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Veterans at TCC

          TCC proudly honors our veterans by participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program. This program is essentially an agreement between the VA and a private school whose expenses exceed the allotted in state tuition annual amount which is currently capped at $17,500 for 2013. For the remainder of annual tuition, the school agrees to pay a portion and the VA agrees to match it. This agreement is renewed every year in order to account for tuition increases. Because we participate in this program to the fullest possible extent, eligible veterans may have 100% of their annual tuition covered by the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program.
          Unlike many other schools, we do not limit the number of veterans who will be enrolled in the Yellow Ribbon Program. You have served for us, we will serve for you!

          In order to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, you must be either: a Veteran receiving benefits at the 100% benefit rate, a transfer-of-entitlement-eligible dependent child, or spouse of a Veteran. You must also be receiving benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. In order to qualify for this you must make an irrevocable choice to switch from the Montgomery GI Bill. Please read the information provided by the VA at so that you may make the choice that gives you the greatest benefit.

          Additionally, the Post 9/11 GI Bill entitles the Veteran to a $1000 annual book stipend as well as Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at the E-5 with dependent rate for 36 months. As of 2013, the BAH rate for Pasadena is $1623 per month.

          To apply for GI Bill benefits and to get your Certificate of Eligibility, please fill out the VONAPP application at we will need your Certificate of Eligibility to assess your level of benefits and is included in your application paperwork. Also, the VA may take some time to process your application (up to a few months), take this into consideration when gathering your application paperwork so that it will not impact your anticipated starting date.

Application steps:

1. Fill out the online TCC application
            a. Fill out your FAFSA with all schools you are considering
            b. Get your Certificate of Eligibility and fill out your VONAPP

2. Send in your previous transcripts

3. Send in a copy of your DD-214, replacements can be ordered at

         We have accommodated all types of students who are Veterans or related to Veterans and using their benefits whether it be the GI Bill, REAP or Vocational Rehabilitation. We have an experienced team in financial aid that can help you navigate the VA and their programs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your admissions representative or Arthur Goudeau in the financial aid office at . Furthermore, many frequently asked questions may be resolved by information provided on the official GI Bill website at

Benifical Links:

VA official GI Bill Website :
VONNAPP (Veterans On Line Application) :
BAH calculator: zip code 77505:
Todays GI Bill:
DD-214 replacements

Verification & Forms

Verification is a process through which Financial Aid verifies the information you reported on your FAFSA. Federal regulations require all institutions to perform verification on a percentage of applicants who file for financial aid. Applicants are randomly selected for verification. If you are chosen for verification, documents will be requested through the Financial Aid Office.

If you are selected for verification you will be required to submit the following items.

2014 - 2015 Academic Year

The verification process can delay your aid, so please respond immediately to any requests from our office. If funds were disbursed prior to you being selected for verification, they may be cancelled until your file is complete. Should you fail to submit all required documentation; financial aid will not be awarded and/or disbursed. If there are any discrepancies found by our office, during the verification process, they will be corrected and sent to the Department of Education. Once completed, your financial aid eligibility may be affected. This entire process normally takes 5-7 days from the time the final document is submitted.

Additional Documentation

You may be required to submit additional documentation even though you have not been selected for verification. These documents may relate to citizenship status, veteran status or living status. If requested, please submit the additional documentation immediately to our office to avoid delaying your aid.

Financial Aid Links

NSLDS - National Student Loan Data System

U.S. Department of Education's central database for student loans. Provides cumulative information for each student's federal loans.

FinAid - Smart Guide to Financial Aid

Established as a public service in 1994, the site provides the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.

Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation

One of the largest national student loan guaranty agencies and loan originators / services. Students guaranteed by great lakes can view their account, Make a loan payment online, Browse the personal Financial Management section and more. Also includes a calculators for both student and consolidated loans.

Student Aid on the Web

Provides information from the Department of Education on preparing for and funding education.


Find college financial aid, conduct a scholarship search with the scholarship search engine at FastWeb.

peerTransfer (for International Students bank transfers)

TCC has partnered with peerTransfer to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students.  With peerTransfer, you can pay from any country and any bank.  You are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks.  You will also be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard and an email confirmation will be sent to you when your payment is received by the school.

Tuition & Fees

When it comes to discussing the costs associated with attending Texas Chiropractic College, the emphasis needs to be placed on the idea of value.

