Do you remember the passionate dialogue in the classroom? Do you desire more of that intellectual stimulation? You may have a bit more time on your hands given COVID-19 to pursue a class or even a program, and yet we realize that alumni may also be facing economic challenges. Trinity is making it possible for you to take any graduate level coursework at TGS and TEDS for 2020-2021 with 50% tuition reduction. We invite you back to the Trinity classroom!
WHO: This pricing applies to all alumni of TIU-Undergraduate, Trinity Graduate School, or Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, who would also be a new student to TEDS or TGS this fall or spring semester. Note: This special pricing also applies to visiting students as long as all qualifications are met.
WHAT: 50% off tuition applies to all graduate courses taken within the 2020-21 academic year. There are no limitations to the number of credit hours. Note: This special pricing may not be combined with other Trinity scholarships or awards.
WHERE: This fall, TEDS courses are being offered on the Deerfield campus and Florida campuses and live online. TGS programs are offered in Deerfield and Florida campuses in different modalities including fully online, hybrid and face-to-face.
WHEN: This opportunity applies to any graduate course starting August 2020 and ending May 2021.
TEDS offers a world-class seminary education with a variety of degree options meant to prepare you for carrying out God’s redemptive work in the world. Knowing what your degree will cost and prayerfully building a plan is usually the first step. Below you will find a breakdown of the tuition and costs for TEDS students. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or call 800-345-8337.
|MASTER’S DIRECT COSTS||PER HOUR|
|COMPREHENSIVE FEE||PER SEMESTER|
NEW! TEDS provides rent-free housing for eligible MDiv students during their first year.
|DOCTORAL DIRECT COSTS||PER HOUR|
|AUDIT FEES||PER HOUR|
|Master’s (part-time students)||$85|
|PhD – all programs||$195|
Vehicle Registration: No vehicle registration fee, but students still need to register their vehicles.
For us to determine your financial need, we are allowed to include the following expenses in your cost of attendance. These expenses are not charged to your Trinity student account; however, they are expenses you should consider. For more details, see Housing Costs and Dining Costs below.
|Books & Supplies||$600|
While the indirect costs above are those we are allowed to use for determining financial need, the estimated expenses for any individual student will vary based on a number of factors.
Traditional on-campus students will have the option to choose between apartment or dorm-style living.
|North-South Apartments – middle unit||$950|
|North-South Apartments – end unit||$950|
|Ludwigson Apartments – two bedroom||$1,220|
|Ludwigson Apartments – three bedroom||$1,390|
|Trinity Hall – efficiency||$810|
|D-E-F Apartments – two bedroom||$1,145|
|A-B-C – one bedroom||$970|
|Gunderson Apartments – efficiency||$730|
|Gunderson Apartments – two bedroom||$1,050|
TEDS/TGS RESIDENCE HALLS
Dorm-style living is available in graduate student dorms as well.
|RESIDENCE HALL||PER SEMESTER|
|Carlson Hall – single room w/triad suite||Contact Housing Office – [email protected]|
|Owens Hall||$2,400 – $3,155|
NEW! TEDS provides rent-free housing for eligible MDiv students in Carlson Hall during their first year.
|PRICE PER SEMESTER|
|Block 240 Plus||
|Munch Money is Dining Services credit that is added to your ID card with the purchase of an eligible meal plan and can be used at either Fresh Cafe or the Rodine Cafe.|
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School knows how important your educational goals are to fulfilling God’s call on your life. Being able to afford seminary is an essential step on the road to getting there. That’s why we strive to offer a generous scholarship and financial aid program. We want you to experience all of the excellence in evangelical scholarship that TEDS has to offer and begin applying your knowledge to ministry.
Please contact admissions to determine scholarship eligibility.
These are some of our smaller awards, rebates, grants and aid options.
Loans are financial aid that must be paid back within a certain amount of time after a student graduates or falls below half-time enrollment. We participate in several federal loan programs.
FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN
The Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan is a low-interest loan that students take out on their own behalf. The FAFSA must be completed in order to be eligible. The interest rate is fixed at 6.59%. This program allows students to borrow loan funds directly from the Federal Government, including both Direct Loans and Direct Graduate PLUS loans. Repayment begins 6 months after graduation or if the student drops below half time. The Federal Government requires all new, first-time loan borrowers to complete Loan Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note online.
FEDERAL DIRECT GRADUATE PLUS LOAN
The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan is a low-interest loan that graduate students can take out on their own behalf. The FAFSA must be completed in order to be eligible. The interest rate is fixed at 7.6%. Repayment begins within sixty days after the loan is disbursed or may be deferred until six months after the student graduates or drops below half-time status.
This is a variable rate loan that students take out on their own behalf. This loan requires a credit check and generally, a cosigner. Interest rates vary depending on the lender. Please note that an alternative loan should be considered a loan of last resort. You may qualify for Title IV loans (Perkins loans, William D. Ford Direct or Direct Plus) and should first explore these options before seeking an alternative/private education loan. Private loans should be considered a last resort.
By being employed on campus through the Federal Work-Study Program, students can make up to $2,000+ per year. It is important for students to realize that a Federal Work-Study (FWS) award, if included in your financial aid award letter, is significantly different from other award items in two ways:
Unlike grants, scholarships, and loans, FWS is not a guaranteed amount, since it is the student’s responsibility to find a FWS job on campus.
Unlike grants, scholarships, and loans, there is no automatic posting of dollars to the student account. This occurs only if the student takes the initiative to deposit the biweekly paycheck into his or her own account.
When planning how the FWS award may affect your annual costs, you must project the actual amount you expect to earn. In many cases, the actual amount may be less than the total allowed by your Financial Aid award.
Do you have questions about applying for GI Bill benefits or transferring your military credits? The information below will answer some of your biggest questions.
GETTING STARTED: 3 INITIAL STEPS
CAN I GET CREDIT FOR MY MILITARY EXPERIENCE OR MILITARY COURSES?
To determine which credits transfer, have your official Joint Services Transcript (JST) sent directly to Trinity.
CAN I USE MILITARY BENEFITS AS A NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENT?
You must be a degree-seeking student to receive military benefits at TIU.
WHAT CHAPTERS ARE CERTIFIED THROUGH TRINITY?
Chapter 33- Post 9/11 GI Bill (Most Common)
Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty)
Chapter 35 – Survivors and Dependents Assistance
Chapter 1606 – Selected Reserves
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship)
Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
Tuition Assistance Benefits
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT MILITARY BENEFITS I’M ELIGIBLE FOR?
Certificate of Eligibility letters are issued to students directly from the VA.
Military Tuition Assistance program applications can be found here:
Nicole Kelleher, VA Certifying Official at Trinity International University, [email protected], 847-317-7061
Department of Veteran’s Affairs: 888-442-4551, call between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Central Time M-F; Overseas Number: 001-918-781-5678
Below are the steps that you should follow to complete the application process for financial aid at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as well as the necessary forms you may require.
NOTE: A financial aid package will not be awarded until acceptance is finalized. However, students should not wait for acceptance before applying for financial aid. While there is not a specific deadline for financial aid, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Financial aid will not be awarded after the start of classes.
NEW! TEDS provides rent-free housing for eligible MDiv students during their first year.
We have compiled all of the forms you will need for the financial aid process here. If you need help finding the right form, please contact us and we will be happy to help guide you.
TUITION REBATE FORMS
OTHER FINANCIAL LINKS
If the following items are needed to complete your financial aid award, you will be notified through email and/or on the myTIU Financial Aid dashboard. Please hand-sign all verification documents where needed. If you have any questions, please contact Financial Aid at [email protected] or phone at 847-317-8060.