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  May 23, 2024
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Students verify and establish residency based on the answers they provide to the core Residency questions on the ApplyTexas application. Students may be contacted by the Alamo Colleges for additional residency documentation.

  • In-District Bexar County Resident: A Texas resident who has lived in Texas for the past twelve (12) months and resides in Bexar County.
  • Out-of-District Student: A Texas resident for the past twelve (12) months who does not reside in Bexar County.
  • Out-of-State Student: A U.S. citizen who has not lived in Texas for the past twelve (12) months.
  • Out-of-Country Student: A non-U.S. citizen who is not a resident alien.

Preferred documentation for in-district classification:

  • TX ID or Driver’s License
  • Current lease or proof of ownership of real property

Other acceptable documentation:

  • Utility or telephone bill
  • Voter registration card
  • Pay stub
  • Bank statement
  • Documentation from social service agency indicating receipt of services in Bexar County
  • Other documentation may be presented and accepted at the discretion of the college’s Residency Determination Official

Tuition Reimbursement/Rebate Policy


Under Section 54.0065 of the Texas Education Code, students graduating from a Texas public baccalaureate-granting university may be entitled to a partial tuition rebate.

Eligible students must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Must have enrolled for the first time in an institution of higher education in Fall 1997 or later.
  • Must be requesting a rebate for work related to a first baccalaureate degree received from a Texas public university.
  • Must have been a resident of Texas, must have attempted all coursework at a Texas public institution of higher education, and must have been entitled to pay resident tuition at all times while pursuing the degree.
  • Must have attempted no more than three (3) hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required to complete the degree detailed in the catalog under which they were graduated. Hours attempted include transfer credits, course credit earned by examination, courses dropped after the official Census Date, for-credit developmental courses, optional internship and cooperative education courses, and repeated courses.

Students who are seeking tuition rebates are responsible for enrolling only in courses that will qualify them for the rebates. Courses dropped for reasons that are determined by the institution to be beyond the control of the student shall not be counted.

Tuition Refund Schedule


(Subject to change without notice)

Students officially dropping or withdrawing from courses at the Alamo Colleges will have their tuition calculated according to the following schedules:

Fall and Spring Semesters (16 Week Sessions)

100% Prior to the first class day* of semester
70% During class days* one (1) through fifteen (15)
25% During class days* sixteen (16) through twenty (20)
0 After the twentieth (20) class day*

Six Week Summer Sessions

100% Prior to the first class day* of semester
70% During class days* one (1) through five (5)
25% During class days* six (6) through seven (7)
0 After the seventh (7) class day*

Eight Week Summer Sessions and Flex Terms

100% Prior to the first class day* of the semester
70% During class days* one (1) through eight (8)
25% During class days* nine (9) through ten (10)
0 After the tenth (10) class day*

Open Entry/Open Exit

100% Prior to the first class day* of the semester
70% During class days* one (1) through eight (8)
25% During class days* nine (9) through ten (10)
0 After the tenth (10) class day*

* “Class day” is the State of Texas term of art referring to the calendar days that classes generally meet, i.e., Monday-Friday.

Refunds for other non-standard length courses shall be made based on the Refund of Tuition table provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Refunds are dependent on students having paid more than the minimum required tuition and having paid their tuition in full. Students are responsible for reimbursements to companies or agencies that have financially assisted them with their tuition.

Refunds for students on the Installment Plan will be applied to the balance due, as stated in the Installment Plan Contract. All academic calendar days are considered for refund purposes, not only the days the student attends class.

No refund is possible after the designated deadline, except in extraordinary circumstances and if approved by the Alamo Colleges. Tuition paid by a credit card will be refunded back to the credit card.

Federal regulations governing financial aid programs require Student Financial Services to put into place policies and procedures that may impact whether or not a student is eligible for a refund as described above. (See Financial Aid .)

NOTE: Students are responsible for verifying mailing address; refund checks will be mailed to the address the student provides. The first disbursement checks of the Fall and Spring semesters are mailed from the Alamo Colleges’ district office. After two (2) weeks in the office, refund check disbursements will be picked up in the Business Office or mailed to the address the student provides.

Installment Payment Plan


Installment plan payment deadlines are available online.

Tuition Waivers


Under the Texas Education Code § 54.205, a deaf or blind person who is a Texas resident is entitled to exemption from the payment of tuition at any institution of higher education utilizing public funds if the following is presented:

  • Certification that the applicant is a blind person or a deaf person by the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Texas Commission for the Blind, or the Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in a written statement, which certification is considered conclusive.
  • A written statement of purpose from the student that indicates the certificate or degree program to be pursued or the professional enhancement to be realized from the course of study for that certificate or degree program.
  • A high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • A letter of recommendation from the principal of the high school attended by the deaf or blind individual, a public official, or some other responsible person who knows the deaf or blind individual and is willing to serve as a reference.
  • Proof that all other entrance requirements of the institution are met. Students are required to present certification at the time of initial enrollment in the Alamo Colleges in the course of study they have designated. The certification is valid for each semester that the student enrolls in the Alamo Colleges in the designated course of study.

