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Tuition and Fee Definitions

For Summer 2021, Texas State will maintain the changes made for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 fee structure.  The Summer 2021 fee structure is as follows: 

  • If a student is enrolled in at least one face-to-face class, the $50 per credit hour electronic course fee will not be charged.  The student will still be responsible for paying all other fees charged when registered for a face-to-face class, which includes the on-campus fees.  The on-campus fees allow the University to continue to operate in order to serve our students.
  • If a student is enrolled exclusively in online courses, four on-campus fees (Bus Fee of $95, Student Center Fee of $100, Rec Sports Fee of $94, and Medical Service Fee of $50) will be waived.  The normal electronic course fee of $50 per semester credit hour (SCH) will be charged.  However, if the student is taking eight or more semester credit hours, the amount billed will be calculated to ensure that students who are fully online pay about the same as students who are taking face-to-face classes.

Please continue to monitor the Texas State Roadmap to Return for updated information and helpful resources.

Where Your Tuition and Fees Go - Summer 2021

A resident undergraduate student taking 15 credit hours pays a total of $5,772.20 in tuition and fees. This table shows the amount and use of the total of tuition and each fee.





Amount for 15 SCH*


Statutory Tuition:  The rate is set by the legislature for resident and nonresident students.

Statutory Resident - $50 per semester credit hour (SCH) or Non Resident - $459/SCH - Displayed on bill as $50 base and $409 differential.



Designated Tuition: Faculty & staff salary positions, new academic programs, other strategic initiatives, and financial aid.

Designated - Traditional $247.34/SCH or Guaranteed Price Plan $277.02/SCH



Designated Differential Tuition (effective Fall 2020): Billed to students enrolled in undergraduate courses offered by listed colleges to support educational enhancements and program costs. 

McCoy College of Business - $10/SCH     

College of Science and Engineering - $10/SCH



Graduate Increment: Board authorized and is used to provide support for graduate programs.

Graduate Increment - $50/SCH


Mandatory Fees




Amount for 15 SCH*

Athletics Fee

Athletics scholarships, operations, and facilities improvements.


$ 330.00

Bus Fee (**)

Operate shuttle buses.

$95 per semester

$   95.00

Computer Service Fee

Classroom technology, academic computer labs, and campus connectivity.


$ 240.00

Environmental Service Fee

Pays for environmental projects and initiatives.

$1 per semester

$    1.00

ID Services Fee

Supports the operation of the Bobcat Card and the Texas State University One Card System which provides access, identification and debit card functionality.

 $5 per semester

$     5.00

International Education Fee

Scholarships for students studying abroad.

 $3 per semester

$     3.00

Library Fee

Extended hours, library acquisitions, and library improvements.


$ 191.10

Medical Services Fee (**)

Basic operations of Student Health Center

$50 per semester

$   50.00

Recreational Sports Fee (**)

Operate and maintain Rec Sports and Campus Rec operations

$94 per semester

$   94.00

Student Center Fee (**)

Operate and maintain Student Center

$100 per semester

 $   100.00

Student Publication Fee

Pays for administrative publications. Does not pay for University Star.

$8 per semester

$     8.00

Student Service Fee

Activities that involve or directly benefit students that are separate and apart from regularly scheduled academic functions. Includes student government, student cultural activities, artist & lecture series, University Star, KTSW, and student programming (such as Career Services and Counseling Center)

$10/SCH up to maximum of $90

$   90.00

Student Success Fee

Undergraduate advising and career exploration.

$105 per semester

$   105.00



Total Tuition & Fees


Note: Does not include lab fees, off campus fees, or electronic course fees.

(**) If a student is enrolled in solely off campus courses and/or internet courses, these fees will be waived.  On campus fees (Bus and Student Center fees) are waived for students enrolled exclusively in RRHEC courses.

Other Fees

Electronic Course Fee: An electronic course fee of $50 per hour will be charged for courses taught via the internet or hybrid instructional method. More information about the Electronic Course Fee can be found here.

Off Campus Fee:  All students enrolled in classes held at off campus locations are required to pay $30 per hour that will help defray the cost of services provided at these locations.     

  • On campus fees (Bus, Medical Services,  Rec Sports and Student Center fees) are waived for students enrolled exclusively in off campus or internet courses.
  • On campus fees (Bus and Student Center fees) are waived for students enrolled exclusively in RRHEC courses.

Course Repeat Fee: In order to compensate for this loss of state funding, students attempting a course for the third or more time will be charged a course repeat fee of $409 per semester credit hour for each repeated course.

Excessive Hours Tuition: Texas Education Code ยง54.014 specifies that resident undergraduate students may be subject to a higher tuition rate for attempting excessive hours at any public institution of higher education while classified as a resident student for tuition purposes.

McCoy Graduate Program Fee:  A fee of $150 per credit hour enrolled will be charged to students admitted to the McCoy College of Business Administration graduate degree programs.

Late Payment Fee:  A late payment fee of $65 is charged the first business day after the final payment due date of the semester.

Late Registration Fee: A late registration fee of $25 is charged during the late registration period prior to the first day of classes. A $100 fee for registration following the initial due date up until the seventh class day and $200 after the seventh day of class.

*Late Registration fees cannot be waived.

Orientation Fee:  All new freshman are required to pay $115 and transfer students $60 in their first semester to cover the cost of providing mandatory orientation sessions.     

Payment Plan Enrollment Fee:  A non-refundable fee of $30 is assessed to enroll in a payment plan (for handling & other processing). 

Returned Item Fee:  A fee of $30 is assessed for processing each returned check.         
International Students Operations Fee: International students with an immigration status of "F1" or J1" will be charged an international student operations fee in the amount of $60.00 for the maintenance of records, compliance with government regulations, and services for non-immigrant students.

Lab Fees:  Lab fees are charged for courses with labs.  Please see individual course listings for lab fees.  

Fees for Auditing Courses:  Where auditing a course is permitted, all fees will be the same as if the course were taken for credit.

*Senior citizens, 65 or older, may audit courses without payment of a fee if space is available.  Registration is permitted just prior to the start of the semester. Please speak with the Tuition Adjustment Clerk, Student Business Services Office (JCK 188), before going on CatsWeb to register.

     Tuition and fees are subject to change by legislative or Board of Regents action and changes become effective on the date of enactment.