The rates below apply to graduate students who are not residents of Texas. Welcome to the Lone Star State!

Disclaimer. Tuition rates may be revised by the Legislature at any time. All tuition and fees are correct as of 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. Out-of-state tuition is calculated each year by the Coordinating Board.

Flat Fees

These will be the same price for every graduate 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
Tuition 472 944 1416
Des. Tuition 220.25 440.5 660.75
Grad. Tuition 50 100 150
Student Service 16 32 48
Tech. 34 68 102
Library 13.5 27 40.5
Intercoll. Athletic 20 40 60
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 1199.75 2025.5 2851.25
4 5 6
Tuition 1888 2360 2832
Des. Tuition 881 1101.25 1321.5
Grad. Tuition 200 250 300
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 3677 4502.75 5328.5
7 8 9
Tuition 3304 3776 4248
Des. Tuition 1541.75 1762 1982.25
Grad. Tuition 350 400 450
Student Service 112 128 144
Tech. 238 272 306
Library 94.5 108 121.5
Intercoll. Athletic 140 160 180
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 6154.25 6980 7805.75
10 11 12
Tuition 4720 5192 5664
Des. Tuition 2202.5 2422.75/td> 2643
Grad. Tuition 500 550 600
Student Service 160 176 192
Tech. 340 374 408
Library 135 148.5 162
Intercoll. Athletic 200 220 240
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 8631.5 9457.25 10283
13 14 15
Tuition 6136 6608 7080
Des. Tuition 2863.25 3083.5 3303.75
Grad. Tuition 650 700 750
Student Service 208 224 240
Tech. 442 476 510
Library 175.5 189 202.5
Intercoll. Athletic 260 280 300
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 11108.75 11934.5 12760.25
16 17 18
Tuition 7552 8024 8496
Des. Tuition 3524 3744.25 3964.5
Graduate. Tuition 800 850 900
Student Service 250 250 250
Tech. 544 578 612
Library 216 229.5 243
Intercoll. Athletic 320 340 360
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 13580 14389.75 15199.5
19 20 21
Tuition 8968 9440 9912
Des. Tuition 4184.75 4405 4625.25
Grad. Tuition 950 1000 1050
Student Service 250 250 250
Tech. 646 680 714
Library 256.5 270 283.5
Intercoll. Athletic 380 400 420
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 16009.25 16819 17628.75
22 23
Tuition 10284 10856
Des. Tuition 4845.5 5065.75
Grad. Tuition 1200 1250
Student Service 250 250
Tech. 748 782
Library 297 310.5
Intercoll. Athletic 440 460
Flat Fees 374 374
Total 18438.5 19248.25
1 2 3
Tuition 472 944 1416
Des. Tuition 220.25 440.5 660.75
Grad. Tuition 50 100 150
Student Service 8 16 24
Tech. 34 68 102
Library 13.5 27 40.5
Intercoll. Athletic 10 20 30
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 1181.75 1989.5 2797.25
4 5 6
Tuition 1888 2360 2832
Des. Tuition 881 1101.25 1321.5
Grad. Tuition 200 250 300
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 3605 4412.75 5220.5
7 8 9
Tuition 3304 3776 4248
Des. Tuition 1541.75 1762 1982.25
Grad. Tuition 350 400 450
Student Service 56 64 72
Tech. 238 272 306
Library 94.5 108 121.5
Intercoll. Athletic 70 80 90
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 6028.25 6836 7643.75
10 11 12
Tuition 4720 5192 5664
Des. Tuition 2202.5 2422.75/td> 2643
Grad. Tuition 500 550 600
Student Service 80 88 96
Tech. 340 374 408
Library 135 148.5 162
Intercoll. Athletic 100 110 120
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 8451.5 9259.25 10067
13 14 15
Tuition 6136 6608 7080
Des. Tuition 2863.25 3083.5 3303.75
Grad. Tuition 650 700 750
Student Service 104 112 120
Tech. 442 476 510
Library 175.5 189 202.5
Intercoll. Athletic 130 140 150
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total 10874.75 11682.5 12490.25
16 17 18
Tuition 7552 8024 8496
Des. Tuition 3524 3744.25 3964.5
Grad. Tuition 800 850 900
Student Service 125 125 125
Tech. 544 578 612
Library 216 229.5 243
Intercoll. Athletic 160 170 180
Flat Fees 374 374 374
Total $13,295 14094.75 14894.5
19 20
Tuition 8968 9440
Des. Tuition 4184.75 4405
Tuition 950 1000
Student Service 125 125
Tech. 646 680
Library 256.5 270
Intercoll. Athletic 190 200
Flat Fees 374 374
Total 15694.25 16494
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 ‐ $220.25 / 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.

