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T3 Program Benefits at TCU

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

  • Last Dollar Scholarships: Eligible T3 Scholars with a family income of $65,000 or less may receive a “last dollar” scholarship to TCU. This scholarship covers any remaining costs for tuition, room and meal plans after all Pell grants and/or other federal, state, or institutional gift aid have been applied. The scholarship is renewable for up to 8 consecutive semesters or the completion of a degree. Eligibility is determined by results of the College Board’s “CSS Profile” application and other supporting documentation. Families with artificially low incomes, resulting from business losses and other income tax allowances, may not be eligible for this scholarship.
    • Last Dollar tuition, room, and meal plan coverage is only applicable at TCU. Last Dollar is typically a tuition-only scholarship. Visit our T3 partner college/universities page for details on what Last Dollar covers at each college.
  • 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 TCU regarding Orientation, Frog Camp, and Frogs First.
  • College Persistence Coaching & Resources:

    • 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

T3 Scholarships at TCU

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 "TCU T3 Scholarship" 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 3.0 GPA (if you receive a TCU academic scholarship) and a cumulative 2.5 GPA (if not on an academic scholarship)
  • First Dollar Scholarships: Maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA
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Interested in transferring from TCC to TCU?

With competitive scholarships, TCU's #1 institution for transfer students is Tarrant County College! Check out the transfer application checklist, Transfer Guide, and other resources.

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Mission Statement

TCU’s mission is to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. ”

— Founded in 1873


TCU is among top National Universities at #80 (U.S. News & World Report)


Undergraduate areas of study

1 in 4

1 in 4 who attend TCU are students of color


Student to faculty ratio


76 countries and 60+ faiths represented


Best career services (The Princeton Review)

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