Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View, Texas


Costs to Attend Prairie View A & M University

Are you interested in applying to Prairie View A & M University yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Texas Residents: $14,871
  • Non Texas Residents: $23,295
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Texas Residents: $4,314
  • Tution for non-Texas Residents: $12,738
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $7,467
  • Books and Supplies: $1,000
  • Other Fees: $2,090

The cost per year to attend Prairie View A & M University is $14,871 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Texas have a total one year cost of $23,295. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Prairie View A & M University

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Prairie View A & M University is $59,484 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $59,484
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $93,180

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Texas Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $7,436
  • Non Texas Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $11,648

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $8,582*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $34,328**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 91%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $13,884
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 67%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,542
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 78%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $8,171

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Prairie View A & M University is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Prairie View A & M University? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $34,328, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 91% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,582. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Prairie View A & M University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $345.27
  • Amount Borrowed: $34,328.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $7,104.98
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $41,432.98

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Prairie View A & M University? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Prairie View A & M University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $41,432.98 is recommended to afford a $345.27 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Prairie View A & M University in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $5,461 to $6,132. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $59,484.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Prairie View A & M University.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $20,451, 4 Year Degree: $81,804
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $26,101, 4 Year Degree: $104,405
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $33,313, 4 Year Degree: $133,251
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $38,564, 4 Year Degree: $154,254

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Prairie View A & M University are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Texas residents: $169
  • Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours): $507
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $482
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $1,446
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $1,928

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Prairie View A & M University for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $6,763 In State / $15,073 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.4% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $6,299 In State / $14,729 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.2% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $6,046 In State / $15,406 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.7% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $5,461 In State / $13,710 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11.3% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $4,906 In State / $13,186 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 17.5% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $4,174 In State / $11,914 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 16.2% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $3,592 In State / $10,672 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11.1% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $3,232 In State / $9,772 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 1.9% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $3,172 In State / $9,482 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 15.3% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $2,752 In State / $9,202 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.1% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $2,644 In State / $9,124 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.9% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $2,496 In State / $8,886 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.5% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $2,436 In State / $8,856 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 13.5% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $2,146 In State / $8,566 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11.4% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $1,926 In State / $7,686 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 14.4% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $1,684 In State / $5,974 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.6% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $1,537 In State / $5,617 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 16.8% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $1,316 In State / $5,456 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 14.6% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $1,148 In State / $4,388 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 46.4% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $784 In State / $3,644 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 81.5% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $432 In State / $2,928 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -50.3% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $870 In State / $3,990 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 81.2% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $480 In State / $3,600 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -44.6% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $866 In State / $3,986 Out of State Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Prairie View A & M University ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $14,871. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 138 $59,484
4 year cost
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 78 $59,484
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 58 $59,484
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 57 $59,484
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 47 $59,484
4 year cost
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor's Degree 40 $59,484
4 year cost
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 37 $59,484
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 34 $59,484
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 31 $59,484
4 year cost
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 26 $59,484
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 26 $59,484
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 26 $59,484
4 year cost
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 26 $59,484
4 year cost
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 25 $59,484
4 year cost
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other Bachelor's Degree 22 $59,484
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 20 $59,484
4 year cost
Agriculture, General Bachelor's Degree 18 $59,484
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 18 $59,484
4 year cost
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 17 $59,484
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 16 $59,484
4 year cost
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 16 $59,484
4 year cost
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 16 $59,484
4 year cost
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 13 $59,484
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 12 $59,484
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 11 $59,484
4 year cost
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 10 $59,484
4 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $59,484
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $59,484
4 year cost
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $59,484
4 year cost
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $59,484
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $59,484
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $59,484
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $59,484
4 year cost
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 4 $59,484
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $59,484
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $59,484
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $59,484
4 year cost
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $59,484
4 year cost

About Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View A & M University is a four year public college located in Prairie View, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 6,879 and part time is 1,547.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 10,354 applicants. 4,057 were admitted and 1,632 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Learn more about Prairie View A & M University at CollegeSimply.

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  • FM 1098 Road & University Drive
  • Prairie View, Texas
  • 77446

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