The rates below apply to undergraduate students who have not resided in Texas for the last consecutive 12 months. Welcome to the Lone Star State!

Flat Fees

These will be the same price for every undergraduate student and are charged every semester.

$66

Advisement The advisement fee is used to fund advising, mentoring, and academic support services for students.

$2

International Education The fee is used to assist students participating in international student exchange or study programs.

$75

Medical The fee covers services at the University Health Center.

$19

OneCard Service The fee will fund the existing university ID and disbursement program.

$12

Records This fee provides funding for positions, software maintenance, and other miscellaneous expenses incurred by the Office of the Registrar.

$100

Recreational Sports The fee is used to purchase equipment for and/or construct, operate, maintain recreational sports facilities and programs.

$100

Student Center The fee is used to fund the Lowman Student Center programs and activities.

Flat Fee Total $374

Credit Hour Breakdown

1 2 3
Stat. Tuition 465 930 1395
Des. Tuition 184 368 552
Student Service 16 32 48
Tech. 34 68 102
Library 10.5 21 31.5
Intercoll. Athletic 20 40 60
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 1103.5 1833 2562.5
4 5 6
Stat. Tuition 1860 2325 2790
Des. Tuition 736 920 1104
Student Service 64 80 96
Tech. 136 170 204
Library 42 52.5 63
Intercoll. Athletic 80 100 120
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 3292 4021.5 4751
7 8 9
Stat. Tuition 3255 3720 4185
Des. Tuition 1288 1472 1656
Student Service 112 128 144
Tech. 238 272 306
Library 73.5 84 94.5
Intercoll. Athletic 140 160 180
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 5480.5 6210 6939.5
10 11 12
Stat. Tuition 4650 5115 5580
Des. Tuition 1840 2024 2208
Student Service 160 176 192
Tech. 340 374 408
Library 105 115.5 126
Intercoll. Athletic 200 220 240
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 7669 8398.5 9128
13 14 15
Stat. Tuition 6045 6510 6975
Des. Tuition 2392 2576 2760
Student Service 208 224 240
Tech. 442 476 510
Library 136.5 147 157.5
Intercoll. Athletic 260 280 300
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 9857.5 10587 11316.5
16 17 18
Stat. Tuition 7440 7905 8370
Des. Tuition 2944 3128 3312
Student Service 250 250 250
Tech. 544 578 612
Library 168 178.5 189
Intercoll. Athletic 320 340 360
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 12040 12753.5 13467
19 20 21
Stat. Tuition 8835 9300 9765
Des. Tuition 3496 3680 3864
Student Service 250 250 250
Tech. 646 680 714
Library 199.5 210 220.5
Intercoll. Athletic 380 400 420
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 14180.5 14894 15607.5
22 23
Stat. Tuition 10230 10695
Des. Tuition 4048 4232
Student Service 250 250
Tech. 748 782
Library 231 241.5
Intercoll. Athletic 440 460
Flat Fees 374 374
Total 16321 17034.5
1 2 3
Stat. Tuition 465 930 1395
Des. Tuition 184 368 552
Student Service 8 16 24
Tech. 34 68 102
Library 10.5 21 31.5
Intercoll. Athletic 10 20 30
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 1085.5 1797 2508.5
4 5 6
Stat. Tuition 1860 2325 2790
Des. Tuition 736 920 1104
Student Service 32 40 48
Tech. 136 170 204
Library 42 52.5 63
Intercoll. Athletic 40 50 60
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 3220 3931.5 4643
7 8 9
Stat. Tuition 3255 3720 4185
Des. Tuition 1288 1472 1656
Student Service 56 64 72
Tech. 238 272 306
Library 73.5 84 94.5
Intercoll. Athletic 70 80 90
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 5354.5 6066 6777.5
10 11 12
Stat. Tuition 4650 5115 5580
Des. Tuition 1840 2024 2208
Student Service 80 88 96
Tech. 340 374 408
Library 105 115.5 126
Intercoll. Athletic 100 110 120
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 7489 8200.5 8912
13 14 15
Stat. Tuition 6045 6510 6975
Des. Tuition 2392 2576 2760
Student Service 104 112 120
Tech. 442 476 510
Library 136.5 147 157.5
Intercoll. Athletic 130 140 150
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 9857.5 10587 11316.5
16 17 18
Stat. Tuition 7440 7905 8370
Des. Tuition 2944 3128 3312
Student Service 125 125 125
Tech. 544 578 612
Library 168 178.5 189
Intercoll. Athletic 160 170 180
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 11755 12458.5 13162
19 20
Stat. Tuition 8835 9300
Des. Tuition 3496 3680
Student Service 125 125
Tech. 646 680
Library 199.5 210
Intercoll. Athletic 190 200
Flat Fees 374 374
Total 13865.5 14569
Statutory Tuition ‐ $465 / semester credit hour

