Save money by taking academic transfer courses with WCJC before transferring to a university.
- Highest transfer rate in the Gulf Coast. Third highest transfer rate in Texas.*
- WCJC costs less ($3,270 per semester) than the average University in the state ($9,844
- Our students graduate with less debt ($11,311) than the average community college student in the state of Texas ($15,738). *
* Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Almanac 2022
LET WCJC HELP YOU TO SUCCEED - LEARN MORE ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, AND OTHER ASSISTANCE
Through the generosity of donors, WCJC is able to award students thousands of dollars in institutional scholarships each year. An up-to-date list of scholarship opportunities for WCJC students can be found on the WCJC Scholarships webpage.
Tuition & Fee Installment Plan
Enroll now to spread out your payments! For early enrollees, WCJC’s Spring Tuition & Fee Installment Plan enables students to pay 25 percent of their tuition and fees up front, plus a $35 non-refundable enrollment fee, and then spread out the remainder of their tuition in equal monthly installments. All registered WCJC students can apply for an installment plan. The Tuition & Fee Installment Plan link has additional information.
Discounted Tuition & Fees Program
Additional assistance is being provided for WCJC students who take more than 13 hours of academic transfer courses. Under this policy, tuition and fees will be waived for any courses above the 13 credit hours. For example, an in-district student taking 19 credit hours will pay roughly $1,214 – the same amount paid by a student taking only 13 hours. Visit the Discounted Tuition & Fees Program link for more information.
Federal Direct Student Loans
Students who have a complete financial aid file at WCJC and are achieving Satisfactory Academic Progress may qualify for subsidized and/or unsubsidized student loans. See Federal Direct Student Loans for more information.
Students who display exceptional financial need may be awarded a Federal Pell Grant. A Pell Grant is a form of “gift aid” that does not have to be paid back. Congress has increased the 2023-2024 Pell Grant maximum award to $7,395. Students interested in applying for aid must complete a FAFSA at studentaid.gov