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Estimated Cost of Attendance

2023-2024 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 ratesResident rates*
Tuition and Fees (Fall and Spring)$20,000$10,000
Living Expenses (9 months)$19,700$19,700
Total (9 months)$39,700$29,700
Graduate Estimated Expense (9 hours)
 Non-Resident ratesResident rates*
Tuition and Fees (Fall and Spring)$16,600$9,000
Living Expenses (9 months)$19,700$19,700
Total (9 months)$36,300$28,700


*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.

  • 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 StudentUndergraduate StudentGraduate Student Example
Resident Tuition Rate$9,000$10,000$9,000
Living Expenses$19,700$19,700$19,700
Cost of Attendance$28,700$29,700$28,700

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  $18,700


Estimated 9-month Living Expenses and Fees 
Room and Board (Spring & Fall combined)$12,480
Books and Supplies$740
Personal and Miscellaneous$2,590
Health Insurance$2,161
*International Operations Fee$120
**Total $19,700

*International Students are required to pay an International Operations Fee of $60 each Fall, Spring, and Summer 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

Exchange Student through the Education Abroad Office

Undergraduate Expenses (non-resident) 
 2 Semester (100% cost) Spring 2024 - Fall 20242 Semester (75% cost) Fall 2023 - Spring 20241 Semester (50% cost) Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 only
Tuition and Fees: 12 hours /semesterWaivedWaivedWaived
Living Expenses$19,700$14,775$9,850
Graduate Expenses (non-resident)
 2 Semester (100% cost) Spring 2024 - Fall 20242 Semester (75% cost) Fall 2023 - Spring 20241 Semester (50% cost) Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 only
Tuition and Fees: 9 hours /semesterWaivedWaivedWaived
Living Expenses$19,700$14,775$9,850