Tuition and Fees

Because economic conditions fluctuate, the University reserves the right to change tuition, fees, room, and meals and other charges at the beginning of any semester.

The tuition year is June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019.

Tuition for FALL and SPRING semesters

General undergraduate tuition

Block undergraduate tuition rate per semester

(12-17 hours/semester) 13,645.00

Block tuition does not cover hours exceeding 17 in a semester, or apply to nursing, international studies, intercollegiate courses, graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student, or to any program with special tuition rates.

Students who pay the block tuition rate in both the Fall and Spring semesters, while taking less than 34 hours during these two regular semesters, may take their unused hours in the following May or Summer semesters.

Hourly overload rate for taking more than 17 hours

in either the Fall or Spring semesters 810.00

Part-time tuition rate (1-11 hours/semester),

per credit hour 810.00

General graduate tuition

Graduate tuition rate (regular programs only)*

per credit hour 780.00

*Special graduate rates apply to Nursing, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Logsdon Seminary and doctoral programs.

Online MBA and KSPR / credit hour 495.00

Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing Tuition

Undergraduate, per credit hour 760.00
Graduate, per credit hour 780.00
RN to BSN per credit hour 400.00

Tuition for SUMMER I and SUMMER II 2018

Undergraduate tuition, per credit hour 810.00
Graduate tuition, per credit hour 780.00

Tuition for MAY TERM 2019

Undergraduate tuition, per credit hour 810.00
Graduate tuition, per credit hour 780.00
Physical Therapy Tuition, per term 9270.00

Fees

Admissions application (non-refundable) 50.00
Athletic Training Program See ATEP Handbook
Audit fee, per semester hour 50.00
Change of Schedule late registration, per course 10.00
Departmental and laboratory Fees
Departmental fees are charged for all courses requiring more hours of classroom instruction per week than semester credits. Laboratory fees are charged for all courses requiring a laboratory or access to a laboratory or special supervision beyond regular classroom instruction.
80.00
(Advanced Standing/Placement) 40.00

Diploma

(for each original duplicate, or replacement diploma) 25.00
Diploma Card (for cards filed after the deadline) 25.00

See here for additional charges

Enrollment deposit 300.00
Fitness & Sport Sciences activity courses (lab fee) 45.00

General Fees All Students

Fall & Spring Semesters block tuition or

12 hours or more   $600.00

Fall & Spring Semesters for students

taking 9-11 hours $400.00

Fall & Spring Semesters for students

taking 5-8 hours  $320.00

Fall & Spring Semesters for students 

taking 1-4 hours  220.00
 Per Summer Semester  220.00
 HSU payment plan enrollment fee   75.00
 Fitness Center Fee  250.00
 Late payment fee  75.00

Music facilities fee,

 per semester hour of private lessons  50.00
 Music private instruction fee, per semester hour  250.00

Post Office box rent per semester

(Applies to students living off-campus)  15.00
Returned check  35.00

Re-registration fee to reinstate classes if

dropped for non-payment, per occurrence  75.00
Special examination 15.00
Student I.D. card replacement 15.00

Time payment charge for all payment options
18% annual rate

Transcript

(Accounts must be current before transcripts are issued)

 Sent by regular mail and electronic  5.00
 Express mail   25.00
 Writing proficiency examination fee (Non-refundable)  20.00

Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing Fees

 Pre-Nursing Exam Fees  80.00

NURS 3622

Laboratory Fee 200.00
Clinical Supplies Fee 200.00
Malpractice Insurance Fee 20.00
Drug Testing Fee 40.00
Security Fee 75.00
Exam Fees 215.00

NURS 3836

Laboratory Fee 200.00
Clinical Supplies Fee 200.00
Exam Fees 150.00

NURS 4846

Laboratory Fee 200.00
Clinical Supplies Fee 200.00
Malpractice Insurance Fee 20.00
Drug Testing Fee 40.00
Exam Fees 215.00

