SCHOLARSHIPS & AID


Academic Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available to new Master of Divinity students who have an incoming GPA of 3.5 or higher and who have demonstrated academic excellence, ministerial service, and potential for leadership.

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ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

AMOUNT PER YEAR

Up to $15,000

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

This scholarship is available to new Master of Divinity students who have an incoming GPA of 3.5 or higher and who have demonstrated academic excellence, ministerial service, and potential for leadership. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and enroll in at least 10 residential hours each semester while at Trinity.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit the Academic Scholarship Program page to read about and apply for this scholarship program.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

January 10th

AWARD DATE

March 1st

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Kaiser, Meyer, & Norton PhD Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to incoming PhD students selected from all concentrations who exhibit the greatest academic and leadership potential. Applicants are considered automatically during the admissions process.

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KAISER, MEYER, & NORTON PHD SCHOLARSHIPS

AMOUNT PER YEAR

Up to $15,000

NUMBER AWARDED

3

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The Kaiser, Meyer, and Norton Scholarships are full-tuition scholarships that are awarded to the top three applicants in biblical concentrations, theological concentrations, and intercultural/education concentrations. Recipients are selected by the PhD and Admissions committees on merit demonstrated through application materials. Award amount is approximately $15,000 per year (renewable for a second year) and will cover all tuition and fees incurred during coursework.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are considered automatically during the admissions process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

January 15th (Fall only)

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MLK50 Memphis Scholarship

This scholarship is available to new Master of Divinity students who have an incoming GPA of 3.5 or higher and who have demonstrated academic excellence, ministerial service, and potential for leadership. 

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MLK50 MEMPHIS SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

Full Tuition

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one graduate student each year will be awarded with a full-tuition scholarship, as part of the new Dream Forward Scholarship Initiative. This initiative seeks to partner Christian colleges and seminaries to invest in the educational future of minority students. The centerpiece of this effort is the creation of new pathways to a quality higher education through an array of full and partial tuition scholarships at participating Christian colleges and universities around the country, reserved exclusively for underrepresented students from Memphis. The goal is to equip these students to return to their home communities to strengthen them in some way, for example, by returning to the Mid-South to make a difference for a local church, ministry, or non-profit.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

August 1st

AWARD DATE

April 1st (Fall only)

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PhD Program Scholarship

These awards are given to qualified candidates who have been accepted to a PhD program, selected by a faculty committee.

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PHD PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

Up to $11,500

NUMBER AWARDED

3

RENEWABLE

Yes (up to 2 years)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The PhD Program Scholarship is awarded to one recipient per PhD program (Theological Studies, Educational Studies, and Intercultural Studies), selected by the PhD and Admissions committees. Award amount is $11,500 for the year (renewable for second year) and is awarded based on full-time credits (9 or more) and will be pro-rated if registered for less than 9 credits in a semester.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are considered automatically during the admissions process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

January 15th (Fall only)

AWARD DATE

April 1 (Fall only)
*NOTE: 67% IS BASED ON A COURSE LOAD OF 12 CREDIT HOURS/SEMESTER

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PhD Robert D. Orr Endowed Fellowship

This scholarship supports a PhD student who is committed to exploring biblical and theological perspectives for engaging medicine and technology. It is not expected that recipients will direct their doctoral studies or dissertation toward bioethics; rather, this fellowship will supplement the recipient’s experience with an additional subspecialization.

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PHD ROBERT D. ORR ENDOWED FELLOWSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

Up to $10,000

NUMBER AWARDED

1

RENEWABLE

Yes (up to 4 years)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Full-time PhD students (excluding current TEDS Department Fellows, Program Scholars, Waybright Scholars, or Hansen Fellows) who are committed to exploring the implications of biblical and theological perspectives for engaging medicine and technology. It is not expected that Orr Fellowship recipients will direct any of their doctoral studies or dissertation toward the study of bioethics; rather, this fellowship provides an opportunity to supplement the recipient’s doctoral experience with an additional subspecialization. Full details regarding the fellowship and information about current fellows can be found on The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity Fellowship page.

