With so many educational options, why choose Trinity Florida? Our program is unique, and we are committed to helping you achieve your goals, including how to afford your degree. For starters, we offer one of the most affordable adult undergraduate and graduate programs around, and with two campuses you can choose where to attend classes. Our flexibility allows you to attend classes one evening per week, Saturdays, and/or online. Below you will find information about what it might cost you to enroll at Trinity Florida. For questions or concerns, please contact [email protected].
|UNDERGRADUATE COSTS||PER HOUR/CREDIT|
|Tuition (1–12 hours)||$555/credit|
|Comprehensive Fee||$350/sem (Full-time load/12+ hrs)
$200/sem (Part-time load/1–11 hrs)
|Challenge Exams||$125 (Nonrefundable admin fee per exam)
$125 (Charge per hour)
|A per-course and/or exam (CLEP) fee charged to current students for transfer credit evaluation.
|PLA (Prior Learning Assessment)||$135|
|PLA Administrative Fee||$135|
Please keep in mind that there are other estimated expenses in addition to the cost of tuition, such as books, supplies, and other materials.
|TRINITY GRADUATE SCHOOL (Florida) & TEDS (Florida) COSTS||PER HOUR/CREDIT|
|Tuition (1–12 hours)||$720/credit|
|Overload Fee (13+ hours)||$350/credit|
|Comprehensive Fee||$350/sem (Full-time load/9+ hrs)
$200/sem (Part-time load/1–8 hrs)
|Continuation Fee||$375/sem (First two years)
$600/sem (After two years)
|APPLICABLE FEES FOR ALL PROGRAMS|
|Administrative Withdrawal Fee (per course)||$130|
|Late Payment Fine||$45|
|Late Registration Fee||$105|
|Late Registration Fee for Audit||$55|
|Returned Check Fee||$40|
|Withdrawal Fee per Course||$80|
All rates are effective beginning Summer 2020
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.
|Books & Supplies||$600|
|Transportation (if applicable)||$770|
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.
AFFORDING TRINITY FLORIDA PROGRAMS
Now that you have a plan for your future, how can you get there? Affording your degree can seem like one of the most challenging aspects of this process, but it doesn’t need to be. We have helpful staff ready to answer your questions, show you a way forward, and point you towards resources like the ones below. For any additional questions, contact the Student Financial Services team at 954.382.6442 or [email protected]. We are here to serve you!
Trinity International University-Florida educates students from South Florida’s unique intercultural population for full and faithful participation in God’s redemptive work. Trinity Florida achieves this by cultivating academic excellence and life-long learning through a distinctive Christian worldview in preparation for service to the local and global community. Through Community Partnerships, organizations, schools and churches have the unique ability to aid students in higher education, offer internships, and uplift students through their journey of higher education and preparation for global ministry.
Grants are a form of financial aid that do not need to be repaid. Students pursuing a degree at Trinity Florida may be eligible to receive federal or state grants. Additionally, Trinity International University makes tuition scholarships (see below) available to students who demonstrate special ability or financial need. The University reserves the right to limit the number of scholarships awarded in any program.
Federal Pell Grant
To be considered for this grant, the student must complete the FAFSA and send it to the Federal Processor. Once the FAFSA is processed, the Student Aid Report (SAR) will be generated and sent directly to the student. The student is instructed to review the SAR for any needed corrections. The TIU Financial Aid Office will evaluate the electronic SAR to determine the student’s eligibility. Students may be eligible for awards ranging from $585 to $5,775 per academic year.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
To be eligible, the applicant must be a full-time student at TIU and show a financial need as reported on the SAR. Awards range from $100 to $1,000 per academic year. This program has limited funding, so it is strongly recommended that students apply early.
Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. For more information, please visit the TEACH Grant portion of the federal website.
Student loans can come from the federal government or from private institutions like banks. The money is borrowed and will need to be paid back to the government or bank with interest.
