Oct 21, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

Student Finance Information



Tuition and Mandatory Fees

The amounts shown in this catalog are subject to change without notice by action of the Texas Legislature or the UNT System Board of Regents.

The Board of Regents has been granted the authority, within established guidelines, to set tuition rates by program.

UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is a state-supported institution subject to state laws. Extension of credit is prohibited and all financial obligations to UNTHSC must be cleared prior to registration in the next subsequent semester.

For current information on tuition and fees at UNT Health Science Center, visit Student Enrollment website www.unthsc.edu/students/unthsc-tuition-and-fees/.

Residency Regulations for Tuition Purposes

Rules and regulations for determining residency status are specified under Title III of the Texas Education Code and are available in the Office of the Registrar. In general, students must physically reside in Texas for the 12-month period immediately preceding their initial registration in an educational institution in Texas. Other factors may be considered for residency determination for tuition. Students who are not legal residents of Texas must pay nonresident tuition including the statutory tuition charges and standard fees approved by the Board of Regents. Certain residency exceptions do not affect actual residency status but do allow for a non-resident tuition exemption. Refer to “Tuition and Fee Waivers” section of this chapter for further information.

Responsibility of the Student

The student is responsible for knowing their residence status and for registering under the proper status. Any questions concerning residency must be discussed with the Admissions Office within Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), School of Public Health (SPH), School of Health Professions (SHP), or UNT System College of Pharmacy (SCP) before initial registration. Any student erroneously classified as a resident will be reclassified and will be required to pay all out-of-state tuition due. Attempts to evade non-resident fees may subject the student to the statute penalty and to possible disciplinary action.

Change of Status: Non-Resident to Resident

A student who is at any time classified as a non-resident retains non-resident status until reclassification as a resident is applied for and is approved by the Registrar.

Change of Status: Resident to Non-Resident

Students who are classified as residents but become nonresidents by virtue of any change of domicile must notify the Office of Registrar of such change immediately. Students who believe they have been erroneously classified have the opportunity for appeal by requesting review from whom the original classification was assigned or in the Office of the Registrar.

Waivers and Exemptions

The University of North Texas Health Science Center offers several waivers and exemptions to qualifying students.  Below is a list of requirements and link where more detailed information can be found.  Waiver and Exemption forms must be submitted to Student Finance by the 12th class day in Fall/Spring and the 4th class day in Summer terms.  The census date is published in Academic Calendar for each school.

What are Waivers and Exemptions?

  • Waivers allow certain nonresident students to pay the Texas resident tuition rate.

  • Exemptions are a type of financial assistance allowing some Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition or, in some cases, tuition and fees.

Please note: Exemptions are not considered payment under state payment guidelines.  A student who does not yet have the exemption applied to their account may still be subject to cancellation if they fail to meet the state payment requirements.

Waivers

Academic Common Market

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive notification from the Admissions Office of eligible students. More information about this waiver can be found here.

 

Competitive Scholarship

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office must receive completed form from the academic department. More information about this waiver can be found here.

 

Economic & Development Diversification

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive certification of the eligibility of the business and a letter of intent to establish residency. More information about this waiver can be found here.

 

Faculty and their Dependents

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive the completed waiver form from the employing department. More information about this waiver can be found here.

 

Good Neighbor Scholarship

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office must receive completed application and certification from native country. More information about this can be found here.

 

Mexican Citizen Waiver

UNTHSC Requirement: UNTHSC International Office must receive completed application by August 1st of each academic year. More information about this waiver can be found here.

 

Military Residency

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive notification from the Registrar’s Office - Veterans Services of eligible students. More information about this waiver can be found here.

 

Research Assistants and Teaching Assistants

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive notification from the Admissions Offices of eligible students. More information about this waiver can be found here.

 

Texas Tomorrow Fund/Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan

UNTHSC Requirement: Students using TTF/TGTP funds will be billed the in-state tuition rate. Student Finance must receive a copy of Texas Tomorrow Fund/Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan card.  More information about this waiver can be found here.

 

Exemptions

Adopted Students formerly in Foster Care

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive certificate of eligibility from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. More information about this exemption can be found here.

 

Blind/Deaf Student Exemption Program

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive certification letter from Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services for the qualified student. More information about this exemption can be found here.

 

Children of Disabled or Deceased Firefighters & Law Enforcement Officers

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive certificate of eligibility from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. This exemption includes Peace Officers, Game Wardens and Employees of Correctional Institutions. More information about this exemption can be found here.

 

Children under Conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive certificate of eligibility from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. More information about this exemption can be found here.

 

Clinical Nurse Preceptors and their Children

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive a completed application and written proof of eligibility from the Nursing department through which the Preceptor has an agreement. More information about this exemption can be found here.

 

Firefighter

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive a completed application and proof of eligibility from employer or volunteer fire department. More information about this exemption can be found here.

 

Hazlewood Act

UNTHSC Requirement: Student must apply and provide documentation to the Registrar’s Office (GAB 102) of their eligibility. More information regarding the Hazlewood Act can be found here.

 

Hazlewood Act for Spouse/Child

UNTHSC Requirement: Student must apply and provide documentation to the Registrar’s Office (GAB 102) of their eligibility. More information regarding the Hazlewood Act for Spouse/Child can be found here.

 

Hazlewood Legacy Act

UNTHSC Requirement: Student must apply and provide documentation to the Registrar’s Office (GAB 102) of their eligibility. More information regarding the Hazlewood Legacy Act can be found here.

 

Military: Children of U.S. Military who are Missing in Action or Prisoners of War (MIA/POWs)

UNTHSC Requirement: Student must provide documentation from the Department of Defense classifying the Service member as missing in action or a prisoner of war to the Student Veteran Services Benefits Office (GAB 102). More information regarding this exemption can be found here.

