Admissions & Aid

Welcome to Palo Alto College!

Whether you're a first-time student, transferring to Palo Alto College, or returning to college after some time off, everyone is encouraged to follow the steps within AlamoENROLL to become a Palomino! Need some help? Call our team today at 210-660-4344. 

Out of an abundance of caution, Palo Alto College and the entire Alamo Colleges District have made some temporary changes to the way we provide instruction and operate in light of the concerns related to the coronavirus. To learn more about remote resources to help you through the enrollment process, visit


How to Enroll Welcome Center



Specific Student Populations

Some programs offer a more specified application and enrollment process. Please review the list for an alternative approach to joining the Palo Alto College family.

Disability Support

High School Programs

International Students

Senior Citizens



Testing Center

Palo Alto College's Assessment & Testing Center provides testing services including test administration of the TSI Assessment for college placement and for Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Alamo Colleges District makeup/distance examinations (with instructor approval and Testing Center acknowledgement).

Learn more


Paying for College

Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at Please allow a minimum of four months to complete the financial aid process.

Apply for Financial Aid 


Financial Aid TV (FATV)

FATV is an interactive guide to help answer questions and provide resources for financial aid at the Alamo Colleges District.

Go to FATV


Payment Plans

The Bursar's Office provides opportunities for tuition payments in full and payment plans. The Bursar's also handles services for refunds and disbursements.

Visit the Business Office in person or online




By submitting one application through the Alamo Colleges Foundation, students may be considered for over 30 different scholarships! 

Apply for a scholarship today


Tuition and Fees

Tuition varies on the number of hours in which a student is enrolled for each term. In-district and out-of-district rates also apply.

View current Tuition and Fees