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Program Fees:

The tuition and fees for the Police Academy are charged according to the 20 semester credit hours received.  Students enrolling in the part-time night academy will be required to register twice: 10 hours for the first semester (Aug-Dec) and 10 hours in the second semester (Jan-May).  Both semesters must be successfully completed to graduate from the program.  Students enrolling in the full-time day academy will register once for the 20 hours. 

Tuition/Fees In-District:  $2280
Tuition/Fees Out-of-District:  $3300

(A $300 ammunition fee and a $20 TCOLE examination fee are included within the tuition/fees total)
*In-District rates apply to residents of Wharton County or Needville ISD 
*Out-of-District rates apply to residents not meeting the requirements of an In-District resident
Estimated Additional Fees:          
  • Psychological Exam - $150
  • FAST Fingerprint Check - $40
  • Physical Examination/drug screen - $75
  • Uniforms - $200
  • Duty Gear - $250
  • Books/Supplies - $300

(NOTE:  Prices are subject to change without notice)


If Financial Aid assistance is needed, you may contact them at 979-532-6345, or more information is available at the following:




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