Board of Regents Finance and Administration Committee Approves TTUHSC Tuition and Fees Changes

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December 10, 2015
CONTACT: Jessica Bagwell, Jessica.Bagwell@ttuhsc.edu
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Board of Regents Finance and Administration Committee Approves TTUHSC Tuition and Fees Changes

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents Finance and Administration Committee approved changes to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) tuition and fees rates at their December meeting, pending approval from the full Board of Regents. The new tuition and fees rates will be assessed fall 2016 and 2017. Tuition will increase in both years by two percent in all schools, with the exception of the Master of Public Health program in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for which no increase was recommended.

Beginning fall 2016, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, except for the Master of Public Health program, will increase from $90 to $92 per semester credit hour.
Tuition in the School of Health Professions and School of Nursing will go from $137 to $140 per semester credit hour. Tuition in the School of Medicine will increase from $8,300 to $8,466 annually. School of Pharmacy tuition will increase from $195 to $199 per semester credit hour.

In fall 2017, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, except for the Master of Public Health program, will increase from $92 to $94 per semester credit hour. Tuition in the School of Health Professions and School of Nursing will go from $140 to $143 per semester credit hour. Tuition in the School of Medicine will increase from $8,466 to $8,635 annually. School of Pharmacy tuition will increase from $199 to $203 per semester credit hour.

Certain fees also will increase beginning fall 2016. The Office of the Registrar record processing fee will be raised from $25 to $37.50 annually for School of Medicine students and from $10 to $15 per semester for all other TTUHSC students. The Office of Student Services graduation fee will be increased rom $40 to $45 for all TTUHSC undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students. The School of Medicine application fee will be raised from $50 to $60. Finally, the School of Pharmacy placement guarantee fee will be raised from $100 to $400. The $300 increase will be provided as a scholarship to each student who matriculates the following fall at TTUHSC.

According to TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., even with the increases, TTUHSC remains a great value to potential students considering a career in health care.

“Education costs are on the rise in the U.S., and TTUHSC has always tried to offer the very best health care education at a competitive value,” Mitchell said. “Particularly in comparison with other health care universities in Texas, TTUHSC stands out in quality and value. We are firmly committed to educating the very best future health care professionals at a considerably good value.”

The revenue generated from the increase will be used to recruit and retain qualified faculty and staff and fund general operating expenses and need-based student financial aid.

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