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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 2019 and Fall 2019

Summer Tuition
$24,450 (15 hours at $1,630 per hour)
Fall Tuition $24,580 (Block tuition - 12 to 18 hours per semester)
University Fee $45
Nursing Fees $1,340
Books and Supplies $700
Room and Board $12,404
Direct Loan Fee  $134
Travel $1,162
Miscellaneous $3,764
TOTAL COST
$68,579

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Fall Tuition
$24,580 (Block tuition - 12 to 18 hours per semester)
Spring Tuition $24,580 (Block tuition - 12 to 18 hours per semester)
University Fee $90
Nursing Fees $1,620
Books and Supplies $1,270
Room and Board $13,680
Direct Loan Fee  $134
Travel $1,300
Miscellaneous $3,764
TOTAL COST
$71,018

Summer 2020 and Fall 2020

Summer Tuition
$25,650 (15 hours at $1,710 per hour)
Fall Tuition $25,784 (Block tuition - 12 to 18 hours per semester)
University Fee $45
Nursing Fees $1,340
Books and Supplies $700
Room and Board $12,404
Direct Loan Fee  $134
Travel $1,165
Miscellaneous $3,764
TOTAL COST
$70,986

 

Education Loan Amounts  

Summer 2019 and Fall 2019

Dependent  
*Direct Loan  $7,500
CAL Loan (available to TX residents only) $61,079
**PLUS Loan ($2,595 fee)  $63,674
Private Loan $61,079
TOTAL $68,579
  $71,174 (PLUS)
Independent  
*Direct Loan $12,500
CAL Loan (available to TX residents only) $56,079
Private Loan $56,079
TOTAL $68,579

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Dependent  
*Direct Loan  $7,500
CAL Loan (available to TX residents only) $63,518
**PLUS Loan ($2,698 fee)  $66,216
Private Loan $63,518
TOTAL $71,018
  $73,716 (PLUS)
Independent  
*Direct Loan $12,500
CAL Loan (available to TX residents only) $58,518
Private Loan $58,518
TOTAL $71,018

Summer 2020 and Fall 2020

Dependent  
*Direct Loan  $7,500
CAL Loan (available to TX residents only) $63,486
**PLUS Loan ($2,697 fee)  $66,183
Private Loan $63,486
TOTAL $70,986
  $73,683 (PLUS)
Independent  
*Direct Loan $12,500
CAL Loan (available to TX residents only) $58,486
Private Loan $58,486
TOTAL $70,986

 

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.