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the Orr Fellowship application process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

January 15th (Fall only)

AWARD DATE

April 1 (Fall only)

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PhD G. Walter Hansen Fellowship

This scholarship supports PhD students whose vocational interests and academic research focus on yielding more faithful and effective strategies for biblical-theological ministry, creating a global culture of collaboration among evangelical ministers of the Word.

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PHD WALTER HANSEN FELLOWSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

Up to $10,000

NUMBER AWARDED

1

RENEWABLE

Yes (up to 2 years)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Full-time PhD students (excluding TEDS department fellows and program scholars) whose vocational interests and academic research match the vision and mission of the Henry Center for Theological Understanding. Full details regarding the fellowship and information about current fellows can be found on the Henry Center’s Hansen Fellowship page.

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the Hansen Fellowship application process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

January 15th (Fall only)

AWARD DATE

April 1 (Fall only)

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Campus Ministries Rebate

This rebate is intended for full or part-time staff members of approved campus ministries, who are planning to complete their entire degree program through summer coursework only.

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CAMPUS MINISTRIES REBATE

REBATE AMOUNT

50%

NUMBER AWARDED

Unlimited

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Master’s-level students completing summer studies and serving as full-time or part-time staff of a campus ministry are eligible for this rebate. Students enrolled in REACH, Extension Site programs, or enrolled during fall and spring semesters are ineligible.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit the Campus Ministries Rebate Application and send a letter verifying employment from supervisor.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Rolling

AWARD DATE

Rolling

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Carl F. H. Henry Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students who have an incoming GPA of 3.75 or higher and display potential to make a significant contribution in the evangelical community.

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CARL F. H. HENRY SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

Up to $7,500

NUMBER AWARDED

15

RENEWABLE

Yes 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

This scholarship is available to master’s-level students who have an incoming GPA of 3.75 or higher and display potential to make a significant contribution in the evangelical community. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and enroll in at least 10 residential hours each semester while at Trinity.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply for financial aid

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Rolling

AWARD DATE

Rolling

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Credit Hour Spouse Rebate

The spouse of a master’s student is eligible for a reduction or waiver of course fees for as long as the first student is enrolled full-time.

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CREDIT HOUR SPOUSE REBATE

REBATE AMOUNT

50%

NUMBER AWARDED

Unlimited

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The spouse of a master’s student is eligible for a reduction or waiver of course fees for as long as the first student is enrolled full-time. Students already receiving tuition rebates or grants from the institution are ineligible.

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the Credit Hour Spouse Rebate Form.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Rolling

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CRU Rebate

Students serving full-time with CRU are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master’s-level courses taken at the Deerfield Campus site and/or Online (DE).

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CRU REBATE

REBATE AMOUNT

50%

NUMBER AWARDED

Unlimited

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Students serving full-time with CRU are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master’s-level courses taken at the Deerfield Campus site and/or Online (DE). This rebate is not applicable toward students enrolled in any of our Extension Site programs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Rolling

AWARD DATE

Rolling

APPLY NOW

 

EFCA ReachGlobal Rebate

Students serving full-time with ReachGlobal are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master’s-level courses taken at the Deerfield Campus site and/or Online (DE). This rebate is not applicable toward students enrolled in any of our Extension Site programs.

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EFCA REACHGLOBAL REBATE

REBATE AMOUNT

50%

NUMBER AWARDED

Unlimited

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Students serving full-time with ReachGlobal are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master’s-level courses taken at the Deerfield Campus site and/or Online (DE). This rebate is not applicable toward students enrolled in any of our Extension Site programs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Rolling

AWARD DATE

Rolling

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Rebate

Students serving full-time with InterVarsity are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master’s-level courses taken at the Deerfield Campus site and/or Online (DE).

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INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP REBATE

REBATE AMOUNT

50%

NUMBER AWARDED

Unlimited

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Students serving full-time with InterVarsity are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master’s-level courses taken at the Deerfield Campus site and/or Online (DE). This rebate is not applicable toward students enrolled in any of our Extension Site programs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Rolling

AWARD DATE

Rolling

APPLY NOW

 

Mosaic Ministries Scholarship

This scholarship is available to new master’s program students on our Deerfield campus who are committed to the gospel ministry of reconciliation, have an incoming GPA of 3.0, and a willingness to participate in Mosaic Ministries during their time at Trinity.

