Tuition & Aid
What Will It Cost Me?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.
Tuition and Fees for 2022-2023*
|Master’s Direct Costs|
|Master’s Tuition||$745 per hour|
|Audit||$85 per hour|
Indirect CostsStudents should anticipate spending $600 a semester on books and supplies. Each student’s expenses will vary. Other things to budget for would include computer and other electronic devises needed to study online.
New Student DepositIf 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.
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.
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. Learn more.
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 at 847.317.8060 and we will be happy to assist you.
Important links to resources 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 – 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 at 847.317.8060 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.
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.
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
- 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.
- Get your GI Bill® Benefits. APPLY HERE
- 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
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 & Scholarships Forms
- Scholarship Application (Incoming Students I Returning Students)
- Church Match Grant Application
- Church Partnership Application
- Church Partnership Application Renewal
TUITION REBATE FORMS
- Audit Hour Spouse Rebate
- Campus Crusade for Christ Rebate
- Campus Minister’s Rebate (Summer)
- Credit Hour Spouse Rebate
- EFCA ReachGlobal Rebate
- InterVarsity Rebate
- Young Life Rebate
OTHER FINANCIAL LINKS
- Additional forms may be required before you can be awarded Federal Student Aid, about which you will be notified via email and/or myTIU
- Online Bill Payment
- Alternative Payment Plans
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 847.317.8080.