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.

Designated Tuition ‐ $184 / semester credit hour

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.

Student Service Fee ‐ $16/SCH (Fall & Spring), $8/SCH (Summer)

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. This fee has a fall and spring maximum of $250 and summer maximum of $125.

Technology ‐ $34 / semester credit hour

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.

Library ‐ $10.50 / semester credit hour

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.

Intercollegiate Athletic Fee ‐ $20/SCH (Fall & Spring), $10/SCH (Summer)

The fee supports intercollegiate athletic programs.

Flat Fees

These will be the same price for every undergraduate student and are charged every semester.

$66

Advisement The advisement fee is used to fund advising, mentoring, and academic support services for students.

$2

International Education The fee is used to assist students participating in international student exchange or study programs.

$75

Medical The fee covers services at the University Health Center.

$19

OneCard Service The fee will fund the existing university ID and disbursement program.

$12

Records This fee provides funding for positions, software maintenance, and other miscellaneous expenses incurred by the Office of the Registrar.

$100

Recreational Sports The fee is used to purchase equipment for and/or construct, operate, maintain recreational sports facilities and programs.

$100

Student Center The fee is used to fund the Lowman Student Center programs and activities.

Flat Fee Total $374

Credit Hour Breakdown

1 2 3
Stat. Tuition 472 944 1416
Des. Tuition 194 388 582
Student Service 16 32 48
Tech. 34 68 102
Library 10.5 21 31.5
Intercoll. Athletic 20 40 60
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 1120.5 1867 2613.5
4 5 6
Stat. Tuition 1888 2360 2832
Des. Tuition 776 970 1164
Student Service 64 80 96
Tech. 136 170 204
Library 42 52.5 63
Intercoll. Athletic 80 100 120
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 3360 4106.5 4853
7 8 9
Stat. Tuition 3304 3776 4248
Des. Tuition 1358 1552 1746
Student Service 112 128 144
Tech. 238 272 306
Library 73.5 84 94.5
Intercoll. Athletic 140 160 180
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 5599.5 6346 7092.5
10 11 12
Stat. Tuition 4720 5192 5664
Des. Tuition 1940 2134 2328
Student Service 160 176 192
Tech. 340 374 408
Library 105 115.5 126
Intercoll. Athletic 200 220 240
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 7839 8585.5 9332
13 14 15
Stat. Tuition 6136 6608 7080
Des. Tuition 2522 2716 2910
Student Service 208 224 240
Tech. 442 476 510
Library 136.5 147 157.5
Intercoll. Athletic 260 280 300
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 10078.5 10825 11571.5
16 17 18
Stat. Tuition 7552 8024 8496
Des. Tuition 3104 3298 3492
Student Service 250 250 250
Tech. 544 578 612
Library 168 178.5 189
Intercoll. Athletic 320 340 360
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 12312 13042.5 13773
19 20 21
Stat. Tuition 8968 9440 9912
Des. Tuition 3686 3880 4074
Student Service 250 250 250
Tech. 646 680 714
Library 199.5 210 220.5
Intercoll. Athletic 380 400 420
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 14503.5 15234 15964.5
22 23
Stat. Tuition 10284 10856
Des. Tuition 4268 4462
Student Service 250 250
Tech. 748 782
Library 231 241.5
Intercoll. Athletic 440 460
Flat Fees 374 374
Total 16695 17425.5
1 2 3
Stat. Tuition 472 944 1416
Des. Tuition 194 388 582
Student Service 8 16 24
Tech. 34 68 102
Library 10.5 21 31.5
Intercoll. Athletic 10 20 30
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 1102.5 1831 2559.5
4 5 6
Stat. Tuition 1888 2360 2832
Des. Tuition 776 970 1164
Student Service 32 40 48
Tech. 136 170 204
Library 42 52.5 63
Intercoll. Athletic 40 50 60
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 3288 4016.5 4745
7 8 9
Stat. Tuition 3304 3776 4248
Des. Tuition 1358 1552 1746
Student Service 56 64 72
Tech. 238 272 306
Library 73.5 84 94.5
Intercoll. Athletic 70 80 90
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 5473.5 6202 6930.5
10 11 12
Stat. Tuition 4720 5192 5664
Des. Tuition 1940 2134 2328
Student Service 80 88 96
Tech. 340 374 408
Library 105 115.5 126
Intercoll. Athletic 100 110 120
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 7659 8387.5 9116
13 14 15
Stat. Tuition 6136 6608 7080
Des. Tuition 2522 2716 2910
Student Service 104 112 120
Tech. 442 476 510
Library 136.5 147 157.5
Intercoll. Athletic 130 140 150
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 9844.5 10573 11301.5
16 17 18
Stat. Tuition 7552 8024 8496
Des. Tuition 3104 3298 3492
Student Service 125 125 125
Tech. 544 578 612
Library 168 178.5 189
Intercoll. Athletic 160 170 180
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 12027 12747.5 13468
19 20 21
Stat. Tuition 8968 9440 9912
Des. Tuition 3686 3880 4074
Student Service 125 125 125
Tech. 646 680 714
Library 199.5 210 220.5
Intercoll. Athletic 190 200 210
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 14188.5 14909 15629.5
Statutory Tuition ‐ $472 / semester credit hour

