Paying for College


At South Texas College we’ve built a reputation for low tuition rates while prioritizing our quality of instruction. Because the only thing on your mind should be your success, not how much it’ll cost.

Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

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One of the first steps to take to ensure your college expenses are covered is to submit a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Our Student Financial Services Department can help guide you through the whole process. Just remember your eligibility is dependent on:

  • Completing your FAFSA
  • Create an FSA ID account
  • Completing the FAFSA process early enough to ensure payment of courses

Apply for Financial Aid  School Code: 031034


As specified by Senate Bill 1528, state law permits students that are neither US citizens nor permanent residents to be classified as Texas residents for admissions and financial aid purposes, thus making them eligible for state aid.

Apply for State Aid

Installment Plans

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Our Installment Plans are designed to let you take your classes while making monthly payments after you pay an initial percentage of your total tuition and fees. 

Installment Plan Process

View Installment Plans


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South Texas College provides Alternative Education Loans through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and Sallie Mae.

Apply for a Loan

Emergency Loans

If you need to pay your college costs but are running low on time, you may be able to get an emergency loan. These short-term loans must be repaid by the scheduled due dates and come in two different types: 

Apply for an Emergency Loan



Scholarships are another great solution for covering your collegiate costs. Keep in mind there are different types of scholarships, such as merit-based (based on your performance), need-based (based on your financial need), and departmental awards, and most have specific criteria applicants must meet.

Apply for Scholarships

Veterans & Military Benefits


Former & active members of the armed forces, and their spouses or dependents may be eligible for education benefits depending on their specific military branch and the benefits they qualify for. The South Texas College Office of Student Veteran Affairs can help guide you through the process. 

View Veterans and Military Benefits

Work Study Programs

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Work Study Programs are designed to provide you with part-time employment and help you contribute to your education costs. If you meet the requirements to be part of the program, keep in mind that your studies will always be the top priority and the work you do will not interfere with them. 

Apply for Work Study

Need To Make A Payment?

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Make Payments, get details about due dates, payment options, purchasing a parking permit, book allowances and final refunds.

Visit Cashiers Website

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