Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) estimate can help you budget and plan for the financing of your education at Sam Houston State University. These costs are an average estimate for the academic school year (fall and spring semesters) and include the following expenses:

  • Tuition and Fees♣
  • Room and Board ♣On campus; ♦Off Campus
  • Books and Supplies♦
  • Travel♦
  • Personal and Miscellaneous Expense♦

               ♣Included in SHSU Account Balance

               ♦Not included in SHSU Account Balance


Detailed information regarding tuition and fees for SHSU students is available from the Bursar’s Office


Your actual costs may vary depending on the following factors:

  • Number of credit hours
  • Residency (Texas Resident or non-Texas resident)
  • Room and board choices
  • Degree plan
  • Personal expenses
  • Spending habits



Click below to view the average COA for Undergraduate or Graduate status: