University Catalog

Tuition & Fees

Other Fees


International students are required to purchase The University of Texas at Arlington Student Health Insurance Plan while enrolled at the University. In order to be approved for a waiver, your alternate health coverage must meet or exceed the requirements as set in the System regulation and be PPACA compliant. Waivers must be submitted and approved each semester to have the insurance charge removed from student accounts.

  • Criteria to submit a waiver request, must meet one of the following:
    • Sponsored Plan (US Government, Foreign Government, Embassy)
      • Must guarantee payment of all health care expenses in writing
      • Must be ACA compliant
    • UT Employee Group Health Plan
    • US Employer Plan
    • US Individual Plan
  • If you meet one of the above criteria, then your alternate health insurance coverage must meet the following minimum requirements:
    • Unlimited maximum on benefits
    • No Pre-existing condition limitation
    • $500 or less deductible per condition
    • Must be Patient Protections and the Affordable Care Act (PPACA) compliant.
    • Must meet mandatory coverage period for your academic period as outlined on the website.


The Mav Express Card is used for accessing controlled facilities, checking books from the Library, gaining admission to various University activities such as athletic events and for other situations where personal identification is required.

A student may choose to deposit money on the Mav Express Card. This debit feature is called Mav Money. Students may use Mav Money at Dining Services, Office of Student Accounts, University Center, University Bookstore, and many other locations on and off campus. Deposits may be made and account activity reviewed online. 

The Mav Express Card is a permanent card. As a student registers for a semester, the card is automatically validated. It is not necessary to obtain an additional Mav Express Card unless the student loses or destroys the card. Fees associated with the Mav Express Card (ID Card Replacement Fee) can be found at Description of Tuition and Fees:

For additional information, visit or call 817-272-2645.


All students who drive a vehicle on campus need a permit to enter or park legally on campus (Texas Education Code, Section 51.207). Please order your permit online through the registration screen from your student service center on the web. All permits are ordered by selecting obtain a permit link on the Parking and Transportation Services webpage  Once the permit is ordered and the appropriate vehicle information entered, the permit becomes valid.  Student and resident permits expire August 31 of the current academic year. 

Per Texas Transportation Code, Section 681.008Vehicles displaying a disabled veteran license plate are allowed to park in any person with disability parking space without displaying a University of Texas at Arlington parking permit. This exemption does not apply to parking in non-ADA designated spaces

Beginning November 1 of the academic year, permit refunds will be prorated by the month, and no refunds will be made after the close of business on the Spring Census date as indicated in the current University Academic Calendar.  All outstanding parking fines with Parking and Transportation Services must be paid in full prior to refund issuance.  Proper identification must be provided in order to receive a refund.

Students are responsible for picking up a copy or visiting the web site for the Rules and Regulations booklet that contains campus parking policies. For additional parking information, pricing information, or hours of extended service during registration, call 817-272-3907 or visit the web site


A graduation charge must be paid by each baccalaureate degree candidate when application is made for graduation. If graduation is delayed past the stated semester, the student must reapply for graduation and repay the graduation charge. An additional charge to cover the cost of cap and gown is assessed to each candidate who plans to attend any graduation ceremony. 


Cost of books depends upon the courses selected. Generally, books for technical subjects are somewhat higher than those for other academic subjects. In certain technical, scientific and fine arts fields, there are extra expenses for equipment and supplies.

The University Bookstore has both new and used textbooks available. The bookstore will purchase used textbooks which are in good condition at any time during the year provided such textbooks continue to be used by the academic departments and if needed by the bookstore. “A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.” (Texas Education Code, Section 51.9705; 19 TAC 4.215 et seq.)

Information about required and recommended course textbooks, including titles, authors, other publisher information and price, can be found at the UT Arlington Bookstore’s website, accessible via Further information about required course materials is available by reviewing individual course syllabuses at UT Arlington’s Instructor and Course Syllabus Information website.


The Registrar’s Office will mail an official copy of an academic transcript at the written request of a student upon receipt of payment of $10.00 for each copy requested. When working conditions permit, the office will provide one-day transcript service if requested. An official transcript will not be issued unless all financial obligations to the University have been satisfied.


Information about University housing may be found in the Student Housing section of this catalog. Information about campus food service may be found in the University Center section of this catalog.



Students who drop a course/s while remaining enrolled in the session are refunded in full for drops completed by the published session census date. However, because of the approved tuition rates, not every drop will result in a credit to your account.  The student is financially responsible for the full cost of the course/s dropped after the published session census date. (Texas Education Code, Section 54.006). Please refer to Refund of Registration Charges for additional information.


A student who officially withdraws from a session (drops all hours of a specific session) will receive a refund according to the schedule below.

  1. A student who withdraws prior to the first official university class day will receive a 100 percent refund.
  2. Students who withdraw as a result of military service may choose to receive a full refund of tuition and fees, an incomplete (if eligible) or final grade at institution discretion. (Texas Education Code, Section 54.006.)
  3. If the foregoing condition is not met, then the refund shall be as shown below. Class days noted are official university class days. They are not the individual student’s class meeting days.