NURS 4651

Laboratory Fee 200.00
Clinical Supplies Fee 200.00
Exam Fees 690.00

NURS 4360

Malpractice Insurance Fee 20.00
Exam Fees 65.00

School of Nursing Graduate Program Fees

NURS 6441

Laboratory Fee. 100.00
Malpractice Insurance Fee 20.00
Security Fee 75.00
Drug Testing Fee 40.00
Exam Fee 65.00

NURS 6443

Laboratory Fee 100.00
Malpractice Insurance Fee 20.00
Exam Fee 65.00

NURS 6442

Laboratory Fee 100.00
Clinical Supplies Fee 200.00

NURS 6434

Laboratory Fee 100.00
Clinical Supplies Fee 200.00

NURS 6451

Laboratory Fee 100.00
Malpractice Insurance Fee 20.00
Exam Fee 65.00

NURS 6452

Laboratory Fee 100.00

NURS 6453

Laboratory Fee 100.00

NURS 6450

Laboratory Fee 100.00
Malpractice Insurance Fee 20.00

The University does not levy additional fees for charges associated with the verification of student identity in distance education. Should the University charge such fees, students will be notified at the time of registration and enrollment by means of the University’s website listing fees, the student’s list of charges mailed to him or her upon completion of registration, or the student’s account accessed through HSU Central.

Campus Housing (per semester)

All students are required to complete 4 semesters of residency in campus housing.  All new students under the age of 24 will be billed for a residence hall room.  Students over the age of 21 or those living within 30 miles with their parents may request an exemption, but the charges will not be removed until the exemption has been approved. Housing refunds are not available after the 8th day of class.  Please refer to the housing license agreement in the Residence software for details. Rates are as follows:

Residence hall room $2040.00
Residence hall private room (if available) $3060.00
May/Summer Terms Only $350.00 per term

Apartment or House Rates:

Single student rates, per semester $1,750.00 to $3,000.00

(plus utilities)

Family rates, per month $440.00 and Up

(depending on unit) (plus utilities)

Residence Hall Meal Plans

Students living in residence halls are required to carry a meal plan during the academic year.  Plans also include Dining Dollars, available for use in the campus’ food retail locations, such as Gilbert’s Coffee Shop in the Library. Dining Dollars roll over from fall to spring semester as long as a meal plan is purchased for spring.  All Dining Dollars expire on the last day of finals for the spring semester and do not carry forward from year to year. Meal plans are not available for May and Summer terms. The regular per semester rates, which include sales tax are:

Unlimited meal plan (with $125 dining dollars) $2580.00
Unlimited meal plan (with $50 dining dollars) $2510.00
Block 225 meals/semester (with $100 dining dollars) $2280.00
Block 200 meals/semester (with $150 dining dollars) $2000.00

All new students will be assigned to an unlimited meal plan. Adjustments to the meal plan can be made with the Business Office until the 8th day of classes.  After the 8th day of classes, refunds are not available. Appeals to the meal plans for diet or other restrictions can be made with the Dean of Students before the 8th day of each semester.

Commuter Meal Plans (per semester)

For those who live locally or live in our campus apartments or houses, we encourage you to consider buying a block of 50 or 80 meals per semester.  Commuter meal plans do not roll over from one semester to the next.  Commuter Meal Plans can be shared with guests or visiting parents.

Commuter 80 Plan (80 meals per semester,

with $75 dining dollars) $660.00

Commuter 50 Plan (50 meals per semester,

with $50 dining dollars) $420.00

Cost of Individual Meal Plan (Plus tax)

Breakfast $7.00
Lunch $9.00
Dinner $9.25

Summer Casual Meals

Breakfast $5.00
Lunch $6.00
Dinner $7.00

Cowboy Cash

Cowboy Cash are funds a student loads onto their student ID to be used for residence hall laundry, the bookstore, or for food and drinks at any of our campus locations including Gilbert’s Coffee Shop in the library.  You can load any amount with a minimum of $10.  These funds do carry forward as long as you are continuously enrolled at HSU.  Any unused funds at the time of graduation or separation from HSU are forfeited. 

