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Tuition for Excessive Hours

Tuition for Excessive Undergraduate Hours. Texas Education

Code §54.014 specifies that resident undergraduate students may
be subject to a higher tuition rate for attempting excessive hours at
any public institution of higher education while classified as a resident
student for tuition purposes. Texas State students attempting
hours in excess of their degree program requirements will be
charged at the non-resident tuition rate for those hours, and those
students are categorized as follows:
 
1. Students initially enrolled during or after the fall 2006 semester
will be charged at the non-resident rate if, prior to the
start of the semester or session, the student has previously
attempted 30 or more hours over the minimum number of
semester credit hours required for completion of the degree
program in which the student is enrolled.
 
2. Students initially enrolled during the fall 1999 through summer
2006 semesters will be charged at the non-resident rate
if, prior to the start of the semester or session, the student has
previously attempted 45 or more hours over the minimum
number of semester credit hours required for completion of
the degree program in which the student is enrolled.
Attempted courses include those courses attempted at Texas State
or any Texas public institution of higher education.
 
The following types of credit hours will count toward the excessive hour limit:
 
• Hours earned in courses in which a grade is earned on the transcript, including repeated courses and courses dropped with a grade of “W”
• Hours in Texas State off-campus courses
• Bankruptcy hours
 
The following types of credit hours are exempt and will not count
toward the limit:
 
• Hours earned after a baccalaureate degree
• Hours earned through examination (without registering for a course)
• Hours from remedial and developmental courses
• Hours from technical and vocational or workforce education courses
• Hours earned by the student at a private institution or an out-of-state institution
• Hours attempted prior to declaration of fresh start
• Hours earned toward a second baccalaureate degree
• Hours earned through CLEP
• Hours earned in audited courses
• Hours earned in graduate level courses
• Hours earned by extension course
• Hours earned through correspondence if the course is not formula funded
• Hours earned as a non-resident
• Hours earned before graduating from high school and used to satisfy high school graduation requirements effective fall 2009
 
Appeals due to economic hardship are permitted under defined
institutional policy. Texas State has determined that students
who are eligible for financial aid under the Federal Pell Grant
(Pell) program will be exempted from the non-resident tuition if,
at the time of registration, their Pell eligibility is documented in
the financial aid system at Texas State. Students who become Pell
eligible, during the semester in which they are charged the nonresident
tuition, may submit eligibility documents to the Student
Business Services office no later than the official last class day of the
semester in which the appeal is being requested.