Tuition and Fees
Registration at the University consists of enrolling in classes and paying required fees and charges. Registration cannot be completed and no student can be formally in a class until all required fees and charges, including any prior balances, are paid to the Office of Treasury Services.
Guaranteed Tuition & Fee Plans
Prairie View A&M University now offers guaranteed tuition & fee plans to all students enrolled. Undergraduate students admitted for Fall 2014 and after will be assigned a 5 year guaranteed tuition and fee rate, while new graduate and doctoral students will be assigned a 4 year guaranteed tuition & fee rate. Undergraduate and graduate students admitted prior to Fall 2014 will be a assigned a 4 year guaranteed tuition and fee rate. This means that the student will be locked in with the tuition & fee rates assigned and will not experience an increase in their tuition & mandatory fees during the guaranteed time period. The guaranteed rate does not include lab fees, meals, housing, or any other miscellaneous charges such as parking. Tuition and fee schedules can be found at http://www.pvamu.edu/fmsv/fee-display/
Flat Rate Tuition
Undergraduate students will be assessed a flat rate of tuition and fees when taking 12 or more hours. Students will pay the same tuition & fee rate for taking 15 or more hours as they would for taking 12 hours. This will assist the student financially in taking more hours while staying on track to graduate within their specified time period according to their major. Students are encouraged to take 15 or more hours to take advantage of this rate which will save them money each semester.
Variable Rate Tuition
Beginning Fall 2016, Prairie View A&M University will have an option of a guaranteed tuition plan or a 1 year variable tuition & fee rate plan. Unlike the guaranteed rate plan, this variable rate plan is subject to increase on a yearly basis. If a student chooses the variable rate plan, they will no longer be able to go back to the guaranteed rate plan. For Fall 2016, new students will have until 1st class day to opt for the variable rate. New Fall 2016 students were enrolled by default in the guaranteed tuition plan. For Fall 2016, however, new students may make their selection change by sending an e-mail to email@example.com prior to the start of the 1st class day for Fall 2016 if they wish to select the variable rate plan.
Starting with Spring 2017 semester, new students must make the selection at time of registration. For Academic Year 2016-2017 ( Fall 2016 thru Summer 2017), the variable rate will be the same rate as the guaranteed tuition & fee rate for 1 year. This rate may increase for the Academic Year 2017-2018
Fee Payment Plans
Prairie View A&M University offers the following fee payment plans for the payment of tuition and fees:
- Full Payment In Advance
Full payment of tuition and fees is made in advance of the beginning of the semester (by the last business day prior to the 1st class day). For Summer sessions, 100% of payment is due on or before the 4th class day (census day).
- Installment Payment Plan (Fall/Spring semesters only )
Payment of thirty-four percent (34%) of tuition and fees on or prior to the 12th class day (census day) of the Fall/Spring semester, payment of thirty-three percent (33%) on or prior to the first Friday in October for Fall and prior to the first Friday in March for Spring ; and payment of the final thirty-three percent (33%) on or prior to the first Friday in November for Fall and the first Friday in April for Spring.
Note: Payment plan options are subject to change in the future.
If you elect the installment payment plan option, you must consent to an agreement that states the following:
"I accept and agree to pay all tuition, fees, and charges associated with my attendance to Prairie View A&M University in accordance with the authorized payment plans. I understand I am responsible for maintaining my correct address and telephone contact information in PANTHERTRACKS through PVPLACE. I am responsible for reading all e-mail sent to my pvamu.edu address."
I agree that if I have not paid 100% of my current tuition, fees, and charges by the last business day before the first class day, that PVAMU has my permission to automatically enroll me in the installment method for payment of my current tuition, fees, and charges for Fall and Spring terms only. I understand there will be a fee assessed for enrolling in the installment method and I agree to the assessment. I understand that if I fail to make the installment payments on the date due, I will be assessed a late charge for each time I fail to meet the due date. I understand the terms for the installment method for payment of my current tuition, fees, and charges as listed on the Treasury Services web site Fee Payment Plan. If I should be able to pay all current tuition, fees, and charges in full prior to the first day of class or on the same day I initially register for courses, the installment payment plan fee will be reversed if assessed"
I understand that if I have not paid 34% of my tuition and fees on or prior to the 12th class day (census day) for Fall/Spring and 100% on or prior to the 4th class day (census day) of school for summer that I will be dropped for non-payment. If I enrolled late or add additional courses after schools begins, I understand if I am not in a paid status as stated above by the 20th class day for Fall/Spring and the 15th class day for Summer (per PVAMU Academic Calendar) for the current term that I will be dropped for non-payment.
