Affordable Colleges in Austin

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The Most Affordable Colleges in Austin TX

Cost is one of the most important considerations when deciding between colleges in Austin TX. To help you narrow down the options, we have assembled this list of the most affordable schools and colleges based on tuition, fees, and opportunities to receive financial aid.  

1. University of Texas at Austin
One of the largest colleges in the country, the University of Texas at Austin is also one of the least expensive. In-state tuition is $9,798, and books and supplies cost around $750 per year. To lower expenses, the school can help you find scholarships, grants, work-study programs, exemptions, and waivers.  

2. University of Phoenix in Austin, Texas
Students from Texas can expect to pay $10,417 for tuition and $760 for other fees at the University of Phoenix in Austin, Texas. When living with parents, this comes to a total of $11,177 per year. You can take advantage of a number of financial aid programs, including the Cash Plan, the Tuition Deferral Plan, the Third-Party Billing Plan, military or government billing plans, tribal funding, and the Federal Financial Aid Plan.  

3. Southern Careers Institute
Southern Careers Institute offers programs costing between $13,400 and $18,950, including both tuition and other fees. To make studying yet more affordable, students can receive grants and scholarships through the school and through external organizations. The school also offers benefit assistance to veterans and dependents of military personnel.  

4. Huston-Tillotson University
In-state tuition at Huston-Tilloston University is $14,346, books and supplies cost around $1,040, and other fees are about $2,034 per year. The college offers financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants and provides educational benefits for veterans working toward a degree, including traditional VA Benefits and new GI Benefits.   The least expensive option for you will depend on many factors, including your financial situation, academics, and eligibility for particular programs, scholarships, and benefits. To gain a clearer idea of how much you can expect to pay, talk to financial aid officers at these colleges in Austin TX and discuss your options.

5. National American University — Austin
If you attend the National American University — Austin, you can expect to pay $12,456 for in-state tuition, $1,350 for books and supplies, and $435 for other fees. On average, students pay around 40 percent of their expenses using Federal loans; however, grants, work-study programs, scholarships (including Organizational Scholarships and NAU Scholarships), and tuition assistance (such as Company Tuition Assistance and Military Education Benefits) are also available.  

 

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