Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Austin Community College District tuition is $2,010 per year for in-state residents. This is 45% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,631. The cost is 59% cheaper than the average Texas tuition of $4,932 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 13th in Texas amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 66th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $12,540 which represents a 524% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $8,880 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $10,890.

Housing Costs

Austin Community College District doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Austin area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $9,472.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $3,808 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Texas residents to go to Austin Community College District is $25,370 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $35,900. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing should budget a total cost of $15,898.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Austin Community College District and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Austin Community College District
Estimated Budgets
Texas Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$25,370
   In-State Tuition$2,010
   Other Fees$8,880
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$9,472
   Off-Campus Other Budget$3,808
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Texas Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$15,898
   In-State Tuition$2,010
   Other Fees$8,880
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,808
   Books and Supplies$1,200


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 $25,370 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 Austin Community College District net price for in-state students is $7,783* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

38% of Austin Community College District students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,179. 36 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 $4,410. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Austin Community College District, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Austin Community College District
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$7,783*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid38%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,179
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants36%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,410

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$7,036
$30,001 to $48,000$7,942
$48,001 to $75,000$10,320
$75,001 to $110,000$12,109

Average Financial Aid Mix - $25,370 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $25,370. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 24% - $5,179

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

Federal Loans

 18% - $3,952

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

Out of Pocket

 58% -  $12,431

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. Austin Community College District
Central Texas College68.7% more expensive
Temple College10.4% less expensive
Blinn College30.1% more expensive
St Philip's College247.8% more expensive
San Antonio College247.8% 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 Austin Community College District.

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 Austin Community College District is $50,740 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 $6,884 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $13,768**

**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 Austin Community College District.

Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,005
Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$12,685
Non-Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$6,270
Non-Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$17,950

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 Austin Community College District 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 Austin Community College District
Price per credit hour for Texas residents$67
Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours)$201
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$418
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,254
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,672


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. 42% of Austin Community College District students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $3,952.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Austin Community College District? 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 $13,768, 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 $17,082.93. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Austin Community College District. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 38% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $6,884. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Austin Community College District 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.

Austin Community College District Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$142.36
Amount Borrowed$13,768.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$3,314.93
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$17,082.93

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Austin Community College District? 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 Austin Community College District, 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 $17,082.93 would be needed to afford a $142.36 monthly payment in the example $13,768.00 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 Austin Community College District in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $1,860 to $2,010. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.6%. 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 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 $50,740.00. 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 Austin Community College District.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$33,189$66,377
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$42,358$84,716
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $54,061$108,122
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $62,582$125,165

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Austin Community College District 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
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 257 78% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 109 63% costlier
General Studies Associate's Degree 73 70% costlier
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 67 77% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 57 86% costlier
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 45 109% costlier
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 39 83% costlier
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 33 91% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 32 79% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Associate's Degree 32 68% costlier
Music Management Associate's Degree 28 84% costlier
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 25 84% costlier
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 25 84% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 23 89% costlier
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 23 84% costlier
Commercial Photography Associate's Degree 23 96% costlier
Writing, General Associate's Degree 22 56% costlier
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 22 84% costlier
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 21 82% costlier
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 19 96% costlier
Secondary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 19 108% costlier
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 19 78% costlier
Radio and Television Associate's Degree 19 71% costlier
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 18 79% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 18 77% costlier
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 17 76% costlier
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Associate's Degree 16 80% costlier
Corrections Associate's Degree 16 104% costlier
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 15 91% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 15 93% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 15 96% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 14 83% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 14 99% costlier
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 13 92% costlier
Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 13 83% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 13 81% costlier
Journalism Associate's Degree 12 84% costlier
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Associate's Degree 12 78% costlier
Social Work Associate's Degree 12 97% costlier
History, General Associate's Degree 12 85% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 12 66% costlier
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 12 94% costlier
Carpentry/Carpenter Associate's Degree 11 92% costlier
Health Teacher Education Associate's Degree 11 74% costlier
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Associate's Degree 11 90% costlier
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 10 99% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Associate's Degree 10 84% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Associate's Degree 10 74% costlier
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 10 84% costlier
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 9 93% costlier
Real Estate Associate's Degree 8 79% costlier
Child Development Associate's Degree 8 102% costlier
Watchmaking and Jewelrymaking Associate's Degree 8 70% costlier
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 8 83% costlier
Human Services, General Associate's Degree 7 63% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 7 76% costlier
Anthropology Associate's Degree 6 62% costlier
Sociology Associate's Degree 6 85% costlier
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Associate's Degree 6 54% costlier
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 5 113% costlier
Pre-Pharmacy Studies Associate's Degree 4 102% costlier
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 4 84% costlier
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy Associate's Degree 4 64% costlier
Rhetoric and Composition Associate's Degree 4 78% costlier
Music, General Associate's Degree 4 84% costlier
French Language and Literature Associate's Degree 4 53% costlier
Physics, General Associate's Degree 4 81% costlier
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 4 86% costlier
Philosophy Associate's Degree 3 69% costlier
Geography Associate's Degree 3 68% costlier
Japanese Language and Literature Associate's Degree 3 53% costlier
Creative Writing Associate's Degree 2 77% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Associate's Degree 2 87% costlier
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Associate's Degree 2 124% costlier
Banking and Financial Support Services Associate's Degree 2 83% costlier
Surveying Technology/Surveying Associate's Degree 2 73% costlier
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Associate's Degree 1 92% costlier
German Language and Literature Associate's Degree 1 44% costlier
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Associate's Degree 1 77% costlier
Economics, General Associate's Degree 1 61% costlier


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About Austin Community College District

Austin Community College District is a two year community college located in Austin, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 9,155 and part time is 32,388.  Austin Community College District has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Austin Community College District at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Austin Community College District
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, Texas

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Austin Community College District 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.

Austin Community College District cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=222992 IPEDS survey data.