Texas Tech University's Tuition

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  1. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

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  2. MrLazy

    MrLazy New Member

    Those are good tuition rates. Too bad I don't live in Texas.

    PS. I wish my property taxes were as low as yours. :D
     
  3. sshuang

    sshuang New Member


    Hi TEKMAN,

    Let me ask you an unrelated question. What’s the rate of the property tax in Texas? A friend of mine is thinking about buying real estate in Texas.

    Thanks
     
  4. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    Yes, TTU is a good deal for Texas residents. I took a distance learning business law course from them way back when the earth was cooling and dinosaurs roamed the earth (1980?)... I happened to be a Texas resident at the time.

    Go Red Raiders!

    Dave
     
  5. eric.brown

    eric.brown New Member

    Re: Re: Texas Tech University's Tuition

    Property taxes in TX are high (IMO) but maybe not as high as other areas of the country.

    For example, property taxes for my home run a little over 2.7% of the value of the property.
     
  6. sshuang

    sshuang New Member

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    Hi eric.brown,

    Another unrelated question...
    Do you know why the real estate in Texas appreciates much less than other areas of the country? An uncle of mine bought few houses in Houston 20 years ago for $100K each. 20 years later, it’s just $150K.
     
  7. wfready

    wfready New Member

    I think property tax (atleast in DF/W) runs from 2.5 to 3 percent.

    I believe my taxes (Anna, TX) is about 2.5 (of course this could change quite often).
     
  8. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    sshuang,

    I didn't look at the percentage of my property tax. My house is appraised at $160,000.00; but I have to pay about $3,500.00 per year for tax in North of Dallas. My sister owns a house value of $580,000.00 in Northern Virginia; and she pays only $2,800.00 per year for tax. The good thing that we don't have to pay labor tax in Texas, but sale tax is higher than anywhere else.

    You shouldn't invest property in Texas because the appreciation is really low; besides properties are devalued. My house was devalued for $4,000.00 within 30 days. I hate this....

    If you want to buy the house, I'll sell it to you. I am only 23, and I want to move around the country.:D
     
  9. sshuang

    sshuang New Member


    Hi TEKMAN,

    If you rent your house out, how much can you collect in rent?
    I heard that the rent/property value ratio is quite high in Texas.

    Recently, some of my friends sold their houses in California and moved to Texas. Why do you want to move to expensive areas of the country? Man, you will be overwhelmed.
     
  10. eric.brown

    eric.brown New Member

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    I am not an expert in real estate, but my opinion is that there is just too much open space to continue to build in Texas to allow for large increases in home value. Unlike California and other locations where property value has skyrocketed, there is still A LOT of space to build around major metroplex areas like Dallas and Houston.
     
  11. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Nope, the rent is not enough for mortgage 'cause I rent the house to individual. Only two people live in there because I want to move back and forth. Therefore, each month I have to pays about $600.00 on top of the rent.

    Most people move to Texas because they want to settle with family. If you are married and have 3 kids....Texas is a perfect place compares to California. Of course, that you make less in Texas than California. For jobs purposes, people move to the expensive areas of the country. Honestly, I like Texas and California. If I can find a decend job that I like to do, then I want to live in Texas than California. But then, I have another 3 years in the Marine Corps reserve....so, moving around is better.
     
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  12. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    Taft JD

    I see that you started the JD program at Taft. Congratulations. I look forward to hearing more about it.

    Dave
     
  13. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Tech University's Tuition

    Well, since a major part of the Texas economy is the oil industry, you're going to have a good deal of volatility in property values due to the boom and bust of the energy industry. Just a theory.
     
  14. A_J

    A_J New Member

    Once you add in all the "fees" you are closer to $200 per credit hour. While still not a bad deal, this is a problem for anyone using military tuition assistance. TA is designed to pay tuition, not fees.
     
  15. A_J

    A_J New Member

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    The cost of real estate construction in Texas is considerably more reasonable than in other regions.

    Where I live right now (OBX NC), mid-range builders charge $150-250 per square foot. The upper end folks are hovering in the $300s per sq. ft. In the Texas Hill Country where we will be living in a few years, the current high end contractors are in the $150-$250 per ft. price range. From talking with several contractor friends and family members, the big cost savings for construction in Texas is labor. I suspect that the border acts as a labor cost depressor.

    Land prices are still fairly reasonable in most of TX. Nice Hill County lots are still available for between $10-$15K per acre if you look.
     
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  16. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Re: Re: Texas Tech University's Tuition

    Are you sure? I thought they pay for tuition, plus course fees except textbook. The course's fees such as technology, exam, and etc. My entire Bachelor degree from the Tuition Assistance; and how I have to use MGIB because I am no longer in the active duty.
     
  17. A_J

    A_J New Member

    Re: Re: Re: Texas Tech University's Tuition

    According to my organization, they will pay for some but not all fees:

    "Q: Can I include student fees with my tuition cost?
    A: No. However, direct expenses for instruction such as laboratory, studio, shop fees, and consumable supplies may be included in the computation of tuition, provided these costs are based on specific fees or charges customarily levied by education Institutions, and are directly tied to the course for which the fee is required. Examples of prohibited fees are: application/entrance fee, student activity fee, record maintenance fee, non-consumable materials, parking fee. "

    http://www.uscg.mil/HQ/cgi/Dfunding_Sources/Tuition_Assistance/FAQs.html

    Out of all the "fees" that TTU is assessing, I believe only the information technology fee would be covered by TA. Either way, the OP was making a point that the tuition was reasonable for TX residents. I agree, even with all the fees added in. The added bonus is having earned a distance degree from a recognized state U with a well known football program.

    As I understand the MGIB, you get paid directly based on the number of credit hours taken. The money is yours to do with as you will.
     
  18. A_J

    A_J New Member

    Re: Re: Re: Texas Tech University's Tuition

    According to my organization, they will pay for some but not all fees:

    "Q: Can I include student fees with my tuition cost?
    A: No. However, direct expenses for instruction such as laboratory, studio, shop fees, and consumable supplies may be included in the computation of tuition, provided these costs are based on specific fees or charges customarily levied by education Institutions, and are directly tied to the course for which the fee is required. Examples of prohibited fees are: application/entrance fee, student activity fee, record maintenance fee, non-consumable materials, parking fee. "

    http://www.uscg.mil/HQ/cgi/Dfunding_Sources/Tuition_Assistance/FAQs.html

    Out of all the "fees" that TTU is assessing, I believe only the information technology fee would be covered by TA. Either way, the OP was making a point that the tuition was reasonable for TX residents. I agree, even with all the fees added in. The added bonus is having earned a distance degree from a recognized state U with a well known football program.

    As I understand the MGIB, you get paid directly based on the number of credit hours taken. The money is yours to do with as you will.
     
  19. jtaee1920

    jtaee1920 New Member

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    Its all supply and demand driven. Low demand because Texas is generally not on the short list of desirable places to live for many people.
     
  20. Jigamafloo

    Jigamafloo New Member

    It honestly depends are where you're at. I own a home in the Northwest part of San Antonio, and my property taxes are in the neighborhood of 5K +.

    Dave
     

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