Tuition and Fee Description

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 $179.77 per Semester Credit Hour
Resident – Graduate $209.77 per Semester Credit Hour
Non-Resident – Undergraduate $533.77 per Semester Credit Hour
Non-Resident – Graduate $565.77 per Semester Credit Hour
Resident -Graduate College of Business, College of Nursing and College of Education $229.77 per Semester Credit Hour
Non-resident – Graduate College of Business, College of Nursing and College of Nursing $585.77 per Semester Credit Hour
Executive MBA $1,007.00 per Semester Credit Hour
Academic Affairs Instr/Enhan Fee A fee assessed to all students enrolled to help defray the cost of supporting the expansion of key academic areas and faculty and staff related services. $7.50 per Course
Agriculture & Human Resources Course Fee A fee assessed to all agriculture and human resources courses to help defray the cost to provide instruction and materials for the course. $15.00 per Course
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 $25.00 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
Architecture Course Incidental Fee A fee assessed to all students enrolled in ARCH, CODE, And CONS courses to help the support student enrichment program. $10.00 per Course
Architecture Studio/Lab Course Fee A fee assessed to all students enrolled in certain Architecture Lab courses to help defray the cost of supporting student’s plotting and printing expenses in their education and development $116.00 per Course
Athletic Fee3 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 $150 per semester. $10.00 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
Biology Equipment Access Fee A fee assessed to students enrolling in Biology courses to help defray the cost of providing and maintaining instructional equipment. $60.00 per Course
Biology Experiment Fee A fee assessed to biology lab courses to help defray the cost of maintenance and repair of lab equipment and supplies. $20.00 per Course
Board Plan A charge assessed to all students living on campus to cover the cost of providing the following required meal plans:
Fall/Spring Semester
17 Meals per week, 125 points $1,262.66
14 Meals per week, 175 points $1,197.60
10 Meals per week, 200 points $1,026.52
7 Meals per week, 225 points $1,026.52
Commuter Plan $882.23
Graduate Bucks Plan $350.00
Summer Session
17 Meals per week
10 Week Session $925.55
5 Week Session $462.77
These charges are subject to State Sales Tax.
Business Advisement Fee Fee charges to all Business students to help offset the cost of Academic Advising to all business students. $3.00 per Semester Hour
Business Course Fee Fee charged to all students enrolling in Business Professional Development courses to help offset some of the expenses related to providing enhancements, speakers and support to the Professional Development Courses. $300.00 per Course
Business Equipment Access Fee A fee assessed to students enrolled in Business courses to help defray the cost of providing and maintaining instructional equipment. $40.00 per Course
Business Instr/Enhan Fee-Grad A fee assessed to all college of business graduate students to help defray the cost of improving and retaining quality faculty $150.00 per course
Business Instr/Enhan Fee- Undergrad A fee assessed to all college of business undergraduate students to help defray the cost of improving retaining quality faculty. $30.00 per Course
Chemistry Instructional Enhancement Fee A fee assessed to all chemistry courses to help defray the cost of instructional assistance; purchase and maintain equipment for instructional laboratories, supplemental teaching materials, and educational supplies all to provide the student with a better learning environment. $50.00 per Course
College of Business Student Support Fee A fee assessed to all college of business courses to help defray the cost of tutoring services, student travel, scholarships and image building activities to promote PVAMU students to potential employers. $5.00 per Course
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
Distance Learning Fee A fee assessed to all students who take only electronically-delivered courses. $35.00 per Semester Credit Hour
Education Belize Study Tour A fee assessed to all students who participate in the Belize Study Tour $2,610.00 per Person
Education Clinical Practice Course Fee A fee assessed to all college of education students enrolled in certain courses to help defray the cost of facilitating the state mandated visits and weekly seminars focusing on mentoring as support for rigorous clinical practice affecting student teachers, aspiring principals, counselors, superintendents and doctoral internships as required by state law $375.00 per Course
Education Egypt Study Tour A fee assessed to all students who participate in the Egypt Study Tour $3,800.00 per person
Education Equipment Fee A fee assessed to all college of education students enrolled in certain courses to help defray the cost of maintaining an upgraded dedicated computer lab with access for all students. $40.00 per Course
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
Education Test Preparation Fee A fee assessed to all college of education students enrolled in certain courses to help defray the cost of purchasing consumables for on-going assessment and computers for assessment and advising of all college students. $75.00 per Course
