Tuition and Fees

Texas A&M University at Galveston is one of the least expensive universities in the United States. Three tuition rates apply - In-State, Out-of-State, and License Option. License Option students (Cadets in the Texas A&M Maritime Academy) do not pay out of state tuition. A detailed rate schedule of the current tuition and fees is in the on-line catalog. Also, students should look at the Financial Aid webpage, submit the FAFSA and look for scholarships that might apply. License Option Cadets in the Texas A&M Maritime Academy may also choose to participate in the SSO Program and receive financial benefits while in college.

When do we register? At the New Student Conference, held on several occasions during the summer preceding the Fall semester, students choose their housing options, meal plans, and other options such as parking and football tickets. After your Conference, the Bill can be determined.

What about Payment? Although subject to change, the bill must be paid on the Wednesday prior to the beginning of classes. No bills are mailed. Bills are only available online at: 

You can pay in full by the due date. Or you can place the account on the installment plan and pay first installment. This can be done online at  Find the Billing Services Link, and click My Account. Computers are available at the Cashier’s office. Partial payments cannot be made if you are not on the installment plan. Failure to pay in full by
5:00 pm on the due date will result in student being dropped from courses and their account will be assessed a $100.00 late fee. If you need additional information or have questions, please contact the cashier's office at (409) 740-4433..

Acceptable Methods of Payment: Students cannot pay in person with a credit card. However, you may pay online at with American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or E-check. NO VISA. Computers are available at Cashier’s office to facilitate this service. There is a convenience charge of 2.25% if paying by credit card. Students may pay in person 8:30-4:00 in the Sea Aggie Center at the Cashier's office. Only cash, personal check, cashiers check, or money order will be accepted.

Financial Aid can be deducted from total due ONLY IF FUNDS HAVE BEEN GUARANTEED. To verify the guaranty of your aid, please see the cashier in the Sea Aggie Center or call (409) 740-4434.


Housing: The on-line Housing Deposit must be submitted with the $300 deposit to secure on-campus housing.  A variety of room and board options are available, depending on the status of the student. Usually, new freshmen reside in on-campus housing, and are required to purchase a 15 or 21 meal per week option.