Financial Aid


The Office of Financial Education and Scholarship offers guidance and other important resources to students who seek financial aid to cover the expenses involved in attending the School of Medicine. Through individualized counseling, students will have access to information and resources that will help plan a future of financial wellness beyond medical school.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

The priority deadline is April 1. All medical students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA application is available beginning October 1 and our priority deadline is April 1. Please submit using the TCU school code: 003636.

Services We Offer

The Office of Financial Education and Scholarship is available to help with a wide variety of topics. This includes, but is not limited to: financial aid, billing related questions, loan overviews, debt counseling, credit advising, public service loan forgiveness overview, loan repayment advice, and general financial counseling.

Obligation for Payment

Tuition and fees are billed 50/50 each payment period (Fall/Spring). As TCU has a monthly billing cycle, payment of a minimum 20% of total basic charges (tuition, fees, and student health insurance, less approved financial aid) is required by the August 1 and February 1 of each academic year. The remaining net basic charges must be paid in full by the 1st of the following month to avoid TCU’s payment plan and the associated fee. View TCU Payment Options.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

All students must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) requirements to receive federal financial aid. For more information, please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress for Federal Financial Aid Policy.

Leave of Absence and Withdrawal Policy

Medical students are expected to proceed through the medical school curriculum in a continuous, uninterrupted fashion. In the event of extenuating circumstances, students may request a leave of absence or withdraw from the School of Medicine. For more information, please refer to the Excused Absence, Leave of Absence and Withdrawal Policy.


AAMC Financial Information, Resources, Services and Tools (FIRST)
AAMC MLOC Calculator
Graduate PLUS Loan
FASTChoice Private Loan Selection Tool
College Access Loan (CAL) – TX Residents Only
Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Free Annual Credit Report