2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Palo Alto College is $6,690 for Texas residents and $14,220 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees is $7,104 for Texas residents and $14,621 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 6.19% for Texas residents and increased by 2.82% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 2.66% from the previous year. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at Palo Alto College are much higher than the average amount ($3,755) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are much higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($8,497 - Public Associate's - Public Rural-serving Large).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOFF Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$6,300 $13,830$13,039
2019-2020$6,690$14,220$13,386
Change % 2019-20206.19%2.82%2.66%
2020-2021$7,104$14,621$13,742
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Palo Alto College.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$202$453
2019-2020$215$466
2020-2021$229$479
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for Palo Alto College graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $29,500 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $33,300 for Palo Alto College graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$29,500$34,900$25,600
7 Years After Graduation$26,500--
8 Years After Graduation$31,300--
9 Years After Graduation$30,000--
10 Years After Graduation$33,300$40,100$29,600

Palo Alto College 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at Palo Alto College for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $28,996 for Texas residents and $64,636 for out-of-state students. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at Palo Alto College.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at Palo Alto College
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$6,907$7,130$7,361$7,599$28,996
Out-of-State$14,957$15,731$16,546$17,403$64,636
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$7,130$7,361$7,599$7,845$29,935
Out-of-State$15,731$16,546$17,403$18,304$67,984
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$7,361$7,599$7,845$8,099$30,903
Out-of-State$16,546$17,403$18,304$19,252$71,505
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$7,599$7,845$8,099$8,361$31,903
Out-of-State$17,403$18,304$19,252$20,249$75,209
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$7,845$8,099$8,361$8,631$32,936
Out-of-State$18,304$19,252$20,249$21,298$79,104
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at Palo Alto College. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $87,268 for Texas residents and $122,908 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at Palo Alto College.
4 years COA at Palo Alto College
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$21,763$21,790$21,920$22,058$87,268
Out-of-State$29,813$30,391$31,016$31,689$122,908
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$21,790$21,831$21,969$22,115$87,458
Out-of-State$30,391$31,016$31,689$32,412$125,507
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$21,831$21,885$22,031$22,187$87,702
Out-of-State$31,016$31,689$32,412$33,187$128,304
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$21,885$21,953$22,108$22,272$88,000
Out-of-State$31,689$32,412$33,187$34,017$131,305
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$21,953$22,034$22,198$22,371$88,351
Out-of-State$32,412$33,187$34,017$34,903$134,520
Last year, 39 students ( 0.40% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $68,320 for Texas residents and $103,960 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at Palo Alto College.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at Palo Alto College
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$17,026$17,053$17,183$17,321$68,320
Out-of-State$25,076$25,654$26,279$26,952$103,960
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$17,053$17,094$17,232$17,378$68,510
Out-of-State$25,654$26,279$26,952$27,675$106,559
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$17,094$17,148$17,294$17,450$68,754
Out-of-State$26,279$26,952$27,675$28,450$109,356
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$17,148$17,216$17,371$17,535$69,052
Out-of-State$26,952$27,675$28,450$29,280$112,357
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$17,216$17,297$17,461$17,634$69,403
Out-of-State$27,675$28,450$29,280$30,166$115,572

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Palo Alto College.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Palo Alto College 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$6,690$1,674$13,386$14,220$1,674 $13,386

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