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Payment Deadlines

Payment due dates are listed on the Tuition Deadline section of the Student Billing website. As it is the student’s responsibility to know the due dates for all payments, it is important to remember Tuition Due Dates and make the necessary arrangements to pay for your tuition and fees on time.

Tuition and Fees

Please consult the Student Billing website for the latest information.

Residency For Tuition Purposes

Residency for tuition purposes is determined by regulations set forth by the state of Texas. Students are required to sign an oath of residency as part of the application process. Residency for tuition purposes will be based on this oath and other information submitted by the student. The requirements are outlined on page 32 of the Fiscal Policies section of the 2011- 2013 catalog. Oath of residency forms can be accessed at http://newstudent.utpa.edu under Admissions Form.

Fee Tables

Tuition and Fees tables for the current semester are located on the Tuition and Fees section of the Student Billing website.

Student Service Fees

The Tuition and Fees section of the Student Billing website includes a summary of the fee categories.

State Rules

The State Rules section of the Student Financial Services website includes information about the Three-peat and Excessive Hour Rules

Three-Peat Rule

Students repeating a course for a third or more time will be subject to an additional fee for the repeated course. The State Rules section of the Student Financial Services website includes information about the Three-Peat Rule.

Excessive Hour Rule

An undergraduate student whose attempted hours exceeds by 30 semester hours the minimum number of hours required for the completion of a degree program will be charged tuition at a higher rate. The State Rules section of the Student Financial Services website includes information about the Excessive Hour Rule, also called 30-Hour Rule and Enrollment Cap.

Withdrawals and Refunds

A student withdrawal is when student drops all the enrolled courses in a single term.  Refunds are based on a number of factors.  For more information please refer to the Withdrawals and Refunds section of the Student Billing website.

Education Tax Benefits

Information about Education Tax Credit and other student loan interest deductions is listed on the Student Loan Interest Deductions page of the ASSIST website.

Tuition Rebate

The University of Texas-Pan American has a $1000 tuition rebate program designed to provide a financial incentive for students to prepare for university studies while completing their high school work.  Details and eligibility are listed on the guide to graduation website.

Payment Options

The payment options page of the Student Billing website includes a variety of payment options to students, such as, the variety of payment methods, how to enroll in a payment plan, and information on how to sign up for an emergency loan.

Methods of Payment

The Payments and Collections department accepts a variety of payment methods including cash, check, money orders, credit cards, and wire transfers. Please refer to the payment options page of the Student Billing website for detailed information.

Payment Plans

Payment assistance via payment plans for tuition and fees includes Installment Plans and Emergency Loans. Installment plans consist of four payments and are available during the Fall and Spring semesters. Please consult the payment options page of the Student Billing website for detailed information, availability, and due dates.

Emergency Loans

Emergency Loans are issued on a first come, first served basis and can be requested online at assist.utpa.edu to cover tuition and fees. For detailed information on applying for an Emergency Loan, the application processing period, and due date for repayment consult, the payment options page of the Student Billing website.

Scholarships and Aid

Financial Aid

Requesting financial aid is one of the most important things that students must do every year if they need assistance funding their higher education. The Student Financial Services website can guide you when applying for different types of financial aid available such as grants, loans, work-study, scholarships, and exemptions.  Applications must be received before the dates listed on the Priority Deadlines page

Scholarships

Please visit the Scholarship Opportunities website to apply for the wide range of scholarships available from federal, state, institutional and private sources such as corporations, foundations and organizations. Be sure to apply during the scholarship application period listed on the Applying page.