Paying for College

How Much Does it Cost to Attend SHSU?

One of the first questions students often ask is “How much is this going to cost?” The average cost of attendance for graduate and undergraduate students and a cost calculator can be found here.


What Types of Financial Aid are Available?

The SHSU Financial Aid Office is a great resource and works closely with students on all different types of aid including grants, loans, scholarships, work study programs and Bearkat Promise.

Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to complete a Scholarships4Kats application every year you attend SHSU. The application opens September 1 for the following school year, with a priority deadline of November 1. You must be an accepted student to apply.

Graduate Students

Program specific scholarships may be available, check with your program coordinator to learn more.

Additional Resources for Education Majors

In addition to the numerous scholarships offered in Scholarships4Kats, education majors may benefit from the following:

  • Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

    SHSU College of Education is proud to be one of a select group of universities to partner with Raise Your Hand Texas and offer this scholarship opportunity. The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers is available to prospective teachers who are currently in, or plan to enter, an eligible teacher preparation program at a Raising Texas Teachers partner university. Aspiring Teachers can apply in the fall of any year between their senior year of high school and junior year of college. The scholarship pays $8,000-$10,000 in annual funding, as well as professional development opportunities and mentorship from sitting public school educators. The application opens October 1 for the following school year.

  • TEACH Grant

    The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant program provides grants to students that are seeking degrees in high-need fields. This grant is available to undergraduate juniors and seniors and to students seeking a master's degree.

  • Bearkat Transfer Scholarship

    Transfer students are awarded scholarships on a first come, first serve basis once accepted to SHSU. Awards are determined based on number of transfer hours and GPA and can be renewed for a second year.

  • Paid Year Long Residency

    Many of our partner school districts offer PAID student teaching opportunities. School districts are currently paying approximately $20,000 to successful candidates.