Tuitions & Fees

Tuition and Fees Schedule 2023-2024 Academic Year - Graduate Students

All tuition and fees are correct as of the date of print but are subject to change by action of the State Legislature or the Board of Regents of The Texas State University System. Nonresident tuition (out-of-state and international) is calculated each year by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Fall 2023

See below; subject to additional fees.1

Texas ResidentNonresident
Semester Hours Amount Semester Hours Amount
1 741.85 1 1,149.85
2 1,208.70 2 2,024.70
3 1,675.55 3 2,899.55
4 2,142.40 4 3,774.40
5 2,609.25 5 4,649.25
6 3,076.10 6 5,524.10
7 3,542.95 7 6,398.95
8 4,009.80 8 7,273.80
9 4,476.65 9 8,148.65
10 4,943.50 10 9,023.50
11 5,410.35 11 9,898.35
12 5,877.20 12 10,773.20
13 6,344.05 13 11,648.05
14 6,810.90 14 12,522.90
15 7,263.75 15 13,383.75
16 7,713.00 16 14,241.00
17 8,162.25 17 15,098.25
18 8,611.50 18 15,955.50
19 9,060.75 19 16,812.75
20 9,510.00 20 17,670.00
21 9,959.25 21 18,527.25
22 10,408.50 22 19,384.50
23 10,857.75 23 20,241.75
24 11,307.00 24 21,099.00

Spring 2024

See below; subject to additional fees.1

Texas ResidentNonresident
Semester Hours Amount Semester Hours Amount
1 741.85 1 1,149.85
2 1,208.70 2 2,024.70
3 1,675.55 3 2,899.55
4 2,142.40 4 3,774.40
5 2,609.25 5 4,649.25
6 3,076.10 6 5,524.10
7 3,542.95 7 6,398.95
8 4,009.80 8 7,273.80
9 4,476.65 9 8,148.65
10 4,943.50 10 9,023.50
11 5,410.35 11 9,898.35
12 5,877.20 12 10,773.20
13 6,344.05 13 11,648.05
14 6,810.90 14 12,522.90
15 7,263.75 15 13,383.75
16 7,713.00 16 14,241.00
17 8,162.25 17 15,098.25
18 8,611.50 18 15,955.50
19 9,060.75 19 16,812.75
20 9,510.00 20 17,670.00
21 9,959.25 21 18,527.25
22 10,408.50 22 19,384.50
23 10,857.75 23 20,241.75
24 11,307.00 24 21,099.00

Summer 2024

See below; subject to additional fees.1

Texas ResidentNonresident
Semester Hours Amount Semester Hours Amount
1 723.05 1 1,131.05
2 1,171.10 2 1,987.10
3 1,619.15 3 2,843.15
4 2,067.20 4 3,699.20
5 2,515.25 5 4,555.25
6 2,963.30 6 5,411.30
7 3,411.35 7 6,267.35
8 3,859.40 8 7,123.40
9 4,307.45 9 7,979.45
10 4,755.50 10 8,835.50
11 5,203.55 11 9,691.55
12 5,651.60 12 10,547.60
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Included in the amounts above are Tuition, Graduate Tuition, Designated Tuition, Graduate Designated Tuition Differential, Institutional Services Fee, Student Service Fee, Student Center Fee, Recreational Sports Fee, Medical Fee, and Intercollegiate Athletic Fee.

Course-related or program-related fees are examples of fees not included in the above estimates. Please review Explanation of Fees in this catalog.

Tuition and Fees Schedule 2024-2025 Academic Year - Graduate Students

All tuition and fees are correct as of the date of print but are subject to change by action of the State Legislature or the Board of Regents of The Texas State University System. Nonresident tuition (out-of-state and international) is calculated each year by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Fall 2024 - Spring 2025

See below; subject to additional fees.1

Texas ResidentNonresident
Semester Hours Amount Semester Hours Amount
1 741.85 1 1,149.85
2 1,208.70 2 2,024.70
3 1,675.55 3 2,899.55
4 2,142.40 4 3,774.40
5 2,609.25 5 4,649.25
6 3,076.10 6 5,524.10
7 3,542.95 7 6,398.95
8 4,009.80 8 7,273.80
9 4,476.65 9 8,148.65
10 4,943.50 10 9,023.50
11 5,410.35 11 9,898.35
12 5,877.20 12 10,773.20
13 6,344.05 13 11,648.05
14 6,810.90 14 12,522.90
15 7,263.75 15 13,383.75
16 7,713.00 16 14,241.00
17 8,162.25 17 15,098.25
18 8,611.50 18 15,955.50
19 9,060.75 19 16,812.75
20 9,510.00 20 17,670.00
21 9,959.25 21 18,527.25
22 10,408.50 22 19,384.50
23 10,857.75 23 20,241.75
24 11,307.00 24 21,099.00

Summer 2025

See below; subject to additional fees.1

Texas ResidentNonresident
Semester Hours Amount Semester Hours Amount
1 723.05 1 1,131.05
2 1,171.10 2 1,987.10
3 1,619.15 3 2,843.15
4 2,067.20 4 3,699.20
5 2,515.25 5 4,555.25
6 2,963.30 6 5,411.30
7 3,411.35 7 6,267.35
8 3,859.40 8 7,123.40
9 4,307.45 9 7,979.45
10 4,755.50 10 8,835.50
11 5,203.55 11 9,691.55
12 5,651.60 12 10,547.60
1

Included in the amounts above are Tuition, Graduate Tuition, Designated Tuition, Graduate Designated Tuition Differential, Institutional Services Fee, Student Service Fee, Student Center Fee, Recreational Sports Fee, Medical Fee, and Intercollegiate Athletic Fee.

