Educational Expenses

Carlos Martinez, J., Executive Director of Budgets & Student Business Services
College Hall 104
361-593-2616

Estimated Nine-Month Budget

The following nine month budgets are offered as estimates of reasonable expected expenses. These estimates are based on a 10 credit hour course load and are subject to change.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Budget for 2017-2018 (Texas Resident)

Fall and Spring (Award Year/Semester)

Expense On-Campus Off Campus
Tuition & Fees $5,882 $5,882
Books & Supplies $995 $995
Room & Board $8,530 $7,466
Transportation $2,496 $2,496
Miscellaneous $2,132 $2,862
Total $15,209 $19,701

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Budget for 2017-2018 (Nonresident)

Fall and Spring (Award Year/Semester)

Expense On-Campus Off Campus
Tuition & Fees $5,882 $5,882
Non-Resident Fee $7,800 $7,800
Books & Supplies $995 $995
Room & Board $8,530 $7,466
Transportation $2,496 $2,496
Miscellaneous $2,862 $2,862
Total $28,075 $27,501

Married couples and single head of household may add additionally to their budgets for each dependent child. Child care allowance is added for each dependent child under age 12.

Financial Obligations

Students are expected to pay all financial obligations to the university when due. Failure to meet such obligations will result in a student's record being placed on a hold status, receive official transcripts or enroll for another semester. Failure to make room and board payments on time may result in the loss of meal privileges and eviction from the university residence hall. In addition, the University has the right to forward any unpaid accounts to a collection agency. The student will be responsible for any attorney fees and/or any collection cost necessary for the collection of any amount not paid when due. In all cases, the student will be duly notified and given a reasonable length of time to clear the obligation before the enforcement of disciplinary action.

Students receiving university sponsored financial aid are expected to pay all financial obligations owed the university at the time they receive the financial aid.

NOTE: Census day of the semester is the day that all tuition and mandatory fees must be paid in full. If all tuition and mandatory fees are not paid in full, all classes will be dropped for non-payment. The census day of the long semesters (fall and spring) is the 12th class day. The census day for the summer terms is the 4th class day. Census day is a drop day, if all tuition and mandatory fees are not paid in full.

Mandatory Tuition and Fees

Students who do not pay mandatory tuition and fees in full by established deadlines will be dropped from more classes, according to the unpaid balance due. Students who establish a valid payment plan by established deadlines will not be dropped.

Payment Plans

The following plans are available to assist students with the payment of tuition, fees, room and meals.

  1. Installment Payment Plan of Tuition and Fees
    ​Students selecting the installment payment plan may pay tuition and fees in payments. There is a $15 or $30 administrative fee for choosing the payment plan depending on the plan you choose. Students who select a payment plan are subject to the following provisions:
    1. Students receiving university sponsored financial aid equal to or greater than their tuition and fees must pay in one payment. All financial aid funds received after selection of payment plan will be applied to account balance until paid in full.
    2. A late payment penalty of $25 or $50 will be assessed for any payment not made on or before the due date.
    3. A student who fails to make full payment of tuition and fees, including any incidental fees, by the due date may be prohibited from registering for classes until full payment is made.

Charge Card Privilege

Students may pay tuition and fees, including room and board, with American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA. Credit card payments may be made via MoneyConnect, by logging into the Blue and Gold Connection and selecting MoneyConnect Login.

Concurrent Enrollment at Other Public Institution of Higher Education

Students must present to the Registrar on the day they register evidence of previous enrollment for the same semester, number of hours enrolled and receipt showing the total tuition and other registration fees paid at another public institution in order to be eligible for provisions of Senate Bill 250 "Tuition Limit in Cases of Concurrent Enrollment."

Returned Item Policy

When a bank returns an unpaid item (i.e., check, credit card, money order) that has been submitted to the university, the following procedure will apply:

  1. The Business Office will mail a notification by certified mail within 3 business days to the individual who submitted the returned item to the university. This notice will indicate the amount of the item, the $30 returned item charge, and the reason the item was returned. The individual is given 10 days from receipt of notification to clear the returned item using cash, cashier's check or money order. Only payment in full will be accepted. The university will not accept a personal check or a credit card in payment for a returned item. The university will also attempt to reach the individual by phone. The individual will be given 10 days from this contact to clear the item.
  2. A registration and transcript hold will be placed on the individual's record. After an individual has two or more items returned to the university, checks will no longer be accepted for that individual. If an individual stops payment on a check presented to the university, the university reserves the right to refuse acceptance of future checks for payment of university charges.

Resident vs. Nonresident Student Status

All students attending Texas A&M University-Kingsville who are nonresidents of Texas will be charged additional tuition in accordance with state law. The responsibility of registering under the proper residence is placed upon the student. If there is any possible question of the right to legal residence in Texas under state law and university rules, the student must raise the question with the Office of Admissions and have such question settled prior to registration. There can be no change of residence unless authorized by the Registrar. Students must pay the correct fee at the beginning of each semester or term for which they register. An attempt on the part of a nonresident to evade the nonresident fee may lead to expulsion from the university. Legal resident information forms to assist students in determining their proper legal status are available in the Registrar's Office or the Office of Admissions. Additional information concerning tuition rates can be found in Texas Education Chapter 54 Tuition and Fees.

Military Residence

Military persons stationed in Texas who wish to avail themselves or their dependents of military residence provisions of state law must submit during their first semester of enrollment in which they will be using the waiver program, a statement from an appropriately authorized officer in the service certifying that they (or a parent) will be assigned to duty in Texas on the census date of the term they plan to enroll, and that they are not in Texas only to attend training with Texas units. Such persons shall pay resident tuition so long as they reside continuously in Texas or remain continuously enrolled in the same degree or certificate program (enrollment in summer semester is not required to remain continuously enrolled).