The University of North Texas at Dallas will offer an optional guaranteed tuition and mandatory fee plan for new incoming freshmen students and transfer students with 90 or less transfer credit hours. 

The new tuition plan offers students the opportunity to lock in their tuition rate, for a maximum of five years, instead of paying the regular tuition rate, which is subject to increase annually.  The FOCUS Fixed Tuition Plan helps students and their families plan for the cost of a college education.  The plan also provides an incentive for students to earn a degree in a timely manner.

Example:

Example of Texas Resident taking 15 hours on the Traditional Plan (subject to go up each year)

$3,919.65 tuition + $650.00 student service fee = $4,569.65 per semester

Example of Texas Resident taking 15 hours on the Focus Fixed Tuition Plan for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 (fees are subject to increase but not tuition)

$4,173.30 tuition + $650 student service fee = $4,823.30 per semester

Yearly rate Traditional: $9,139.30

Yearly rate Focus Fixed (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019): $9,646.60

Focus Fixed Tuition Plan Requirements

  • You must meet Texas residency requirements and be classified as a Texas resident.
  • You must be accepted in a UNT Dallas degree seeking program.
  • You must be seeking your first bachelor’s degree.
  • You must enroll in 15 hours of UNT Dallas courses in both the Fall and Spring semesters.  UNT Denton courses will not count towards the hour requirements. (Note:  A minimum of 12 hours may be taken in both the Fall and Spring semesters, but that will require students to take an additional 6 hours during the summer to remain eligible for the plan.)
  • You must complete 30 credit hours within the academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer terms) to continue eligibility for the locked-in plan rate.
  • You as an incoming transfer student must have earned 90 or less credit hours.
  • You must enroll in consecutive Fall and Spring terms.
  • You must maintain a UNT Dallas cumulative GPA of 2.0 for continued eligibility.

A student that opts into the plan and is unable to adhere to the requirements for continued eligibility will be disqualified from participation in the FOCUS Fixed Tuition Plan.  Disqualified students will revert back to the traditional tuition plan and will not be eligible to opt back in to the plan at a later date.

Focus Fixed Tuition Plan FAQ’s

How Do I Sign Up For the Focus Fixed Tuition Plan?

  • New students who register for classes will have the option to choose traditional or the focus plan once logged on to the student portal.
  • Students who are eligible for the new tuition plan will be able to opt in to the plan through their student portal. To do so, sign in to www.untdallas.edu then go to MyUNTD, sign in with your log on and password.  The option for either tuition plan should appear for you to choose.  If there are additional questions, please contact Student Financial Services at 972 780-3658.

Why is UNT Dallas offering a guaranteed tuition plan?

The tuition plan offers students the opportunity to lock in their tuition rate, for a maximum of five years, instead of paying the regular tuition rate, which is subject to increase annually.  The tuition plan helps students and their families plan for the cost of a college education.  The plan also provides an incentive for students to earn a degree in a timely manner.

Who is eligible to participate in the Focus Fixed Tuition Plan?

Freshmen and transfer students (with 90 or less transfer credit hours) seeking a bachelor’s degree from UNT Dallas are eligible for the plan.

Students must meet Texas residency requirements and be seeking a first bachelor’s degree.  The plan does not apply to graduate students.

Students must enroll in 15 hours (minimum of 12 hours) of UNT Dallas courses in both the Fall and Spring semesters. UNT courses will not count towards the total hours requirement.  Students that take the 12 hour minimum will be required to take 6 hours during the summer to comply with the plan’s requirements.

How does the Focus Fixed Tuition Plan work?

The FOCUS Fixed Tuition Plan locks in your "tuition" for a maximum of 5 consecutive years as long as you complete 30 credit hours within a 12-month period.  You must enroll as a full-time student (12 or more hours) in the fall and the spring semesters and you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to remain eligible for the guaranteed tuition plan rate.

How do I determine if the Focus Fixed Tuition Plan is right for me?

Factors that you may consider when choosing the FOCUS Fixed Tuition Plan are:

  • Do you plan to enroll as a full-time student and complete a minimum of 30 hours per year?
  • How much value do you place on having a guaranteed tuition payment each year?
  • How important is it to you to graduate in 4 years or less and start your career? 

Can I opt out of the plan?

Yes.  You may opt out of the plan in any future semester.  However, once you opt-out you may not select the option again.

Can I enroll under the Focus Fixed Tuition Plan, leave school for a semester or a year and return to the plan?

No.  In order to remain eligible for the plan, you must enroll as a full-time student in consecutive academic years (Fall and Spring semesters), complete 30 credit hours within a 12 month period and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.  If you do not meet one or more of the eligibility requirements, you will be charged the traditional tuition and fee rates in future semesters.

Will the Focus Fixed Tuition Plan affect my eligibility for or my amount of financial aid and/or scholarships?

Questions about financial aid or scholarships can be addressed by calling 972-780-3662.