2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Religiously Affiliated Programs

To receive aid from more than one religiously affiliated program, applicants must demonstrate financial eligibility through the FAFSA and CSS profile.

Beasley Foundation Grants

These grants are for members of the Disciples of Christ Church and are made available through the Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation, Inc. Eligibility is determined by the results of the CSS Profile, academic achievement and leadership potential. Most awards range from $1,000 to $10,000. Consideration for renewal is based upon successful completion of at least 24 hours and a minimum TCU cumulative GPA of 2.5. The FAFSA and CSS profile must be received by March 15 for entering freshman and transfer students for priority funding. Returning students must submit the FAFSA by May 1 for priority funding.

Bermont Family Undergraduate Jewish Student Scholarship

This scholarship is for entering freshmen or transfer students who are Jewish. Preference is given to student applicants who demonstrate financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA and CSS profile. Amount varies.

Church Vocation Grant

TCU offers financial assistance to students, regardless of denomination, preparing to become ordained clergy, church musicians or directors of religious education in a full-time church vocation. The minister and the board (or governing body) of the applicant's home congregation must certify the applicant as a member in good standing and as a candidate for full-time church-related work. In addition, an essay from the candidate reflecting on the individual's theological development and commitment to devote his/her life to the ministry of the Gospel of Christ as a full-time vocation is required. This certification should be received by TCU prior to May 1 for the fall semester and Nov. 1 for the spring semester.

Recipients of a Church Vocation Grant must enroll in an undergraduate religion program leading to a baccalaureate degree from TCU. They are required to major in religion or church music.

Prior to May 1 each year, all recipients must recertify their commitment to enter a full-time church vocation and present evidence of their progress toward that goal. The home congregation, the TCU Scholarship Committee and the Department of Religion reviews the recertification. Award decisions are based on several factors, including academic record, applicant essay and letter of recommendation.

Students must file a FAFSA each year. Although financial eligibility is considered, it is not a prerequisite for receiving the award.

Awards provide one-half tuition for up to 18 hours per semester and are renewable for up to eight semesters. Minimum renewal requirements are a 2.5 TCU cumulative GPA and successful completion of at least 24 semester hours during the academic year. Applications for the Church Vocation Grant may be obtained from the Grant section of www.financialaid.tcu.edu.

Applications must be received by May 1 each year.

Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF) Grant

Through the cooperation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), TCU is able to offer tuition assistance to regional officers of the Christian Youth Fellowship. These awards provide one-half tuition for up to 18 hours per semester and are renewable for up to eight semesters. Minimum renewal requirements are a 2.5 TCU cumulative GPA and successful completion of at least 24 hours during the academic year.

Applications must be received by May 1 each year.

Minister and Minister's Dependent Grant

Through funds provided by the Christian churches of Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana, partial-tuition grants are available to certain categories of students attending TCU. Included are:

  • Spouses of full-time students of Brite Divinity School, the graduate seminary
  • Unmarried youths under 23 years of age who are dependent children of Christian church (Disciples of Christ) ministers in full-time active service (including missionaries) and youths of Juliette Fowler Home (including employees of the home)Spouses of full-time Christian church (Disciples of Christ) ministers
  • Spouses of full-time Christian church (Disciples of Christ) ministers
  • Full-time Christian church (Disciples of Christ) ministers who wish to continue their education on a part-time basis in the undergraduate program

Awards will be in an amount not to exceed one-half tuition for up to 18 hours per semester and is renewable for up to eight semesters. Renewal requires the student is meeting satisfactory academic progress. Applications must be received by May 1 each year.