Tarleton State University
Stephenville, 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.
$17,576
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$14,634
$30k - $48k
$15,852
$48k - $75k
$18,431
$75k - $110k
$19,940
$110k+
$20,078
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.
$7,292
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.
$17,252
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.
$10,480
Books and Supplies
$966
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
52%
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.
40%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,220
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.
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,538
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,808
Students receiving state aid
44%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,856
Students receiving federal aid
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,538
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.
$1,817,425

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.
65%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,016
Students receiving federal loans
63%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$7,525
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,034
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.
$12,608
Loan Default Rate
7%
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.
$207

What Students Are Saying

3.71 Average Rating
As one of the least expensive state schools in Texas, you do get a wonderful education and have so many open opportunities on campus, whether its Greek Life, tailgating, campus movie nights, sporting events, and many many more, you will have an enjoyable yet educating experience at this school.
Laura from Dallas, TX
Tarleton's cheap tuition make it one of the best deals for education you'll be able to find. The environment, teachers, school spirit, and community feel makes it one of the best schools to go to and make the cost seem like a steal. I've made so many close friends within my first semester and learned so much in subjects I wasn't expecting to like and I've really enjoyed the whole experience.
Anna from Mesquite, TX
Although it isn't as cheap as a community college, I feel like the combination of the quality of the classes and the fun you have while being here makes the cost well worth it.
Ashley from Killeen, TX
Tarleton is affordable, and makes it feel like you still have some cash left over to have a life at the end of the day.
Brianna from Stephenville, TX
tarleton is one of the cheapest four-year universities in texas and they have great teachers.
Airika from Arlington, TX
Im my opinion, TSU's tuition is very reasonable for the experience you recieve, which is incredible. Not to mention there are a ton of scholarships that Tarleton offers to help you.
Megan from Aledo, TX
Tarleton is probably one of the cheapest Universities in Texas and as a member of the Texas A&M family they offer the same courses completely transferable for way less money. If your looking for a college that brings you everything that large university would bring you for way less and a lot smaller, Tarleton is for you!
Brianna from Temple, TX
To attend Tarleton is very, very cheap. You will most likely always have money left over, and the best thing is you are receiving an awesome education!
Jamilla from Cedar Hill, TX
Tarleton is one of the cheaper universities, but its worth a lot more I don't think you can get a family atmosphere at any other college besides Tarleton.
Cierra from Cross Roads , TX
Tarleton State University is one of the cheapest schools in Texas. Tuition with room and board and a meal plan is like 19-21K a year which is fantasticccc. But everything here at TSU doesn’t seem to be cheap. We have very nice dorms which are very comfy to live in. We own state of the art facilities including our Rec Center, our nursing buildings as well as our science building and some of our nicer dorms. TSU’s dining hall is always a choice to go eat. With full salad and pizza bar, and with many different types(healthy, American, Italian, sandwich bar, etc) of foods to eat it’s a pretty good deal considering the standard 15 meal swipes a week is plenty for a full time student(I think it’s around 1,700 a semester for this meal plan). Because of all these great features it’s a really awesome thing to have at such an affordable price, anyone who thinks about coming to Tarleton should, it’s like a second home... but better :)
Lance - Weatherford, TX

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