Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs the typical student to attend Texas A&M University-San Antonio. The cost of attendance is derived from data provided on the FAFSA. The amounts cover college tuition and basic living expenses.

When comparing financial aid packages, be sure to compare the total cost of attending the school and not simply the total financial aid awarded. It is important to budget and make wise decisions regarding how to utilize financial aid funds.


  • Tuition and Fees: The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical undergraduate student based on enrolling for 30 hours per academic year (Fall and Spring terms). The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical graduate student based on enrolling for 20 hours per academic year. The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending on the student's degree or certificate program
  • Room and Board: A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in San Antonio while attending school for an academic year. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances. Typically includes rent, food, snacks, household supplies and utilities.
  • Books and Supplies: The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year. Typically includes books, educational supplies, course materials, and computer-related expenses excluding the purchase of a personal computer
  • Transportation: Represents travel to and from parent's residence and transportation costs to and from class and work (e.g., gasoline, parking).
  • Miscellaneous: Estimate of costs for clothing, haircuts, entertainment and other miscellaneous expenses. What you actually spend on these types of items may be higher or lower depending on your own lifestyle.
  • NOTE: Adjustments to Cost of Attendance will be considered for one time purchase of a computer, child care, and study abroad.

Cost of Attendance for 2017-2018

Undergraduate Students

Fall/Spring Resident Student

On Campus

Living at Home w/Parents

Living Off Campus

Tuition & Fees

$ 8,216

$ 8,216

$ 8,216

Room & Board

$ 10,326

$ 2,574

$ 7,912

Books

$ 1,342

$ 1,342

$ 1,342

Transportation

$ 2,574

$ 2,574

$ 2,574

Miscellaneous

$ 2,952

$ 2,198

$ 2,952

Total Estimated Cost of Attendance

$ 25,410

$ 16,904

$ 22,996

Graduate Students

Fall/Spring Resident Student

On Campus

Living at Home w/Parents

Living Off Campus

Tuition & Fees

$ 6,192

$ 6,192

$ 6,192

Room & Board

$ 7,912

$ 3,692

$ 7,912

Books

$ 1,006

$ 1,006

$ 1,006

Transportation

$ 2,574

$ 2,574

$ 2,574

Miscellaneous

$ 2,952

$ 2,198

$ 2,952

Total Estimated Cost of Attendance

$ 20,636

$ 15,662

$ 20,636