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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$14,329 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,696 tuition
$7,633 on campus room & board
$1,174 books
$1,826 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$22,753 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$12,120 tuition
$7,633 on campus room & board
$1,174 books
$1,826 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,702 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
80% of students receive aid
27% get federal aid ($3,943 avg)
20% get state aid ($4,301 avg)
25% get institn'l aid ($3,702 avg)
60% get loans ($5,008 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.02% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.53% 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 $4,837 58%
Federal Grant Aid $3,943 27%
Pell Grants $4,075 25%
Other Federal Grants $1,340 3%
Institution Grant Aid $3,702 25%
State Grant Aid $4,301 20%
Student Loans $5,008 60%
Federal Loans $5,096 56%
Other Loans $3,325 4%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: October 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Tarleton State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Tuition Guaranteed Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1333 W. Washington
Stephenville, TX 76401-0000
(254) 968-9000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $154
Out of State $505


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Jessica from Stephenville, TX
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Tarleton is very affordable for your parents to send you. If you use student loans to pay for college here you will be able to pay them off in your life time.

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  • 5
  • Chanda from Saltillo, TX
  • Feb-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Tarleton is very moderately priced considering it is a University. on average I pay 16 thousand a year which inst bad compared to the minimum 20 thousand you would pay anywhere else.

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  • 3
  • Jasmine from Lewisville, TX
  • Jan-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Tarleton is located in Stephenville, which is a great city for students who want focus on their studies with minimal distractions.

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  • 5
  • Austin from San Antonio, TX
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Tarleton has the cheapest university tuition in Texas. You are not missing out when you come here, with the excellent education and friendly environment, there is no way you would want to leave. Say hello to the best 4 years of your life.

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  • 5
  • Brigid from Austin, TX
  • Oct-03-2013 I am a current student here

    For being such a cheap school comparatively, Tarleton is DEFINITELY worth the money spent on it. It is a ton of fun, with good academics and a lot of connections to jobs, internships, and staff (and peers!) willing to help.

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