If the above agreement has not been made by the student, full payment of total tuition & fees will be due the last business day prior to the 1st class day or on the same day the student initially registers for the term whichever comes first. The agreement can be obtained by the student on-line via PVPLACE through Panthertracks by logging into their student account and selecting add/drop class from the Registration tab.
Students who do not fulfill their financial obligations when due are subject to the following actions by the University:
- First Installment : Students failing to make a minimum payment of 34% (100% due for Summer sessions) of their tuition and fees on or before the 12th class day for Fall and Spring will be dropped from enrollment on the 12th class day for Fall/Spring semesters. Students who are dropped will have all of their tuition and fees dropped retained on the 12th class day and on-campus students will be required to pay a prorated portion of the board and laundry charges used. If a student is dropped from enrollment or if the student does not plan to attend the University after registering for classes, the student must officially withdraw from the University with the Registrar's Office by the last business day prior to the 1st class day or you will be held responsible for any charges or Financial Aid posted to their account according to the withdrawal schedule. If you register after the 12th class day or if you were dropped for non-payment on the 12th class day, you must be paid by the 20th class day or your classes will be cancelled permanently. There will be no re-registration after the 20th class day.
- Second and Third Installments : Students failing to make the second and third installment payments by the required due dates will be subject to the following penalties:
- Assessed $50 installment late fee per late payment
- Blocked from future registrations
- Blocked from receiving official transcripts
- Sent to collections if not paid within 60 days of the end of the semester if not enrolled the following semester
- Placed on hold at the state level if not paid within 60 days of the end of the semester if not enrolled the following semester
PAYMENT BY WEB - Pay on-line at www.pvamu.edu/PVPLACE. To access your account, select the tab "Student", select "Panthertracks", select the "Student" tab and then select "Student Account." Click on "Make a Payment." We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
CASHIER'S WINDOW - W.R. Banks Bldg. Suite 140 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Operating hours are subject to change during the summer months.
PAYMENT DROP BOX - W.R. Banks Northeast corner (outside). Please drop payments in sufficient time to meet deadline dates/times.
CREDIT CARD CALL-IN - Treasury Service Office, (936) 261-1895 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. CST for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover payments. Operating hours are subject to change during the summer months.
MAIL-IN - Prairie View A&M University (Attention: Treasury Services), P.O. Box 519, Mail Stop 1329, Prairie View, Texas 77446. Please mail in sufficient time for payments to be received in the Treasury Service Office by the deadline dates. Please indicate student's name and identification number on payment. Checks should be made payable to Prairie View A&M University. No personal checks or e-checks will be accepted for past due balances or during the reinstatement periods.
Should you have questions about your bill, please call (936) 261-1890 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Note: All billing notices will be sent to the student's PV e-mail account. Please do not wait to receive a billing notice via e-mail to pay your bill. Your account balance can be accessed anytime on-line through PVPLACE at www.pvamu.edu/PVPLACE. If you register after the pre-registration period, you may not receive an actual billing statement via PV e-mail.
FEES ARE DUE THE DAY COURSES ARE SELECTED
Tuition and Fee Refunds
Tuition & Fee refunds will be given for withdrawal from the University within the time constraints described in the refund schedule. A full refund of applicable tuition and fees will be given for withdrawing from the University prior to the 1st class day. A full refund of applicable tuition and fees will be given for courses dropped prior to the 12th class day for fall/spring and prior to the 4th class day for summer.
Students who wish to withdraw from the University after registering must follow prescribed procedures for withdrawal or assume liability for all fees assessed. Withdrawal forms are available in the Registrar's Office or at http://www.pvamu.edu/registrar/. Students who have questions or concerns regarding the calculation of their refund may appeal by letter to the address below and should state in their letter the portion of the refund that is being questioned. Allow 30 days for response.
