Financial Information - Explanation of Fees
The following information is not intended to be comprehensive and is subject to change. Tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by action of the State Legislature or Board of Regents of The Texas State University System and changes become effective on the date enacted.
The following tuition, fees, and charges information should be used only as a guideline for estimating costs. For clarification of any matter relating to payment or refund of tuition, fees, charges, and deposits, contact the office or administrative unit from which the charge or refund originated.
Tuition and Designated Tuition: Resident students pay $50 tuition per semester credit hour during academic year 2015-2016. Nonresident students (out-of-state and international) pay $412 per semester credit hour during academic year 2015-2016. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board calculates each year the nonresident tuition. In addition, Designated Tuition is charged a rate of $165.50 per semester credit hour for academic year 2015-2016. Students under the Guaranteed Price Plan (GPP) will pay Designated Tuition at a rate of $172 through Academic Year 2018.
Undergraduate students initially enrolled after the Fall 1999 semester through the Summer of 2006 that exceed by more than 45 hours the number of hours required for their degree at a Texas public institution of higher education and students initially enrolled beginning the Fall 2006 Semester that have exceeded by more than 30 hours the number of hours required for their degree at a Texas public institution of higher education may be charged at a higher rate of tuition for those excess hours. For more information refer to "Tuition for Excessive Undergraduate Hours" .
Student Service Fee: The student service fee per long semester credit hour is $16 ($8.00 per summer session) for academic year 2015-2016 (not exceeding $250 per long semester and $125 per summer session). The fee supports the Intramural Program, the Student Life Support Programs, and the Extramural Programs. The fee provides admission to athletic events at Sam Houston State under the auspices of the Department of Athletics.
Technology Fee (Formerly Computer Use Fee effective spring 2012): This fee is charged at a rate of $30 per semester credit hour for academic year 2015-2016. It is used for the training of students, faculty and staff, and for providing support services for operation, maintenance, and replacement of computer hardware and software.
Recreational Sports Fee: The recreational sports fee is charged at a rate of $100 per semester for academic year 2015-2016. It may be used to purchase equipment for and/or construct, operate, maintain recreational sports facilities and programs.
International Education Fee: This fee of $2 is charged each semester during the fall and spring of academic years 2015-2016. This fee will be charged at a rate of $4 during the summer term. The international education fee is used only to assist students participating in international student exchange or study programs.
Library Fee: Board action authorizes a library fee of $7 per semester credit hour for academic year 2015-2016. The library fee directly benefits students by supporting their classroom and research needs. The Newton Gresham Library uses this fund to purchase books, add electronic databases, and new journal subscriptions.
Records Fee: This fee is charged at a rate of $12 per semester for academic year 2015-2016. The fee covers five official transcripts per semester as long as the student is currently enrolled and five official transcripts for one year after receiving a confirmed degree from SHSU. This fee also eliminates the drop/add fees and late registration fees beginning with the Fall Semester 2007.
Intercollegiate Athletic Fee: This fee is charged at a rate of $18 per long semester credit hour ($9.00 per summer semester credit hour) for academic year 2015-2016. The fee supports Intercollegiate Athletic programs.