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 97% 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 2019-2020

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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Landri Ognowski, Director of Financial Aid

Landri Ognowski, Director of Financial Aid

Financial Aid 325-670-1217

2019-20 Block Tuition

Here’s how the plan works:

  • Full-time, yearly, undergraduate Tuition: $28,390
  • 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 – $850/hour
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Annual Costs
(Not including course-specific fees, books,  other misc fees)
2019-2020
Tuition* $28,390
     Required Fees $1,750
     Residence Hall** $4,470
     Meal Plan*** $5,380
Total direct cost (Fall and Spring) $39,990
Less average scholarship/grant package –$15,940
Net price / year $24,050

Part-time undergraduate tuition is $850 per hour.
Undergraduate nursing $760 per hour
Online RN-to-BSN tuition through the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing is $400 per hour.

* Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (12-17 hours per semester; does not include course-specific fees)
** Residence hall, shared room
*** Unlimited Meals (includes sales tax plus $50 Dining Dollars per semester)

Residence Hall Room Rates, per semester
Room, Fall and Spring Semesters $2,235
Room, May Term TBD
Room, Summer Sessions TBD
Single Room Charge (If available)*
Fall & Spring Semesters
May/Summer Semesters
$3,350
$3,350
TBD

*Excludes Ferguson Hall

University Place Apartments
All rates are for each term (fall, spring)**
4 bedroom 2 bath $1,750.00
2 bedroom 1 bath $1,875.00
2 bedroom 2 bath $2,400.00
1 bedroom 1 bath $2,525.00
Building 3 & 4 Apartment rates (New)
4 bedroom 2 bath $2,500.00
2 bedroom 1 bath $2,625.00
1 bedroom 1 bath $3,000.00

**Summer Costs differ from Fall and Spring Term. Summer costs for 2019 MT/S1 and S2 Terms are TBD.

On-Campus House Rates

(Single Student) Cost/Term

  • 1 bedroom 1 bath-$2,290
  • 2 bedroom 1 bath-$1,950
  • 2 bedroom 2 bath-$2,210
  • 3 bedroom 1 bath-$1,880
  • 3 bedroom 2 bath-$2,010

(Family Student) Cost/Month

  • 1 bedroom 1 bath-$458
  • 2 bedroom 1 bath-$544
  • 2 bedroom 2 bath-$604
  • 3 bedroom 1 bath-$780
  • 3 bedroom 2 bath-$846
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.
Unlimited Meals (includes sales tax plus $50 Meal Exchange) $2,690
Block 225 meals/semester (includes sales tax plus $100 Meal Exchange) $2,530
Block 200 meals/semester (includes sales tax plus $150 Meal Exchange) $2,380
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.
Commuter 80 (80 meals/semester; includes sales tax plus $75 Meal Exchange) $750
Commuter 50 (50 meals/semester; includes sales tax plus $50 Meal Exchange) $480
General fee
Fall/Spring/Summer Semesters – 12 hours or more
Fall/Spring/Summer Semesters – 9-11 hours
Fall/Spring/Summer Semesters – 5-8 hours
Fall/Spring/Summer Semesters – 1-4 hours
$875
$650
$450
$300
Re-registration fee to reinstate classes if dropped due to non-payment $75
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
Music facilities fee, per semester hour of private lessons $50
Instrumental Applied Music fees (MUPS 11X1, 21X1, 31X1, 41X1, excluding X121)
Each credit hour
$250
Vocal Applied Music fees (MUPS 1121, 2121, 3121, 4121)
Each credit hour
$250
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
$5
Writing proficiency exam fee (non-refundable)
If taken late (non-refundable)
$20
$25
Audit fee (fee charged for auditing – not for credit), per semester hour $50
School of Nursing security fee (background check) $50
School of Nursing malpractice insurance fee $20
School of Nursing soft exam fee $55
Returned check $35
Student ID card replacement $15
Payment plan enrollment fee $75
Late payment fee (payment received 5 days or more after due date) $75

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.