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Tuition Rate Increase for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

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Yes. This decision comes after careful consideration of economic factors, and is necessary to maintain and advance TCU's standard of excellence in academics, student experience and services.

Tuition for full-time undergraduates will increase by approximately $4,520 for the 2024/2025 academic year.

All hourly undergraduate rates, and some graduate rates, will increase by the same 7.9% to align with the overall tuition increase. For specific details regarding the impact on graduate programs, please contact your respective program office for more information. 

The tuition rate increase will be applied across all classes — existing students and incoming students. 

This rate increase applies to tuition only. Housing rates and meal plan information may be found online.

Most public and private universities experience an annual increase in fixed costs, resulting in a tuition rate increase, including TCU. 

Those funds are used to support people and programs at an increasing rate every year. As a result of Lead On: A Campaign for TCU, need-based financial aid has grown by 185%, from $43 million in 2012 to $123 million in 2022. In addition, funds from the endowment are used to cover general costs and manage overall tuition costs as inflation impacts operational costs. The university is committed to making a TCU education more accessible by continuing to increase financial aid for qualifying students as well as merit awards for academic performance. 

For information specific to the School of Medicine’s tuition rate increase for the 2024-2025 academic year, please visit the Burnett School of Medicine’s financial aid site or email: mdadmissions@tcu.edu

Yes, the Neeley School of Business undergraduate differential tuition applies to any student who takes a course through Neeley and is a per credit hour fee. Details on undergraduate differential tuition can be found on the Neeley Differential Tuition page. For financial aid assistance for the Neeley School’s differential tuition, please visit Scholarships & Financial Aid.

  • For general questions regarding the tuition increase, please call 817-257-7000.
  • For questions regarding financial aid and/or scholarships, please contact financialaid@tcu.edu or call 817-257-7858.
  • For questions regarding the Neeley School of Business undergraduate differential tuition, please contact NeeleyDifferentialTuition@tcu.edu.

Financial Aid

 Need-based financial aid will increase by the same 7.9% for students who have pre-qualified for financial aid. Complete the FAFSA for the 2024-2025 academic year to ensure you continue receiving need-based aid, including grants, loans and work-study programs. For more information, visit How to File Your FAFSA.

For students with academic scholarships that do not cover the full tuition, the scholarship amount will remain the same amount as previously offered. However, families may consider applying for more aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and completing the CSS Profile.

Eligibility for merit-based scholarships is determined without regard to financial need. Consequently, most scholarships are not adjusted when tuition increases. However, scholarships designated as full-tuition awards, such as the Chancellor’s Scholarship, will be adjusted automatically.

Access to financial aid increases every year at TCU. Need-based grants, work-study, and educational loan funding may be applied for at any time. Please visit the Scholarships & Financial Aid site for more information on how to apply for aid. 

If you have questions about qualifying for financial aid or seeking additional scholarships, please visit Scholarships & Financial Aid for more information.

Students who receive need-based aid will automatically be considered for additional funding. Be sure to complete your 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

Yes. Be sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile to determine your eligibility for aid, including loans that may help cover these charges. Review for additional aid will begin once you submit the 2024-2025 FAFSA and other aid applications.

Yes, additional need-based aid will be available. In addition to submitting the FAFSA and CSS Profile, be sure to apply for the Neeley Differential Tuition Grant through your myTCU portal (Financial Aid tile, Financial Aid Year 2024-2025, My Financial Aid). Review for additional aid will begin once you submit the 2024-2025 FAFSA and other aid applications.

If you drop a course for which you have received aid, particularly the Neeley Differential Tuition Grant, adjustments may be made to the aid offered. Also, if you decide to drop a course, promptly informing the financial aid office is crucial.

Neeley School of Business

The Neeley School of Business is TCU’s largest college in terms of majors and continues to drive incredible outcomes for student success, alumni achievement and academic reputation. This decision was made after much analysis and consideration; the undergraduate differential tuition for Neeley courses will support student growth and advance the value of a Neeley degree by implementing and advancing high-impact student programs. Details on undergraduate differential tuition can be found on the Neeley Differential Tuition page