Tuition and Fees Fall 2019

Tuition and Fees Information

Where Your Student Tuition and Fees Go - Fall 2019

A Resident Undergraduate Sam Houston State University student taking 15 credit hours paying traditional rates pays a total of $5,241.50 in tuition and fees.*  The following is the tuition and fee distribution by category, dollar amount, and percentage of total tuition and fees.


TypeExplanationAmountAmount for 15 Semester Credit Hours (SCH)Percentage
Statutory Tuition (E&G) The rate is set by the legislature for resident and nonresident students and is used for faculty and staff salaries and other educational specific expenditures. Resident - $50 per semester credit hour (SCH) $750.00 14.31%
Non Resident - $472.00/SCH   $7,080.00
Designated Tuition Used to complement the funding received via state appropriations and statutory tuition: to pay for faculty and staff salary increases, new faculty and staff positions, new academic programs and other strategic initiatives, and capital improvements. Traditional Price Plan- $194.00/SCH
(Graduate Differential) - $26.25/SCH





Guaranteed Price Plan 2017 - $185.24/SCH

Guaranteed Price Plan 2018 - $199.36/SCH

Guaranteed Price Plan 2019 - $206.08/SCH

Guaranteed Price Plan 2020 - $217.28/SCH





Graduate Tuition Increment Board authorized and is used to provide support for graduate programs. $50/SCH $750.00
Mandatory Fees
Student Service Fee The fee supports the Intramural Program, the Student Life Support Programs, and the Extramural Programs.  The fee provides admission to athletic events at SHSU under the auspices of the Department of Athletics. $16/SCH to a maximum of $250 $240.00 4.58%
Student Center Fee (**) The fee is used to fund the Lowman Student Center programs and activities. $100 per semester $100.00 1.91%
Technology Fee The fee is used for training of students, faculty and staff, and for providing support services for operation, maintenance, and replacement of computer hardware and software. $34/SCH $510.00 9.73%
Recreational Sports Fee (**) The fee is used to purchase equipment for and/or construct, operate, maintain recreational sports facilities and programs. $100 per semester $100.00 1.91%
International Education Fee The fee is used to assist students participating in international student exchange or study programs. $2 per semester $2.00 0.04%
Library Fee The library fee directly benefits students by supporting their classroom and research needs. The fee is used to purchase books, add electronic databases, and new journal subscriptions. $10.50/SCH $157.50 3%
Medical Fee (**) The fee covers services at the University Health Center. $75 per semester $75.00 1.43%
Advisement Fee The advisement fee is used to fund advising, mentoring, and academic support services for students. $66 per semester $66.00 1.26%
Records Fee This fee provides  funding for positions, software maintenance, and other miscellaneous expenses incurred by the Office of the Registrar. $12 per semester $12.00 0.23%
OneCard Services Fee The fee will fund the existing university ID and disbursement program. $19 per semester $19.00 0.36%
Intercollegiate Athletic Fee The fee supports intercollegiate athletic programs. $20/SCH $300.00 5.72%
Total Tuition and Fees $5,241.50 100.00%


Other Fees

Audit Fee: A $50 fee per course that is audited.

Distance Learning Fee: A fee of $101 per credit hour is charged in addition to tuition and mandatory fees when a course is designated as an electronically delivered (Internet) distance learning course. DISCLAIMER- Dependent upon a student's zip code, the Recreational Sports, Lowman Student, and Health Center Fees may be waived if enrolled in all distance learning classes which are charged the $101 a credit hour.

Lab Fee: Lab fees are charged at the rate of $8 for each course with a lab component.

COSET Fee (College of Science and Engineering Technology Program fee): $50 per semester (Fall and Spring Semesters) 

Beginning Fall 2019 Fee charge to students majoring in academic programs within the College of Science and Engineering Technology Programs

This fee will fund replacement of teaching equipment, development and enhancement of innovative laboratory curriculum, annual software licenses, maintenance contracts for equipment, materials and supplies cost, operations and maintenance of field stations and facilities uses in instruction, and required field excursions.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program Fee: This fee is charged at the rate of $750.00 per semester. This fee is charged to all students enrolled in the BS Nursing (BSN) degree program. The fee covers expenses for supplies, services, standardized testing and software. 

Music Fee: Music fees are charged for music courses that require individual instruction.
(charged per course)

1 semester credit hour:   $30
2 semester credit hours: $60
3 semester credit hours: $75
4 semester credit hours: $75

International Study Fee: A fee of $75 per semester charged to international students for services provided through the Office of International Programs.

"Three Peat" Tuition: In order to provide for loss of state funding, students attempting a course for the third or more time will be charged a statutory tuition rate up to the non-resident rate.
The rate is currently $168/SCH. For more information about this fee, contact the Registrar's Office.

Excessive Hours Tuition: Texas Education Code 54.014 specifies that resident undergraduate students may be subject to a higher tuition rate for attempting excessive hours at any public institution of higher education while classified as a resident student for tuition purposes. The rate is currently $168/SCH. For more information about this fee, click here.

Payment Plan Enrollment Fee: A non-refundable fee of $30 is assessed to students who enroll or opt-in for enrollment into an installment payment plan.

Late Installment Payment Penalty: A $25 late fee is charged for each installment payment received after the installment due date.

Woodlands Center Fee: A fee of $75/SCH for courses taught at the University Center in The Woodlands.

Multi Institution Teaching Center Fee (MITC): A fee of $75/SCH for courses taught at a MITC.

*Tuition and fees are correct as of the date of print but are subject to change by action of the State Legislature or by the Board of Regents of The Texas State University System.