• 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 2016 is June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017) will not increase as long as you maintain full-time HSU enrollment during succeeding Fall and Spring Semesters. Hour 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 2016-17
    Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
    (12-17 hours; does not include course specific fees)
    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 $670
    Graduate Studies / credit hour $695
    Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, Undergraduate / credit hour TBD
    Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, Graduate / credit hour TBD
    Logsdon Seminary Tuition, per credit hour (Graduate) $385
    Physical Therapy Tuition, per term $8,320
    Technology fee
    Fall & Spring Semesters on Block Tuition
    Fall & Spring semesters for students taking 9-11 hours
    Per summer session

    Re-registration fee to reinstate classes if dropped due to non-payment $15
    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. The fees shown are the general fees. Certain other courses may charge additional fees for additional equipment, etc.

    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) $345
    Music facilities fee, per semester hour of private lessons $35
    Music private instruction fee, per semester hour $185
    Physical education activity courses (Lab fee) $45
    Special examination $25
    Transcript, per copy (accounts must be current before transcripts are issued)
    Post Office Express: $25
    Writing proficiency exam fee (non-refundable)
    If taken late (non-refundable)
    Audit fee (fee charged for auditing - not for credit), per semester hour $50
    School of Nursing laboratory fee TBD
    School of Nursing clinical supplies TBD
    School of Nursing exam fee TBD
    Returned check $30
    Student ID card replacement $15
    Higher One card replacement $21
    Payment plan enrollment fee $10
    Late payment fee (payment received 5 days or more after due date) $15
    Interest for outstanding balances past the final payment date
    Fee will be calculated as 1.5% of the outstanding balance after the final payment date each month there is an outstanding balance. The final payment date is determined based on the payment option selected.
    18% APR
    Residence Hall Room and Meals
    Residence Hall Room Rates, per semester
    Room, Fall and Spring Semesters $1,875
    Room, May Term $310
    Room, Summer Sessions $310
    Single Room Charge (If available)
    Fall & Spring Semesters
    May Term
    Summer Sessions

    Meal Plans, per semester
    Fall and Spring Semesters
    Resident Meal Plans
    Residence Hall students are required to have meals in the University dining facility and are to choose one of the below meal plans. Changes in meal plans may not be made after the 8th class day of a semester.
    Unlimited Meals (includes sales tax plus $50 Dining Dollars) $2,193.90
    14 meal plan (includes sales tax plus $100 Dining Dollars) $2,132.49
    10 meal plan (includes sales tax plus $150 Dining Dollars) $1,822.93
    Cowboy Cash variable
    Non-Resident Meal Plans
    Commuter 80 (80 meals/semester; includes sales tax plus $25 Dining Dollars) $829.36
    Commuter 50 (50 meals/semester; includes sales tax plus $25 Dining Dollars) $585.46

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