The rates below apply to undergraduate students who are residents of Texas and elect the traditional payment plan (TPP). This plan is the default plan if no other election is made.

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 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 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 698.5 1023 1347.5
4 5 6
Stat. Tuition 200 250 300
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 1672 1996.5 2321
7 8 9
Stat. Tuition 350 400 450
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 2645.5 2970 3294.5
10 11 12
Stat. Tuition 500 550 600
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 3619 3943.5 4268
13 14 15
Stat. Tuition 650 700 750
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 4592.5 4917 5241.5
16 17 18
Stat. Tuition 800 850 900
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 5560 5868.5 6177
19 20 21
Stat. Tuition 950 1000 1050
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 6485.5 6794 7102.5
22 23
Stat. Tuition 1200 1250
Des. Tuition 4268 4462
Student Service 250 250
Tech. 748 782
Library 231 241.5
Intercoll. Athletic 440 460
Flat Fees 374 374
Total 7411 7719.5
1 2 3
Stat. Tuition 50 100 150
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 680.5 987 1293.5
4 5 6
Stat. Tuition 200 250 300
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 1600 1906.5 2213
7 8 9
Stat. Tuition 350 400 450
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 2519.5 2826 3132.5
10 11 12
Stat. Tuition 500 550 600
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 3439 3745.5 4052
13 14 15
Stat. Tuition 650 700 750
Des. Tuition 2716 2910 3104
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 4358.5 4665 4971.5
16 17 18
Stat. Tuition 800 850 900
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 5275 5573.5 5872
19 20 21
Stat. Tuition 950 1000 1050
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 6170.5 6469 6767.5
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 ‐ $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.

1 2 3
Tuition 244.0 488.0 732.0
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 616.1 957.2 1298.3
4 5 6
Tuition 976.0 1220.0 1464.0
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 1639.4 1980.5 2321.6
7 8 9
Tuition 1708.0 1952.0 2196.0
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 2662.7 3003.8 3344.9
10 11 12
Tuition 2440.0 2684.0 2928.0
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 3686.0 4027.1 4368.2
13 14 15
Tuition 3172.0 3416.0 3660.0
Inst. Services 773.5 833.0 892.5
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 4709.3 5050.4 5377.5
16 17 18
Tuition 3904.0 4148.0 4392.0
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 5701.0 6024.5 6348.0
19 20 21
Tuition 4636.0 4880.0 5124.0
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 6671.5 6995.0 7318.5
22 23
Tuition 5368.0 5612.0
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 7642.0 7965.5
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 ‐ $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)

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.