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Estimated Cost of Attendance

2021-2022 Estimated Cost of Attendance for F-1 International Students

Note for new F-1 Students: The amount below will be reflected on your I-20. This is an estimate for the cost of attendance for one academic year (fall and spring) of full-time enrollment (undergraduates 12 hours and graduate 9 hours).

Tuition and Fee Estimates are based on rates from Student Business Services. More information on these fees can be found here: Tuition and Fee Definitions.

See more information on Graduate and Undergraduate Cost of Attendance.

Undergraduate Estimated Expense (12 hours)
  Non-Resident rates Resident rates*
Tuition and Fees (Fall and Spring) $19,200 $9,400
Living Expenses (12 months) $22,200 $22,200
Total (12 months) $41,400 $31,600
Graduate Estimated Expenses (9 hours)            
  Non-Resident rates Resident rates*
Tuition and Fees (Fall and Spring)** $15,600 $8,200
Living Expenses (12 months) $22,200 $22,200
Total (12 months) $37,800 $30,400

*Eligible students may receive resident rates. Please see the information provided below.

** An Additional $2,700 for McCoy College of Business degrees (Accounting, Accounting and Information Technology, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Data Analytics and Information Systems, Marketing Research and Analysis, and Quantitative Finance and Economics). See more information on the McCoy Graduate Program Fee.

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  • Qualifications for Resident Tuition:

    In general F-1 students are not eligible for In-State tuition based on residency.  As an F-1 student, you are expected to be living permanently in another country and therefore do not qualify for In-State residency. If you graduated from a Texas High School after attending for 3 years you may meet the criteria for in-state tuition per House Bill 1403/ Senate Bill 1528. Any residency/in-state tuition questions should be directed to the Residency Officer within Undergraduate Admissions (

    Note on Changing Status to F1: Even if you have received in-state tuition previously on another visa-type, you will likely lose your in-state tuition qualification upon changing status to an F-1 student visa.

    Qualifications for Tuition Waiver & Exemption:

    Graduate Assistantships: 

    Student who receive Assistantship will be able to change your Tuition fee to In-State as one of the benefits of working as a Graduate Student for the university.  Your department must submit a tuition waiver on your behalf before the 12th class day of the semester for the changes to take affect.

    Recipients of Scholarships or Fellowships over $1,000: Students who receive scholarships over $1,000 from Texas State also may be eligible to receive in-state tuition. They should contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office to confirm and ask who will be submitting the waiver to the Student Business Services Office on their behalf. Consult with your department if you have any questions.

If you qualify for the resident tuition rate, please use the formula below to calculate the remaining funds you need to show in order to be issued an I-20.

  Graduate Student Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Example
Resident Tuition Rate $8,200 $9,400 $8,200
Living Expenses $22,200 $22,200 $22,200
Cost of Attendance $30,400 $31,600 $30,400

Eligible Scholarship or Fellowship

Award amount x number of months =


One-time Scholarship for $1,000

Eligible Assistantship

Award amount x number of months =



$1,000 x 9 months = $9,000

Remaining funds needed to show by student




Estimated Annual Living Expenses and Fees  
Room and Board (Spring, Fall, & Summer combined) $14,753
Books and Supplies $760
Transportation $1,706
Personal and Miscellaneous $2,893
Health Insurance $1,963
*International Operations Fee $120
**Total  $22,200

*International Students are required to pay an International Operations Fee of $60 each Fall and Spring semester which is non-refundable.

**The total is rounded to the nearest hundred

Dependents (F-2)

F-1 students are permitted to be accompanied by their spouse and unmarried children (under age 21). Dependents are eligible to apply for F-2 visas.

F-1 students are required to show financial proof for each dependent:

  1. $5,400 for a spouse
  2. $3,600 per child