Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

San Jacinto Community College tuition is $1,200 per year for in-district residents. This is 59% cheaper than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $3,046. The cost is 69% cheaper than the average Texas in-district tuition of $3,964 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 18th in Texas amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 55th most expensive 2 year college in the state.

The school charges an additional fees of $300 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $2,580.

Housing Costs

San Jacinto Community College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Pasadena area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $7,892.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,566.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $4,576 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to San Jacinto College is $15,534 for the 2018/2019 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $16,614. Out-of-state students who don't possess Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $18,174. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $8,722.

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

Costs and Tuition for San Jacinto Community College
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$15,534
   In-District Tuition$1,200
   Other Fees$300
   Off-Campus Other Budget$4,576
   Books and Supplies$1,566
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$7,892
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$7,642
   In-District Tuition$1,200
   Other Fees$300
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$4,576
   Books and Supplies$1,566
Texas Out of District Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$16,614
   In-State Tuition$2,280
   Other Fees$300
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$7,892
   Off-Campus Other Budget$4,576
   Books and Supplies$1,566
Texas Out of District Total Budget (Living with Parents)$8,722
   In-State Tuition$2,280
   Other Fees$300
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$4,576
   Books and Supplies$1,566


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 $16,614 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 San Jacinto College net price for in-state students is $7,483* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

47% of San Jacinto Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,270. 44 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 $4,792. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend San Jacinto Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for San Jacinto Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$7,483*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid47%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,270
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants44%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,792

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$6,968
$30,001 to $48,000$7,556
$48,001 to $75,000$9,478
$75,001 to $110,000$11,456

Average Financial Aid Mix - $16,614 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $16,614. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 44% - $5,270

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

Federal Loans

 28% - $3,375

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

Out of Pocket

 28% -  $3,393

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. San Jacinto Community College
Lee College11.6% less expensive
Houston Community College0% less expensive
Alvin Community College3.2% less expensive
College of the Mainland11.8% more expensive
Galveston College21.1% less 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 San Jacinto Community 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 San Jacinto College is $33,228 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 $6,131 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $12,262**

**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 San Jacinto Community College.

Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,140
Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$8,307
Non-Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,920
Non-Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,087

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 San Jacinto Community 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 San Jacinto Community College
Price per credit hour for in district residents$50
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$150
Price per credit hour for Texas residents$95
Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours)$285
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$160
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$480
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$640


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. 6% of San Jacinto Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $3,375.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for San Jacinto Community 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 $12,262, 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 $15,214.33. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at San Jacinto Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 47% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $6,131. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our San Jacinto Community 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.

San Jacinto Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$126.79
Amount Borrowed$12,262.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$2,952.33
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$15,214.33

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend San Jacinto 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 San Jacinto Community 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 $15,214.33 would be needed to afford a $126.79 monthly payment in the example $12,262.00 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 San Jacinto Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,016 to $2,280. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.6%. 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 $33,228.00. 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 San Jacinto Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$21,734$43,468
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$27,739$55,478
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $35,403$70,806
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $40,983$81,966

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at San Jacinto Community 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 670 14% cheaper
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 291 18% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 289 10% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Associate's Degree 148 2% cheaper
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 85 6% cheaper
Social Sciences, General Associate's Degree 77 13% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 74 7% cheaper
Child Development Associate's Degree 60 2% costlier
Chemical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 58 7% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 55 6% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 43 6% costlier
Psychology, General Associate's Degree 37 8% cheaper
Instrumentation Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 33 7% costlier
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 32 7% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 31 7% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 29 6% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Associate's Degree 20 8% cheaper
History, General Associate's Degree 20 6% cheaper
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 20 1% cheaper
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 20 7% cheaper
Behavioral Sciences Associate's Degree 20 4% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 19 8% cheaper
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 18 9% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 17 10% cheaper
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 17 11% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 17 1% costlier
Music, General Associate's Degree 16 7% cheaper
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 16 2% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 15 5% cheaper
Accounting Associate's Degree 14 10% cheaper
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry Associate's Degree 13 3% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Associate's Degree 12 1% cheaper
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 11 3% costlier
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Associate's Degree 11 43% costlier
Engineering Mechanics Associate's Degree 11 34% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 10 16% cheaper
Optometric Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 9 17% cheaper
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General Associate's Degree 9 1% cheaper
Interior Design Associate's Degree 9 14% cheaper
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 13% costlier
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General Associate's Degree 8 3% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Associate's Degree 8 20% cheaper
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 7% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Associate's Degree 7 6% cheaper
Biotechnology Associate's Degree 7 8% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 7 5% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Associate's Degree 6 10% cheaper
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor Associate's Degree 6 23% costlier
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew Associate's Degree 6 12% cheaper
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Associate's Degree 6 16% costlier
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager Associate's Degree 6 0% cheaper
Real Estate Associate's Degree 6 9% cheaper
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 5 3% cheaper
Physical Sciences Associate's Degree 5 7% cheaper
Sociology Associate's Degree 5 6% cheaper
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Associate's Degree 5 1% costlier
Mass Communication/Media Studies Associate's Degree 5 14% cheaper
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 5 5% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Associate's Degree 4 16% cheaper
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 4 1% cheaper
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager Associate's Degree 4 12% cheaper
Secondary Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 4 5% costlier
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 4 2% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Associate's Degree 3 1% cheaper
Philosophy Associate's Degree 3 14% cheaper
Journalism Associate's Degree 2 7% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 7% cheaper
Commercial and Advertising Art Associate's Degree 2 10% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Associate's Degree 2 2% cheaper
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General Associate's Degree 2 3% costlier
Physics, General Associate's Degree 2 9% cheaper
Environmental Science Associate's Degree 1 4% cheaper
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 0% costlier
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations Associate's Degree 1 15% cheaper
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 1% cheaper
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Associate's Degree 1 2% cheaper
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Associate's Degree 1 15% cheaper


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About San Jacinto Community College

San Jacinto Community College is a two year community college located in Pasadena, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 6,598 and part time is 22,400.  San Jacinto Community 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. Learn more about San Jacinto Community College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

San Jacinto Community College
8060 Spencer Hwy
Pasadena, Texas

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

San Jacinto Community 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.

San Jacinto Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227979 IPEDS survey data.