Cost of Attendance


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How much does it cost to attend SHSU?

The Cashier’s Office provides an annual tuition & fees estimate.

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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.
  • Room and Meals
    • On Campus* – The cost of living and dining 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 room and meals.

*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)
  • Room and meal 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 2020 - 2021

 
Resident
Non-Resident
Tuition and Fees $10,756 $23,026
Room and Board $9,670 $9,670
Books and Supplies $1,380 $1,380
Transportation $2,004 $2,004
Misc./ Personal $1,792 $1,792
Loan Fees $70 $70
Total Budget $25,672 $37,942
Revised 09/09/20 - subject to change

 

Three-Quarter-Time Undergraduate Student Cost of Attendance*
Nine-month academic year 2020 - 2021

 
Resident
Non-Resident
Tuition and Fees $7,372 $15,552
Room and Board $9,670 $9,670
Books and Supplies $920 $920
Transportation $2,004 $2,004
Misc./ Personal $1,792 $1,792
Loan Fees $70 $70
Total Budget $21,828 $30,008
Revised 09/09/20 - subject to change

 

Half-Time Undergraduate Student Cost of Attendance*
Nine-month academic year 2020 - 2021

 
Resident
Non-Resident
Tuition and Fees $5,326  $11,052
Room and Board $9,670 $9,670
Books and Supplies $644 $644
Transportation $2,004 $2,004
Misc./ Personal $1,792 $1,792
Loan Fees $70 $70
Total Budget $19,506 $25,232
Revised 09/09/20 - 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 2020 - 2021

 
Resident
Non-Resident
Tuition and Fees
$9,208
$17,388
Room and Board
$9,670
$9,670
Books and Supplies
$920
$920
Transportation
$2,004
$2,004
Misc./Personal
$1,792
$1,792
Loan Fees
$120
$120
Total Budget
$23,714
$31,894
Revised 09/09/20 - subject to change

 

 

Part-time Graduate Student Cost of Attendance*
Nine-month academic year 2020 - 2021

 
Resident
Non-Resident
Tuition and Fees
$6,610
$12,336
Room and Board
$9,670
$9,670
Books and Supplies
$644
$644
Transportation
$2,004
$2,004
Misc./Personal
$1,792
$1,792
Loan Fees
$120
$120
Total Budget
$20,840
$26,566
Revised 09/09/20 - subject to change

 

 

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

Osteopathic Medical

  • Year 1 Cost of Attendance (2020-2021)
    Tuition & Fees (to be assessed as a program fee) $55,000
    Books and Supplies (Including Diagnostic Equipment) $4,500
    Room and Board $11,700
    Transportation $2,004
    Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses (Includes health insurance) $4,390
    Loan Fees $600
    TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE $78,194
  • Year 2 Cost of Attendance (2021-2022)
    Tuition & Fees (to be assessed as a program fee) $55,000
    Books and Supplies (Including Diagnostic Equipment) $1,100
    Room and Board $11,700
    Transportation (Includes travel to boards) $2,154
    Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses (Includes health insurance and National Boards) $5,050
    Loan Fees $600
    TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE $75,604
  • Year 3 Cost of Attendance (2022-2023)
    Tuition & Fees (to be assessed as a program fee) $55,000
    Books and Supplies (Including Diagnostic Equipment) $1,600
    Room and Board $11,700
    Transportation (Includes travel to boards) $4,704
    Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses (Includes health insurance) $6,545
    Loan Fees $600
    TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE $80,149
  • Year 4 Cost of Attendance (2023-2024)
    Tuition & Fees (to be assessed as a program fee) $55,000
    Books and Supplies (Including Diagnostic Equipment) $1,000
    Room and Board $11,700
    Transportation (Includes travel to boards) $9,004
    Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses (Includes health insurance) $5,590
    Loan Fees $600
    TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE $82,894

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