There are numerous ways and methods in which you can fund your education outside the 'traditional' forms of financial aid (grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study). Below are some of the most common.
If you are not an employee of A&M-Corpus Christi, please see Tuition assistance programs (below).
The Employee Betterment Program (EBP) is a tuition assistance program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi that encourages University faculty and staff to
further their education. The EBP provides budgeted, regular employees with funds to cover a
portion of the A&M-Corpus Christi tuition costs for 12 credit hours per fiscal year. Please take note that students employed in positions which require student status as a condition of employment are not eligible.
For more information on the Employee Betterment Program at our University, contact Human Resources.
Exemptions are a type of financial assistance that allow some students to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition or, in some cases, tuition and fees.
If you are eligible for any fee exemptions or adjustments, you must notify the office noted on our Exemptions list (below) prior to payment of tuition and fees before they can be applied to your account.
To view a comprehensive list of available exemptions honored at our University, click here.
Installment payment plans are available to most students through the Business Office during the Fall and Spring semesters, and allow students the opportunity to pay their tuition in small installments.
The Business Office offers eligible students two options to pay by installments:
- 30% of total amount owed due prior to the start of the semester
- Two (2) more payments during the semester of 35% of total amount owed
- 25% of total amount owed due prior to the start of the semester
- Three (3) more payments during the
semester of 25% of total amount owed.
NOTE: A nonrefundable processing fee of $20.00 will be charged and a late
fee of $25.00 will be added to each installment not received by their required due date.
Eligible students may enroll in the installment plan of their choice during the Fall or Spring semester ONLY. Installment plans are not offered during Maymesters or Summer Sessions. Students receiving Emergency Loans or financial assistance equal to or greater
than the amount of tuition and fees at the time of registration are not eligible to pay
tuition and fees by installments. Students owing any balances from prior terms or a
current term balance of less than $200 for tuition and fees are also not eligible.
For more information regarding installment plans, click here.
Loan forgiveness programs allow the federal government, under certain circumstances, to cancel all or part of an educational loan.
- You must perform volunteer work;
- You must perform military service;
- You must teach or practice medicine in certain types of communities; or
- You must meet other criteria specified by the forgiveness program.
For more information on available loan forgiveness programs, click here
Loan repayment programs allow certain agencies to make payments directly to the student's loan holder and the payments represent taxable income to the employee.
For more information on available loan repayment programs, click here.
College savings plans allow for families to begin saving for college expenses prior to attendance.
For a full list of details and information about available college savings plans, click here.
Education tax credits can help offset the costs of education. These education credits can be deducted from your taxable income or subtracted in full from your federal income tax.
For a full list of details and information about available education tax credits, click here.
If you are an employee of A&M-Corpus Christi, please see Employee Better Program (above).
Some corporations and businesses offer tuition assistance programs to their employees. These programs are usually administered through the employer's Human Resources department or are part of an employee's benefits package. In addition to reimbursing college tuition and the cost of books, they can provide the opportunity to integrate desirable educational credentials with future career plans.
Please consult your respective Human Resources department to learn about tuition assistance programs potentially offered through your employer.
Certain undergraduate students who attempt no more than three hours in excess of the
minimum number of semester credit hours required to complete their degrees may be entitled
up to a $1,000 tuition rebate after graduation.
For eligibility requirements and additional information, click here.
If you are an active member of the United States military, a military veteran, or a dependent or spouse of a servicemember/veteran, you may qualify for veteran benefits and/or certain scholarship programs.
For more information, contact our Veterans Affairs Office, or click here.
Waivers are a type of financial assistance that allow some students to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition or, in some cases, tuition and fees.
If you are eligible for any fee waivers, you must notify the office noted on our Exemptions & Waivers list (below) prior to payment of tuition and fees before they can be applied to your account.
To view a comprehensive list of available waivers honored at our University, click here.
You are required to report any aid you may receive from outside sources to our office. Types of aid that should be reported include, but are not limited to:
Failure to report such assistance can result in a reduction or cancellation of your financial aid.