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TCU Payment Options

Option A - Full Payment

Payment of a minimum 20% of total basic charges (tuition, fees, room, meal plan, and student health insurance, less approved financial aid) is required by the 1st day of the month that classes begin (August 1st for the Fall semester and January 1st for the Spring semester).  The remaining net basic charges must be paid in full by the 1st of the following month (September 1st for the Fall semester and February 1st for the Spring semester).

Option B - Payment Plan
Payment of a minimum 20% of net basic charges (tuition, fees, room, meal plan, and student health insurance, less approved financial aid) is required by the 1st day of the month that classes begin (August 1st for the Fall semester and January 1st for the Spring semester).  Minimum payment of an additional 20% of net basic charges is due by the 1st day of the following month (September 1st for the Fall semester and February 1st for the Spring semester).  Students who do not pay the net basic charges in full by September 1st for the Fall semester and February 1st for the Spring semester will be automatically enrolled in the payment plan.  Students in the payment plan will be billed for the remaining net basic charges in three monthly installments over the remainder of the semester.  For example, if your remaining balance is $3,000 after the September 1st payment due date, the enrollment fee will be $50 ($3,000 x 1.67%) for the Fall semester.  If your remaining balance is more than $6,000, the enrollment fee will be capped at $100 for the semester. 

To avoid automatic enrollment in the payment plan and the resulting enrollment fee, net basic charges must be paid by September 1st for the Fall semester and February 1st for the Spring semester.

A payment plan enrollment fee (1.67% of the remaining balance of net basic charges OR a maximum of $100 per semester) will be assessed on the September bill for the Fall semester and on the February bill for the Spring semester. 

The payment plan is an extension of credit by TCU to you.  Each payment plan will not exceed three months.  You will receive a disclosure statement as required by the federal Truth in Lending Act for each payment plan you participate in.  You will receive your disclosure statement in September for the Fall semester and in February for the Spring semester.  The disclosure statement will show you the amount included in the payment plan and the enrollment fee required for participation in the payment plan, which will be added to the other charges due on your account.  You may review the disclosure statement upon receipt and if you are not satisfied with the proposed terms you may cancel the payment plan within 10 days of receipt by submitting written notice to the TCU Student Financial Services office (“Cancellation Period”).  If you cancel the payment plan during the cancellation period, your account will be credited for the enrollment fee.  After 10 days of receipt of the disclosure statement, you may cancel the payment plan by submitting written notice to the TCU Student Financial Services office, but your account will not be credited for the enrollment fee.  If you do not cancel the payment plan, you promise to pay the Total of Payments shown on the disclosure statement according to the payment schedule shown on the disclosure statement.  Your cancellation of the payment plan will not release you from your financial obligation to TCU.  If you cancel the payment plan either within the cancellation period or after the cancellation period, payment in full of the unpaid basic charges for the semester will be due immediately.

Miscellaneous Charges
Miscellaneous charges that are not part of basic charges are billed monthly and are due by the specified due date on the 1st of the month after the charges are billed.

Late Payments
If payment for your monthly minimum Amount Due is received more than 10 days after the Stated Due Date on your monthly bill, a LATE FEE (1% of the late payment amount or a minimum of $7.50) will be assessed and charged to your account.

Summer Sessions
The payment plan described herein is only available in the regular Fall and Spring semesters and IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THE SUMMER SESSIONS.  All Summer registration charges (tuition, fees, and housing) are due and payable by the due date specified on the first bill received after Summer registration occurs.

Billing Dates
Bills are ready to view online by the 12th of each month and payments are due by the 1st of the following month.  Students must “Grant Access” to view bills online to anyone responsible for paying their account.  Email notifications will be sent by the 13th of each month to the student and to anyone that the student has designated. 

Initial Bills for New Students
NEW STUDENTS attending June orientation sessions will be billed for Fall charges by July 11th.  A minimum of 20% of total charges must be paid by August 1st.  Students attending the August orientation session will be billed for Fall charges by August 17th.  These students should pay a minimum of 40% of their total charges at orientation or by September 1st.

EXAMPLE OF BASIC STUDENT CHARGES

for Incoming Students (per semester)

Tuition $18,250 
Student gov. fee $45
Room $3,600
Board Plan (with tax) $2,425
  $24,320

Option A - Full Payment Plan
Based on the example, the student would be expected to pay $24,320.00.

Option B – Payment Plan
Based on the example, the student would be expected to pay $4,864 (20% of the basic charges of $24,220) by Aug. 1st and an additional $4,864 by September 1st and would be enrolled in the payment plan.  The balance of basic charges and the $100 Payment Plan enrollment fee would be paid in 3 monthly  installments of $4,897.33 each.

 

 

PAYMENT METHODS

Payments may be made by check, cash, money order, cashier’s check, wire transfer or credit card.  Online payments can be made by check or credit card.  TCU accepts American Express, Discover, or MasterCard. Other cards that are now accepted are Diners Club, JCB, China Union, BC Card, and DinaCard. If you need to obtain your current balance, dial 817/257-7836 or check my.tcu.edu.

 

Credit Card Payments:
Student Account payments are only accepted on-line.  TCU accepts American Express, Discover, or MasterCard. Other cards that are now accepted are Diners Club, JCB, China Union, BC Card, and DinaCard.  A 2.75% convenience fee will be assessed on all credit/debit card payments.  To make an on-line credit card payment click here. 

ACH Payments:
Student Account payments may be made directly to TCU by debiting your checking account.  There is NO fee for paying by e-Check (ACH). To make an online ACH payment click here.

Mail Payments:  
Student Account payments may be mailed to TCU Financial Services, TCU Box 297077, Fort Worth, TX 76129.

Wire Payments:
Sender must provide the following information to their bank to wire a payment to TCU:

Swift Code:  CHASUS33
ABA Routing  #: 021000021 for JPMorgan Chase Bank
TCU Bank Account #: 1561678663
TCU Account Title: TCU Payments 
Note: Please specify student name and TCU ID number.
Request JPMorgan Chase Bank to FAX  confirmation of payment to TCU (817) 257-7733. 

For additional information or clarification, contact TCU Financial Services (817) 257-7836. 

2013 - 2014 Billing Schedule

Bill Due
07/11/13* 08/01/13
08/11/13 09/01/13
09/11/13 10/01/13
10/11/13 11/01/13
11/11/13 12/01/13
12/11/14* 01/01/14
01/13/14 02/01/14
02/11/14 03/01/14
03/11/14 04/01/14
04/11/14 05/01/14

* Advance Registration Bill. 

Additional Information:

 

Returned Checks

Checks returned to TCU are charged a $20.00 Returned Check Fee.

Returned checks must be redeemed within 10 days.  Cash, cashier’s check, money order or credit card payments can be used to redeem the returned check and fee.

If a student has two returned checks posted to their account in one semester, no checks will be accepted for payment on that account for six months.  Any additional returned checks would result in a permanent check ban.

Refunds

Refunds for non-Title IV credit balances on enrolled student accounts are made only upon written request. 

Please allow one to two weeks for issuance of the check. 

No refunds will be made during the first five days of each semester. 

Credit balances resulting from Title IV funds will be refunded in accordance with federal regulations.

Credits must first be refunded to Credit Card if payment(s) was made with a credit card during the previous 6 months.

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