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Sam Houston State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,198 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,022 tuition
$8,324 on campus room & board
$1,108 books and supplies
$2,744 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$28,022 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,470 tuition
$8,324 on campus room & board
$1,108 books and supplies
$2,120 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$11,360 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
67% get federal aid ($4,383 avg)
54% get state aid ($4,088 avg)
23% get institn'l aid ($11,360 avg)
61% get loans ($6,446 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 74.0% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 13.7% 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 $7,692 71%
Federal Grant Aid $4,383 67%
Pell Grants $4,334 37%
Other Federal Grants $2,478 1%
Institution Grant Aid $11,360 23%
State Grant Aid $4,088 54%
Student Loans $6,446 61%
Federal Loans $6,194 61%
Other Loans $7,729 2%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: May 31
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Sam Houston State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1806 Ave J
Huntsville, TX 77340
(936) 294-1111
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $195
Out of State $549


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Rachael from Highland Village, TX
  • Jul-10-2015 I am a current student here

    SAVE YOUR BEARKAT BUCKS! I cannot stress this enough. freshman blow their bearkats bucks within the first couple of weeks and you will need them on Finals week let me tell you! Also don't spend all your money on fast food and pizza. its an easy way to go broke and limit eating fast food at odd hours after parties especially.

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  • 3
  • Student
  • Jan-03-2015 I am a current student here

    It's expensive and SHSU isn't gonna offer you all the loan options so do your homework before going in to talk to the bursars office.

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  • 5
  • Vanessa from Dallas, TX
  • Dec-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Sam Houston is definitely worth what you pay for it. It's an amazing place overall with great education and many opportunities.

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  • 5
  • Current SHSU student
  • Nov-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Sam Houston State University is a great school that is also very affordable. It has a close atmosphere much like a small university, but there is a much larger population.

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