Finances Payment
Refunds
Tuition and Fees

Payment

Texas Christian University has a monthly billing cycle. Payment in full for each semester's charges is due no later than the due date specified on the first statement on which the charges for the semester appear. If full payment is not made, an optional monthly payment plan is available for the fall and spring semesters. A minimum payment of 20% of total semester charges is due in each monthly installment. No advance notice is required to participate in the payment plan option. However, finance charges will be assessed monthly on unpaid balances under the payment plan. More detailed information about the payment plan option is available from the Director of Student Financial Services. The payment plan option is not available for summer sessions.

Payment deadlines must be met or the student may be denied advance or current registration. The ability to register in subsequent semesters may be denied if the student account is in arrears.

Transcripts will not be released nor will a degree be awarded unless the student has satisfied all financial obligations to the University, including loans made through the University.

Student accounts must be current to be eligible to make residential housing reservations and to make charges to student accounts using the student's University identification card.

Miscellaneous Charges. University Store purchases, library and parking fines, health insurance, health center services and medications, parking permits, copying charges, dining add-on charges and finance charges are billed monthly, and must be paid in full each month.

A finance charge is assessed monthly on billed items not paid by the stated due date. This applies to all accounts regardless of payment plan participation. More detailed information is available from the Director of Student Financial Services.

Students Receiving Financial Aid may participate in the payment plan option. The minimum amount due on the statement should be the total semester amount due less any financial aid awarded (except work study, which is paid directly to the student during the semester).

Refunds

For a fall or spring semester, a student who withdraws from the university on or before the fifth class day may receive a 100 percent tuition refund. If withdrawal from the university occurs on or before the tenth class day, a 75 percent tuition refund is made. A 50 percent tuition refund is made upon withdrawal from the university on or before the 15th class day, and a 25 percent tuition refund is made if withdrawal is made on or before the 20th class day.

For a fall or spring semester, a student who initially enrolls for 12-18 hours but drops to less than 12 hours on or before the fifth class day will be refunded the difference between the flat-rate tuition for the semester and the applicable hourly tuition amount for the reduced number of hours. A student who drops to less than 12 hours on or before the 10 th class day will receive a refund for 75 percent of the difference between the flat-rate tuition for the semester and the applicable hourly tuition amount for the reduced number of hours. A student who drops to less than 12 hours on or before the
15 th class day will receive a refund for 50 percent of the difference. A student who drops to less than 12 hours on or before the 20 th class day will receive a refund for 25 percent of the difference.

For a fall or spring semester, a student who withdraws from a class on or before the fifth class day may receive a 100 percent tuition refund for the class if the student initially enrolled for less than 12 hours and remains enrolled for less than 12 hours at the end of the fifth class day. If withdrawal from the class occurs on or before the tenth class day, a 75 percent tuition refund is made. A 50 percent tuition refund is made upon withdrawal from the class on or before the 15th class day, and a 25 percent tuition refund is made if withdrawal is made on or before the 20th class day.

Return of Federal Financial Aid. A student who withdraws from the University before the 60% point in the enrollment period (summer, fall, or spring) may have to return a prorated portion of the financial aid he or she received or that TCU received on his or her behalf. Detailed information about the federal policy on the 'Return of Title IV Funds' is available in the financial aid office.

Overview

An independent church-related institution of higher education, Texas Christian University is chartered as a private non-profit corporation financed by gifts from alumni and friends, by endowment earnings, and by tuition and fees. The University receives no direct support from the state or federal government.

Tuition and fees are set at a level consistent with the educational services the University provides, and a large program of scholarships and financial aid helps some 75 percent of the students with their educational costs each year. Information about the financial aid program follows in this section of the Bulletin and more details are available from the Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees at Texas Christian University are usually set in the spring to be effective with Term I of the following summer session. Current tuition and fee schedules are available from:

Office of Admissions
TCU Box 297013
Fort Worth, TX 76129
(817) 257-7490

Financial Services
TCU Box 297011
Fort Worth, TX 76129
(817) 257-7834

Residential Services
TCU Box 297360
Fort Worth, TX 76129
(817) 257-7865

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