Paying for Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$14,120 ($9,080)
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$9,810 ($6,894)
On-campus Living Costs
$13,070
Off-campus Living Costs
$14,683
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$364 ($214)
Graduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$440 ($280)

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus are $9,080 for Arkansas residents and $14,120 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $6,894 for Arkansas residents and $9,810 for out-of-state students.
Compare to Public, 4-Years Colleges in Arkansas, the undergraduate tuition & fees are average and the graduate tuition & fees are relatively inexpensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Henderson State University and John Brown University, tuition & fees of Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is relatively inexpensive where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $18,800.
The average living cost of the school is $13,070 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $14,683.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus are $9,080 for Arkansas residents and $14,120 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 5.43% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $6,894 for Arkansas residents and $9,810 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 5.48% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-StateArkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$7,896$11,466$5,714$8,090
2017$8,196$11,856$5,940$8,370
2018$8,346$12,156$6,038$8,558
2019$8,676$12,786$6,234$8,970
2020$8,980$13,480$6,582$9,462
2021$9,080$14,120$6,894$9,810

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $13,070 including room & board and other living expenses (a student lives in on-campus housing such as dormitory and school-owned apartment). For students living in off-campus housing, the average living cost is $14,683.
The living cost at the school has increased by 3.20% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs
YearOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$6,422$5,228$6,779$6,688
2017$6,560$5,435$6,915$6,939
2018$7,066$5,557$7,066$7,094
2019$6,993$5,672$6,993$7,242
2020$7,188$5,882$7,188$7,495
2021$7,418$6,112$7,418$7,725

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,600 at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. The books & supplies cost stays same as last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

Southern Arkansas University Main Campus 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,600
2017$1,600
2018$1,600
2019$1,600
2020$1,600
2021$1,600

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

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2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus is $214 for Arkansas residents and $364 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has decreased by 1.00% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition per credit hour is $280 for Arkansas residents and $440 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 0.69% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearUndergraduateGraduate
Arkansas ResidentsOut-of-StateArkansas ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$217$336$271$403
2017$223$345$279$414
2018$228$355$285$425
2019$228$365$285$437
2020$214$364$280$440
2021$214$364$280$440

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart