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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Texas Resident Sticker Price
In District Costs for College of the Mainland
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$423
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,766
Other Expenses Budget$2,472
In State Texas Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for College of the Mainland
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$423
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,766
Other Expenses Budget$2,472

In district Texas residents should budget an annual total cost of $12,011 to attend College of the Mainland on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $1,350 for tuition, $5,766 off-campus housing, $2,000 for books and supplies and $423 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend College of the Mainland when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income College of the Mainland
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$2,071
$30,001 to $48,000$856
$48,001 to $75,000($486)
$75,001 to $110,000n/a

The average reported annual net price for College of the Mainland for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $2,679 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Costs for Similar Colleges

Financial Aid

61% of full-time undergrad College of the Mainland received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,572 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 3% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,123.

Finanical Aid College of the Mainland
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,572 61%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,342 17%
Pell Grants $5,641 47%
Other Federal Grants $857 27%
State and Local Grants $1,664 9%
Federal Student Loans $4,123 3%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to College of the Mainland, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $17,640. The loan balance of $17,640 is a two year multiple of the $8,820 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $168 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $17,640
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $168.31
Total Interest Paid $2,556.61
Sum of All Loan Payments $20,196.61

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $13,211 $14,111
2 $14,136 $15,099

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at College of the Mainland to be $26,422 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 2 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at College of the Mainland
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $45 $135 $180
Texas Residents $85 $255 $340
Out of State Residents $115 $345 $460

Estimated cost for a class at College of the Mainland based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at College of the Mainland versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

College of the Mainland Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=226408 IPEDS survey data for College of the Mainland.