These annual costs for Brightwood College-San Antonio-San Pedro and the average Texas schools include tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and fees minus the average grants and scholarships for federal financial aid recipients.
|In-state Tuition||Out-of-state Tuition||Median Debt||Total In-state Annual Cost|
Colleges and universities across the United States experienced cost (tuition + living) increases of 2.5% in 2019. This most recent inflation figure was down slightly from the 2.9 percent in 2018 and 3.4 percent in 2017, but still underscores the rising costs of sending your children to higher education.
These rising costs are hitting closer to home in Texas as well. Texas's' higher education costs rose by 30.4% in just the last 10 years, ranking as the 32nd highest state.
0% of students enrolled at Brightwood College-San Antonio-San Pedro receive some form of Federal loan assistance.
One of the most sound investments you can make to help pay for your child's higher education is by using a 529 plan. These funds grow in a tax-free environment, and generally have a 3-5% rate of return. The only catch is that all funds need to be used for higher education, and if not... there are monetary penalties imposed when withdrawn for other uses.
Both the Texas direct-sold 529 plan (Texas College Savings Plan) and the advisor-sold plan (Lonestar 529 Plan) are managed by NorthStar Financial Services. Texas also has a 529 prepaid tuition plans for Texas residents (Texas Tuition Promise Fund).
|State Plan Name:||Texas College Savings Plan|
|Maximum Contribution:||up to $370,000 across accounts per beneficiary|
|Fees:||Total fees range from 0.60% to 1.00%, depending on portfolios|