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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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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 will pay dividends in the long run.

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.

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Important Dates

What When

CSS Profile is available

Complete your CSS Profile at cssprofile.org  TCU school code is 6820

October 1

FAFSA is available

Complete your FAFSA at studentaid.gov/fafsa  TCU school code is 003636 and

December 2023

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

January

Aid notifications begin for Early Action (EA) admitted students 

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

February

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 February 1   
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.

See All of Your Dates & Deadlines

What When
Priority funding date for filing the FAFSA for renewal of funding. May 1
Letters to students who are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress  (SAP) will be sent after grades post. May 
Completed SAP Appeal applications are due in to the Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid.  June 5
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Committee meeting. Decisions to students within three business days. [Financial Aid] June 12
Completed Scholarship Appeal applications are due in to the Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid.  June 12
Scholarship Committee meeting. Decisions to students within three business days. [Financial Aid] June 20

Renewal of aid notifications begin for current students.

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

June
Deadline for students to submit a completed SAP appeal application for the July committee meetings. July 3 

Final Scheduled Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Committee meeting.

Decisions to students within three business days.

July 10
Deadline for students to submit a completed Scholarship Appeal application for the July committee meetings. July 10

Final Scholarship Committee meeting.

Decisions to students within three business days. 

July 18 

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

July

First payment for Fall semester due August
Fall 2024 Census Date September 4
FAFSA available for submission for the upcoming academic year. October 2024
Spring 2025 Census Date January 29

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  2024
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 2024

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

What When

CSS Profile are available  (Fall admission)

CSS Profile at cssprofile.org  TCU school code is 6820

October 1

FAFSA is available

Complete your FAFSA ; TCU school code is 003636 and

October 2024

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) February 1
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

April

 

 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.

See All of Your Dates & Deadlines

What When
Incoming first-year students 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

January

Aid notifications begin for Early Action (EA) admitted students 

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

February

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 February 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

What When
FAFSA available for submission for upcoming academic year October 2024
e-Z Bill for Spring semester sent by Office of Student Financial Services December
First payment for Spring semester due January 

Be Prepared

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

Program Information

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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Mission Statement

The TCU Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid plays a crucial role in achieving TCU’s mission to “educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the Global community.” To that end, we are committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body through strategic, equitable and efficient delivery of student aid. We work to increase opportunities for student access, degree completion, and employability by minimizing financial barriers and maximizing available financial resources.