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You can pay your tuition in full each semester or be enrolled in a payment plan. You also have multiple ways to make your payments.

Full Payment

A minimum payment of 20% of total basic charges (tuition, fees, room, meal plan, and student health insurance, less approved financial aid) is required by the 1st day of the month that classes begin. (August 1st for Fall Semester and January 1st for the Spring Semester). The remaining net basic charges must be paid in full by the 1st of the following month. If you do not pay the balance, you will be automatically enrolled in TCU’s payment plan with associated fees. For Fall ’24, the first bill will be issued on 7/15/24 and due on 8/01/24. The second bill will be issued on 8/16/24 and due on 9/01/24.

Example: Assuming $29,000 in tuition, fees, room and board, a minimum of $5,800 will be due by 8/01/24, with the remainder due on 9/01/24.

TCU Payment Plan

Students may opt for a payment plan, or be automatically enrolled in one if they do not pay the net basic charges in full by September 1st for the Fall semester and February 1st for the Spring semester. Note that payment plans are not available in summer sessions.

Students will be expected to pay 20% of total basic charges by the 1st day of the month that classes begin and again the following month. They will then be billed for the remaining net basic charges in three monthly installments over the remainder of the semester. The enrollment fee for the payment plan is 1.66% of your remaining balance, not to exceed $100 per semester. The fee will be assessed on the September bill for the Fall semester and on the February bill for the Spring semester.

Example: Assuming $29,000 in tuition, fees, room and board, you would be expected to pay $5,800 by 08/01/24 and an additional $5,800 by 09/01/24, and would then be enrolled in the payment plan. The balance of basic charges plus the $100 Payment Plan enrollment fee would be paid in 3 monthly installments of $5,833.33 each. These installments would be due 10/01/24, 11/01/24 and 12/01/24.

Additional TCU Payment Plan Information

The TCU payment plan is an extension of credit by TCU to you. Each payment plan will not exceed three months. The student will receive a disclosure statement as required by the federal Truth in Lending Act for each term’s payment plan. The disclosure statement shows you the amount included in the payment plan and the enrollment fee required for participation in the plan. These will be added to the other charges due on the student’s account.

You will receive a disclosure in September for the Fall semester and in February for the Spring semester. Upon review of the disclosure statement, you may cancel the payment plan within 10 days of receipt (“Cancellation Period”) by submitting written notice to the TCU Student Financial Services office. If you cancel the payment plan during the cancellation period, your account will be credited for the enrollment fee. After 10 days, you may cancel the payment plan by submitting written notice to the TCU Student Financial Services office, but your account will not be credited for the enrollment fee. Your cancellation of the payment plan will not release you from your financial obligation to TCU. If you cancel the payment plan 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.

Miscellaneous charges that are not part of basic charges are billed monthly and are due by the specified due date on the 1st of the month after the charges are billed.

If your bill is not paid by the due date, a financial hold will be placed on your account. The hold will be removed when your account is in good standing. This hold will prevent additional charges from being added to your account and future enrollment. It does not impact your ability to drop classes, use your meal plan, or housing. If payment for your monthly minimum amount due is received more than 10 days after the stated due date on your monthly bill, a LATE FEE (1% of the late payment amount or a minimum of $7.50) will be assessed and charged to your account.

TCU bills on the 11th of each month unless the 11th falls on a weekend or holiday, then billing would occur the next business day. Bills are ready to view online around the 12th and payments are due by the 1st of the following month. Billing for the Fall begins in July while Spring billing begins in December. Summer billing begins in April.

Students must “Grant Access” to view bills online to anyone responsible for paying their account. Email notifications will be sent around the 12th of each month to the student and to anyone that the student has designated. Weekends and holidays will delay the availability of the billing process to the next business day.

Any student who is registered for classes before 7/17/2023 will receive a bill after 5:00 pm that will be due 8/01/2023. Any student who is registered after this date will receive their first bill on 8/11/2023 and it will be due 9/01/23. Payments may be made by check, money order, cashier’s check, wire transfer, or credit card. Online payments can be made by check or credit card. TCU accepts all major credit or debit cards. If you need to obtain your current balance, call 817-257-7836 or check my.tcu.edu.

The payment plan described herein is only available in the regular Fall and Spring semesters. 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.

Payment Methods

Accordion Student account credit card payments are only accepted online. TCU accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. Additional cards accepted are Diners Club, JCB, China Union, BC Card, and DinaCard. A 2.85% convenience fee will be assessed on all credit/debit card payments.

Make Credit Card Payment

Student Account payments may be made directly to TCU out of your checking or savings account. There is NO fee for paying by e-Check (ACH).

Make ACH Payment

Student account payments may be mailed to:

TCU Student Payments
P.O. Box 735556
Dallas, TX 75373-5556

Please include the student name and TCU ID number.

Preferred payment method for international students:

Texas Christian University has partnered with PayMyTuition for international tuition payments. With PayMyTuition, you can pay your tuition payments from any bank, in any country in any currency at better than bank exchange rates. PayMyTuition is fast, simple, and cost effective. This is the only payment method accepted by Texas Christian University for international payments.

How to Make a Payment:

1. Log into your my.is.tcu.edu student portal:
2. Select the “Student Account” tile to access your “Current Account Summary” page:
3. Select “Make International Payment” to be redirected to the PayMyTuition portal:

Additional Information on PayMyTuition:

How to make a payment – step-by-step PDFs

PayMyTuition customer support information

Call 1.855.663.6839 (toll-free) or through one of their local country contact numbers. You can also reach PayMyTuition Support at support@paymytuition.com or through their support page.

No matter what time zone you are in, you will have a dedicated customer support team available to you through live chat, email and phone to answer any of your questions and help you make your payment.

Scholarship payments must be mailed to:

TCU Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid
TCU Box 297012
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Please include the student name and TCU ID number.

For additional information please visit: https://financialaid.tcu.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships/outside-private-scholarships.php

Use the student’s TCU ID number as the account number. Make the payment payable to TCU and use the following address:

TCU Student Payments
P.O. Box 735556
Dallas, TX 75373-5556

Checks returned to TCU (including ACH) are charged a $20.00 Returned Check Fee.

Returned checks must be redeemed within 10 days. Cashier’s check, money order, or credit card payments can be used to redeem the returned check and fee.

If a student has two returned checks posted to their account in one semester, no checks will be accepted for payment on that account for six months. Any additional returned checks would result in a permanent check ban.