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Cost Estimate

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.

Undergraduate Cost

Direct Costs for Fall 2024-Spring 2025
Tuition based on 12-18 hours of enrollment for fall and spring semesters $61,650
Student Government Association (required of all students) $90
Housing and Food for students living On-Campus $16,700
  Housing / Typical first-year rate: $10,400  
  Food / Cost for a basic meal plan: $6,300  
Book and supply costs vary by student. This is an estimated amount for the average  TCU student. $800
Total Fall and Spring Estimated Direct Cost $79,240
Indirect Costs for Fall 2024-Spring 2025 
Travel expenses $1,320
Miscellaneous personal expenses $4,422
Average loan fees (when borrowing) $68
Direct Costs for Fall 2024-Spring 2025
Tuition based on 12-18 hours of enrollment for fall and spring semesters $61,650
Student Government Association (required of all students) $90
Housing and Food for students living Off-Campus $16,700
Book and supply costs vary by student. This is an estimated amount for the average TCU student. $800
Total Fall and Spring Estimated Direct Cost $79,240
Indirect Costs for Fall 2024-Spring 2025
Travel expenses $1,320
Miscellaneous personal expenses $4,422
Average loan fees (when borrowing) $68
Direct Costs for Fall 2024-Spring 2025
Tuition based on 12-18 hours of enrollment for fall and spring semesters $61,650
Student Government Association (required of all students) $90
Housing and Food for students living with a parent $3,440
Book and supply costs vary by student. This is an estimated amount for the average TCU student. $800
Total Fall and Spring Estimated Direct Cost $65,980
Indirect Costs for Fall 2024-Spring 2025
Travel expenses $690
Miscellaneous personal expenses $4,422
Average loan fees (when borrowing) $68
Direct Costs for Fall 2024-Spring 2025
Tuition based on 12-18 hours of enrollment for fall and spring semesters $61,650
Student Government Association (required of all students) $90
Housing and Food $16,700
  Housing / Typical first-year rate: $10,400  
  Food / Cost for a basic meal plan: $6,300  
Health Insurance $2,204
Book and supply costs vary by student. This is an estimated amount for the average TCU student. $800
Total Fall and Spring Estimated Direct Cost $81,444
Indirect Costs for Fall 2024-Spring 2025
Travel expenses $1,320
Miscellaneous personal expenses $4,422

For Department of Defense (DOD) students only: the DOD calculation for tuition is based on a 120-hour program for four years which averages $2,055 per credit hour. TCU charges a flat rate rate tuition for all students enrolled in 12-18 credit hours.