Cost of Attendance

2013 – 2014 Cost of Attendance

Knowing the cost of attendance can help you budget and better plan the financing of your education. The costs are an average for an academic year (fall and spring) and have been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Our office takes the cost of attendance into consideration, along with your financial need, when awarding grants, work-study and student and parent loans. The combination of any federal, state and institutional aid cannot exceed the cost of attendance, with the exception of those students who have received a full institutional scholarship and have been awarded the Federal Pell Grant.  The official cost of attendance is based on the following expenses:

Tuition and Fees

Given the variety of course loads and number of students at Prairie View A&M University, we use the average tuition and fees costs of 15 credit hours. Actual tuition and fees will vary depending on your course load, type of courses and other factors. To determine your actual tuition and fees charges, visit the Treasury Services web page.

Room and Board

The room and board charges are an estimate and will vary depending on your room and board decisions.

Books and Supplies

The books and supplies component reflects average costs as determined by a survey of Prairie View A&M University students.


The travel allowance is allocated for the expenses you incur traveling to and from campus. It is not designed to include such expenditures as vehicle maintenance and the purchase of a vehicle.

Miscellaneous Expenses

These expenses include miscellaneous items you will purchase throughout the academic year that are related to your educational costs. Your actual miscellaneous expenses will vary from the budgeted average depending on your spending habits. Your actual costs will vary depending on the following factors:

  • Number of credit hours
  • Residency (Texas resident or non-Texas resident)
  • Room and board choices
  • Degree plan
  • Personal expenses
Undergraduates TX Resident Semester TX Resident Year Non-Resident Semester Non-Resident Year
Tuition and Fees (based on 15 hrs) $3,869 $7,738 $9,134 $18,268
Loan Fees $50 $100 $50 $100
Room $2,571 $5,142 $2,571 $5,142
Board $1,162 $2,324 $1,162 $2,324
Books & Supplies $500 $1,000 $500 $1,000
Travel $625 $1,250 $625 $1,250
Personal Expenses $586 $1,172 $516 $1,032
Total Costs $9,363 $18,726 $14,558 $29,116

Graduate TX Resident Semester TX Resident Year Non-Resident Semester Non-Resident Year
Tuition and Fees (Based on 9 hrs) $2,772 $5,543 $5,949 $11,897
Loan Fees $50 $100 $50 $100
Room $2,571 $5,142 $2,571 $5,142
Board $1,162 $2,324 $1,162 $2,324
Books $500 $1,000 $500 $1,000
Travel $1,250 $2,500 $1,250 $2,500
Personal Expenses $1,174 $2,349 $582 $1,165
Total Costs $9,479 $18,958 $12,064 $24,128

Books, supplies, personal expenses and transportation costs are estimates of your actual expenses and included for the purpose of determining the full cost of attendance and eligibility for aid. They are not part of the university bill.

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