Summer Meal Plans

The dining hall is closed for the May Term, and will open up for limited hours during Summer I and II. 

Tuition and Fees Refund Policy

Separation from HSU due to suspension or expulsion are not eligible for refund.

Individual Courses Dropped

Registration with the University is considered a contract binding students for charges for the entire semester. No refunds will be made on individual courses dropped after the closing date of official registration each semester.

Credit Balance

Refunds will be processed automatically throughout the semester; however, a student may request a refund from the Business Office after aid has posted and his or her total account balance indicates a credit balance.

Withdrawal from the University (Dropping All Classes)

The following refunds will be made upon complete withdrawal from the University. (Does not apply to “Dropping Individual Classes.”) This Refund Policy applies to TUITION ONLY. Any institutional loans or grants will be pro-rated along with the charges as seen below. Institutional Money should not exceed charges at the time of the withdrawal. A refund is not warranted if the credit is caused by any amount of institutional money within that semester. FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

Medical Withdrawal

HSU cares deeply about the physical and mental health of its students; therefore, health and counseling services are available on campus. See the HSU Student Handbook for policies for medical withdrawals. If the University approves a Medical Withdrawal after the 8th day of classes, the student will receive W grades on the academic transcript.

Tuition Refund

Refund of all institutional charges are given according to the following schedule. Days indicated are class days.

1-4 Week Course Term

Tuition refund requested on the first day of assigned term is 100%, with no refund thereafter.

5-8 Week Course Term

First and second day 100%
Third day 90%
Fourth and fifth day 80%
Sixth and seventh day 70%

9-16 Week Course Term

First and second day 100%
Third through eighth day 90%
Ninth through sixteenth day 70%
Seventeenth through twenty-fourth day 50%

No tuition is refunded for individual courses dropped after the 8th day of term(16 week Fall and Spring terms only). If a student is only taking one class, that would be considered withdrawing and the refund policy above would apply.

THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULES ARE REQUIRED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Students receiving Title IV* financial aid AND returning to HSU

Refund of all institutional charges according to the following schedule:

First class day 100%
Through eighth day 90%
Through nineteenth day 50%

Bookstore

The University Bookstore supplies the needs of the students for all academic materials. In addition to textbooks and school supplies, the store also offers many convenience and personal needs items and souvenirs. Credit terms for students are available for academic items only. A student's account must be paid-in-full before a credit refund will be issued by the University. All other sales must be cash, VISA, or MasterCard. The HSU Bookstore has on-line capability at www.hsutx.edu.

Teacher Vouchers

Teachers who serve as a student teaching supervisor for one or more students from ACU/HSU/MCM can redeem 1 or ½ course credits from teachers vouchers. The course credits can be for a 3 or 4 hour course, although if a 4 hour course is available, it will be utilized first. The maximum that can be used in one semester is 1 course voucher plus a ½ course voucher. Vouchers may only be used during the stated time frame and must be certified. Vouchers may be used for the individual, the dependent of the individual, or the spouse of the individual. Vouchers cannot be used to cover fees and may not be used for PT school or Patty Hanks School of Nursing. Voucher cannot be combined with Institutional Family Grant to create a credit.

Audit Agreements

Students can audit a course instead of participating in the course for credit. Students are entitled to sit in a class and benefit from the instruction that is offered, but will not participate in laboratory, fieldwork, performance, and similar activities. The maximum amount of credit hours that can be audited is 12 hours. If the student is also enrolled in regular classes, an audit fee of $50 per credit hour will be charged. Any fees associated with the audit course will be refunded. If the student graduated from HSU, up to 12 hours can be audited for free. If the student is 65 years or older, the student may audit for free. If a student is only taking the audit class, an audit fee of $50 per credit hour will be charged. Students that are only auditing a class will not be expected to pay fees other than the audit fee of $50 per credit hour.