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How Is Financial Aid for Graduate School Different?

Tuition costs vary by school and college at TCU, and so do financial aid programs. You should check with your program director to fully discover the financial aid possibilities.

Graduate Cost of Attendance

And don’t forget to ask your workplace—some employers offer assistance to their professionals for graduate study.

The process still starts with the FAFSA.  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 TASFA.

Complete the FAFSA or Complete the TASFA

Once your FAFSA is filed and requested information items are complete, you may be awarded up to $20,500 (the maximum amount) for a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan for the academic year. This loan isn’t based upon financial need, and will accrue interest upon disbursement while you’re in school.

Other loan options for graduate study at TCU include the Federal Grad PLUS Loan, the College Access Loan (CAL) for Texas residents, or private education loans. The total of multiple loans must remain within your approximated cost of attendance. Loan disbursements will be made in either two or three equal disbursements, depending on your enrollment period during the academic year. 

For the academic year 2022-2023 (Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023), submit the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal processor using your 2020 tax information. For the academic year 2023-2024 (Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024), submit the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal processor using your 2021 tax information.

Learn About Loans for Graduate/Professional Students