Tuition rates at Frank Phillips College are set by the Board of Regents of the College in accordance with the provisions of Texas statutes. Tuition rates are subject to change without notice by the action of the State Legislature or the Board of Regents. Tuition and fees are payable in full before the first day of class unless the student has signed up for the Payment Plan Option. A student is not officially registered until full payment of tuition and fees is made. Payment may be made by cash, check, money order, or credit card approved by the Business Office. All students must pay tuition according to their resident classification as follows:
A resident of the Borger Junior College District is a student who resides within the Borger Junior College District and is not classified as a Non-Resident of Texas as explained in this section.
A resident of Ochiltree County is a student who resides within Ochiltree County and is not classified as a Non-Resident of Texas as explained in this section.
A Non-resident (of a Taxing District) is a student that neither resides within the Borger Junior College District or Ochiltree County nor is classified as a Non-resident of Texas.
A Non-resident of Texas is a student younger than 18 years of age who does not live with his or her family and whose family resides in another state or whose family has not resided in Texas for the 12 months preceding the date of registration or a student of 18 years of age or over who resides out of state or who has not been a resident of the state 12 months after his 18th birthday or for 12 months immediately preceding the date of registration.
Tuition Exemptions – the following tuition exemption programs are administered through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: children of certain disabled public employees, deaf and blind students, children of prisoners of war or persons missing in action, students in foster or other residential care, students on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families during their senior year of high school, early high school graduates. Some tuition exemptions are need-based. Eligible students should contact the Student Financial Services office for more information.
Disbursement of Awards to students – All grants, loans and scholarships are electronically credited to students' accounts. Students must apply for a student Plainsmen Debit ID Card where all disbursements, over-awards and refunds will be routinely deposited. All documents and eligibility requirements (Satisfactory Academic Progress) must be met prior to students receiving funds.
Loan funds will be applied to outstanding costs due FPC first and amounts remaining will be applied to the students' Plainsmen ID cards. Loan funds are disbursed in two equal disbursement amounts, no exceptions.
Student Rights & Responsibilities
Students have a RIGHT to ask:
- What financial assistance is available?
- What are the deadlines for submitting applications?
- What is the cost of attending and refund policies?
- What criteria is used to select financial aid recipients?
- How is financial need determined?
- What criteria is used to determine the amount of student's award?
- What is satisfactory progress and does it affect me?
It is the students' RESPONSIBILITY to:
- Be informed about the institution before enrolling.
- Complete all forms accurately and submit them on time.
- Read and understand forms they are asked to sign.
- Know and comply with deadlines.
- Report all changes in address, telephone number, name, grants, scholarships, and school status to the Student Financial Services Office.
- Accept responsibility for all signed agreements.
Grants are considered gift aid and do not require repayment unless the student reduces his/her course load, never attends class, quits attending class, or withdraws from school prior to the completion of the semester. Grants are awarded based on financial need. There are several types of grants available for students.
- Federal Pell Grant (PELL)
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)
- Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)
Federal Pell Grant (PELL)
The Federal Pell Grant is a federal program for undergraduate students obtaining his/her first bachelor’s degree and is designed to provide eligible students with a foundation of aid to help defray the cost of education. It is always the ﬁrst program considered for each applicant. Although the Financial Aid Office determines the amount of each student’s Pell Grant, eligibility is determined on the basis of a formula developed by the U.S. Department of Education. The Pell Grant amount depends on the student’s expected family contribution, the cost of attendance at FPC and the number of hours for which the student is enrolled (full-time, three-quarter time, half-time, less than half-time). A student may be ineligible for a Federal Pell Grant; however, he or she may qualify for other ﬁnancial assistance. The Federal Pell Grant is to be used solely for educational purposes, which includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. In order to receive a Pell Grant, the Department of Education must have processed a valid student aid report (which is the result of ﬁling the FAFSA form) with an official expected family contribution while an eligible student is enrolled for the award year. Veriﬁcation documents (if applicable) must be received and be accurate no later than 120 days after the last day of enrollment or the Department of Education’s published deadline, whichever is earlier. A student’s duration of Pell eligibility is limited to the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG is awarded to ﬁrst time undergraduate students with the lowest estimated family contributions who are also receiving Federal Pell Grants and have ﬁnancial need. Awards are based on the student’s enrollment and are made in accordance with program regulations and on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served basis.
Texas Public Educational Grant Program (TPEG)
The TPEG program is funded from tuition paid by credit students attending FPC. The applicant must be enrolled at least half-time during the term or terms for which the grant is awarded and have ﬁnancial need. This grant is awarded on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served basis, and the amount is based on the student’s enrollment.
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)
The TEOG Grant is awarded ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served to Texas residents who are enrolled at least half-time in the first 30 hours of an associate's degree or certificate program and meet the following eligibility requirements: have ﬁnancial need and an expected family contribution of 5,609 or less; not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance; not be concurrently receiving a TEXAS Grant; and be registered with Selective Services, or be exempt. Preference for initial awards is given to recent Texas public high school graduates who completed the recommended or distinguished curriculum and enroll as an entering undergraduate student no later than the 16th month after high school graduation. To receive a renewal award through the TEOG program, a student must be enrolled at least half-time as a student who previously received a TEOG award and has not been granted an associate's degree or baccalaureate degree. Initial recipients must meet VC's satisfactory academic progress. Continuing eligibility requires that the student complete as least seventy-five (75%) percent of the hours attempted in the most recent academic year and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The maximum TEOG Grant is determined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Award amounts will be prorated in relation to the student's enrollment status as of the census date. In order for 2017-2018 TEOG recipients to receive a renewal award for the 2018-2019 school year, they must complete their financial aid file by October 1, 2018. Students who fail to meet this deadline cannot be guaranteed a renewal award.
