Public 2 Year

HCC Tuition & Cost

Houston, Texas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Texas Resident Sticker Price
In District Costs for Houston Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,250
Other Fees$1,440
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $8,990
Other Expenses Budget$4,240
In State Texas Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Houston Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,250
Other Fees$1,440
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $8,990
Other Expenses Budget$4,240

In district Texas residents should budget an annual total cost of $17,712 to attend Houston Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $792 for tuition, $8,990 off-campus housing, $2,250 for books and supplies and $1,440 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 Houston Community College 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 Houston Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$4,036
$30,001 to $48,000$4,871
$48,001 to $75,000$7,177
$75,001 to $110,000$9,360

The average reported annual net price for Houston Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $4,118 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

69% of full-time undergrad Houston Community College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,430 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 15% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,605.

Finanical Aid Houston Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,430 69%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,486 14%
Pell Grants $5,249 59%
Other Federal Grants $537 5%
State and Local Grants $2,126 12%
Federal Student Loans $5,605 15%
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 Houston Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $20,168. The loan balance of $20,168 is a two year multiple of the $10,084 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 $192 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 $20,168
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $192.42
Total Interest Paid $2,923.00
Sum of All Loan Payments $23,091.00

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $19,824 $20,544
2 $20,909 $21,669

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Houston Community College to be $39,648 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.5% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Houston Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $85 $255 $340
Texas Residents $181 $543 $724
Out of State Residents $227 $681 $908

Estimated cost for a class at Houston Community College 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 Houston Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Houston Community College 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=225423 IPEDS survey data for Houston Community College.