Texarkana College

Cost of Attendance

2012 – 2013 Academic Year

  In District
In District at Home
With Parents
In District
Out of District
Out of District at
Home With Parents
Out of District
Tuition & Fees 1822 1822 1822 2782 2782 2782
Books & Supplies 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205
Room & Board 3901 885 6136 3901 885 6136
Transportation 1075 4300 4300 1075 4300 4300
Miscellaneous 1952 1952 1952 1952 1952 1952
Total* 9955 10164 15415 10915 11124 16375


Standard student (COA) budgets are prepared each year and reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). (COA) budgets are used in determining a student’s financial need. Budgets are constructed for students living on-campus and living off-campus. Each standard expense budget includes cost components defined by law.

  • ·         Tuition and fees — The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical student based on enrolling for a   minimum of 12 hours per semester, 24 hours per year.  The actual costs that a student incurs will vary depending on the student’s enrollment level, program of study, and course fees.
  • ·         Books and Supplies — The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year.
  • ·         Room and Board — A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in Texarkana while attending school for two semesters.  Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances.
  • ·         Transportation — The average costs associated with traveling distance to school and home.
  • ·         Miscellaneous — The average costs associated with personal costs during the academic year such as clothing, personal items, and etc.


*The actual costs a student incurs for both tuition, and fees and books and supplies will vary depending on the student’s degree or certificate program.  All components for the COA are computed using an average computation with previous year enrollment reports and current costs.  The above cost of attendance may be altered in the case that there are expenses related to:  Disability, Study abroad, or Cooperative education program employment, Loan fees; origination fees; or insurance premiums, Incarcerated students; and Instruction by telecommunications.  This would be done on an individual bases per student.