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South Texas College Tuition & Cost

McAllen, Texas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Texas Resident Sticker Price

In District Costs for South Texas College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,920
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,432
Other Expenses Budget$1,400

In State Texas Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for South Texas College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,920
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,432
Other Expenses Budget$1,400

In-District Tuition

The tuition for in-district Texas residents (local residents) attending South Texas College is $2,310 per academic year. Students should budget $6,432 for local off-campus housing. Additionally, books and supplies typically cost $1,200 plus the school charges $1,920 in other fees. In total, students should budget for an annual total cost of $13,262 to attend South Texas College.

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

The average reported annual net price for South Texas College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $1,630 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending South Texas College, 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 South Texas College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$1,200
$30,001 to $48,000$1,783
$48,001 to $75,000$3,531
$75,001 to $110,000$3,928

Financial Aid

91% of full-time undergrad South Texas 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 $5,792 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 0% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $0 and 3% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $2,022.

Finanical Aid South Texas College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,792 91%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,303 1%
Pell Grants $5,271 82%
Other Federal Grants $650 54%
State and Local Grants $3,059 18%
Federal Student Loans $0 0%
Other Student Loans $2,022 3%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to South Texas College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $0. The loan balance of $0 is a four year multiple of the $0 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 $0 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 $0
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 0 years
Example Monthly Payment $0.00
Total Interest Paid $0.00
Sum of All Loan Payments $0.00

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Texas Residents Non Residents
1 $13,562 $16,952
2 $13,888 $17,359
3 $14,222 $17,777
4 $14,564 $18,204

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at South Texas College to be $54,248 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.4% 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 South Texas College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $77 $231 $308
Texas Residents $87 $261 $348
Out of State Residents $200 $600 $800

Estimated cost for a class at South Texas 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 South Texas College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

South Texas 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=409315 IPEDS survey data for South Texas College.