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Sam Houston State Financial Aid

Financial Aid Scoreboard
Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 14,127
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 75%
Average Aid Amount $7,285
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 2,504
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 88%

Financial Aid Information at Sam Houston State

For the academic year 2019-2020, a total of 14,127 students (75% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $7,285. For freshmen (Full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students), 2,504 students (88% of enrolled students) received financial aid.
The 2022 undergraduate tuition & fees at Sam Houston State University is $8,960 for Texas residents and $18,752 for out-of-state students, for reference.

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For the academic year 2019-2020, a total of 14,127 students (75% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received aid amount is $7,285. It includes federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid. The following table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at Sam Houston State University for all undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at Sam Houston State University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid14,12775%$7,285
Pell Grants7,64241%$4,811
Federal Student Loans9,74552%$6,950

Beginning Students Financial Aid

a total of 2,504 beginning students (88% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 2,401 students (84% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree-seeking beginning undergraduate students. The below table shows the number and amount by the source of financial aid at Sam Houston State University.
Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at Sam Houston State University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid2,50488%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources2,12774%$8,843
Federal Grants1,50853%$4,843
Pell Grants1,27745%$5,085
Other Federal Grants63022%$1,285
State/Local Grants1,80863%$5,558
Institutional Grants32611%$4,473
Student Loans1,66258%$5,910
Federal Student Loans1,65658%$5,647
Other Student Loans331%$14,288

Students Headcount by Living Status

For academic year 2019-2020, total 2,006 full-time beginning students have enrolled and attended Sam Houston State University. Among them, 1,725 students have lived on campus and 86 students lived off campus (without family). Next table shows the students count by living status and years.
Student Headcount by Living Location/Setting at Sam Houston State University
Living Status201720182019
Living On-Campus1,5311,6441,725
Living Off-Campus with Family967989
Living Off-Campus without Family1196486

Grants and Scholarship Aid By Income Level (Paying In-State Tuition)

Next table shows number of students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded any grant/scholarship by income level for academic year 2019-2020 . The sources of grants and scholarship aid are the federal government, state/local government, or the institution.
Grants of Scholarship Aid Statistics By Income Level at Sam Houston State University
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedTotal Amount Aid Awarded Average Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,9921,660$15,638,012$7,850
$0 - $30,000693693$8,091,102$11,675
$30,001 - $48,000364363$3,856,875$10,596
$48,001 - $75,000283267$2,252,063$7,958
$75,001 - $110,000270163$847,181$3,138
$110,001 or more382174$590,791$1,547