Engineering Advisement Fee A fee assessed to all engineering students to help defray the cost of specialized advising staff, student learning activities and speakers, learning rewards in limited circumstances, supplies and equipment for the center, and professional development for the advisors. $25.00 per Semester
Engineering Graduate Course Fee A fee assessed to all graduate students enrolled in Engineering courses to help defray the cost of providing and maintaining instructional equipment. $100.00 per Course
Engineering Instructional Enhancement/Equip Access Fee A fee assessed to all undergraduate students enrolled in Engineering courses to help defray the cost of providing and maintaining instructional equipment. $50.00 per Course
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. $354.00 per S.C.H. for the course that is repeated a third time.
I.D. Card A fee assessed to all students to cover the cost of issuing identification cards and maintaining the University’s card access system. $5.00 per Semester
$35.00 Duplicate-per 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 Education Fee All students are required to pay a fee to provide funding to assist students participating in international student exchange or study programs. $3.00 per semester
Juvenile Justice & Psychology Instructional Enhancement/Equip Fee A fee assessed to all juvenile justice and psychology courses to help defray the cost of instructional assistance; purchase and maintain equipment for instructional laboratories, supplemental teaching materials, and educational supplies all to provide the student with a better learning environment. $30.00 per Course
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
Language & Communications Instructional Enhancement/ Equip Fee A fee assessed to students enrolled in Language & Communication courses to help defray the cost of providing and maintaining instructional equipment. $40.00 per Course
Language & Communications Multi Media Lab Fee A fee assessed to all students enrolled in certain language and communication courses to help defray the cost of replacement of student computers and LAN hardware in the Multimedia Language Lab and the cost to maintain supervision of the lab. $17.00 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
Summer Session
10 Week Session $50.00 per Semester
5 Week Session $25.00 per Semester
These charges are subject to State Sales Tax.
Library Access Fee 3 All students are required to pay a Library Access Fee to help defray the cost of providing library resources. $16.00 per Semester Credit Hour
Library Fines Students who return late or lose library books will be subject to library fines.
Over-due books: $0.25 per Day
Reserved Materials: $0.02 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
Music Applied Course Fee Fee charged to all students enrolling in Music courses involved in private instruction to help defray the cost of equipment repairs, departmental operations, equipment maintenance and purchase of new equipment. $45.00 – $115.00 per Course
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
Nursing Course Test Fee A fee assessed to all nursing majors taking specific nursing courses to pay for testing fees and standardized patient testing required of all nursing students. $97.00 – $309.00 per Course
Nursing Graduate Course Fee/Didactic A fee assessed to all graduate nursing majors taking specific nursing courses to pay for clinical course fees required of graduate nursing students. $125.00 per Course
Nursing Graduate Course Fee/ Laboratory A fee assessed to all graduate nursing majors taking specific nursing courses to pay for clinical course fees required of graduate nursing students. $172.50-203.00 per Course
Nursing Liability Insurance Fee- Graduate A fee assessed to all graduate nursing majors taking specific nursing courses to pay for liability insurance required of graduate nursing students. $35.50 per Semester (Fall/Spring)
Nursing Liability Insurance Fee- Undergraduate A fee assessed to all undergraduate nursing majors taking specific nursing courses to pay for liability insurance required of undergraduate nursing students. $8.50 per Semester (Fall/Spring)
Nursing Undergrad. Course Fee/Didactic A fee assessed to all undergraduate nursing majors taking specific nursing courses to pay for clinical course fees required of undergraduate nursing students. $85.00 per Course
Nursing Undergraduate Course Fee/Laboratory & Evaluation Fee A fee assessed to all undergraduate nursing majors taking specific nursing courses to pay for clinical course fees required of undergraduate nursing students. $105.00 per Course
Physics Equipment Fee Fee charged to all students enrolling in Physics courses to help defray the cost of equipment, equipment repair, replacement, and necessary upgrades and modernizations. $50.00 per Course (Maximum $150.00)
Records Processing Fee Fee charged to all students to help defray the cost of producing, distributing, processing and filing printed materials handled in the Registrar’s Office $17.00 per Semester
Recreational Fee 2 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 Fall/Spring & $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 Check
Room Rent A charge assessed to students living on campus to cover the cost of operating the privately operated housing facilities.
