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Tuition and Fee Exemptions and Waivers

Application of Exemptions and Waiver

Continuation of Exemption or Waiver

  1. As a graduate or undergraduate student, maintains a grade point average that satisfies the institution's grade point average requirement for making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or certificate in accordance with the institution's policy regarding eligibility for financial aid; and
  2. As an undergraduate student, has not completed as of the beginning of the semester or term a number of semester credit hours that is considered to be excessive under Education Code 54.014, unless permitted to complete those hours by the institution on a showing of good cause. In determining whether a person has completed a number of semester credit hours that is considered to be excessive, semester credit hours completed include transfer credit hours that count toward the person's undergraduate degree or certificate program course requirements but exclude:
    1. Hours earned exclusively by examination;
    2. Hours earned for a course for which the person received credit toward the person's high school academic requirements; and
    3. Hours earned for developmental coursework that an institution of higher education required the person to take under Education Code Chapter 51, Subchapter F-1 [see EI] or under the provisions of former Education Code 51.306 or former Education Code 51.3062.

Policy

  1. A showing of a severe illness or other debilitating condition that could affect the student's academic performance;
  2. An indication that the student is responsible for the care of a sick, injured, or needy person and that the student's provision of care could affect the student's academic performance;
  3. The student's active duty or other service in the United States armed forces or the student's active duty in the Texas National Guard; or
  4. Any other cause considered acceptable by the institution.

Conflicts

Exceptions

  1. The waiver provided by Education Code 54.216 or any other reduction in tuition provided to a high school student for enrollment in a dual credit course or other course for which the student may earn joint high school and college credit;
  2. The exemption provided by Education Code 54.341(a-2)(1)(A), (B), (C), or (D) or (b)(1)(A), (B), (C), or (D);
  3. The exemption provided by Education Code 54.342, 54.366, or 54.367; or
  4. Any provision of the Education Code that authorizes or requires the payment of tuition or fees at the rates provided for residents of this state by a person who is not a resident of this state for purposes of Education Code Chapter 54, Subchapter B.

Tuition Rates

"Nonresident Tuition"

  1. The sufficiency of the rate to promote taxpayer equity by encouraging areas benefiting from the educational services of the district to participate in financing the education of students from that area;
  2. The extent to which the rate will ensure that the cost to the district of providing educational services to a student who resides outside the district is not financed disproportionately by the taxpayers residing within the district; and
  3. The rate that would generate tuition and fees equal to the total amount of tuition and fees charged to a similarly situated student who resides in the district plus an amount per credit hour determined by dividing the total amount of ad valorem taxes imposed by the district in the tax year preceding the year in which the academic year begins by the total number of credit hours for which the students who were residents of the district enrolled in the district in the preceding academic year.

Liability for Unpaid Nonresident Tuition

Repeated Courses or Excessive Hours

Fees

Fees for Extraordinary Costs

Individualized Courses

Laboratory Fees

Aerospace Mechanics Certification Course Fee

Use Fees

General Deposits

Student Deposit Fund

Vehicle Registration / Parking and Traffic Fees

International Education Fee

Continuing Education Course Fees

ROTC Program Fees

Exception

Environmental Service Fee

Amount

  1. $5 for each regular semester or summer term of more than six weeks; or
  2. $2.50 for each summer session of six weeks or less.
  1. $10 for each regular semester or summer term of more than six weeks; or
  2. $5 for each summer session of six weeks or less.

Use

  1. Provide environmental improvements at the institution through services related to recycling, energy efficiency and renewable energy, transportation, employment, product purchasing, planning and maintenance, or irrigation; or
  2. Provide matching funds for grants to obtain environmental improvements described above.

Period of Charge

Student Services Fees

"Student Services"

Dual Enrollment

Incidental Fees

Credit Card Fees

  1. A discount, convenience, or service charge for the transaction; or
  2. A service charge in connection with a payment transaction that is dishonored or refused for lack of funds or insufficient funds.

Student Fee Advisory Committee

Membership

  1. Five student members who are enrolled for not less than six semester credit hours at the institution and who are representative of all students enrolled at the institution, selected by one of the following methods:
    1. If the institution has a student government, the student government shall appoint three students to serve two-year terms on the committee and two students to serve one-year terms on the committee.
    2. If the institution does not have a student government, the students enrolled at the institution shall elect three students to serve two-year terms on the committee and two students to serve one-year terms on the committee. A candidate for a position on the committee must designate whether the position is for a one-year or two-year term.
  2. Four members who are representative of the institution, appointed by the president of the institution.

Duties

  1. Study the type, amount, and expenditure of compulsory fees under Education Code 54.503; and
  2. Meet with appropriate administrators of the institution, submit a written report on the study, and recommend the type, amount, and expenditure of a compulsory fee to be charged for the next academic year.

Meetings

  1. Provide for notice of the date, hour, place, and subject of the meeting at least 72 hours before the meeting is convened; and
  2. Require that the notice be:
    1. Posted on the Internet; and
    2. Published in a student newspaper of the institution, if an issue of the newspaper is published between the time of the Internet posting and the time of the meeting.

Recommendation

Course Fee Disclosure

Limitation on Fees Charged Veterans and Their Family Members

Collection

Installment Plan

  1. Full payment of tuition and mandatory fees not later than the date established by the institution; or
  2. Payment in installments under one or more payment plan options that requires the first payment to be made not later than the date established by the institution. In providing for the payment of tuition and mandatory fees by installment, the institution of higher education must also establish subsequent dates at periodic intervals within the applicable semester or term by which subsequent installment payments are due.

Unpaid Balances

  1. Unpaid tuition and mandatory fee balances resulting from an adjustment to a student's enrollment status or an administrative action; or
  2. Unpaid residual balances of tuition and mandatory fees constituting less than five percent of the total amount of tuition and mandatory fees charged to the student by the institution for that semester or term.

Incidental Fee

Failure to Pay Tuition and Fees

Students on Financial Aid

Agreement Required

Payment Options When Financial Aid is Delayed

Generally

Students Paying by Installment

Veterans and Their Family

Refunds and Adjustments of Tuition and Fees

  1. A 100 percent refund is to be made for courses dropped prior to the first class day.
  2. During the fall or spring semester or comparable trimester:
    1. During the first 15 class days, 70 percent.
    2. During the 16th through 20th class days, 25 percent.
    3. After the 20th class day, none.
  3. Six-week summer semester:
    1. During the first five class days, 70 percent.
    2. During the sixth and seventh class days, 25 percent.
    3. After the seventh class day, none.
  1. Prior to the first class day, 100 percent.
  2. After classes begin (see the table below).

Withdrawal for Military Service

Notice of Tuition Set Aside

  1. The student's tuition bill or billing statement, if the institution provides the student with a printed bill or billing statement for the payment of the student's tuition; or
  2. The student's tuition receipt, if the institution provides the student with a printed receipt evidencing the payment of the student's tuition.

Reporting

Report of Certain Exemptions

Tyler Junior College

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UPDATE 33

DATE ISSUED: 12/12/2017