Fee Refund Schedule
Director of Treasury Services
Prairie View A&M University
P.O. Box 519, Mail Stop 1329
Prairie View, TX 77446-0519
Board and Laundry charge refunds will be handled as follows:
Board Plan. Payments made for board will be refunded in full to students who officially withdraw before the first day of official registration for that term. Refunds of actual payments on or after the first day of official registration for actual payments will be prorated on a daily basis less an early withdrawal fee of ten (10) percent of the semester rate.
Laundry Fee. Laundry fee refunds will be prorated on a weekly basis.
Panther Medical Withdrawal Insurance
PVAMU has partnered with Grad Guard to make medical withdrawal insurance available to students in the event of an unforeseen withdrawal due to medical or health related issues such as illness, accidents, mental health related issues or death. The cost of the policy coverage for the 2016-2017 academic year along with more information about the insurance can be found on the panther medical withdrawal webpage. This program is only for Fall and Spring terms and will not be offered during the summer term at this time.
Tuition and Fee Exemptions
Tuition and fee exemptions are provided by the University to students who fall within one of the following categories and meet the criteria established by the State of Texas:
- Highest Ranking High School Graduate (Texas Education Code §54.301)
- Children of Deceased Texas Veterans (Texas Education Code §54.354) (b))
- Veterans & Dependents/Spouse of Veterans of Texas (Texas Education Code §54.341) (a)) (Hazelwood)
- Children of Disabled Firemen and Peace Officers (Texas Education Code §54.351)
- Blind and Deaf Students (Texas Education Code §54.364)
- Children of Prisoners of War or Persons Missing in Action (Texas Education Code §54.342)
- Students in Foster or Other Residential Care (Texas Education Code §54.367)
- Students Enrolled in Fully Funded Courses (Texas Education Code §54.217)
- Senior Citizens Aged 65 and older who are taking up to six (6) Semester Credit Hours (Texas Education Code §54.365(c))
- Adopted Students former in Foster or Other Residential Care (Texas Education Code §54.367)
- Children of Professional Nursing Program Faculty & Staff (Texas Education Code §54.355) and Coordinating Board Rule, Ch. 22, Subchapter O)
- Exemption for Peace Officers Enrolled in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Courses( Texas Education Code §54.3531)
- Preceptors for Professional Nursing Education Programs (Texas Education Code §54.356)
- Panther Employee Scholarship/Exemption (Texas Education Code §54.5035)
Students desiring more information about tuition and fee exemptions should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid/Scholarships Office or see the list and description of exemptions and waivers provided on the PVAMU website.
Tuition waivers are provided by the University to students who fall within one of the following categories and meet the criteria established by the State of Texas:
- Military Personnel and Dependents Stationed in Texas (Texas Education Code §54.241 (b))
- Teaching or Research Assistant (Texas Education Code §54.212)
- Competitive Scholarship Waiver (Texas Education Code §54.213)
- Students from Other Nations of the American Hemisphere (Good Neighbor) (Texas Education Code §54.331)
- Distance Learning or Off-Campus Courses (Texas Education Code §54.218)
- Academic Common Market (Texas Education Code §54.233)
- Participant in Student Exchange Program Tuition (Texas Education Code §51.930)
- Faculty and Dependent Waiver (Texas Education Code §54.211)
- Economic Development and Diversification (Texas Education Code §54.222)
- Texas Tomorrow Fund Waiver (Texas Education Code §54.621)
Students desiring more information about tuition waivers should contact the Scholarship Office in the Office of Student Financial Aid.
First-time freshmen beginning with fall 1997 may earn a $1,000 rebate. See Texas Education code, Section 54.0065 for full disclosure. Briefly, a $1,000 rebate will be given to students who complete their degree programs with no more than three attempted hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required for the degree. Click here for the Tuition Rebate application.
- First-time Freshmen entering Fall 1997 semester or later.
- Rebate for the first baccalaureate degree from a Texas public university.
- Only Texas residents with all attempted coursework at Texas public institutions of higher education, who paid resident tuition.
- Have no more than three, attempted hours in excess of their catalog's required hours to graduate. Hours attempted include transfer credits, course credit earned or specific sections, and
- Make a formal request for the rebate at the same time application for graduation is made.
