Tuition and Fees

Courses and programs vary in price. Please check the course schedule or contact us for the most up to date course schedule and fees.

Payment Methods

Cash, debit cards, and prepaid debit cards are not accepted. Payment can be made by credit card or ACH (electronic check).

Credit Card (American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa)

There is a 2.75% non-refundable credit card convenience fee.

ACH (Electronic Check)

Individuals will need their Routing and Account numbers. There is no convenience fee charged if you choose this method of payment. Debit cards and prepaid debit cards are not accepted, however these cards are linked to a bank account. Contact your banking institution to obtain the routing and account numbers to pay via ACH (Electronic Check). 

Payment Plans

Payment plans for SHSU Continuing Education's face-to-face Allied Health courses are available. Payment plans consist of 5 payments due during the semester. There is a $30.00 non-refundable setup fee to enroll in the payment plan. Individuals interested in enrolling in a payment plan for allied health courses must visit the Continuing Education Office to sign a payment plan contract and pay their first installment by check or money order. The amount owed for the first installment is 10% of the cost of the course plus the $30.00 non-refundable setup fee. Course costs can be found on the Allied Health website. Checks and money orders should be made out to Sam Houston State University. Payment plan contracts are not available online or by email.

A student who fails to make full payment of tuition and mandatory fees, including any incidental fees, by the due date may be prohibited from registering for classes until full payment is made. A student who fails to make payment prior to the end of the semester or term may be denied a certificate of completion for the work done that semester or term.

Refund Policy

A refund of any tuition paid will be granted if Sam Houston State University cancels the course/program for any reason. Students will receive a full refund if they drop a course 3 days prior to the first class day. If a credit card was used for payment, the 2.75% credit card convenience fee is non-refundable. If enrolled in a payment plan, the $30.00 setup fee is non-refundable. NO REFUND will be granted after the first class day.

Regardless of payment method, refunds will be processed via check and take approximately two weeks. Refund checks are mailed to the mailing address on the student’s record. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure they have the correct address on file. Current SHSU or CE students can update mailing addresses through MySam. If you are an SHSU student with an active Bearkat OneCard and have selected this as your refund method, your refund will be issued to your OneCard.

Tax Policy

Per Internal Revenue Service guidelines, an exception to the required issuance of document 1098-T is held on courses for which no academic credit is offered, even if the student is otherwise enrolled in a degree program.

(Pub. “2017 Instructions for Forms 1098-E and 1098-T”, page 2, Specific Instructions for Form 1098-T)

Cancellation Policy

In the event a scheduled class must be canceled or postponed, registered students will receive an email and every effort will be made to notify students by telephone. Signs will also be posted at the class location. In the event of severe weather conditions, tune into your local radio station or news for SHSU closings or visit

Parking Permit Fees

All Continuing Education students attending classes on the SHSU campus must have a parking permit or they will receive a citation from the University Police Department. Instructions for purchasing a parking permit will be emailed to students prior to their first class day. It is the student's responsibility to purchase the appropriate permit and adhere to University parking policies.