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MOSAIC MINISTRIES SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

50% of tuition

NUMBER AWARDED

15

RENEWABLE

Yes 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

This scholarship is available to new master’s program students on our Deerfield campus who are committed to the gospel ministry of reconciliation, have an incoming GPA of 3.0, and a willingness to participate in Mosaic Ministries during their time at Trinity.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit teds.edu/mosaic to read about, and apply for this scholarship.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Four deadlines for Fall applicants – December 1, March 1, May 15 and July 15.

AWARD DATE

Rolling

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Young Life Rebate

Students serving full-time with Young Life are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master’s-level courses taken at the Deerfield Campus site and/or Online (DE).

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YOUNG LIFE REBATE

REBATE AMOUNT

50%

NUMBER AWARDED

Unlimited

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Students serving full-time with Young Life are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master’s-level courses taken at the Deerfield Campus site and/or Online (DE). This rebate is not applicable toward students enrolled in any of our Extension Site programs.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit the Trinity Young Life Rebate Application and send a letter verifying employment from supervisor.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Rolling

AWARD DATE

Rolling

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EFCA Church Planting Scholarship

The Trinity EFCA District Church Planting Scholarship Program provides each District Superintendent within the EFCA with a minimum of one prospective Church Planting Scholarship Program nomination per year.

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EFCA CHURCH PLANTING SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

$5,000

NUMBER AWARDED

Up to 1 per EFCA district

RENEWABLE

Yes 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

In order to qualify, program applicants must meet all admissions requirements to the TEDSMDiv degree program and be nominated through a letter of recommendation by their district of the EFCA prior to matriculation. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other Trinity Scholarships.

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the Trinity Church Planting Scholarship Application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Prior to matriculation

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Ruud Scholarship

These awards are based on academic merit and strategic leadership potential in the evangelical community. They are renewable for up to 3 years and cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships.

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RUUD SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

 $5,000

NUMBER AWARDED

 20

RENEWABLE

Yes 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

This scholarship is available to master’s-level students who have an incoming GPA of 3.5 or higher and display strategic leadership potential. Students must maintain a 3.25 GPA and enroll in at least 10 residential hours each semester while at Trinity.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply for Financial Aid

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Rolling

AWARD DATE

Rolling

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CrossWay Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to select participants in CrossWay Community Church’s (Bristol, WI) pastoral training course. CrossWay is committed to training future pastors and church planters to carry out faithful gospel ministry. In keeping with that commitment, we have established the CrossWay Pastoral Training Course (CPTC) and the associated CrossWay Scholarship.

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CROSSWAY SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

 $5,000

NUMBER AWARDED

Up to 15

RENEWABLE

Yes 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The training course and scholarship are available for full-time master’s level (and, in some cases, doctoral-level) students pursuing pastoral ministry.

HOW TO APPLY

Email completed applications to Brett Wendle at [email protected]

APPLICATION DEADLINE

September 30 (fall) and January 31 (spring)

AWARD DATE

Fall & Spring

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Chaplaincy Scholarship

This award is intended for students pursuing a career in chaplaincy in the armed services through the MDiv program at TEDS.

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CHAPLAINCY SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

$4,500

NUMBER AWARDED

Unlimited

RENEWABLE

Yes 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Students must be approved as a Chaplain Candidate in the Armed Services or National Guard and accepted into the MDiv program at TEDS. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other Trinity Scholarships.

Students must provide a signed statement from the recruiter/commissioned officer certifying that the student is a chaplain candidate, including date the candidate was commissioned.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Rolling

AWARD DATE

Rolling

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PhD Merit Scholarship

These merit-based awards are granted to candidates accepted to the PhD program, selected by a faculty committee.

