Stephen F Austin State University

Nacogdoches, 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.
$15,473
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$7,752
$30k - $48k
$9,543
$48k - $75k
$13,711
$75k - $110k
$17,914
$110k+
$19,549
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.
$9,538
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.
$21,988
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.
$8,868
Books and Supplies
$1,202
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@sfasu.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
61%
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.
72%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,864
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.
72%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,980
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,269
Students receiving state aid
33%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,995
Students receiving federal aid
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,980
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.
$35,896,274
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$13,430,072

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.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,380
Students receiving federal loans
60%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,928
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,527
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.
$25,000
Loan Default Rate
9%
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.
$258

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
If you work for the grades, you can easily get scholarships and find ways to pay for your education. It is just a matter of effort to achieve what you want in life. SFA is cheap to begin with, but it can get somewhat expensive depending on what you are pursuing. And if you need help and need a plan on how to pay for your education, never hesitate to go to the financial office and ask for it. They will always be more than happy to sit down with you and help you plan for ways to pay.
Jazmin from Tyler, TX
There are several dining services on campus, a movie theatre, a recreational center with a pool and much, much more.
Sarah
SFA is a state ran school and 75% of the tuition is payed for by the state. Which means you get a quality education for a fraction of the price.
Michael from Katy, TX
It's not a bad tuition rate. Sure it's a bit costly, but relatively speaking, for a good university, it's a decent price. The food could be a bit better for the price we pay, but the chocolate chip cookies they concoct make up for it. Plus, they offer a nice share of scholarships. :)
Sara from Lakehills, TX
This is a great school. You get your moneys worth with everything from the classes to the meal plan.
Natasha from Pasadena, TX
As everyone knows tuition all over the state of Texas is rising and SFA is not excluded. I would say since SFA is a smaller university you do get quite the bang for your buck though. The education is still good quality and the class sizes are manageable and more comfortable too.
Amy from Carthage, TX
Considering that I pay around 14k at SFA for tuition, which includes a meal plan (which keeps me well-covered) and for the cheapest dorm possible, I'd say I get bang for my buck. Though I will not stay in my particular dorm any longer once possible, again, it's not as if I was miserable. It was definitely liveable, but I've been to the other dorms and they're just plain nicer. Considering that the gym and library AND tutoring is considered in tuition, it's a pretty sweet deal. The AARC (tutoring center) is open Sun-Fri until about 1am, and you can be a walk-in, or, if you sign up early enough, you can get a private tutor. And it's all free, like the gym, as previously stated.
The meal plans all cost the same, but you can get different variations. There's one, the 7/14plan, that gives you two meals a day along with $125 Dining Dollars a semester, which is basically a debit card for places like the on-campus Starbucks, Chick-Fa-Le or etc. I've never gone to the cafeteria more than two times a day, so I recommend this one, especially since they have an awesome place, the Einstein Bagel Bros. in the library where I love to waste my dining dollars before class. If you're a cafeteria person, you can get the 7/20 plan that gives you three meals a day at the cafeteria and $50 dining dollars for one semester.
Jennifer from Hitchcock, TX
SFA has great dorms that are livable, it's not what everyone imagines it to be disgraceful. Other dorms are more nicer than others, but once your settled in your dorm, it feels like home. The eating on campus is pretty good. You won't get tired of cafeteria food because there are other options like Chick f lae, Panda Express, Pizza Hut, and Einstein Bros. If your options are not any categorized, grocery stores are across the campus and many other fast food restaurants you can pick from. Everything's pretty convenient and affordable. SFA creates many great ways to afford your living, food, tuition, and other things. I thought college was expensive, but once you get settled, it was not as stressing as anyone thinks.
Tammy from The Colony, TX
The dorms are pretty nice and affordable. There a many restaurants like Cain's, Chick-Fil-A, McDonalds, Chili's etc. Also, there are restaurants in the Student Center. You also get advantage to all sports games free of cost.
Douglas from Dallas, TX

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