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DoD MOU and Tuition Assistance

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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.

It is recommended that service members start the process of applying for TA at least four weeks prior to the semester start date.

  • Apply for admission to TCU
  • Once admitted, meet with your academic advisor, register for courses and print your degree plan. All branches require registration prior to approval and the service member will need to upload their degree plan to their service component's TA portal. Students transferring to TCU must present a record of all transfer work for evaluation to the Office of Admission for approval by the appropriate academic dean prior to their enrollment in the University. Please review the Transfer Credit Policy for additional information. 
  • Let the school certifying official in the Registrar's office and your financial advisor know that you will be paying for courses with TA funds.
  • Meet with your Education Service Officer (ESO) for a briefing on TA. If you need assistance in identifying or contacting your ESO, please contact the certifying official in the Registrar's office. 
  • Log into your branch educational portal and follow their process for enrolling and requesting TA (see below for the applicable portal link). You will need to make a separate request for each course with a unique start date.
  • If your branch does not automatically forward your TA authorization, send your ESO-approved forms to TCU via email at or via fax at 817-257-5089.
  • Disclose all sources of aid: Please contact your financial aid advisor if you plan to take advantage of all sources of aid to which you are entitled and to disclose any other aid you may be receiving. 

Service Branch TA Portals
Each branch of the service has a specific TA process. Please select your branch portal for the most up-to-date information.

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

DoD Tuition Rates

See Cost of Attendance information. 

2023-2024 DOD Tuition Rates

Hours Enrolled    

Tuition per hour  
12 $1,904
13 $1,904
14 $1,904
15 $1,904
16 $1,904
17 $1,904
18 $1,904

Readmission of Service Members

Learn more about the readmission process at


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