Table of Contents
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
- Student Outcomes
- Financial Aid
- Teacher Preparation Program
- Health and Safety
- Voter Registration
- Athletic Program
- Complaint Resolution
- View the names of associations, agencies, and/or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the school and its programs
- To receive a copy of TIU’s accreditation, licensure or approval documentation, please contact the Student Financial Services office in writing at [email protected]
TIU faculty members:
- View the degree programs, training, and other education offered at all locations:
Policies on transfer credit:
- To view the school policies on transfer of credit, including the criteria it uses regarding the transfer of credit earned at another school, click your location beneath:
- Trinity College
- Law School
- To view the total costs of attending the school (tuition and fees; books and supplies; room and board; applicable transportation costs, like commuting) and any additional costs of the program in which the student is enrolled or has expressed an interest, click your location beneath:
- Trinity College
- Law School
Student success rates:
- Trinity College
- Law School
Overview of financial aid:
- To view 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, visit the Financial Assistance section of our University catalog
Information on loans:
Financial aid requirements:
- To view Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards Required for Financial Aid, visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress page of our University catalog.
Tuition refund policies:
- To view important information regarding 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, visit the Tuition Refund Policy section of our University catalog.
- Download our Return to Title IV Funds Policy.
Federal aid eligibility for study abroad programs:
- 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 here. Please contact the TIU Student Financial Services office at [email protected] for additional information.
Student body diversity information for Pell Grants:
- View a PDF of information on student body diversity in the categories of gender and ethnicity of enrolled, full-time students who receive Federal Pell Grants
If you are selected for “Verification” by FAFSA:
- Up to 30% of applications are selected at each school by the Department of Education for verification. 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. View information regarding verification here.
Private (alternative) loan information:
- View full information of private education loans here
- 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.
- View the TIU Code of Conduct for student loans.
Rights and responsibilities for state financial aid:
Rights and responsibilities for federal financial aid:
- Please see the Federal Student Aid website for detailed information regarding student aid rights and responsibilities.
- View details on how and when financial aid will be disbursed.
Terms and conditions of employment-based financial aid:
- View the terms and conditions of any employment that is part of the financial aid package for all locations
Detailed loan information:
- To view 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, click the links beneath:
- National Student Loan Data System
- My Great Lakes
- Federal Student Aid
- Federal Student Aid: Repaying Loans
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) information
Please note that loan information for students/parents who enter into an agreement regarding Title IV, HEA (Direct or Direct PLUS) will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users 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) 317-4200
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Who to contact for general school issues:
Teacher Preparation Program Report:
Drug and Alcohol Abuse:
- 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)).
- View the effects of drug convictions on Title IV financial aid eligibility here.
Student Rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):
School policies regarding all vaccinations:
Student Development, Student Services, and Disability Services:
- View Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan
- View annual Security and Fire Reports and Crime Logs (also available on myTIU)
- How to report crimes on campus: The University relies on every community member to contribute to safety and security on campus by reporting crime and suspicious activities in a timely manner, and by using common sense when going about daily activities. Employees and students can report crimes in the following ways:
- Cell phones: 911
- Campus phones: x6400 or 9-911
- Campus Security: 847-317-6400
- Student Life: 847-317-4063
- Human Resources: 847-317-7082
- For more information, please contact our Campus Safety office at 847-317-6400 or [email protected].
Illinois Voter Registration materials:
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Survey & Report:
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) requires co-educational postsecondary institutions that participate in a Title IV federal student aid program and offer an intercollegiate athletic program to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men’s and women’s teams. The Department will use this information in preparing its required report to the Congress on gender equity in intercollegiate athletics. EADA is designed to make current and prospective students aware of a school’s commitment to providing equitable athletic opportunities for its men and women students. The Department of Education has provided a website http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/ that provides data from thousands of college and universities in a convenient searchable form.
To access information for our institution, please visit http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/index.aspx, and type in Trinity International University under Name of Institution and click on search. Copies of the current EADA Survey and EADA Report are on file in the Athletic Business Office (Meyer Sports Center, Office 109), and are available upon request to students, prospective students, and the public.
- 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.