Cost of Attendance

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What is Cost of Attendance?

Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated cost to attend Sam Houston State University. COA includes estimated tuition and fees and basic living expenses for an academic year (Fall/Spring and/or Summer term). These costs are an average estimate and include the following expenses:

  • Tuition and Fees*
    • The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical student is based on 30 credit hours per year (15 hours in fall and 15 hours in spring). The actual cost may vary depending on a student’s degree or certificate program.
  • Food and Housing
    • On Campus* – The cost of food and housing on campus. These costs vary and are available through Residence Life.
    • Off Campus^ – A reasonable cost estimate for living off campus in Huntsville, TX while attending school. Actual costs may vary because of student housing choices and circumstances.
  • Books and Supplies^
    • A student’s average cost for books and supplies over an entire academic year (Fall/Spring and/or Summer terms).
  • Travel^
    • Includes transportation costs to and from home, class and work.
  • Personal and Miscellaneous Expenses^
    • Items not included in food and housing.

*Included in SHSU Account Balance
^Not included in SHSU Account Balance

A students costs may vary depending on the following:

  • Number of credit hours
  • Residency (Texas Resident or non-Texas resident)
  • Food and housing choices
  • Degree plan
  • Personal expenses
  • Spending habits
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Average Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate

Full-Time Undergraduate Student Cost of Attendance*
Nine-month academic year 2024 - 2025

 
Resident
Non-Resident
Tuition and Fees $11,370 $23,610
Food and Housing $11,720 $11,720
Books and Supplies $1,380 $1,380
Transportation $2,004 $2,004
Misc./ Personal $1,792 $1,792
Loan Fees $70 $70
Total Budget $28,336 $40,576
Revised 03/15/23 - subject to change

 

Three-Quarter-Time Undergraduate Student Cost of Attendance*
Nine-month academic year 2024 - 2025

 
Resident
Non-Resident
Tuition and Fees $7,782 $15,942
Food and Housing $11,720 $11,720
Books and Supplies $920 $920
Transportation $2,004 $2,004
Misc./ Personal $1,792 $1,792
Loan Fees $70 $70
Total Budget $24,288 $32,448
Revised 03/15/23 - subject to change

 

Half-Time Undergraduate Student Cost of Attendance*
Nine-month academic year 2024 - 2025

 
Resident
Non-Resident
Tuition and Fees $5,612 $11,324
Food and Housing $11,720 $11,720
Books and Supplies $644 $644
Transportation $2,004 $2,004
Misc./ Personal $1,792 $1,792
Loan Fees $70 $70
Total Budget $21,842 $27,554
Revised 03/15/23 - subject to change

 

* Sample COA - Please see your Banner Self-Service for your specific amounts.

Graduate

Full-time Graduate Student Cost of Attendance*
Nine-month academic year 2024 - 2025

 
Resident
Non-Resident
Tuition and Fees
$9,888
$18,048
Food and Housing
$11,720
$11,720
Books and Supplies
$920
$920
Transportation
$2,004
$2,004
Misc./Personal
$1,792
$1,792
Loan Fees
$120
$120
Total Budget
$26,444
$34,604
Revised 03/15/23 - subject to change

 

 

Part-time Graduate Student Cost of Attendance*
Nine-month academic year 2024 - 2025

 
Resident
Non-Resident
Tuition and Fees
$7,085
$12,798
Food and Housing
$11,720
$11,720
Books and Supplies
$644
$644
Transportation
$2,004
$2,004
Misc./Personal
$1,792
$1,792
Loan Fees
$120
$120
Total Budget
$23,366
$29,078
Revised 03/15/23 - subject to change

 

 

* Sample COA - Please see your Banner Self-Service for your specific amounts.

Osteopathic Medical

  • Year 1 Cost of Attendance
      Resident Non-Resident
    Program Fee $26,500 $41,600
    Books and Supplies (Including Diagnostic Equipment) $4,500 $4,500
    Food and Housing $16,080 $16,080
    Transportation $2,990 $2,990
    Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses (Includes health insurance) $9,190 $9,190
    Loan Fees $1,080 $1,720
    TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE $60,340 $76,080
  • Year 2 Cost of Attendance
      Resident Non-Resident
    Program Fee $26,500 $41,600
    Books and Supplies (Including Diagnostic Equipment) $600 $600
    Food and Housing $16,080 $16,080
    Transportation (Includes travel to boards) $2,990 $2,990
    Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses (Includes health insurance and National Boards) $9,190 $9,190
    Loan Fees $912 $1,552
    COMLEX/USMLE $715 $715
    TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE $56,987 $72,727
  • Year 3 Cost of Attendance
      Resident Non-Resident
    Program Fee $26,500 $41,600
    Books and Supplies (Including Diagnostic Equipment) $600 $600
    Food and Housing $18,740 $18,740
    Transportation (Includes travel to boards) $6,750 $6,750
    Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses (Includes health insurance) $9,190 $9,190
    Loan Fees $1,212 $1,856
    COMLEX/USMLE $1,975 $1,975
    TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE $64,967 $80,711
  • Year 4 Cost of Attendance
      Resident Non-Resident
    Program Fee $26,500 $41,600
    Books and Supplies (Including Diagnostic Equipment) $600 $600
    Food and Housing $17,180 $17,180
    Transportation (Includes travel to boards) $9,780 $9,780
    Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses (Includes health insurance) $9,190 $9,190
    Loan Fees $1,250 $1,900
    TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE $64,500 $80,250

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