Most financial aid is granted for one year and may be renewed if you meet the required
stipulations. All renewal documents must be received by May 1 to ensure funding.
If you receive financial aid from sources outside the university, please notify the
financial aid office of the amount and source of that aid. This is a federal requirement.
If you have received awards based on financial need, funds from any additional source
that exceed your “need” must be adjusted to prevent over awards. Aid may be reduced
so that total aid received complies with federal and state eligibility guidelines.
When possible, this reduction takes place in either work-study or loan programs.
Notification of revisions will be sent to your official TCU email account.
If your FAFSA is selected for verification, all requested verification documentation
must be submitted and processed or aid may be canceled. No disbursements of financial
aid may be made until verification documents have been processed.
The maximum duration of most TCU-funded awards is eight semesters or a total of 124
TCU semester hours of undergraduate study, whichever occurs first. A ninth semester
of aid is allowed if you are in a program requiring more than 124 hours for a baccalaureate
degree. The maximum duration of TCU-funded awards for transfer students is four years,
or up to bachelor degree completion, whichever comes first.
Repeating classes may impact aid eligibility. Classes in which you originally received
a grade of “F” or “NC” may be repeated, and funded, until a passing grade is obtained.
Classes in which you originally received a passing grade may only be repeated and
funded one additional time. This limitation pertains to financial aid policy only.
Academic policy may allow for additional repeated coursework, without the benefit
Federal and state student aid received may only be used for educational purposes and
federal financial aid can only be given to a student for coursework that is required
for degree completion. Aid will not be given for any charges incurred for coursework
that is not required.
Work-study awards are not a guarantee of employment. You will need to acquire your
own job to receive work-study funds. Earnings are paid on a biweekly basis and based
on hours worked.
Assuming all required documents have been completed and you are enrolled in the required
number of hours, disbursement of funds for fall and spring will occur approximately
seven days prior to the first day of class. For summer disbursement information, see