Financial Responsibility Agreement

 At the time of registration for any semester or term, every student is required to accept the Texas A&M University–Kingsville (TAMUK) Financial Responsibility Agreement, the terms of which follow below. If the agreement is declined, registration will not be allowed.

TAMUK Financial Responsibility Agreement

I hereby agree to pay the balance of my tuition and fees for all registered classes by one of the three options stated in this agreement. 

I understand that failure to make payment in full or to choose a payment option by the first payment deadline, as stated in the Academic Calendar, will result in a $35 late payment fee. If I am initially registering for the semester after this date, I will incur a $35 late registration fee. I also understand that after the 1st class day, my classes may be dropped for non–payment at subsequent late payment deadlines.

PAYMENT OPTION 1. I may choose to pay and/or use financial aid to pay my balance in FULL on or before the payment due date.

  • I understand that any change in my class schedule may affect my charges.
  • If I add a class or change classes after I have already received a refund, I may need to pay any additional charges incurred from my own funds.

I acknowledge that by signing this agreement, Texas A&M University–Kingsville, has the right to enroll me in the Installment Payment Option, detailed under PAYMENT OPTION 2, should I make the minimum required payment but fail to complete the online enrollment process through MoneyConnect.

PAYMENT OPTION 2.  TUITION & FEES ONLY- FALL and SPRING SEMESTERS ONLY (excluding mini intersession terms) – I may choose to pay my balance on the Installment Payment Option by the payment deadline. TAMUK offers an  Installment Plan that covers the cost of all outstanding tuition and mandatory fees.

  • I understand that I can enroll for this option online through MoneyConnect and that the entire $100.00 down payment and $15.00 set up fee must be made at the time of enrollment in to the plan.  I can pay and/or use my financial aid award to cover the first installment of 33% of my balance.
  • I also agree to pay the non–refundable payment plan setup fee of $15.00 and that it will be calculated into my installment payments.
  • I will pay the remaining installment payments on or before the due date specified for each installment.
  • I understand that a $25.00 late fee will be assessed for each installment payment that is late.
  • I understand that INSTALLMENT AMOUNTS MAY CHANGE over time to account for any new charges, payments, or financial aid adjustments.
  • If I add a class, the Installment Payment Plan will recalculate within 24 hours of the addition of hours and an email will be sent to your University email address to notify you of the changes. I can also contact the Business Office to have them manually recalculate the amount due immediately after the addition in hours is completed.

PAYMENT OPTION 3. TUITION, FEES, ROOM & BOARD- FALL and SPRING SEMESTERS ONLY (excluding mini intersession terms) - I may choose to pay my balance on the Installment Payment Option by the payment deadline. TAMUK offers a 4–Payment Installment Plan that covers the cost of all outstanding tuition and mandatory fees plus room and board.

  • I understand that I can enroll for this option online through MoneyConnect and that 25% of the balance must be made at the time of enrollment in the plan. I can pay and/or use my financial aid award to cover the first installment of 25% of my balance.
  • I also agree to pay the non–refundable payment plan setup fee of $30.00 and that it will be calculated into my installment payments.
  • I will pay the remaining installment payments on or before the due date specified for each installment.
  • I understand that a $50.00 late fee will be assessed for each installment payment that is late.
  • I understand that INSTALLMENT AMOUNTS MAY CHANGE over time to account for any new charges, payments, or financial aid adjustments.
  • If I add a class, the Installment Payment Plan will recalculate within 24 hours of the addition of hours and an email will be sent to your University email address to notify you of the changes. I can also contact the Business Office to have them manually recalculate the amount due immediately after the addition in hours is completed.

THIRD PARTY BILLING - I understand that it is my responsibility to submit to an Accounts Receivable Specialist in College Hall, Room 107 (ph: 361–593–3088) any third party letter of credit or payment agreement at least one week prior to the beginning of classes for a term. I understand that if I drop or add classes, I need to notify an Accounts Receivable Specialist of these changes. I understand that the University will apply the letter of credit to my charges based on the terms of the letter/agreement and that the University will bill the third party after the last day to withdraw from a semester and receive a refund only if applicable. I further understand that I am responsible for any portion of charges that are not paid by the third party and any remaining balance  is subject to the same payment deadlines and options as stated in PAYMENT OPTIONS 1-3 above. I understand that receipt of third party benefits may affect my financial aid award and could result in an adjustment of the award.