Undergraduate Semester Credit Hour Limit
Effective fall 1999, all resident students enrolling for the first time at a state institution of higher education in Texas will be subject to paying non-resident tuition rates for excessive undergraduate credit hours. The state has defined excessive undergraduate credit hours as attempted credit hours that exceed by at least 45 hours the number of hours required for completion of a student's declared degree plan. For students with undeclared majors, their degree plan is assumed to be 120 hours. We urge students to seek academic advisement throughout their college career, to minimize the number of excessive undergraduate hours and to avoid the higher tuition rates.
For additional information regarding tuition & fees and services provided by Treasury Services please visit our web page at www.pvamu.edu/cashiers
According to Texas Education Code §54.006, the following schedule applies without exception, to tuition & required fees (excluding room, board and laundry) if a student withdraws from the University: This also means if you drop a class after classes begin you will owe the University for tuition and required fees for the course(s) dropped after the 12th class day for fall/spring and after the 4th class day for summer.
Fall, Spring or 10 Week Summer Semester
|Prior to the first class day||100%|
|During the first five class days||80%|
|During the second five class days||70%|
|During the third five class days||50%|
|During the fourth five class days||25%|
|After the fourth five class days||None|
5 Week Summer Sessions
|Prior to the first class day||100%|
|During the first class day||80%|
|During the second class day||50%|
|Third class day and thereafter||None|
8 Week Sessions
|Prior to the first class day||100%|
|During the first,second, or third class day||80%|
|During the fourth, fifth, or sixth class day||50%|
|Seventh day of class and thereafter||None|
Changes to fee schedule will occur if legislature passes bills.
|Fee Name||Fee Description||Fee Rate|
|Tuition||All students are required to pay tuition to help defray the cost of instruction and general operation of the University. Tuition rates are as follows:|
|Resident - Undergraduate||Varies based on cohort - see fee schedules at http://www.pvamu.edu/fmsv/fee-display/ for rates.|
|Non-Resident - Undergraduate||Varies based on cohort - see fee schedules at http://www.pvamu.edu/fmsv/fee-display/ for rates.|
|Resident - Graduate/Doctoral||Varies based on cohort - see fee schedules at http://www.pvamu.edu/fmsv/fee-display/ for rates.|
|Non-Resident - Graduate/Doctoral||Varies based on cohort - see fee schedules at http://www.pvamu.edu/fmsv/fee-display/ for rates.|
|Executive MBA||$1,007.00 per Semester Credit Hour for cohorts admitted prior to Fall 2016|
|$1,167.00 per Semester Credit Hour for cohorts admitted Fall 2016 and after|
|Application for Admission||A fee assessed to all students applying for admission to the University. The fee helps to defray the costs associated with the admissions function.|
|Undergraduate||$40.00 per application|
|Late Fee||$15.00 per application|
|International Student||$50.00 per application|
|Graduate Student||$50.00 per application|
|Doctoral Student||$50.00 per application|
|Nursing Student||$60.00 per application|
|Executive MBA Student||$50.00 per application|
|Online MBA Student||$1,800.00 per application|
|Athletic Fee2||Fee charged to all students to help increase scholarships, help defray the cost of upgrades to facilities and equipment, and assist in salaries of coaches. Maximum fee is $189 per semester.||$12.60 per credit hour|
|Auditing||A fee assessed to students desiring to audit a course. The fee is used to defray the administrative cost associated with providing the services.||$10.00 per course|
|Board Plan||A charge assessed to all students living on campus to cover the cost of providing the following required meal plans:|
|7 Meals per week, 225 points||$1,351.71|
|14 Meals per week, 175 points||$1,351.71|
|10 Meals per week, 200 points||$1,351.71|
|17 Meals per week, 125 points||$1,351.71|
|Graduate Bucks Plan||$350.00|
|17 Meals per week|
|10 Week Session||$971.81|
|5 Week Session||$485.90|
|These charges are subject to State Sales Tax.|
|Business Study Abroad-China (ECON5313)||A fee assessed to all students enrolled in ECON 5313 who participate in the China Study Tour||$4,500.00 per person|
|Business Study Abroad-China (MGMT4413)||A fee assessed to all students enrolled in MGMT 4413 who participate in the China Study Tour||$4,000.00 per person|
|Diploma/Graduation||A fee assessed to graduating students to help defray the costs associated with performing a degree audit and issuing a diploma to student. The fee is as follows:|
