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!

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.

1 2 3
Tuition 653.0 1306.0 1959.0
Inst. Services 59.5 119.0 178.5
Intercoll. Athletic 20.0 40.0 60.0
Student Service 17.6 35.2 52.8
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 1025.1 1775.2 2525.3
4 5 6
Tuition 2612.0 3265.0 3918.0
Inst. Services 238.0 297.5 357.0
Intercoll. Athletic 80.0 100.0 120.0
Student Service 70.4 88.0 105.6
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 3275.4 4025.5 4775.6
7 8 9
Tuition 4571.0 5224.0 5877.0
Inst. Services 416.5 476.0 535.5
Intercoll. Athletic 140.0 160.0 180.0
Student Service 123.2 140.8 158.4
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 5525.7 6275.8 7025.9
10 11 12
Tuition 6530.0 7183.0 7836.0
Inst. Services 595.0 654.5 714.0
Intercoll. Athletic 200.0 220.0 240.0
Student Service 176.0 193.6 211.2
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 7776.0 8526.1 9276.2
13 14 15
Tuition 8489.0 9142.0 9795.0
Inst. Services 773.5 833.0 892.5
Intercoll. Athletic 260.0 280.0 300.0
Student Service 228.8 246.4 250
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 10026.3 10776.4 11512.5
16 17 18
Tuition 10448.0 11101.0 11754.0
Inst. Services 952.0 1011.5 1071.0
Intercoll. Athletic 320.0 340.0 360.0
Student Service 250.0 250.0 250.0
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 12245.0 12977.5 13710.0
19 20 21
Tuition 12407.0 13060.0 13713.0
Inst. Services 1130.5 1190.0 1249.5
Intercoll. Athletic 380.0 400.0 420.0
Student Service 250.0 250.0 250.0
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 14442.5 15175.0 15907.5
22 23
Tuition 14366.0 15019.0
Inst. Services 1309.0 1368.5
Intercoll. Athletic 440.0 460.0
Student Service 250.0 250.0
Student Center 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0
Total 16640.0 17372.5
1 2 3
Tuition 653.0 1306.0 1959.0
Inst. Services 59.5 119.0 178.5
Intercoll. Athletic 10.0 20.0 30.0
Student Service 8.8 17.6 26.4
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 1006.3 1737.6 2468.9
4 5 6
Tuition 2612.0 3265.0 3918.0
Inst. Services 238.0 297.5 357.0
Intercoll. Athletic 40.0 50.0 60.0
Student Service 35.2 44.0 52.8
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 3200.2 3931.5 4662.8
7 8 9
Tuition 4571.0 5224.0 5877.0
Inst. Services 416.5 476.0 535.5
Intercoll. Athletic 70.0 80.0 90.0
Student Service 61.6 70.4 79.2
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 5394.1 6125.4 6856.7
10 11 12
Tuition 6530.0 7183.0 7836.0
Inst. Services 595.0 654.5 714.0
Intercoll. Athletic 100.0 120.0 130.0
Student Service 88.0 96.8 105.6
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 7588.0 8319.3 9050.6
13 14 15
Tuition 8489.0 9142.0 9795.0
Inst. Services 773.5 833.0 892.5
Intercoll. Athletic 130.0 140.0 150.0
Student Service 114.0 123.2 125.0
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 9781.9 10513.2 11237.5
16 17 18
Tuition 10488.0 11101.0 11754.0
Inst. Services 952.0 1011.5 1071.0
Intercoll. Athletic 160.0 170.0 180.0
Student Service 125.0 125.0 125.0
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 11960.0 12682.5 13405.0
19 20 21
Tuition 12407.0 13060.0 13713.0
Inst. Services 1130.5 1190.0 1249.5
Intercoll. Athletic 190.0 200.0 210.0
Student Service 125.0 125.0 125.0
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 14127.5 14850.0 15572.5
22 23
Tuition 14366.0 15019.0
Inst. Services 1309.0 1368.5
Intercoll. Athletic 220.0 230.0
Student Service 125.0 125.0
Student Center 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0
Total 16295.0 17017.5
Tuition ‐ $653 / semester credit hour

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

Institutional Services Fee ‐ $59.5 / 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), $8.8/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.

