UNT is offering new students a brand-new way to save and succeed at UNT.

Texas residents: You can choose the Save and Soar tuition plan and lock in your tuition rate. Finish your degree faster and focus on what’s next by taking advantage of exclusive tuition savings on summer and winter sessions.

Plan Perks

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Take charge of your tuition costs.

  • UNT’s Save and Soar program locks in your tuition and any applicable differential tuition for four years. You’ll pay a small premium in your first semester which will lock in your cost so you can plan for your academic future and graduate on time.

Start strong. Finish stronger.

  • You can fast-track your degree by taking courses year-round! Save and Soar participants may qualify for exclusive discounts on summer and winter sessions, as well as on-campus summer housing.
  • Finishing school faster means saving time, money AND getting a head start on your career.

Steps to Success

  • 1Review both tuition plans available to you.
  • 2Opt in to the Save and Soar Plan when you register for your first semester at UNT. You can even do so at Orientation!
  • 3Take 15 hours during the spring and fall, and save money during our summer and winter sessions.
  • 4Graduate on time or early with less debt and get ready to take on the world!

Eligibility

  • Save and Soar is available to incoming first-time freshman and transfer students beginning in Fall 2019. You are only eligible to choose Save and Soar prior to your first semester at UNT.
  • You must meet Texas residency requirements and be seeking a bachelor’s degree. If you do not meet the Texas residency requirements, you will be automatically enrolled in the traditional tuition plan.
  • If you choose not to opt in to the Save and Soar plan, you will be automatically enrolled in the traditional tuition plan.

Fixed-Rate Tuition Plan FAQs

Why is UNT proposing a new fixed-rate tuition plan?

Based on feedback from the UNT community as well as a critical evaluation of the current Eagle Express fixed-rate tuition plan, the Tuition and Fee Review Committee has recommended establishing a new fixed-rate tuition plan. The Save and Soar plan is designed to encourage continuous enrollment and timely graduation, save families money, reduce potential loan debt and allow students to take classes during summer and winter sessions at a discounted rate. Certain plan participants also are eligible for housing discounts during the Summer semester.

How does the Save and Soar plan work?

The Save and Soar plan locks in your board-designated tuition and any applicable differential tuition for four years at a slightly higher initial rate than the traditional tuition plan. You’ll benefit from knowing your tuition cost up front so you can plan for your academic future and graduate on time. You also can take courses in both summer and winter sessions at a discounted rate so you can start your academic career strong and finish faster.
Guaranteed tuition rate includes:

  • Board-designated tuition and applicable differential tuition

The plan does not apply to room and board, mandatory fees or course/instructional fees. Those rates are assessed separately.

Who is eligible to participate in the Save and Soar Plan?

This plan will be available to incoming first-time freshmen and undergraduate transfer students beginning in Fall 2019. Those on the current Eagle Express plan will not be affected by the new plan and students will remain eligible for any potential graduation incentive.
Students must meet the Texas residency requirements and be seeking a bachelor’s degree. The plan does not apply to graduate students. If you do not meet the Texas residency requirements, are an out-of-state student or an international student, you will be automatically enrolled in the traditional tuition plan.

How and when do I choose my tuition plan?

New students will make their tuition selection once their first tuition and fee bill is calculated and before their designated registration fee payment deadline. You will have ample opportunity to make your selection.

Are room and board rates included in the plan?

Room and board rates are charged separately and in addition to academic costs.
First-time freshmen living in UNT Housing and enrolled in at least 15 semester credit hours during the spring semester will receive a 40% discount in the housing rates during their first summer semester.

Are course/instructional fees included in the cost?

The Save and Soar locked-in tuition cost does NOT include course/instructional fees. These fees may vary per semester and per course.

Will the Save and Soar plan affect my eligibility for or my amount of financial aid and/or scholarships?

If you don't graduate within the allotted time, you will move to the traditional plan effective for the next semester.

Does the new fixed-rate plan include a graduation incentive?

No, the new fixed-rate plan does not include a graduation incentive. However, you’ll be able to save money and graduate sooner if you take advantage of the plan’s discounted rates for summer and winter sessions.

Will I have to pay undergraduate differential tuition if I opt-in to Save & Soar?

Yes, differential tuition will be assessed along with mandatory fees, and course/instructional fees. However, differential tuition will be locked in at the rate effective when the Save & Soar election is made. A student opting in to Save & Soar for Fall 2019 will pay the differential rates in effect for Fall 2019 for the duration of their participation in the fixed price program. The differential tuition rates for Save & Soar participants will be slightly higher than those in effect for students in the traditional plan. For example, a student opting in to Save & Soar in Fall 2019 will pay $8.16 differential tuition per hour for undergraduate courses in the College of Science for all semesters they are enrolled in the Save & Soar program.

What discounts are available for Save and Soar participants?

Save and Soar Tuition Plan participants will be eligible to receive a discount of $100 per semester credit hour in board-designated tuition for enrollment in the winter session if they were enrolled in 15 or more semester credit hours the previous fall semester. They will be eligible to receive a discount of $100 per semester credit hour in board-designated tuition for enrollment in the summer semester if they were enrolled in 15 or more semester credit hours in the previous spring semester.
First-time freshmen living in UNT Housing and enrolled in at least 15 semester credit hours during the spring semester will receive a 40% discount in the housing rates during their first summer semester.

How can I graduate in four years or less?

To graduate in four years or less, students will typically need to earn 30 college credit hours each year. UNT’s tuition and fee schedule lets you take 15 or more hours per semester for about the same cost as 12 hours. If you choose the new Save and Soar Tuition Plan your first semester, you also can save money and graduate on time by earning additional credit hours through exclusive discounts during summer and winter sessions.

To graduate in four years or less, UNT needs to offer a wide variety of required courses every semester, including summer. Do you have plans to make all required classes available for each major every semester?

UNT is making every effort to offer the necessary courses throughout the academic year and has focused specifically on improving and enhancing its summer offerings. In addition, UNT now offers a winter session in December to provide students with even more ways to get ahead and graduate on time.

If I don’t choose the Save and Soar plan, what is my tuition and fee rate?

If you don’t opt into the Save and Soar plan, you will automatically be part of the traditional plan, in which your academic costs may increase each year for four years and board-designated tuition and differential tuition will likely vary.

Can I transfer in hours and still qualify for the Save and Soar plan? Is there a limit to the number of transfer hours?

Yes. Transfer students can elect the Save and Soar plan. There is no limit to the number of transfer hours.

Can I enroll under the Save and Soar plan, leave school for a semester or year, and return to the plan?

No. If you leave UNT, stop taking college courses altogether and then return to UNT, you will automatically fall into the traditional plan upon your return.

What happens to my tuition rate if I’m a current Eagle Express plan member?

Current Eagle Express plan members will not be affected by the new fixed-rate plan. You will still be eligible for the graduation incentive if you graduate on time and meet the incentive requirements.

What if I have additional questions about the Save and Soar plan?

If you have any comments or questions related to these items, please contact Student Financial Services at sfs@unt.edu.

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