The total list price for in-state Texas residents to go to Texas A&M is $18,202 for the 2013/2014 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $34,822.
Texas A & M University College Station tuition is $5,297 per year for in-state residents. This is 15% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $6,256. The cost is $8,911 and 63% cheaper than the average Texas tuition of $14,208 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 28th in Texas amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 82nd most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $21,917 which represents a 314% premium.
The school charges an additional fees of $3,209 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $8,506.
On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,450 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in College Station should budget at least this amount.
The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,246.
|Texas Resident Total Cost||$18,202|
|Room and Board||$8,450|
|Books and Supplies||$1,246|
|Non-Resident Total Cost||$34,822|
|Room and Board||$8,450|
|Books and Supplies||$1,246|
All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.
Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $18,202 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.
The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Texas A&M net price for in-state students $12,417* for the 2011/2012 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.
54% of Texas A & M University College Station students received grant aid in 2010/2011. The average total aid amount was $8,433. 22 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $4,295. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Texas A & M University College Station, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
|Financial Aid Summary|
|Average Annual Net Price||$12,417*|
|Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid||54%|
|Average Total Grant Aid||$8,433|
|Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants||22%|
|Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid||$4,295|
The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last reported for the 2011-2012 academic year.
|Family Income||Avg. Net Price|
|$0 to $30,000||$5,089|
|$30,001 to $48,000||$7,775|
|$48,001 to $75,000||$13,578|
|$75,001 to $110,000||$17,482|
*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.
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.
To make a comparative assessment if Texas A&M is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 76/100 for Texas A & M University College Station. Considering an average net price paid of $11,550, this leads to an overall value ranking of 84/100. This places the school 15th on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.
When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Texas A & M University College Station.
At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Texas A&M is $72,808 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.
A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $11,550 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $46,200**
If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $91,010 or $57,750 using an average 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.
Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Texas A & M University College Station.
|Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester||$2,648|
|Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester||$9,101|
|Non-Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester||$10,958|
|Non-Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester||$17,411|
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 Texas A & M University College Station are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.
|Price per credit hour for Texas residents||$177|
|Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours)||$531|
|Price per credit hour for out of state residents||$690|
|Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)||$2,070|
|Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)||$2,760|
The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 36% of Texas A & M University College Station students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $8,235. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $25,223.
How much are student loan payments for Texas A & M University College Station? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.
The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $46,200, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $57,885.69. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Texas A & M University College Station. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 54% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $11,550. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Texas A & M University College Station 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 Loan Payment||$482.38|
|Number of Monthly Payments||120|
|Total Interest Cost||$11,685.69|
|Sum of All Payments over 10 years||$57,885.69|
Can I afford to attend Texas A&M? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Texas A & M University College Station, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.
Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $57,885.69 would be needed to afford a $482.38 monthly payment in the example $46,200.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.
What will it cost to send your child to Texas A & M University College Station in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $6,966 to $8,421. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.2%. 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 could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $72,808.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Texas A & M University College Station.
|Annual||4 Year Degree|
|Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2020||$25,032||$100,128|
|Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2025||$31,948||$127,791|
|Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2030||$40,774||$163,098|
|Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2033||$47,202||$188,806|
What was tuition at Texas A&M five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.
We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Texas A & M University College Station to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.
