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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
$23,652
In State Costs for Sam Houston State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,856
Books and Supplies$1,380
Other Fees$2,880
Room and Board $9,670
Other Expenses Budget$3,866
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$33,468
Out of State Costs for Sam Houston State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$15,672
Books and Supplies$1,380
Other Fees$2,880
Room and Board $9,670
Other Expenses Budget$3,866

Residents of Texas pay an annual total price of $23,652 to attend Sam Houston State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,856 for tuition, $9,670 room and board, $1,380 for books and supplies and $2,880 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $33,468 which is 41.5% higher than Texas residents. The tuition charge is $15,672 while room and board is $9,670, books and supplies are $1,380 and other fees come in at $2,880.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Sam Houston State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$13,904
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
$110,000+$21,338

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

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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 $295 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $30,944
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $295.24
Total Interest Paid $4,484.79
Sum of All Loan Payments $35,428.79

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$94,608
Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $23,652 $33,468
2 $24,278 $34,353
3 $24,920 $35,262
4 $25,579 $36,195

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 $94,608 - 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 $653 $1,959 $2,612

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227881 IPEDS survey data for Sam Houston State University.