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St. Mary's University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$46,260 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,860 tuition
$10,560 on campus room & board
$1,100 books and supplies
$740 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$46,260 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$33,860 tuition
$10,560 on campus room & board
$1,100 books and supplies
$740 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$16,276 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
48% get federal aid ($5,886 avg)
58% get state aid ($4,206 avg)
95% get institn'l aid ($16,276 avg)
66% get loans ($6,772 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 12.6% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 12.6% 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 $21,605 96%
Federal Grant Aid $5,886 48%
Pell Grants $4,576 48%
Other Federal Grants $3,305 19%
Institution Grant Aid $16,276 95%
State Grant Aid $4,206 58%
Student Loans $6,772 66%
Federal Loans $5,810 66%
Other Loans $9,937 7%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 31
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does St. Mary's University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228
(210) 436-3011


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Alma from Mesa, AZ
  • Dec-23-2015 I am a current student here

    I was offered a pretty great deal going in, which is the main reason why I decided to attend this school. Because it's a small school, it is easier for a student to take advantage of the different opportunities being offered.

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  • 4
  • Marina from San Antonio, TX
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Overall I'm glad I attended this university. I can't see myself going anywhere else. I am currently a English-communication arts major and am so far enjoying (most) of the courses I have been taking. There are so many ways to get involved on campus. I personally think the school is a little small, and the class sizes are small as well, but I guess that's more of a pro than a con. My first two semesters were more than difficult, but now I am on the right track and doing better than ever. The tuition is pricy, but our school holds the infamous Baby Bake and Oyster Bake every year, i.e., a huge party our campus holds for Fiesta. It's worth it.

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  • 5
  • Natalie from San Antonio, TX
  • Sep-21-2013 I am a current student here

    I can honestly say that St. Mary's is worth every dollar! The price tag may seem big, but the University does an amazing job with financial aid. I'm an above average middle-class student and St. Mary's is taking care of 75% of my cost of attendance. Besides that, St. Mary's has everything you could ever need and it is all covered by tuition. They have a free gym with racquetball, basketball, dance studio and more, a fully equipped work out room, free tutoring, free laundry room, free projector, computer, camera, movie rentals, free sporting events, and if you decide to travel then that is covered by your tuition as well.

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  • Andrea from San Antonio, TX
  • Aug-16-2013 I am a current student here

    Kinda sorta. They raise tuition every year and attach all these unnecessary fees to your tuition so you end up paying more. If you're still on insurance with your parents and it can cover visits to the student health clinic, waive the insurance. It's $514 you'll save your parents. Waive anything you can, and it might be a good idea to close out your bookstore account and use that money to rent them on Chegg. But getting a degree from there is actually pretty prestigious.

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