Cost should not keep anyone from receiving an education. To achieve this goal, COM offers one of the lowest tuitions in the state. In addition, COM offers monetary support through financial aid, scholarships, grants, work/study programs and loans. We make education affordable for you.


Costs

Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 Tuition and Fees

Select one:

  1. In District (click here to determine eligibility)
  2. Out of District (click here to determine eligibility)
  3. Out of State/Out of Country

Summer 2014 Tuition and Fees

Select one:

  1. Summer Semester In District (click here to determine eligibility)
  2. Summer Semester Out of District (click here to determine eligibility)
  3. Summer Semester Out of State/Out of Country

Financial Aid

Click here to find out more about COM's financial aid and veterans affairs.

Average Cost of Attendance for College of the Mainland (15 credit hour/two semesters)
(2013–2014)

TEXAS RESIDENTS
  In District
At Home (Dependent Students)
In District
At Home (Independent Students)
In District
Off Campus (Independent Students)
Out of District
At Home (Dependent Students)
Out of District
At Home (Independent Students)
Out of District
Off Campus (Independent Students)
Tuition & Fees $1,773 $1,773 $1,773 $2,973 $2,973 $2,973
Books & Supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Room & Board $2,075 $5,392 $5,665 $2,075 $5,392 $5,665
Transportation $1,340 $1,340 $1,340 $1,340 $1,340 $1,340
Personal/ Miscellaneous $1,132 $1,132 $1,132 $1,132 $1,132 $1,132
TOTAL $7,920 $11,237 $11,510 $9,120 $12,437 $12,710
OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS
  Out-of-State
At Home (Dependent Students)
Out-of-State
At Home (Independent Students)
Out-of-State
Off Campus (Independent Students)
Tuition and Fees $3,873 $3,873 $3,873
Books and Supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Room and Board $2,075 $5,392 $5,665
Transportation $1,340 $1,340 $1,340
Personal/Miscellaneous $1,132 $1,132 $1,132
TOTAL $10,020 $13,337 $13,610

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The most successful financial aid applicants start exploring opportunities early in their high school years. We encourage you to submit all applications and documentation well in advance of your enrollment in order to ensure timely completion and notification of your award status.

  • Applying for Financial Aid – All students applying for financial assistance to attend COM must complete the FAFSA and COM Financial Aid Application for each academic year they plan to attend.

    In addition, you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). COM’s federal school code is 007096. COM offers a helpful resource – the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet – which allows students to read and complete the questions before entering their information online. The questions are listed in the same order as they appear on the website.

    Students may be requested by the Student Financial Services Office to complete a Verification Worksheet (either dependent version or independent version) and other supporting documentation for each academic year they plan to attend.

    Note: A U.S. law suspends eligibility for federal student aid if a person has been convicted under state or federal law for possession of or sale of illegal drugs (not including alcohol or tobacco). If you have been convicted in the past, this does not automatically mean you are ineligible for federal student aid. The Drug Conviction Worksheet will help you determine your eligibility (in Español). Download the appropriate form, complete and return the form to the Student Financial Services Office along with your other paperwork. Make sure to include your name and Social Security number on the form.

  • Financial Aid Deadlines – July 1 (for Fall semester); Nov. 1 (for Spring semester) and May 1 (for Summer semester). Applicants who fail to meet these deadlines should be prepared to pay all educational costs incurred until their application is processed and eligibility is determined. A file is complete when all necessary paperwork has been received, the information verified and the file reviewed. Processing time on a file is approximately four to six weeks.

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements – The U.S. Department of Education requires standards of satisfactory progress for students who receive federal funds. The student’s total academic history is reviewed, regardless of whether the student received financial aid. In compliance with federal regulations, COM has established the Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements policy applicable to all financial aid recipients including student loans and those students who work on campus and are not eligible for federal funding.

  • Financial Aid Probation and Termination Appeal Form and Procedures – The Financial Aid Appeals Committee meets once a month except in December. Students may appeal their financial aid probation and termination status when they have documented extenuating circumstances, such as personal injury or illness, death in the immediate family or undue hardship.

  • Return of Title IV Funds Policy – The Student Financial Services Office is required by federal statute to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed or take a leave of absence prior to completing 60 percent of a payment period or term. The Federal Title IV financial aid problems must be recalculated in these situations.

  • Check your financial aid status – All COM students can check their financial aid status using WebAdvisor.

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Contact Student Financial Services Office

The Student Financial Aid Office is located in the Enrollment Center, Room A-149 and can be contacted at 409-933-8274 or 1-888-258-8859, ext. 8274.

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