Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tyler Junior College tuition is $960 per year for in-district residents. This is 68% cheaper than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $2,965. The cost is 76% cheaper than the average Texas in-district tuition of $3,933 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 5th in Texas amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 68th most expensive 2 year college in the state.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,824 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $4,524.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,538 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Tyler should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,800.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,404 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,618 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to Tyler Junior College is $16,526 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $18,266. Out-of-state students who don't possess Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $18,986.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Tyler Junior College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Tyler Junior College
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget $16,526
   In-District Tuition$960
   Other Fees$1,824
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,404
   Books and Supplies$1,800
   Room and Board$8,538
Texas Out of District Total Budget $19,480
   In-State Tuition$2,700
   Other Fees$1,824
   Room and Board$8,538
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,404
   Books and Supplies$1,800


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 $18,266 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 Tyler Junior College net price for in-state students is $7,435* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

71% of Tyler Junior College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,290. 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 $4,786. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Tyler Junior College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Tyler Junior College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$7,435*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid71%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,290
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants58%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,786

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$6,935
$30,001 to $48,000$7,450
$48,001 to $75,000$8,886
$75,001 to $110,000$10,084

Average Financial Aid Mix - $18,266 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $18,266. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 36% - $5,290

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Tyler Junior College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 38% - $5,674

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

Out of Pocket

 26% -  $3,898

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 Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Tyler Junior College
Kilgore College2.2% more expensive
Trinity Valley Community College60% less expensive
Panola College76% less expensive
Texas State Technical College Marshall24.3% more expensive
Northeast Texas Community College12.2% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Tyler Junior College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Tyler Junior College is $36,532 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 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 $5,173 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $10,346**

**Based on a 2 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 Tyler Junior College.

Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,350
Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,133
Non-Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,710
Non-Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,493

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 Tyler Junior College 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 Tyler Junior College
Price per credit hour for Texas residents$32
Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours)$96
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$56
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$168
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$224


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. 48% of Tyler Junior College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,674.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Tyler Junior College? 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 $10,346, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $12,837.01. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Tyler Junior College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 71% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $5,173. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Tyler Junior College 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.

Tyler Junior College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$106.98
Amount Borrowed$10,346.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,491.01
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$12,837.01

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Tyler Junior College? 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 Tyler Junior College, 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 $12,837.01 would be needed to afford a $106.98 monthly payment in the example $10,346.00 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 Tyler Junior College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,280 to $2,700. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3.7%. 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 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $36,532.00. 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 Tyler Junior College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$23,895$47,791
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$30,497$60,994
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $38,923$77,846
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $45,058$90,117

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Tyler Junior College 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
General Studies Associate's Degree 288 10% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 112 6% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 84 14% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 59 0% cheaper
Corrections Associate's Degree 58 8% costlier
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 46 4% cheaper
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 28 8% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 26 12% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 22 2% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 21 2% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 21 2% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Associate's Degree 19 9% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 19 11% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 19 6% cheaper
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 19 15% cheaper
Social Work Associate's Degree 18 4% costlier
History, General Associate's Degree 17 2% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 16 3% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Associate's Degree 14 18% costlier
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 13 1% costlier
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 12 1% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 1% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 11 4% cheaper
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 10 3% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 10 1% costlier
Surveying Technology/Surveying Associate's Degree 9 8% cheaper
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 9 3% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Associate's Degree 9 8% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 8 3% cheaper
Music, General Associate's Degree 8 2% cheaper
Criminalistics and Criminal Science Associate's Degree 8 40% costlier
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) Associate's Degree 7 29% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 4% costlier
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager Associate's Degree 7 4% costlier
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 7 3% cheaper
Natural Sciences Associate's Degree 6 13% cheaper
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 6 2% cheaper
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate's Degree 6 0% costlier
Child Development Associate's Degree 5 7% costlier
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 5 3% cheaper
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Associate's Degree 5 2% costlier
Sociology Associate's Degree 4 2% cheaper
Agricultural Business and Management, General Associate's Degree 3 10% costlier
Economics, General Associate's Degree 3 15% cheaper
Physics, General Associate's Degree 3 5% cheaper
Optometric Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 3 13% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Associate's Degree 3 8% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 3 4% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 3 5% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree 3 2% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Associate's Degree 2 1% cheaper
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology Associate's Degree 2 1% cheaper
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 2 13% costlier
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 1 3% cheaper
Computer Science Associate's Degree 1 9% cheaper
Dance, General Associate's Degree 1 13% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Associate's Degree 1 6% cheaper
Ornamental Horticulture Associate's Degree 1 13% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Associate's Degree 1 4% costlier


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About Tyler Junior College

Tyler Junior College is a two year community college located in Tyler, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 5,909 and part time is 5,584.  Tyler Junior College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Tyler Junior College
1400 East Fifth Street
Tyler, Texas

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Tyler Junior College 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.

Tyler Junior College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229355 IPEDS survey data.