Fall/Spring Semester
University Village
Phase I and II 4 bedroom-Phase I & II $2,254.50 per Semester
Phase II 4 bedroom-Phase I & II $2,538.00 per Semester
Phase III 4 bedroom-Phase III $2,583.00 per Semester
Phase III 2 bedroom-Phase III $2,902.50 per Semester
Phase VI 4 bedroom-Phase VI $2,704.50
University College $2,448.00 per Semester
University View
Phase VII 2 Bedroom $2,889.00
Phase VII 3 Bedroom $2,767.50
Phase VII 4 Bedroom $2,677.50
Summer Session-University Village-4 bedroom
10 Week Session $1,082.00 per Semester
5 Week Session $541.00 per Semester
Summer Session-University Village-2 bedroom
10 Week Session $1,136.00 per Semester
5 Week Session $568.00 per Semester
Summer Session-University College
5 Week Session $600.00
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
Social Work Course Fee Fee charged to students enrolling in Social Work Professional Foundation related courses to help offset some of the expenses incurred by the Program. $25.00 – $70.00 per Course
Sports Complex Fee 2 A fee assessed to all enrolled to support the creation and enhancement of a student-athlete and fan experience facility comparable to standard division sports venues which includes academic support, health and wellness and training materials in addition to student, alumni, fan and supporter amenities. $15.00 per Semester Credit Hour. Maximum assessed is $180.00 per fall/Spring and $90.00 per summer term
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 (Fall/Spring) per Semester
$20.00 (Summer) per Session
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 Fall/Spring Semester
$37.50 per Summer Session
Student Services 2 All students are required to pay a student service fee, which is used to provide recreational activities, intercollegiate athletics, student publications, and other student programs, services and activities. Maximum fee is $160 per fall/spring semester. $14.00 per Semester Hour
Transportation Fee 2 A fee assessed to all student to help defray the cost of expansion of the shuttle service in the local community and to and from the PVAMU Northwest Houston Center $20.00 per Semester
University Band Fee A fee assessed to participants in the band to help defray the cost of expenses related to participation in the band. $50.00 per Semester
University College Access Participation Fee A fee assessed to all participants in the University College Access Program $500.00 per Person
University College Advisement Fee A fee assessed to all freshman students to help defray the cost of specialized advising staff, student learning activities and speakers, learning rewards in limited circumstances, supplies and equipment for the center, and professional development for the advisors. $100.00 (One-Time Fee) per Freshman Student
University College Course Fee A fee assessed to student enrolled in non-course based remediation to help defray the cost of administering the remediation program.
$100.00 per Course (Credit hr Course)
$400.00 per Course (Zero Credit hr Course)
University Information & Technology Fee 3 All students are required to pay a University Information & Technology Fee to help defray the cost of “technology” equipping new buildings, implementing new student information system, and the development of a long term plan to integrate the computing technology into PVAMU classrooms. $16.50 per Semester Credit Hour
Vehicle Registration A fee assessed to all students operating vehicles on campus to cover the cost of providing and maintaining parking facilities.
Fall/Spring $46.00 per Semester
Summer – 5 Week Sessions $23.00 per Semester
Summer – 10 Week Sessions $46.00 per Semester
Tx Med Ctr $145.00 per Year

 

1 Fee rates are subject to change. The most current fee rates will be published on the university web page at http://www.pvamu.edu/pages/4174.asp for each semester.
2 Fee waived for students who take only distance learning courses and who do not reside on campus; and students who are full-time employees of the University and meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • The employee must be considered a full-time employee at the time he/she registers for the course and the employee must then remain a full-time employee during the entire semester in order to qualify.
  • The employee must complete the course satisfactorily with at least a C or above grade.
  • Fees must be paid when registering at the beginning of each semester in accordance with applicable regulations and procedures, including installment payments.

To receive the refund, the employee must apply within 30 days following the end of a Fall or Spring semester and within 15 days following the end of the Summer semester. Refunds will be issued only after the employee’s qualifications for the waiver has been verified, including verification of full-time employee status at the time the course(s) were taken, and being enrolled in courses identified in an approved degree plan.

3 Fee waived for students who are full-time employees of the University.

Students desiring more information about tuition and fee exemptions should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid/Scholarships Office or go to http://www.pvamu.edu/Include/Treasury_Services/Forms/Exemptions%20and%20waivers.pdf for a list and description of exemptions and waivers provided at PVAMU.

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