The rates below apply to undergraduate students who are residents of Texas and elect the guaranteed payment plan (GPP). The Guaranteed Price Plan (GPP) offers eligible students a fixed tuition and fee rate for four full years. There will be no tuition or mandatory fee rate increases for the duration of the plan. Each incoming first-time freshman class pays its unique guaranteed rate tuition for four years. Once the Guaranteed Price Plan expires student will pay the Traditional Price Plan in effect at that time.

Eligibility. Students who graduate from a Texas high school are first-time freshmen, regardless of the number of college or advanced placement credits earned. Also, students who transfer from any other post-secondary institution beginning Fall 2015. Students must be a Texas Resident.

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 50 100 150
Des. Tuition 206.08 412.16 618.24
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 710.58 1047.16 1383.74
4 5 6
Stat. Tuition 200 250 300
Des. Tuition 824.32 1030.4 1236.48
Student Service 64 80 96
Tech. 136 170 204
Library 42 52.5 63
Intercoll. Athletic 79 80 100
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 1720.32 2056.9 2393.48
7 8 9
Stat. Tuition 350 400 450
Des. Tuition 1442.52 1648.64 1854.72
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 2730.06 3066.64 3403.22
10 11 12
Stat. Tuition 500 550 600
Des. Tuition 2060.8 2266.88 2472.96
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 3739.8 4076.38 4412.96
13 14 15
Stat. Tuition 650 700 750
Des. Tuition 2679.04 2885.12 3091.2
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 4749.54 5086.12 5422.7
16 17 18
Stat. Tuition 800 850 900
Des. Tuition 3297.28 3503.36 3709.44
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 5753.28 6073.86 6394.44
19 20 21
Stat. Tuition 950 1000 1050
Des. Tuition 3915.52 4121.6 4327.68
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 6715.02 7035.6 7356.18
22 23
Stat. Tuition 1200 1250
Des. Tuition 4533.76 4739.84
Student Service 250 250
Tech. 748 782
Library 231 241.5
Intercoll. Athletic 440 460
Flat Fees 374 374
Total 7676.76 7997.34
1 2 3
Stat. Tuition 50 100 150
Des. Tuition 206.08 412.16 618.24
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 692.58 1011.16 1383.74
4 5 6
Stat. Tuition 200 250 300
Des. Tuition 824.32 1030.4 1236.48
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 1648.32 1966.9 2285.48
7 8 9
Stat. Tuition 350 400 450
Des. Tuition 1442.52 1648.64 1854.72
Student Service 112 128 144
Tech. 238 272 306
Library 73.5 84 94.5
Intercoll. Athletic 70 80 90
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 2604.06 2922.64 3241.22
10 11 12
Stat. Tuition 500 550 600
Des. Tuition 2060.8 2266.88 2472.96
Student Service 160 176 192
Tech. 340 374 408
Library 105 115.5 126
Intercoll. Athletic 100 110 120
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 3559.8 3878.38 4196.96
13 14 15
Stat. Tuition 650 700 750
Des. Tuition 2679.04 2885.12 3091.2
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 4515.54 4834.12 5152.7
16 17 18
Stat. Tuition 800 850 900
Des. Tuition 3297.28 3503.36 3709.44
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 5468.28 5778.86 6089.44
19 20 21
Stat. Tuition 950 1000 1050
Des. Tuition 3915.52 4121.6 4327.68
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 6400.02 6710.6 7021.18
22 23
Stat. Tuition 1200 1250
Des. Tuition 4533.76 4739.84
Student Service 125 125
Tech. 748 782
Library 231 241.5
Intercoll. Athletic 220 230
Flat Fees 374 374
Total 7331.76 7642.34
Statutory Tuition ‐ $50 / 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 ‐ $206.08 / 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 ‐ $10.5 / 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 50 100 150
Des. Tuition 217.28 434.56 651.84
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 721.78 1069.56 1417.34
4 5 6
Stat. Tuition 200 250 300
Des. Tuition 869.12 1086.4 1303.68
Student Service 64 80 96
Tech. 136 170 204
Library 42 52.5 63
Intercoll. Athletic 79 80 100
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 1765.12 2112.9 2460.68
7 8 9
Stat. Tuition 350 400 450
Des. Tuition 1520.96 1738.24 1955.52
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 2808.46 3156.24 3504.02
10 11 12
Stat. Tuition 500 550 600
Des. Tuition 2172.8 2390.08 2607.36
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 3851.8 4199.58 4547.36
13 14 15
Stat. Tuition 650 700 750
Des. Tuition 2824.64 3041.92 3259.2
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 4895.14 5242.92 5590.7
16 17 18
Stat. Tuition 800 850 900
Des. Tuition 3476.48 3693.76 3911.04
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 5932.48 6264.26 6596.04
19 20 21
Stat. Tuition 950 1000 1050
Des. Tuition 4128.32 4345.6 4562.88
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 6927.82 7259.6 7591.38
22 23
Stat. Tuition 1200 1250
Des. Tuition 4780.16 4994.44
Student Service 250 250
Tech. 748 782
Library 231 241.5
Intercoll. Athletic 440 460
Flat Fees 374 374
Total 7923.16 8254.94
1 2 3
Stat. Tuition 50 100 150
Des. Tuition 217.28 434.56 651.84
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 703.78 1033.56 1363.34
4 5 6
Stat. Tuition 200 250 300
Des. Tuition 869.12 1086.4 1303.68
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 1693.12 2022.9 2352.68
7 8 9
Stat. Tuition 350 400 450
Des. Tuition 1520.96 1738.24 1955.52
Student Service 112 128 144
Tech. 238 272 306
Library 73.5 84 94.5
Intercoll. Athletic 70 80 90
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 2682.46 3012.24 3342.02
10 11 12
Stat. Tuition 500 550 600
Des. Tuition 2172.8 2390.08 2607.36
Student Service 160 176 192
Tech. 340 374 408
Library 105 115.5 126
Intercoll. Athletic 100 110 120
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 3671.8 4001.58 4331.36
13 14 15
Stat. Tuition 650 700 750
Des. Tuition 2824.64 3041.92 3259.2
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 4661.14 4990.92 5320.7
16 17 18
Stat. Tuition 800 850 900
Des. Tuition 3476.48 3693.76 3911.04
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 5647.48 5969.26 6291.04
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19 20 21
Stat. Tuition 950 1000 1050
Des. Tuition 4128.32 4345.6 4562.88
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 6612.82 6934.6 7256.38
22 23
Stat. Tuition 1200 1250
Des. Tuition 4780.16 4994.44
Student Service 125 125
Tech. 748 782
Library 231 241.5
Intercoll. Athletic 220 230
Flat Fees 374 374
Total 7578.16 7899.94
Statutory Tuition ‐ $50 / 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 ‐ $217.28 / 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. 2019 ‐ $206.08, 2018 ‐ $199.36, 2017 ‐ $185.24

