Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

The College of Education has three types of financial assistance (see below). All applications for assistance and scholarships are due in the Graduate Studies office no later than March 1st to be considered for the upcoming academic year. You can either drop off or email the completed applications as an attachment to Funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served base to degree seeking graduate students. Contact Lori Kimball for any questions regarding financial assistance.

Lori Kimball
Academic Program Specialist

Our TAP pays one-third to one-half tuition for up to 6 hours per semester. Award amounts depend on the number of eligible students and the amount of available funds, therefore TAP awards may vary from year to year. Applications allow you to apply for the upcoming summer, fall and spring terms. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered only if funds are available.
Funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served base to degree seeking graduate students.

TAP Application Form

Teaching Assistantships are awarded to augment a student’s graduate studies. Teaching Assistants provide support to professors or College of Education projects. These activities may include teaching, tutoring, grading, preparing materials for class, etc. The Teaching Assistant may also provide support for activities undertaken by the professor directly related to becoming better at the profession. These activities may include data collection and entry, data analysis, observation, library research, preparation of materials, helping to organize a conference or publish a journal. The College of Education offers two types of Teaching Assistantships, the TA and TAS. The TA is an award of 7 to 9 hours tuition during fall and spring semesters in exchange for 8 to 10 hours of work per week to a COE faculty member or project. The TAS is an award of 7 to 9 hours tuition and a stipend during fall and spring semesters.  The TAS student assists faculty or projects 20 hours per week.

TA Application Form

All graduate students may apply for scholarships. Scholarship applications are available on the web, from the Office of Graduate Studies, and via email. Students who receive Teaching Assistantships are not considered for scholarships. Scholarship funds are not used in conjunction with TAP. Students who receive a scholarship are eligible for TAP the semester after they have depleted their scholarship award.
Deadlines: March 1

Scholarship Form

Starpoint Associate

This scholarship is offered as a two year appointment at the Starpoint school located on the TCU campus. This is a 20 hour a week commitment for the first year and a full-time commitment during the second year. Contact Lori Kimball in the Graduate Studies office for additional information or click on the link below to see all requirements.

Starpoint Associate requirements

Starpoint Associate Application Form

KinderFrogs Associate

This scholarship is offered as a two year appointment at the KinderFrogs school located on the TCU campus. This is a 20 hour a week commitment for two years and consists of co-teaching in a classroom that specializes in teaching students with Down syndrome. Contact Marilyn Tolbert at KinderFrogs School for additional information, 817-257-6828.

Lay Williams Scholarship in Special Education

This scholarship is available for new graduate students accepted into the Special Education program and is new to Texas Christian University. The student must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA, demonstrate the ability to teach students with diverse backgrounds and skills, have a depth of content and pedagogical knowledge as well as excellence in planning and delivering instructions. Potential applicants can apply through the graduate office in the College of Education. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation, submit a 500-word narrative describing reasons for pursuing a master’s degree, and submit undergraduate transcripts.

Laura Lee Crane Scholarship

M. J. Neeley along with colleagues and friends of Ms. Crane established this scholarship in 1991 at the time of Ms. Crane’s retirement from TCU. Ms. Crane joined the TCU faculty as an instructor in the Speech Communication Department in 1962, she moved to the Starpoint School faculty in 1966, earned her Master of Arts degree in 1968, and served as the director of Starpoint from 1972 to 1990. Ms. Crane deeply impacted the community with her contributions. The scholarship benefits full-time graduate students studying special education.