Explanation of Fees

Mandatory Fees

Mandatory fees are assessed for university-related services available to students.

  • Student Service Fee
    $14.41 per hour
    Student service fees are assessed in proportion to the number of semester credit hours for which a student registers to cover the cost of student services that directly involve or benefit students, including, but not limited to, recreational activities, artist and lecture series, cultural entertainment series, debating and oratorical activities and student government.
  • Intercollegiate Athletics Fee
    $10.00 per hour 
    This fee is assessed in proportion to the number of semester credit hours for which a student registers to cover the cost of UNT athletics programs.
  • Recreational Facility Fee
    $78.00 Fall/Spring 
    Prorated in Summer sessions 
    A fixed Recreational Facility fee is collected from each enrolled student for the purpose of constructing and operating the Recreational Facility on campus.
  • Environmental Services Fee
    $5.00 Fall/Spring Only
    The Environmental Services Fee is used to fund environmentally related projects/activities on campus such as energy and water conservation, waste reduction and recycling, sustainable campus dining and student projects. The fee is waived for students taking all of their courses off campus and is not charged for summer sessions.
  • Student Union Fee 
    $167.00 Fall/Spring (Effective Fall 2014)
    Prorated in Summer sessions 
    A fixed Student Union fee is collected from each enrolled student for the purpose of operating, maintaining, improving and equipping the Student Union. Activities financed by the student union fee are limited to those in which the entire student body is eligible to participate.
  • Technology Use Fee
    $13.00 per hour 
    Technology use fees are collected in proportion to the number of credit hours for which a student registers to defray costs associated with the addition of instructional equipment in classrooms and student computer laboratories, development of the degree audit system and instruction-related activities in the Computing Center and classroom technology support.
  • Medical Services Fee 
    $66.85 Fall/Spring 
    Prorated in Summer sessions 
    The fixed medical services fee is used solely to provide medical services to students enrolled at the university.
  • Library Use Fee 
    $16.50 per hour 
    The library use fee is collected in proportion to the number of credit hours for which a student registers to support the development and maintenance of Library collections, as well as to provide expanded operating hours and other services to meet student needs.
  • Undergraduate Advising Fee 
    $3.25 per hour 
    The undergraduate advising fee supports the advising function for undergraduate courses.
  • Transportation Fee 
    $3.50 per hour 
    The transportation fee supports the shuttle bus systems that transports students to, and around, various locations on campus.
  • International Education Fee
    $4.00 Fall/Spring 
    Prorated in Summer sessions 
    A fixed international education fee is collected from each enrolled student to be used in support of an international education financial aid fund. This fund allows an equal opportunity for all students to participate in student exchange and study abroad programs.
  • Publication Fee 
    $20.00 Fall/Spring 
    Prorated in Summer sessions 
    A fixed publication fee is collected from each enrolled student to defray costs associated with publication and distribution of schedules of classes, catalogs, tuition and fee registers and other publications available to all students.
  • International Student Fee 
    $75.00 per semester ($100 per semester beginning Fall 2014)
    A fixed international student fee is charged to all non-immigrant visa students for each term in which they enroll in UNT. The fee is billed with tuition and other fees.

Instructional Fees 

Instructional fees vary by course and fall into the following three fee categories. Please note that for billing purposes, these fee categories are grouped together and billed as one instructional fee. 

Instructional fees will be due at the time of registration or the payment deadline for early registered students. These fees are refundable according to the university refund policy. If a student desires to know what portion of an instructional fee falls into each category listed below, they may contact Student Accounting & University Cashiering Services at 940-565-3225 or the Registrar's Office at 940-565-2111.

