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Lamar University Tuition & Cost

Beaumont, Texas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Texas Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Lamar University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,462
Room and Board $9,064
Other Expenses Budget$4,888

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Lamar University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,462
Room and Board $9,064
Other Expenses Budget$4,888

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Lamar University for undergraduate students residing in Texas is $6,228. Room and board charges total $9,064 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,200 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $2,462 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,888 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Lamar University full time should expect a total annual cost of $23,842.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Lamar University is $16,020 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $9,064 for room and board, $1,200 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $2,462. Students are advised to budget $4,888 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $33,634. This figure is 41.1% higher than what Texas residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Lamar University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,116 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Lamar University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Lamar University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,996
$30,001 to $48,000$9,632
$48,001 to $75,000$13,580
$75,001 to $110,000$17,159

Financial Aid

72% of full-time undergrad Lamar University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $10,226 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 45% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $6,415 and 3% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,475.

Finanical Aid Lamar University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,226 72%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,599 22%
Pell Grants $5,141 51%
Other Federal Grants $1,551 33%
State and Local Grants $5,416 63%
Federal Student Loans $6,415 45%
Other Student Loans $11,475 3%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Lamar University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $48,064. The loan balance of $48,064 is a four year multiple of the $12,016 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $510 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $48,064
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $509.56
Total Interest Paid $13,083.01
Sum of All Loan Payments $61,147.01

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $23,842 $33,634
2 $24,317 $34,304
3 $24,801 $34,987
4 $25,295 $35,684

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Lamar University to be $95,368 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Lamar University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Texas Residents $259 $777 $1,036
Out of State Residents $667 $2,001 $2,668

Estimated cost for a class at Lamar University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Lamar University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Lamar University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=226091 IPEDS survey data for Lamar University.