Course-related or program-related fees are examples of fees not included in the above estimates. Please review Explanation of Fees in this catalog.

Tuition and Fees Schedule 2023-2024 Academic Year - Osteopathic Medical Students

Academic Year 2023-2024

Annual Program Fee:

Texas Resident:                 19,950.00

Non-Resident:                   21,950.00

Tuition Per Semester:

Texas Resident:                 3,275.00

Non-Resident:                   9,825.00

Fall 2023:

Texas Residents:

Program Fee:     9,975.00

Tuition:                 3,275.00

Non-Resident:

Program Fee:     10,975.00

Tuition:                  9,825.00

Academic Year 2024-2025

Annual Program Fee:

Texas Resident:                 19,950.00

Non-Resident:                   21,950.00

Tuition Per Semester:

Texas Resident:                 3,275.00

Non-Resident:                   9,825.00

Spring 2024:

Texas Residents:

Program Fee:     9,975.00

Tuition:                 3,275.00

Non-Resident:

Program Fee:     10,975.00

Tuition:                  9,825.00

Fall 2024:

Texas Residents:

Program Fee:     9,975.00

Tuition:                 3,275.00

Non-Resident:

Program Fee:     10,975.00

Tuition:                  9,825.00

Spring 2025:

Texas Residents:

Program Fee:     9,975.00

Tuition:                 3,275.00

Non-Resident:

Program Fee:     10,975.00

Tuition:                  9,825.00

Additional charges for books and health insurance may be assessed at the time of registration. 

All tuition and fees are correct as of the date of print but are subject to change by action of the State Legislature or the Board of Regents of The Texas State University System.

Explanation of Fees

Osteopathic Medical Student

Program Fee: Tuition and Fees (to be assessed as a program fee) at the annual rate of $55,000 for academic years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025.

The above information is not intended to be comprehensive and is subject to change. Program fees, tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by action of the State Legislature or by action of the Board of Regents of The Texas State University System. The above program fee, tuition, fees, and charge information should only be used as a guideline for estimating costs. For more information, review SHSU's Cost of Attendance. For clarification of any matter relating to payment or refund of program fees, tuition, fees, charges, and deposits, contact the office or administrative unit from which the charge or refund originated.

The following Explanation of Fees section does not pertain to Osteopathic Medical Students unless otherwise stated.

The following information is not intended to be comprehensive and is subject to change. Tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by action of the State Legislature or by action of the Board of Regents of The Texas State University System. The following tuition, fees, and charge information should only be used as a guideline for estimating costs. For clarification of any matter relating to payment or refund of tuition, fees, charges, and deposits, contact the office or administrative unit from which the charge or refund originated.

Statutory Tuition: Resident students pay $50 tuition per semester credit hour during academic year 2023-24 and $50 tuition per semester credit hour during academic year 2023-24. Nonresident students (out-of-state and international) pay $458 in tuition per semester credit hour during academic year 2024-25. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board calculates each year the nonresident tuition. Students enrolled in the same course for the third or more time will be charged a rate up to the non-resident tuition rate for the hours associated with the course even if the student normally qualifies for in-state tuition. Resident students who reach the “excessive hour limit” will be charged a set rate per hour (see Tuition for Excessive Undergraduate Hours within this chapter for further details).

Designated Tuition is charged at the rate of $194.00 per semester credit hour during academic year 2023-24 and 2024-25. In addition, graduate designated tuition differential will be charged at the rate of $26.25 per credit hour for academic years 2023-24 and 2024-25.

Graduate Tuition Increment: Graduate tuition is charged at the rate of $50.00 per semester credit hour for academic year 2023-24 and 2024-25.

Institutional Services Fee:  The institutional services fee is charged at a rate of $109 per semester credit hour for academic year 2023-24 and at a rate of $109 per semester credit hour for academic year 2024-25.  The fee funds critical support services and infrastructure which allow for continued support of existing services and operations and allows for expansion of programs and services.

Student Service Fee: The student service fee per semester credit hour is $17.60 for academic year 2023-24 and 2024-25 ($8.80 per summer semester) (not exceeding $250 per semester and $125 per summer session). The fee supports the Intramural Program, the Student Life Support Programs, and the Extramural Programs. The fee provides admission to athletic events at Sam Houston State under the auspices of the Department of Athletics.

