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The Value of a TCU Education

Choosing TCU is a personal investment. You’ll earn much more than a degree. Here, you’ll learn to be a lifelong learner and the kind of leader who makes a difference for the greater good. You’ll challenge your preconceptions, ask big questions and make lasting connections along the way. It’s an investment in your future that’ll pay dividends in the long run.

TCU makes sure that if you have the drive to excel and get accepted, they will help you find a way to attend.

JT SynderTexas Christian University '20

 

Types
of Aid

Types of Aid

There are many ways to fund your education — everyone’s financial situation is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. There are four main types of aid: grants, scholarships, loans and work-study funds. By learning about the different types, you can make smart, informed decisions about which fits your unique needs.

Infographic of four people standing in a row; three of the four are in a different color 3 out of 4 students use financial aid
85 percent undergrads employed or enrolled in graduate school within 90 days of graduation
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Important Dates

What When

 FAFSA & CSS Profile are available

October 1

Academic scholarship notifications begin. Check your email! December

Aid notifications begin for Early Decision (ED) admitted students 

  • Applicants for assistance must be admitted to the University before aid is committed

December

Aid notifications begin for Early Action (EA) admitted students 

    • Applicants for assistance must be admitted to the University before aid is committed

January

Aid notifications for regular admit students 

    • Applicants for assistance must be admitted to the University before aid is committed

February

Deadline for all applicants to submit the CSS Profile and FAFSA for priority funding March 15
Priority date for all requested financial aid forms for the Fall semester May 1

Accept direct loan offers in my.tcu.edu if needed

Complete Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note 

studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/loans

 

June 

e-Z Bill for Fall semester sent by Office of Student Financial Services  July
First payment for Fall semester due August

Future Frogs

Make sure you know what’s due, when. Important deadlines happen throughout the year.

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What When
FAFSA available for submission for the upcoming academic year October 1
Priority funding date for filing the FAFSA for renewal of funding  May 1

Renewal of aid notifications begin

  • Monitor student email and my.tcu.edu; if notified, submit all requested financial aid forms

 May/June

Letters to students who are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress  (SAP) will be sent. May 13
Completed SAP/Scholarship Appeal applications are due in to the Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid.  May 28
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Committee meeting. Decisions to students within three business days. [Financial Aid] June 8
Scholarship Committee meeting. Decisions to students within three business days. [Merit scholarships] June 16
Deadline for students to submit an appeal application for the July committee meetings. June 17
Final Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Committee meeting. Decisions to students within three business days. July 1
Final Scholarship Committee meeting. Decisions to students within three business days.  July 14

e-Z Bill for Fall semester sent by Office of Student Financial Services 

July

First payment for Fall semester due August

Be Prepared

Know the important dates and deadlines ahead of time to ensure your financial aid is processed as quickly as possible.

See All of Your Dates & Deadlines

What When
FAFSA available for submission for the upcoming academic year October 1
Priority funding date for filing the FAFSA for renewal of funding  May 1

Renewal of aid notifications begin

  • Monitor student email and my.tcu.edu; if notified, submit all requested financial aid forms

June

Be Prepared

Know the important dates and deadlines ahead of time to ensure your financial aid is processed as quickly as possible.

See All of Your Dates & Deadlines

What When

Veteran transfers may begin filing a CSS profile 

*not required for veterans and their dependents who are eligible to receive 100% of Chapter 31 and/or Chapter 33

October 1

FAFSA available for submission for upcoming academic year October 1

Veteran transfer student priority funding deadline (Spring admission).

    • Update current year FAFSA  to include TCU school code 003636

November 1

e-Z Bill for Spring semester sent by Office of Student Financial Services December
First payment for Spring semester due January 1
Transfer student priority funding deadline (Fall admission) April 15
Priority date for all requested financial aid forms for the Fall semester May 1
e-Z Bill for Fall semester sent by Office of Student Financial Services  July
First payment for Fall semester due August

Be Prepared

Know the important dates and deadlines ahead of time to ensure your financial aid is processed as quickly as possible.

See All of Your Dates & Deadlines

FAFSA & CSS Profile are available  (Fall admission)

October 1

Transfer student priority funding deadline (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

November 1

e-Z Bill for Spring semester sent by Office of Student Financial Services

  • For enrolled students

December

First payment for Spring semester due January 
Transfer student priority funding deadline (Fall admission) April 15
Priority date for all requested financial aid forms for the Fall semester May 1

Aid notifications begin

  • Monitor student email and my.tcu.edu; if notified, submit all requested financial aid forms

June 

 

 e-Z Bill for Fall semester sent by Office of Student Financial Services   July
 First payment for Fall semester due  August

Future Frogs

Make sure you know what’s due, when. Important deadlines happen throughout the year.

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What When
Incoming freshman may begin filing a CSS profile for the upcoming academic year October 1
Academic scholarship notifications begin. Check your email! December

Aid notifications begin for Early Decision (ED) admitted students 

  • Applicants for assistance must be admitted to the University before aid is committed

December

Aid notifications begin for Early Action (EA) admitted students 

    • Applicants for assistance must be admitted to the University before aid is committed

January

Aid notifications for regular admit  students 

    • Applicants for assistance must be admitted to the University before aid is committed

 February

Deadline for regular decision applicants [Fall entry]  to submit the CSS Profile  for priority funding March 15
e-Z Bill for Fall semester sent by Office of Student Financial Services  July
First payment for Fall semester due August

Be Prepared

Know the important dates and deadlines ahead of time to ensure your financial aid is processed as quickly as possible.

See All of Your Dates & Deadlines

We’re Here to Help

Navigating the financial aid process can seem overwhelming, but our friendly financial aid advisors are here to answer your most pressing questions. Together, we can make a TCU experience possible.

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