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.

Once you've been accepted for admission, you will be assigned a financial advisor who will work with you throughout your college career. We’ll help you understand and work through the financial aid options that are available to you.

Tuition & Fees

In addition to the information you supply on your FAFSA, the total cost of attending St. Edward's factors into the amount of financial aid you receive. Here's an estimate of each semester's bill based on the costs for the 2015–2016 academic year:

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

Freshman Residence Double Room Suite: 2 Double Rooms with Shared Bath
East Hall $2,415  
Teresa Hall   $3,090
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 $4,355  
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

If you are returning to complete your degree at St. Edward’s and are interested in financial aid, be sure to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Unfortunately, financial aid is not available for students who are:

  • Earning a second bachelor’s degree (You may be eligible for federal and other education loans.)
  • Temporary
  • Not seeking a bachelor’s degree


When you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, we'll review your file for financial aid, including federal and state grants, other grants offered by St. Edward's and low-interest student loans.

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.


When you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, you will automatically be considered for these financial aid options.

Grants and work-study income do not require repayment. Loans do require repayment. These options are only offered to students returning to St. Edward's and seeking their first bachelor's degree. Grants, work-study and loans are not available for other special categories of students (temporary, post baccalaureate, and non-degree seeking).

St. Edward’s University Grants

St. Edward’s University grants are available to students (U.S. citizens and legal residents) who show financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Each year, the university provides a significant volume of grants to offset tuition. In 2013 alone, students at St. Edward’s were awarded more than $64 million in university grants.

Federal Grants
Federal Pell Grant

Available to students (U.S. citizens) who show financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Annual awards vary widely ($555 to $5,550 for full-time study). Award amount is determined by the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated from the FAFSA. Pell Grant funds are sent directly to the school and applied to the student’s bill.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Federal grant awarded to Pell Grant–eligible students who have demonstrated the highest calculated need from the FAFSA. Awards are applied directly to the student’s bill. SEOG is subject to availability.

State Grants
Texas Tuition Equalization Grant

State-funded, need-based grant offered to eligible full-time undergraduates who are Texas residents. Students who receive athletic scholarships are not eligible to receive a TEG.

Work Study
Federal and State College Work Study

Provides paid employment opportunities in various campus offices. Work-study awards are offered to students with demonstrated financial need. Students are paid at an hourly rate and receive pay every two weeks for the hours worked. The average college work-study award is $2,000 annually and is paid directly to the student. College work study is subject to availability.


Returning students seeking a first or second bachelor's degree may qualify for loans. Temporary and non-degree-seeking students do not.

Federal Direct Student Loan (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)

Subsidized Student Loan is awarded on the basis of financial need as determined by the FAFSA and the college's cost of attendance. The federal government pays the interest on the loan during enrollment of at least six credit hours per semester and during the six-month grace period after enrollment ceases. An Unsubsidized Student Loan is not based on financial need, and interest accrues from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. Annual loan limits under the Federal Student Loan program are: $5,500 freshman, $6,500 sophomore, and $7,500 junior and senior. Additional Unsubsidized Stafford Loan funds are available for students whose parents are not credit worthy or for students determined independent of parent by Department of Education standards. Federal Student Loan funds are released directly to the school in two or more disbursements via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and applied directly to the student bill.

Federal Direct Parent Loan for Dependent Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Available to creditworthy parents who want to borrow for their undergraduate children's education. Students must be enrolled at least half-time. A Master Promissory Note (MPN) is required in addition to the submission of the FAFSA. The loan amount can be up to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid received. PLUS Loan funds are released directly to the school in two or more disbursements via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and applied directly to the student bill. Repayment begins 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed for the academic year, although deferment options are available.

Payment Plans

Flexible Payment Programs

In addition to grants, loans and scholarships, you and your family can take advantage of two alternative 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 or trust funds) that pay for all or part of a student's tuition cost.