  • Course Fees - Course fees are charged to cover consumable supplies, syllabi, tests, salaries and wages of employees who assist in the preparation, distribution and supply of classroom materials and some equipment purchases related directly to student participation in the classroom or laboratory. Course fees can, in some instances, save students money by bulk purchasing of goods and services. These fees are set at the minimum cost of services that all students in the department or division receive. 
  • Laboratory Fees - Laboratory fees are only applicable to courses which require students to register for a laboratory section. Laboratory fees are collected to cover the cost of materials and supplies used by students in the laboratory. The laboratory fee may not be less than $2 nor more than $30 for any one semester or summer term. 
  • Special Service Fees - Special service fees are collected to help offset the cost of materials and services a student is eligible to receive while enrolled in a course. These fees are directly related to classroom, laboratory or practicum activity and may cover the wages of employees who assist in the instructional process such as models, tutors, proctors or laboratory assistants.

Specific Program Fees

  • College of Business Master's students are charged a Master's Program Fee. The fee is a flat $500.00 per semester. The purpose of the fee is to provide enhanced support services to College of Business master's students.
  • College of Engineering students are charged a program fee for all engineering courses. The charge for each graduate course taken is $55.00 per credit hour and the charge for each undergraduate course taken is $45.00 per credit hour. The purpose of the fee is to cover the cost of equipment, research facilities, and support services.

Other Fees

  • Property Damage Deposit 
    All students, except those enrolled in only off-campus courses or covered by other specific waivers, must pay a $10.00 General Property Deposit at the time of first registering at the university. The deposit may be forfeited to cover any outstanding financial obligation at the university. The fee will otherwise be refunded to the student upon withdrawal or graduation from the university. If the deposit has not been refunded to the student within 4 years of the last enrollment, it will be forfeited as specified by state law.
  • Late Registration Fee 
    A flat fee of $50.00 (effective Summer 2013) will be charged to students registering at any time during the designated late registration period.
  • National Student Exchange fee 
    A flat fee of $200.00 will be charged to students who apply for an exchange to another university through National Student Exchange.
  • NSE Incoming Student Fee 
    A flat fee of $25.00 will be charged to students coming to UNT on exchange from another university through National Student Exchange.
  • Credit by Exam Fee 
    UNT awards undergraduate college credit on the basis of local and national examinations, subject to general limitations. Examinations are offered by several UNT departments. A $53.00 fee is collected from those students who take credit by examination at UNT.
  • University Center at Dallas Fee 
    Students enrolling for upper-division undergraduate courses or graduate courses offered by the partner universities of the university Center at Dallas, may enroll at their home institution for courses offered by the other UCD universities. UCD is located in downtown Dallas. A $15.00 per hour fee is collected from students who are enrolled at UCD.
  • Collin Higher Education Center Fee
    Through Collin College, UNT offers one bachelor’s degree, 2 master’s degrees and 2 doctoral degrees at the Collin Higher Education Center. A $30.00 per hour fee is collected for students enrolled in UNT classes there.
  • International Student Health Insurance
    Health insurance is required for international students and will be assessed automatically at the time of registration for classes. For further information, please contact the UNT Student Health and Wellness Center.
  • Parking Fees
  • Child Development Laboratory
  • Proficiency Exam Fees
    Student Use of English: $15.00
    Foreign Language Exam (Graduate): $15.00
  • Exam for Credit or Placement
    $53.00 
  • GED Exam (Cash Only)
    $46.00 
  • Placement Service Fee (for 6 months/former students)
    $20.00 
  • International Student Fee
    $75.00 per semester 
  • Returned Check Service Charge
    $25.00 
  • Reinstatement Fee
    $40.00 
  • Delinquent Payment Fee (FALL 2011)
    $25.00 
  • Replacement ID Card
    $10.00 
  • Universities Center at Dallas Fee
    $15.00 per hour 
  • Collin Higher Education Center Fee
    $30.00 per hour 
  • National Student Exchange Fee
    $200.00 
  • NSE Incoming Student
    $25.00
  • Graduation and Regalia Fees 
    Late Filing Fee: $25.00 
    Teacher Certification: $75.00 
    Microfilm Master's/Doctorate: $25.00 
    Degree candidates who are planning to attend the commencement exercise must acquire the appropriate regalia from the UNT Bookstore.