Texas State University
San Marcos, 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.
$15,545
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,029
$30k - $48k
$11,867
$48k - $75k
$15,161
$75k - $110k
$19,617
$110k+
$20,762
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.
$10,280
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.
$21,900
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.
$9,660
Books and Supplies
$780
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
65%
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.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,129
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.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,539
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,945
Students receiving state aid
51%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,921
Students receiving federal aid
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,539
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.
$141,569
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$12,742,404

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.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,883
Students receiving federal loans
60%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,267
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,962
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.
$14,000
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.
$221

What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
Texas State is not very expensive for all the amenities it provides somebody. It is worth every penny and you will definitely want to return after your first semester.
Brittney from Flower Mound, TX
Compared to other schools its not a bad price but all college tuitions are a little hefty.
Kirsten from Seguin, TX
Texas State is one of the cheapest state schools in Texas. All of my classes have been worthwhile and I don't regret taking any of them. The textbooks are expensive, but buy the used books instead.

I have spent a lot of money on food from the grocery store and eating out at restaurants on the weekends. Just keep a tab of your spending and you should be okay.
Laura from Garland, TX
Cost is average for Texas Universities.
Kristen from Lubbock, TX
If you take advantage of what is offered to you as a student you really do get bang for your buck because the school does what it can to keep some costs low.
Karla from San Marcos, TX
When you first show up to campus you expect to see nothing but parties going on but those rumors are wrong and i am glad. Your tuition covers a lot of extra activities to help you succeed in the college life.
Kyle from Port Lavaca, TX
They are generous with financial aid, so it makes it more enjoyable when I know that they are helping me obtain my education.
Samantha from Sugar Land, TX
I believe the education I am getting for the money I am paying is great. I enjoy all my classes and the resources are amazing. The library is open 24 hours during finals week, and it is perfect for a quiet place to study. There are also many computer labs and tutoring centers around the campus.
Amber from Conroe, TX
WAY cheaper than University of Texas and Texas A&M!
Staci from Spring, TX
Reasonably priced for the education you're receiving. It's the college experience and lifestyle you're getting, along with obtaining a diploma. We have a really nice REC center which you should take full advantage of. The SLAC program is a free source which can be extremely helpful to you, and I highly recommend it. The English department has people willing to help you revise and edit your papers. We have a nice football stadium which is just happens to be expanding, just like our school is.
Jerika from Cedar Park, TX