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Texas State Tuition & Cost

San Marcos, Texas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Texas Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Texas State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$760
Other Fees$2,529
Room and Board $10,930
Other Expenses Budget$3,450
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Texas State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$760
Other Fees$2,529
Room and Board $10,930
Other Expenses Budget$3,450

Residents of Texas pay an annual total price of $26,275 to attend Texas State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $8,606 for tuition, $10,930 room and board, $760 for books and supplies and $2,529 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $37,699 which is 43.5% higher than Texas residents. The tuition charge is $20,030 while room and board is $10,930, books and supplies are $760 and other fees come in at $2,529.

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

Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Texas State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,971
$30,001 to $48,000$11,354
$48,001 to $75,000$12,996
$75,001 to $110,000$19,593

The average reported annual net price for Texas State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,750 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

80% of full-time undergrad Texas 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 $9,796 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 55% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,053 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,992.

Finanical Aid Texas State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,796 80%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,123 31%
Pell Grants $4,922 41%
Other Federal Grants $1,060 2%
State and Local Grants $6,981 55%
Federal Student Loans $5,053 55%
Other Student Loans $11,992 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Texas State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $35,352. The loan balance of $35,352 is a four year multiple of the $8,838 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 $337 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 $35,352
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $337.30
Total Interest Paid $5,123.65
Sum of All Loan Payments $40,475.65

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $26,275 $37,699
2 $27,272 $39,129
3 $28,306 $40,613
4 $29,380 $42,154

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Texas State University to be $105,100 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.8% 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 State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Texas Residents $307 $921 $1,228
Out of State Residents $715 $2,145 $2,860

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Texas State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
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=228459 IPEDS survey data for Texas State University.