Texas A&M Sponsored Education Abroad Programs
Students participating on a Texas A&M faculty-led program, exchange program, or independent travel experience for Texas A&M credit may request to use their pre-paid tuition plan by contacting Specialized Student Billing. For Texas A&M sponsored programs, Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan (TGTP) is applied toward the Texas A&M tuition and required fees incurred by enrolling in the program course(s) and is not applied toward the Education Abroad administrative fees and other travel expenses.
Affiliate Provider & Independent Travel Programs for Transfer Credit
For students participating in academic programs independently through a U.S. university, an accredited international institution, or a third-party program provider for transfer credits, TGTP can be applied toward a portion of the program cost based on the students’ course load abroad (enrollment in the SABR placeholder course). Note: TGTP does not cover the full program cost. Therefore, please expect to be responsible for paying the difference.
For transfer credit programs coordinated by Title IV eligible institutions, the TGTP main office can send payments directly to an approved institution. To initiate the direct payment process, please contact TGTP at 1-800-445-GRAD (4723), Option 2 and provide 60 days advance notice of your program’s final payment due date.
For transfer credit programs coordinated by third-party providers and non-Title IV eligible institutions, Education Abroad will facilitate third-party billing. To initiate the third-party billing process, students must complete the course pre-approval process for their respective experience and send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org approximately 120 days (a semester) in advance of their program departure date.
As a part of the third-party billing process, students must pay the application fee and confirmation deposit owed to the program provider/ institution by its billing due dates. The remaining program fee is deferred and billed to the students’ Howdy account. The estimated TGTP disbursement amount available is determined based on the current fiscal state rate per credit hour and the students’ course load abroad. For questions about this process, please email email@example.com.