Military Benefits

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. We strive to offer a generous scholarship and financial aid program.

Getting Started

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.

1. Apply to TEDS

If you have any questions throughout the application process, please reach out to us by
Email: [email protected] or Call 800.345.8337.

2. Get your GI Bill Benefits

In addition to filling out the TEDS 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.

3. Contact Trinity's VA Certifying Offical

Talk to Trinity’s VA Certifying Official, at [email protected] or 847.317.8080.

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. Learn More >>

Where can I apply?

Military Tuition Assistance program applications can be found here:


Talk to Trinity’s VA Certifying Official, at [email protected] or 847.317.8080.

Department of Veteran’s Affairs: Available Monday through Friday between 7am-6pm Central Time
Call: 888.442.4551
Overseas Number: 001.918.781.5678

Financial Aid

At TEDS, nearly 95% of our students receive some form of financial aid. At Trinity we offer scholarships, grants, rebates, and other aid options to help pay for the cost of schooling. Learn more about what is available below or by contacting the Financial Aid Office at [email protected].

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Combining unrivaled academic rigor with a wholehearted commitment to gospel fidelity and an abundance of flexible options, TEDS offers a theological education that equips you to serve Christ with wisdom and grace, in truth and love.