• Tuition & Fees

    The basic costs for a college education at Hardin-Simmons University, as at all colleges, have necessarily increased with living costs. The University maintains these charges at the lowest figure consistent with satisfactory service and sound education.

    In order to give students and parents some security concerning the cost of education, HSU guarantees that the block tuition rate during your first "Tuition Year" (for example Tuition Year 2015 is June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016) will not increase, as long as you maintain full-time HSU enrollment during succeeding Fall and Spring semesters. Hourly rate for additional hours over 17 will be subject to change each year. (This agreement does not cover the tuition of Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, Abilene Christian University, McMurry University, Physical Therapy, doctoral programs, and Logsdon Seminary) See the HSU Commitment for more details.

    Payment of Accounts: Registration is not complete until tuition, fees, room and meals have been paid in full and/or satisfactory financial arrangements have been approved by the Business Office.

    • Tuition and Fees - 2015/2016
      Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
      (12-17 hours; does not include course specific fees)
      $12,250 / semester
      Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition / credit hour
      (Under block tuition for each additional hour over 17)
      Part-Time Undergraduate Tuition / credit hour (for students on block tuition only) 
      (1-11 hours)
      May Term and Summer Tuition / credit hour $650
      Graduate Studies / credit hour $670
      Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, Undergraduate / credit hour $735
      Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, Graduate / credit hour $755
      Logsdon Seminary Tuition, per credit hour (Graduate) $370
      Physical Therapy Tuition, per term $8,000
      Audit fee (fee charged for auditing - not for credit), per semester hour $50
      Change of schedule after regular registration, per course dropped $10
      Departmental and laboratory fees $80

      Departmental fees are charged for all courses requiring more hours of classroom instruction per week than semester hours credit. Laboratory fees are charged for all courses requiring a laboratory or access to a laboratory or special supervision beyond regular classroom instruction.


      Departmental examination for credit (Advanced Standing/Placement) $40
      Diploma (for each original duplicate, or replacement diploma) $25
      General fee, per semester (students taking 9-11 hours) $325
      Music facilities fee, per semester hour of private lessons $30
      Music private instruction fee, per semester hour $185
      Physical education activity courses (Lab fee) $40
      Returned check $30
      School of Nursing laboratory fee $100
      School of Nursing exam fee $315
      Special examination $25
      Student ID card replacement $15
      Technology fee
      Fall & Spring semesters for students taking 9-11 hours
      Per summer session

      Time payment charge for all payment options 18% APR
      Transcript (accounts must be current before transcripts are issued)
      Post Office Express: $25
      $5 / transcript
      Writing proficiency exam fee (non-refundable) $20
      Residence Hall Room and Meals, per semester
      Room, full semester $1,800
      Room, May Term $300
      Room, Summer Sessions $300
      10 meal plan (includes sales tax plus $150 Dining Dollars) $1,769.47
      14 meal plan (includes sales tax plus $100 Dining Dollars) $2,070.14
      Unlimited Meals (includes sales tax plus $50 Dining Dollars) $2,129.89
      Cowboy Cash variable
      Non-Resident Meal Plans
      Commuter 50 (50 meals/semester; includes sales tax plus $25 Dining Dollars) $569.06
      Commuter 80 (80 meals/semester; includes sales tax plus $25 Dining Dollars) $805.14
      Those students requesting and receiving a single room, when such rooms are available, will be charged an additional half of the room cost per semester.

      Residence Hall students are required to have meals in the University dining facility and are to choose one of the above meal plans. Changes in meal plans may not be made after the 8th class day of a semester.

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