A college education is an important investment in your future. Since many types of financial assistance require planning and applications, we recommend you begin the process early.
Tyler offers several payment options including:
If you are applying for financial aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using Tyler's FAFSA code: 004004. You can apply as early as October for the next academic year and applying early can help you qualify for the maximum amount of aid.
Keep in mind that your tuition must be paid by the listed deadlines or you will be dropped from your classes.
Learn more about payment options.
1. myTyler and Navigate
Once your application is received, you will receive your login credentials for our student portal, myTyler.
With just one login, myTyler gives you access to Canvas for your online coursework, Navigate Student, your Tyler student Gmail account, and our Student Information System (SIS), where you can access your financial aid information, make online payments and register for classes. Set up your myTyler account as soon as possible; if you need assistance, contact our Help Hub. Please note that your Navigate Student and Tyler Gmail accounts will not be immediately available when your account is set up.
Once you are in myTyler, set up Navigate Student, a free online tool and mobile app that acts as your personal guide to Tyler. Use Navigate Student to connect to your faculty advisor, stay up to date on your next steps, plan your schedule each semester and see your academic progress. After you activate your myTyler account, it can take up to 24 hours for Navigate Student to become available.
2. New Student Orientation
Orientation is a great way to get familiar with campus, learn about resources that can help you succeed and meet future classmates. We offer two options to fulfill this important, mandatory requirement:
3. Determine your readiness for college-level math and English.
You should schedule an appointment with the Advising Center to determine your placement in math and English courses. The following information may assist your advisor with placing you:
Transcript(s) or score(s) can also be emailed to Admissions and Records. Staff will review your materials and post any exemptions in SIS within 48 hours.
1. Tyler offers several tools and services to help with planning your class schedule:
Once you are ready to register for classes, log in to myTyler and add classes through the Student Information System.
Know which classes you want to take but need additional assistance with registration? Email the Admissions and Records Office for assistance.
Non-degree seeking students who want to enroll in a class and transfer it back to their home college or university may need to provide a Transient Form before enrolling.
2. Get Your Books
Students who have their textbooks on the first day of class are more likely to get better grades and complete their courses. So be prepared! Order online.
Using financial aid? See when you can charge books and supplies to financial aid.
Concerned about costs? Options like used books, rented books, digital textbooks and open educational resources (OER) courses, if available, can save you money.
1. Student ID
At the start of your first semester, you’ll want to get your student ID from our Student Activities Office. Your ID gives you access to printing and checking out books at the campus library, as well as access to campus gyms, when they reopen. You may also be able to use your ID to receive discounts at local businesses.
2. Academic Support
Be sure to visit the campus library for research materials and support and the Academic Resource Center for assistance with time management, study skills and tutoring in specific subjects. We also offer open computer labs you can use for your online classes, technology loans in the library, and our tech tools page, which helps you understand common online tools like Canvas and Zoom. There’s even a way to test-drive an online class to see if online learning is a good fit for you!
3. Stay Informed
Check your college email regularly and keep your mobile number up to date in the Student Information Center in myTyler. We’ll share important information and resources through texts and emails.
Sign up for Tyler Alert to receive text and email notifications of emergency situations and of closings and delays due to inclement weather.
4. Get Involved
Connect with other students through the Student Activities Office. Student Activities supports 30+ student clubs and organizations, campus events, intramural sports and more.