College of Education Financial Aid

All applications for assistance and scholarships are due in the Graduate Studies office no later than March 1. You can either drop off or email the completed applications as an attachment to l.kimball@tcu.edu

Tuition Assistance Program Application

Our Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) pays one-third to one-half tuition for up to six hours per semester. Award amounts depend on the number of eligible students and the amount of available funds. Applications allow you to apply for the upcoming summer, fall and spring terms. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered only if funds are available.

Deadlines:
March 1 for all Master’s programs
February 1 for all Doctoral programs

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Teaching Assistantships (TA)

Teaching Assistants (TAs) perform work relating to the Teacher-Scholar Model, blending experiences of teaching and scholarship as they assist a faculty member or Graduate Instructor. TAs support core teaching duties within each graduate program such as by monitoring undergraduate laboratories and supporting large lecture sections through attending class, taking attendance, calculating averages, grading exams, monitoring online discussions and providing occasional lectures. TAs may also assist a professor through data collection; proofreading or copyediting written materials; managing correspondence; and/or library, online or field research. These assignments carry a workload of no more than 20 hours per week.

TA duties are primarily related to teaching. TAs are not, however, instructors of record or adjunct faculty and do not carry full responsibility for the courses they assist.

Deadlines:
March 1 for all Master’s programs
February 1 for all Doctoral programs

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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistants (GAs) help with program-related work for a graduate or other awarding unit. GAs are assigned to departments or graduate colleges and directors of academic programs rather than to assist individual faculty or staff members with research or teaching duties.

Research Assistantships

Demonstrating the Student-Scholar Model by offering students the opportunity to participate in faculty-led research projects allows Research Assistants (RAs) to experience the various stages of completing a focused research project. RAs provide research support to designated faculty members through experiment design; data collection; proofreading or copyediting written materials; managing correspondence related to the research project; and/or scheduling, organizing or completing library, online or field research. These appointments are typically funded by grants.  Though they may have the opportunity to participate in courses related to faculty research projects, RAs are not considered teaching support; their duties are primarily research functions.

Scholarships

All graduate students may apply for scholarships. Applications are available on the web, from the Office of Graduate Studies, and via email. Students who receive Teaching Assistantships are not considered for scholarships. Scholarship funds are not used in conjunction with TAP. Students who receive a scholarship are eligible for TAP the semester after they have depleted their scholarship award.

Deadlines:
March 1 for all Master’s programs
February 1 for all Doctoral programs

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Starpoint Associates

Please click here to view the Starpoint description and responsibilities.

Deadlines:
March 1 for all Master’s programs
February 1 for all Doctoral programs

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