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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Texas A & M University Kingsville tuition is $4,366 per year for in-state residents. This is 38% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 72% cheaper than the average Texas tuition of $15,399 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 8th 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 $16,816 which represents a 285% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $4,096 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $8,462.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,760 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Kingsville should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,344.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $4,259 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,816 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Texas residents to go to TAMUK is $22,825 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $35,275.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Texas A & M University Kingsville and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Texas A & M University Kingsville
Estimated Budgets
Texas Resident Total Budget $22,825
   In-State Tuition$4,366
   Other Fees$4,096
   Room and Board$8,760
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,259
   Books and Supplies$1,344
Non-Resident Total Budget $35,275
   Out-of-State Tuition$16,816
   Other Fees$4,096
   Room and Board$8,760
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,259
   Books and Supplies$1,344

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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 $22,825 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 TAMUK net price for in-state students is $12,275* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

88% of Texas A & M University Kingsville students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $7,415. 58 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,669. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Texas A & M University Kingsville, 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 Kingsville
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$12,275*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid88%
Average Total Grant Aid$7,415
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants58%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,669

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 published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$9,157
$30,001 to $48,000$10,981
$48,001 to $75,000$14,328
$75,001 to $110,000$18,127
$110,000+$18,705

Average Financial Aid Mix - $22,825 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $22,825. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

40%
32%
28%

Grants and Scholarships

 40% - $7,415

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

Federal Loans

 32% - $5,951

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

Out of Pocket

 28% -  $5,200

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 Academic Year 2014-2015 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.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Texas A & M University Kingsville
Lamar University33.6% more expensive
Texas Woman's University18% more expensive
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin3.7% more expensive
Southeastern Oklahoma State University42.9% more expensive
Southeastern Louisiana University32.3% more expensive

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 Kingsville.

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 TAMUK is $91,300 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 $8,672 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $34,688**

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 $114,125 or $43,360 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 2014-2015 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 Kingsville.

Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,183
Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,412
Non-Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$8,408
Non-Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$17,638

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 Kingsville 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 Kingsville
Price per credit hour for Texas residents$778
Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours)$2,334
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$1,146
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$3,438
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$4,584

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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. 65% of Texas A & M University Kingsville students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,951. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $22,854.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Texas A & M University Kingsville? 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 $34,688, 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 $43,039.85. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Texas A & M University Kingsville. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 88% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,672. 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 Kingsville 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 Kingsville Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$358.67
Amount Borrowed$34,688.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$8,351.85
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$43,039.85

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend TAMUK? 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 Kingsville, 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 $43,039.85 would be needed to afford a $358.67 monthly payment in the example $34,688.00 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 Kingsville in the future? 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 $91,300.00. 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 Kingsville.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$31,390$125,559
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$40,062$160,248
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $51,131$204,522
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $59,190$236,760

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 Kingsville 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 70 16% cheaper
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 51 9% cheaper
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 50 17% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 46 17% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 42 13% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 35 2% cheaper
Agriculture, General Bachelor's Degree 34 8% costlier
Criminology Bachelor's Degree 33 13% cheaper
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 30 5% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 27 15% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 24 16% cheaper
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 24 23% cheaper
Biomedical Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 21 8% cheaper
Industrial Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 20 18% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 20 11% cheaper
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 17 3% cheaper
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 15 13% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 13 14% cheaper
Architectural Engineering Bachelor's Degree 13 17% cheaper
Petroleum Engineering Bachelor's Degree 12 7% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 11 2% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 10 18% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 10 15% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 9 7% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 9 3% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 7 4% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 6 14% cheaper
Human Nutrition Bachelor's Degree 6 16% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 6 15% cheaper
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Bachelor's Degree 6 18% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 6 15% cheaper
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 6 5% cheaper
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 5 17% cheaper
Apparel and Textiles, General Bachelor's Degree 4 5% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 14% cheaper
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 4 11% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 3 4% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 18% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 2 15% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 20% cheaper
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 2 12% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 2 17% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 2 12% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 1 5% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper
Community Health and Preventive Medicine Bachelor's Degree 1 2% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 1 2% costlier
Agronomy and Crop Science Bachelor's Degree 1 2% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 1 5% cheaper

Calculators

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About Texas A & M University Kingsville

Texas A & M University Kingsville is a four year public college located in Kingsville, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 6,759 and part time is 2,519.

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

Address
Texas A & M University Kingsville
955 University Blvd
Kingsville, Texas
78363

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Texas A & M University Kingsville 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.

Texas A & M University Kingsville cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228705 IPEDS survey data.