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UPPS 02.01.10 - Fee Reduction for Thesis or Dissertation

Fee Reduction for Thesis or Dissertation

UPPS No. 02.01.10
Issue No. 6
Revised: 9/23/2013
Effective Date: 12/14/2012
Next Review Date: 6/01/2017 (E5Y)
Sr. Reviewer: Dean, Graduate College

  1. POLICY STATEMENT

    1. This UPPS states the circumstances under which a graduate student may receive a fee reduction if enrolled only in thesis or dissertation during the final semester or term of study.
  2. LEGAL JUSTIFICATION

    1. V.T.C.A., Education Code, Section 54.051 (e) states:

      “Tuition for a resident student registered only for thesis or dissertation credit that is the final credit hour requirement for the degree in progress is determined by the governing board of the institution in which the student is enrolled.”

    2. The Board of Regents of The Texas State University System must approve changes in this fee.

  3. ELIGIBILITY FOR FEE REDUCTION

    1. * To receive the fee reduction of $40, the student must enroll only in a thesis course (5199-B, 5299-B, 5399-B, or 5599-B,) or a dissertation course (7199, 7299, 7399, 7599, 7699, or 7999) and apply for the degree to be conferred at the end of the term.
  4. PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING A FEE REDUCTION

    1. In order to obtain the fee reduction, the student must follow these steps:

      1. Request a Fee Reduction Verification of Enrollment form from the Graduate College.

      2. Obtain verification of eligibility from The Graduate College and forward the form to the Student Business Services office for a bill adjustment.

    2. * The Student Business Services office will adjust the student’s bill if it has a fee reduction form on file before the student pays his or her fees. However, if the student files the form after paying fees, the Student Business Services office will prepare a refund if the student has no other charges on his or her account. No refunds will be processed after the 12th class day in the fall semester or the spring semester, or after the 4th class day in any summer session.

  5. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES

    1. This policy is published in the Graduate Catalog.
  6. REIMBURSEMENT PROCEDURES

    1. If a student receives a fee reduction and later either does not graduate or has the thesis or dissertation requirement removed, then:

      1. A Student Business Services representative will notify the student of the amount of reimbursement that the student owes (see sample letter).

      2. The tuition adjustment clerk will add the appropriate charge to the student’s account and send a bill to the student’s address during the next billing cycle.

    2. If the student does not pay the amount when due, the university will place a hold on his or her record. The university will remove the hold when the bill is paid.

  7. REVIEWERS OF THIS UPPS

    1. Reviewers of this UPPS include the following:

      Position Date
      Dean, Graduate College June 1 E5Y
      Director, Student Business Services June 1 E5Y
  8. CERTIFICATION STATEMENT

    This UPPS has been approved by the following individuals in their official capacities and represents Texas State policy and procedure from the date of this document until superseded.

    Dean, Graduate College; senior reviewer of this UPPS

    Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

    President