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Calculating Tuition & Fees

 

Hours

Resident
of Texas

Non-
Resident
of Texas

Out of
District
Fee

Building
Use
Fee

Student Services
Fee

Fee to
Register

General Services
Fee

In District
Total

Out of District
Total

Non-Resident Total

1
$336
$882
$144
$168
$10
$33
$55
$602
$746
$1,292
2
$336
$882
$144
$168
$10
$33
$55
$602
$746
$1,292
3
$336
$882
$144
$168
$10
$33
$55
$602
$746
$1,292
4
$336
$882
$144
$168
$10
$33
$55
$602
$746
$1,292
5
$336
$882
$144
$168
$10
$33
$55
$602
$746
$1,292
6
$336
$882
$144
$168
$10
$33
$55
$602
$746
$1,292
7
$392
$1,029
$168
$196
$10
$33
$55
$686
$854
$1,491
8
$448
$1,176
$192
$224
$10
$33
$55
$770
$962
$1,690
9
$504
$1,323
$216
$252
$15
$33
$55
$859
$1,075
$1,894
10
$560
$1,470
$240
$280
$15
$33
$55
$943
$1,183
$2,093
11
$616
$1,617
$264
$308
$15
$33
$55
$1,027
$1,291
$2,292
12
$672
$1,764
$288
$336
$15
$33
$55
$1,111
$1,399
$2,491
13
$728
$1,911
$312
$364
$15
$33
$55
$1,195
$1,507
$2,690
14
$784
$2,058
$336
$392
$15
$33
$55
$1,279
$1,615
$2,889
15
$840
$2,205
$360
$420
$15
$33
$55
$1,363
$1,723
$3,088
16
$896
$2,352
$384
$448
$15
$33
$55
$1,447
$1,831
$3,287
17
$952
$2,499
$408
$476
$15
$33
$55
$1,531
$1,939
$3,486
18
$1008
$2,646
$432
$504
$15
$33
$55
$1,615
$2,047
$3,685
19
$1064
$2,793
$456
$532
$15
$33
$55
$1,699
$2,155
$3,884
20
$1,120
$2,940
$480
$560
$15
$33
$55
$1,783
$2,263
$4,083

 

Minimum tuition for Residents of Texas is $336 - Minimum tuition for Non-Residents of Texas is $882 - Tuition per credit hour for Residents of Texas is $56 - Tuition per credit hour for Non-Residents of Texas is $147. Third repeat course or developmental course work that exceeds 27 hours will be assessed at $60 per credit hour surcharge. Non-Residents of Texas who are not located within the state of Texas, enrolled in distance education will be assessed a $100 per credit hour surcharge.

REGISTRATION FOR RESIDENT OF TEXAS:

Tuition

Building Use Fee

Student Activity Fee

General Fees*

Out-of-District Fees 

$56 per hour ($336 minimum)

$28 per hour ($168 minimum)

$10 minimum, $15 over 8 hours

$88 

$24 per hour ($144 minimum)

REGISTRATION FOR NON-RESIDENT OF TEXAS:

Tuition

Building Use Fee

Student Activity Fee

General Fees*

Out-of-District Fees 

$147 per hour ($882 minimum)

$28 per hour ($168 minimum)

$10 minimum, $15 over 8 hours

$88 

$24 per hour ($144 minimum)

 

*General fees include registration and general services fees. The fee is charged to all students, on or off campus. The fee also covers the cost of providing transcript copies.

 

  • Online full payment via myGC in the Whitecaps Portal
  • In Person – Pay on campus at the Business Office (2nd floor, Moody Building). Options: Credit Card, Cash, Personal Check, or Money Order. The full amount will be charged and payments by Credit Card / Check will be subject to 鶹ɫƬ refund policies.
  • A valid Texas driver’s license number and student ID number must be available for check or money order payments.
  • By Third-Party Agent – All sponsors must be approved by 鶹ɫƬ. Prior to registering, students should contact the sponsor and verify that all required documentation has been submitted. Payment authorizations will not be accepted if submitted after the 12th class day (4th class day for a summer session).
  • The Nelnet Payment Plan – Students choosing to pay by payment plan must sign a contract that is available through the Whitecaps Portal.