Grants Financial Breakdown
|Program||Eligibility||Value||How to Apply|
|Federal Pell Grant||Financial need, enrollment||$611 - $6,095 a semester||Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid|
|Federal SEOG (Supplemental Education)||Financial need, enrolled at least half-time, be eligible for Federal Pell Grant||$100 - $4,000 a semester||Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid|
|TEOG (Texas Equal Opportunity Grant)||Financial need, enrolled at least half-time||$788 - $1,575 a semester||Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid|
Scholarships, like grants, are funds that do not require repayment. Scholarships are coordinated through the Frank Phillips College Development Corporation and private donors. Students receiving a Frank Phillips College scholarship must use the award while attending FPC. Funds will not be disbursed to a student for transfer to another college or university, or for personal use.
Scholarships can vary significantly in the eligibility criteria; some are merit based and others are need based. You only need to complete one application to apply for all FPC scholarships.
How to Apply for Scholarships
The scholarship application process at Frank Phillips College is simple: complete one online form and be considered for a wide variety of scholarship opportunities.
General Guidelines for Scholarship Recipients
- Recipients must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a minimum of 12 hours per semester, unless otherwise stated.
- Once enrolled, scholarship recipients are expected to fulfill and maintain the semester hour and grade point average (GPA) requirements specified for the scholarship.
- All need-based scholarship recipients are required to apply for financial aid.
- Scholarship recipients could be subject to drug testing.
Deadlines to Apply for Scholarships
In an effort to best serve our students, as well as promote responsible stewardship of scholarship funds, the following priority dates have been established. This allows applications to be submitted at any time, with all awards being made based on the availability of funds.
Fall Priority Date 1: Applications are due by April 15
Selections are made by the end of April
Notifications to students are sent by May 15 or earlier
Fall Priority Date 2: Applications are due by July 15
Selections are made by the end of July
Notifications to students are sent by August 15 or earlier
Spring Priority Date: Applications are due by November 15
Selections are made by the end of November
Notifications to students are sent by December 15 or earlier
Who To Contact
Frank Phillips College - College Advancement (Scholarships) Office
There are many scholarship opportunities for students attending Frank Phillips College. Each year, through the generous support of FPC donors, more scholarships become available. Click here for a list of current FPC scholarships.
Local Scholarships are possibly available in your area. Local service and civic organizations, churches, businesses quite often sponsor scholarship programs. Your local high school counselor should be able to provide you with this information.
Scholarship Search Services
The U.S. Department of Education does not evaluate private scholarship search services. If you should decide to use one of these, you may check with the Better Business Bureau or the Texas State Attorney Generals Office.
The Hope Scholarship Tax Credit
The Hope Scholarship is actually a tax credit, not a scholarship. We recommend that you consult your personal tax advisor.
The U.S. Department of Education and the State of Texas frequently change regulations pertaining to financial aid. Since FPC complies with all legislative mandates, federal and state regulations, the Student Financial Services office reserves the right to make policy and procedure changes during the award year. If changes occur, they will be updated on the FPC web site.
Scholarships Financial Breakdown
|Program||Eligibility||Value||How to Apply|
|Multiple Scholarship Opportunities||Eligibility Varies on a Scholarship to Scholarship Basis, click link above to learn more about scholarship opportunities||Varies||Apply Online|
Loans Financial Breakdown
|Program||Eligibility||Value||How to Apply|
|Student Loans||1st Year Undergraduate Dependent||$5500 maximum per year||Loan Request Form|
|Student Loans||1st Year Undergraduate Independent||$9500 maximum per year||Loan Request Form|
|Student Loans||2nd Year Undergraduate Dependent||$6500 maximum per year||Loan Request Form|
|Student Loans||2nd Year Undergraduate Independent||$10500 maximum per year||Loan Request Form|
Welcome to Veteran Affairs
Frank Phillips College honors all veterans and active-duty military and their service to our country. If you are a veteran, or a survivor or dependent of a veteran, you may be eligible for veterans' educational benefits to help you achieve a valuable education.
- VA Muskogee Hot Line:
1-888-GI-BILL1 or 1-888-442-4551
Or ask a question online at https://gibill.custhelp.com/app/home
- Verify enrollment at the end of each month Chapter 30, 1606 & 1607:
By phone: 1-877-823-2378
or online: https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do
- Dalhart VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic
325 Denver Ave. Dalhart, TX 79022
By Phone: 806-249-0673
or online: https://www.amarillo.va.gov/
Did you know we have a full page dedicated to information on Veteran Affairs? For more information about what we offer at Frank Phillips College, please visit: https://fpctx.edu/veterans/
Questions? Contact Beverly Fields, Financial Student Services Office at (806) 457-4200 ext. 796. or by email at bfields@fpctx.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/Trademark_Terms_of_Use.asp
College work study offers eligible students an opportunity to earn their financial aid through employment. A completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will be needed. Student must verify eligibility with the financial aid office.
Students employed through the work-study program are paid bi-weekly. Time sheets must be submitted on the appropriate dates each month in order to receive payment. Students who fail to submit their time sheet by the designated date will not receive payment until the following pay period.
Student Employment Breakdown
|Program||Eligibility||Value||How to Apply|
|Federal & State Work-Study Programs||Financial need, enrolled at least half-time||Limited to 20 hours per week||Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid|