Cost of Attendance

2019-2020 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition (Undergraduate) $15,275 $30,550
Student Services Fee  $200 $400
Residence Hall 
Traditional Residence Hall with Roommate
$2,935 $5,870
Meal Plan
Standard meal plan, 15 meals per week
$2,285 $4,570
Total $20,650 $41,300


Tuition and Fees - The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical student based on enrolling for 30 hours per year (i.e., two semesters at 12-18 hours per semester). The actual costs that a student incurs may vary depending on the student's degree or certificate program.

Residence Hall Room and Meal Plan - An estimate of the cost of living in a traditional residence hall with a standard meal plan. See the Summary of Charges page for additional housing and meal plan options and cost information.

Books - The average cost of books is $500 per semester ($1000 per year). The cost varies based on the type and amount of classes taken during the semester. While books are an expense, they are NOT included on the student's bill.

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Estimated Costs to Attend TLU:

Choose the correct response Academic Year Per Semester
Undergraduate Tuition (enter planned enrollment status)
Student Services Fee  
Room (assumes double occupancy in Residence Hall Rooms)
Meal Plan
Optional Charges such as private music lessons, lab fees,
Aviation Fees, etc.
Estimated Total Charges to Student Account


Scholarships & Grants

Use your financial aid award letter to complete the following information

Academic Year Per Semester
Academic Scholarship (PACE, AES, etc.)
Other TLU Scholarships/Grants
Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)
Pell Grant
Outside Scholarships
Total Scholarships & Grants

Estimated Balance
(Estimated Charges less Scholarships & Grants)


Student Loans

If you were offered student loans, please enter in the spaces provided below the amount you wish to borrow.*
Academic Year Per Semester
Federal Direct Loan - Subsidized
Federal Direct Loan - Unsubsidized
Federal Perkins Loan
Total Loans

Estimated Balance Due
(Estimated Charges Less Scholarships, Grants & Loans*)
*Negative amounts indicate a credit balance which will be refunded to the student after the 12th class day each semester.  Positive amounts indicate a balance due.


Financing Options

If you have a balance due, you can choose one or more of the financing options listed below.  For example, you can borrow 50% through a Parent PLUS loan and either pay the rest in full or through a payment plan.  Note: Tuition, fees, room and board are charged on a semester basis. Preliminary bills showing actual charges are sent to students in July for the fall semester and December for the spring semester.  Academic year amounts are provided below so that you can determine the amount of loan(s) you may want to borrow.
  Academic Year Per Semester

Option 1: Payment in Full

Option 2: Payment Plan

TLU offers a payment plan option for the students and parents who need to split the balance due each semester over several months. Payment plans are calculated by semester. The monthly payment plan is subject to a $50 fee.
Fall/Spring Per Semester
First Payment Due August 4/January 3
Second Payment Due September 15/February 15
Third Payment Due October 16/March 15
Fourth Payment Due November 15/April 16


Option 3: Parent/Graduate PLUS Loan

Parent PLUS Loan - for parents of undergraduate students
Graduate PLUS Loan - for graduate students

The amounts shown here reflect the amount you need to borrow to pay the balance due. The amount to borrow is larger than the amount due as a fee of 4.292% is charged by the U.S. Department of Education on all PLUS loans. If you wish to borrow the cost of books, add an estimated $475 per semester to the total amount that you borrow. We recommend that you borrow for the amount needed for the academic year to avoid having to apply for the loan multiple times during the year.


Option 4: Alternative Loans

The amounts shown here reflect the amount you may need to borrow to pay the balance due. Before borrowing, review the fees and conditions of the loan. Based on the amount of fees that a lender charges up front, you may need to borrow more than the amount shown. If you wish to borrow for the cost of books, add an estimated $475 per semester to the total you borrow. We recommend that you borrow first from the Federal Direct Loan programs before borrowing from alternative loan programs. We also recommend that you borrow the amount needed for the academic year to avoid having to apply for the loan multiple times during the year.

*Loan amounts are reduced by loan origination fees of 1.073% for Federal Direct Loans and 4.292% for PLUS loans. These fees are subject to change based on congressional action.

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