Alamo Colleges District Lowers Tuition for Students Beyond Bexar County

March 27, 2024

District Communications

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New Tuition Rate Ensures Greater Affordability and Access 

During a board meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees approved lowered tuition rates to ensure greater affordability and access for students outside of Bexar County. 

The lowered tuition rates – that will take effect in Fall 2024 – include a 20% drop in tuition rates for students residing in Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, and Wilson counties. This change translates to a decrease from $225 per credit hour to $180. Additionally, international students and students who have lived in Texas for less than 12 months will see a 31% reduction, bringing their tuition down from $476 to $327 per credit hour.

“These tuition changes reflect our dedication to supporting our students and growing community needs,” said Dr. Mike Flores, Alamo Colleges District Chancellor. “As our service region grows, we remain committed to our moonshot of partnering to end poverty through education and training by providing quality education that empowers individuals and strengthens communities."

The Alamo Colleges District includes an eight-county service region expected to grow by 14% between 2023-2033 from 2.7 million to 3 million residents. The Alamo Colleges District in-district tuition remains competitively priced at $109 per credit hour. The District also offers a $180 e-Rate for students taking their classes 100% online. 

Its five colleges and eight education and training centers offer micro-credentials, certificates, and associate, and baccalaureate degrees. The District invests in partnering across sectors to provide low-cost pathways to credentials in high-wage, high-demand fields and credits transfer to four-year universities for those pursuing bachelor's or higher degrees. Wraparound support services are also offered to help students succeed. This past year, the District completed the successful culmination of a $450 million bond project. 

The Alamo Colleges District is the largest provider of higher education and training in South Texas, with over 72,000 students taking credit, workforce, and continuing education classes annually.