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Howard College Tuition & Cost

Big Spring, Texas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Texas Resident Sticker Price
In District Costs for Howard College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,690
Other Fees$260
Room and Board $5,090
Other Expenses Budget$4,413
In State Texas Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Howard College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,690
Other Fees$260
Room and Board $5,090
Other Expenses Budget$4,413

In district Texas residents should budget an annual total cost of $13,763 to attend Howard College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,310 for tuition, $5,090 room and board, $1,690 for books and supplies and $260 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Howard 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 Howard College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,082
$30,001 to $48,000$5,946
$48,001 to $75,000$8,967
$75,001 to $110,000$10,381

The average reported annual net price for Howard College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,228 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

87% of full-time undergrad Howard 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 $6,468 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 9% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,631.

Finanical Aid Howard College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,468 87%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,312 28%
Pell Grants $5,408 59%
Other Federal Grants $1,045 41%
State and Local Grants $2,691 29%
Federal Student Loans $4,631 9%
Other Student Loans $3,654 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Howard College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $9,600. The loan balance of $9,600 is a two year multiple of the $4,800 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 $92 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 $9,600
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $91.59
Total Interest Paid $1,391.35
Sum of All Loan Payments $10,991.35

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $15,173 $16,623
2 $16,235 $17,787

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Howard College to be $30,346 - 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 Howard College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $72 $216 $288
Texas Residents $122 $366 $488
Out of State Residents $169 $507 $676

Estimated cost for a class at Howard 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 Howard College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Howard College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225520 IPEDS survey data for Howard College.