Hardin-Simmons University

Abilene, TX, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$29,845
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$26,447
$30k - $48k
$29,286
$48k - $75k
$30,981
$75k - $110k
$32,012
$110k+
$31,609
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$28,990
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$28,990
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,080
Books and Supplies
$800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@hsutx.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$15,646
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,750
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$12,543
Students receiving state aid
50%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,072
Students receiving federal aid
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,750
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$10,197
$30k - $48k
$7,358
$48k - $75k
$5,663
$75k - $110k
$4,632
$110k+
$5,035
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$8,048,291
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$24,109,998

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
75%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,399
Students receiving federal loans
56%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,282
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,692
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,944
Loan Default Rate
6%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276

What Students Are Saying

4.04 Average Rating
I definitely feel like I have gotten what I paid for. I have worked hard to be able to attend this school, and through all of this, there has never been one moment where I regretted coming here.
Hannah from Dayton, TX
Tuition may be a bit high, but the education you receive is totally worth the money you pay. The university offers many scholarships, so paying for college is not so difficult to do. I have a university scholarship which covers almost all of my tuition and other costs such as my meal plan and my housing costs.
Michael from Cedar Hill, TX
Compared to other Baptist universities in Texas, Hardin-Simmons is one of the more affordable choices. Of course as a student, I would have greatly appreciated lower tuition rates, but for the education, class size and professionalism of the profs, definitely worth it!
Isabel from Grand Prairie, TX
Hardin Simmons is expensive however the educational and academic value is great. All the professors are nice warm and welcoming and more importantly they know what they are talking about.
Kyle from Abilene, TX
While Hardin Simmons is expensive, and my family struggles to make each payment, we continue to push forward in this investment because my education is quality and my time is not wasted at HSU. I love this school, no matter how much it costs me.
Beth from Abilene, TX
This college is a private school, so its a little expensive if you compare it to a community college. However, if you have good grades or a good record of volunteerism or sports, you are able to get a scholarship and other monies which will cover the bulk of your education. I have received most of my tuition and other expenses in full.
Tess from Mission, TX
I love HSU, I just wish I wasn't paying so much for it.
Hayley from Flower Mound, TX
I could not ask for a better school for this price! The campus is absolutely gorgeous and the education you receive is priceless.
Holly from Desoto, TX

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