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

Annual Total Cost

The total cost 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. The components to this cost are detailed below.

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 pubic four yearr tuition of $6,256. The fee 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 you're attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $21,917 which represents a 314% premium.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,450 per year. If you elect to live off campus elsewhere in College Station, you should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

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

Other Fees

There is an additional fee of $3,209 which is charged in addition to tuition.

Cost Itemization

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

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.

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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 price 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.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

54% of Texas A & M University College Station students recieved grant aid in 2010/2011 to help defray the cost of tuition. 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 Financial Aid Mix - $18,202 In-State Total Cost

Estimated 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.

8433
8235
1534

 46% - $8,433

Grants and Scholarships

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

 45% - $8,235

Federal Loans

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

 8% -  $1,534

Out of Pocket

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 14th on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.

Cost of a Degree

When considering the cost to go to Texas A & M University College Station, 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

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Student Loans

The secondry consideration after understanding the cost of college is figuring out how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assitance, but student loans end up financing a singificant 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 Federal Loan aid amount of $8,235.

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 finacial aid you receieve, 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 condidering 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.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

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.

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

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Texas A & M University College Station 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 $18,202. 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
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 645 $72,808
4 year estimate
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Bachelor's Degree 423 $72,808
4 year estimate
Biomedical Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 289 $72,808
4 year estimate
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 220 $72,808
4 year estimate
Health and Wellness, General Bachelor's Degree 212 $72,808
4 year estimate
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 210 $72,808
4 year estimate
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Bachelor's Degree 202 $72,808
4 year estimate
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 201 $72,808
4 year estimate
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 163 $72,808
4 year estimate
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 158 $72,808
4 year estimate
Petroleum Engineering Bachelor's Degree 135 $72,808
4 year estimate
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 128 $72,808
4 year estimate
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 115 $72,808
4 year estimate
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 113 $72,808
4 year estimate
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 102 $72,808
4 year estimate
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 98 $72,808
4 year estimate
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 91 $72,808
4 year estimate
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 71 $72,808
4 year estimate
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Bachelor's Degree 67 $72,808
4 year estimate
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 58 $72,808
4 year estimate
Tourism and Travel Services Management Bachelor's Degree 58 $72,808
4 year estimate
Ocean Engineering Bachelor's Degree 53 $72,808
4 year estimate
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling Bachelor's Degree 52 $72,808
4 year estimate
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 49 $72,808
4 year estimate
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 48 $72,808
4 year estimate
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 47 $72,808
4 year estimate
Agricultural Business and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 46 $72,808
4 year estimate
Poultry Science Bachelor's Degree 45 $72,808
4 year estimate
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 45 $72,808
4 year estimate
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 39 $72,808
4 year estimate
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia Bachelor's Degree 38 $72,808
4 year estimate
Nuclear Engineering Bachelor's Degree 37 $72,808
4 year estimate
Agriculture, General Bachelor's Degree 37 $72,808
4 year estimate
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager Bachelor's Degree 31 $72,808
4 year estimate
Geographic Information Science and Cartography Bachelor's Degree 30 $72,808
4 year estimate
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 27 $72,808
4 year estimate
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 27 $72,808
4 year estimate
Agricultural and Food Products Processing Bachelor's Degree 27 $72,808
4 year estimate
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 26 $72,808
4 year estimate
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree 25 $72,808
4 year estimate
Computer Graphics Bachelor's Degree 25 $72,808
4 year estimate
Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Degree 24 $72,808
4 year estimate
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General Bachelor's Degree 24 $72,808
4 year estimate
Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree 24 $72,808
4 year estimate
Geography Bachelor's Degree 23 $72,808
4 year estimate
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree 21 $72,808
4 year estimate
Natural Resources Management and Policy Bachelor's Degree 21 $72,808
4 year estimate
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $72,808
4 year estimate
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning Bachelor's Degree 20 $72,808
4 year estimate
Management Science Bachelor's Degree 20 $72,808
4 year estimate
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 18 $72,808
4 year estimate
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 18 $72,808
4 year estimate
Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree 17 $72,808
4 year estimate
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 16 $72,808
4 year estimate
Geophysics and Seismology Bachelor's Degree 15 $72,808
4 year estimate
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 15 $72,808
4 year estimate
Entomology Bachelor's Degree 15 $72,808
4 year estimate
Natural Resources/Conservation, General Bachelor's Degree 14 $72,808
4 year estimate
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 14 $72,808
4 year estimate
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 13 $72,808
4 year estimate
Turf and Turfgrass Management Bachelor's Degree 13 $72,808
4 year estimate
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $72,808
4 year estimate
Molecular Genetics Bachelor's Degree 12 $72,808
4 year estimate
History, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $72,808
4 year estimate
Range Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 10 $72,808
4 year estimate
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management Bachelor's Degree 9 $72,808
4 year estimate
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $72,808
4 year estimate
Forensic Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree 6 $72,808
4 year estimate
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management Bachelor's Degree 6 $72,808
4 year estimate
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 6 $72,808
4 year estimate
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $72,808
4 year estimate
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $72,808
4 year estimate
Environmental Biology Bachelor's Degree 6 $72,808
4 year estimate
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $72,808
4 year estimate
Aquaculture Bachelor's Degree 5 $72,808
4 year estimate
Human Resources Development Bachelor's Degree 5 $72,808
4 year estimate
Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $72,808
4 year estimate
Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $72,808
4 year estimate
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $72,808
4 year estimate
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $72,808
4 year estimate
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 4 $72,808
4 year estimate
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 4 $72,808
4 year estimate
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 3 $72,808
4 year estimate
Agricultural Economics Bachelor's Degree 3 $72,808
4 year estimate
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 3 $72,808
4 year estimate
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production Bachelor's Degree 3 $72,808
4 year estimate
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 3 $72,808
4 year estimate
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $72,808
4 year estimate
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 2 $72,808
4 year estimate
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $72,808
4 year estimate
Dairy Science Bachelor's Degree 2 $72,808
4 year estimate
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $72,808
4 year estimate
Urban Forestry Bachelor's Degree 1 $72,808
4 year estimate
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 1 $72,808
4 year estimate
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $72,808
4 year estimate
Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling Bachelor's Degree 1 $72,808
4 year estimate
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $72,808
4 year estimate
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $72,808
4 year estimate
Agricultural Communication/Journalism Bachelor's Degree 1 $72,808
4 year estimate
Agronomy and Crop Science Bachelor's Degree 1 $72,808
4 year estimate
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 1 $72,808
4 year estimate

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.

Learn more about Texas A & M University College Station at CollegeSimply.

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