Cost of Attendance
How much does SFA cost?
The cost of attendance at SFA includes both direct costs and additional costs.
Direct costs are things like tuition, fees, housing, meals and books. Additional costs include things like travel and other miscellaneous expenses. Simply add these projected costs together, and you can determine your estimated cost of attendance.
Keep in mind that your total cost also depends on factors such as how many credit hours you’re taking, your choice of residence hall, the meal plan you select and the textbooks and materials required for each of your classes. Cost also varies depending on whether you’re an undergraduate or a graduate student, or participating in the Fixed Rate Tuition Plan.
Another factor that affects your total cost is your residency status. Texas residents pay less than students coming to SFA from out of state. In the example below, we estimated the cost of the 2019-2020 academic year for a full-time undergraduate student taking 15 hours and living in a mid-priced residence hall:
|2019-2020 Academic Year Budgets||Texas Resident Budget||Non-Resident Budget|
|Tuition / Fees||10,946||23,398|
|Room / Board||9,012||9,012|
*Loan Fees: Additional loan fees are required to be added to a student's Cost of Attendance budget for any student loan borrowed.
To qualify as a Texas resident, you must have lived in Texas for at least one year prior to enrollment at SFA. If your parents claimed you as a dependent on their most recent federal tax return, their residency status will be used to determine whether you qualify for in-state tuition.
Students who are not classified as Texas residents for tuition purposes will pay out-of-state tuition. If you are currently classified as a non-resident and you want to be reclassified as a Texas resident, you’ll need to complete the Core Residency Questionnaire, which is used to determine your residency status for tuition purposes.
Nonresident teaching or research assistants employed at least half-time in a position related to their degree program are considered residents for tuition purposes for the entire period of their assistantship.
Nonresident students who hold scholarships of $1,000 or more awarded by an SFA scholarship committee are eligible for in-state tuition for the duration of the scholarship.
Calculators, worksheets and additional information
Need more information about tuition and fees? You can use the links below to learn more about the cost of attending college.
- The Cost of Attendance Worksheet can help you get a more accurate idea of what you’ll pay to attend SFA for a year.
- Get an estimate for the total cost of your college education (after student aid and loans) by using the Net Price Calculator.
- Use this tuition calculator to get a quick estimate of the cost of your tuition and fees based on your total credits, level and residency status.