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Lamar State College-Port Arthur Tuition & Cost

Port Arthur, Texas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Texas Resident Sticker Price
$19,867
In State Costs for Lamar State College Port Arthur
Fee Cost
Tuition$2,850
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,481
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,694
Other Expenses Budget$4,842
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$32,527
Out of State Costs for Lamar State College Port Arthur
Fee Cost
Tuition$15,510
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,481
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,694
Other Expenses Budget$4,842

Residents of Texas pay an annual total price of $19,867 to attend Lamar State College Port Arthur on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,850 for tuition, $1,000 for books and supplies and $1,481 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $32,527 which is 63.7% higher than Texas residents. The tuition charge is $15,510 while books and supplies are $1,000 and other fees come in at $1,481.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$7,805
Net Price by Income Lamar State College Port Arthur
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,185
$30,001 to $48,000$7,062
$48,001 to $75,000$10,316
$75,001 to $110,000$12,062
$110,000+$12,469

The average reported annual net price for Lamar State College Port Arthur for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,805 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

72% of full-time undergrad Lamar State College Port Arthur received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,650 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 69% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $2,032.

Finanical Aid Lamar State College Port Arthur
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,650 72%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,845 27%
Pell Grants $5,079 54%
Other Federal Grants $183 30%
State and Local Grants $1,595 57%
Federal Student Loans $2,032 69%
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 Lamar State College Port Arthur, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $15,970. The loan balance of $15,970 is a two year multiple of the $7,985 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 $152 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 $15,970
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $152.37
Total Interest Paid $2,314.57
Sum of All Loan Payments $18,284.57

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$39,734
Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $19,867 $32,527
2 $21,258 $34,804

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Lamar State College Port Arthur to be $39,734 - 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 Lamar State College Port Arthur
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Texas Residents $95 $285 $380
Out of State Residents $517 $1,551 $2,068

Estimated cost for a class at Lamar State College Port Arthur 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 Lamar State College Port Arthur versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Lamar State College Port Arthur 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=226116 IPEDS survey data for Lamar State College Port Arthur.