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It is the policy of Texas Christian University (TCU) to offer tuition assistance to eligible current faculty/staff members, their spouses or domestic partners, and dependent children who are seeking a degree.

Eligible employees and/or their dependents are eligible for the TCU Tuition Assistance Program. Current employees must work at least .75 FTE.

  • Employees who work at least 75 percent of full time are eligible for tuition assistance after completion of six months of employment.
  • Graduate and/or undergraduate assistance is available for employees.
  • Employees are eligible to receive tuition assistance for a maximum of six semester hours per regular semester and six semester hours for any combination of summer terms.
  • Employees can take a maximum of one course during normal working hours if approved by the appropriate dean or unit head. Work time lost to attend class must be made up during the same week.
  • To apply for tuition assistance:
    • Log on to my.tcu.edu
    • Click Employee Center icon
    • Under the Benefits section, click on the Employee Tuition Assistance link

NOTE: Tuition benefit for employees does not cover Executive MBA, CRNA, Burnett Medical School and tuition differentials.

  • Spouses are eligible after the employee has completed one year of employment for a 50% waiver of tuition and 100% waiver of tuition after three years of employment. 
  • Either graduate or undergraduate assistance is available for employee’s spouse.
  • Graduate Tuition Tax Implication
  • To apply for tuition assistance:
    • Log on to my.tcu.edu
    • Click Employee Center icon
    • Under the Benefits section, click on the Employee Tuition Assistance link

NOTE: Tuition benefit for spouses does not cover Executive MBA, CRNA, Burnett Medical School and tuition differentials.

  • Dependent children are eligible after the benefits-eligible employee has completed one year of employment for a 50% waiver of tuition and 100% waiver of tuition after three years of employment. This applies to employees hired on or after June 1, 2004.
  • Employees hired prior to June 1, 2004 retain their past eligibility.
  • Undergraduate assistance is available for dependent children through the semester in which the child turns 24.
  • The Tuition Exchange (TE) program is available for dependent children through the semester in which the child turns 24. For more information including program guidelines, click here Tuition Exchange Program Guidelines.
  • Dependent children who do not meet TCU admissions requirements may receive reimbursement of full community college tuition when attending Tarrant County College or a community college in a county adjacent to Tarrant County.
  • Dependent children are eligible after the employee has completed one year of at least 75 percent of full time employment.

NOTE: Dependent tuition does not cover Burnett Medical School or tuition differentials.