Legacy Award ($1,000 per year) is awarded to full time students who are dependents of a TLU alumnus. (Parent must have completed at least 24 credit hours at TLU).
Lutheran Clergy Grant ($1,000 per year) is awarded to full time students who are dependent children of ordained pastors of the Lutheran Church (ELCA, LCMS, WELS, or other) and to the dependent children of others serving on one of the official rosters of the ELCA (AIMS, deaconesses, and diaconal ministers).
Scholastic Advancement Award ($1,000 per year) is awarded to first-generation college students (neither parent attended college) who demonstrate financial need and who earned a 2.5 high school GPA.
George Foundation Award ($1,000 per year) is awarded to full time students who are residents of Fort Bend County, TX who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum SAT score of 950 or ACT score of 20. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for renewal.
Alwine Classen Grant ($1,000 per year) is awarded to full time students who are Texas residents, demonstrate financial need and have a high school GPA of 3.0. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for renewal.
TLU Alumni Recommendation Award (TARA) ($1,000 first year only) - is a non-renewable award given to first year students recommended by an alumnus. The deadline for TARA nominations os March 1, 2012. The TARA Recommendation Form can be accessed via the Alumni and Friends page on the TLU Web site.
Federal Pell Grant eligibility is based on need as determined by the federal government and the funding level approved by Congress. The maximum award for 2012-13 is $5,550.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) funds are available to students who show high financial need and are eligible for the Pell Grant. TLU receives a limited amount of these federal funds each year to award to students.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH) funds are available to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Grants are awarded up to $4,000 per year and can be used to replace the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Students who receive a TEACH Grant but do not complete the required teaching service will be required to repay the grants as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Interest will be charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.
TLU has been approved to offer TEACH Grants effective October 30, 2008. Students who have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program and who plan to teach in Bilingual Education, Math or Science may be eligible to receive the TEACH Grant if they meet the following criteria:
- Scored in the 75th percentile or higher on the SAT or ACT or have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Are a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
- Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS).
- Complete TEACH Grant counseling each academic year.
You can click here
to access our TEACH Grant Fact Sheet and learn more about the required teaching service for this program. You can also visit the TEACH Grant Web site at www.teach-ats.ed.gov
Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) funds are available to Texas residents who are determined to have high financial need. The maximum award for 2011-12 is $3,518. To be eligible for renewal of this grant, you must complete at least 24 credit hours per year and must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5.
5th Year Accounting Scholarship
funds are available to students enrolled in Texas colleges and universities who have completed at least 120 hours of course work, including at least 15 semester credit hours of accounting, and who plan to take the CPA exam. The maximum award for 2011-12 is $5,000. Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements and be enrolled at east half time to receive this award. Click here
for more information on this scholarship.
Large state schools with thousands of students aren’t for everyone. Now you can choose a small, quality private university for the same cost as UT-Austin or Texas A&M-College Station.
If you’ve been accepted to either of these schools and TLU, you are eligible to receive the CHOICE scholarship and attend TLU at the same cost!
How does this scholarship work?
We take the cost of attendance (COA) at TLU, subtract the COA at Texas A&M-College Station or UT-Austin and give you the CHOICE scholarship, equal to the difference!
Who is eligible for a CHOICE scholarship?
Any first-time, full-time freshman or transfer student accepted to either Texas A&M-College Station or UT-Austin, and TLU.
What’s the deadline?
FRESHMEN: Before March 1 (for Fall)
TRANSFERS: Before June 1 (for Fall); Dec. 1 (for Spring)
Is it too late to apply to TLU?
Since TLU operates on a rolling admissions policy, it may not be too late to apply. If I qualify for the TLU CHOICE Scholarship, can I still receive Financial Aid?
Yes, but you have to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Then you will be awarded any additional state or federal aid for which you are eligible.
Is the scholarship renewable?
The CHOICE scholarship is renewable for an additional three years for freshmen and an additional two years for transfer students, as long as the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
For more information about the TLU CHOICE Scholarship, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at 800-771-8521.
|Lutheran Advantage Scholarship|
TLU provides an educational experience that addresses the whole person – body, mind, and spirit while building on the Lutheran ideals of vocation and service. The TLU Lutheran Advantage Scholarship is designed to offer highly qualified Lutheran students the opportunity to continue their education in a challenging and nurturing faith-based environment.
