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Tuition and Cost to Attend Texas A & M University College Station

Annual Total Cost

The total list price for in-state Texas residents to go to Texas A & M University College Station 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.

Undergraduate Tuition

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 $8,877 and 63% cheaper than the average Texas tuition of $14,174 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 28th in Texas amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 85th 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.

Housing Costs

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.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,246.

Costs and Tuition for Texas A & M University College Station
Expenditure Price
Texas Resident Total Cost $18,202
   In-State Tuition$5,297
   Other Fees$3,209
   Room and Board$8,450
   Books and Supplies$1,246
Non-Resident Total Cost $34,822
   Out-of-State Tuition$21,917
   Other Fees$3,209
   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.

What it Really Costs

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.

Net Price

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 University College Station net price for in-state students receiving aid was $11,550* for the 2010/2011 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

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).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Texas A & M University College Station
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$11,550*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid54%
Average Total Grant Aid$8,433
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants22%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,295

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

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
$110,000+$19,146

Average Financial Aid Mix - $18,202 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $18,202. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

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Grants and Scholarships

 46% - $8,433

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Texas A & M University College Station or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 45% - $8,235

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 8% -  $1,534

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*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.


Is it Worth the Cost?

To make a comparative assessment if Texas A & M University College Station 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.

Tuition Comparison to Academically Similar Schools in the Region

School Cost vs. Texas A & M University College Station

Cost of a Degree

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.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

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 University College Station 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.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

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

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a 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 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.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Texas A & M University College Station
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



Student Loans and Debt

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.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

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.

Texas A & M University College Station Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$482.38
Amount Borrowed$46,200.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$11,685.69
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$57,885.69

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Texas A & M University College Station? 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.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

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.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$25,032$100,128
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$31,948$127,791
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $40,774$163,098
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $47,202$188,806

Tuition History

What was tuition at Texas A & M University College Station 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.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2010$8,176$22,609 4.2%
2009$7,844$22,184 6.9%
2008$7,335$15,675 5.3%
2007$6,966$15,216 8.9%
2006$6,399$14,679 7.5%
2005$5,955$13,695 17.9%
2004$5,051$12,131 6.4%
2003$4,748$11,288 27.6%
2002$3,722$10,052 10.3%
2001$3,374$9,824 6.5%
2000$3,168$9,648 9.4%
1999$2,897$9,287 5.7%
1998$2,740$8,732 40.7%
1997$1,948$7,084 -2%
1996$1,988$7,748 12.3%
1995$1,770$6,060 7.5%
1994$1,646$5,746 10.6%
1993$1,488$5,628 21.6%
1992$1,224$4,464 4.4%
1991$1,172$4,245 -2.3%
1990$1,200$4,320 0%
1989$1,200$4,200 23.7%
1988$970$4,080 11.5%
1987$870$3,990

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

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
Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree 24 0% cheaper
Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Degree 24 4% cheaper
Geography Bachelor's Degree 23 6% costlier
Natural Resources Management and Policy Bachelor's Degree 21 3% costlier
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 21 5% 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
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 12 10% cheaper
Molecular Genetics 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

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About Texas A & M University College Station

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.

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Texas A & M University College Station
805 Rudder Tower
College Station, Texas
77843-1244

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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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