Fees for Continuing Education Courses and Self-Supporting Courses
2. Rule and Regulation
Sec. 1 Authorization. Institutions are authorized by the Board of Regents in accordance with Section 54.545 of the Texas Education Code to charge a reasonable fee to each person registered in an extension, correspondence or other self-supporting course at the institution and to set the fee in an amount sufficient to recover the costs for providing the course. Such courses may not include any course for which the institution collects tuition or receives formula funding.
Sec. 2 Delegation. The Board of Regents delegates to the president of the respective institutions the authority and responsibility for approving the amount of the fee to be charged for each course.
Sec. 3 Handbook of Operating Procedures. Each institution shall adopt provisions in the institutional Handbook of Operating Procedures to reflect this policy and to incorporate institutional procedures for the approval process.
4. Relevant Federal and State Statutes
Texas Education Code Section 54.545 – Fees for Continuing Education Courses
5. Relevant System Policies, Procedures, and Forms
Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Rule 40401 – Assessment, Collection, Delegation, and Waiver of
Tuition and Fees
Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Rule 40404 – Tuition Rates for Students Residing in Certain Counties and
States and Attending Certain Institutions
Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Rule 40405 – Tuition Rates for Undergraduate Students with Excessive
Semester Credit Hours
6. Who Should Know
7. System Administration Office(s) Responsible for Rule
Office of Academic Affairs
Office of Health Affairs
8. Dates Approved or Amended
Editorial amendment made to Number 1 on May 3, 2019
Editorial amendments made to Number 5 on September 17, 2008
December 10, 2004
9. Contact Information
Questions or comments regarding this Rule should be directed to: