Tuition & Financial Aid

The Woodlands, TX
Tuition (in-state)
$3,448 ($3,088)
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3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I think i am getting my money's worth, the process was easy and simple.

5 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: THey have great payment plans and the tuition and fees is very understandable and cheaper than most other schools.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: i'm not in college yet but hopefully the process is smooth

3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: I have only received a loan and at this point, I really need help with paying for my classes, books, etc., because of all the other stuff I have to pay for.

College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Have not yet received any financial aid from my school.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 63rd
    Smoothest Financial Aid Process
  • 1573rd
    Best Bang for Your Buck

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sumaya tariq
Fashion Merchandising with Math and Chemistry
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The process of financial aid is a headache, due to Tomball being the core campus of all the Lone Star community colleges. It is difficult to find an adviser at the other campuses because the Tomball campus is always changing the financial advisers due to the shortage of advisers between the campuses. You will see them twice a day in a week, but in your next appointment, there is no guarantee that you will see the same adviser that you met with previously.

It takes months to process a financial aid request, so mostly, students have to pay for the tuition fee and books by themselves, and then can later file a refund. Sometimes, students are chosen for verifications, which are not very long, but they can take longer than expected, depending on the number of applications being picked for verification.

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Tips for Getting Aid
Financial aid is on a first-come, first-served basis, so get there as soon as you can.

Student Polls

Have you come across any unexpected extra fees associated with going to school here?    Based on 343 responses

  • 7% Yes, major fees.
  • 37% There were a few minor fees.
  • 56% No, everything was straightforward.

Do you think you are getting your money's worth?    Based on 348 responses

  • 8% No
  • 92% Yes


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