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SHSU Tuition & Cost

Huntsville, Texas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Texas Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Sam Houston State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,380
Other Fees$3,104
Room and Board $10,406
Other Expenses Budget$3,866

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Sam Houston State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,380
Other Fees$3,104
Room and Board $10,406
Other Expenses Budget$3,866

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Sam Houston State University for undergraduate students residing in Texas is $5,856. Room and board charges total $10,406 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,380 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $3,104 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,866 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Sam Houston State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $24,612.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Sam Houston State University is $15,648 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $10,406 for room and board, $1,380 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $3,104. Students are advised to budget $3,866 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $34,404. This figure is 39.8% 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 Sam Houston State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,904 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 Sam Houston State 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 Sam Houston State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,210
$30,001 to $48,000$12,289
$48,001 to $75,000$14,927
$75,001 to $110,000$19,747

Financial Aid

84% of full-time undergrad Sam Houston State 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 $8,843 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 58% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,647 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $14,288.

Finanical Aid Sam Houston State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,843 84%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,473 11%
Pell Grants $5,085 45%
Other Federal Grants $1,285 22%
State and Local Grants $5,558 63%
Federal Student Loans $5,647 58%
Other Student Loans $14,288 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Sam Houston State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $30,944. The loan balance of $30,944 is a four year multiple of the $7,736 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 $328 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 $30,944
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $328.06
Total Interest Paid $8,422.95
Sum of All Loan Payments $39,366.95

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $24,612 $34,404
2 $25,263 $35,314
3 $25,931 $36,248
4 $26,617 $37,207

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Sam Houston State University to be $98,448 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.6% 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 Sam Houston State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Texas Residents $244 $732 $976
Out of State Residents $652 $1,956 $2,608

Estimated cost for a class at Sam Houston State 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 Sam Houston State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Sam Houston State 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=227881 IPEDS survey data for Sam Houston State University.