This page has been created to fulfill the disclosure requirements under Title IV. Federal regulations require Institutions participating in financial aid programs to disclose specified information to all prospective students, current students and employees.
General Institutional Information
The names of associations, agencies, and/or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the school and its programs:
View for all locations here.
To receive a copy of TIU’s accreditation, licensure or approval documentation, please contact the Student Financial Services office in writing at [email protected].
Student Completion/Graduation/Transfer Out rates (view here)
TIU Faculty Members
Teacher Preparation Program Report – Title II (view here)
The degree programs, training, and other education offered at all locations (view here)
School policies on transfer of credit, including the criteria it uses regarding the transfer of credit earned at another school:
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations: Students that are convicted for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV, HEA program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession of sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study study assistance (HEA Sec.484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1))
Student Rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html – U.S. Department of Education Website
Health Services – School policies regarding all vaccinations:
Student Development/Student Services/Disability Services:
Voter Registration – Illinois Voter Registration Information and Application:
For more information, please contact our Campus Safety office at (847) 317-6400 or [email protected]
Information for crime victims about disciplinary proceedings may be provided upon written request to alleged victim of any crime of violence or a nonforcible sex offense, the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the institution against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime of offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, the information shall be provided, upon request, to the next of kin of the alleged victims. This provision applies to any disciplinary proceeding conduced by an institution on or after August 14, 2009.
Disclosure of campus security policies to include immediate emergency response and evacuation procedures including the use of electronic and cellular communication; procedures to immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or staff occurring on the campus. See information below:
Intercollegiate Athletic Program and Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act):
Equity in Athletics – U.S. Department of Education Website
TIU Equity in Athletics Report (provide link to pdf: http://tiutrojans.com/documents/2014/10/9/EADA_data_DRAFT_1314.pdf)
General Financial Aid Information
Costs: The costs of attending the school (tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and applicable transportation costs, such as commuting) and any additional costs of the program in which the student is enrolled or has expressed an interest:
The need-based and non-need-based federal, state and institutional financial aid that is available to students, financial aid steps required, and how funds are distributed to students:
The terms and conditions under which students receive Direct Loans and Perkins Loans:
Please visit the student aid website for detailed information: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans
Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards Required for Financial Aid (link to each 15-16 catalogs):
A statement of the requirements for the return of FSA funds when a student withdraws from school, information about any refund policy with which the school must comply, and the requirements for officially withdrawing from the school:
Return to Title IV Funds Policy
Enrollment in Study Abroad Programs – Financial Aid Eligibility:
If you enroll in a study abroad program approved for credit by TIU, those credits can be considered as enrollment in TIU for purposes of applying for federal student aid. To apply for federal aid, a student must submit a FAFSA at: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please contact the TIU Student Financial Services office at [email protected] for additional information.
Student Body Diversity/Pell Grant Recipients
Information on student body diversity in the categories of gender and ethnicity of enrolled, full-time students who receive Federal Pell Grants (PDF Download)
Verification is a process of documenting the FAFSA data:
Up to 30% of applications are selected at each school by the Department of Education. A student whose FAFSA is selected for this process cannot receive any federal or state aid until the verification is completed. If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the Department of Education, the Student Financial Services Office will provide you with documents explaining the procedures.
For more information regarding verification, please see: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/next-steps#verification.
A private/alternative loan is a variable-interest, credit-based loan taken out under the student’s name. Depending on a student’s credit history, many students will need a parent co-signature, which could impact the parents’ credit report. This loan type has variable interest rates that could change monthly or quarterly. Most do not have an interest rate cap. Repayment generally begins six months after the student graduates or if the student drops below half-time status. You can read further about private/alternative loan options by visiting the website of the lender of your choice or by checking our list of TIU historical lenders.
Self-Certification Forms are generally available from the private/alternative loan lender. They are also available upon request from the TIU Student Financial Services Office.
The rights and responsibilities of students receiving aid:
Please see the Federal Student Aid website for detailed information regarding student aid rights and responsibilities: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/
The terms and conditions of any employment that is part of the financial aid package:
The terms of, the schedules for, and the necessity of loan repayment and required loan entrance (first-time borrowers) and exit counseling, and terms and conditions under which student loan deferments may be requested:
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Information for all students/parents who enter into an agreement regarding a Title IV, HEA (DIRECT or DIRECT PLUS) loan:
Loan information will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized uses of the data system.
Who to contact for financial aid disclosure and general financial aid information:
Deerfield Campus: Student Financial Services
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (847) 317-8060
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Who to contact for general school issues:
Deerfield Campus: TIU Switchboard (847) 945-8800
Florida Campus: Front Desk (954) 382-6442
Trinity International University strives to provide a high quality education, consistent with our mission of educating men and women for faithful participation in God’s redemptive work in the world by cultivating academic excellence, Christian fidelity, and lifelong learning. If concerns arise regarding grades, interpretation of policies, and/or other matters, students should follow the appropriate appeal process, as outlined in their school’s catalog (for academic matters) or student handbook. Questions about finances or fees should be addressed to the Student Financial Services office.
If a concern cannot be resolved through the aforementioned processes, the student may make a formal complaint to the appropriate Dean’s office. Formal complaints should be addressed in writing, and be dated and signed. If resolution cannot be reached with the dean, the student may choose to submit the formal complaint to the Provost/Chief Academic Officer or the university president.
Illinois Campuses (Deerfield, Dolton)
If a student has exhausted all avenues of resolution as outlined above within the university and the complaint cannot be resolved, the student may file a complaint with the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) or with the university’s accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission.
Florida Regional Center
If a student has exhausted all avenues of resolution as outlined above within the university and the complaint cannot be resolved, the student may file a complaint with the Commission for Independent Education or with the university’s accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission.
Trinity Law School/California Regional Center
If a student has exhausted all avenues of resolution as outlined above within the university and the complaint cannot be resolved, the student may file a complaint with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education or with the university’s accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission.
Online or Distance Education Complaint Resolution
Students enrolled in distance education/online classes should follow the institutional complaint resolution process as outlined above. If all avenues of resolution within the university have been exhausted and the complaint cannot be resolved, the student may contact the university’s accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission, or the appropriate state agency for the student’s state of residence. State agency details can be found by clicking the relevant state below.