Graduate Tuition ‐ $50 / semester credit hour

Board authorized and is used to provide support for graduate programs.

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 ‐ $13.50 / 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.

1 2 3
Tuition 729.25 1458.50 2187.75
Inst. Services 75.00 150.00 225.00
Intercoll. Athletic 20.00 40.00 60.00
Student Service 17.60 35.20 52.80
Medical Center 75.00 75.00 75.00
Student Center 100.00 100.00 100.00
Recr. Sports 100.00 100.00 100.00
Total 1116.85 1958.70 2800.55
4 5 6
Tuition 2917.00 3646.25 4375.50
Inst. Services 300.00 375.00 450.00
Intercoll. Athletic 80.00 100.00 120.00
Student Service 70.40 88.00 105.60
Medical Center 75.00 75.00 75.00
Student Center 100.00 100.00 100.00
Recr. Sports 100.00 100.00 100.00
Total 3642.40 4484.25 5326.10
7 8 9
Tuition 5104.75 5834.00 6563.25
Inst. Services 525.00 600.00 675.00
Intercoll. Athletic 140.00 160.00 180.00
Student Service 123.20 140.80 158.40
Medical Center 75.00 75.00 75.00
Student Center 100.00 100.00 100.00
Recr. Sports 100.00 100.00 100.00
Total 6167.95 7009.80 7851.65
10 11 12
Tuition 7292.50 8021.75 8751.00
Inst. Services 750.00 825.00 900.00
Intercoll. Athletic 200.00 220.00 240.00
Student Service 176.00 193.60 211.20
Medical Center 75.00 75.00 75.00
Student Center 100.00 100.00 100.00
Recr. Sports 100.00 100.00 100.00
Total 8693.50 9535.35 10377.20
13 14 15
Tuition 9480.25 10209.50 10938.75
Inst. Services 975.00 1050.00 1125.00
Intercoll. Athletic 260.00 280.00 300.00
Student Service 228.80 246.40 250.00
Medical Center 75.00 75.00 75.00
Student Center 100.00 100.00 100.00
Recr. Sports 100.00 100.00 100.00
Total 11219.05 12060.90 12888.75
16 17 18
Tuition 11668.00 12397.25 13126.50
Inst. Services 1200.00 1275.00 1350.00
Intercoll. Athletic 320.00 340.00 360.00
Student Service 250.00 250.00 250.00
Medical Center 75.00 75.00 75.00
Student Center 100.00 100.00 100.00
Recr. Sports 100.00 100.00 100.00
Total 13713.00 14537.25 15361.50
19 20 21
Tuition 13855.75 14585.00 15314.25
Inst. Services 1425.00 1500.00 1575.00
Intercoll. Athletic 380.00 400.00 420.00
Student Service 250.00 250.00 250.00
Medical Center 75.00 75.00 75.00
Student Center 100.00 100.00 100.00
Recr. Sports 100.00 100.00 100.00
Total 16185.75 17010.00 17834.25
22 23
Tuition 16043.50 16772.75
Inst. Services 1650.00 1725.00
Intercoll. Athletic 440.00 460.00
Student Service 250.00 250.00
Medical Center 75.00 75.00
Student Center 100.00 100.00
Recr. Sports 100.00 100.00
Total 18658.50 19482.75
Tuition ‐ $729.25 / semester credit hour

The rate combines statutory, designated, and tuition rates, which is used for faculty and staff salaries, new academic programs, strategic initiatives, and capital improvements.

Institutional Services Fee ‐ $75 / semester credit hour

The fee funds critical support services and infrastructure which allow for continued support of existing services and operations and allows for expansion of programs and services.

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

The fee supports intercollegiate athletic programs.

Student Service Fee ‐ $17.6/SCH (Fall & Spring)

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.

Student Center Fee ‐ $100 / semester

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

Medical Fee ‐ $75 / semester

The fee supports the Student Health Center.

Recreational Sports Fee ‐ $100 / semester

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

'20 – '21 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.

  • Taking any lab courses?

    Lab fees are charged at the rate of $8 for each lab. College of Science & Engineering Technology lab fee rate is $16 for each lab.

  • Majoring with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program fee is charged at the rate of $855.00 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.

    Excessive Hours
  • 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.