Texas A&M-sponsored education abroad programs
Students who are participating on a faculty-led, exchange, or credit-bearing intern, research, or volunteer experience and receiving Texas A&M credit may request to use their pre-paid tuition plan by contacting Specialized Student Billing at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 study abroad administrative fees and other travel expenses.
Affiliate Provider & Independent Travel programs
For students going abroad 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 affiliate provider 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 affiliate provider programs coordinated by third-party providers and non-Title IV eligible institutions, Education Abroad can facilitate third-party billing. To initiate the third-party billing process, students must complete the pre-approval process for Affiliate Provider programs (https://abroad.tamu.edu/Program-Types/Affiliate-Provider-Programs) and send a request to email@example.com 120 days 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 or institution by its billing due dates. The remaining program fee is deferred and billed to the students’ Howdy account. The estimated TGTP award 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 contact Education Abroad at firstname.lastname@example.org.