Course Fees (A-12.1)
Original Implementation: April 30, 2001
Last Revision: April 19, 2011
Other than a laboratory class, each course that is offered by the university may charge a course fee. The course fee charged must reasonably reflect the actual cost to the university of the materials and services for which the fee is collected. These funds will be used to cover the cost of materials, supplies, and/or services that result in a direct educational benefit to the students currently enrolled, including such things as guest lecturers or travel expenses to off-campus locations.
Laboratory classes charge a fee for the purpose of providing materials and supplies in the laboratory [see Laboratory Fees (A-24)]; therefore, the course fee will not be charged for a laboratory class.
Course fees recommended by the academic unit chair/director must be approved by the dean of the college and the provost and vice president for academic affairs. All fees will be reviewed annually at the academic unit level for appropriateness and accuracy. New and changed fees will be submitted to the Board of Regents for approval. All course fees will be published in the appropriate media and will be collected by the controller's office through student billings.
Cross Reference: Tex. Educ. Code § 54.504
Responsible for Implementation: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Contact for Revision: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Forms: Lab and Course FeesBoard Committee Assignment: Academic and Student Affairs