How to Advertise on The Collegian: Call Mary Anderson/Advertising Coordinator 817-515-6323

About The Collegian:

The Collegian

817-515-6323/FAX 817-515-0323

828 Harwood Road Hurst, TX 76054-3299

The Collegian is published weekly on Wednesday mornings and is free to the TCC population. (Except for holidays, examination periods, summer, and conventions).

Collegian Publication Dates

Fall 2015

Issue 1 – Sept. 02

Issue 2 – Sept. 09

Issue 3 – Sept. 16

Issue 4 – Sept. 23

Issue 5 – Sept. 30

Issue 6 – Oct. 07

Issue 7 – Oct. 14

Issue 8 – Oct. 21

Issue 9 – Oct. 28

Issue 10 – Nov. 11

Issue 11 – Nov. 18

Issue 12 – Dec. 02

Issue 13 – Dec. 09

*DEADLINE for Ad placement is the Thursday prior to the publication date by 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2016

Jan. 27 | Feb. 03 | Feb. 10 | Feb. 17 | Feb. 24 | March 02 | March 09 | March 30
April 13 | April 20 | April 27 | May 04


Advertising Policy:

The Collegian accepts legitimate advertising, reserving the right to reject or edit advertising copy that is libelous; promotes academic dishonesty; violates postal regulations or federal, state or local laws; or encourages discrimination against or exploitation of any individual or group. Advertisements for alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco products, or any advertising determined to be in poor taste will not be accepted. Positions requests will be honored whenever possible, but The Collegian does not guarantee positioning.

Copy Regulations:

Composition, photography and artwork produced by The Collegian becomes the property of TCC Student Publications and may not be used or reproduced without prior written consent of the Director of Student Publications. National Representatives

  • All Campus Media Company
  • Re:Fuel


  • Texas Intercollegiate Press Association
  • Texas Community College Journalism Association
  • Associated Collegiate Press



May Owen Center 817-515-5100 1500 Houston Street Fort Worth, TX 76102

Northeast Campus 817-515-6100 828 Harwood Road Hurst, TX 76054

Northwest Campus 817-515-7100 4801 Marine Creek Parkway Fort Worth, TX 76179

Southeast Campus 817-515-3100 2100 TCJC Parkway Arlington, TX 76108

South Campus 817-515-4100 5301 Campus Drive Fort Worth, TX 76119

Trinity River Campus 817-515-8223 300 Trinity River Circle Fort Worth, TX 76102


How to Calculate Advertising Cost:

Multiply the number of columns (maximum 6) by height (in inches). 2×3 ad (2 colulmns x 3 inches) = 6 Multiply the number of times the ad will run. Ad will run in 3 issues. 6 (column inches) x 3 (issues) = 18* Multiply the adverising rate. 18 x $8.00 = $144.00 (This is the total cost).  *frequency discount applies when this number is 50+

Display Advertising Rates:

Local Open Rate $8
National (business outside DFW) $11.50
In House (TCC) $2.80

Frequency Discounts: Local annual contract rates – total inches run during one 12-month period:

50+ column inches $7.22
100+ column inches $6.81
150+ column inches $6.42
200+ column inches $6.02
250+ column inches $5.63
500+ column inches $5.23

Advertiser may contract for ads for one full semester (13 issues) and receive a 35 percent discount off the Open Rate. (Only one discount applies per contract.)

Classified Rates:

Classified word ads are PREPAID (not invoiced)

Display – minimum 1 column inch

Local Open Rate (contract rates available) $8.40
National (business outside DFW) $12
Agency Commission Add to open rate

Per Word Rate:

Minimum Word Ad Size 10 words
TCC Student/Faculty/Staff Rate 15 cents per word
Non-student Rate 50 cents per word


 Additional Options:

Special Symbols $1.50
Boldface Type $1
All Caps 75 cents

Color Rates:

Process Color $225

Preprinted Inserts: Inserts must be sent six days prior to publication date

Preprinted Inserts $200 setup fee plus $70 per 1,000
Minimum Order 3,000


SEND INSERTS (6 days prior to publication date) directly to:

DFW Printing Company

3900 W. Plano Pkwy., Plano, TX 75075

Dock 11 or 12

Phone: 214-977-6855 office


Special Services:

Logo & Signature Design: Unlimited Release $150

Political Advertising All political advertising must be paid in advance and plainly identify the sponsor of the advertisement and contain the words “Paid Political Advertisement.” All political advertisers receive the same rate as other advertisers.   Commission and Payment Terms

  • Advertising is on a cash-only basis until credit application has been approved. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are welcome — $15 minimum charge.
  • For advertising agencies, local rates are net (non-commissionable). Advertising agency accounts outside the DFW metroplex will be charged national rates, which are gross (commissionable) rates.
  • Make all checks payable The Collegian. A $15 service charge will be made for each returned check.
  • Advertiser is responsible for full cost of space reserved if ad is cancelled after the deadline.

Submitting Files When submitting advertising files for publication, please use any of the following formats:

  • .pdf (preferred)
  • .jpg
  • .eps

When submitting vector artwork, please be sure all fonts have been outlined. Word files are accepted, but exact reproduction is not guaranteed. Please do NOT send Publisher or .gif images. All files should be e-mailed to: Ad Dimensions If you are designing and submitting your own ad, please use the following width dimensions.

1 column = 1.84 inches wide
2 column = 3.84 inches wide
3 columns = 5.84 inches wide
4 columns = 7.84 inches wide
5 columns = 9.85 inches wide
6 columns = 11.85 inches wide