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.
When estimating your balance, remember the lender withholds an origination fee of: 1.073% for Direct Subsidized & Unsubsidized loans and 4.292% for PLUS loans.
For example, a $1750 Direct Subsidized loan for the fall semester would be credited to your account balance as $1731 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 $200 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 the Student Financial Services at (847) 317-4200 or [email protected].
Trinity Alternative Payment Plan (TAPP)
Trinity is implementing a new Accounts Receivable database, which will include a new student payment portal. At this time, a course & fee statement which you would typically access from mytiu.edu is not yet available. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have questions regarding your account balance, please contact Trinity Central at 847-317-4200 or [email protected].
Other helpful bill payment information:
Online Payment Form: To pay your bill online, you may use this online form.
FA17 Payment Plan: Our 5-month payment plan begins July 15th for the Fall 2017 semester. Our 4-month plan begins August 15th with the last payment ending November 15th. While our new student payment portal is under construction, please use this online form to inquire about your Fall semester balance and to request information regarding the payment plan enrollment. An Accounting Associate will follow up with you shortly by email.
Credit Card Convenience Fee: Trinity will no longer cover the required credit card processing fee for payments made at the University. All payments made with a credit card will require a nonrefundable convenience fee of 2.75% per each transaction (4.25% for International non-U.S. credit cards). There is no fee for check, eCheck, or cash payments made to your Student account or Rent account. Payment may continue to be made by visiting Trinity Central located in the Petersen Wing of McLennan. Any check payments may be submitted at Trinity Central 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.
TAPP Due Dates
4 Months (1/15, 2/15, 3/15, 4/15)
5 Months (12/15, 1/15, 2/15, 3/15, 4/15)
4 Months (8/15, 9/15, 10/15, 11/15)
5 Months (7/15, 8/15, 9/15, 10/15, 11/15)
2 Months (5/15, 6/15)
If you have any questions concerning the TAPP or Financial Aid award please contact a Trinity Central Associate at (847) 317-4200.
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.