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.

UNDERGRADUATE ONLINE COSTS
2022-2023 ONLINE TUITION COSTS
Per Credit Hour $480 per hour
Online Course Fee $150 per course

All rates are effective beginning Fall 2022.

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 admissions 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].

TEDS ONLINE DEGREE COSTS 2022-2023
TEDS ONLINE DEGREE COSTS PER HOUR
Tuition $745
   
TEDS ONLINE FEE BASED ON CREDIT HOURS TAKEN 
Full-time students (10+ hours) $130
Part-time students (1-5 hours) $65

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 Bursar’s Office – Student Account.

TRINITY LAW SCHOOL ONLINE COSTS
TRINITY LAW SCHOOL COSTS
Juris Doctor Cost per unit $1055
Master of Legal Studies Cost per unit $750

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 LAW SCHOOL

LEGAL ADVANTAGE SCHOLARSHIP
The Legal Advantage Scholarship is awarded to Master’s 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.

Loan Repayment Assistance

Trinity International University is the ONLY institution in the country that provides our new undergraduate online students with a student loan repayment assistance promise: if your income after graduation is less than $50,000, we can help you repay your student loans after graduation (federal and private loans included). We want to empower our students to focus on pursuing their passions knowing their future is secure. We will help you follow life wherever it may lead because student loan debt won’t hold you back. This innovative award is provided at no cost to students. Receiving this loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) is automatic for new undergraduate online students who start their TIU education in the 2021-22 school year (August 2021 through June 2022).  Students will retain this benefit through their TIU education and through graduation.  These students may receive additional information from TIU and/or Ardeo Education Solutions.  To learn more, visit myLRAP.org.

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