The learning and living experience at TCC is something that will pay lifelong dividends—whether it’s a successful DC career, an expansive network of professional colleagues, or an invaluable circle of personal friends. Ask any of our graduates and you will quickly find that these are things that simply transcend price tags.

(If you are an international student, click here to learn more about international bank transfer options for tuition payments)

Schedule of Tuition and Fees
(effective Fall 2014 Trimester)

Full Time BS/DC tuition (12 or more credits) $10,115
Part Time BS/DC tuition per credit hour (1-11.5 credits) $843
Alternative Admission Schedule - Mandated (TR1 and TR2 only) $5,058
Alternative Admission Schedule - Voluntary (for each term over 11 trimesters) $9,197
Course Audit Fee $100 per course
Elective course tuition (per credit hour) TBD per course
Advance tuition deposit $300
Student activity fee (mandatory, nonrefundable) $25
Technology fee (mandatory, nonrefundable) $125
Laboratory Fee, per credit hour $45
Equipment Fee (Tri 1-5) $200
TR1 fee (memberships and one ID card) $80 
Late payment fee on balance (first day of classes) 1%
Late payment fee on balance (first day of second month of trimester) 2% 
Late payment fee on balance (first day of third month of trimester) 3%
Late payment fee on balance (first day of fourth month of trimester) 4%
Late registration fee for BS/DC $75  
DC degree program application fee $50
NSF/returned check fee $25
Transcript copy fee (not issued if delinquent/hold) $5
Replacement ID card fee $5
Photograph/picture fee $5
Make-up examination fee $40/$75*
Graduation fee $75
Replacement diploma fee $75
Diploma copy fee $5
Replacement award certificate fee $25
Advance tuition deposit (nonrefundable if not enrolled) $300
BS degree processing fee (nonrefundable) $150**
Advance standing fee - minimum (one course) $50
Advance standing fee - maximum (two or more courses) $100
Parking violation fee $10

2nd violation


3rd violation


4th violation (and or disciplinary action)


 *  Make-up exams requiring the use of a standardized patient will require the $75 fee.
**  There will be a $50 refund if diploma is not awarded.


Scholarships are made available by a variety of sources, each with its own criteria and deadline. Some scholarships may only be available when funding for a particular year has been provided.

Additionally, there are numerous national scholarships available throughout the year. Please contact the Office of Financial at 281-998-6022 for the most up to date listings.



Texas Chiropractic College Scholarship Information

Types of Scholarships:

For information on TCC scholarships you may contact
Arthur Goedeau at 281-998-6022 or

APPLY NOW for Campuswide Scholarships

APPLY NOW for Faculty Association Scholarships

APPLY NOW for Legacy Scholarships

You may also obtain hard copies of the applications and scholarship listings by visiting the Office of Financial Aid in the Harris Building.



Pathway To Excellence Scholarship Program


The Pathway to Excellence Scholarship is TCC's most prestigious award to incoming students. The Program is offered to entering students and begins with the fall trimester of 2010. Recipients must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above in order to be eligible.

Students who meet the criteria will be awarded $2,000 per trimester for a total of $20,000 over the course of their ten trimester career at TCC. PTE recipients will maintain their award if they achieve a 3.25 grade point average at the end of their third trimester. This means that scholars are guaranteed $6,000 awards. After the third trimester recipients must continuously maintain a 3.25 minimum grade point average throughout the remainder of the ten trimester course of study. All entering students with a minimum 3.5 gpa will receive the initial scholarship award.



Academic Honors Award

This one-time $2,000 scholarship is awarded to all incoming students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.25-3.49 in their previous coursework. This program was implemented to complement the College's Pathway to Excellence Program.



Legacy Scholarship

This one-time $1,000 scholarship is awarded to all incoming students whose immediate family member (parent, grandparent, sibling, or child) is an alumni of an accredited chiropractic college. Although a student may have more than one immediate family member that is an alumnus, only one scholarship is awarded per student. In order to fulfill eligibility requirements, an application must be submitted by the deadline.



Students wishing to learn more about Texas Chiropractic College and the Pathway To Excellence Scholarship program, the Academic Honors Award, and the Legacy Scholarship are encouraged to contact the Office of Admission, 1-800-468-6839 (locally 281-998-6007) or