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Payment Information 2021-2022

Fall 2021 payment deadline

August 2, 2021 @ noon

Spring 2022 payment deadline

December 13, 2021 @ noon

Summer 2022 payment deadline

April 11, 2022 @ noon

Cost of Attending

The cost of attending TSTC varies depending on a variety of factors, such as:

  • Residency status.
  • Whether or not you live on campus.
  • The program of study.
  • Services that you may need.

You may be eligible for financial assistance that can help provide financial support for tuition, housing, books and other educational items.

Financial Aid
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2021-22 Costs
Resident living on campus
Resident living off campus
Resident living w/ family
Nonresident living on campus
Nonresident living off campus
Nonresident living w/ family
Tuition & fees1
$6,870
$6,870
$6,870
$11,250
$11,250
$11,250
Room & board2
$6,048
$7,700
$3,163
$6,048
$7,700
$3,162
Books & supplies3
$1,285
$1,285
$1,285
$1,285
$1,285
$1,285
Transportation
$1,438
$1,909
$1,909
$1,438
$1,909
$1,909
Other/miscellaneous
$1,972
$1,972
$1,972
$1,972
$1,972
$1,972
Total cost of attendance
$17,613
$19,736
$15,198
$21,993
$24,116
$19,578

Table Footnotes

This information is based on average costs for dependent students who enroll in 15 credit hours in both fall and spring.

Costs of attendance are subject to change.

  1. Tuition and Fees will vary by the tier of your program of study. See Tuition Rates for more information.
  2. Room & Board will vary by location and availability of housing and meal plans.
  3. Books & Supplies will vary by program of study.
Tuition Rates

Tuition Rates (Fall 2021)

Tier 1

Texas residents: $319 per semester credit hour
Non residents: $439 per semester credit hour

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
  • Aircraft Airframe Technology
  • Aircraft Powerplant Technology
  • Electrical Lineworker Technology
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Welding Techology
Tier 2

Texas residents: $283per semester credit hour
Non-residents: $403per semester credit hour

  • Building Construction Technology
  • Biomedical Equipment Technology
  • Medical Imaging Systems Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Computer Networking & Systems Administration
  • Cybersecurity
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Electrical Power and Controls
  • Vocational Nursing
Tier 3

Texas residents: $247 per semester credit hour
Non-residents: $367 per semester credit hour

  • Architectural/Civil Drafting Technology
  • Architectural Design & Engineering Graphics
  • Auto Collision and Management
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Management
  • Chemical Dependency Counseling
  • Computer Programming
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Digital Media and Design
  • Education Training
  • Engineering Graphics and Design Technology
  • Electrical Construction
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • HVAC Technology
  • Industrial Systems-Electrical
  • Industrial Systems-Mechanical
  • Occupational Safety and Environmental Compliance
  • Precision Machining
  • Process Operations
  • Solar Energy
  • Energy Efficiency Specialist
  • Surgical  Technology
Tier 4

Texas residents: $211 per semester credit hour
Non-residents: $331 per semester credit hour

  • Academic Core
  • Automation and Control
  • Aircraft Pilot Training
  • Avionics
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Electrocmechanical Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechatronics
  • Physics
  • Plumbing & Pipefitting
  • Robotics
  • Visual Communication
  • Web Design and Development
  • All technical classes not in Tier 1, 2 or 3
  • All General Academic Courses
Tuition Rates

Tuition Rates (Fall 2020)

Tier 1

Texas residents: $301 per semester credit hour
Non residents: $421 per semester credit hour

Tier 4

Texas residents: $210 per semester credit hour
Non-residents: $330 per semester credit hour

  • All technical classes not in Tier 1, 2 or 3
  • All General Academic Courses

Available Student Accident Insurance

Student Accident Insurance

Available when you register and pay your tuition through the Student Accounting office.

Student Medical Liability Insurance

(required for Allied Health students)

Contact your program director for more information.

Student Needlestick Insurance

(required for Allied Health students)

Contact your program director for more information.

Money-Back Guarantee Program

Our Money-Back Guarantee (MBG) program reinforces our commitment to prepare and place highly skilled, technically competent students in the workforce.

Programs eligible for the MBG program include:

You need to enroll in the program. 

If you are in your first semester at TSTC, in an MBG-approved program of study working toward your Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS), and eligible to work in the U.S., then you’re already eligible. To enroll in the Money-Back Guarantee program, you need to go to the Career Services office to enroll during the first semester of your program.

The program started on November 1, 2016, and is backdated to include you if you enrolled for Fall 2016 in an eligible MBG program. Please contact Career Services for more information.

Your refund amount.

We hope you won’t need a refund. But if you do, only tuition dollars you paid out of pocket are eligible. If you used any student loans, we will reimburse your lending agency.

Disbursements & Records

Financial Aid Disbursements

We disburse all financial aid credit balances, including Direct Loans and scholarships through Bank Mobile. First-time students will receive the Refund Selection Kit in the mail after registration. You may choose to have funds directly deposited to a personal bank account via ACH or can open an account with Bank Mobile.

Student Accounting

Our mission is to accurately and promptly record and collect receivables due to TSTC. The department also provides necessary financial services and maintains the appropriate fiscal records as we provide excellent customer service to TSTC students, staff and visitors.

Return of Title IV Funds

If you receive federal financial aid and stop attending or withdraw from all courses at or before 60 percent of the term is completed, you must repay all or some of the federal aid you received.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Our Standards of Academic Progress (SAP) have been adopted to determine continuing eligibility for students who are receiving or applying for financial aid.

Contact Information

Questions about payment? Call the cashiers and/or Student Accounting.

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