Tuition & Fees
Methods for Payment
All tuition and fees may be paid by personal check. Students who pay by check or who cash checks at TSTC must present a valid TSTC identification card or a valid Texas driver's license. Students may cash personal checks of up to $150 per day and checks from their parents or legal guardians up to $150 per week at the Cashiers in the Student Services Center.
Check cashing is a service provided by TSTC. We reserve the right to refuse to cash any check that is considered questionable as regards origin, authenticity, funds, etc. If a personal check does not clear the bank, the student will be notified and a $25 returned check fee will be assessed. The student will be required to pay the amount of the check and the returned check fee in cash or by money order, credit card, or cashier's check, unless the check refusal was an error on the part of the student's bank. A student who does not redeem a check promptly after being notified of its return is subject to referral to the College disciplinary committee and prosecution by civil authorities. A student who is responsible for a check that is returned because the account has been closed will face immediate prosecution. Checks written for the benefit of a student by a parent or legal guardian will be applied to the student's account.
Credit and Debit Cards
The initial payment is due at the time of registration, along with a signed tuition payment agreement (pdf). This initial amount is one third of the total charges, plus a $25 installment plan fee. The remaining charges are divided into two equal payments of one third each. For a 15-week semester, the first of these payments is due prior to the sixth class week. The final payment is due prior to the eleventh class week.
A student who elects to pay in installments will: