Student Account Information
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 the Bursar’s Office at 847-317-8080 or [email protected] with any questions. We are here to serve you!
Estimating Your Bill
All students are expected to make payments 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 monthly 1% deferment fee of the current balance until paid in full. 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 at 847-317-8060 or [email protected].
Accepted Forms of Payment
The university accepts cash, check, money order, 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 the online payment form.
Credit Card Convenience Fee: All payments made with a credit card will require a nonrefundable convenience fee of 2% per each transaction made. 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 the Business Office located in the ATO Chapel or mailed directly to our office: Trinity International University, ATTN: Bursar’s Office, 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. The 5-month format begins one month before the semester starts while our 4-month format begins the month the semester begins. The last day to enroll in a monthly plan is January 14 for spring or August 15th for fall. Applications may be submitted to our office by filling out one of the forms below. A new application is required each semester you wish to enroll. If you have any questions, please contact us at 847-317-8080 or [email protected].
A Title IV aid credit balance is created when the amount of Title IV aid (Federal Pell grant, SEOG, 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 before the end of the academic year, they may do so by submitting a Student Account Refund Request.
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 email on a regular basis. More details on Tuition and Expenses may also be found in the Academic Catalog.
HEERF REPORTING INFORMATION
Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (HEERF 2.0)
CARES Act Reporting–Institutional HEERF Allocation
CARES Act Reporting–Institutional HEERF Allocation- Sept. 30, 2021
CARES Act Reporting–Institutional HEERF Allocation- Dec. 31, 2021