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Financial Aid

Trinity Online Financial Aid

We believe there is great value in the education you will receive at Trinity, and so we work hard to make it affordable. We can help provide you with a little extra money to make college work for your family. In addition to Trinity scholarships, we can help you find outside scholarships and grants.

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Undergraduate Online

2022-2023 ONLINE TUITION
Per Credit Hour = $480 per hour
Online Course Fee = $150 per course
All rates are effective beginning Fall 2022.
At Trinity nearly 95% of our students receive some form of financial aid. We offer scholarships, grants, rebates, and other aid options to help pay for the cost of schooling. Learn more about what is available below or by contacting the Financial Aid Office at [email protected]

Ensure The Best Financial Package By:

October 1st is the earliest date to submit the FAFSA and must be submitted no later than April 1st. If you have questions about completing the FAFSA you can contact our student financial services team any time at [email protected] with any questions you may have.
You may acept or reject any portion of the financial aid offer by circling (A) for accept or (R) for reject. Please return your award letter stating your intention to out office within 30 days of receipt.
If this is the first time you are requesting a Direct Loan while at Trinity, you will need to complete a Master Promissory Note.
Before a Direct or Perkins loan can be applied to your student account, federal regulations require that you complete entrance counseling online through Direct and Perkins processes. Entrance Counseling provides information about how to manage your student loans both during and after college.

Grants

Grants are a form of financial aid that do not need to be repaid. Students pursuing a degree in one of our online programs may be eligible to receive federal or state grants.

Federal Pell Grant

This is a need-based grant used to pay for tuition, fees, room, board, and living expenses. You can apply for this grant by submitting the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). The maximum amount of this award is $5,730.

Christian High School Partnership Grant

Trinity values partnerships with area Christian High Schools in the integration of faith and learning. Students must graduate from one of our partner high schools.

Church Match Grant

This grant is available to both graduate and undergraduate students. If your church donates funds toward your education Trinity will match that donation up to $1,000 for each academic year. Applications and checks must be received before the first day of classes. Simply fill out the application and send it in.

TEACH Grant

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. For more information, please visit the TEACH Grant portion of the federal website.

State of Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP)

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. For more information, please visit the TEACH Grant portion of the federal website.

Trinity Church Partnership Grant

Awarded to students who currently attend a church that gives a minimum financial gift to Trinity each year. In order to receive the grant, students must be “approved” by the pastor as a regular attendee of the sending church. Please contact your church to determine if they participate. Award amount varies from $500-$2,000. New students should fill out the first-time application; returning students who have received this grant before should complete the renewal form.

Divinity Online

2022-2023 ONLINE TUITION

Per Hour

Tuition = $745 per hour

Based on Credit Hours Taken

Full-time Students (10+ hours) = $130
Part-time Students (1-5 hours) = $65
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School knows how important your educational goals are to fulfilling God’s call on your life. Being able to afford seminary is an essential step on the road to getting there. That’s why we strive to offer a generous scholarship and financial aid program. We want you to experience all of the excellence in evangelical scholarship that TEDS has to offer and begin applying your knowledge to ministry.

Grants and Scholarships

By submitting the following application, you will automatically be considered for all of the following scholarships.

RUUD Scholarship

This scholarship is available to master’s-level students who have an incoming GPA of 3.5 or higher and display strategic leadership potential. Students must maintain a 3.25 GPA and enroll in at least 10 residential hours each semester while at Trinity.

Dean's Scholarship

Eligibility for this scholarship is based on a 3.2 minimum GPA from the transcript of the most recently completed degree (new students) or upon review of TIU cumulative GPA after completion of at least 20 credits (returning students). For master’s-level students.

Helga Henry Scholarship

This award will be granted to outstanding master’s-level women who desire to pursue a theological or graduate education. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on exceptional leadership potential.

Global Impact Scholarship

These scholarships will be awarded to master’s-level students with evidence of outstanding leadership potential in the evangelical community. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on previous leadership experience.

Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship available to international master’s level student who have demonstrated a commitment to serve in crucial location, organizations, or roles that will impact the global church. Apply before May 1st.

Waybright International Student Grant

This award is available for returning master’s-level international students within an eligible program, full-time or half-time. Contact the International Student and Scholars Office during the first year of enrollment to apply.

Waybright Multicultural Development Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident master’s-level students who represent multicultural backgrounds or cross-cultural experiences that will contribute to TIU’s core value of Community.

Carl F. H. Henry Scholarship

This scholarship is available to master’s-level students who have an incoming GPA of 3.75 or higher and display potential to make a significant contribution in the evangelical community. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and enroll in at least 10 residential hours each semester while at Trinity.

Church Match Grant

Masters and PhD Student: Trinity will match up to $1,000 for contributions given by any church; up to $2,000 for contributions given by Evangelical Free Churches; or up to $2,000 for Trinity alumni per academic year.
Doctor of Ministry Students: Trinity will match up to $250 for all contributions given by Evangelical Free Churches; up to $150 for Trinity Alumni; or up to $100 for all other applicants per seminar.
The deadline for this application is before the first day of the student’s first semester at Trinity.