Student refund may include reimbursement for tuition overpayment or a dropped classes. The most common type of refund to students are funds remaining from financial aid offers, loans, grants or scholarships after student account charges have been paid.

  • 鶹ɫƬ follows the Texas legislature and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board schedule. 
  • Refunds for will be processed twice a week during the long semesters and once a week during the summer terms. 
    Refunds are issued through Paper Checks and/or Direct Deposit (ACH)
  • Paper checks will be sent to the address on file with Admissions. Direct Deposits will be sent to the account entered on the Banking Information section of your myGC account and confirmed with your bank. Allow 5-7 business days for new Banking Information to be verified.
  • Credit card refunds are issued back to the credit card, if the payment was made within 30 days. You are responsible for interest or fees charged to the credit card account while the refund is processed.
  • Refunds of third-party sponsor payments are sent back to the sponsors.
  • Deductions of any debt owed to the college is made before issuing a refund.

Cost of Attendance (COA)

The cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs the typical student to attend 鶹ɫƬ. 

Individual expenses will vary based on student-specific majors, courses, residency, number of credit hours registered,  living arrangements, and personal spending decisions.  These values are used in offering Financial Aid for students.

  Not Living with Parents Dependent Living with Parents
2023-2024 (In District) (In District)
* Tuition/Fees $2,546 $2,546
* Books/Supplies $2,046 $2,046
Housing/Food $10,385 $4,884
Miscellaneous $2,605 $2,605
Transportation $2,453 $2,453
Total $20,035 $14,534
  Not Living with Parents Dependent Living with Parents
2024-2025 (In District) (In District)
* Tuition/Fees $2,726 $2,726
* Books/Supplies $2,046 $2,046
Housing/Food $10,696 $5,028
Miscellaneous $2,680 $2,680
Transportation $2,524 $2,524
Total $20,672 $15,004
  1. Cost of Attendance (Budget)
    This is a typical budget (2 semesters at 15 credit hours each semester) for a student attending 鶹ɫƬ for the academic year. *Estimated charges paid to school. All other budget items are living costs and are not paid to the school.
  2. EFC (Estimated Family Contribution)
    The amount listed on the Offer Letter is what the family is expected to contribute financially to the student’s cost of attendance (including living expenses) during the budget duration. If you are considered an independent student (parents’ information is not required on the FAFSA®) the family contribution is only from the student’s resources.
  3. Aid Offered
    This is the total estimated aid you are scheduled to receive based on full-time enrollment.
  4. Remaining Need
    This is your remaining financial need after subtracting the estimated financial aid.

In certain cases, the Financial Aid Office may be able to adjust your cost of attendance to accommodate additional expenses. These expenses may include childcare expenses, additional allowances for supplies that are higher than the included amount in the current cost of attendance, one-time computer purchase, professional licensing expenses, etc.  These adjustments are considered on a case-by- case basis and will require appropriate documentation to justify the change. Complete the Request for Change to Cost of Attendance online. 

HOW YOUR EXPECTED NEED IS DETERMINED

Your expected financial need is the difference between the Cost of Attendance (COA) at 鶹ɫƬ and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The COA is determined by 鶹ɫƬ and includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, housing, food, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. Your EFC is determined by a government formula that is applied against your family’s income and assets as reported on the FAFSA. By subtracting the EFC from the COA, estimated financial need is determined.

DEFINITIONS

Tuition and Fees — For purposes of financial aid, tuition is based on full-time (15 hours) enrollment. The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending on the student’s degree or certificate program and residency.

Books and Supplies - Books and Supply costs are estimated based on average expenses.

Housing and Food — A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in the Galveston area while attending school. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances.

Transportation — The transportation allowance is based on an average 

Personal and Misc. — A reasonable estimate of personal living expenses during the enrollment period. Actual expenses will vary.

For more information visit the webpage or contact the Financial Aid Office at (409) 944-1235 or finaid@gc.edu.