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Explanation of Tuition & Fees

Breaking down what you’re paying for.

We get it, your student bill can be a bit confusing. At UT Permian Basin, we strive to be as transparent as possible to help you understand what exactly you’re paying for. We know college is an investment and you deserve to know where your hard earned money is going.  

Undergraduate Tuition

In-State Resident - $202.79 per semester credit hour: This is set by the Texas Legislature and UT System Board of Regents.

New Mexico Resident - $202.79 per semester credit hour: This is set by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Adjacent County Non-Resident - $287.79 per semester credit hour: This is set by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Out-of-State Non-Resident - $287.79 per semester credit hour. This is set by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board per statutory requirement.

International Non-Resident - $624.79 per semester credit hour. This is set by the Texas Legislature and Board of Regents.

Graduate Tuition

In-State Resident - $255.27 per semester credit hour: This is set by the Texas Legislature and UT System Board of Regents.

New Mexico Resident - $255.27 per semester credit hour: This is set by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Adjacent County Non-Resident - $255.27 per semester credit hour: This is set by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Out-of-State Non-Resident - $340.27 per semester credit hour. This is set by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board per statutory requirement.

International Non-Resident - $677.27 per semester credit hour. This is set by the Texas Legislature and Board of Regents.

Mandatory Fees

Advising Fee - $20 per term: A non-refundable, compulsory fee to defray costs of student advising.

Athletics Fee- $24 per semester credit hour: A non-refundable fee to support the intercollegiate athletic program.

Technology Fee - $10.50 per semester credit hour: A non-refundable fee to support student technology needs and applications.

Library Service Fee - $7 per semester credit hour: A non-refundable fee to fund online access to academic indexes and electronic library services.

Transfer Orientation - $75: a non-refundable, one-time fee to defray orientation costs.

Freshman Orientation - $120: a non-refundable, one-time fee to defray orientation costs.

Student Service Fees - $17.97 per semester credit hour: a non-refundable fee to fund student services operations and use of facilities and activities.

Multipurpose Center Fee - $150 per semester: A fee to operate and maintain the Student Multi-Purpose Center.

Distance Ed - $105 per semester credit hour: This is set by the Texas Legislature and Board of Regents.

Incidental Fees

Audit Fee - $35 per semester credit hour: fee incurred to schedule on-credit participation in classes.

Student ID Card Fee - $10 per ID: Fee for obtaining a student identification card.

Add/Drop Fee - $5 per transaction: Fee to adding and/or dropping classes.

Graduation Fee - $25 undergrad/$50 graduate: Fee to participate in a graduation ceremony.

In-Absentia Fee - $25: Fee to register for a course in-absentia.

Late Registration Fee - $15: Fee to register for classes after registration period has ended.

Parking Fee - $55: Fee to obtain a student parking permit.

Property Deposit - $20: Deposit paid upon admittance as a student to cover any property damage. Refundable upon request after graduation or withdrawal if no damages incurred.

Transcript Fee - $7.00 per copy: Fee to obtain an official UTPB transcript.

Returned Payment Fee - $30: Fee for payment returned to us by your bank.

Payment Plan Enrollment Fee - $35: Fee to enroll in a payment plan.

Payment Plan Late Fee - $10: Fee for paying a payment plan installment after the due date. 

Laboratory and Course Fees

Laboratory Fee – There are a variety of mandatory charges for certain laboratory courses; they may not be less than $1 per semester nor more than $30 per semester and must not exceed the cost of actual materials and supplies used by a student.

Course Fee – Charges in addition to regular tuition for students registered in art, architecture, drama, speech or music where individual coaching or instruction is the usual method of instruction.

Other Fees

Course Differential Fee – All graduate students enrolled in certain courses for business, nursing and/or engineering.

Variety – All students desiring a specific service may include such items as a second parking permit, a yearbook or a locker.

Designated Tuition Set-Aside Notice

In accordance with provisions of the Texas Education Code, Section 56.014, each semester UTPB will maintain on the website a notice for every student who has paid designated tuition. The notice will indicate the amount of their tuition that is required to be set aside and used for need-based financial aid to UTPB students. No action is necessary by the recipient, as this is an informational notice only.

So what is it? Tuition set aside is the portion of the designated tuition paid by resident students, set aside and dedicated to provide need-based financial aid to students.

Why is it set aside in the first place? It’s the law. The University is required to set aside a portion of designated tuition charged to a resident student.

How much is set aside? Fifteen-percent per credit hour of designated tuition in excess of $46.00 per credit hour for undergraduate and graduate residents are set aside.

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