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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.

Texas residents

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.

Non-Texas residents

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.

Fall and spring semesters combined: estimated cost

In the example below, we estimated the cost of the 2020-2021 academic year for a full-time undergraduate student taking 12 or more credit hours per fall and spring semester and living in a mid-priced residence hall:

Academic Year
Estimated Budget
Texas Resident Non-Resident
Tuition / Fees $10,600 $22,870
Loan Fees* $110
Room & Board $9,642
Books $1,202
Travel $1,800
Misc. $1,874
Estimated Total $25,228 $37,498

*Loan Fees: Additional loan fees are required to be added to a student's Cost of Attendance budget for any student loan borrowed.

Summer term: estimated cost

In the example below, we estimated the cost for a full-time undergraduate student taking 12 or more hours and living in a residence hall during summer:

Summer Term
Estimated Budget
Texas Resident Non-Resident
Tuition / Fees $5,473 $11,699
Loan Fees* $26
Housing $1,825 to $2,415**
Meal Plans $303 to $1,610**
Books $600
Travel $600
Misc. $625
Estimated Total $9,452 to $11,349 $11,349 to $17,575

*Loan Fees: Additional loan fees are required to be added to a student's Cost of Attendance budget for any student loan borrowed.

**Housing and meal plan rates for on-campus residents are for summer occupancy May 15 through Aug. 7. The full rate will be applied to the student's eBill. Students who check in after the summer halls open on May 15 or check out before the halls close will have their bills adjusted accordingly.

 

Calculators and full rate table options

Need more information about tuition and fees? You can use the links below to learn more about the cost of attending college.

  • Get an estimate for the total cost of your college education (after student aid and loans) by using the Net Price Calculator.
  • Visit the Tuition and Fee Plans and Rate Tables page to get an estimate of the cost of your tuition and fees based on your total credits, level (undergraduate and graduate) and residency status.

 

Contact

 

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
936.468.2403
finaid@sfasu.edu
scholarship@sfasu.edu

Contact your financial aid counselor

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Physical address: Austin Building, Room 104

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 13052, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962