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Online Distance Fee Waiver FAQ


Texas A&M University-Kingsville

  1. What is the Online Distance Fee Waiver?
    • This waiver covers the Hospital Fee, Student Center Fee, and Rec Sports Fee; maximum $287.
  2. What is the eligibility for the Online Distance Fee Waiver?
    • Student must be taking all 600 section courses.
    • Students must have a LOCAL address type on file with the University.
    • Must reside more than 50 miles from Kingsville.
  3. How can I apply for the Online Distance Fee Waiver?
    • The application has now closed for the semester. Check back for future semesters.
  4. When is the deadline for the waiver?
    • The Fall 2021 deadline for the Online Distance Fee Waiver is at 5:00 pm on September 13, 2021, the 20th class day. No waiver applications will be accepted after this census date.
  5. How can I change my address?
    • Students will need to make the changes via JNET. Select the LOCAL address type and enter the address that reflects your physical location for the current term.
    • Quick Guide to Verify/Add Local Address
    • After updating the address, students may reapply immediately.
  6. What if a professor granted me permission to take a face to face course/lab remotely? Do I still complete the waiver request through B&G? Am I eligible?
    • No, exceptions for alternative arrangements made with professors are not for consideration. 
    • Individual appeals will not be accepted. 
  7. When will I see the waiver post to my account?
    • Once you have submitted an application, you will receive an email response within 2-3 business days after eligibility verification. If approved, you will also see the waiver posted in MoneyConnect.
    • Students who are receiving another waiver that covers the same charges will be denied upon review.
    • Please Note: A final eligibility verification will take place after application deadline. Students no longer meeting eligibility criteria may have their waiver repealed.
  8. Unlike the Fall and Spring semester, beginning in Summer 2021, students who are approved for the waiver will not, in turn, receive a Distance Education Fee of $60 per SCH afterwards for select online courses. Rather, the Distance Education fees are automatic for all online courses and will be added during regular fee assessment.
  9. I live in (city), is that 50 miles away?
    • If you reside in the following zip codes, you will NOT qualify for the waiver:
    Zip Codes that do not qualify for the waiver
    Zip Codes that are not eligible for the waiver
    78330 78332 78335 78336 78338 78339
    78340 78341 78342 78343 78349 78351
    78352 78355 78359 78362 78363 78364
    78368 78370 78372 78373 78374 78375
    78376 78379 78380 78383 78384 78385
    78387 78390 78401 78402 78404 78405
    78406 78407 78408 78409 78410 78411
    78412 78413 78414 78415 78416 78417
    78418 78419
  10. What if I have already paid these fees? What happens then?
    • If you have paid your balance in full and you receive the waiver credit, the credit amount will be reflected and a refund will be issued through BankMobile.
  11. Should I not pay these fees and wait for the waiver to credit my account?
    • It is encouraged for students to pay their account by the 1st payment deadline of each semester. If a student decides not to pay these fees, their account may still have an outstanding balance and result in a late payment fee of $35.00. Students can also enroll into a payment plan until their waiver has been processed.
  12. If I enroll in 6 hours, can you tell me how much I will owe? How much will the waiver amount be?
    • Students should refer to their JPAK as it will list the amounts of each fee. JPAK fee tables can be found in JNET > Paying for College tab.
    • The maximum waiver amount given to the student is $287.00.