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Tuition and Fees Are Comparatively Low

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Making a successful journey through college is a lot easier when you don’t have high costs blocking the way. Fortunately San Jacinto College is tax-supported by the state and surrounding district. This allows us to offer you a great education and charge you only a fraction of the total cost.

Residency Information

Tuition and Fee Schedule

Subject to change by the Texas State Legislature and the San Jacinto Community College District Board of Trustees

You may pay online at www.sanjac.edu by credit or debit card, Installment Payment Plan (IPP), or by e-check. You can also apply for financial aid online.

Spring, Summer and Fall 2017 Fee Schedules

 

Tuition and Fees

Resident In-District Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $50 per credit hour plus a one-time per semester $150 general service fee. The general service fee is non-refundable unless you completely withdraw from the College.

Credit Hours Subtotal     Credit Hours Subtotal
1 $200 11 $700
2 $250 12 $750
3 $300 13 $800
4 $350 14 $850
5 $400 15 $900
6 $450 16 $950
7 $500 17 $1000
8 $550 18 $1050
9 $600 19 $1100
10 $650 20 $1150

In addition to the tuition and fees above, other fees will be charged for applicable classes.

Estimated Resident In-District Student Expenses
   
(based on the following semester hours) 6 9 12 15
Tuition and Fees $450 $600 $750 $900
Lab Fee (based on two courses @ $15 per course) $30 $30 $30 $30
Books (based on four courses @ $175 per course) $350 $525 $700 $875
Total per Semester $830 $1155 $1480 $1805
Incremental Increase 325 325 325

 

Resident in Following Areas:

Any legal resident of Texas living within the boundaries of the Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Galena Park, Channelview or Sheldon Independent School Districts will be charged resident in-district tuition.

 

Resident Out-of-District Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $95 per credit hour plus a one-time per semester $150 general service fee. The general service fee is non-refundable unless you completely withdraw from the College.

Credit Hours Subtotal     Credit Hours Subtotal
1 $245 11 $1195
2 $340 12 $1290
3 $435 13 $1385
4 $530 14 $1480
5 $625 15 $1575
6 $720 16 $1670
7 $815 17 $1765
8 $910 18 $1860
9 $1005 19 $1955
10 $1100 20 $2050

In addition to the tuition and fees above, other fees will be charged for applicable classes.

Estimated Resident Out-of-District Student Expenses
 
(based on the following semester hours) 6 9 12 15
Tutition and Fees $720 $1005 $1290 $1575
Lab Fee (based on two courses @ $15 per course) $30 $30 $30 $30
Books (based on four courses @ $175 per course) $350 $525 $700 $875
Total per Semester $1100 $1560 $2020 $2480
Incremental Increase 460 460 460

 

Out-of-State and Other Non-Resident Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $160 per credit hour plus a one-time per semester $150 general service fee. The general service fee is non-refundable unless you completely withdraw from the College.

Credit Hours Subtotal     Credit Hours Subtotal
1 $310 11 $1910
2 $470 12 $2070
3 $630 13 $2230
4 $790 14 $2390
5 $950 15 $2550
6 $1110 16 $2710
7 $1270 17 $2870
8 $1430 18 $3030
9 $1590 19 $3190
10 $1750 20 $3350

In addition to the tuition and fees above, other fees will be charged for applicable classes.

Estimated Out-of-State and Other Non-Resident Student Expenses
 
(based on the following semester hours) 6 9 12 15
Tuition and Fees $1110 $1590 $2070 $2550
Lab Fee (based on two courses @ $15 per course) $30 $30 $30 $30
Books (based on four courses @ $175 per course) $350 $525 $700 $875
Total per Semester $1490 $2145 $2800 $3455
Incremental Increase 655 655 655

 

Additional Expenses

Students must purchase their own textbooks, workbooks and supplies such as paper, pencils, and computer disks. In addition, some courses require the purchase of special supplies.

Residence status is determined by the rules and regulations of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Students are liable for all collection agency and/or attorney fees and all other costs necessary to collect payment for the debt (see http://www.sanjac.edu/current-students/paying-for-college/methods-of-payment).

NOTE: Students are encouraged to complete any class changes before the first day of class. All classes dropped during the scheduled class change period will be assessed 30 percent of the tuition and fees in accordance with published Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board guidelines, even if they are replacing the course with another and may appear on the transcript as withdrawn.

Residency Information

In-district StudentAnyone who meets the residency requirement of the state of Texas, which is defined in Section 54.052 of the Education Code, and who physically resides in the geographic boundaries of the district at the time that his or her registration is completed. As authorized by Section 130.0032 of the Education Code, a person who resides outside the district and who owns property subject to ad valorem taxation by the district, or a dependent of the person who owns such property, may pay tuition at the rate applicable to a student who resides in the district.

Out-of-district Student:  An out-of-district student is defined as a person who is a resident of the state of Texas and who physically resides outside the geographic boundaries of the district at the time that his or her registration is completed.

Out-of-state Student:  A person who is less than 18 years of age or is a dependent, as defined in Section 54.052 (a) of the Education Code, and who is living away from his or her family and whose family resides in another state, or whose family has not resided in Texas for the 12 months immediately preceding the date of registration is considered an out-of-state student. Also, a person who is 18 years of age or over who resides out of state or who has not been a resident of the state of Texas for the 12 months immediately preceding the date of registration is an out-of-state-student.

Out-of-country Student:  An out-of-country student is any alien who is not permanent resident of the United States as defined in Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations or who has not been permitted by Congress to adopt the United States as their domicile while they are in this country.

Residency Determines Your Tuition

The law classifies you either as a Texas resident, a non-Texas resident, or an international student. To qualify as a Texas resident we just need proof that you've lived here for at least a year immediately prior to your date of registration.

If you're not a U.S. citizen, we'll need a bit more documentation:

  • If you are a permanent resident of the United States you must furnish your permanent resident (green) card or I-551 passport approval stamp.
  • If you've applied for residency, you must provide the receipt for your application or petition, Form I-130, I-140 or I-485.

If you're eligible to establish domicile in the U.S. you may be eligible for classification as a Texas resident. Here are the categories set by the Immigration and Naturalization Service:

  1. Holders of unexpired visas with A-1, A-2, A-3, E-1, E-2, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, G-5, H-1B, H-4 (dependent of H-1B only), I, K-1, K-2, L-1a, L-1b, L-2, O-1, O-3 (dependent of O-1 only), R-1, R-2, V and NATO 6, 7 classifications.
  2. Those classified by the INS as an asylee, parolee, refugee, permanent resident, conditional permanent resident or a temporary resident holding a I-688, I-688A or I-688B Temporary Resident card that has not expired.

Undocumented Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants who meet our admission requirements can enroll, but normally will be subject to the non-Texas resident tuition rate. You may qualify for the Texas resident rate if you meet all four of these qualifications:

  1. You graduated from high school or got your GED in Texas.
  2. You've resided in Texas with a parent or court appointed guardian for at least three years prior to the date you graduated high school or received your GED.
  3. You registered as an entering student not earlier than the fall 2001 term.
  4. You provide an affidavit stating that you will file an application to become a permanent resident as soon as you're eligible.