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As you consider schools, also consider the quality of the investment you’re making. If you choose the right college, the return in personal fulfillment and professional achievement can be great.

TCU’s tuition is several thousand dollars lower than most institutions of comparable quality and selectivity, and the value of a TCU education is growing. New and renovated facilities house cutting-edge academic programs and exciting ways to get involved.

Amid these changes, the hallmarks of a TCU education remain: the strengths and choices of a major university, the personal attention of a small college, opportunities for leadership and real-world experience.

Annual Cost Estimates

2021-2022 Tuition and Fees
Tuition based on 12-18 hours of enrollment for fall and spring semesters. ($25,830 per semester)

$51,570

Fees

$90

Residence Halls
Rates include phone service, voice mail and cable tv (Common first-year student rate)

$8,340

Dining Hall
Cost for a basic meal plan

$5,700

Books & Supplies
Book and supply costs vary by student – this is an estimate based on data from the TCU Bookstore.

$900

Total Fall and Spring Estimated Direct Cost
(Does not include transportation or personal expenses)

$66,600

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2020-2021 Tuition 
(Based on 24-36 hours per year)

$ 51,570

Student Government Fee

$90

Room Rent and Food
(Based on average residence hall and meal plan)

$14,820

Health insurance

$2,200

Books and supplies

$900

Miscellaneous expenses

$2,500

PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE

$72,080

Note: These are average costs for the 9-month school year. Depending on individual lifestyles and housing options, the figures above may be from $1,000 to $2,000 more each year. Tuition and fees, room rent, and food expenses increase each year. The costs quoted do not include personal expenses, entertainment, travel, or spending money.

Students are required to have sufficient funding to cover summer and winter break costs OR to purchase a plane ticket if leaving the US.

For information about the net price of a TCU education, contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid. Net price is the total cost of one year of a college education for a first-time, full-time undergraduate, minus any grant aid you might receive.

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