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

The tuition and fees page of each particular school can be used to estimate your total semester balance due by subtracting your semester’s awarded financial aid from your total semester charges. Once you have registered for a given semester, you may view your Course and Fee Statement on under Student Finances. When estimating your balance, remember the lender withholds an origination fee of: 1.062% for Direct Subsidized & Unsubsidized loans and 4.248% for PLUS loans. For example, a $1,750 Direct Subsidized loan for the fall semester would be credited to your account balance as $1,731 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.

Payment Arrangements

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)

The TAPP allows students to divide total semester costs into installments by enrolling in a four month payment plan. There is no enrollment fee for the monthly payment plan. There is a minimum $100 deposit that goes towards the student account charges for the semester. A $50 Late Fine is charged for any payment received more than five days past the due date. A TAPP is not successfully established until both the enrollment deposit and the signed payment plan form have been received by the Bursar Office/Student Accounts on or before 3 business days prior to the first payment date (Sept 1st for Fall semesters and Feb 1st for Spring semesters).

Credit Balances

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.

Outstanding Balances

Any students not participating in the traditional TAPP and who have not paid their balance in full will also receive a deferment fee of 1% per month on any outstanding balance. This includes students who are waiting on financial aid such as scholarships, grants, or loans. Deferment fees are charged on the last working day of each month. The current semester’s bill must be paid in full or be up to date on a traditional TAPP to register for the next semester. All balances owed to the institution must be paid in full prior to the release of official transcripts or a diploma.

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. 


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