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The Texas State Office of Distance and Extended Learning is proud to offer correspondence self-paced courses to students at a reasonable and competitive cost. Here you will find a detailed listing of all course tuition and fees and other details about the costs associated with correspondence study. 

Course Tuition and Fees

Self-paced correspondence course tuition rates are as follows:

Undergraduate Course Online Correspondence Course Tuition
3 Hour Course $952.08
4 Hour Course $1,269.44

The tuition rates above include an online fee of $10 per credit hour.

Note: Refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for current tuition rates.The tuition rates above include an online fee of $10 per credit hour.

Withdrawal Refund Schedule

Based on a 3-credit hour undergraduate course:

Days Enrolled

Percent Refunded

Amount Withheld

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Note that refunds are processed according to the university’s refund policies.

University Fees and Charges

Returned Checks: If a check is returned for reasons other than an admitted bank error, you must repay within 10 days with a cashiers check, money order, or credit card. A $30 service fee will be assessed and must be included with your payment. You may pay either in person at the cashier’s windows on the first floor of the J.C. Kellam Building, or by mailing the payment to the following address:

Texas State University

Attn: Cashier’s Office

601 University Drive

San Marcos, TX 78666-4616

You must then present the paid receipt at the Office of Distance and Extended Learning to get your record cleared.

Cost of Course Materials

When determining the total cost of a correspondence self-paced course, it is important to consider not only the enrollment and course fees, but also the cost of course materials and textbooks. Course materials and textbooks are not included in the course tuition and fees. To determine what the course materials for a particular course will cost, refer to the specific course listing page for required materials and supplies, accessible under Course Offerings.


Students are responsible for paying the postage on assignments sent to the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.