University of Texas System (UT System) Board of Regents recently approved the five-year tuition and fee plans for all UTHealth schools, including SBMI. The changes take effect for fall 2018 through fall 2022.

Designated Tuition Rate

Both SBMI resident and non-resident designated tuition rates will increase. For residents, designated supplemental and designated tuition will increase from $146 per semester credit hour to $148 in fall 2018. The rate will continue to increase by $3 each year until it reaches $160 per semester credit hour in fall 2022.

The designated tuition rate for non-residents is currently $46 per semester credit hour and will increase to $148 in fall 2018, allowing it to match the resident rate. It will then follow the same pattern of increasing by $3 each year until it caps at $160 per semester credit hour in fall 2022.

Student Fees

Another key change is a yearly 2% increase in the practicum fee. It amounts to a $30 increase each year. The current practicum fee totals $1,500 for all three semester credit hours. The increase will result in a total fee of $1,530 in fall 2018, $1,560 in fall 2019, $1,590 in fall 2020, $1,620 in fall 2021, and $1,650 in fall 2022.

The practicum fee increase will help defray costs for more complex practicum projects, technological innovation demands needed for students, and support for web-based services. The intention of the fee increase is to assist students, alumni and employers to connect for practicum, internships, apprenticeship and job opportunities.

Other UTHealth and SBMI required fees will increase in the coming fall semester as well. Reference the table below for details:


Fee

Current Rate

Fall 2018
Rate

Fall 2019 Rate

Fall 2020 Rate

Fall 2021 Rate

Fall 2022 Rate

Student Services -Recreation Fee

$227.65

$250.45

$250.45

$250.45

$250.45

$271.10

Student Services -Counseling Fee

$37.90

$37.90

$37.90

$37.90

$41.00

$41.00

Student Services -Government Fee

$17.60

$17.60

$17.60

$17.60

$19.35

$19.35

Annual Student Services Fee Annual Total

$543.45

$566.25

$566.25

$566.25

$571.10

$591.75

Graduation Fee (one-time fee)

$75.00

$100.00

$100.00

$100.00

$100.00

$100.00

Information Technology Access Fee (per semester)

$33.00

$36.00

$36.00

$38.00

$38.00

$40.00

SBMI Alternative Delivery Fee - In State (per semester credit hour)

$100

$110

$110

$120

$120

$125

Starting in fall 2018, a new fee called the Reinstatement Fee will be added. The one-time $200 fee is assessed to students who have not paid 50% of the current term’s tuition and fees by midnight on the 12th day of class.

Course Lab Fees

Many new and current SBMI courses will now include added course lab fees. A complete list is included below:


Course Number

Course Title

Current Fee

Fall 2018
Fee

Fall 2019 Fee

Fall 2020 Fee

Fall 2021 Fee

Fall 2022 Fee

BMI 5380

PRINCIPLES & FOUNDATION PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATICS

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 6314

KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 6315

ADVANCED ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 5007

INTRO TO HEALTH DATA SCIENCE

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 5300

INTRO TO BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 5310

FOUNDATIONS OF BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS I

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 5329

ASSESSEMENT AND EVALUATION

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 5331

FOUNDATIONS OF PHARMACOGENOMICS

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 5332

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF GENOMIC DATA

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 5333

SYSTEMS MEDICINE

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 6318

BIG DATA IN BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS I

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 6319

ADVANCED DATA STRUCTURES

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 6322

DISTRIBUTIONAL SEMANTICS

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 6331

MEDICAL IMAGING & SIGNAL PATTERN PROCESSING

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 6332

PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

BMI 6340

HEALTH INFORMATION VISUALIZATION & VISUAL ANALYTICS

NEW

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

30.00

If students have questions about the new tuition rates and fees, they can contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 713-500-3591 or via email at SBMIAcademics@uth.tmc.edu.

published on 4/9/2018 at 10:12 a.m.