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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$13,916 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,880 tuition
$5,570 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$1,266 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$16,946 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,910 tuition
$5,570 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$1,266 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,006 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
61% get federal aid ($5,053 avg)
52% get state aid ($4,408 avg)
71% get institn'l aid ($5,006 avg)
44% get loans ($5,046 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.61% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.34% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $9,314 96%
Federal Grant Aid $5,053 61%
Pell Grants $4,663 61%
Other Federal Grants $669 36%
Institution Grant Aid $5,006 71%
State Grant Aid $4,408 52%
Student Loans $5,046 44%
Federal Loans $5,034 44%
Other Loans $6,750 0%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: July 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Southern Arkansas University Main Campus offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
100 E. University
Magnolia, AR 71753
(870) 235-4000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $196
Out of State $297


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • LLfrom California
  • May-01-2013 I am a current student here

    It really depends on the amount of hours you take each semester. My major requires many hours, and unfortunetly my major doesnt allow me to graduate in a normal 4 year time frame. No matter what you are going to have to pay for school (sad face).

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  • 5
  • Shelby from Emerson, AR
  • Apr-20-2013 I am a current student here

    SAU is notoriously cheap. It's one of the cheapest schools in Arkansas. You definitely get your money's worth, PLUS some. The best departments on campus are the Business College, Agriculture Department and the Science Department is quickly on the rise. Any of these choices would be great majors here at SAU. Most departments do a great job of educating their students. If you are wanting a degree in Studio art or Graphic design, SAU might not be the place for you right now. We have some amazing teachers in this department, there just simply aren't enough of them or enough resources for them to use to teach the students.

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  • 4
  • Alexandria from Prescott, AR
  • Apr-04-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I just didn't realize how great I felt on campus at SAU. It is a clean environment, great campus security and the professors really do care about your experience and education at SAU.

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  • 5
  • William from Hope, AR
  • Jan-02-2013 I am a current student here

    SAU is a very affordable school, most colleges would cost you thousands more that what SAU's tuition is

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  • 3
  • Rachel from Denton, TX
  • Dec-18-2012 I am a current student here

    It is a fairly inexpensive college, and is a good deal for athletes who get scholarships. The academics are hit or miss, but for the price it is a good school

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