|Doctoral||$55.00 per degree|
|Graduate (Masters)||$35.00 per degree|
|Undergraduate||$25.00 per degree|
|Late Fee||$25.00 per degree|
|Education Belize StudyTour||A fee assessed to all students who participate in the Belize Study Tour||$2,610.00 per person|
|Education Egypt Study Tour||A fee assessed to all students who participate in the Egypt Study Tour||$3,800.00 per person|
|Education Jamaica Study Tour||A fee assessed to all students who participate in the Jamaica Study Tour||$1,925.00 per person|
|Education Nairobi Study Tour||A fee assessed to all students who participate in the Nairobi Study Tour||$5,895.00 per person|
|Education South Africa Study Tour||A fee assessed to all students who participate in the South Africa Study Tour||$4,100.00 per person|
|Excess Course Repeat Fee||A fee assessed to all students repeating a particular course for the 3 rd time. This fee will help off-set the reduction in General Revenue appropriations.||$408.00 per s.c.h. for the course that is repeated a third time.|
|Identification Card-Duplicate||A fee assessed to students that request a replacement of the university official identification card||$35.00 per duplicate card|
|Installment Carrying Fee||A fee assessed to all students electing to pay by the installment plan. The fee is used to help defray the cost associated with record keeping and collections.||$50.00 per semester|
|Installment Late Fee||A fee assessed to all students who have not paid their installment payments by the due date. The fee is used to help defray the cost associated with record keeping and collections.||$50.00 per occurrence|
|International Sponsored Strudent Fee||A required administrative fee assessed to all students that receive support from international sponsors. The fee will be used to support the Office of Contracts, admission assistance, liaison for sponsoring agencies, third party billing services, and services rendered to assist the student in preparation of attending the University.||Vary between $200.00 and $500.00 depending on the level of support|
|International Student Services Fee||A required fee assessed to all international students admitted Fall 2016 and after who are not US citizens or who are not US permanent residents to help offset the cost of specialized services that International Affairs provides to the international students such as immigration advising, certificate of eligibility, document issuance (I-20/DS-2019), verification and monitoring of legal status, status changes, extensions of legal status, approve or help with the approval of on and off campus work authorizations, social/academic adjustment, and administration of special programs for these students.||$75.00 per semester|
|Lab Fee||Students who register for lab courses are required to pay a Laboratory fee for each lab course to help defray the cost for lab equipment, supplies etc.||$5.00 - $30.00 per course|
|Laundry Plan||A charge assessed to students living on campus to cover the cost of providing a centralized Laundromat. The charges assessed are:|
|Fall/Spring Semester||$65.00 per semester|
|10 Week Session||$50.00 per semester|
|5 Week Session||$25.00 per semester|
|These charges are subject to State Sales Tax.|
|Library Fines||Students who return late or lose library books will be subject to library fines.|
|Over-due books:||.25 per Day|
|Reserved Materials:||.02 per Day (Minimum); $50.00 Maximum|
|Lost Book:||Replacement Cost + $15.00|
|Loan Processing Fee||A fee assessed to all students that complete a short-term loan application to help defray the cost of processing the loan application.||$100 per semester per application|
|New Student Orientation Fee||A fee assessed to all freshman and transfer students to help defray the cost of printing, mailings, auxiliary/custodial & maintenance services, Sodexho food services and the Challenge Work Course when preparing for the required New Student Orientation given to new students.||One Time Fee|
|$25.00 per transfer student|
|$75.00 per freshman student|
|Recreational Fee||A fee assessed to all students enrolled to help defray the cost of providing a game room, classes, swimming pool, indoor track, small dining hall, workout facilities, and entertainment system/movie room.||$175.00 per semester (Fall/ Spr)|
|$87.50 per summer|
|Registration||If applicable students are required to pay a fee to cover:|
|Late Registration (fall/spring)||$50.00 per semester|
|Late Registration (summer)||$25.00 per semester|
|Registration in Absentia (resident)||$15.00 per semester|
