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Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition Costs

If you are admitted to TCU, you will receive a packet of information including instructions on paying a non-refundable commitment deposit. New first-year students must pay the commitment deposit by May 1 at 5:00 p.m. CDT to reserve their places in the incoming class. First-year students and sophomores are required to live on campus.

Make your commitment deposit

TCU is recognized every year by publications like U.S. News & World Report for offering an excellent bang for the buck. Tuition and fees are covered by a single, comprehensive price each semester. Our pricing allows you to explore a wide variety of courses and subjects without the barrier of added costs. It reflects the complete educational experience you’ll find at TCU.

Estimated tuition costs


Scholarships & Aid

TCU helps students and parents finance an education through merit-based awards, financial aid, and alternative payment plans. For more information, download our guide to financing a TCU education, or contact the Office of Scholarships & Student Financial Aid at (817) 257-7858 or

To ensure consideration for all forms of financial aid, please submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for federal and state programs and the CSS Profile for aid funded by TCU. FAFSA opens on October 1 and uses the prior year’s tax information. Therefore, students who apply Early Decision I or Early Decision II should complete the Profile and, if admitted, will be sent an estimated financial aid package shortly after offers of admission are released.

The Chancellor’s Scholarship is TCU’s most competitive merit award and includes full tuition for eight semesters. Students who are selected to compete for a Chancellor’s Scholarship will be invited to participate in an interview weekend, which usually takes place in February. For this reason, students who believe they may be eligible for the Chancellor’s Scholarship are highly encouraged to apply Early Action or shortly thereafter. While all applicants are considered for scholarship, those who apply after the Chancellor’s Scholars Weekend will not be eligible for the Chancellor's Scholarship.

TCU's school code for FAFSA is 003636.

TCU's school code for CSS Profile is 6820.