What are the new tuition rates?

Under this new simplified tuition model one set amount will be charged per semester credit hour based on a student’s residency with no additional fees.


How much will my tuition be?

The new tuition rates effective in Fall 2019 are as follows:

  • $78 per Semester Credit Hour for in-district
  • $135 per Semester Credit Hour for out-of-district
  • $210 per Semester Credit Hour for out-of-state/international

Remember, there are no additional registration and enrollment fees.


When does this new tuition rate go into effect?

The new tuition rates will go into effect for the Fall 2019 semester. Registration for Fall begins April 8, so San Jacinto College students can expect to see the new tuition rates upon registration for Fall classes.


Will I still have to pay lab fees?

No. Lab fees, as well as many other fees, have been eliminated and incorporated into the new simplified tuition model. Other registration fees that have been eliminated are:

  • General Service Fee
  • Distance Learning Fee
  • Technology Fee
  • Course Fees
  • Incidental Fees


What non-registration-related charges can I still expect?

The following charges will still be billed when appropriate:

  • Installment Payment Plan, including charges for set up and late payments
  • Charge for Returned Checks
  • Testing Charge for repeat Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI tests), after the first test is administered at no charge
  • Charge for delinquent accounts sent to Collection Agencies


Do I still have to pay for textbooks and other course materials?

Yes. Textbooks and course materials are still required for most courses. There are programs with additional costs such as uniforms, equipment, clinicals, software, and other program-specific costs that will be the responsibility of the student. The College bookstore provides book rentals, and sells new and used books and course materials. If you enroll in a course designated as Open Books Plus, there will be an associated charge for digital course materials that will be available on the first day of the class at the lowest market cost. Examples of course materials students would be responsible for include textbooks, uniforms, special supplies, background checks, etc.


What will I pay to audit a course?

Students will pay the same tuition rate to audit a course that they would pay to take the course for credit, based on residency.


Why is San Jacinto College changing the tuition now?

The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees remains committed to enhancing the student experience, keeping tuition costs low, and providing an affordable and high-quality education to our community. A review of the College’s current structure for tuition and fees revealed that it was complex. This new model has one tuition rate per semester credit hour based on a student’s residency, with no additional fees. This removes the complexity, allows equitable access to all programs, and facilitates the same price per semester credit hour for all students.


Where can I find more information?

You can learn more, including calculating your full cost for the Fall semester based on the number of credit hours you enroll in, by visiting sanjac.edu/no-fees.