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Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate54%
Acceptance Rate54%

TCU Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Texas Christian University was $53,890 a year.

In 2022, tuition increased 4.5%–from $51,570 the prior year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students pay way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.

Texas Christian University: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Texas Christian University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Texas as it does for residents from other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's rules for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be additional requirements too, depending on where you live.

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Texas Christian University International Student Tuition

Tuition at TCU is the same for every student.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at TCU:

•Loans from outsideTCU •Athletic Awards •TCU-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.


Texas Christian University Room, Board, Fees, and More


In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at TCU.

House and Food Costs at TCU

Housing and campus dining at TCU is $14,250 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat in the TCU's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $10,736.

Meal-plan costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at TCU

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have ways for students with financial need to get help covering these fees.

Transportation costs

The cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At TCU, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

A school's location can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in a city can be expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Texas Christian University campus is in a suburban setting in Texas, not far from Dallas-Fort Worth.

Other Costs

When creating a budget for college, be sure to factor in personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.


The Full Cost of Attending Texas Christian University


Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for TCU.

Total Cost of TCU

What will the cost of attending TCU be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $53,890
Room and Board $14,250
Board Only $3,514
Other expenses $3,980

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $73,110
Off-Campus $62,374

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

TCU’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for part-time students


Texas Christian University Financial Aid


In 2022, 3,759 of the 10,222 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. TCU meets 69.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $36,515 a year. Around 36% of TCU undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. TCU graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $47,424 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $16,287
State Loans $77,402
TCU-Specific Loans $4,597
Private Loans $58,839
Most Common Loans for TCU Students
Federal Loans 33%
State loans 9%
Institutional Loans 1%
Private loans 5%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on TCU financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Texas Christian University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2022, TCU awarded 3,619 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $118.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $88.31 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Texas Christian University

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for TCU students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at TCU was $36,515 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of TCU seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $36,595
Off-Campus $25,859

What will attending TCU really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the TCU's net cost calculator on their website.

Texas Christian University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

TCU offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does TCU Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

TCU has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


Learn More About Texas Christian University


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TCU Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$69,130

In State

$69,130

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$53,890
$53,890
Fees
$90
$90
Housing
$14,250
$14,250
Books
$900
$900

TCU Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

36%

Average Financial Aid Package

$36,597

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,938

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

54%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$53,980

Out-of-State

$53,980

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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