- How do I get a copy of my bill?
Statements can be viewed through your Student Account Center. Statements are released periodically through the semester and will not reflect changes until a new statement is loaded.
The Student Account Center can be accessed by
- Logining to MySam
- Clicking the My Account tab
- Under Cashier's office, click View My Statements
- How can I check my balance?
- How do I make payment online?
- What forms of payment can be used in-office?
- What forms of payment are accepted online?
You can pay online with an electronic check (e-check) or credit card.
An electronic check is a digital version of a traditional paper check. With an eCheck, money is electronically withdrawn from your checking account, transferred over the ACH network, and deposited the university. You will need your banking account information (Routing and Account Number) to make the payment. There is no processing fee for electronic checks.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, China Union, JCB, and American Express. All credit card charges include an additional 2.85% convenience fee.
- When will my balance for the semester be due?
You must pay your first payment plan installment or in full before the first-class day.
- When will my semester charges apply to my account?
Balances are loaded 2-3 weeks before a semester begins.
- When will my financial aid apply to my account?
Financial Aid begins to load to accounts 10 days before a semester begins.
- Are payment plans available and how do I enroll in one?
Payment plans available for current due tuition, housing, dining, and parking permits during the Fall and Spring semesters only. You can enroll once fees have been applied to your account.
Payment plans are not available
- During summer semesters
- For past due balances
You can enroll in a payment plan through your Student Account Center. Payment plans cost $30.
- How can my parent/guardian/payee access my account?
You can grant users such as parent(s) access to your Student Account Center. Once you enter the authorized user’s email, they will receive an email to set up a username and password. Authorized Users may view and make payment to a student account through the Student Account Center if they are added as an Authorized User by the student.
To add an Authorized User,
- Login to your Student Account Center
- Click Authorized User under My Profile
- Enter their email
- Where do I submit my tuition waivers?
Students can submit tuition assistance waivers (Texas Tomorrow, Adoption, Blind/Deaf, etc.) to email@example.com one week before the start of the semester.
Be sure to include
- Your Name
- Your Sam ID
- Enrolled Term
- Your Waiver Type
- When can I expect to receive my tuition refund for dropping a class?
If a student is receiving a refund, the account will reflect a negative balance. It takes about 2-3 business days for the refund to be processed. After the refund is processed, the account balance will turn to $0. Once this happens, the student can expect the refund either the same day or in 1-2 business days depending on the student’s chosen refund preference.
- How will I receive my refund?
Refunds are disbursed via your refund preference selected when activating your Bearkat OneCard. For any further questions about your refund preference, you can contact the Bearkat OneCard office at 936-294-2273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How much does it cost to attend SHSU?
Check out our Cost Calculator. The tuition calculator estimates cost per semester. Input the amount of credit hours you plan to take for a given semester (an average class is 3 credit hours) and it will provide you with a close estimate for the semester.
- Are there fees that are eligible to be waived if I am an online student?
There are only three fees that are eligible to be waived for students who qualify for the Distance Learning Waiver. The Distance Learning Waiver waives the Lowman Student Center Fee ($100), Recreational Fee ($100), and Medical Fee ($75).
To qualify for this waiver, the student must be enrolled in all online classes (no remote options) AND the mailing address on file for the student must be outside a 60-mile radius from the university.
- What is the Tuition Set-Aside email about?
The Tuition Set-Aside for Financial Assistance notification is sent to all students, as required by state law, who are enrolled for courses at Sam Houston State University for the current semester. This is to advise students that a portion of the designated tuition that they paid may be allocated to financial assistance programs. This does not mean that if you are currently receiving financial aid that you will be receiving additional awards/disbursement or that you will be refunded a portion of your semester charges.
- Where can I find out more information about online courses and programs of study?
SHSU Online offers unique programs that differ from the traditional campus experience. For more information please visit: SHSU Online | Education Everywhere, for Everyone
Campus based online courses follow a traditional semester schedule and include an additional charge of $101 per credit hour.