A need-based long-term loan administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Eligibility is determined by the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the schools total cost of attendance minus all other aid received. The interest rate is a fixed 6.8% for graduate and professional students. Interest rate for undergraduate students for loan disbursed on or after July 1, 2010, will be fixed at 4.5%. Interest accrual and repayment begins six months after the student graduates, drops below half-time enrollment status or separates from the institution.
A long-term loan administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Eligibility is determined by the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the schools total cost of attendance minus all other aid received. The interest rate is fixed at 6.8% and interest accrual begins at the time the loan is disbursed. The borrower is responsible for the interest that accrues while in school and during grace and deferment periods. Students may opt to pay the interest while in school or have the interest added to the outstanding principle. Repayment begins six months after the student graduates, drops below half-time enrollment status or separates from the institution.
The Direct PLUS Loan for Parents is a low-interest, government guaranteed loan available to parents of dependent undergraduate students. This is a non-need based loan for those who do not have an adverse credit history. The interest rate is currently fixed at 7.9% and starts accruing immediately after the first disbursement, and repayment begins within 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed. You can postpone repayment on your Parent PLUS loan until six months after the dependent student leaves school or drops below half-time. During this postponement period, the parent is responsible for the interest that accrues and has the option to pay the accrued interest or have the interest added to the outstanding principal. Borrowers may borrow up to the total cost of attendance minus other financial aid received. Dependent students whose parents do not qualify for a Direct PLUS may borrow the Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan up to the student’s loan limit based on grade level.
The Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate/Professional Students is a long-term, low-interest loan for Graduate and Professional Students, not their parents. This is a non-need based loan for those who do not have an adverse credit history. The interest rate is currently fixed at 7.9% and starts accruing immediately after the first disbursement. The student (borrower) is responsible for the interest that accrues while in school and during grace and deferment periods. Students may opt to pay the interest while in school or have the interest added to the outstanding principle. Repayment begins 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed, while the student is still enrolled. Borrowers may borrow up to the total cost of attendance minus other financial aid received.
Borrowers must apply for the maximum eligibility under the Direct Stafford Loan Program prior to applying for Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate/Professional Students.
This is a variable rate loan that students take out on their own behalf. This loan requires a credit check and possibly, a cosigner. Interest rates vary depending on the lender. Alternative loans are available through commercial lenders for educational costs during periods of enrollment. They are based on credit-worthiness. We recommend that students request a copy of their credit report to check for accuracy and that all valid credit problems are addressed before applying for an alternative loan. We strongly suggest that students submit a FAFSA and seek federal loan assistance before attempting to participate in any alternative loan programs.
Private loans should be considered a last resort.
At Trinity Florida, we want to do everything we can to make your education affordable. There are many different funding sources that exist to help make this possible. Below are a few aid resources for your convenience. If you have any further questions about available aid, please feel free to contact our financial aid team at [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you.
SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES
DELTA PHI EPSILON
The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation awards scholarships annually to qualified women pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Do you have questions about applying for GI Bill® benefits or transferring your military credits? The information below will answer some of them.
GETTING STARTED: 3 INITIAL STEPS
1. Apply to Trinity Florida. 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 Dennis Martinez, at [email protected].
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:
APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
Below are the steps that you should follow to complete the application process for financial aid at Trinity Florida as well as the necessary forms you may require.
These are the steps you need to make sure you complete in order to be eligible for financial aid during your time at Trinity.
MEET THE DEADLINES!
October 1: Earliest date to submit the FAFSA
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 Student Financial Services at 954.382.6442 or [email protected]. We are here to serve you!
DEPENDENT VERIFICATION FORMS
Florida Residency – Dependent
INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION FORMS
Florida Residency – Independent
IMPORTANT LINKS AND FORMS
Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling – for Federal Direct Loans first time Trinity borrowers
Plus Loan Application – Grad Plus Loan or Parent Plus Loan (note that Plus Loan Entrance Counseling is required for first time Plus Loan borrowers)
TEDS/TGS New Student Financial Aid Application
TEDS/TGS Returning Student Financial Aid Application
TEDS/TGS Summer Financial Aid Application
Student Account Refund Request