2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Payment

TCU has a monthly billing cycle. Payment of a minimum 20 percent of total basic charges (tuition, fees, room, meal plan, and student health and tuition 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 ($100 maximum) will be assessed on the September bill for the fall semester and on the February bill for the spring semester. To avoid automatic enrollment in the payment plan and the resulting enrollment fee ($100 maximum), net basic charges must be paid in full 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 plan, which will be added to the other charges due on the student’s account. 

Students should review the disclosure statement upon receipt and may cancel the payment plan within 10 days by submitting written notice to TCU Student Financial Services if not satisfied with the proposed terms. If the payment plan is canceled during the cancellation period, the student’s account will be credited for the enrollment fee, but full payment of the unpaid basic charges for the semester will be due immediately. If the payment plan is canceled after the cancellation period has passed the student’s account will not be credited for the enrollment fee and full payment of the unpaid basic charges for the semester will be due immediately.

If the payment plan is not canceled, the student is committed to pay the total on the disclosure statement according to the payment schedule shown. (Since the disclosure statement only includes basic charges, payments should include all charges on the actual monthly billing statements.)

Cancellation of the payment plan will not release the student from financial obligation to TCU. If the payment plan is canceled 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 is available from TCU Student Financial Services. The payment plan option is not available for summer sessions. All summer registration charges (tuition, fees, housing) are payable by the due date specified on the first bill received after summer registration occurs.

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

Students receiving financial aid may participate in the payment plan option. The amount due on the billing 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.