|Registration in Absentia (non-resident)||$17.50 per semester|
|Returned Check||A fee assessed to students whose check for payment of their fees does not clear their bank. The fee is used to defray the costs associated with handling/collecting returned checks.||$25.00 per returned check|
|Room Rent||A charge assessed to students living on campus to cover the cost of operating the privately operated housing facilities.|
|Phase I and II||4 bedroom-Phase I & II||$2,606.50 per semester|
|Phase II||2 bedroom-Phase I & II||$2,824.00 per semester|
|Phase III||4 bedroom-Phase III||$2,871.00 per semester|
|Phase III||2 bedroom-Phase III||$3,226.50 per semester|
|Phase VI||4 bedroom-Phase VI||$3,118.50 per semester|
|University College||$2,721.50 per semester|
|Phase VII||2 Bedroom||$3,207.50 per semester|
|Phase VII||3 Bedroom||$3,086.00 per semester|
|Phase VII||4 Bedroom||$2,988.50 per semester|
|Summer Session-University Village-4 bedroom|
|10 Week Session||$1,178.00 per summer term|
|5 Week Session||$586.00 per summer session|
|Summer Session-University Village-2 bedroom|
|10 Week Session||$1,212.00 per summer term|
|5 Week Session||$606.00 per summer session|
|Summer Session-University College|
|5 Week Session||$606.00|
|2 bedroom-5 Week Session||$686.00 per summer session|
|3 Bedroom-5 Week Session||$660.00 per summer session|
|4 Bedroom-5 Week Session||$639.00 per summer session|
|On-campus housing is not assessed automatically. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that housing is paid in full. Room rent fee will only be assessed to the student's PVAMU tuition and fee bill if the student has indicated to Housing that their financial aid will pay for their room rent. If the student's financial aid should not be enough to pay the full room rent fee or has financial aid returned, the student is responsible for paying the balance of the room rent due.|
|Scholarship and Endowment Fee||A fee assessed to all students to create an endowment fund to be used for student scholarships and internships||$10.00 per semester|
|Student Center 2||All students are required to pay a student center fee, which is used to support the construction, operation and maintenance of the Memorial Student Center.||$40.00 per semester|
|Student Health 2||All students are required to pay a student health fee to cover the cost of providing basic health care and urgent care services in the University's Health Center. Students are entitled to unlimited office visits in the University's Health Center and a 15% discount on lab, x-ray and pharmacy services.||$105.00 per semester (fall/spr)|
|$37.50 per summer term|
|University College Access Participation Fee||A fee assessed to all participants in the University College Access Program||$500.00 per person|
|University Services Fee||A fee that replaced the elimination of 10 mandatory fees. All students are required to pay the university services fee which will continue to support the services of the eliminated fees to help defray the cost of supporting the expansion of key academic areas including faculty and staff related areas, provide instruction and materials for courses, maintain and enhance equipment and supplies for courses and labs, provide academic advising, provide library services, provide computing and information resources, support the creation and enhancement of a student athletic facility, and to create an expansion of the student shuttle services.||Varies based on cohort - see fee schedules at http://www.pvamu.edu/fmsv/fee-display/ for rates.|
|Vehicle Registration||A fee assessed to all students operating vehicles on campus to cover the cost of providing and maintaining parking facilities.|
|Fall/Spring||$50.00 per semester|
|Summer - 5 Week Sessions||$25.00 per summer session|
|Summer - 10 Week Sessions||$50.00 per semester|
|Tx Med Ctr||$158.00 per year (12 Months)|
Fee rates are subject to change. The most current fee rates for each semester will be published on the university web page.
Fee waived for students who take only distance learning courses and who do not reside on campus
Students desiring more information about tuition and fee exemptions should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid/Scholarships Office or see Exemptions and Waivers for a list and description of exemptions and waivers provided at PVAMU.
Note: "Students enrolled in Distance Education courses (online and hybrid) may be required to pay for electronically proctored exams if they are unable to test at one of the PVAMU campuses. Distance Education students should contact their instructor as early as possible to find out if electronically proctored exams are an option for their course."