September Facebook Live with Dean Einstein
Dean Einstein and Victoria Chen, Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid, answered questions about earning scholarships, applying for aid and estimating cost of attendance. Watch the entire video and check out tips about the scholarship and financial aid award process.
Apply for financial aid and apply early!
TCU requires that you submit both the FAFSA and CSS Profile to be considered for institutional need-based aid. Texas residents who are not eligible to complete the FAFSA can complete the TAFSA. Financial aid applications open October 1 and we recommend submitting your financial aid applications as early as possible to ensure you can maximize your financial aid dollars.
We consider more than GPA for academic scholarships
TCU automatically considers applicants for academic scholarships and we release academic scholarships with your admission decision in your applicant portal. We include many factors in scholarship consideration, including GPA, test scores if submitted, strength of curriculum and courses available at your school.
Colleges award scholarships and aid differently
Many applicants and their families wonder why they receive varied scholarship offers from different institutions. Each university employs different strategies to award financial aid and evaluate applicants for academic scholarships. In addition, applicant pools vary for different colleges, so you will naturally stand out more at some schools than others.
We're here to help
We know from professional and personal experience that the financial aid and college admission process can be a stressful and emotional time. Please reach out to the Office of Admission or the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid with any questions.
- Should we apply for financial aid even if we don't think we'll qualify? - 19:07
- What initiatives are in place to encourage diversity at TCU? - 21:48
- Will my financial aid be renewed each year? - 22:17
- Do you offer special eligibility scholarships? - 25:15
- Are there majors more likely to get funded for scholarships? - 27:08
- Do you foresee increases in housing and tuition costs? - 28:06
- Does TCU consider financial need for merit scholarships? - 29:08
- How do you handle financial aid with divorced parents? - 32:40
- Are quotes from the net price calculator accurate to what a student would potentially receive? - 33:45
- If your high school doesn't calculate GPA, does that hurt you? Does it mean you should definitely submit test scores? - 34:54
- Do you offer scholarships for nationally recognized indigenous scholars as determined by the College Board? - 36:14
- How do you change your option to use or not use test scores if you already applied? - 37:02
- How many merit scholarships are given to incoming first-year students? - 37:25
- How are admission and scholarships different for transfer students? - 39:48
- What scholarships are offered to out-of-state students? - 41:33
- Does financial aid received by the federal government affect any aid by the school and vice versa? - 42:04
- Can you explain the Chancellor's Scholarship process? - 43:00
- What costs does the Chancellor's Scholarship cover? - 43:57
- How are appeals processed? - 44:40
- Can TCU scholarships be layered with ROTC scholarships? - 46:40
- If a student graduates from high school with an associate's degree, is that taken into consideration during application review? - 47:47
- If a student earns outside scholarships, will TCU scholarships & aid be reduced? - 48:59
- What is the financial aid process if the non-custodial parent can't be located? - 49:55
- Does TCU consider the impact of financially supporting extended family? - 50:28
- How should I report if my income has changed since the past two years? - 51:33
- What happens if you interview for the Chancellor's Scholarship but don't receive it? - 52:18
- Can you receive scholarships after you get into TCU and perform well? - 52:43
- If a parent has passed away, how do we fill out the FAFSA? - 53:24
- When should I apply for financial aid? - 53:59
- How do international students apply for aid? - 54:42
- How and why are some families selected for a verification process for financial aid? - 55:17
- Can senior year grades be used for scholarship consideration? - 57:05
- When recalculating GPA do you only use the five core classes? How do you consider +/- grades? - 58:56