Tuition and fee charges and financial aid awards are applied to the student account each semester. Student loans are typically disbursed to the student account 2 weeks after the semester start date and/or after the first course within the semester (modular based programs). Please note that a student’s annual loan eligibility is typically disbursed evenly between semesters within an academic year. You may choose to either pay your semester balance in full or participate in a monthly payment plan. Please read through this carefully and contact our Student Financial Services team at (847) 317-4200 or [email protected] with any questions. We are here to serve you!
Estimating Your Bill
The tuition and fees page can be used to estimate your total semester balance due by subtracting your semester’s awarded financial aid from your total semester charges. Once you have registered for a given semester, you may view your Course and Fee Statement on my.tiu.edu under Student Finances.
When estimating your balance, remember the lender withholds an origination fee of: 1.066% for Direct Subsidized & Unsubsidized loans and 4.264% for PLUS loans.
For example, a $1,750 Direct Subsidized loan for the fall semester would be credited to your account balance as $1,732 after the origination fee was deducted by the lender.
It is also important to realize that federal work-study money is issued directly to the student as a payroll check and will not be applied directly to the account balance. Work-study funds are awarded but only available if the student is able to find an eligible job. Please take this into consideration when estimating your semester balance.
All students are expected to make payment in full for their semester bill or make the first payment on a monthly payment plan prior to the first day of classes. Failure to finalize payment arrangements will result in a $250 fine assessed to registered students following the second week of the semester. Students awaiting their financial aid award letter to be finalized still need to make payment arrangements before the end of the second week of classes. Questions regarding the status of your award letter should be directed to Financial Aid within Student Financial Services at (847) 317-4200 or [email protected].
Accepted Forms of Payment
The university accepts cash, check, money order, debit card, MasterCard, Visa, America Express and Discover. Please note that a $25 fee is charged for any check returned by the bank due to non-sufficient funds, a closed account, a stopped payment, or any other reason as listed by the bank.
You may also contact your bank if you wish to inquire about your personal online payment options. If you wish to wire funds directly to the university please be sure to contact [email protected] for instructions.
Online Credit Card Payment: To pay your bill online by credit card, you may use this online form.
Credit Card Convenience Fee: All payments made with a credit card will require a nonrefundable convenience fee of 2.75% per each transaction made by U.S. bank cards (4.25% for International non-U.S. credit cards).
Payment by Check or Cash:
There is no fee for check or cash payments made to your Student account or Rent account. Payment may be made by visiting Trinity Central located in the Petersen Wing of McLennan or mailed directly to our office: Trinity International University, ATTN: Trinity Central, 2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL 60015. Please include your student ID# on the memo line of a check and specify if the payment is to be applied to your Student account or Rent account.
Trinity Alternative Payment Plan (TAPP)
Monthly Payment Plan: We offer a monthly payment plan option in a 5 or 4 month format for our Fall and Spring terms. An enrollment fee is required each semester. The 5 month begins one month before the semester starts while our 4 month begins the month the semester begins. The last day to enroll in a monthly plan is prior to the end of the second week of each semester. Applications may be downloaded below and submitted to our office either by fax, or mail to the address on the payment plan. A new application is required each semester you wish to enroll. If you have any questions, please contact Trinity Central at (847) 317-4200 or [email protected].
TAPP Due Dates
5 Months (7/15, 8/15, 9/15, 10/15, 11/15)
4 Months (8/15, 9/15, 10/15, 11/15)
5 Months (12/15, 1/15, 2/15, 3/15, 4/15)
4 Months (1/15, 2/15, 3/15, 4/15)
A Title IV aid credit balance is created when the amount of Title IV aid (Federal Pell grant, SEOG, Federal Perkins loans, Federal direct loans, and/or PLUS loans) on a student’s account is greater than the amount of charges assessed to the student’s account (Tuition, Fees, Room, Board, up to $200 of prior year balance and/or other educationally-related expenses). Trinity will automatically issue a refund check for the credit amount on a student’s account unless the student submits the Title IV Authorization Statement, which authorizes us to hold the Title IV credit balance on the student account. Authorization notwithstanding, any remaining credit balance will be sent to the student (or Parent if PLUS loan funds) no later than the end of the final Payment Period for each academic year. If a student authorizes Trinity to hold the excess Title IV funds on his/her Student Account and would like to request the funds in a check before the end of the academic year, they may do so by submitting a Student Account Refund Request.
Any students not participating in the traditional TAPP and has not paid their balance in full will also receive a deferment fee of 1% per month on any outstanding balance. This includes students who are waiting on financial aid such as scholarships, grants, or loans. Deferment fees are charged on the last working day of each month.
The current semester’s bill must be paid in full or be up to date on a traditional TAPP to register for the next semester. All balances owed to the institution must be paid in full prior to the release of official transcripts or a diploma.
University Email Messaging
All Trinity offices use student’s TIU email account for notification of important information and deadlines. It is the student’s responsibility to check TIU e-mail on a regular basis.
Trinity Central Office Hours and Contact Information
Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.
Email: [email protected]
More details on Tuition and Expenses may also be found in the Academic Catalog.