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.

1 2 3
Tuition 653.0 1306.0 1959.0
Inst. Services 68.8 137.6 206.4
Intercoll. Athletic 20.0 40.0 60.0
Student Service 17.6 35.2 52.8
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 1034.4 1793.8 2553.2
4 5 6
Tuition 2612.0 3265.0 3918.0
Inst. Services 275.2 344.0 412.8
Intercoll. Athletic 80.0 100.0 120.0
Student Service 70.4 88.0 105.6
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 3312.6 4072.0 4831.4
7 8 9
Tuition 4571.0 5224.0 5877.0
Inst. Services 481.6 550.4 619.2
Intercoll. Athletic 140.0 160.0 180.0
Student Service 123.2 140.8 158.4
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 5590.8 6350.2 7109.6
10 11 12
Tuition 6530.0 7183.0 7836.0
Inst. Services 688.0 756.8 825.6
Intercoll. Athletic 200.0 220.0 240.0
Student Service 176.0 193.6 211.2
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 7869.0 8628.4 9387.8
13 14 15
Tuition 8489.0 9142.0 9795.0
Inst. Services 894.4 963.2 1032.0
Intercoll. Athletic 260.0 280.0 300.0
Student Service 228.8 246.4 250.0
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 10147.2 10906.6 11652.0
16 17 18
Tuition 10488.0 11101.0 11754.0
Inst. Services 1100.8 1169.6 1238.4
Intercoll. Athletic 320.0 340.0 360.0
Student Service 250.0 250.0 250.0
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 12393.8 13135.6 13877.4
19 20 21
Tuition 12407.0 13060.0 13713.0
Inst. Services 1307.2 1376.0 1444.8
Intercoll. Athletic 380.0 400.0 420.0
Student Service 250.0 250.0 250.0
Student Center 100.0 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0 100.0
Total 14619.2 15361.0 16102.8
22 23
Tuition 14366.0 15019.0
Inst. Services 1513.6 1582.4
Intercoll. Athletic 440.0 460.0
Student Service 250.0 250.0
Student Center 100.0 100.0
Medical 75.0 75.0
Recr. Sports 100.0 100.0
Total 16844.6 17586.4
Tuition ‐ $244 / semester credit hour

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

Institutional Services Fee ‐ $68.8 / 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.

Additional Fees

  • Bearkat Bundle

    The Bearkat Bundle fee is an optional per credit hour fee for undergraduate students to acquire required course material. For more details, visit shsu.edu/bearkatbundle.

    Spring 2021 Rate: $23.75 / credit hour

    2021-2022 Rate: $23.75 / credit hour

  • 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.

    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.

    2020-2021 Rate: $101 / online credit hour

    2021-2022 Rate: $101 / online credit hour

  • Taking any lab courses?

    Lab fees are charged for each lab.

    2020-2021 Rate:

    $8 / general lab

    $16 / College of Science & Engineering Technology lab fee

    2021-2022 Rate:

    $8 / general lab

    $16 /r College of Science & Engineering Technology lab fee

  • Majoring with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?

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

    2020-2021 Rate: $855 / semester

    2021-2022 Rate: $855 / semester

  • Does your music class require individual instruction?

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

    2020-2021 Rates:

    1 semester credit hour: $30

    2 semester credit hours: $60

    3 semester credit hours: $75

    4 semester credit hours: $75

    2021-2022 Rates:

    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. For more information about this fee, contact the Registrar’s Office. This fee is called the “Three Peat” Tuition fee.

    2020-2021 Rate: $168 / semester

    2021-2022 Rate: $168 / semester

  • 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.

    2020-2021 Rate: $168 / semester

    2021-2022 Rate: $168 / semester

    Excessive Hours
  • Payment Plan Enrollment

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

    2020-2021 Rate: $30 / semester

    2021-2022 Rate: $30 / semester

  • Paid installment late?

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

    2020-2021 Rate: $25 / late payment

    2021-2022 Rate: $25 / late payment

  • Are you an international student?

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

    2020-2021 Rate: $75 / semester

    2021-2022 Rate: $75 / semester

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.