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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

West Texas A & M University tuition is $5,375 per year for in-state residents. This is 24% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 65% cheaper than the average Texas tuition of $15,399 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 20th in Texas amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 73rd most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $6,646 which represents a 24% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,471 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $7,846.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $7,496 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Canyon should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $4,854 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,854 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Texas residents to go to West Texas A & M University is $21,196 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $22,467.

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

Costs and Tuition for West Texas A & M University
Estimated Budgets
Texas Resident Total Budget $21,196
   In-State Tuition$5,375
   Other Fees$2,471
   Room and Board$7,496
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,854
   Books and Supplies$1,000
Non-Resident Total Budget $22,467
   Out-of-State Tuition$6,646
   Other Fees$2,471
   Room and Board$7,496
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,854
   Books and Supplies$1,000

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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 $21,196 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 West Texas A & M University net price for in-state students is $11,754* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

73% of West Texas A & M University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $6,310. 43 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 $4,202. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend West Texas A & M University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for West Texas A & M University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$11,754*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid73%
Average Total Grant Aid$6,310
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants43%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,202

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$8,400
$30,001 to $48,000$9,349
$48,001 to $75,000$12,772
$75,001 to $110,000$16,249
$110,000+$16,875

Average Financial Aid Mix - $21,196 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $21,196. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

39%
31%
31%

Grants and Scholarships

 39% - $6,310

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

Federal Loans

 31% - $5,043

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

Out of Pocket

 31% -  $4,989

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. West Texas A & M University
Northwestern Oklahoma State University12.6% more expensive
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma12.2% more expensive
Tarleton State University25.4% less expensive
The University of Texas at Arlington40.3% more expensive
Wichita State University21.8% 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 West Texas A & M University.

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 West Texas A & M University is $84,784 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 $10,282 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $41,128**

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 $105,980 or $51,410 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 West Texas A & M University.

Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,688
Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,598
Non-Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,323
Non-Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,234

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 West Texas A & M University 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 West Texas A & M University
Price per credit hour for Texas residents$316
Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours)$948
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$362
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,086
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,448

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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. 59% of West Texas A & M University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,043. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $19,774.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for West Texas A & M University? 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 $41,128, 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 $51,030.42. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at West Texas A & M University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 73% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $10,282. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our West Texas A & M University 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.

West Texas A & M University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$425.25
Amount Borrowed$41,128.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$9,902.42
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$51,030.42

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend West Texas A & M University? 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 West Texas A & M University, 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 $51,030.42 would be needed to afford a $425.25 monthly payment in the example $41,128.00 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 West Texas A & M University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $4,370 to $5,375. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.6%. 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 $84,784.00. 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 West Texas A & M University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$29,149$116,598
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$37,203$148,812
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $47,481$189,925
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $54,966$219,862

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at West Texas A & M University 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 210 46% cheaper
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 163 34% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 99 37% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 38 38% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 35 41% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 34 40% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 29 35% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 28 44% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 27 47% cheaper
Agriculture, General Bachelor's Degree 23 32% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 23 38% cheaper
Broadcast Journalism Bachelor's Degree 23 42% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Bachelor's Degree 22 30% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 20 46% cheaper
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Degree 18 38% cheaper
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 17 34% cheaper
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 16 42% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 15 45% cheaper
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 15 39% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 14 43% cheaper
Equestrian/Equine Studies Bachelor's Degree 14 43% cheaper
Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree 13 44% cheaper
Wildlife Biology Bachelor's Degree 13 33% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 13 47% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 12 39% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 10 45% cheaper
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Bachelor's Degree 10 25% cheaper
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 9 48% cheaper
Agricultural Business and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 9 34% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 9 45% cheaper
Agricultural Communication/Journalism Bachelor's Degree 8 36% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 8 42% cheaper
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 8 48% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 7 44% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 7 46% cheaper
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor's Degree 7 32% cheaper
Musical Theatre Bachelor's Degree 5 47% cheaper
Agronomy and Crop Science Bachelor's Degree 5 37% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 48% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 5 43% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 4 42% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 4 40% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 4 46% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 3 40% cheaper
Biotechnology Bachelor's Degree 3 40% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 2 46% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 2 46% cheaper
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 2 44% cheaper
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 2 50% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 2 44% cheaper
Music Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 2 47% cheaper
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 1 52% cheaper
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 1 44% cheaper
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 1 42% cheaper

Calculators

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About West Texas A & M University

West Texas A & M University is a four year public college located in Canyon, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 6,268 and part time is 3,633.

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

Address
West Texas A & M University
2501 4th Ave
Canyon, Texas
79016-0001

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

West Texas A & M University 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.

West Texas A & M University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229814 IPEDS survey data.