Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, 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.
$15,253
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$14,356
$30k - $48k
$15,562
$48k - $75k
$17,536
$75k - $110k
$17,345
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.
$9,272
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.
$20,101
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.
$11,024
Books and Supplies
$1,080
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

Aid & Grants

0
100
44%
Need Met
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.
41%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,762
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.
41%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,976
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,881
Students receiving state aid
46%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,780
Students receiving federal aid
46%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,976
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.
$31,157,373
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$3,749,356

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.
56%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,096
Students receiving federal loans
55%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,662
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,567
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.
$12,000
Loan Default Rate
10%
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.
$239

What Students Are Saying

3.47 Average Rating
The price of tuition is resonable. There are a lot of experinces you get at TAMUCC that you can not get any where else. The only thing that I do not agree with is th eon campus housing they are way over priced and there arnt very many other options.
Brandy from San Antonio, TX
Classes are not that expensive compared to other universities.
Mariana from Corpus Christi, TX
As previously mentioned, the professors are wonderful, and at the rate you will pay for tuition, you are definitely getting a high quality education at a low cost. If you are unsure about financial aid, have no worries, the Student Services Center/Financial Aid Office will help you in finding the best way for paying for your tuition.
Rebecca from Chireno, TX
Tuition is about 20,000, but it is much lower than many surrounding schools and it is the only university located on an Island! So you get what you pay for.
Francesca from Round Rock, TX
I think its definitely worth the money. It's a relatively cheap school (I mean, think how much you save in comparison to going to UT or A&M) and you get a stellar education. We have so much stuff to offer, I mean, we have one of the best nursing programs in the US, if you're in the science field you can get involved in undergraduate research! Something that is so rare/almost unheard of at other universities because they're so much bigger! We keep it very personal here, so you really get to know your professor.
Miranda from Canyon, TX
Like I mentioned earlier, TAMU-CC has one of the highest retention rates. They don't want to see you fail, and as such, offer a wide variety of tutoring and counseling services to help you do better. If I was going to a bigger campus or university I'm willing to bet my very little money that it wouldn't be anything like what we have here. Next semester I'm registerred to take 18 credit hours, and all of my tuition and fees only cost about the $3200 range, when on any bigger campus it would be twice that fo sure. Not only is it cheaper, it's also better because each professor really wants to see you succeed and do your best.
Bethany from Tomball, TX
When measuring the price of the school versus the quality of the education, this school in my opinion is one of the bargains out of any public four year colleges in Texas. To take 15 hours, which is generally what the average student takes, is about $3,000-$3,300 per semester including the price of books. The quality of education is a lot stronger then people anticipate going to a smaller commuter or feeder school, and it is definitely a bargain. The only semi-complaint would be the price of housing on campus, which is inflated about $75-$100 higher per month then the normal apartment or dorm room. Students should probably live on campus for the first year to network and meet people, and then move to off campus apartments or lease a house in the neighborhood near campus to be more affordable in the future.
Mike from TX
College is expensive, lets face it. But at TAMUCC they help you find the right scholarships and financial aid. There are many people, from the financial aid and scholarship office to the different college's offices, that are more than ready to help you get money for school. TAMUCC is also not as expensive as some colleges. It is just about the same as most other public schools.
Kimberly from Friendswood
Compared to other four year universities, this college is inexpensive and easier to prepare for. Bigger universities such as A&M College Station are much more expensive and the teacher to student ratio is much larger which is also a downside. I think A&M Corpus Christi is a great bang for your buck!
Elizabeth from Ingleside, TX
The cost of tuition here is very reasonable. My parents are very glad I chose to come here because it was in state and they are so helpful with helping find loans and other payment options. TAMUCC is affordable for a lot of people and it is totally worth every penny! The major cost for me is living on campus. My friends are paying a lot less to live off campus which is probably the route I should have taken. The university center offers a variety of food for a pretty good price. There is a chick-fil-a and fresh made sushi and other types of food for around 4 to 5 dollars a plate depending on what you get!
Sarah from Plano, TX