Tuition & Aid

TUITION AND COSTS


Before you apply for aid, you will need to determine the costs of your online education. Below is a listing of tuition costs and other estimated costs to help you in that process. Completing your degree online at TIU is not only convenient, but also affordable.

TEDS ONLINE DEGREE COSTS
TEDS ONLINE DEGREE COSTS PER HOUR
Tuition $720

If you have specific financial needs or have questions about costs or financial aid, please call us at 800-435-8805. We would love to help you make the best, most informed decision possible. For more information and financial planning assistance, contact the TIU Financial Aid Office at [email protected].

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Find out more information at Student Financial Services.

TRINITY GRADUATE AND LAW SCHOOL ONLINE COSTS
TRINITY GRADUATE SCHOOL PER HOUR
Master of Arts in Bioethics $720
Master of Education $585

All rates are effective beginning Summer 2020.

If you have specific financial needs or have questions about costs or financial aid, please call us at (800) 435-8805. We would love to help you make the best, most informed decision possible. For more information and financial planning assistance, contact the TIU Financial Aid Office at [email protected].

INDIRECT COSTS (PER SEMESTER)
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.

Books & Supplies $600
Personal Expenses $800

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.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
Find out more information at Student Financial Services.

TRINITY LAW SCHOOL COSTS
Cost per unit $750
Cost per course $2,250
Total Program Cost $22,500 (tuition only)
UNDERGRADUATE ONLINE COSTS
2019-2020 ONLINE TUITION COSTS
Full Year (24 credit hours) $9,600
Per Credit Hour $400 per hour
Online Course Fee $185 per course
Total Estimated Cost $10,800/year

All rates are effective beginning Summer 2019.

We encourage our students to anticipate an estimated $200 for books and supplies for each course; an average of $600 per semester. These costs are estimated as book lists differ for each class. For tips and tricks to save money on your books, contact your enrollment counselor.

If you have specific financial needs or have questions about costs or financial aid, please call us at (800) 435-8805. We would love to help you make the best, most informed decision possible. For more information and financial planning assistance, contact the TIU Financial Aid Office at [email protected].

 

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

Did you know that nearly 95% of our students receive some form of financial aid? At Trinity 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].

TEDS

SCHOLARSHIPS & AID
Finding scholarships at TEDS for your online education is made simpler with our comprehensive list. There are also grants and rebates available as well.

SCHOLARSHIPS & AID

TRINITY GRADUATE

SCHOLARSHIPS & AID 
Finding scholarships at Trinity Graduate School is made simpler with our comprehensive list. There are also grants and rebates available as well.

SCHOLARSHIPS & AID

TRINITY LAW SCHOOL

LEGAL ADVANTAGE SCHOLARSHIP
The Legal Advantage Scholarship is awarded to Master of Legal Studies students who demonstrate a deep understanding of the advantages that an MLS can provide in their respective fields. The total awarded for this scholarship is up to $4,500 over the course of the entire degree program, and the scholarship is renewable as long as specific academic criteria are met each semester. Please contact the MLS admissions office at 800-257-1486 to learn more.

FEDERAL LOANS
Federal financial aid is available for all Trinity students through the Direct Unsubsidized Loan ($20,500/year, 5.31%) and the Direct PLUS Loan for Graduates (amount varies, 6.31%). 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.

UNDERGRADUATE

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.

STATE OF ILLINOIS MONETARY AWARD PROGRAM (MAP)
This is a need-based grant used to pay for tuition and mandatory fees. You can apply for this grant by submitting the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). The maximum amount of this award is $4,869. For more information regarding this grant program please visit the ISAC website.

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.

LOANS
Student loans can come from the federal government or from private institutions like banks. The money is borrowed and will need to be paid back to the government or bank with interest.

WILLIAM D. FORD DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM
This is a low-interest loan taken out by the student. The FAFSA must be completed in order to be eligible. Repayment begins six months after graduation or if the student drops below half-time status. The Subsidized Loan is based on need, and interest is paid by the government while the student is in school; interest on the Unsubsidized Loan begins to accrue upon disbursement of funds.

The Federal Government requires all new, first-time borrowers to complete Loan Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note. You can find more information and complete these two loan steps online at StudentLoans.gov.

PRIVATE LOANS
This is a variable rate loan that students take out on their own behalf. This loan requires a credit check and possibly, a cosigner. Interest rates vary depending on the lender. Please note that an alternative loan should be considered a loan of last resort.  You may qualify for Title IV loans (William D. Ford Direct) and should first explore these options before seeking an alternative/private education loan. 

Private loans should be considered a last resort.

Find out why

 

APPLY FOR AID

Here are instructions, resources and priority deadlines for applying for financial aid .

TEDS/TRINITY GRADUATE SCHOOL

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.

UNDERGRADUATE

1. COMPLETE THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA).
Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1.

October 1: Earliest date to submit the FAFSA. You may estimate your income on the FAFSA before filing your tax return. You simply need to adjust the income information once your taxes are filed.

Illinois Residents: A FAFSA must be submitted for eligibility to be determined for the State of IL MAP Grant. Since there is a finite amount of grant money, we recommend submitting your FAFSA as close to October 1 as possible.

No later than April 1: Submit the FAFSA to receive priority consideration for Trinity financial aid.

Do 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.

2.TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL CODE: 001772

3. REVIEW AND RETURN YOUR AWARD LETTER.
You may accept 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 our office within 30 days of receipt.

4. COMPLETE A DIRECT MASTER PROMISSORY NOTE.
If this is the first time you are requesting a Direct Loan while at Trinity, you will need to complete a Master Promissory Note.

5. COMPLETE DIRECT/PERKINS LOAN ENTRANCE COUNSELING.
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.

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 847-317-8060.

Dependent Verification Forms – 2019-2020 Forms

Independent Verification Forms – 2019-2020 Forms

Important Links and Forms