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 TRINITY GRADUATE SCHOOL – WHAT WILL IT COST?

Trinity Graduate School realizes that earning a graduate degree is an educational step that can open a door to opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. We want to help you reach your educational goals and funding your degree is part of the process. We’re here to help! Adult students juggle a number of responsibilities so our goal is to ensure that we make your search for funding as easy and seamless we can. For questions or concerns, please contact your admissions counselor or Graduate Admissions Office at [email protected] or call (800) 345-8337.

TUITION AND FEES FOR 2020-2021
MASTER’S DIRECT COSTS PER HOUR
Master’s Tuition $720
MA/AT, MA/T Tuition $585
MEd/DL Tuition $585
COMPREHENSIVE FEE PER SEMESTER
Full-time $250
Part-time
$125

 

AUDIT FEES PER HOUR
Master’s (part-time students) $85

All rates are effective beginning Summer 2020

INDIRECT COSTS

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.

ONE-TIME COSTS

If you are admitted to Trinity Graduate School, domestic applicants must submit a tuition deposit of $125.00 payable to “Trinity International University” to the Graduate School Admissions Office as a confirmation of your acceptance of our offer of admission. This deposit is refundable if the Admissions Office receives written notice of cancellation at least thirty days prior to your anticipated date of enrollment.

International applicants entering the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa and planning to attend Trinity’s Deerfield Campus in a full-time residential status must submit a tuition deposit of US $2,000 to the Admissions Office as confirmation of your acceptance of our offer of admission before an I-20 can be issued. This deposit will be saved in your student account and can be used toward your tuition and fees. If you decide to not attend Trinity, this deposit will be refunded to you.

All costs and fees listed on this page are those for our Deerfield campus only.

HOUSING COSTS (FOR ON CAMPUS)

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

TIU APARTMENTS

We have 18 efficiency, 47 one-bedroom, 54 two-bedroom, and 4 three-bedroom apartments throughout these buildings.

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 HALL

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

 

DINING COSTS

There are many different dining options and meal plans to suit your student and family needs.

MEAL PLANS FOR 2019-2020

PLAN MEALS
/SEMESTER
MUNCH MONEY PLAN INFORMATION PRICE PER SEMESTER
Block 240 240 $100
  • All students are eligible
  • Approximately 15 meals per week
$2,500
Block 210 210 $50
  • All students are eligible
  • Approximately 13 meals per week
$2,300
Block 140 140 $50
  • All students are eligible
  • Approximately 9 meals per week
$1,980
Block 100 100 Not included
  • Student teachers either fall or spring semester are eligible
  • Students who purchase a Block 240, 210 or 140 plan in the fall are eligible for a Block 100 in the spring
$1,600
Commuter
/Block 10
10 Not included
  • 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 TRINITY GRADUATE SCHOOL 

At Trinity Graduate School we know being able to afford graduate school is an essential step on the road to reaching your educational and career goals. We’re here to help! As a first step, a financial aid package will not be awarded until acceptance is finalized. However, students should not wait for acceptance before applying for financial aid because financial aid will not be awarded after the start of classes. So apply as soon as possible! Review the resources and information below for help.

SCHOLARSHIPS & AID

Please contact admissions to determine scholarship eligibility.

[email protected]

847-317-7000

GRANTS AND REBATES

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

GRANTS AND REBATES 

PRIVATE LOANS

Private, or alternative student loans are credit-based loans available from participating private lenders that help students to cover gaps in the financing of their education.

WHO MIGHT APPLY FOR A PRIVATE LOAN?
Private Student Loans may be a viable option for students who:

  1. Are ineligible for federal student loans (Direct Loans, Perkins Loans, Direct PLUS),
  2.  Require additional funding beyond the financial aid that has been offered, or
  3.  Owe a balance to the TIU Student Accounting Office for prior year attendance. (Federal legislation prohibits an institution from using federal financial aid funds from a current academic year to pay a prior balance in excess of $200. If you are unable to pay for a prior balance using your own funds, you may wish to explore the option of a private student loan.)

PRIVATE STUDENT LOANS AS A LAST RESORT
Private student loans should be considered as an option of last resort, after all other resources, including federal student aid, have been exhausted. Educational debt should be very carefully considered and limited to amounts needed to fill a gap between cost and other sources of finances.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PRIVATE LOANS
Terms and conditions of private student loans vary according to the loan providers. Look for differences in interest rates, fees, credit checks, co-signer requirements, loan limits and terms of repayment. Students are encouraged to engage in smart consumerism practices and evaluate each loan product closely prior to choosing a lender. For additional help in knowing how to evaluate lenders, visit Mapping Your Future’s Private Loan Guide.

Please note that private student loans are not eligible for loan consolidation programs through the federal government. 

FINDING A PRIVATE LOAN PROVIDER
Many, but not all, lenders participate in private student loan programs. TIU maintains a historical list of lenders who have provided loans to TIU students within the last 3-5 years. This list, with links to lender websites, is provided for your convenience and is in no way intended as an endorsement of a particular lender(s). Please be aware that you are not obligated to apply for a private student loan, nor are you obligated to choose a lender included on this list. We urge you to consider carefully your decision to take out a private student loan and your choice of a private student loan provider.

APPLYING FOR A PRIVATE STUDENT LOAN

  • Be sure to first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine your eligibility for federal loans.
  • Each private student loan provider may have its own process for completing a private loan application. However, in each case, you must first complete a Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification Form and return it to your lender. This form can also be obtained directly from a lender’s website. Your private student loan application cannot be processed without this form. This form will ask the applicant to provide various kinds of information, including the cost of attendance and other forms/amounts of financial aid received. Cost of attendance information is available above, or may be obtained by contacting the TIU Financial Aid Office.
  • Consider applying with a credit worthy co-signer. While a co-signer is not always required, doing so may increase the likelihood of loan approval, and of receiving a more favorable interest rate.
  • The lender will conduct a pre-approval credit investigation and notify the applicant (and co-signer) of approval or denial. If approved, the student (and co-signer) will need to review the Master Promissory Note, sign and return it to the lender.
  • TIU is required to certify the loan, and will be notified by the lender of a pending certification request.
  • Under the Private Loan Regulations (Title X), private lenders must provide disclosures to students at three different times about the terms and conditions of the loan:
    • At time of application;
    • After initial approval by the lender;
    • Upon consummation of the loan. This last disclosure mandates a three-day ‘right-to-cancel’ period before the loan may be disbursed to the school.
  • Once approved, the proceeds of the student loan will be deposited into your TIU student account and applied against any remaining charges. Any credit balance is available for withdrawal.

CODE OF CONDUCT
Trinity International University has adopted a Financial Code of Conduct, in compliance with sec 487(a) (25) of the HEA of 1985.

FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES

Here at Trinity, 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. We have provided just a few of them here for your convenience. If you have any further questions about available aid, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid office and we will be happy to assist you.

IMPORTANT LINKS Link to URLS indicated below

  • 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 Link to information below – 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].
  • 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Apply Here 

3. Talk to Trinity’s VA Certifying Official. Contact Nicole Kelleher, at [email protected] or 847-317-7061.

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]u, 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 Graduate School as well as the necessary forms you may require.

HOW TO APPLY

INCOMING STUDENTS

  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.

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP FORMS

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