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Student Financial Information

Academic Year 2005-2006

Tuition and Fees:

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center reserves the right, without notice in this or any other publication, to change, amend, add to, or otherwise alter any or all fees, dues, rates, or other charges set forth herein and subject to action by the Texas State Legislature, the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System, or other authority as the case may be.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center reserves the right to deny credit for course work completed in a semester or term and/or registration in a future semester or term for unpaid balances. This also includes the release of official academic transcripts.

The Health Sciences Center accepts no responsibility for billings or refund checks sent to incorrect addresses or difficulties caused by the postal service or other delivery services.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that payment is in the possession of the HSC Bursar by the established due dates announced each semester. Payment Information

Payment Policy:

Failure to make payment by the established due dates may result in cancellation of registration. Students who choose the payment option or who incur incidental fees during the semester must make full payment by the established due dates or be prohibited from registering for future terms until full payment is made. A student who is not 100% paid prior to the end of the term may be denied credit for course work completed that semester or term.

All students are required to complete a Student Payment Agreement prior to enrolling for classes at the TTUHSC. See HSC OP 77.10 Failure to complete this form may result in the cancellation of registration.

Fee Payment. Payment must be made prior to the first class day. Payment must reach the TTUHSC Bursar’s Office by close of business on the due date. Cancellation for non-payment will occur after close of business on the established cancellation date.

Tuition and fees may be paid using one of the following options:
Option 1: Payment of the total amount due (cash, check, credit card, 100% financial aid).
Option 2: Payment option plan (not available for summer terms). All charges including housing and dining.
Option 3: Short-term emergency loan (tuition and fees only).

Payment Option Plan (Option 2)

Texas State Law (Texas Education Code, Section 54.007a) allows students to pay tuition, fees, housing, and dining in installments over the course of the semester.

A $25 billing fee is assessed to all students electing to pay by the installment payment plan. The $25 billing fee must accompany the first installment due for tuition and fees. Subsequent installments must be made in accordance with the due dates established for the particular semester and school of enrollment. Payment Information Payment option plans are not available for summer terms.

Students may take actions which increase their account balance due, including, but not limited to: course add/drop (including additional course fees), campus vehicle registration, yearbook purchase, and other miscellaneous activities. Students must pay any increased amount due within two (2) business days to maintain an account in good standing. Please check account information via the Web to ensure compliance with the terms of the agreement.

Short-Term Emergency Loan (Option 3)

Students may request a Short-Term Emergency Loan for 100% payment of tuition and fees. Students should contact the TTUHSC Financial Aid Office at (806)743-3025 for additional information regarding application and loan requirements.

Billings

Billings will be sent to all preregistered students approximately three weeks prior to the due date. Students registering after preregistration or those making changes to their billing after the initial billing has been mailed need to check their balances online at TechSIS. Billings will be mailed to the student's permanent legal address in the Student Registration System unless the student has established a special billing address. Please keep addresses current.

General Payment Information:

Payment can be made as follows:

Account Information. Tuition and fee information can be obtained online at the following: TechSIS. The student's eRaider user ID and password is required to view this information.

Late Payment Fee. A $50 per due date fee will be charged the first working day after the university-established due date. Postmarks will not be considered in assessing this charge.

Late Registration Fee. A $50 fee will be charged to registrations after classes have begun. This includes re-registration and re-enrollment in the event of cancellation.

Returned Check Charge. A $30 charge will be assessed for each check returned from the bank unpaid. A returned check for initial payment of tuition and fees may result in cancellation of enrollment. Responsibility rests with the student regardless of the maker of the check.

Reinstatement Fee. A $200 fee will be charged for registering, re-registering, or re-enrolling after the 12th class day (4th class day in summer). The amount of the reinstatement fee is subject to change by action of the Board of Regents without prior notice.

Refund Policy:

Refund checks for financial aid are printed and mailed at least twice a week as permitted by federal regulations. All other refund checks are printed no later than the 30th class day (20th class day for summer terms).

Address selection criteria in the Student Information System permit students to establish the address to which their refund check will be sent. A refund address may be established online at TechSIS.

The selection criteria for address printing on the check will be as follows:

IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAINTAIN A CURRENT ADDRESS IN THE STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM.

Refund Check Replacement Policy. The time period for reissuing a refund check will be 10 business days from the date of the check. This will allow sufficient time for the postal system to return the check in cases of changed addresses.

Refund Policies for Tuition and Fees. Texas Education Code, Section 54.006, provides the amount of tuition and fees to be refunded to students who drop courses or withdraw from the institution. Class day count is based on the official institution calendar for the school.

Students who drop a course, but remain enrolled at the institution will be refunded at the following rate:

Term Class Day Percent of Refund
Summer 1st class day through 4th class day 100%
After the 4th day of class None
Fall or Spring 1st class day through 12th class day 100%
After the 12th day of class None

Students who withdraw from the institution (zero semester credit hours) are required to pay tuition and fees according to the following schedule based on their official withdrawal date:

Term Class Day Percent of Payment
Summer Before the 1st class day None
1st, 2nd, or 3rd class day 20%
4th, 5th, or 6th class day 50%
7th class day of later 100%
Fall or Spring Before the 1st class day None
1st five class days 20%
2nd five class days 30%
3rd five class days 50%
4th five class days 75%
21st class day and after 100%

Any refund due to a student will be after calculation of the amount of tuition and fees due at the time of withdrawal. If the student has paid less than the amount due at the time of withdrawal, the student will be required to pay the percentage due.

Federal Refund Formula. Students who are receiving Title IV Financial Aid funds, may be required to return a portion of these funds at the time of their withdrawal from the institution.

Tuition Rates:

School of Allied Health Sciences:

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences:

School of Medicine:

School of Nursing:

School of Pharmacy:

General Fees:

All fees are mandatory and authorized by state statute or the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System.

Academic Fees

Student-Related Fees

Other Fees

Exemptions and Waivers:

All exemptions or waivers have been authorized by statute in the Texas Education Code or through action of the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center reserves the right, without notice in this or any other publication, to change, amend, add to or otherwise alter any or all exemptions and waivers set forth herein subject to actions by the Texas State Legislature, the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System, or other authority as the case may be.

Waivers must be submitted no later than the 12th class day of a fall or spring semester or the 4th class day of a summer term. It is the student's responsibility to check the student account to ensure the application of a waiver. No waivers will be accepted after the 20th class day (15th class day in summer terms) regardless of circumstances.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center University reserves the right to apply exemptions and waivers after the census day (12th class day of a fall or spring semester or the 4th class day of a summer term). Also, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center reserves the right to audit any exemption or waiver prior to application to a student's tuition and fee account.

           Must maintain a 2.25 minimum cumulative GPA
           Must be a full-time benefits-eligible employee of TTUHSC, TTU, or the TTU System
           Must be in compliance with TTUHSC and/or TTU Operating Policies regarding employee enrollment
           Must have one (1) year of continuous Texas Tech employment at a full-time benefits-eligible status
           prior to start of the semester for access to the program
           Must be seeking a degree certification verifiable by admissions status

           Waivers will be automatically applied for those employees attending Texas Tech.  TTUHSC
           employees not located in Lubbock and attending a four-year institution in their area will need to
           complete a certification form and submit it to the Human Resources Office at their respective
           campus to obtain tuition reimbursement.