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T3 Program Benefits at Tarleton

By attending this partner university, T3 Scholars receive the following benefits and support to help you to and through your postsecondary journey:

  • Last Dollar Tuition-Only Scholarships: All eligible T3 Scholars with a family income of $65,000 or less receive a “last dollar” tuition-only scholarship to Tarleton for up to 8 consecutive semesters or the completion of a degree. This scholarship covers any remaining tuition costs after all Pell grants and/or other federal, state, or institutional aid have been applied. For eligible students graduating in the top 25% of their class, they also receive full tuition and fees, on-campus housing, and a $600 book stipend. Learn more about Tarleton Promise.
  • First Dollar Scholarships: All income eligible T3 Scholars will receive a "first dollar" scholarship of $500 per year to assist with books or other academic-related expenses. Check out the scholarships page for the details.
  • Onboarding Program: Required for scholars attending a partner college/university, there are 2 components to the T3 Onboarding Program to complete before your first semester. Be sure to check your personal email for more info beginning spring semester your senior year. You will hear directly from Tarleton about Orientation, Duck Camp and Transition Week.
  • College Persistence Coaching & Resources:

    • T3 Scholars meet with a designated T3 Persistence Coach as determined by Tarleton at least 2x per semester (required for first-year scholars)
    • Attend T3 Signature Events held once a semester (Fall and Spring required for first-year scholars)
    • Have access to T3 Connect, a virtual platform to network, stay connected, informed, and engage with community mentors

Did you know? The admission application fee is waived for all qualifying Fort Worth ISD students with automatic admission for those graduating in the top 25% of their respective class. Learn more about Tarleton's President's Guaranteed Award Program.

T3 Scholarships at Tarleton

Fast Facts + Resources

Here's what you need to know:

  • If scholars do not meet income requirements for T3 scholarships, they are still eligible for other program supports
  • Last Dollar Scholarships are funded, administered and disbursed by the partner university
  • If eligible for a Last Dollar award, your financial aid offer letter will say "T3 Last Dollar" and the amount will vary depending on your tuition gap after all other state, federal and/or institutional aid have been applied
  • First Dollar Scholarships are funded, administered and disbursed directly by T3

Continued Eligibility:

  • Register for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester (fall and spring) We recommend you register for 15 credit hours in the event you need to drop a class
  • Complete and submit your FAFSA/TASFA each year by the program deadline
  • Last Dollar Scholarships: Maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • First Dollar Scholarships: Maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA
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Interested in transferring from TCC to Tarleton?

With competitive scholarships, the TCC to Tarleton Pathway offers TCC students the ability to map their credits into Tarleton degree programs and plan ahead with early admission.

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Mission Statement

Tarleton strives to develop moral and ethical thinkers, scholars, and leaders who demonstrate civility and integrity, while contributing meaningfully and responsibly to a global society. ”

— Founded in 1899

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Tarleton was one of only seven Texas universities selected as a First Forward Institution by the Center for First-Generation Student Success in 2020. More than 50% of its undergraduate students are first generation

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Tarleton is one of 119 colleges and universities nationwide to receive the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s prestigious 2020 Community Engagement Classification


According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the graduation rate for two-year college students who transfer to Tarleton with 30 or more credit hours nears 70%, exceeding the statewide average by almost eight points


Students enrolled in Tarleton’s Medical Laboratory Sciences and Public Health programs (almost 100 percent of MLS students pass their national certification on the first try and have jobs before they graduate)


While some predicted a hit to fall 2020 enrollment, Tarleton witnessed a record high, up 6.5 percent with 14,022 students (the incoming freshman class was the largest ever, up 9.5 percent from 2019)


Tarleton’s enrollment is up 42 percent from 2011

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