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.

Designated Tuition ‐ $194 / semester credit hour

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.

Student Service Fee ‐ $16/SCH (Fall & Spring), $8/SCH (Summer)

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. This fee has a fall and spring maximum of $250 and summer maximum of $125.

Technology ‐ $34 / semester credit hour

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.

Library ‐ $10.50 / semester credit hour

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.

Intercollegiate Athletic Fee ‐ $20/SCH (Fall & Spring), $10/SCH (Summer)

The fee supports intercollegiate athletic programs.

'19 – '20 Additional Fees

  • Taking any online classes?

    The Distance Learning 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.

  • Majoring in the College of Science and Engineering Technology Program?

    The COSET fee will be applied every fall and spring semester of $50. 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.

  • Majoring with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program 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.

  • Does your music class require individual instruction?

    Music fees are charged for music courses that require individual instruction. These rates are charger per course.

    1 semester credit hour: $30

    2 semester credit hours: $60

    3 semester credit hours: $75

    4 semester credit hours: $75

  • Taking the same course for the third or more time?

    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. This fee is called the “Three Peat” Tuition fee.

  • Have excessive hours per your degree plan?

    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

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

  • Paid installment late?

    A $25 late fee is charged for each installment payment received after the installment due date.

Residence Classification for Tuition Purposes

The Texas Legislature and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board establish the rules and regulations for determining residence classification. Texas residency for tuition purposes is generally obtained by establishing domicile and proving residency in Texas for 12 consecutive months immediately prior to enrollment at the university or by being a dependent of a Texas resident (an individual who is claimed as a dependent for federal income tax purposes by the individual’s parent or legal guardian by the census day, usually the 12th class day, of the semester in which the student is registering and for the most recent tax year).

  • the student or his/her spouse or parent is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and their home of record is Texas;
  • the student or his/her spouse or parent is employed at least half-time by an institution of higher education in Texas as a teacher or professor;
  • the student or his/her spouse or parent has a teaching or research assistantship at any Texas institution of higher education on at least a half-time basis;
  • the student holds a competitive scholarship awarded by Sam Houston State University of at least $1,000 for the academic year or summer; or
  • the student or student’s family has been transferred to Texas by a company in keeping with the state’s Economic Development and Diversification Program.

By state law, the student has the responsibility of registering under the proper residence classification. For more information concerning the rules and regulations for determining Texas residence classification, please contact the Residence Classification Officer at 936.294.1059.