|Area of Study||Graduates||vs National Avg|
|Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree||645||6% cheaper|
|Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Bachelor's Degree||423||33% costlier|
|Biomedical Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||289||2% costlier|
|Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree||220||7% cheaper|
|Health and Wellness, General Bachelor's Degree||212||8% costlier|
|Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree||210||7% cheaper|
|Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Bachelor's Degree||202||8% cheaper|
|Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree||201||2% costlier|
|Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree||163||17% costlier|
|International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree||158||10% cheaper|
|Petroleum Engineering Bachelor's Degree||135||7% costlier|
|Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree||128||5% costlier|
|Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree||115||2% cheaper|
|Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree||113||13% cheaper|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree||102||7% cheaper|
|Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree||98||8% cheaper|
|Architecture Bachelor's Degree||91||17% cheaper|
|Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree||71||21% costlier|
|Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Bachelor's Degree||67||13% cheaper|
|Tourism and Travel Services Management Bachelor's Degree||58||5% costlier|
|Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree||58||7% cheaper|
|Ocean Engineering Bachelor's Degree||53||17% costlier|
|Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling Bachelor's Degree||52||14% costlier|
|Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree||49||23% cheaper|
|Computer Science Bachelor's Degree||48||6% cheaper|
|Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree||47||6% cheaper|
|Agricultural Business and Management, General Bachelor's Degree||46||16% costlier|
|Poultry Science Bachelor's Degree||45||6% costlier|
|Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree||45||4% cheaper|
|Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree||39||5% cheaper|
|Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia Bachelor's Degree||38||9% cheaper|
|Agriculture, General Bachelor's Degree||37||20% costlier|
|Nuclear Engineering Bachelor's Degree||37||9% cheaper|
|System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager Bachelor's Degree||31||48% costlier|
|Geographic Information Science and Cartography Bachelor's Degree||30||19% costlier|
|Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||27||8% cheaper|
|Agricultural and Food Products Processing Bachelor's Degree||27||3% cheaper|
|Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree||27||26% costlier|
|Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree||26||16% costlier|
|Computer Graphics Bachelor's Degree||25||14% costlier|
|Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree||25||13% cheaper|
|Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General Bachelor's Degree||24||1% cheaper|
|Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Degree||24||4% cheaper|
|Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree||24||0% cheaper|
|Geography Bachelor's Degree||23||6% costlier|
|Finance, General Bachelor's Degree||21||5% costlier|
|Natural Resources Management and Policy Bachelor's Degree||21||3% costlier|
|Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree||21||2% cheaper|
|City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning Bachelor's Degree||20||4% cheaper|
|Management Science Bachelor's Degree||20||6% cheaper|
|Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other Bachelor's Degree||18||16% cheaper|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree||18||7% costlier|
|Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree||17||1% costlier|
|English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree||16||2% cheaper|
|Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree||15||12% costlier|
|Entomology Bachelor's Degree||15||12% cheaper|
|Geophysics and Seismology Bachelor's Degree||15||18% cheaper|
|Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree||14||14% costlier|
|Natural Resources/Conservation, General Bachelor's Degree||14||1% cheaper|
|Turf and Turfgrass Management Bachelor's Degree||13||7% costlier|
|Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree||13||7% cheaper|
|History, General Bachelor's Degree||12||4% cheaper|
|Molecular Genetics Bachelor's Degree||12||10% cheaper|
|Physics, General Bachelor's Degree||12||10% cheaper|
|Range Science and Management Bachelor's Degree||10||24% costlier|
|Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree||9||2% cheaper|
|Forest Management/Forest Resources Management Bachelor's Degree||9||0% cheaper|
|Farm/Farm and Ranch Management Bachelor's Degree||6||8% cheaper|
|Environmental Biology Bachelor's Degree||6||9% cheaper|
|Music, General Bachelor's Degree||6||5% cheaper|
|French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||6||14% cheaper|
|Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||6||9% costlier|
|Forensic Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree||6||4% costlier|
|Economics, General Bachelor's Degree||5||12% cheaper|
|Human Resources Development Bachelor's Degree||5||17% costlier|
|Aquaculture Bachelor's Degree||5||11% cheaper|
|Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree||4||15% cheaper|
|Communication, General Bachelor's Degree||4||0% costlier|
|Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree||4||6% costlier|
|Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree||4||12% cheaper|
|Accounting Bachelor's Degree||4||5% costlier|
|Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree||4||5% cheaper|
|Sociology Bachelor's Degree||3||4% cheaper|
|Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production Bachelor's Degree||3||26% costlier|
|Anthropology Bachelor's Degree||3||12% cheaper|
|Agricultural Economics Bachelor's Degree||3||6% costlier|
|Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree||3||25% cheaper|
|American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree||2||24% cheaper|
|Dairy Science Bachelor's Degree||2||9% costlier|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||2||3% cheaper|
|Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||2||24% cheaper|
|Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Bachelor's Degree||1||7% costlier|
|Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree||1||19% cheaper|
|German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||1||16% cheaper|
|Agricultural Communication/Journalism Bachelor's Degree||1||15% costlier|
|Urban Forestry Bachelor's Degree||1||0% cheaper|
|Philosophy Bachelor's Degree||1||13% cheaper|
|Agronomy and Crop Science Bachelor's Degree||1||12% costlier|
|Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree||1||17% cheaper|
|Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling Bachelor's Degree||1||20% costlier|
|Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Bachelor's Degree||1||18% costlier|
Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for Texas A & M University College Station or model a student loan.
Texas A & M University College Station is a four year public college located in College Station, Texas. Full time enrollment is 44,418 and part time is 5,443. For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 27,730 applicants. 18,546 were admitted and 8,143 enrolled.
Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.Address
Texas A & M University College Station is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.
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