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Thornton International House
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666

Tel : (512) 245 7966
Fax: (512) 245 8264

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Tuition & Fees

Combined Minimum Estimated Expenses for International Students

Fall 2015 & Spring 2016

Tuition and Fee Estimates are based on Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Rates that can be found on the Financial Aid Office Website:  Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Students & Cost of Attendance for Graduate Students.

Note for new F-1 Students: The amount below which corresponds to your admission type will be reflected on your I-20

Undergraduate Expenses
Non-Texas Resident Fees Texas Resident Fees
Tuition Fees (12 hrs/semester) $16,502 $7,814
Living Expenses $15,886 $15,886
Total $32,388 $23,700
Graduate Expenses
Non-Texas Resident Fees Texas Resident Fees
Tuition Fees (9 hrs/semester) $13,330 $6,814
Living Expenses $15,886 $15,886
Total $29,216 $22,700

Living Expenses & Breakdown of Required Fees for International Students
Room and Board (Spring/Fall & Summer combined) $8,640.00
Books and Supplies $810.00
Transportation $2,100.00
Personal and Misc. $1,740.00
*Health Insurance (annually) $2,476.00
**International Operations Fee (IOF) $120.00
Total $15,886.00

* Health insurance is required by law and is automatically added to any international students tuition bill

** International Students are required to pay an International Operations Fee of $60 each semester which is not refundable
Note: Fee estimates do not include a $30.00 IOF for each summer session or special course fees.

 Pre Bridge Students Only *

  • Pre-Bridge students only take 4 TSIE classes in order to earn their English proficiency requirements.
  • The average Pre-Bridge student takes 2 semesters to complete the Pre-Bridge Program (earn the minimum English proficiency for Bridge admission or full admission to Texas State University)
Non-Texas Resident Fees
Texas Resident Fees
Intensive English Program Tuition & Fees (4 TSIE classes) X 2
($4,320) X 2 = $8,640.00
($3,808) X 2 = $7,616.00
*Graduate Students are not eligible for Pre-Bridge status

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How Can an International Student Qualify for In-State Tuition?

Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Forms

if you're qualified for a tuition exemption please contact the Student Business Services office.  Completed forms must be submitted no later than the official 12th class day of each long semester or the official 4th class day of each summer session.

Location: Student Business Services, JCK Room 188


Residency for Tuition

An individual’s residency classification is based on information from his or her admission. Any changes in residency status or question about residency status please contact the Residency Determination Office at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Location:  Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: (512) 245-3564