Tuition and Cost to Attend Tyler Junior College

Annual Total Cost

The total list price for in-state Texas residents to go to Tyler Junior College is $12,150 for the 2014/2015 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $12,750.

Undergraduate Tuition

Tyler Junior College tuition is $2,310 per year for in-state residents. This is 29% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,263. The cost is $3,487 and 60% cheaper than the average Texas tuition of $5,797 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 28th in Texas amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 61st most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $2,910 which represents a 26% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,452 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,762.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $7,200 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 $1,188.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 and 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2014-2015 and 2013-2014 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Tyler Junior College
Expenditure Price
Texas Resident Total Cost $12,150
   In-State Tuition$2,310
   Other Fees$1,452
   Room and Board$7,200
   Books and Supplies$1,188


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 $12,150 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 $6,757* for the 2013/2014 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

70% of Tyler Junior College students received grant aid in 2013/2014. The average total aid amount was $4,910. 59 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2013/2014 was $4,679. 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$6,757*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid70%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,910
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants59%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,679

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 2013-2014 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$7,030
$30,001 to $48,000$7,931
$48,001 to $75,000$10,424
$75,001 to $110,000$11,433

Average Financial Aid Mix - $12,150 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $12,150. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 40% - $4,910

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

 46% - $5,626

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

Out of Pocket

 13% -  $1,614

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 2013-2014 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 College2.9% more expensive
Trinity Valley Community College58.4% less expensive
Panola College74% less expensive
Texas State Technical College Marshall45.3% more expensive
Northeast Texas Community College19.5% 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 $24,300 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 2013-2014 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$1,155
Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,075
Non-Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,455
Non-Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$6,375

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 in district residents$67
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$201
Price per credit hour for Texas residents$113
Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours)$339
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$133
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$399
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$532

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. 54% of Tyler Junior College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,626.

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 $12,741.61. 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 70% 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$106.18
Amount Borrowed$10,346.00
Interest Rate4.3%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,395.61
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$12,741.61

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 $12,741.61 would be needed to afford a $106.18 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 five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,500 to $3,642. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 9.1%. 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 $24,300.00. 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 Tyler Junior College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2021$15,894$31,789
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2026$20,286$40,572
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2031 $25,890$51,781
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2034 $29,971$59,943

Tuition History

What was tuition at Tyler Junior College 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$3,086$3,686 15.6%
2009$2,670$3,420 8.5%
2008$2,460$3,300 -1.6%
2007$2,500$3,340 0.8%
2006$2,480$2,780 6.4%
2005$2,330$2,630 12.6%
2004$2,070$2,370 17.6%
2003$1,760$2,060 7.3%
2002$1,640$1,940 28.1%
2001$1,280$1,580 0%
2000$1,280$1,580 0%
1999$1,280$1,580 2.4%
1998$1,250$1,550 0%
1997$1,250$1,550 0%
1996$1,250$1,550 0%
1995$1,250$1,550 31.6%
1994$950$1,250 23.4%
1993$770$1,160 0%
1992$770$1,160 11.9%
1991$688$1,127 5.8%
1990$650$1,160 10.2%
1989$590$1,100 5.4%
1988$560$1,056 0%

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 34% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 112 32% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 84 37% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 59 27% cheaper
Corrections Associate's Degree 58 20% cheaper
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 46 27% cheaper
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 28 21% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 26 36% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 22 28% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 21 24% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 21 29% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Associate's Degree 19 31% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 19 19% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 19 35% cheaper
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 19 43% cheaper
Social Work Associate's Degree 18 23% cheaper
History, General Associate's Degree 17 26% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 16 30% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Associate's Degree 14 10% cheaper
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 13 25% cheaper
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 12 30% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 32% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 11 29% cheaper
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 10 30% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 10 34% cheaper
Surveying Technology/Surveying Associate's Degree 9 33% cheaper
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 9 26% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Associate's Degree 9 29% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 8 30% cheaper
Music, General Associate's Degree 8 26% cheaper
Criminalistics and Criminal Science Associate's Degree 8 38% cheaper
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) Associate's Degree 7 1% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 24% cheaper
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager Associate's Degree 7 25% cheaper
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 7 28% cheaper
Natural Sciences Associate's Degree 6 34% cheaper
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 6 26% cheaper
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate's Degree 6 26% cheaper
Child Development Associate's Degree 5 23% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 5 27% cheaper
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Associate's Degree 5 22% cheaper
Sociology Associate's Degree 4 26% cheaper
Agricultural Business and Management, General Associate's Degree 3 19% cheaper
Economics, General Associate's Degree 3 35% cheaper
Physics, General Associate's Degree 3 28% cheaper
Optometric Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 3 38% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Associate's Degree 3 20% cheaper
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 3 23% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 3 23% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree 3 25% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Associate's Degree 2 26% cheaper
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology Associate's Degree 2 30% cheaper
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 2 18% cheaper
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 1 27% cheaper
Computer Science Associate's Degree 1 33% cheaper
Dance, General Associate's Degree 1 34% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Associate's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Ornamental Horticulture Associate's Degree 1 39% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Associate's Degree 1 21% cheaper


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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 6,888 and part time is 5,001.  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.

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