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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 ($3,110 per semester) than the average University in the state ($9,844 per semester).*

  • Our students graduate with less debt ($13,248) than the average community college student in the state of Texas ($15,625). *

* Source:  Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Almanac 2021



Scholarship Opportunities 
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 
WCJC's Tuition & Fee Installment Plan for Summer terms allows students to pay 50 percent of tuition and fees at time of plan entry, plus a $35 non-refundable enrollment fee.  The remaining 50 percent will be due mid-term.  Enroll now to spread out your payments!  For early enrollees, WCJC’s ​Fall 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. 

Financial Aid Special Condition Request
This request enables qualified students to receive an increased Pell Grant award and possibly additional subsidized loan funds. It’s aimed at WCJC students who have faced a reduction in household income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  More information on the Financial Aid Special Condition Request can be found by visiting the WCJC website or by emailing finaid@wcjc.edu

Pell Grants
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 2022-2023 Pell Grant maximum award to $6,895.  Students enrolling for Spring 2023 must complete a 2022-2023 FAFSA at studentaid.govand submit supporting documentation to the WCJC Financial Aid Office for eligibility consideration. See the Pell Grants link for more information. 

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