Houston Community College
Houston, TX, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$4,686
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$5,790
$30k - $48k
$6,626
$48k - $75k
$8,881
$75k - $110k
$10,602
$110k+
$11,041
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$4,152
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$5,268
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,660
Books and Supplies
$2,250
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,540
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,052
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,069
Students receiving state aid
21%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,537
Students receiving federal aid
53%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,052
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$89,269,944

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
16%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,397
Students receiving federal loans
16%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,397
Average Other Loans Per Year
$4,544
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$7,900
Loan Default Rate
13%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$128

What Students Are Saying

2.70 Average Rating
I would say the resources the college offers are worth the tuition, which is actually a saving from the cost of universities. Every department has a class room where you can find tutors on call for most of the day. Occasionally a professor will lead a review session which anyone is more than welcome to sit in on and ask questions. Most of the time the review is conducted based on the questions students have.
Isabella from Houston, TX
HCC is REALLY cheap compared to other universities. I plan to transfer to HBU the following academic year. It's quite expensive. But if you build a schedule and make good grades as well as apply to FAFSA and Scholarships, you're set to go! HCC is also a good place to take summer school classes, cheap and they transfer to your university if you were attending elsewhere in Houston. If you plan to transfer to another university after getting an associates degree, make yourself eligible for Phi Theta Kappa which is an honor society for students who have a 3.5 GPA and higher. Some universities have that organization offered there and they give scholarships because you were in good standing with HCC's Phi Theta Kappa! It's an excellent opportunity.
Jeannie from Houston, TX
Always had a great amount of money refunded back to me. Houston Community College is affordable.
Taneshia from Houston, TX
It is Totally worth it. It's cheap, especially for the In-district students.
Oluwafikunoremi from Houston, TX
The price is not terrible, but it is really hit and miss with what you get out of a class. You really need to research your professor first.
Anna from Sugar Land, TX
I'm glad to say HCC was the best route for me. I saved A LOT of money for my basic class courses compared to Universities.
David from Houston, TX

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