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Prairie View, Texas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Texas Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Prairie View A & M University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,380
Other Fees$3,912
Room and Board $8,957
Other Expenses Budget$4,375
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Prairie View A & M University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,380
Other Fees$3,912
Room and Board $8,957
Other Expenses Budget$4,375

In-state tuition at Prairie View A & M University for undergraduate students residing in Texas is $7,387. Room and board charges total $8,957 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,380 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $3,912 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,375 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Prairie View A & M University full time should expect a total annual cost of $26,011.

Undergraduate tuition at Prairie View A & M University is $22,590 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $8,957 for room and board, $1,380 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $3,912. Students are advised to budget $4,375 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $41,214. This figure is 58.4% higher than what Texas residents pay.

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

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Prairie View A & M University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Prairie View A & M University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,435
$30,001 to $48,000$13,112
$48,001 to $75,000$16,916
$75,001 to $110,000$22,180

The average reported annual net price for Prairie View A & M University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,794 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

94% of full-time undergrad Prairie View A & M University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $12,691 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 75% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,148 and 4% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $15,739.

Finanical Aid Prairie View A & M University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $12,691 94%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $8,562 42%
Pell Grants $5,250 67%
Other Federal Grants $1,613 68%
State and Local Grants $6,690 51%
Federal Student Loans $5,148 75%
Other Student Loans $15,739 4%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Prairie View A & M University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $34,328. The loan balance of $34,328 is a four year multiple of the $8,582 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 $364 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $34,328
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $363.93
Total Interest Paid $9,344.07
Sum of All Loan Payments $43,672.07

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $26,011 $41,214
2 $26,991 $42,767
3 $28,008 $44,378
4 $29,063 $46,050

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Prairie View A & M University to be $104,044 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.8% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Prairie View A & M University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Texas Residents $246 $738 $984
Out of State Residents $753 $2,259 $3,012

Estimated cost for a class at Prairie View A & M University 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 Prairie View A & M University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Prairie View A & M University 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=227526 IPEDS survey data for Prairie View A & M University.