 

Peace Officer

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive a completed application and proof of eligibility from employer. More information about this exemption can be found here.

 

Senior Citizen

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive a completed application and age verification from student. More information about this exemption can be found here.

 

Surviving Spouse and Minor Children of Certain Deceased Public Servants

UNTHSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive letter from employer of the deceased public servant certifying eligibility. More information about this exemption can be found here.

 

Note: Exemptions and Waivers are governed by the Texas Education Code and are subject to change at any time.

 

For current information on tuition and fees at UNT Health Science Center, visit the Student Finance webpage at https://www.unthsc.edu/student-finance/

Tuition and Fee Refunds

You may receive a refund when there is an outstanding credit balance on your account. If you have an outstanding balance in a prior term remaining on your account after you receive a refund, you are responsible for paying this balance. We cannot deduction your outstanding balance from a prior term..  It is important to note that credit balances resulting from self-payments (ex. Cash, check, credit card, etc.) will be used to pay any outstanding debt owed to the university, to include debt for future terms.  Credit balances resulting from sponsored payments will be reviewed to determine whether the funds should be returned to the sponsor. Please review your student account frequently throughout each term for changes due to schedule changes, decreases or increases in financial aid.  If you received your refund in the form of a paper check you must pick up within 14 days or your check will be mailed to the primary address listed in your student portal.  If you do not cash your check within 90 days the check will be voided and you will be required to sign up for Direct Deposit in order to receive those funds. Some exceptions may apply.

Class Drop Refunds

Refunds are made for any course dropped through the 12th class day for the fall or spring term or a summer session of 10 weeks or longer, within the first four class days of a term or session of more than 5 weeks but less than 10 weeks, and within the first 2 class days of a session 5 weeks or shorter. The term’s first class day is always the first official university day of classes for that specific term or session and not the first day of an individual’s class. To calculate the refund for a class dropped, take the fee paid for the original hours and subtract the fee for the new number of hours. The difference between the two is the amounts will be credited to the students account.

Withdrawal Policy and Procedure

If a student leaves UNTHSC through withdrawal, dismissal or leave of absence, the following procedure should be followed:

  1. Inform the Office of the Registrar which will direct the student to the appropriate form(s).
  2. Complete required forms according to established deadlines (when applicable).
  3. Students receiving financial aid (Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan or Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan) are required to complete an online exit counseling at https://studentloans.gov to obtain a clearance signature from the Financial Aid Office. A student receiving an institutional loan will need to contact the Student Financial Office to determine if exit counseling is needed.
  4. Students who withdraw during a term/semester while receiving federal financial aid (Federal Direct Loans) will be processed under the Return of Title IV funds policy (see “Withdrawing from the University” within the Catalog or “Withdrawal/Leave of Absence/Return of Title IV Funds” on the FAO’s webpage https://www.unthsc.edu/students/financial-aid/). 

It is not always possible to complete the clearance process in one day. Until a student is cleared in all areas, a hold will be in force on his/her diploma and transcript. Withdrawal refunds are determined by the number of enrolled semester credit hours at the time of withdrawal. Withdrawal percentages are applied to the total amount of tuition and fees as prescribed by state law, not the amount paid. The withdrawal schedule and percentages of refund shown below pertain to total withdrawal for the semester. The withdrawal schedule and the percentages of refund are mandated by the Texas Legislature. The term’s first class day is always the first official day of classes for the term rather than the first day the individual attends class. A withdrawal refund is based on the day of withdrawal, regardless of the date the class first meets. See each school’s academic calendar for dates.

Withdrawal Refunds

UNTHSC shall refund a percentage of tuition and mandatory fees to students withdrawing from the institution during a fall or spring term or a 10 or more week summer session according to the following withdrawal schedule.

Refund Schedule for Complete Withdrawal Fall/Spring, and 8 Weeks Summer Session (SUM)- Academic Calendar
100 percent refund Prior to the first day of classes
80 percent refund During the first five class days
70 percent refund During the second five class days
50 percent refund During the third five class days
25 percent refund During the fourth five class days
No refund After the fourth five class days

 

Refund Schedule for Complete Withdrawal Sessions Greater than 5 weeks and Less than 10 Weeks (8W1, 8W2, 9W1)- Academic Calendar
100 percent refund Prior to the first day of classes
80 percent refund During the first through third class days
50 percent refund During the fourth through sixth class days
No refund Seventh day of class and thereafter

 

Refund Schedule for Complete Withdrawal Sessions 5 Weeks or Less (4W1)- Academic Calendar
100 percent refund Prior to the first day of classes
80 percent refund During the first day of class
50 percent refund During the second day of class
No refund Third day of class and thereafter

Any financial obligation to UNTHSC must be resolved before any refunds will be made.

Account Adjustments

By enrolling in classes at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (“UNTHSC”) your electronic signature on the  Student Financial Obligation Agreement is your agreement to be financially responsible to the UNTHS for payment of all tuition, fees, and related costs added to the student account. This includes any additional amounts due to UNTHSC resulting from auditing and correction of records after registration fees have been paid, all registration assessment errors, change from off-campus to on-campus classes, invalid employment waivers, etc..

Third Party Payments

Checks issued by a third party in payment of a student’s tuition, fees, or other charges should be made payable to UNTHSC. Checks will need to have the student’s ID number located on it. Arrangements may be made with the Office of Student Finance where cash amounts should not be made available to the student.

Returned Checks

A returned check is defined as any check returned to UNTHSC unpaid due to no fault of the bank or the institution. Upon receipt of a returned check, notification is mailed to the issuing party or the individual in whose behalf the check was issued. The address on the check and/or the address in the official record are used. An additional $25 fee is charged for each returned check.