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Special Degree/Certification

Unique Programs


TCU offers a number of special programs and certificate offerings in areas like ranch management, business, nursing and education. The tuition and costs vary by program, but one requirement unites them all—they all start with a FAFSA and a CSS profile.

TCU Ranch Management Program prepares professionals to manage a broad range of global resources on an ecologically and economically sound basis while conserving and improving resources. The university provides an extensive and individually designed financial aid program to help make this program affordable.

Aid & Scholarship Information

Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree (at TCU or elsewhere) and are completing Teacher Certification requirements at TCU should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Teacher Certification students may be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Direct Unsubsidized Loans. Eligible students must take at least 6 credit hours in a given term to qualify for loans and will receive a maximum of $5,500 (for dependent students) or $12,500 (for independent students) per academic year in Federal Direct loans. 

In addition, parents of dependent students may be eligible to apply for the Parent PLUS Loan to assist with Teacher Certification costs.

More Certification Information

Please file both the  FAFSA and a CSS profile if you are a first-degree candidate for this program, and the FAFSA if you are a second degree candidate.

Returning Students

Summer 2020 and Fall 2020

Summer Tuition
$25,650 (15 hours at $1,710 per hour)
Fall Tuition $25,785 (Block tuition - 12 to 18 hours per semester)
University Fee $45
Nursing Fees $1,410
Books and Supplies $565
Room and Board $12,727
Direct Loan Fee  $134
Travel $1,259
Miscellaneous $3,474
TOTAL COST
$71,049

Education Loan Amounts  

Summer 2020 and Fall 2020

Dependent  
*Direct Loan  $7,500
CAL Loan (available to TX residents only) $63,549
**PLUS Loan ($2,692 fee)  $66,241
Private Loan $63,549
TOTAL $71,049
  $73,741 (PLUS)
Independent  
*Direct Loan $12,500
CAL Loan (available to TX residents only) $58,549
Private Loan $58,549
TOTAL $71,049

 

 

Incoming Students

Estimated Total Cost for 4 semester program: $147,412

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Fall Tuition
$25,785 (Block tuition - 12 to 18 hours per semester)
Spring Tuition $25,785 (Block tuition - 12 to 18 hours per semester)
University Fee $90
Nursing Fees $1,600
Books and Supplies $1,470
Room and Board $14,040
Direct Loan Fee  $134
Travel $1,400
Miscellaneous $3,828
TOTAL COST
$74,132

Education Loan Amounts  

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Dependent  
*Direct Loan  $7,500
CAL Loan (available to TX residents only) $66,632
**PLUS Loan ($2,823 fee)  $69,455
Private Loan $66,632
TOTAL $74,132
  $76,955 (PLUS)
Independent  
*Direct Loan $12,500
CAL Loan (available to TX residents only) $61,632
Private Loan $61,632
TOTAL $74,132

 

 

Summer 2021 and Fall 2021

Estimated Cost Only / Subject to Change

Summer Tuition
$26,850 (15 hours at $1,790 per hour)
Fall Tuition $26,816 (Block tuition - 12 to 18 hours per semester)
University Fee $45
Nursing Fees $1,410
Books and Supplies $565
Room and Board $12,727
Direct Loan Fee  $134
Travel $1,259
Miscellaneous $3,474
TOTAL COST
$73,280

 

Education Loan Amounts  

Summer 2021 and Fall 2021

Dependent  
*Direct Loan  $7,500
CAL Loan (available to TX residents only) $65,780
**PLUS Loan ($2,786 fee)  $68,566
Private Loan $65,780
TOTAL $73,280
  $76,066 (PLUS)
Independent  
*Direct Loan $12,500
CAL Loan (available to TX residents only) $60,780
Private Loan $60,780
TOTAL $73,280

 

Loan Options- Fees Subject To Change

Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) 

The College Access Loan 

Federal Parent Loan (PLUS) 

Private Loans

* Please note student Direct loan origination fees are factored into each semester.

** PLUS Loan origination fee set by the federal processor. Subject to change on October 1.

A Certificate of Theological Studies is offered by Brite Divinity School for persons to engage in a twenty-one semester hour non-degree program in order to enhance the quality of their lay leadership within the church and broaden their perspective of contemporary faith and life.  Federal student aid is available for students in this program.