Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid

Incoming Undergraduate International Students

Two types of financial assistance are available for incoming international students:  scholarships based on academic achievement and need-based financial aid. Students should plan to be responsible for the majority of educational expenses, since awards are competitive and usually cover less than half of the cost of attendance.

Academic Scholarships for International Freshmen/First-Year University Students

  • $10,000 to $46,860 (most awards range from $10,000 to $21,000)
  • Outstanding high school grades and curriculum (averages for smallest award: 3.65 unweighted academic grade point average on 4.0 scale)
  • SAT or ACT required (averages for smallest award: SAT 1320 or ACT 28)
  • Deadline to submit completed admission application for the fall is February 1
  • Deadline for the spring semester is October 1
  • See Freshman scholarships for more details

 Academic Scholarships for International Transfers (those who attended a college or university)

  • $14,000 to $46,860 (most awards range from $14,000 to $21,000)
  • 3.25 (on scale of 4.0) cumulative GPA on at least 27 transferable hours
  • Deadline to submit completed admission application for the fall is April 15
  • Deadline for the spring semester is October 1
  • See Transfer scholarships for more details

Need-based Financial Aid for International First-Year Students and Transfers

  • Amount varies from $2,000 to $36,860
  • College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is required (download at https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/)
  • Enter TCU’s PROFILE Code 6820
  • The College Board will forward results directly to TCU
  • Deadline to submit CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE online to the College Board for the fall semester is February 1 for freshmen, April 15 for transfers
  • Deadline to submit CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE online to the College Board for the spring semester is October 1

Notes

  • TCU does not offer “full funding” awards
  • Students with less than $20,000 per year in personal resources will not be admitted to TCU
  • Average financial aid package is $25,000 per year, maximum is $46,860 (scholarships and financial aid combined)
  • Maximum award for students not eligible for academic scholarships is $36,860
  • Total cost of attendance for 2018-2019 is $66,350