Some good news for area college students.

Beginning this fall, Texas A&M University –Texarkana will implement a new guaranteed tuition and fee program for all undergraduate and graduate students. The initiative will lock in tuition and mandatory fees for the length of the plan.

The guaranteed tuition & fee plan was approved by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and is available for students attending universities throughout the A&M System, beginning with the upcoming fall semester. The plan will simplify the overall tuition and fee structure at the university, as well as encourage students to graduate on time.

The new plan will be a big benefit for A&M-Texarkana students by enabling them to budget for college tuition without having to make allowances for future increases in tuition and mandatory fees. The new plan covers all degree programs offered by the university at the undergraduate and graduate level. Tuition and fees are based on the number of credit hours, residency (resident or non-resident), enrolled classes and instructional method (online vs face- to- face).

The university has also simplified its fee structure by consolidating a number of separate fees into a University Services Fee. Students returning to A&M-Texarkana may note that their tuition and fee statements have changed from 2013-2014 to 2014-2015 due to the consolidation; however, there is no increase in the amount of required fees.

A&M-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer views the new plan as a great benefit to students“At A&M-Texarkana, we work diligently to keep the university accessible and affordable,” said Dr. Cutrer. “We are proud that the new guaranteed tuition and fee plan affirms that commitment to our students and their families.”

Tuition and fee schedules can be reviewed at http://tamut.edu/business/guaranteed.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the A&M-Texarkana Business Office at 903 223-1354 or email business.office@tamut.edu . Business Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Classes for the upcoming fall semester begin on August 25.