2017/ Spring 2018 Guaranteed Rate Table
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 26 hours. Only tables that are still active are shown below.

Freshman
4 Year Rate­

Sophomore
3 year Rate

Freshman/Texas Resident

Sophomore/ Texas Resident­

Freshman/ Border State

Sophomore/ Border State

Freshman/Out of State

Sophomore/ Out of State

Freshman/ International

Sophomore/ International

 

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Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Guaranteed Rate Tables
Click on the blue to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 26 hours. Only tables that are still active are shown below. 

Freshman­
4 Year Rate

Freshman/Texas Resident

Freshman/ Border State 

Freshman/Out of State

Freshman/ International

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Summer 2020 Undergraduate 1 Year Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 15 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State

Non-Resident, International

 

Summer 2020 Guaranteed Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 15 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State

Non-Resident, International

 

Summer 2020 Graduate Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 15 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State

Non-Resident, International

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Summer 2019 Guaranteed Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 15 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State

Non-Resident, International

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Summer 2018 Guaranteed Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 15 hours. Only active tables are shown below.

Freshman­
4 Year Rate

Sophomore­
3 Year Rate

Freshman/Texas Resident

Sophomore/ Texas Resident
Freshman/ Border State

Sophomore/ Border State

Freshman/Out of State

Sophomore/ Out of State

Freshman/ International

Sophomore/ International

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Summer 2017 Guaranteed Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 15 hours. Only tables still active are listed below.  All others are billed at current 1-yr rates.

Freshman­
4 Year Rate

Freshman/Texas Resident

Freshman/ Border State

Freshman/Out of State

Freshman/ International

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January and May Intersession 2020 Undergraduate 1 Year Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 15 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State Non-Resident, International

January and May Intersession 2020 Guaranteed Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 15 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State

Non-Resident, International

January and May Intersession 2020 Graduate Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 15 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State

Non-Resident, International

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January and May Intersession 2019 Guaranteed Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 15 hours.

Texas Resident/Border County

Non-Resident, Out of State

Non-Resident, International

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January and May 2018 Guaranteed Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 15 hours. Only tables that are still active are listed below.

Freshman
4 Year Rate­

Sophomore­
3 Year Rate

Freshman/Texas Resident

Sophomore/ Texas Resident

Freshman/ Border State

Sophomore/ Border State

Freshman/Out of State

Sophomore/ Out of State

Freshman/ International

Sophomore/ International

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January and May 2017 Guaranteed Rate Tables
Click on the link to open a new screen giving the cost of attendance break down for 1 to 15 hours. Only tables that are still active are listed.

Freshman
4 Year Rate­

Freshman/Texas Resident

Freshman/ Border State

Freshman/Out of State

Freshman/ International

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