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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
$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
$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
  • 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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