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2016-2017 Graduate Texas Resident (9 months/18 credit hours)
The figures represented below are a combined estimated cost of attendance for a typical full-time graduate student from Texas attending both the fall and spring semesters (9 months/18 credit hours) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. An estimated cost of attendance per semester can be calculated by dividing the amounts reflected below in half.

Please note that these figures are subject to change and can vary by student.

Budget Item Living
Living at home 
with parent
Living at home 
w/ dependent(s)
Tuition & fees $8,425 $8,425 $8,425 $8,425
Room & board $9,628 $9,196 $3,117 $4,668
Books & supplies $1,008 $1,008 $1,008 $1,008
Transportation $1,168 $2,029 $2,029 $2,029
Miscellaneous $1,807 $1,807 $1,451 $1,807
TOTAL $22,036 $22,465 $16,030 $17,937
Childcare estimate N/A $3,037 N/A $2,934
TOTAL + childcare   $25,502   $20,871
NOTE: International students will be charged an additional $75.00 processing fee per semester.
  • Tuition & fees: Based upon a full-time course load of 9 credit hours per semester (18 credit hours total) for graduate students. Actual tuition and fees will vary depending on the college, amount and type of courses taken.
  • Room & board: Charges are an estimate and will vary depending on your housing and meal plan selections.
  • Books & supplies: Estimated expenses, and can vary depending on the amount and type of courses taken. For information concerning the actual cost of textbooks, click here.
  • Transportation: Expenses you may incur traveling to and from campus. This does not include such items as vehicle maintenance or purchases.
  • Miscellaneous expenses: Include items you may purchase throughout the academic year that are related to your educational costs. Your actual miscellaneous expenses will vary from the given average depending on your spending habits.
  • Childcare estimate (if applicable): Expenses you may incur securing childcare services for your dependent(s).