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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
Infographic of the state of Texas with a pin showing the approximate location of Fort Worth TCU is located in the #2 U.S. job market

Important Dates

What When
Incoming freshmen may begin filing a CSS profile September 18
FAFSA available for submission for next (2020-21) academic year October 1
Deadline for early decision applicants to submit the CSS Profile November 1
Academic scholarship notifications begin. Check your email! December
Schedule your audition or submit your portfolio for fine arts awards December

Future Frogs

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

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What When
Bill for fall 2020 term sent by Office of Student Financial Services July
First payment for fall 2020 term due August 1
FAFSA available for submission for next (2020-21) academic year October 1
Academic scholarship notifications begin. Check your email! December

Be Prepared

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

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What When
Bill for fall 2020 term sent by Office of Student Financial Services July
FAFSA available for submission for next (2020-21) academic year October 1
Academic scholarship notifications begin. Check your email! December

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

September 18
FAFSA available for submission for next (2020-21) academic year October 1
Veteran transfer student priority funding deadline November 1
Deadline for transfer applications in order to be considered for academic scholarships (spring 2020 admission) December 1

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

Transfers may begin filing a CSS profile September 18
FAFSA available for submission for next (2020-21) academic year October 1
Transfer student priority funding deadline (spring 2020 admission) November 1
Deadline for transfer applications in order to be considered for academic scholarships (spring 2020 admission) December 1

Future Frogs

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

See All of Your Dates & Deadlines

What When
Incoming freshman may begin filing a CSS profile September 18
Deadline for early decision applicants to submit the CSS Profile November 1
Academic scholarship notifications begin December
Schedule auditions and submit portfolios for fine arts awards December

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
Bill for fall 2020 term sent by Office of Student Financial Services July
FAFSA available for submission for the 2020-21 academic year October 1
Academic scholarship notifications begin. Check your email! December

Be Prepared

Find more information about aid and gainful employment data for your program.

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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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