Explore the information below to learn about summer-specific information. All information on the linked pages is applicable to summer terms unless there is a summer-specific section.
Tuition and Costs
Cost of Attendance
Summer sessions may be more condensed than fall and spring semesters, but their cost of attendance is calculated in the same ways. A student’s electronic bill for Maymester, summer I or summer II will include tuition, fees and cost of residence hall and meal plan selection, if applicable.
Luckily, we have several tools to assist you in determining an approximate total for a summer term, including our tuition calculator. Note: Due to the fluid nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some fees listed on the tuition calculator total may not apply.
In the example below, we estimated the cost for a full-time undergraduate student taking 12 hours and living in a mid-priced residence hall during summer:
|2020 Summer Budgets||Texas Resident Budget||Non-Resident Budget|
|Tuition / Fees||5,473||11,699|
|Room / Board||3,003||3,003|
*Loan Fees: Additional loan fees are required to be added to a student's Cost of Attendance budget for any student loan borrowed.
Paying for your summer term is easy with our electronic billing system, eBIll. The online software will produce billing statements, allow you to keep track of your bill total, and offers the option to set up a payment plan. The eBill system can be accessed in the “Billing” tab on mySFA.
Your full bill also can be in mySFA by clicking on “View Account Detail” under the “Billing” tab.
For more information on payment options and billing, visit the Payment Information page.
How Aid Works
Financial aid assists students in offsetting the cost of attending college. In fact, more than 78 percent of SFA students rely on some type of financial assistance.
Students have a number of opportunities to receive financial assistance in the summer, including Pell Grants. One important note is that summer financial aid awards will only be made if a student enrolls in at least six summer credit hours. This applies to both undergraduate and graduate students.
For more information on financial aid eligibility as well as how to apply, visit the How Aid Works page.
Types of Aid
Students have an opportunity to receive financial assistance in a summer term as they do in any other semester. These opportunities fall into four general categories: scholarships, grants, federal work-study and loans. Some types of assistance must be paid back, like loans. Others are treated as gifts, like grants and scholarships, and do not need to be repaid.
To learn about each type of financial assistance and which one best fits your individual situation, visit the Types of Aid page.