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 your proof of meningitis vaccination through your Student Health Form. You may access the Student Health Form using the link on your Student Status Page. Students must get the vaccine at least 10 days before the semester begins (August 17, 2019 to August 17, 2024 for Fall 2024 applicants).
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.
Complete the New Student Registration Form (NSRF)
The NSRF, available in the spring, is a form that asks questions about your academic interests and is utilized to create a personalized course schedule for your first semester at TLU. Please complete the entire form as accurately as possible.
A link to the NSRF will be posted to your Student Status Page once it becomes available. If you need to make changes or have questions about the form, email email@example.com. Your course schedule will become available in early summer.
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.
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 in December for the 2024-2025 award year. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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