State and Institutional Grant Programs

Eligibility for the following programs is based upon receipt and evaluation of the FAFSA. The FAFSA must be submitted no later than March 15 for fall entry and September 1 for spring entry. These dates ensure that this information will arrive at TCU prior to the deadline of May 1 and November 1, respectively. These programs are subject to the provisions stated in the section titled Student Financial Aid General Policies in this catalog, as well as specific programmatic requirements as defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

TCU Grant

Students with financial eligibility are considered for participation in this program. The results of the FAFSA, class rank and SAT/ACT are reviewed. The award is based upon the quality of the entire applicant pool. Renewal is based upon results of the FAFSA and a minimum TCU cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Middle Income Assistance Program

Awards vary, generally between $500 and $2,550.

Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)

The State of Texas sponsors a program to help equalize the cost of tuition between independent universities and the state public institutions. TCU participates in this program. To qualify, a student must:

  • Be a Texas resident as defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board;
  • Establish financial eligibility as evidenced by the FAFSA;
  • Not be the recipient of an athletic scholarship during the semester the student is receiving the TEG; and
  • Provide results of a processed FAFSA no later than May 1 for fall and November 1 for spring.

Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP)

LEAP may be combined with the TEG to assist undergraduates who have established additional eligibility through the FAFSA. The number awarded and the amount of the award is dependent upon the availability of funds provided by the federal government.

TEXAS Grant Program

The TEXAS Grant Program is sponsored by the state of Texas and available to renewal applicants only as of September 1, 2005. To renew, a student must:

  • Have received his/her first TEXAS Grant prior to September 1, 2005;
  • Be a Texas resident as defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board;
  • Establish financial eligibility as evidenced by the FAFSA;
  • Successfully complete 75 percent of full-time hours with a TCU cumulative GPA of 2.5;
  • Not be convicted of a felony or a crime involving a controlled substance; and
  • Enroll at least 3/4-time in an undergraduate degree or certificate program within 16 months of high school graduation.




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