Students and Families

TCU is proud to be part of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) family and works hard to connect with and support the students and families who are part of our Horned Frog community. TCU is committed to the Disciples presence on campus offering financial aid through grants and scholarships given to countless students over the decades. 

Each year over $1.3 million of Disciples and church related aid makes it possible for students not only to get to TCU, but to stay here and graduate with a world-class value centered education. Financial aid for  qualified Disciples students include the Beasley, CYF and Minister’s Dependents Grants, as well as the Religious Leadership Grants open to all students preparing for ministry.

Beasley Foundation Grants
These grants are available for students who meet academic standards and who demonstrate financial eligibility through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Awards vary by individual student needs. Awards are renewable for eight semesters provided the recipient successfully completes 24 hours of credit annually, maintains a minimum TCU cumulative GPA of 2.5, and continues to demonstrate financial eligibility.

Minister’s Dependent Grants
These grants are available for dependents of ordained or licensed ministers with recognized standing in The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). These awards will be in an amount not to exceed one-half tuition and are renewable for a total of eight semesters, provided that the student maintains satisfactory academic progress.

Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF) Grants
These grants are available for regional officers of the Christian Youth Fellowship. These awards will be in an amount not to exceed one-half tuition.  Awards are renewable for a total of eight semesters. Academic requirements for renewal are the same as those for the Beasley Foundation Grant.  The Religious Leadership Grant through the cooperation of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), TCU is able to award financial assistance, regardless of denomination, to students preparing to go into full-time religious leadership. The recognized leader and the board (or governing body) of the applicant’s home religious organization must certify the applicant as a member in good standing and as a candidate for full-time religious leadership. They are required to major in religion or church music.  Awards will be in an amount not to exceed one-half tuition for up to 18 hours per semester. Awards are renewable for up to eight semesters. Minimum renewal requirements are a 2.5 TCU cumulative GPA and successful completion of at least 24 hours during the academic year. Priority will be given to applications received by May 1 each year. All awards are contingent upon admission to the University. The FAFSA is available from high school counselors or online at on October 1. Those planning to enter TCU in the Fall should submit the FAFSA to the processor by the February 1 financial aid priority deadline. Entering first-year and transfer students seeking DOC financial aid must also submit the CSS PROFILE.

For more details, please visit , email or call 817-257-7490.

Once a Horned Frog, the support continues through TCU’s Disciples Campus Ministry, also known as “DOC.”

Directly tied to our denominational call to be a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world, DOC is committed to 4 key principles:

  • Create community: we foster real relationships marked by curiosity, authenticity, and vulnerability.
  • Strive for justice:  We love all people and advocate for the vulnerable and mistreated.
  • Always Inclusive: We welcome all to Jesus’ table as He has so freely welcomed us.
  • Find Joy: We cultivate peace and happiness in one another and the world around us.

For more information on Disciples on Campus, follow us on instagram: @tcu_doc or email