2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees at TCU are usually set in the spring to be effective with the following fall semester. Current tuition and fee schedules are available from:

Office of Graduate Studies

TCU Box 297024

Fort Worth, TX 76129

(817) 257-7515

Financial Services

TCU Box 297011

Fort Worth, TX 76129

(817) 257-7834

or any dean's office.

Payment

Texas Christian University has a monthly billing cycle. Payment of a minimum 20 percent of total basic charges (tuition, fees, room, meal plan and student health insurance less approved financial aid) is required by the due date of the month that classes begin (August for the fall semester and January for the spring semester). The remaining net basic charges must be paid in full by the due date of the following month (September for the fall semester and February for the spring semester). Students who do not pay the net basic charges in full by the September due date for the fall semester and by the February due date for the spring semester will be automatically enrolled in the payment plan. Students in the payment plan will be billed for the remaining net basic charges in three monthly installments over the remainder of the semester. A payment plan enrollment fee will be assessed on the September bill for the fall semester and the February bill for the spring semester. To avoid automatic enrollment in the payment plan and the resulting enrollment fee, net basic charges must be paid by the September due date for the fall semester and by the February due date for the spring semester.

The payment plan is an extension of credit by TCU. Each payment plan will not exceed three months. Students enrolled in the payment plan receive a disclosure statement as required by the federal Truth in Lending Act. Disclosure statements are provided in September for the fall semester and in February for the spring semester. The disclosure statement shows the amount included in the payment plan and the enrollment fee required for participation in the payment plan, which will be added to the other charges due on the student’s account. Students may review the disclosure statement upon receipt and may cancel the payment plan within 10 days of receipt by submitting written notice to the TCU Student Financial Services office ("Cancellation Period") if not satisfied with the proposed terms. If the payment plan is cancelled during the cancellation period, the student’s account will be credited for the enrollment fee. After 10 days of receipt of the disclosure statement, students may cancel the payment plan by submitting written notice to the TCU Student Financial Services Office, but the student’s account will not be credited for the enrollment fee. If the payment plan is not cancelled, the student is committed to pay the total of payments shown on the disclosure statement according to the payment schedule shown on the disclosure statement. Cancellation of the payment plan will not release the student from financial obligation to TCU. If the payment plan is cancelled either within the cancellation period or after the cancellation period, payment in full of the unpaid basic charges for the semester will be due immediately.

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. All summer registration charges (tuition, fees and housing) are due and payable by the due date specified on the first bill received after summer registration occurs.

Late fees will be assessed for payments not received within 10 days of the stated due date.

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).

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 other miscellaneous charges are billed monthly and must be paid in full each month. Late fees will be assessed for payments not received within 10 days of the stated due date.

Refunds

For a fall or spring semester, a student who withdraws from a course or from the University on or before the fifth class day may receive a 100 percent tuition refund. If withdrawal occurs on or before the 10th class day, a 75 percent tuition refund is made. A 50 percent tuition refund is made upon withdrawal 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.