School Expenses

How much does graduate school cost?

Educational expenses will vary according to your personal needs and chosen course of study with Texas A&M University at Galveston. The Financial Aid Office’s basic budget for the 2014-2015 school year for new graduate students including tuition and fees, books, supplies, transportation, room and board, incidental and living expenses totals about $21,000 for nine months of study. Expenses for returning students during an academic year should be slightly less than those for new students. The cost for new nonresidential and international students is about $28,000.

Graduate               LO Graduate Resident Graduate             Non-Resident 
Books and Supplies $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Loan Fees $138.00 $138.00 $138.00
Miscellaneous $2,520.00 $2,520.00 $2,520.00
Room & Board $10,000.00 $10,000.00 $10,000.00
Tuition and Fees $6,996.00 $6,764.00 $13,350.00
Transportation $606.00 $606.00 $1,000.00
               $21,260.00                 $21,028.00              $28,008.00
Total Cost of Attendance

For more information, make sure to check with the Financial Aid Office.

Tuition and Fees: The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical student based on enrolling for 18 hours per year, based on 9 hours per semester of graduate course work. The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending on the student’s degree program.

Room and Board: A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in Galveston while attending school. 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., bus fare, gasoline, tolls, parking).

Personal Expenses and 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.