Paris Junior College Alumni

Paris Junior College (PJC) is a public community college with three campuses in Texas: Paris, Greenville, and Sulphur Springs. The college was founded in 1924 as a campus of Paris Independent School District. Nearly 5,000 students are enrolled at the college.

Service area

As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of PJC consists of the following:[2]

the Paris Independent School District,
the part of the Prairiland Independent School District that was formerly the Cunningham School District,
the municipality of Paris, Texas,
all of Lamar and Delta counties,
the Detroit Independent School District and Clarksville Independent School District and the Rivercrest Independent School District that is in Red River County (formerly known as the Talco-Bogata Consolidated Independent School District),
the North Hopkins Independent School District, Sulphur Bluff Independent School District, Sulphur Springs Independent School District, Miller Grove Independent School District, and Cumby Independent School District, located in Hopkins County,
the Honey Grove Independent School District located in Fannin County
the Fannindel Independent School District located in Fannin and Delta counties,
all of Hunt County, except the portion located in the Terrell Independent School District, and
the portion of the Prairiland Independent School District located in Red River County.

The Gymnasium in July 2015


Their school mascot is the Dragon and the school colors are green and gold. The men’s teams go by “Dragons” while the women’s teams are “Lady Dragons.” The athletic teams compete in the Southwest Junior College Conference of the NJCAA. PJC offers athletic scholarships in baseball, softball, and men and women’s basketball.[3]

The Henry P. Mayer Center for the Musical Arts in July 2015

Notable alumni

A. M. Aikin Jr. Texas state legislator and lawyer
James R. Biard (c. 1951), engineer and inventor
Brenda Cherry, civil rights activist
Marsha Farney (c. 1990), member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 20 in Williamson County
Jim Hess, former college football coach and NFL scout
Eddie Robinson Former Professional Baseball player, coach, and executive

paris junior college tuition

Undergraduate Tuition

Paris Junior College tuition is $1,680 per year for in-state residents. This is 55% cheaper than the national average public two year tuition of $3,696. The cost is 66% cheaper than the average Texas tuition of $4,973 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 9th in Texas amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 70th most expensive 2 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $4,680 which represents a 179% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,250 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,930.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $5,340 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Paris should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,544.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $4,988 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,988 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Texas residents to go to Paris Junior College is $15,802 for the 2019/2020 academic year. Out-of-state students who don’t have Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $18,802.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education’s 2020 IPEDS survey response for Paris Junior College and represent reported costs for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Estimated Budgets
Texas Resident Total Budget$15,802
   In-State Tuition$1,680
   Other Fees$2,250
   Room and Board$5,340
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,988
   Books and Supplies$1,544
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Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $15,802 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Paris Junior College net price for in-state students is $7,066* for the 2018/2019 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

80% of Paris Junior College students received grant aid in 2018/2019. The average total aid amount was $5,754. 66 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2018/2019 was $4,991. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Paris Junior College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$7,066*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid80%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,754
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants66%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,991

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Family IncomeAvg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$6,487
$30,001 to $48,000$6,248
$48,001 to $75,000$8,306
$75,001 to $110,000$10,925

Average Financial Aid Mix – $15,802 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $15,802. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.53%41%5%

Grants and Scholarships

 53% – $5,754

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Paris Junior College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 41% – $4,478

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 5% –  $582

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education’s Academic Year 2018/2019 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school’s net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

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