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We Love Our Transfers

If you’re considering transferring to TCU, you’re in good company. At least 33% of college students changed schools at least once in the past decade. We welcomed 491 transfer students last year, and we offer a range of academic scholarships for transfer Horned Frogs.

We will walk you through the process step-by-step.  Be sure to also review the list of Important Dates.

Step 1: Submit Your FAFSA

Your FAFSA application is good for one year after submission, so if you’re transferring mid-year, you’ll need to update it by logging in and selecting “Make FAFSA Corrections.”

If you’re transferring at the end of an academic year, you can simply update your school information when you fill out your next FAFSA.

Because costs and availability of aid differ from school to school, and since aid disbursed to your previous school counts toward your annual loan limits, the amount of money you’re eligible to borrow might change when you submit an updated or new FAFSA.

The new 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be getting updates and will be available in December 2023.

Learn About the Updates

TCU’s FAFSA code is 003636. 

 Complete 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 TASFA

Step 2: Complete the CSS Profile

Not every college uses the CSS, but TCU does. This information helps us better access our students’ financial needs.

TCU's CSS code is 6820.

Submit a CSS Profile

Transferring Financial Aid Requires Communicating

Federal and private funds don’t simply transfer when you do, so you’ll need to take a few actions.

Educational loan funds are generally disbursed just before the start of each semester, so if you transfer midyear you’ll need to contact your previous school’s financial aid office to cancel the remaining disbursements.

Make certain to withdraw before your previous school’s refund deadline to avoid owing money.

If you’re using private educational loans, make sure to contact your private lender so that funds won’t get disbursed to your previous school.

Important Dates

October 1

CSS Profile available (Fall admission)

December 2023

FAFSA  available (Fall admission)

November 1

Transfer student priority funding deadline for financial aid (Spring admission)

  • Update current year FAFSA to include TCU school code 003636
  • File the CSS profile for the current year; TCU school code is 6820

February 1

Transfer student priority funding deadline for financial aid (Fall admission)


Bill for Fall term is sent via email from the Office of Student Financial Services


First payment for Fall semester is due