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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.

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. 

Learn About Loans for Graduate/Professional Students

 

Overview of TCU Graduate Program Tuition & Housing Costs

For the academic year 2020-2021 (Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021), submit the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal processor using your 2018 tax information.

Graduate Professional Cost Information

Program Tuition Charge Term
Graduate Studies at TCU $1,710 credit hour Summer 2020
  $1,790 credit hour Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Master of Liberal Arts & Criminal Justice (Online) $980 credit hour Summer 2020
  $1,030 credit hour Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Brite Divinity Tuition & Fees  

 

Once FAFSA is filed and Requested Information items are complete, students may be awarded up to $20,500 for the Direct Unsubsidized Loan for the academic year. The academic year starts with the summer term.

Other loan options are the Grad PLUS Loan, College Access Loan (CAL) for Texas residents, or a Private Education Loan. The total of all loans will remain within the student’s approximated cost of attendance. Loan disbursements will come in either two or three equal disbursements depending on the student’s enrollment period of the academic year.

Program Tuition Term Fee
Evening Professional MBA, Energy MBA, Health Care MBA, Supply Chain $1,710 per hour Summer 2020 PT Graduate Business fee $1,700 per semester
  $1,790 per hour Fall 2020, Spring 2021 PT MBA fee $1,700 per semester
Full-time MBA $1,790 per hour Fall 2020, Spring 2021 Graduate Business fee $3,600 per semester
Master of Accounting $1,790 per hour Fall 2020, Spring 2021 MAC Program fee $1,450 per semester
Executive MBA $23,500 per semester (program length: 5 semesters)    

First Year

Classification Tuition & Fees Room/Board Books/Supplies Personal Allowance Travel Loan Fees
DNP students admitted Spring 2020 $58,800 $23,886 $1,130 $5,708 $1,945 $219

Total Eligibility for financial aid (including loans): $91,688

Second Year

Classification Tuition & Fees Room/Board Books/Supplies Personal Allowance Travel Loan Fees
DNP students admitted Spring 2019 $21,730 $23,886 $550 $5,708 $1,945 $219

Total Eligibility for financial aid (including loans): $54,038

Third Year

Classification Tuition & Fees Room/Board Books/Supplies Personal Allowance Travel Loan Fees
DNP students admitted Spring 2018 $10,400 $15,200 $100 $3,794 $1,245 $219

Total Eligibility for financial aid (including loans): $30,958

Eligibility: Once FAFSA is filed and Requested Information items are complete, students will be awarded $20,500 in Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Texas residents will be eligible for funding in the College Access Loan (CAL) program. Any student may apply for either a Grad PLUS Loan or a Private Education Loan. The total of all loans will remain within the listed cost of attendance above.

Incoming Spring 2021 Class

Classification Tuition & Fees Room/Board Books/Supplies Personal Allowance Travel Loan Fees
DNP incoming spring 2021 admits $14,320 $8,685 $338 $1,914 $525 $109

Total Eligibility for financial aid (including loans): $25,891

Eligibility for Spring 2021 admitted DNP students: Once FAFSA is filed and Requested Information items are complete, incoming spring 2021 students will be awarded $20,500 in Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan for the spring 2021 semester. A student can accept all or partial loan amount. If you do not accept the full Direct Unsubsidized Loan eligibility for this spring 2021 semester and think you might need these funds to use for 2021-2022 academic year when you will no longer be employed, you may want to consider requesting and accepting the balance of your Direct Unsubsidized Loan eligibility before the end of the spring 2021 semester. This is dependent on if you think you will need more loans than what will be offered/available for the 1st full year of your program. Once the spring 2021 semester is over, you will lose any unaccepted Direct Unsubsidized Loan eligibility for 2020-2021.

For an overview of your program for 9 semesters which is based on current year’s cost of attendance and is subject to change, please click here.