FALL Regular, SPRING Regular, SUMMER 14 -Week AND Summer 11-WEEK SESSIONS

During class days 1 through 5—80%

During class days 6 through 10—70%

During class days 11 through 15—50%

During class days 16 through 20—25%

After 20th class day—no refund

FAll 1st 8-WEEK and 2nd 8-Week, Spring 1st 8-Week and 2nd 8-Week Sessions

During class days 1 through 3—80%

During class days 4 through 6—50%

After sixth class day—no refund

Fall 1st 5-Week, 2nd 5-week and 3rd 5-Week; Spring 1st 5-Week, 2nd 5-Week and 3rd 5-week; INTERSESSION; SUMMER I 5-WEEK AND SUMMER II 5-WEEK SESSIONS

On first class day—80%

On second class day—50%

After second class day—no refund

Applicable dates and deadlines are available at

4. Parking refunds must be applied for separately at the Parking Office, 1225 W. Mitchell.

Return of Title IV and Other Aid Funds

If a student receiving financial assistance withdraws (resigns) from all courses at the University of Texas at Arlington, then UT Arlington and/or the student may be required to return all or some of the federal, state, and/or institutional funds awarded to the student. These funds would be returned to the grant, scholarship, or loan fund from which the assistance was received.

The federal Return of Title IV Funds policy requires that a portion of federal aid be returned if the student withdraws on or before completing 60% of the semester for which student received federal aid. Students receiving all grades of F or a combination of all Fs and Ws are subject to the Return of Title IV Funds Calculation. Federal financial aid includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), Federal SMART Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), LEAP Grant (formerly SSIG), Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan (subsidized and unsubsidized), and the Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS).

Depending on the types and amounts of aid received, UT Arlington may be required to return a certain portion of funds, and the student may be required to repay a portion of the funds. If the student owes a repayment of grant funds as a result of the calculation, he/she cannot receive future federal financial aid funds at any school until repayment has been made. Any federal loan amount owed by the student is to be repaid under the terms of the promissory note (see example below). The student may owe an outstanding balance to UT Arlington once we return funds required through the federal Return of Title IV Funds calculation. Complete details of the policy can be found at, click Financial Aid on the top menu under policies, then Return of Funds Policy. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.


For your convenience, direct deposit of your refund is available. Information about direct deposit is published at

Inquiries concerning refunds should be directed to Student Accounts, Room 130, University Administration Building, 817-272-2172, or by email at

Residency Regulations

Resident classifications are determined in accordance with Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 21, Subchapter B of the Texas Administrative Code and the rules of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for determining residence status. Except as specifically provided by law, an individual classified as a nonresident student must pay tuition, fees, and charges required of nonresident students. Students may access these rules at the Texas Administrative Code web site.

To be considered a Texas Resident a person must establish a domicile in Texas not later than one year before the census date of the academic term in which the person is enrolled in an institution of higher education, and maintain that domicile continuously for the year preceding the census date. Generally, a person enrolling in an institution of higher education prior to having established a domicile in Texas for 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the census date will be classified as a nonresident student.

Additionally, a person is eligible to be classified as a Texas Resident if the person: maintained a domicile in Texas for at least 36 months prior to graduation from a Texas high school or receipt of the equivalent to a Texas high school diploma, graduated from a Texas high school or received the equivalent of a Texas high school diploma, and maintained a residence in Texas for the 12 months preceding the census date at an institution of higher education. The domicile of a dependent’s parents is presumed to be the domicile of the dependent unless the dependent meets all the requirements of this paragraph.

If while attending an institution of higher education a person classified as a nonresident meets the requirements to domicile in Texas, the nonresident student may reclassify as a Texas Resident if business and personal facts or actions are unequivocally indicative of a fixed intention to domicile permanently in Texas. A nonresident classification is presumed to be correct as long as the residence of the individual in Texas is primarily for the purpose of attending an educational institution. Students wishing to reclassify will need to complete a set of the Core Residency Questions and turn them into the Undergraduate Admissions Office with supporting documentation.

Generally, a student attending The University of Texas at Arlington who is not classified as a Texas Resident will be charged nonresident tuition. Certain nonresident students, however, are entitled to pay tuition and other fees at the Texas Resident rate. For example, military personnel assigned to duty in Texas, and their spouses and dependent children, are entitled to pay the same tuition as a Texas resident if certain documentation is provided. Similarly, students who hold a competitive academic scholarship of $1,000 per year or more awarded through The University of Texas at Arlington are entitled to pay resident fees and charges. Other exceptions to the requirement that nonresident students pay nonresident tuition, fees, and charges are included in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules for determining residence status.

The responsibility of registering under and maintaining the proper residence classification rests on the student. If there is any question concerning the student’s classification at the time of registration, or any time thereafter, it is the student’s obligation to consult with the Residency Determination Official in the undergraduate school and have the student’s classification officially determined. All requests for reclassification should be submitted to the undergraduate school at least 30 days prior to the census date of the term in question. Residency appeals are made to the Residency Appeals Committee. Decisions of the committee are final.