Combat Exemption for Children of Military Service Members


Military Child Exemption

Exemption from tuition only:

  • For dependent children (including stepchildren) of US Armed Forces members deployed on active duty for the purpose of engaging in a combative military operation outside the United States.
  • Child must be a resident of Texas or entitled to pay the resident tuition rate.


Tuition Schedule*


Effective Spring 2012: Texas Residents

Effective Spring 2012: Non-Texas



Out of District


(See Entry Below)

Semester Hours


General Fee


General Fee


General Fee


See Entry Below

General Fee

1 $336.00 $130.00 $1,008.00 $130.00 $2,016.00 $130.00 $2,016.00 $130.00
2 $336.00 $130.00 $1,008.00 $130.00 $2,016.00 $130.00 $2,016.00 $130.00
3 $336.00 $130.00 $1,008.00 $130.00 $2,016.00 $130.00 $2,016.00 $130.00
4 $336.00 $130.00 $1,008.00 $130.00 $2,016.00 $130.00 $2,016.00 $130.00
5 $336.00 $130.00 $1,008.00 $130.00 $2,016.00 $130.00 $2,016.00 $130.00
6 $336.00 $130.00 $1,008.00 $130.00 $2,016.00 $130.00 $2,016.00 $130.00
7 $392.00 $135.00 $1,176.00 $135.00 $2,352.00 $135.00 $2,352.00 $135.00
8 $448.00 $135.00 $1,344.00 $135.00 $2,688.00 $135.00 $2,688.00 $135.00
9 $504.00 $135.00 $1,512.00 $135.00 $3,024.00 $135.00 $3,024.00 $135.00
10 $560.00 $135.00 $1,680.00 $135.00 $3,360.00 $135.00 $3,360.00 $135.00
11 $616.00 $135.00 $1,848.00 $135.00 $3,696.00 $135.00 $3,696.00 $135.00
12 $672.00 $135.00 $2,016.00 $135.00 $4,032.00 $135.00 $4,032.00 $135.00
13 $728.00 $135.00 $2,184.00 $135.00 $4,368.00 $135.00 $4,368.00 $135.00
14 $784.00 $135.00 $2,352.00 $135.00 $4,704.00 $135.00 $4,704.00 $135.00
15 $840.00 $135.00 $2,520.00 $135.00 $5,040.00 $135.00 $5,040.00 $135.00
16 $896.00 $135.00 $2,688.00 $135.00 $5,376.00 $135.00 $5,376.00 $135.00
17 $952.00 $135.00 $2,856.00 $135.00 $5,712.00 $135.00 $5,712.00 $135.00
18 $1,008.00 $135.00 $3,024.00 $135.00 $6,048.00 $135.00 $6,048.00 $135.00
19 $1,064.00 $135.00 $3,192.00 $135.00 $6,384.00 $135.00 $6,384.00 $135.00
20 $1,120.00 $135.00 $3,360.00 $135.00 $6,720.00 $135.00 $6,720.00 $135.00
21 $1,176.00 $135.00 $3,528.00 $135.00 $7,056.00 $135.00 $7,056.00 $135.00

*Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Texas State Legislature and the Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees.

Any student currently enrolled as of the official Census Date who subsequently enrolls in a Flexible Entry class within the same semester will be assessed tuition and fees as though another class were being added to the student’s current load.

Sessions Tuition

1-6 credits are at a flat rate of

  • $336.00 for In-District Tuition
  • $1,008.00 for Out-of-District Tuition
  • $2,016.00 for Non-Resident Tuition
  • $2,016.00 for International Students Tuition

7 and higher credits are at a rate of

  • $56.00 per credit for In-District Tuition
  • $168.00 per credit for Out-of-District Tuition
  • $336.00 per credit for Non-Resident Tuition
  • $336.00 per credit for International Students Tuition

Summer Sessions Tuition

Minimum tuition for each summer session (1-3 credits) will be

  • $168.00 for In-District Texas Residents
  • $504.00 for Out-of-District Texas Residents
  • $1,008.00 for Non-Texas Residents 
  • $1,008.00 for International Students

Additional hours greater than three (3) credit hours will be charged a rate of

  • $56.00 per credit for In-District Tuition
  • $168.00 per credit for Out-of-District Tuition
  • $336.00 per credit for Non-Resident Tuition
  • $336.00 per credit for International Students Tuition

General Fee

  • 1-6 credits: $130.00
  • 7 and higher credits: $135.00
  • Each summer session: $130.00

Student Activity Fee

Additionally, a Student Activity Fee of $1.00 per credit hour is assessed to all students.