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 ‐ $10.5 / 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.

Guaranteed Plan - FAQs

  • How does it work?

    Eligible students who enroll in the Guaranteed Price Plan will pay a guaranteed tuition and mandatory fee rate, which will remain in effect for the first four years after the student is enrolled (12 consecutive semesters from the point of enrollment). Certain programs might have additional costs and non-mandatory fees could increase.

    Ex: Lab Fees, Music Fees, University Center fees, Distance Learning Fees, 3-Peat Tuition, 45 Hour Fee, parking fees and any other course fees are not covered under the Guaranteed Price Plan.
  • Why does it expire in four years?

    Most SHSU bachelor degree programs take four years to complete if a student takes an average of 15 hours a semester. Additionally, this time period is set by both Texas Statute and Texas State University System rule.

  • How long do I have to enroll in the Guaranteed Price Plan?

    Students have until the day before the 1st class day of their incoming semester to register for the Guaranteed Price Plan. Students who register for classes on or after the 1st class day will have until the 6th class day to enroll. Class days are University Class Days: not days the student attends class. After the enrollment deadlines have passed, students will not be able to enroll in the Guaranteed Price Plan or change price plans.

  • Can I un-enroll?

    Students have until the day before the 1st class day of their first semester to un-enroll from the Guaranteed Price Plan. A student who registers for classes on or after the first class day has until the 6th day to un-enroll. After a student elects to be on the Guaranteed Price Plan and the deadline to un-enroll has passed, the student will remain on the Guaranteed Price Plan for the next four years (12 consecutive semesters) and will not be able to un-enroll.

  • How do I select the Guaranteed Price Plan?

    If you are qualified to select a Guaranteed Price Plan, you may make your selection through MySam. Go to http://mysam.shsu.edu, select Campus Resources tab, then Banner Self Service > Student > Guaranteed Price Plan.