Paying for College

You Can Afford College

College of the Mainland has countless financial aid options to make the journey towards higher education manageable for every student. We look forward to assisting you in meeting your educational goals!

Promise Scholaship

Class of 2024, now is the time to get your future off to a promising start with tuition-free college through the Opening Doors Promise Scholarship at College of the Mainland!

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Affordable Tuition

As one of the most affordable colleges in Texas, COM students can start their journey toward a promising tomorrow for just a fraction of the cost of other surrounding colleges and universities.

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Where to Find Money

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid comes in the form of free money (grants), borrowed money (loans), and part-time employment (work-study). Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify.

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COM offers nearly 100 scholarships, which students can apply for each year to help pay for tuition and textbooks. With one standard application, you can be considered for multiple scholarships at once!

Additional Assistance

Get additional assistance in paying for college through payment plans, emergency aid and verteran services.

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Payment Plans

Interest-free payment plans allow students to pay tuition and mandatory fees in monthly installments.

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Emergency Aid

Experiencing an unanticipated financial setback? We may be able to help.

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Military Benefits

Many benefits are available to advance the education and skills of veterans and service members, as well as their spouses and family members.

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