Any student currently enrolled as of the official census date who subsequently enrolls in a Flexible Entry class within the same semester will be assessed tuition and fees as though another class was being added to the student’s current load.

**International Student Tuition

  • International students enrolled prior to Fall 2009 are assessed at the current Non-Resident tuition and general fee rates, plus the Student Activity Fee.
  • All other International students are assessed at a rate of $336.00 per semester credit hour and general fee rates, plus the Student Activity Fee.


Refundable Charges Paid by All Students

General Fees:  
  1-6 hours $130.00
  7 or more hours $135.00
  Summer & Mini Semester $130.00
Student Activity Charge:  
  Per credit hour $1.00

Other Refundable Charges

  Auditing Fee $65.00
Reimbursable Courses  
Special Programs Tuition (per course unless otherwise stated):  
SPC Air Conditioning $250.00
SPC Aircraft Technology $250.00 to $1,000.00
PAC Aviation Technology-Pilot $295.00 to $9,210.00
SPC Automotive Technology $200.00
SPC Automotive Collision $200.00
SPC Bio-Medical Equipment Technology $110.00
SPC Computer Maintenance Technology $100.00
SPC Construction Technology $125.00
SPC Culinary Arts $200.00
SAC Dental Assistant $580.00
SPC Diesel Technology $325.00 to $600.00
SPC Electrical $250.00
SAC Fire Science $600.00
SPC Health Information Technology $500.00
SPC Histology $700.00
SPC Invasive Cardio Vascular $700.00
SPC Manufacturing Engineering Technology $200.00
SPC Medical Laboratory Technician $700.00
SAC & SPC Nursing $700.00
SPC Occupational Therapy Assistant $700.00
SPC Physical Therapist Assistant $700.00
SPC Plumbing $125.00
SPC Radiography $500.00
SPC Respiratory Care $700.00
SPC Sonography $700.00
SPC Surgical Technology $700.00
PAC Veterinary Technology $300.00
SPC Welding $100.00 to $200.00
All Colleges    
  Music-Two-Semester Credit Hour Private Music Lesson $150.00
  Music-One-Semester Credit Hour Private Music Lesson $95.00
International Student Insurance Fees:  
  Per Semester, Fall or Spring $66.00
  Summer and Mini Semester $22.00

Non-Refundable Charges

Examination Charges:  
  Advanced Standing Examination $56.00 per credit hour
($168.00 minimum)
  G.E.D. $98.00
  Re-Examination (if failed) $12.00
  THEA (TASP) Alternative (Accuplacer & ASSET) $29.00
  *Re-Test $10.00
  CLEP $15.00
  Correspondence Examination $20.00
  *College Prep Fee (per instructional hour) $3.00
Parking Registration:  
  Fall $50.00
  Spring $30.00
  Summer $18.00
  Replacement $10.00
Parking Fine:  
  If paid within 10 days $16.00
  If not paid within 10 days $21.00
  If not paid within 20 days $27.00
Returned Check/ACH Return Charge: $35.00
Library Fines:  
  Books per day/per book $0.10
  Reserved Books per day/per book $0.50
Installment Payment Plan:  
  Administrative Set-Up Fee, per semester $25.00
  Late Fee, per each late payment $10.00
Foreign Student Application Fee: $100.00
*New Traansfer/Transient Fee: $100.00
**Diploma (Duplicate) $25.00

**Transcripts (first copy at no charge)    

  Mailed $10.00 per each additional copy mailed  
  Electronic $5.00 per each additional electronic copy  
  Express – within 24 hours First transcript in a single transaction: $35.00;
Same transaction additional transcripts $10.00
**ID Card Duplicate/Replacement (first card at no charge) $10.00
Planetarium Admission Varies
Workshop Fees: A fee is charged for workshops organized for special groups that may or may not carry semester hours.
The amount of the fee, which is in addition to the required tuition, is announced at the time of the workshop.

Continuing Education Tuition and Fees Schedule

Reimbursable Courses $2.90-$28.00 per Instructional Hour
Non-Reimbursable Courses Market Based
Apprenticeship Training $2.80 per Instructional Hour
Contract Courses Market Based
Special fees may be charged depending on the course. All continuing education courses will fully recover direct and indirect costs. Continuing education courses that have been advertised or are related to existing contracts and grants may not reflect this increase until a future quarter or the expiration of the contract or grant.
Community Service Program $1.50-$3.50 per Instructional Hour