Below is a list of tuition and fees charged to SFA students. All are subject to change at any time by the Texas legislature and/or the SFA Board of Regents. Additionally, if there is any discrepancy between the information listed below and the actual legislation or Board action/policy, the legislation and Board action/policy shall prevail.
Tuition (Statutory Tuition)
The tuition rate depends on the student's residency status. The University is guided by state law in determining the resident status of students. Registering under the proper residency classification is the responsibility of the student. If there is any question of the student’s right to classification as a resident of Texas, it is his/her obligation to raise the question with the Office of Admissions prior to registration. Tuition rates are established by the Texas legislature and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The current resident rate of tuition is $50.00 per credit hour. For the current non-resident rate, see the tuition calculator.
Required to be paid by each student on a per credit hour basis. Designated Tuition rates are established by the SFA Board of Regents. For the current rate, please see the tuition calculator.
Excessive Undergraduate Credit Hours
Students who exceed the maximum semester credit hour limit of their program will be charged an additional $200 per semester credit hour. The additional tuition rate will be charged beginning with the term after the student reaches the maximum number of credit hours attempted in excess of the degree requirements. Please refer to this link for additional information: http://www.sfasu.edu/controller/businessoffice/students/excess_credit.asp.
Additional tuition required to be paid by each graduate student. The rate is $30.00 per credit hour.
Students attempting a course for three or more times at a public institution in Texas will be required to pay an additional $200.00 per semester credit hour for the repeated course. This additional tuition for repeated courses will be assessed for courses after the second attempt. Please refer to this link for additional information: http://www.sfasu.edu/controller/businessoffice/students/3peats.asp.
Academic Advising Fee
Required to be paid by each student to support academic advising services. The current rate is $5.00 per credit hour.
International Education Fee
Required to be paid by each student to be used to assist students participating in international student exchange or study programs. The current rate is $3.00 per semester or summer term.
Required to be paid by each student to support the services provided by the library. The current rate is $13.00 per credit hour.
Required to be paid by each student to support the cost of printing and distributing general University publications. The current rate is $8.00 per credit hour.
Recreational Sports Fee
Required to be paid by each student to purchase equipment for and to construct, operate, and maintain recreational sports facilities and programs. The current rates are $50.00 up to 6 credit hours, then a flat $120.00 for fall and spring semesters, $25.00 for up to 5 credit hours, then a flat $60.00 for summer terms.
Registration and Record Fee
Required to be paid by each student registering for courses to cover the administrative cost of registration, including add/drops within the registration periods and providing transcripts to students currently enrolled. The current rate is a flat $8.00 per semester or summer term.
Student Center Fee
Required to be paid by each student to cover the costs of operating, maintaining, improving, equipping, and financing the University Center. The current rate is $9.00 per credit hour. The minimum charge is $35.00 and the maximum charge is $85.
Student Services Fee
Required to be paid by each student to support various student programs and activities. The current rate is $12.50 per credit hour.
Required to be paid by each student to support the use of technology throughout the University. The current rate is $23.00 per credit hour.
A convenience fee will be charged for credit card payments on student accounts. The convenience fee is non-refundable. The current rate is 2.75% with a $3.00 minimum charge.
Assessed for some courses to cover the costs of course materials, services and equipment repair. Amounts vary per course. See the course catalog for the specific amount for each course.
Distance Learning Fee
The Distance Learning Fee is charged to all students taking web based courses. The current rate is $33.00 per credit hour.
One-time deposit to cover any amounts owed by the student to the institution. Refundable upon withdrawal or graduation from SFA, or upon request if the student is no longer enrolled at SFA. The amount of the deposit is $100.00.
Individual Instruction Fee
The individual instruction fee is charged to students registered in classes where individual coaching or instruction (i.e. Music Performance Classes) is the usual method of instruction. Varies per course. See the course catalog for the specific amount for each course.
Installment Payment Plan Fee
Assessed to each student electing to pay tuition and fees in accordance with the terms of their Installment Payment Plan. The charge for the payment plan is $25.00 each term.
Assessed to each student enrolled in a laboratory course to cover the facilities and materials used in that lab. Amounts vary with a maximum of $30.00. See the course catalog for the specific amount for any lab.
Late Add Fee
Assessed to each student registering or adding a course after the 12th class day for the fall or spring semesters or after the 4th class day for summer terms. The current amount is $50.00 per credit hour.
Late Installment Fee
Assessed to a student each time he/she fails to make the full installment payment by the due date in accordance with the terms of their Installment Payment Plan. The current amount is $25.00 for each late installment payment.
Late Registration Fee
Assessed to each student registering during the "Late Registration" period (1st-12th class day for the fall or spring semesters; 1st-4th class day for summer terms). The current rate is $25.00 per semester or term.
Assessed to students withdrawing prior to the first class day. The current rate is a flat $15.00.
Out-of-State Electronic Fee
The Out-of-State Electronic Fee is a reduced tuition rate designed to make SFA's distance education programs more competitive nationwide. The rate is available for students who are enrolled in web-based programs at SFA and who are also classified as non-resident and who are living out-of-state. The current rate is $120.00 per credit hour.
Students wishing to park on campus, whether living on campus or commuting, are required to purchase a parking permit. See the University Police Department for parking regulations and fees. Please use the listed link for pricing. http://www.sfasu.edu/parking/125.asp
Post Office Box Rental
Each student living in University housing is required to rent a post office box at the on-campus U.S. Post Office. The current rate is a flat $10.00 for each fall and spring semesters and $5.00 for each summer term.
Assessed to each student who re-registers in a course from which he/she has been dropped on the 13th class day of a fall or spring semester or on the 5th class day of a summer term. The current rate is $50.00 per credit hour.
Returned Check Fee (including any form of payment returned for any reason)
A student whose payment is returned for any reason will incur a fee. The student may not register for a future term until the bill is paid in full. The current rate is a flat $30.00 per item.
Student Identification Card
A student ID card is required to participate in many activities and receive various services on campus. Contact ID Card Services for information and pricing. Please use the listed link for prices. http://www.sfasu.edu/studentservices/127.asp
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