Tuition & Fees

Affordable Private Education

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's has provided access to affordable, quality private education for more than 125 years.

The university offers a scholarship and financial aid package for qualified CAMP students to offset tuition and other college expenses. This aid package covers all but $2,000 of first-year expenses.

Once you've been accepted for admission, you will be assigned a financial advisor who will work with you and your parents throughout your college career.

Tuition & Fees

Based on the costs for the 2015–2016 academic year, here are the tuition and other fees that St. Edward's pays for you as part of the CAMP students' financial aid package (with the exception of your contribution):

  Fall 2015 Spring 2016
Tuition $19,160 (paid) $19,160 (paid)
Residence Hall, with roommates $2,415-$3,980 (paid) $2,415-$3,980 (paid)
Meal Plan (estimated) $1,765–$2,210 (paid) $1,765–$2,210 (paid)
Technology Fee $200 (paid) $200 (paid)
Orientation Fee $200* (paid) $200* (paid)
Health Insurance (estimated) $800 (paid) $800 (paid)
Car Permit $250 Prorated
Books and Supplies $550 (paid) $550 (paid)
Residence Hall Rates

These rates are per person, per semester for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters and are subject to change for the 2016–2017 academic year. Housing fees are generally paid by the CAMP student and depend upon the hall you choose.

Freshman Residence Double Room Suite: 2 Double Rooms with Shared Bath
East Hall $2,415  
Teresa Hall   $2,670
Basil Moreau Hall $3,670 $3,480
Dujarié Hall $3,670 $3,480
Edmund Hunt Hall   $3,480
Le Mans Hall   $3,480
Upperclassmen Residence Private Room Double Room
East Hall $3,730 $2,415
Basil Moreau Hall $4,355 $3,670
Edmund Hunt Hall $4,170  
Dujarié Hall   $3,670
Le Mans Hall $4,355  
Lady Bird Johnson Hall $3,960  
Casa $3,980 $3,605
Casitas $3,980  

Maryhill and Hilltopper Heights Apartments range from $3,250–$4,915 depending on the floor plan selected.

* Students only pay one Orientation Fee. Timing of fee is dependent upon term in which you enroll.

Awarding Process

CAMP students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, as part of the application process.

For CAMP students, financial aid covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, living expenses, transportation, health insurance and a modest stipend to offset lost wages. The St. Edward's University financial aid package for CAMP students includes federal, state and university grants and scholarships. Most first-year expenses are covered with the exception of $2,000.

While the basic mission of CAMP is to provide support to complete the first two semesters of college, St. Edward's is committed to you through graduation. We guarantee three additional years of university grants if you maintain satisfactory progress toward a degree. Plus, students who achieve a strong grade point average (GPA) will qualify for additional aid.

FAFSA

Our financial aid package for CAMP students includes federal, state and institutional grants and scholarships. The package usually covers almost all expenses for the first year except $2,000. You may choose to pay the $2,000 by accepting a student loan given to you by the university. Many of our students also use outside scholarships to pay the remaining $2,000.

Make sure to list the St. Edward's federal school code, 003621, in the school release section.

About the FAFSA

Go online to the U.S. Department of Education beginning Jan. 1 of your senior year to complete your FAFSA. The FAFSA asks questions about a family's income and assets to determine an Expected Family Contribution, or EFC.

Five Steps for Filing Your FAFSA

Step 1: Get a four-digit PIN issued (one to parents; one to the student) by the Department of Education.

Step 2: Complete the 2014–2015 "FAFSA on the Web" Worksheet to gather the financial information you'll need to complete the formal FAFSA. You can download the worksheet after Jan. 1.

Step 3: File your 2014–2015 FAFSA, listing the St. Edward's federal school code, 003621, in the school release section. Be sure to write down your confirmation number when you finish the form. You will need the confirmation number in case any problems arise with the processing of your application. For the best financial aid package, complete your FAFSA by March 1 of your senior year.

Step 4: Check the status of your FAFSA online or use the Federal Student Aid Information Center automated hotline (800-433-3243). St. Edward’s should receive the results of your application within two to three days after it has been processed. If you do not receive a response from the Department of Education within two weeks of submitting your FAFSA, you should contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center for assistance.

Step 5: Review your Financial Aid Package from St. Edward's, and respond by May 1 to secure your financial aid.

 

Grants & Loans

During your freshman year as a CAMP student at St. Edward’s, you'll receive a financial aid package to cover your college expenses, including:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Books and supplies
  • On-campus housing and a meal plan
  • Travel stipend
  • Health insurance
  • A modest monthly living stipend

Your financial aid package may include federal, state, and institutional grants and will usually cover almost all expenses for your first year except $2,000. You may choose to pay the $2,000 by accepting a student loan given to you by St. Edward’s. Instead of loans, many students secure outside scholarships to pay the remaining $2,000.

Ongoing Financial Support
While the basic mission of CAMP is to help you complete your first two semesters of college, our commitment to you continues through graduation. In fact, we guarantee three additional years of grants from St. Edward’s if you maintain satisfactory progress toward a degree — and we’ll extend additional support if you achieve a strong GPA.

If you maintain a 2.5–2.99 GPA, you'll receive financial aid that covers tuition and provides $500 per year toward the cost of on-campus housing. If you maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, you'll have tuition covered and will receive $1,000 per year toward on-campus housing.

Payment Plans

You and your family can take advantage of two flexible payment options:

Monthly Arrangement Payment Plan

Through this university-sponsored program, students may pay all or part of the semester's balance through equal, monthly payments. Various plans are available, ranging from two to four months.

Third-Party Billing

At a student's request, St. Edward's will bill entities (such as the Texas Tomorrow Fund) that pay for all or part of a student's tuition cost.