2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


State and Institutional Grant Programs

Eligibility for the following programs is based upon receipt and evaluation of the FAFSA. In order to receive priority funding for these awards, the FAFSA must be submitted before May 1 for fall entry and Nov. 1 for spring entry. These programs are subject to the provisions stated in the section titled Student Financial Aid General Policies in this catalog, as well as specific program 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 CSS Profile, 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

Students with financial eligibility are considered for participation in this program. The results of the CSS Profile, 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. Awards vary, generally between $500 and $5,000.

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. Awards vary, generally between $200 and $5,046. TCU participates in this program and funds are limited by the allocation awarded to TCU by the state. 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
  • Not be enrolled in a program leading to licensure or ordination to preach
  • Provide results of a processed FAFSA no later than May 1 for fall and Nov. 1 for spring