Tuition & Aid

TUITION & AID


Special Pandemic Pricing for Alumni!

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.  

Questions?

Interested?


ENROLLING AT TEDS – WHAT WILL IT COST?

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.

TUITION AND FEES FOR 2020-2021
MASTER’S DIRECT COSTS PER HOUR
Tuition $720
COMPREHENSIVE FEE PER SEMESTER
Full-time $250
Part-time $125

NEW! TEDS provides rent-free housing for eligible MDiv students during their first year.

Learn More 

DOCTORAL DIRECT COSTS PER HOUR
DMin Tuition $615
PhD Tuition $845

 

AUDIT FEES PER HOUR
Master’s (part-time students) $85
DMin students $325
DMin graduates $140
PhD – all programs $195

Vehicle Registration: No vehicle registration fee, but students still need to register their vehicles.

INDIRECT COST

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.

COSTS PER SEMESTER
Living Expenses $5,700
Books & Supplies $600
Transportation $770
Personal Expenses $800

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.

HOUSING COSTS (FOR ON CAMPUS)

Traditional on-campus students will have the option to choose between apartment or dorm-style living.

TIU APARTMENTS

APARTMENTS PER MONTH
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.

Learn more

DINING COSTS
MEAL
PLAN
PLAN
INFORMATION
PRICE PER SEMESTER
Block 240 Plus
  • 240 Meals/Semester
  • Meal plan can be used in Hawkins Dining Hall and FRESH Cafe
  • Use your plan between 7:00 am–11:00 pm 6 nights a week
  • Include $200 in Munch Money to be used for smaller purchase or to buy lunch for a friend or family member
  • Any unused Munch Money can be rolled over or converted into meal swipes from the Fall to Spring semester
  • Great for Athletes with extended schedules
$2,575
Block 240
  • 240 Meals/Semester
  • Include $100 in Munch Money
  • All students are eligible
  • Approximately 15 meals per week
$2,500
Block 210
  • 210 Meals/Semester
  • Include $50 in Munch Money
  • All students are eligible
  • Approximately 13 meals per week
$2,200
Block 140
  • 140 Meals/Semester
  • Include $50 in Munch Money
  • All students are eligible
  • Approximately 9 meals per week
$1,600
Commuter
/Block 10
  • 10 Meals/Semester
  • All apartment residents are elIgible
  • All graduate students are eligible
$100
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.

 

AFFORDING TEDS

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS & AID

Please contact admissions to determine scholarship eligibility.

[email protected]

847-317-7000

GRANTS, REBATES & PARTNERING SCHOLARSHIPS

These are some of our smaller awards, rebates, grants and aid options.

GRANTS and SCHOLARSHIPS

FEDERAL FUNDING & LOANS

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.

APPLY FOR THE FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN 

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.

APPLY FOR THE FEDERAL DIRECT GRADUATE PLUS LOAN

PRIVATE LOANS

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.

Find out why

FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES

IMPORTANT LINKS

  • FAFSA on the web – Start here with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students needing Federal financial aid must submit the FAFSA.
  • Federal Student Loans – The Direct Loans site provides information for students about the federal Direct Loan program. If you have questions about federal student loans, this is the best place to start.
  • Military Benefits – This information serves as an overview of the types of military benefits veterans are able to utilize at Trinity International University. For more information about these programs or about the certification process, please contact Trinity’s VA Certifying Official: Nicole Kelleher at 847.317.7061 or [email protected]u.
  • National Student Loan Data System – The NSLDS is the Department of Education’s central student aid database. The site provides student loan exit counseling, an integrated view of all of your Title IV loans, and a great overview of federal financial aid.
  • Important Consumer Information – In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, we have provided this information to help you make an informed financial decision.

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES

  • FastWEB: Set up a personalized profile that will match your specific skills, abilities, and interests to fastWEB’s database of more than 400,000 scholarships.
  • College Board FundFinder: Locate scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from noncollege sources that match your education level, talents, and background. Complete the profile form and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from a database of more than 2,000 undergraduate scholarships, internships, and loan programs.
  • U.S. News: Utilize this personalized search tool to find scholarships that match your specific background with your best scholarship options.
WORK STUDY

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.

MILITARY BENEFITS

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

  1. Apply to Trinity. In addition to filling out the application, provide your transcripts and test scores as needed, and your Joint Services Transcript (JST) for credits you might have earned while in the service.
  2. Get your GI Bill Benefits.
  3. Talk to Trinity’s VA Certifying Official. Contact Nicole Kelleher, at [email protected] or 847-317-7061.

Apply Here

MILITARY FAQS

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.

Apply Here

Military Tuition Assistance program applications can be found here:

CONTACT

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

 

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

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.

HOW TO APPLY
  1. FILL OUT THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR INCOMING STUDENTS. All applications for admission to Trinity International University are considered without regard to a student’s financial need.
  2. COMPLETE A FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA), if you are interested in student loans or on-campus employment. Only students who are United States citizens or eligible non-citizens can complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA should be completed online at http://www.fafsa.gov/ and is submitted electronically.  Trinity’s school code is 001772. You should submit your application as early as possible.
  3. REVIEW AND RETURN YOUR REWARD LETTER. Upon review of your financial aid application and FAFSA results, we will send you an award letter. Be sure to return the signed award letter within 30 days of receipt. If you are awarded Federal Direct Loans, and are a first-time borrower at Trinity, you must complete a Master Promissory Note and online entrance counseling at https://studentloans.gov.

Apply for Aid

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.

Learn more

 

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP FORMS

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

Financial Aid Forms & 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.

Dependent Verification Forms – 2019-2020 Forms

Independent Verification Forms – 2019-2020 Forms

Important Links and Forms