Tuition Rates for Repeated or Excess Hours

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Texas Education Code – Sec. 61.0595
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Funding For Certain Excess Undergraduate Credit Hours
Texas Education Code – Sec 61.059
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Appropriations (Doctoral Excess Hours)
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The Board may not include semester credit hours earned by a
resident undergraduate student who has previously attempted a
number of semester credit hours that exceeds by at least 30 hours
the number of semester credit hours required for completion of the
degree program for which the student is enrolled.
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Exceptions to the above limitations
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Hours from previous Bachelor’s degree
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Hours earned by examination
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Remedial or other courses that do not count towards a degree program
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Hours earned at a private or out-of-state institution
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Dual Credit Hours
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The Board may not include semester credit hours earned by a
Doctoral student who has a total of 100 or more semester credit
hours of doctoral work at an institution of higher education.
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Exceptions to the above limitations
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Board may approve formula funding for doctoral semester credit hours, not to
exceed 130 total semester credit hours if the institution:
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Provides substantial evidence that the particular field of study requires a higher
number of semester credit hours to maintain nationally competitive standards
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Provides evidence that the student’s program or research is likely to provide
substantial benefit to medical or scientific advancement that requires additional
semester credit hours; or
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Provides other compelling academic reasons that support the request
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Texas Education Code – Sec. 54.014
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Tuition for Repeated or Excessive Undergraduate Hours
Texas Education Code – Sec 54.012
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Tuition Rates for Certain Doctoral Students
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Resident undergraduate students who exceed by at least 30 hours
the number of semester credit hours required for completion of the
degree program in which the student is enrolled may be charged a
higher tuition rate, not to exceed the non-resident rate.
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NOTE: Student who first attended before Fall 2006 will not be penalized until
exceeding by 45 hours the minimum SCH required.
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Appeal process initiated by student’s advisor if appropriate
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Exceptions listed in previous slide
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Resident undergraduate students who enroll in a course that is the
same or substantively identical to a course for which the student
has previously completed may be charged a higher tuition rate, not
to exceed the non-resident rate.
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19 Texas Administrative Code, § 13.105 clarifies that this higher
rate will only apply starting with the 3rd and subsequent attempts.
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Exceptions: Independent Study courses, certain special topics
courses & developmental/remedial courses up to 18 SCH.
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Undergraduate Tuition Rate for Fall 2013:
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$ 199.41 per SCH (Resident) \ $556.65 per SCH (Non-Resident)
Tuition rate for those undergraduates who exceed the maximum
hours or repeat a course for the 3rd time (currently being charged):
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$ 320.41 per SCH ($199.41 + $121.00)
PROPOSED: TEC 54.014 allows UTSA to charge Resident
Undergraduates up to the Non-resident Undergraduate Tuition Rate
for both excessive and repeated hours:
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$438.41 per SCH effective Fall 2014
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$ 556.65 per SCH effective Fall 2015
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Doctoral Tuition Rate for Fall 2013:
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$ 259.50 per SCH (Resident)
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$967.50 per SCH (Non-Resident)
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PROPOSED: TEC 54.012 allows UTSA to charge Resident Doctoral
students up to the Non-resident Doctoral Tuition Rate for excessive
hours:
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$563.50 per SCH effective Fall 2014
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$ 967.50 per SCH effective Fall 2015
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Students who take hours outside of their degree program or repeat
courses already taken, resulting in extensions of their graduation
date, represent higher costs for themselves, UTSA and the State of
Texas. When State funding is withdrawn, institutions need to
recoup that lost tuition revenue as authorized by Texas Education
Code.
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