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DoD MOU and Tuition Assistance

Texas Christian University has entered into an agreement with the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and agrees to abide by the Principles of Excellence. The Principles of Excellence provide guidelines for institutions participating in the federal Tuition Assistance (TA) program. 

TCU agrees to ensure that the institution refrains from providing commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including Tuition Assistance funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance. Additionally, TCU agrees to refrain from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, or engage in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.   

A DoD Postsecondary Education Complaint System (PECS) is provided to service members receiving Federal military and veterans educational benefits to register complaints concerning the services received from their educational institution.

Service Members Receiving DoD Tuition Assistance

To comply with the DoD policy, TCU will return any unearned TA funds on a proportional basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending the institution. These funds are returned to the military Service branch.

For instances when a service member ceases attending due to a military service obligation, TCU will work with the impacted service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion.

TCU's policy addressing the return of Title IV funds can be found on the Scholarships & Financial Aid website at  

Eligible service members should speak with their Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within the Military Service prior to applying and being enrolled at TCU. This is to ensure that service members understand their eligibility for TA and their potential financial responsibility toward TCU.

For additional information on using TA at TCU, please contact the Assistant Registrar, Eris Xhakupi.

DoD Tuition Rates

See Cost of Attendance information. 

2022-2023 DOD Tuition Rates
Hours Enrolled    

Tuition per hour  

1-8 $1,870
9-11 $2,280
12 $2,245
13 $2,073
14 $1,925
15 $1,796
16 $1,684
17 $1,585
18 $1,497










2023-2024 DOD Tuition Rates

Hours Enrolled    

Tuition per hour  
1-8 $1,985
9-11 $2,420
12 $2,380
13 $2,197
14 $2,040
15 $1,904
16 $1,785
17 $1,680
18 $1,587










Readmission of Service Members

Learn more about the readmission process at


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