2020 - 2021 Catalog
Effective Beginning: Fall 2020
- Dallas County Residents* $79 per credit unit or a minimum of $79
- Out-of-District Residents $135 per credit unit or a minimum of $135
- Out-of-State Residents $200 per credit unit or a minimum of $200
- Out-of-Country Residents $200 per credit unit or a minimum of $200
*A full-time College District employee, College District retiree, or eligible dependent who resides outside Dallas County is eligible for Dallas County tuition rates. An individual who would have been classified as a resident for the first five of the six years immediately prededing registration but who resides in another state for all or part of the year immediately preceding registration shall be classified as a resident student.
The Tuition Table above specifies College District tuition rates, which include the cost of learning materials. Pursuant to the federal student aid regulations governing the inclusion of learning materials costs in the amount of tuition and fees, the College District will allow students the opportunity to opt-out of receiving learning materials from the College District and receive a reduced tuition rate, according to the following procedures:
- The College District will confirm that it has an arrangement with a third party that enables the College District to make learning materials available to students at below competitive market rates. To achieve this the College District will do the following:
- Annually, the College District will review publicly available pricing information for the same or substantially similar learning materials to confirm the learning materials are being made available to students at below competitive market rates.
- This annual review will also include information identifying the cost to the College District of the learning materials and presenting a segregation of those costs for internal accounting purposes.
- The results of this review will be memorialized in writing and maintained in the College District's files.
- The memorialization of this annual review will be for internal accounting purposes and for the further purposes of substantiating that learning materials are being made available to students at below competitive market rates facilitating regulatory compliance by the College District.
- By the seventh day of a financial aid payment period, the College District will enable students to obtain learning materials. The College District will coordinate with the entity providing learning materials to ensure students obtain learning materials within this timeframe.
- The College District will develop a process by which students may opt out of receiving the learning materials from the College District for the current academic semester. The College District may offer the process either in hard copy or electronically, and the process shall be made accessible through the College District's website. The process shall be approved by the College District legal department.
Please discuss any questions regarding proper tuition classification with admissions office personnel.
The charge for auditing a course is the same as taking the course for credit.
Provided they established legal residence in the State of Texas, a student's county of residence is the county in which their legal guardian resides, if they are under 18 years of age. Students 18 years of age and older are deemed to be residents of the county in which they reside.
"Out-of-State Residents" are defined to be students of less than 18 years of age, living away from their family and whose family resides in another state or whose family has not resided in Texas for 12 months immediately preceding the date of registration; or students 18 years of age or older who have not been residents of the state 12 months subsequent to their 18th birthdays or for the 12 months immediately preceding the date of registration.
The description of resident and non-resident status contained above are generally applicable, but the determination of residence status for tuition purposes is specifically governed by the provisions of V.T.C.A. Education Code, Section 54.052, the rules and regulations of the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, and judicial and/or administrative interpretations thereof. In the event of conflict between the above-noted descriptions and the latter authorities, the latter shall govern.
A foreign national on any other than a permanent resident visa must pay out-of-country tuition and fees.
The tuition schedule above is subject to change without notice by action of the District Board of Trustees or the State of Texas.
By law (TEC: section 4, subchapter B. chapter 54; sec. 54.0521, 1985), the STATE OF TEXAS requires that the CERTIFICATION OF INFORMATION be signed.
The law states that if the institution later determines that the individual was not entitled to be classified as a resident at the time of the individual's registration, the individual shall pay to the institution the amount the individual should have paid as a non-resident. If the individual fails to make timely payment as required, the individual is not entitled to receive a transcript or to receive credit for courses taken during the time the individual was falsely registered as a resident student.
THE CERTIFICATION OF INFORMATION IS NOT ACCEPTABLE IN LIEU OF DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE.
Pursuant to the authorization contained in the Education Code, Section 130.0032, the Board authorizes a person who resides outside the District, but is a state resident and who owns property subject to ad valorem taxation by the District, or a dependent of the person, to pay tuition at the rate that applies to a student who resides in the District.
An individual who has come from outside the state of Texas and registered with a college before having resided in the state for a 12-month period immediately preceding the date of registration and his or her dependents are entitled to pay the tuition and other fees required of Texas residents if the individual has located in Texas as an employee of a business or organization that became established in this state as part of the state's economic development and diversification program authorized by the constitution and laws of this state and if the individual files with the college a letter of intent to establish residency in Texas.