Welcome to the Office of Student Accounts

The Office of Student Accounts' mission is to provide excellent customer service to the UTMB campus community regarding tuition and fee bills, health insurance, third party payors, refunds, and 1098T forms.

We also work diligently to comply with all Texas legislation, regulations, policies, and the procedures set by The University of Texas Medical Branch and The University of Texas System Board of Regents.

Please contact the Cashier's Office at (409) 772-2503 to make tuition payments by phone. You may also log into MySTAR to make payments online. For questions regarding a tuition and fee bill, health insurance, refund, third party sponsorships, or your 1098T tax form, contact Student Accounts at (409) 772-1215 or sfinsvcs@utmb.edu

You may find your tuition and fees schedule by clicking the the following link:
Tuition and Fees 

Tuition and fees are due the day prior to the first day of the term. The tuition and fees due dates schedule is on the tab below.

Student Accounts Tabs

Tuition and Fee Payment Options
The following tuition and fee payment options are available to students:

  1. Full payment of tuition and fees in advance of the beginning of the semester.
  2. Payment according to the provisions of an approved installment payment option. There is a one-time nonrefundable $50.00 charge for the installment payment plan. You may sign up for an installment plan by logging in to MySTAR.

Fall 2019 Tuition Due Dates

Tuition in Full September 2, 2019

Installment Plan

1st Installment September 2, 2019
2nd Installment October 2, 2019
3rd Installment November 2, 2019

School of Medicine/PA MED 2019-2020 Tuition Due Dates

Tuition in Full July 14, 2019

Installment Plan

1st Installment July 14, 2019
2nd Installment October 14, 2019
3rd Installment January 6, 2020
4th Installment March 6, 2020

*A $100.00 late fee per payment will be assessed those students who are delinquent in payments.
*Bills will not be mailed. You may view your bill on MySTAR.
*3% processing fee for credit card transactions.

Refund Policies

When a refund is warranted, a check covering all refunds due will be mailed by the Bursar's Office to the mailing address on file in MySTAR. You may elect to receive any refunds due by direct deposit in MySTAR.

Sponsored Students

Students who will be sponsored by non-UTMB agencies must submit a funding letter to the Office of Student Accounts prior to the first day of the term. The information must be submitted by fax to (409) 772-5056 or by email at sfinsvcs@utmb.edu. The sponsor letter should include address, telephone number, email and name of contact for the organization. This information will serve as a legal contract obligation by the agency to pay the student's tuition and fees.

Students who are sponsored by UTMB should contact their school representative to ensure the sponsorship form is submitted to the Office of Student Accounts no later than the first day of the enrollment term.


The State of Texas does offer tuition exemptions to qualifying students. For a list of exemptions and the requirements, please visit College for All Texans. If you feel you qualify for an exemption, please send all required documentation to the Office of Student Accounts at sfinsvcs@utmb.edu.

Waiver Policy

Student Health Insurance

The State of Texas and the UT System Board of Regents require all students to maintain a valid health insurance policy while registered as a student at The University of Texas Medical Branch. If you do not have your own health insurance policy, you may enroll in the student health insurance plan selected by the UT System. The premiums vary.

2019-2020 Annual Fees

Annual $2789.00
Fall $1166.00
Spring $922.00
Summer $702.00

Rates per semester will vary depending on your academic calendar. Please consult Academic HealthPlans for amounts.


Student Health Insurance

As a student at a medical health institution, you are required to maintain health insurance. Enrollment in the UT Student Health Insurance Plan will now be automatic at the time of registration, and the cost of the policy will be included in your tuition and fee bill. UTMB students holding comparable coverage may be eligible to waive enrollment in the UT Student Health Insurance Plan by visiting Academic HealthPlans. Through this process, you will provide information about your coverage.

Students who have health insurance coverage may submit a waiver request each semester. Once the health insurance waiver is approved, the health insurance fee will be waived from student's tuition and fees.

How Do I Add Dependents?

You can enroll your family using the appropriate enrollment form found at the Academic HealthPlans website. You will see the links to various forms under Enrollment.

Completed forms can be faxed or mailed to AHP:
Academic HealthPlans
P.O. Box 1605
Colleyville, TX 76034-1605
Ph 855-247-7587 / Fax 817-809-4701

What Does Insurance Cover?

The University of Texas System Student Health Insurance Plan covers injury and sickness. Some of the benefits include, but are not limited to inpatient hospitalization, outpatient doctor's visits, x-rays, laboratory charges, surgery and emergency care. There are limitations and maximums that may apply. Please refer to the Academic HealthPlans website for additional coverage details.

Dental Insurance

Dental coverage is available to students and dependents and can be purchased simultaneously. If the student chooses to purchase dental coverage for the dependent, it must be purchased at the same time as the student coverage. The dependent must have the same coverage as the student. To enroll, complete the Dental Enrollment Form found under "Enrollment" at the Academic HealthPlans website. Send the form to Academic HealthPlans along with the payment.

Insurance Requirements for Fall 2019!

Students completing coursework at UTMB Galveston are required by the UT System Board of Regents to have continuous medical insurance policy compliant with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Please note that you must request a waiver each semester, regardless of showing proof of coverage for the full academic year or prior semester.

The UT Student Health Insurance Plan (UT SHIP) meets the new requirements. Enrollment in UT SHIP is automatic each semester and the insurance premium is automatically charged to your tuition and fee account when you register for classes. No action is required to be enrolled in UT SHIP except to ensure that your contact email and mailing address are always current in MySTAR.

The UT System has established new criteria by which students can request a waiver to the student health insurance plan by providing alternate health insurance coverage. In order to be approved for a waiver, your alternate health coverage must meet or exceed the requirements as set in the System regulation and be PPACA compliant.

You may submit your electronic waiver beginning July 5, 2019 12:01 am and ending September 15, 2019 11:59 pm.

On-Line Waiver Process

If you have an alternate health insurance plan and you meet the waiver eligibility criteria, please follow these instructions to apply for the waiver of the SHIP.  The waiver deadline is September 15, 2019. 

  1. Have an electronic copy of the front and back of your insurance card available.
  2. Go to https://www2.academichealthplans.com/school/178.html
  3. On the Login page, enter your 9-digit UTMB student ID number starting with leading zeros.
  4. Enter your birth date as the Password (format MMDDYYYY, example 01011990).
  5. Then on the next page, select the red waiver button from the “NO, I do not want the insurance.” Section.
  6. Complete the waiver form and attach copies of your scanned insurance card.
  7. Select the ‘Submit Waiver’ button.

If you have further questions or concerns, please email Student Accounts.

Crystal Reeves

Crystal Reeves
Enrollment Services Specialist

Connie Stanley

Connie Stanley
Finance Specialist II

James Bowen

James Bowen
Assistant Director
Student Accounts

Carol Cromie

Carol Cromie
Student Financial Services

Enrollment Services Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Office of Enrollment Services
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1305
Phone: 409-772-1215
Fax: 409-772-4466
Email Addresses: enrollment.services@utmb.edu
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