Below is a comprehensive list of tuition and fees in the Cost of Attendance charged to SFA students through their eBill account.
Fees help support different aspects of the university that provide services to students and are established by the Texas legislature and The University of Texas System Board of Regents.
The tuition rate depends on the student's residency status.
SFA is guided by state law in determining the resident status of students and registering under the proper residency classification is the responsibility of the student.
If there is any question of the your right to classification as a resident of Texas, it is your 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 rates are:
- Texas resident: $50 per credit hour
- Non-resident: $459 per credit hour
Required to be paid by each student on a per-credit-hour basis.
Designated Tuition rates are established by the Board of Regents.
Applicable to all students, this tuition replaces most course and lab fees.
The current rate per semester are:
- Undergraduate students: $100
- Graduate students: $75
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. This tuition increase will occur the term after the student reaches the maximum number of credit hours attempted.
Visit the Excessive Undergraduate Credit Hours webpage for more information.
Additional tuition required to be paid for each graduate level course is $30 per credit hour.
Students attempting a course for the third or more time at a Texas higher education public institution will be required to pay an additional $200 per semester credit hour for the repeated course.
Visit the 3-Peat Tuition webpage for more information.
Environmental Service Fee
Required to be paid by each student to provide environmental improvements at the institution.
The current fee is $5 per semester.
International Student Fee
Required to be paid by each student to be used to assist students participating in international student exchange or study programs.
The current fee is $3 per semester.
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 fees are:
- $60 up to six credit hours
- $120 for seven or more hours per semester
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 unofficial transcripts to students currently enrolled.
The current fee is $8 per semester.
Student Center Fee
Required to be paid by each student to cover the costs of operating, maintaining, improving, equipping and financing the Baker Pattillo Student Center.
The current fee is $9 per credit hour, with a minimum charge of $35. This fee does not exceed $85 per semester.
Student Services Fee
Required to be paid by each student to support various student programs and activities.
The current fee is $13.50 per credit hour.
A non-refundable convenience fee will be charged for credit card payments on student accounts.
The current fee is 2.95% with a $3 minimum charge.
Distance Learning Fee
Charged to all students taking web-based courses in addition to the standard tuition rate.
The current fee is $33 per credit hour.
One-time deposit to cover any amounts owed by the student to the institution and refundable upon request, once the student withdraws or graduates and is no longer enrolled at SFA.
The amount of the deposit is $100.
Individual Instruction Fee
Charged to students registered in classes where individual coaching or instruction (for example, music performance classes) is the usual method of instruction.
Fee amount varies per course. See the course bulletin for the specific amount for each course.
Payment Plan Fee
Assessed to each student electing to pay tuition and fees in accordance with the terms of their Payment Plan.
The charge for the payment plan is $25 each term.
Late Add Fee
Assessed to each student registering or adding a course after the official reporting day for that part of term.
The current fee is $50 per credit hour.
Late Installment Fee
Assessed to a student each time they fail to make the full installment payment by the due date in accordance with the terms of their Payment Plan.
The current fee is $25 for each late installment payment.
Late Registration Fee
Assessed to each student registering during the registration period between the first class day and the official reporting day.
The current fee is $25.
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.
This rate is available for students who are enrolled in web-based programs at SFA, classified as non-resident and living out-of-state.
The current rate is $120 per credit hour.
You must purchase a parking permit to park on campus, regardless of whether you're living on or off campus.
View parking permit rates.
Post Office Box Rental
Students living in a residence hall are required to rent a post office box at the on-campus U.S. Post Office in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.
The current fee is $10 per semester.
Assessed to students who re-register in a course from which they have been manually dropped for non-payment of tuition and fees.
The current fee is $50 per credit hour.
Returned Check Fee
This covers 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 fee is $30 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.