Student Center Fee: The student center fee is required at the rate of $100 per semester ($100 per summer session) for academic year 2023-24 and academic year 2024-25 and is used to fund the Lowman Student Center programs and activities.

Recreational Sports Fee: Legislative action authorizes a recreational sports fee not to exceed $100 per semester for academic year 2023-24 and academic year 2024-25 It may be used to purchase equipment for and/or construct, operate, maintain recreational sports facilities and programs.

Medical Fee: A fee of $75 per semester is charged for academic year 2023-24 and academic year 2024-25. This fee covers services at the University Health Center.

Intercollegiate Athletic Fee: A fee of $20 per semester credit hour ($ 10 per summer semester credit hour) is charged for academic year 2023-24 and academic year 2024-25. This fee will be used to support Intercollegiate Athletic programs.

Other Fees

Audit Fee: A $50 fee per course that is audited. 

Distance Learning Fee: A fee of $101 per credit hour is charged in addition to tuition and mandatory fees when a course is designated as an electronically delivered (internet) distance learning course. 

Lab Fee: Lab fees are charged at the rate of $8 each course with a lab component.

College of Science & Engineering Technology Lab Fee (per lab):  charged at rate of $16 per lab

Music Fee: Music fees are charged for music courses that require individual instruction. (charged per course)

Semester credits Fee
1 semester credit hour: $30
2 semester credit hours: $60
3 semester credit hours: $75
4 semester credit hours: $75

International Study Fee: A fee of $75 per semester charged to international students for services provided through the Office of International Programs.

"Three Peat" Tuition: In order to provide for loss of state funding, students attempting a course for the third or more time will be charged a statutory tuition rate up to the non-resident rate. The rate is currently $168 per semester credit hour.

Payment Plan Enrollment Fee: (Pertains to all students enrolled in payment plan including Osteopathic Medical Students) A non-refundable fee of $30 is assessed to students who enroll or opt-in for enrollment into an installment payment plan.

Late Installment Payment Penalty: (Pertains to all students enrolled in a payment plan including Osteopathic Medical Students) A $25 late fee is charged for each installment payment received after the installment due date.

The Woodlands Center Fee (passed through the Board as the University Center Fee): A fee of $75 / SCH for courses taught at The Woodlands Center.

Program Fees:

Alternative Teaching Certification Program: This fee is charged a one-time program fee of 5,860.00, and a one-time administrative fee of 135.00 per academic year 2023-24 and a one-time program fee of 5,860.00, and one-time administrative fee of 135.00 for academic year 2024-25.

College of Business Administration:  This fee is charged at a rate of $8 per semester credit hour for all enrolled credit hour for academic year 2023-24 and at a rate of $8 per semester credit hour for academic year 2024-25.  This fee is charged to students who are majoring in programs within the College of Business Administration.

Engineering Technology Fee:  This fee is charged at a rate of $8 per semester credit hour for all enrolled credit hour for academic year 2023-24 and at a rate of $8 per semester credit hour for academic year 2024-25.  This fee is charged to students who are majoring in programs within the Department of Engineering Technology.

Master of Educational Leadership: This fee is charged at a rate of 413.25 per semester credit hour for academic year 2023-24 and at a rate of 413.25 per semester credit hour for academic year 2024-25.  This fee is charged to enrolled in the Master of Educational Leadership Program.

Master of Science in Athletic Training: This fee is charged at a rate of $300.00 per semester for academic year 2023-2024 and at a rate of $300.00 per semester for academic year 2024-25.  This fee is charged to students who are enrolled in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. 

Residence Classification for Tuition Purposes

The Texas Legislature and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board establish the rules and regulations for determining residence classification. These rules are subject to revision by the legislature and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Rules for Texas residency classification for University tuition are different from residency rules for voting, obtaining a Texas driver’s license, or tax purposes. The deadline to update a residency status is the census date (Academic Calendar Q-drop day) of each semester.

An individual's initial residency classification is determined based on information from his or her admission application. Texas law classifies each person who applies for admission to a Texas public college or university as:

  • A resident of Texas;
  • A nonresident; or
  • A foreign (international) student.

A nonresident student may qualify to pay in-state tuition by meeting the requirements of a tuition waiver. Current tuition waiver options include but are not limited to

  1. the student or his/her spouse or parent is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and their home of record is Texas;
  2. the student or his/her spouse or parent is employed at least half-time by an institution of higher education in Texas as a teacher or professor;
  3. the student or his/her spouse or parent has a teaching or research assistantship at any Texas institution of higher education on at least a half-time basis;
  4. the student holds a competitive scholarship awarded by Sam Houston State University of at least $1,000 for the academic year or summer; or
  5. the student or student’s family has been transferred to Texas by a company in keeping with the state’s Economic Development and Diversification Program.

By state law, the student has the responsibility of registering under the proper residence classification. For more information concerning the rules and regulations for determining Texas residence classification, visit residency or contact:

Residency Classification Officer
Sam Houston State University
Box 2418
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2418
(936) 294-1059