Texas Southern University

Houston, 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.
$19,676
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$19,587
$30k - $48k
$24,089
$48k - $75k
$24,089
$75k - $110k
$22,909
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.
$8,638
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.
$21,623
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.
$9,664
Books and Supplies
$1,640
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@tsu.edu

Aid & Grants

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.
63%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,351
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.
63%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,068
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,257
Students receiving state aid
71%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,985
Students receiving federal aid
76%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,068

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.
73%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,303
Students receiving federal loans
73%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,174
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,545
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.
$14,252
Loan Default Rate
14%
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.
$312

What Students Are Saying

3.54 Average Rating
Yes, yes, and yes Texas Southern University gives opportunities for many scholarships and room for financial aid, but this is also great but I really need money to save for pharmacy school; therefore, what they offer is fine and dandy but not enough to see my way through pharmacy school. They need to grant pre-pharmacy students with more scholarship opportunities because the scholarships for pre-pharmacy students are scarce, if they can improve this I would be extremely grateful.
Brittany from Houston, TX
Texas Southern has its faults just like any school but I think it does have its bang for the buck. I think they do need more departmental scholarships for students who aren't incoming freshman. They do need to renovate their dorms, but besides that it is a good school. Texas Southern has that family feel to it so if looking or that then its the college for you.
Shelby from Cedar Hill, TX
Just be prepared
Itemobong from Houston, TX
I think its worth the money for in state students!
Latrisha from Houston, TX
The housing is so expensive for the quality. So I encourage future students to get as much scholarships as they can so they will not be in a financial struggle.
ANNIE from Houston, TX
once you are an official student, you will be in for a ride. it could be a good ride, it could be a bad ride. it depends on the person you are. i loved my experience so far.
daniel from houston, tx
Despite the increase in tuition recently, TSU is still very affordable compared to most schools. Plus there are plenty of scholarships available to help deserving students in need
Miguel
tsu is expensive. especially for out-of-state students like me
Makeda from Houston, TX
Professors, counselors and coordinators are excellent at the services they provide! Maintain an open prospective and you will succeed.
LaTera from Texas City, TX

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