EMERGENCY BOOK LOAN – I may choose to borrow from the Emergency Book Loan Program. TAMUK offers an Emergency Book Loan that is available on a limited fund basis for qualifying students with an individual maximum loan amount that is based on enrollment credit hours.

  • I understand that these funds can only be used at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore located on campus.
  • I understand that I must enroll for this loan in person at the SUB – Javelina Enrollment Service Center.
  • I understand that I may be eligible for an Emergency Book Loan if:
    • I am enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours for the semester.
    • I have a 2.0 institutional GPA.
    • I have NOT already been issued a refund for the current term.
    • I do NOT have a history of bad credit with the University, including being sent to collections, written off charges, or returned payments.
    • I have NOT exceeded the maximum allowable amount based on credit hours.
    • I am NOT a dual enrolled high school student.
  • I understand the total cost of books covered by this loan at the time of purchase will be added to my student account.
  • I also agree to pay the non–refundable processing fee of $15.00 for every Emergency Book Loan redeemed at the book store and that this is added to my student account.
  • I understand that if I have any remaining balance on the Emergency Book Loan on the established payment deadline, this debt will begin to accrue 4% monthly interest until my account is paid in full or sent to collections.

I further understand that my student account is considered by TAMUK, an institution of higher learning, to be an educational loan made to me to assist in the financing of my education, and therefore is not dischargeable under the United States Bankruptcy code.

I understand that the University will place in collection any delinquent balance and that I will be responsible for all collection fees and enforcement, in addition to  the original student account balance due that is sent to collections. I also understand that failure to meet the terms of this agreement may entitle Texas A&M University–Kingsville to (1) refuse subsequent registration for any classes and/or drop current classes, (2) withhold grades, diplomas, or transcripts from being released and 3) issue a State Hold (alert) to the Texas State Comptroller’s Office until the unpaid balance and other collection fees are paid in full. I understand that by signing this Statement of Financial Responsibility, it authorizes the Business Office to utilize any and all mailing addresses, electronic addresses and phone numbers available when attempting to contact students in regards to student financial information. It is also agreed that the Business Office may disclose all contact information along with other relevant information to any outside collection agencies used for the collection of student account fees and authorizes  the collection agency to utilize any and all information provided to them.

I understand that the University assigned email address is the official method of communication by the Business Office. It is the student’s responsibility to check and manage their email account so that important information can be received. As billing statements are available online, failure to view an electronic billing statement does not constitute a valid reason for not paying a bill in a timely manner. Charges that result from failure to pay on time are the student’s responsibility.

I understand that should I receive any financial assistance (scholarships, federal loans, grants, or  third party payments), prior to the payment due date of the Installment Plan, it will be applied toward any balance owed for the semester. If the applied financial assistance is greater than the balance, a refund will be issued to me for the difference.

I authorize the use of financial aid funds, and/or Title IV financial aid funds to pay for non–institutional charges (i.e. parking permits, parking fines, late fees, etc…). I understand that I may rescind this authorization for non–financial aid non–institutional charges at any time by submitting written notice to the Texas A&M University–Kingsville Business Office.

I understand that if any  non-cash payment applied to my account, including, but not limited to, an electronic check, bank draft, debit, or credit card payment, is returned unpaid, or later disputed and reversed, for any reason, by my  financial institution, I will be charged a $30.00 returned item fee. I also understand if I have two  payments to the University that have been returned unpaid, the University will no longer accept  non-cash payments from me.As an electronic version of the 1098-T Tax Statement is made available to me by January 31st of every calendar year, detailing the summation of charges, scholarships, and grants received during the previous calendar year, I authorize TAMUK to distribute electronic-only versions of my 1098-T Tax Statement online. I understand that if I do not provide a valid Social Security Number and maintain a valid address on file with TAMUK, a 1098-T Tax Statement may not be provided to the Internal Revenue Service.

I understand that withdrawal refunds are determined by the total amount charged for the number of enrolled semester credit hours at the time of withdrawal. Withdrawal percentages are applied to the total amount of tuition and fees due for the semester as prescribed by state law, not the amount paid. I understand that it is my responsibility to formally notify the Registrar’s Office and to follow proper procedures when withdrawing from the University. Failure to pay fees, failure to accept or receive financial aid, failure to attend class or refusing financial aid does NOT constitute an official withdrawal from Texas A&M University–Kingsville.

This page was last updated on: October 17, 2016