Next Steps for Admitted Students
We’ve created a checklist of next steps for you to ensure a smooth transition to life as a TLU Bulldog
Enrollment Checklist for Admitted Students
Submit Your Enrollment Deposit
Submit your nonrefundable $400 enrollment deposit by May 1. The enrollment deposit can be paid on your student status page.
Proof of Meningitis Vaccination
Submit proof of administered meningitis vaccine between August 12, 2018 to August 12, 2023 for fall 2023 applicants one of two ways:
- Email a PDF copy of the documentation to email@example.com
- Upload on the form sent to you by email upon admission.
Complete the New Student Registration Form (NSRF)
The NSRF is a form on MyTLU that asks questions about your academic interests so an academic adviser can prepare a personalized course schedule for your first semester at TLU. It will be available on MyTLU beginning in mid-April 2023 for Fall 2023 applicants. Please complete the entire form as accurately as possible. If you need to make changes or have questions about the form, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply for Housing or Commuter Status and Select a Meal Plan
The application for on-campus housing and the housing contract is available on MyTLU beginning Feb. 1 at 9:00am. If you plan to live off campus, the off-campus application form is on MyTLU and supporting documentation (letter, utility bill) may be required. All full-time students are required to live in TLU housing unless they meet one of the following criteria:
- 21 years of age or older at the beginning of the fall semester
- Have lived on a college or university campus for a minimum of four semesters
- Plan to commute from the student’s permanent residence (parent or guardian) that is within a 30-mile radius of the TLU campus
Selecting a meal plan is part of the housing sign-up process, so you’ll do both at the same time through MyTLU. There are four meal plans to choose from – A, B, C, and D. The Bulldog Bound brochure in your acceptance packet provides more information about meal plans or visit tlu.sodexomyway.com for more information about campus dining.
Register for Bulldog Basics
Bulldog Basics is an optional event for deposited students during the summer. It provides opportunities for students to tie up any loose ends before arriving on campus in the fall.
Bulldog Basics will be held in Summer 2023. Details about this event, as well as registration information, will be coming soon.
Financial Aid Checklist for Admitted Students
Complete the FAFSA
Students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. The application opens on Oct. 1. Be sure to include TLU’s school code on your FAFSA: 003641.
Receive Your Financial Aid Award Offer
After you have been accepted to TLU and Student Financial Services (SFS) receives your FAFSA, you will receive emails from Admissions and SFS with instructions on how to view your financial aid offer letter on MyTLU. If you have questions about how to find your offer letter, contact your admissions representative and they will assist you.
Complete All Required Financial Aid Documents
Along with your financial aid package, you will receive a checklist of documents that must be completed to finalize your financial aid file and to ensure disbursement of funds. Please note that each year some students are randomly selected by the U.S. Department of Education for verification of their FAFSA. If you are selected for verification, additional documentation may be required. All financial aid documents must be completed prior to move-in.
Pay Tuition and Fees
Students will receive a bill before the beginning of each semester. TLU has two payment options: Payment in Full or a Monthly Payment Plan. For the payment plan, a payment of 40% is due before the beginning of each semester followed by three monthly installments of 20% each. There is a $50 payment plan fee for each semester.
Contact Student Financial Services with Questions
Our Financial Aid counselors are here to help so please contact them at 830-372-8010 or email@example.com.
Texas Lutheran University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. David Ortiz, Title IX Coordinator, 830-372-8011. Click here for further information on notice of non-discrimination and the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or, call 1-800-421-3481.