Tuition Costs & Fees

Paying for college is a team effort between students, their families, and a university. Hardin-Simmons strives to decrease the cost of attendance while also maintaining high academic standards. The Financial Aid Office considers each students’ personal financial situation and is available to assist students throughout the financial aid process.

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Featured Facts and Information

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Good News

We are so proud to say that 99% of our first-year students received some form of financial aid!

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Payment Plan

In an effort to make paying for college easier, we offer students a payment plan that breaks up your tuition into 4 payments throughout the semester.

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Scholarships

Applying for as many scholarships as possible is a great way to make college tuition more affordable. Be sure to apply for the Hardin-Simmons specific scholarships that we offer.

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Undergraduate Costs for 2021-2022

At Hardin-Simmons, we try to make the financial piece of attending college as easy as possible. Below are the tuition and fees broken down by category so that you easily understand the total cost.

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Monica Smart

Monica Smart, Director of Financial Aid

Financial Aid 325-670-1050

2021-22 Block Tuition

Here’s how the plan works:

  • Full-time, yearly, undergraduate Tuition: $29,526 (no increase from ’20-’21)
  • Covers 34 hours of instruction over fall, spring, and summer sessions
  • Course-specific fees are not included
  • Full-time course load = 12-17 hours per fall/spring semester
  • The hourly rate for additional courses exceeding 17 hours/semester or 34 hours in an academic year – $935/hour (no increase from ’20-’21)
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Annual Costs

(Not including course-specific fees, books, other misc. fees) 2021-2022 2020-2021
Tuition* $29,526 $29,526
     Required Fees $2,160 $1,840
     Residence Hall** $4,700 $4,600
     Meal Plan*** $5,240 $4,900
Total direct cost (Fall and Spring) $41,626 $40,866
Less average scholarship/grant package –$15,940 –$15,940
Net price / year $25,686 $24,926

* Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (12-17 hours per semester; does not include course-specific fees)
Part Time undergraduate tuition is $935 per hour
Undergraduate nursing is $800 per hour
Online RN to BSN is $400 per hour
** Minimum residence hall, shared room
*** Minimum meal plan

Residence Hall Room Rates, per semester
Year ’21-’22 ’20-’21
Behrens, Nix, Anderson $2,350 $2,300
Lange $2,900 $2,700
Ferguson $2,700 $2,500
Room, May Term TBD TBD
Room, Summer Sessions TBD TBD
Single Room Charge (If available)*
Fall & Spring Semesters
May/Summer Semesters
$700 Additional 50% of normal room rate
University Place & Wolf Apartments
All rates are for each term (fall, spring)**
Building 2 and Wolf Apartments
4 bedroom 2 bath $2,100
2 bedroom 1 bath $2,420
2 bedroom 2 bath $3,030
1 bedroom 1 bath $3,190
Building 3, 4 & 5 Apartment rates (New)
4 bedroom 2 bath $2,580
2 bedroom 1 bath $2,840
2 bedroom 2 bath $3,300
1 bedroom 1 bath $3,640

**Summer Costs differ from Fall and Spring Term.

Off-Campus House Rates

(Single Student) Cost/Student/Semester

  • 1 bedroom 1 bath-$2,900
  • 2 bedroom 1 bath-$2,400
  • 2 bedroom 2 bath-$2,800
  • 3 bedroom 1 bath-$2,200
  • 3 bedroom 2 bath-$2,420

(Family Student) Cost/Family/Semester

  • 1 bedroom 1 bath-$2,900
  • 2 bedroom 1 bath-$3,500
  • 2 bedroom 2 bath-$3,800
  • 3 bedroom 1 bath-$4,650
  • 3 bedroom 2 bath-$5,100
Resident Meal Plans
As a student living in a Residence Hall, HSU requires you to purchase meals from the University dining facility. HSU provides you a choice from the meal plans listed below. The Unlimited plans are the most flexible choices, since you can eat as often and as many times per semester as you like. The Block plans also have great flexibility. The Block represents the total meals you purchase for a semester. When you eat those meals is up to you. You only lose meals under the Block if you do not eat all of them by the end of the semester. Each block meal plan allows you to use 5 meals a week in the POD and/or at Gilbert’s coffee shop in the Library. The Dining Dollars are cash dollars available for making purchases in the POD, the Sandwich Shack, the dining hall and/or Gilbert’s coffee shop.
Year ’21-’22 ’20-’21
Unlimited Meals (includes sales tax plus $50 Dining Dollars) $2,940 $2,770
Block 225 meals/semester (includes sales tax plus $100 Dining Dollars) $2,770 $2,600
Block 200 meals/semester (includes sales tax plus $150 Dining Dollars) $2,620 $2,450
Non-Resident Meal Plans
If you are a non-resident student at HSU, you can still buy a meal plan and eat in the dining facility with your friends when you are on campus. HSU offers two choices of Block meal plans to non-resident students.The Block represents the total meals you purchase for a semester. When you eat those meals is up to you. You only lose meals under the Block if you do not eat all of them by the end of the semester. The Dining Dollars are cash dollars available for making purchases in the POD, the Sandwich Shack, the dining hall, and/or Gilbert’s coffee shop.
Year ’21-’22 ’20-’21
Commuter 80 (80 meals/semester; includes sales tax plus $75 Dining Dollars) $820 $770
Commuter 50 (50 meals/semester; includes sales tax plus $50 Dining Dollars) $530 $490
General fee
Year ’22-’22 ’20-’21
Fall/Spring/Summer Semesters – 12 hours or more $1,080 $920
Fall/Spring/Summer Semesters – 9-11 hours $820 $700
Fall/Spring/Summer Semesters – 5-8 hours $580 $500
Fall/Spring/Summer Semesters – 1-4 hours $390 $350
Re-registration fee to reinstate classes if dropped due to non-payment $100 $75
Change of schedule after regular registration, per course dropped $20 $10
Departmental examination for credit (Advanced Standing/Placement) $50 $40
Diploma (for each original duplicate, or replacement diploma) $40 $25
Music facilities fee, per semester hour of private lessons $75 $50
Music private instruction fee, per semester hour $275 $250
Physical education activity courses (Lab fee) $50 $45
Special examination $30 $25
Transcript, per copy (accounts must be current before transcripts are issued) $10 $9
Post Office Express $35 $25
Audit fee (fee charged for auditing – not for credit), per semester hour $100 $75
School of Nursing security fee (background check) $50 $50
School of Nursing malpractice insurance fee $20 $20
School of Nursing soft exam fee $65 $65
Returned check $35 $35
Student ID card replacement $25 $15
Payment plan enrollment fee $80 $75
Late payment fee (payment received 5 days or more after due date) $80 $75