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 as we can. For questions or concerns, please contact your admissions counselor or Graduate Admissions Office at [email protected] or call 800.345.8337.
|MASTER’S DIRECT COSTS||PER HOUR|
|COMPREHENSIVE FEE||PER SEMESTER|
|AUDIT FEES||PER HOUR|
|Master’s (part-time students)||$85|
All rates are effective beginning Summer 2021
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.
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. There is a one-time $75 fee for 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.
A $50 New Student Fee will be assessed to your first-semester student account to cover the costs of the orientation program, as well as additional programming throughout the year, focused on easing the transition to the Trinity community.
Traditional on-campus students will have the option to choose between apartment or dorm-style living.
We have 18 efficiency, 47 one-bedroom, 54 two-bedroom, and 4 three-bedroom apartments throughout these buildings. The price below begins with June 1st, 2021 move-ins. Price subject to change each June.
|North-South Apartments – middle unit||$955|
|North-South Apartments – end unit||$955|
|Ludwigson Apartments – two bedroom||$1,225|
|Ludwigson Apartments – three bedroom||$1,395|
|Trinity Hall – efficiency||$815|
|D-E-F Apartments – two bedroom||$1,150|
|A-B-C – one bedroom||$975|
|Gunderson Apartments – efficiency||$735|
|Gunderson Apartments – two bedroom||$1,055|
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 – $3,185|
There are many different dining options and meal plans to suit your student and family needs.
|MUNCH MONEY||PLAN INFORMATION||PRICE PER SEMESTER|
|Commuter /Block 10|
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 Library Public Domain Cafe.
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.
These are some of our smaller awards, rebates, grants and aid options.
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:
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
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.
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 at 847-317-8060 and we will be happy to assist you.
IMPORTANT LINKS Link to URLS indicated below
SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES
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:
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
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. at [email protected] or 847-317-8060.
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:
Trinity’s VA Certifying Official, [email protected], 847-317-8060
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 Graduate 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.
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 847-317-8080.