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Texas education website expects Blinn College District students to save thousands in 2018-19

Out-of-district Blinn students taking 30 credit hours will save $3,914 compared to the average Texas public university

May 3, 2018

According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s CollegeForAllTexans.com, Blinn College District students will save thousands during the 2018-19 academic year.

At an estimated $5,340 for 30 credit hours, Blinn’s out-of-district tuition and fees offer students a savings of $3,914, approximately 42 percent, compared to state residents at the average Texas public university. According to the site, the average tuition and fees for Texas residents taking 30 credit hours at a public university in 2018-19 will be $9,258, up from $8,875 the previous year.

Students who choose to attend Blinn instead of one of the state’s 36 private universities save almost $25,000 over the course of the year. With the average Texas private university costing $29,608 in tuition and fees for 30 credit hours, out-of-district Blinn students taking 30 credit hours save $24,268, or 81.9 percent.

In addition to Blinn’s low tuition and fees, the Blinn Foundation offers 201 endowed scholarships available to incoming and returning students from a wide range of backgrounds, majors, and experiences. Though some scholarships are restricted to students who fit specific criteria, if a student who exemplifies those requirements does not apply, the scholarship may be offered to a wider range of students. Students are considered based on high academic achievement, participation in student activities, and community involvement. To apply for all of Blinn’s endowed scholarships, complete a single application at www.blinn.edu/finaid/scholar.html.

Registration is now open for Blinn’s May Minimester and Summer and Fall semesters. The May Minimester, which allows students to earn college credit in just three weeks, runs May 14-May 30. The Summer I semester runs June 4-July 2, the Summer II semester will be July 5-Aug. 2, and the Fall semester begins Aug. 27. Registration for each semester is available prior to the first day of class.

Blinn offers courses on its Brenham, Bryan, Schulenburg, and Sealy campuses, as well as online and at The Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS Campus. Blinn’s online programs allow students greater flexibility in scheduling their courses, and academic and student support services are available through the College’s online student portal, myBlinn. Blinn also offers a variety of resources for students considering online courses at www.blinn.edu/online/students, including an orientation course, tips for taking an online course, tutorials, and frequently asked questions.

Beginning in the Fall semester, students can register for Blinn courses at the RELLIS Campus, where they can complete four-year degrees from the Texas A&M System regional universities onsite. Each program at the RELLIS Academic Alliance creates a seamless pathway for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in related fields from an A&M System university, including Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Prairie View A&M University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M International University, West Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Texas A&M University-Central Texas. For more information regarding the RELLIS Academic Alliance, visit https://rellis.tamus.edu/AcademicAlliance.