Save Money on Tuition
The cost of attending public and private universities has been rising steadily the last few years, leaving many with a large amount of debt to pay off once they graduate. One solution would be to attend a community college in order to save on tuition for the first couple years. This can dramatically lessen the amount you have to borrow in order to attend the college / university of your choice. You can view STC’s tuition and fees here.
Complete Your Basic Requirements
Most core curriculum courses in the State of Texas are transferrable to any public college and university. This means that the core courses you take here at STC will transfer to any Texas public institution.
Time to Define Your Major
Most will not know their desired career path when they graduate high school. So when you first start your college career, it’s important explore the possibilities while classes are cheaper.
An Opportunity to Boost Your GPA
Visit the Centers for Learning Excellence (CLE) to take advantage of numerous academic support opportunities which can help you boost your GPA. The Centers for Learning Excellence (CLE) is a comprehensive academic support and tutoring center where students receive quality tutoring and academic support in a broad variety of subject areas. CLE services include: tutoring, academic computer labs, workshops, Supplemental Instruction, test proctoring, and Learning Communities. The centers are located at each of STC’s five locations: Pecan Campus, Mid-Valley Campus, Starr County Campus, Nursing and Allied Health (NAH) Campus and Technology (Tech) Campus. All CLE services are free of charge.
Save Money by Living at Home
Living on campus in either a dormitory or an apartment can be costly. The average cost of Dorm housing for 2009-2010 was $4,657. One solution would be to live at home while commuting to school. While not all college students live at home, you can save thousands of dollars in the long run.