Any Lutheran first-time, full-time freshman accepted for admission by June 1 or Lutheran first-time transfer student accepted by July 1 will be considered for the scholarship.
- Applicants should list church affiliation on the admissions application. The scholarship is renewable for up to an additional three years, provided the student maintains a 2.5 GPA.
- The Lutheran Advantage Scholarship is awarded in three levels based on academic criteria.
- Awards for freshmen applicants range up to $14,500 per year.
- For transfer applicants, the range is up to $10,500 per year.
- The Lutheran Advantage Scholarship may not be combined with academic distinction or academic honors scholarships, but may be awarded in addition to performance and participation awards.
Students must be accepted at TLU in order to be considered for a scholarship and must enroll full time in order to receive and renew the award.
Scholarships at Texas Lutheran University are counted as aid received in need-based financial aid packages. Grant and scholarship aid (federal, state and external) when combined with TLU awards may not exceed the cost of attendance for the year you are applying.
Students are limited to one Academic Distinction Scholarship (except National Merit and Janota Scholarships). Academic Distinction, Performance and Participation Awards in combination, where applicable, may not exceed the cost of full time tuition for the year you are applying for aid.
Students receiving Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 veteran's benefits that pay 100% of tuition are not eligible to receive any of the TLU scholarships listed on this page.
Freshman Academic Distinction Scholarships
Freshman Academic Honors Scholarships
Presidential Award for Leadership and Service (PALS)
Transfer Academic Scholarships
|Federal Loan Programs|
Effective January 1, 2010 - All new loans processed after or with a first disbursement date after January 1, 2010 will be processed through the Federal Direct Loan program. This will not affect current TLU students who graduated in May or August 2010.
Students currently enrolled at TLU will need to complete a Federal Direct Stafford Loan MPN before loan funds will be disbursed for fall 2012. Students and parents who have already completed a Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) do not need to complete a new MPN for TLU.
Federal loan programs are loans offered at low interest rates that allow students to borrow funds to pay their educational expenses. Repayment of these loans begins six to nine months after the student graduates or drops below half-time (6 credit hours) enrollment.
|Parent Loans|Federal Direct PLUS Loans
are available to parents who have a dependent child in college. Individual eligibility is determined by subtracting all financial aid awards for the academic year from the cost of attendance. Financial need is not a requirement but parents must complete the FAFSA before applying for this loan. Parents must apply and be credit approved for this loan each year. Credit approvals are valid for 90 days. For loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2008, the interest rate is fixed at 7.9 percent. An origination fee of 4% is deducted from the loan before funds are disbursed. Repayment begins within 60 days of the final disbursement for the academic year unless the parent has requested a deferment until the student graduates.
Beginning May 2012 for the 2012-13 academic year, parents may apply for the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan at www.studentloans.gov
. Sign in using your FAFSA PIN to complete the process to request a Direct PLUS Loan. Once you are approved, you will be able to electronically sign your MPN.
Non-federal loans are available for students. These loans generally require the borrower to be credit worthy or have a credit worthy co-borrower and usually do not have as favorable interest rates as the federal programs. Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA and apply for federal loans before applying for private loans. For more information, visit the Office of Financial Aid. Private Loan Lender Links
|Loan Counseling & Repayment|
Access entrance and exit counseling links for Stafford and Perkins loans at MY.TLU.EDU
Federal Direct Stafford Loans
will go into repayment six (6) months after graduation or the student falls below half-time enrollment status. These loans are repaid to the lender chosen by the student at the time the loan was originated, or its assignee. Stafford Loan repayment options
.Federal Perkins Loans
will go into repayment nine (9) months after graduation or the student falls below half-time enrollment status. These loans are repaid to TLU through our Perkins Loan servicer, ACS. More information on Perkins Loan repayment
Learn more about the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
|For additional Financial Aid documents and forms, visit MY.TLU.EDU.|
- Residency Forms
- Tax Return Request Forms
- Loan Acceptance/Decrease Forms
- Aid addendums