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Academic Scholarships

The Office of Admission awards academic scholarships to our highest achieving admitted students. These competitive awards are based primarily on grades, ACT or SAT score, rank in class (if available), and curriculum rigor. For purposes of both admission and scholarship consideration, TCU superscores both the ACT and the SAT.

Competition for the more prestigious scholarships will require the highest levels of academic achievement and personal credentials (meeting the minimum criteria, however, does not ensure an award):

  • Superior academic references
  • A significant record of co-curricular and community involvement

TCU is test-optional through 2025 and ACT/SAT scores are not considered for scholarship awards for these applicants.

First-Year Students

23 Class - All Overall GPA* ACT Score
(when used)
SAT Score
(when used)
Chancellor's Scholarship
(Full tuition for four years) 
4.0 34 1500
Dean's Scholarship
($25k per year) 
3.97 - 4.0 34 - 35 1500- 1540
Faculty Scholarship
($22k per year) 
3.92 - 4.0 33 - 34 1460 - 1500
TCU Scholarship
($18k per year) 
3.78 - 3.9 31 - 33 1390 - 1450
Founders' Scholarship
($12k per year)
3.72 - 3.85 30 - 32 1360 - 1410

Meeting the marks listed on this scholarship table does not guarantee any level of scholarship.

* Grade Point Average includes un-weighted grades earned from coursework in the following academic disciplines: English, Humanities, Languages other than English (LOTE), Math, Science, and Social Science


Eligibility-Based Scholarships

TCU also offers scholarships based on athletics and fine arts.

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More Financial Aid Options

In addition to scholarships, grants, work-study and loans can help you pay for college.

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