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Tuition & Fees and Housing Costs


Texas A&M University is consistently ranked one of the Best Value Colleges in the country. The academic year 2022-23 tuition and fees for full-time semester credit hours (9 credit hours for graduate students per semester) are $3,987.01 for residents, and $8,752.60 for non-residents and international students. This does not include the $5,000 M.S. in Economics program fee payable for each semester or other fees added by the university.

Completing the masters program requires a total of 32-semester credit hours (for thesis option) or 36-semester credit hours (for non-thesis option). Full-time students enroll for 9 credit hours per Fall/Spring semesters with options to enroll for 12-15 credit hours per Fall/Spring semesters. The total number of months to complete the thesis option varies on the student’s research but may be completed in 24 months per their committee’s guidance, and the completion time for the non-thesis option is 18-24 months. The summer semester following the first year is open so that students can obtain an internship, return to their home country if they are international, or take other courses at the university. NOTE: Tuition and fees may change for the academic year in which you actually enroll. Please refer to Texas A&M Student Business Services for detailed and up-to-date information on tuition and fees.

Resources: Funding Opportunities, Texas A&M Tuition and Fees, International Student Cost of Attendance


Bryan/College Station consistently ranks as one of the least expensive cities in the United States in which to live, and several nationwide rankings have listed Bryan/College Station among the best places to live in America. Yearly living expenses are estimated to be $12,600 total. For example, the average 820 square feet apartment rents for an average of $690 per month, $110 less than the average for the State of Texas. The community offers many affordable and pleasant living, dining, and entertainment options and the University offers excellent recreational facilities plus athletic and performing arts events. For information on housing options, refer to the Residence Life website,