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We're here to help you gather as many financial resources as possible toward your investment in a TCU education. Not just as a new student, but for the duration of your time as a Horned Frog.

Reminders

  • Log on to my.tcu.edu to check requested information under the financial aid icon.
  • Please complete all requested information for timely disbursements of financial aid.
  • Don’t forget to update your privacy permissions each academic year.
  • Review your list of Important Dates.
  • Complete the FAFSA.
  • Submit the TCU Wintersession Aid Application to apply for need-based aid.
  • Submit the TCU Summer School Aid Application to apply for need-based summer aid.

Important Dates

December 2023

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) available for submission for upcoming academic year.

January 4 

Deadline for Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals for spring 2024 term.

January 9

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Committee meeting; decisions sent to students within three business days.

January 10

Deadline for Scholarship Appeals for spring 2024 term.

January 12

Scholarship Committee meeting; decisions sent to students within three business days. 

January          

Horned Frog Scholar Search opens for the 2024-2025 academic year.

April 15

Free Application for Federal Financial Aid should be filed by this date to ensure the results will be in the Financial Aid Office by May 1 for all returning students.

May 1

Returning Student Priority Funding Deadline:  If FAFSA is received by TCU on or before May 1, students will be evaluated for all types of need-based aid (grants, work-study and loans). FAFSA submitted after May 1 will be reviewed on a funds-available basis.  Returning students do not need to apply for the CSS profile.

May 

Letters to students who are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress will be sent.

June 5 

Complete SAP Appeal applications are due in to the Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid.

June 12  Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Committee meeting. Decisions to students within three business days.   [Financial Aid]
June 12  Complete Scholarship Appeal applications are due in to the Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid.
June 20 TCU Scholarship Committee meeting. Decisions to students within three business days.   [Merit scholarships]
July 3 Deadline for students to submit an appeal application for the July Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)  Committee meeting. 
July 10 Final Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Committee meeting. Decisions to students within three business days.
July 10  Deadline for students to submit a Scholarship Appeal application for the July TCU Scholarship Committee meeting.

July 18

Final Scholarship Committee meeting. Decisions to students within three business days. 

July 

Bill for Fall term is sent via email from the Office of Student Financial Services.

August 1

First payment for Fall term is due.

2024-2025 FAFSA Delay

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available in December 2023 after getting big updates.

Learn About the Updates

Since college costs and household financial situations vary from year to year, the FAFSA must also be updated yearly. And because some financial aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis, you'll want to complete your FAFSA by the priority funding date, May 1. For this reason, it's important for you and/or your family to file income tax returns on a timely basis during your college years.

How to file your FAFSA

  • If you have not already done so, create an FSA ID
  • Previously, users had the option to enter their tax information manually or use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Beginning with 2024-2025, all persons on the FAFSA must provide consent for the Department of Education to receive tax information or confirmation of non-filing status directly from the IRS. Federal Tax Information (FTI) transferred directly from the IRS, replaces the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). 
  • TCU's school code for the FAFSA is 003636. 

Complete the FAFSA 

Or

If you are classified as a Texas Resident and cannot apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you are encouraged to complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).

Now available for 2024-2025, the Online Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). 

  Complete the TASFA

Keep Up

The Cost of Attendance for each academic year is updated each spring. The Net Price Calculator will help you determine your financial needs for the coming year.

Net Cost Calculator

Follow Up

Check your email daily once you've applied for Federal Financial Aid to make sure everything is progressing. If your family income situation changes for any reason, please contact your financial aid advisor about how to modify your FAFSA and CSS Profiles.

Submit Verification & Supporting Documents

If there’s conflicting information between the FAFSA and the CSS Profile or if the U.S. Department of Education requires verification, you’ll need to submit the requested documents before your financial aid award can be finalized. You can view the status of your financial aid by logging on to my.tcu.edu. Check your email often to avoid delays should there be more documentation needed. All forms require an actual signature, electronic generated signatures are not accepted. Submitting your forms by upload through your TCU portal is preferred. Please only submit documents once. 

View & Accept Your Financial Aid Award Notification

Financial aid awards are released via my.tcu.edu portal around June 1. You will receive an email once you have been awarded notifying you to log in to my.tcu.edu to view your Financial Aid Package. 

Check For Scholarships

You might be surprised by the types of scholarships that exist. Scholarship listings evolve, so stay current in your search. You can review TCU scholarships, and use the resource page to investigate outside offerings.

View TCU Scholarships