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TSU Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Texas Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Texas Southern University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,640
Other Fees$1,736
Room and Board $9,664
Other Expenses Budget$4,866
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Texas Southern University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,640
Other Fees$1,736
Room and Board $9,664
Other Expenses Budget$4,866

Residents of Texas pay an annual total price of $25,343 to attend Texas Southern University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,437 for tuition, $9,664 room and board, $1,640 for books and supplies and $1,736 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $38,003 which is 50% higher than Texas residents. The tuition charge is $20,097 while room and board is $9,664, books and supplies are $1,640 and other fees come in at $1,736.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Texas Southern University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$19,390
$30,001 to $48,000$24,201
$48,001 to $75,000$24,201
$75,001 to $110,000$24,201

The average reported annual net price for Texas Southern University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,540 in 2018/2019. 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

90% of full-time undergrad Texas Southern 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 $9,321 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 75% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $6,380 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $15,576.

Finanical Aid Texas Southern University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,321 90%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,325 31%
Pell Grants $5,137 80%
Other Federal Grants $574 18%
State and Local Grants $4,420 66%
Federal Student Loans $6,380 75%
Other Student Loans $15,576 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Texas Southern University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $36,744. The loan balance of $36,744 is a four year multiple of the $9,186 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 $351 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 $36,744
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $350.58
Total Interest Paid $5,325.39
Sum of All Loan Payments $42,069.39

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $25,343 $38,003
2 $25,963 $38,933
3 $26,599 $39,886
4 $27,250 $40,863

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Texas Southern University to be $101,372 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.4% 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 Texas Southern University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Texas Residents $100 $300 $400
Out of State Residents $472 $1,416 $1,888

Estimated cost for a class at Texas Southern 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 Texas Southern University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Texas Southern 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=229063 IPEDS survey data for Texas Southern University.