The International Education Fee Increase was voted on by the TAMIU student body on Jan. 25 and 26, 2005. 

The Fee Increase was passed by a majority vote.

  1. What will the fee support?
  2. What’s the background of this fee?

Currently, Texas A&M International University students pay a flat fee of $2 per person whether you are taking 1 or 15 hours.  The proposed increase would raise the fee from $2 to $4, if approved by majority vote of the TAMIU student body.  Almost all schools in The Texas A&M University System currently assess a $4 fee.

What will the fee support?

Money raised from this fee can only be used to assist students who are participating in international student exchange or study abroad programs.

Beginning this Fall 2005, Texas A&M International University students will pay a flat fee of $4 per person whether taking 1 or 15 hours.

What’s the background of this fee?

§ 54.5132.  INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FEE.  (a)  The governing board of an institution of higher education, other than The University of Texas at Austin, may charge and collect from students registered at the institution a fee in an amount not less than $1 and not more than $4 for each semester or summer session. 

 The amount of the fee may be increased only if the increase is approved by a majority vote of the students at the institution participating in an election called for that purpose.

(b)  Fees collected under this section shall be deposited in the institution's international education financial aid fund, a fund outside the state treasury.  Money in the fund may be used only to assist students participating in international student exchange or study programs.

(c)  The international education financial aid fund shall be used in accordance with guidelines jointly developed by the student governing body of the institution and the administration of the institution.  If an institution does not have a student governing body, the president may appoint a committee of students to assist with the development of the guidelines.

(d)  The fee imposed under this section may not be considered in determining the maximum student services fee that may be charged students enrolled at the institution under Section 54.503(b) of this code.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 844, § 4, eff. Aug. 26, 1991. 
Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1086, § 1, eff. June 15, 2001.

Related links:

Division of International Programs
Study Abroad Opportunities Expand Knowledge, Students' World

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