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PHD MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

 $5,000

NUMBER AWARDED

6

RENEWABLE

Yes (up to 2 years)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The PhD Merit Scholarships are awarded by the PhD and Admissions committees for the Educational Studies and Intercultural Studies departments, and for the four Theological Studies departments (including Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology, and Church History). Award amount is $5,000 for the year (renewable for second year) and is awarded based on full-time credits (9 or more) and will be pro-rated if registered for less than 9 credits in a semester.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are considered automatically during the admissions process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

January 15 (Fall only)

AWARD DATE

April 1 (Fall only)

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Dean’s Scholarship

This award is based on a 3.2 minimum GPA from the transcript of the most recently completed degree (new students) or upon review of TIU cumulative GPA after completion of at least 20 credits (returning students).

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DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

$500, $1,500, $2,500

NUMBER AWARDED

Unlimited

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Eligibility for this scholarship is based on a 3.2 minimum GPA from the transcript of the most recently completed degree (new students) or upon review of TIU cumulative GPA after completion of at least 20 credits (returning students). For master’s-level students.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply for Financial Aid

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Rolling

AWARD DATE

Rolling

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Helga Henry Scholarship

This award will be granted to outstanding women who desire to pursue a theological or graduate education. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on exceptional leadership potential.

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HELGA HENRY SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

Up to $2,500

NUMBER AWARDED

30

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

This award will be granted to outstanding master’s-level women who desire to pursue a theological or graduate education. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on exceptional leadership potential.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply for Financial Aid

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Rolling

AWARD DATE

Rolling

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

 

Church Match Grant

This award is granted to students whose church donates funds towards their Trinity education. Trinity will match donations each academic year.

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CHURCH MATCH GRANT

AMOUNT PER YEAR

Up to $2,000

NUMBER AWARDED

Unlimited

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Masters and PhD Students – Trinity will match up to $1,000 for contributions given by any church; up to $2,000 for contributions given by Evangelical Free Churches; or up to $2,000 for Trinity alumni per academic year

Doctor of Ministry Students – Trinity will match up to $250 for all contributions given by Evangelical Free Churches; up to $150 for Trinity Alumni; or up to $100 for all other applicants per seminar

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the Trinity Church Match Grant Application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

First day of the student’s first semester at Trinity

AWARD DATE

Rolling

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Church Partnership Grant

This award is given to new students who currently attend a church that gives a minimum financial gift to TIU each year.

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CHURCH PARTNERSHIP GRANT

AMOUNT PER YEAR

Up to $2,000

NUMBER AWARDED

Varies

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Awarded to new master’s-level students who currently attend a church that give a minimum financial gift to TIU each year. In order to receive the grant, students must be “approved” by the pastor as a regular attendee of the sending church.

HOW TO APPLY

New students should complete the Trinity Church Partnership Grant Application. Returning students who have previously submitted the application should submit the Trinity Church Partnership Grant Application RENEWAL.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The first day of the student’s first semester at Trinity

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Global Impact Scholarship

This scholarship is available to international master’s-level students who have demonstrated a commitment to serve in crucial locations, organizations, or roles that will impact the global church.

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GLOBAL IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

Up to $2,000

NUMBER AWARDED

Unlimited

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

These scholarships will be awarded to master’s-level students with evidence of outstanding leadership potential in the evangelical community. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on previous leadership experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply for Financial Aid

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Rolling

AWARD DATE

Rolling

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Leadership Scholarship

These scholarships will be awarded to students with evidence of outstanding leadership potential in the evangelical community. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on previous leadership experience.

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LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

Up to $2,000

NUMBER AWARDED

Unlimited

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

This scholarship is available to international master’s-level students who have demonstrated a commitment to serve in crucial locations, organizations, or roles that will impact the global church.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply for Financial Aid

APPLICATION DEADLINE

May 1

AWARD DATE

Varies

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Waybright Multicultural Development Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents who represent multicultural backgrounds or cross-cultural experiences that will contribute to TIU’s core value of Community.

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WAYBRIGHT MULTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP

AMOUNT PER YEAR

Up to $2,000

NUMBER AWARDED

Unlimited

RENEWABLE

Yes

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

This scholarship is awarded to U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident master’s-level students who represent multicultural backgrounds or cross-cultural experiences that will contribute to TIU’s core value of Community.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply for Financial Aid

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Rolling

AWARD DATE

Rolling

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID