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Tuition & Costs

TLU offers generous academic scholarships ranging from $20,000 per year to $25,000 per year, and your application for admission also serves as your scholarship application.

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  • Cost of Attendance (COA) - The COA is an estimate of a student’s educational expenses (tuition, room, board/meals, supplies, books, and other expenses) for the year. The COA allows a student to prepare for the cost of attending an institution. The COA is different than what will appear on a billing statement. The billing statement will show only direct charges or the charge that a student is expected to pay each year, which includes tuition, room and board (if the student is living on campus and/or purchases a meal plan), and student activity and technology fees.
  • Tuition and Fees - The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical undergraduate 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.
  • 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.

Lower Your College Costs - Financial Aid at TLU

How Can I Receive Financial Aid from TLU?

Over 95% of our students receive scholarships or need-based financial aid such as federal, state, and institutional grants, federal work-study, and federal loans. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at and enter TLU's code 003641 to send your FAFSA to TLU. When TLU receives your FAFSA information from the U.S. Department of Education, we will provide you with your financial aid offer, which will include all of the institutional, state, and federal aid you qualify to receive.

When Can I Expect a Financial Aid Offer from TLU?

Traditionally, financial aid offers are sent to new students in November prior to the incoming fall semester. However, the financial aid timeline for the Fall 2024 semester has been delayed due to the overhaul and revision of the FAFSA. The U.S. Department of Education announced on January 30, 2024, that they will not be sending student financial aid data from completed FAFSAs to colleges and universities, including TLU, until late March. TLU, and other institutions, use FAFSA data to prepare your financial aid offer, which provides the total financial aid you qualify to receive. At this time, TLU is estimating that financial aid offers will be sent to students beginning in April 2024. Updated 2/5/2024.

What Should I Do to Ensure I Am Considered for Financial Aid?

TLU encourages all students, returning and incoming, to complete the FAFSA at for the 2024-2025 academic year. The FAFSA opened on December 31, 2023.

If you are a newly admitted student for Fall 2024, you are eligible to receive an Estimated Net Cost Summary reflecting your potential out-of-pocket costs for TLU with TLU's SAI Calculator. To receive your Estimated Net Cost Summary, please complete the Estimated Net Cost Summary Form on your Student Status page. You will be asked to log in to your Student Status page and must have gained admission for Fall 2024 to access the form.

Note: TLU's SAI Calculator tool is for newly admitted students only and does not replace the FAFSA form. All students, returning and incoming, should complete the FAFSA for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Use Our Calculator to Estimate Your Cost of Attendance

Use our customized Net Price Calculator to help you and your family estimate your financial aid options at TLU. Make sure you complete the entire process to ensure the best possible results.

Net Price Calculator

Payment Options

Payments can be made on the student portal MyTLU (login required) and in-person at the Student Financial Services office, located in the Beck Center. TLU accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.

Option I: Payment in Full

Full payment is due by August 2 or a designated date for late registrants. After total financial aid is subtracted from charges, any remaining balance must be paid out-of-pocket if this option is being selected.

Option II: Payment Plan

Payment of the net balance after all proceeds from financial aid have been applied may be made in four installments per semester as outlined below:

Percent of Net Semester BalanceFall 2024Spring 2025
Payment 140%Aug. 1Jan. 2
Payment 220%Sep. 15Feb. 15
Payment 320%Oct. 15March 15
Payment 420%Nov. 15April 15

Monthly Payment Plan is subject to a $50 fee.

Option III: PLUS & Alternative Loans

PLUS Loans are available for parents of dependent students as well as graduate students. Alternative loans are available for students (including international and DACA students) and parents, and some are available to other individuals willing to borrow for a student.

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Student Financial Services

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