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Frequently Asked Questions


How much is tuition?

Tuition is $500 per credit hour plus fees.


What are the fees?

Students will be charged a $760 general fee and a $225 technology fee each semester enrolled.


Is financial aid available?

Yes. Students must complete the FAFSA to be considered for financial aid, and should do so when applying to the program and every year while in the program. Financial aid is given in the form of federal loans and is awarded based on need. Some students may also be eligible for the TEACH grant.

Students are encouraged to seek scholarships on their own.  HT students are eligible for scholarships through UNCF and the United Methodist Church.  See HT’s Financial Aid webpage for additional grant and scholarship opportunities.


When do classes meet?

Classes meet on weekday evenings, 6-9pm. Classes are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.


 What is the maximum amount of time allowed for degree completion?

We recommend that students take three classes (8-9 credit hours) each semester, completing the program in four semesters. However, there is no minimum requirement for enrollment. Students have five years to complete the program.


How do I obtain a background check?

The Texas Department of Public Safety provides fingerprint-based background checks. Schedule an appointment online here. Click on “State Criminal History Report,” select “Texas,” then “Online Scheduling.” When prompted to give the reason you are being fingerprinted, select “All Others.” Choose “Option A,” then select “No, I do not have a FAST Fingerprint Pass.” Select “Other Purposes–Personal Review.” Enter your personal information under “Designated Recipient”–you will need your background check to include in your application packet. You will then be prompted to schedule an appointment.



 If you have other questions, please contact the department at 512.505.3091 or