EFCA Church Planting Scholarship

In order to qualify, program applicants must meet all admissions requirements to the TEDS MDiv degree program and be nominated through a letter of recommendation by their district of the EFCA prior to matriculation. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other Trinity Scholarships. Be sure to apply prior to matriculation.

Church Partnership Grant

Awarded to new master’s-level students who currently attend a church that give a minimum financial gift to TIU each year. In order to receive the grant, students must be “approved” by the pastor as a regular attendee of the sending church.

New students should complete the Trinity Church Partnership Grant Application. Returning students who have previously submitted the application should submit the Trinity Church Partnership Grant Application RENEWAL.
The deadline for this application is before the first day of the student’s first semester at Trinity.

Rebates

Young Life Rebate

Students serving full-time with Young Life are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master’s-level courses taken at the Deerfield Campus site and/or Online (DE). This rebate is not applicable toward students enrolled in any of our Extension Site programs.

Credit Hour Spouse Rebate

The spouse of a master’s student is eligible for a reduction or waiver of course fees for as long as the first student is enrolled full-time. Students already receiving tuition rebates or grants from the institution are ineligible.

CRU Rebate

Students serving full-time with CRU are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master’s-level courses taken at the Deerfield Campus site and/or Online (DE). This rebate is not applicable toward students enrolled in any of our Extension Site programs.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Rebate

Students serving full-time with InterVarsity are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master’s-level courses taken at the Deerfield Campus site and/or Online (DE). This rebate is not applicable toward students enrolled in any of our Extension Site programs.

LAw School Online

2022-2023 ONLINE TUITION
Juris Doctor Cost per unit = $1055
Master of Legal Studies Cost per unit = $750
Federal financial aid is available for all Trinity students through the Direct Unsubsidized Loan ($20,500/year, 4.3%) and the Direct PLUS Loan for Graduates (amount varies, 5.3%). The average financial aid package is $28,500 per year and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and some living expenses. Contact the admissions office for more information about financial aid and the application process.

Scholarships - JD Program

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission to the regular JD program are automatically considered for merit and non-merit based scholarships based on the information provided throughout the admissions process. Most scholarships are renewable as long as specific academic requirements are maintained each semester. Contact Admissions at 714-796-7100 to learn more about specific scholarship requirements.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit scholarships are based primarily on your LSAT score (145+) and academic background. Awards vary from $2,000 to full-tuition with the possibility of stipend.

Deans' Full Tuition + Stipend

  • 100% Tuition Cost + $500-$1500/yr Monthly Stipend.
  • LSAT in the 60th Percentile or Higher (155-180)

Deans' Full Tuition

  • 100% Tuition Cost ($31,650)
  • LSAT in the 60th Percentile or Higher (152-154)

Deans'

  • 50-75% of Tuition Cost ($15,825-$23,737)
  • LSAT in the 40th Percentile or Higher (149-151)

Justice

  • Scholarship of $5,000-$7,500
  • LSAT in the 33rd Percentile or Higher (147-148)

Legal Studies

  • Scholarship of $2,000-$5,000
  • LSAT in the 26th Percentile or Higher (145-146)

Non-Merit Scholarships

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission to the regular JD program are automatically considered for scholarships based on the information provided throughout the admissions process. Non-merit scholarships are offered for those who have graduated from a Christian college (institution must be a member of NACCAP to qualify), are members of an EFCA church, who are coming to law school with only an AA/AS degree, or who have a history of public service.

Christian College

50% Tuition Costs

Church Match

Up to $2,000/year

Public Service

$500 Annual Grant

EV Free Church

50% Tuition Costs

Community College

$2,500 Annual Grant

Founder's

$1,500/year
The Mephibosheth Scholarship provides special assistance for individuals who have a physical or sensory impairment that is likely to continue indefinitely.
If your church donates funds towards your education, Trinity will match the donations each academic year through the Church Match Scholarship.

Scholarships - MLS Program

Master of Legal Studies students who demonstrate a deep understanding of the advantages that an MLS can provide in their respective fields are automatically considered for scholarships ranging from 20%-50% of tuition (up to $4,500-$11,250) over the course of the entire degree program. Scholarships are renewable as long as specific academic criteria are met each semester. Please contact the MLS admissions office at 800-257-1486 to learn more.

President's Scholarship

  • Covers 50% of Tuition
  • 3.5+ Undergrad GPA Requirement

Dean's Scholarship

  • Covers 30% of Tuition
  • 3.0-3.49 Undergrad GPA Requirement

Legal Studies Scholarship

  • Covers 20% of Tuition
  • 2.5-2.9 Undergrad Scholarship

TLS Grads

  • 50% TLS Grad

Non-TLS Grads

  • 35% Non-TLS Grad
*Scholarships cannot be combined. Students will be awarded the highest scholarship for which they qualify.

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