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Tuition and Fees

It is important to get a transparent look at all of the costs associated with going to college. The cost of your education can be made more affordable with scholarships, grants and other types of financial aid. Don’t forget—your admission counselor is here to help you navigate through this information!
Before you get started looking at the estimated costs, we shouldn’t pretend that the price tag of an excellent, Christ-centered private college education isn’t shocking. We know it can be overwhelming. But you’re not alone. Not only are there many students at TIU who come from similar backgrounds as you, there’s also a team of real people at Trinity dedicated to helping students like you afford an education that is personal, practical, and biblical.
Your Cost After Aid
Avg. Tuition After Scholarships & Grants

Avg. Tuition, Room, & Board After Scholarships, Grants, & Loans



Below is a table of the annual line-item costs associated with attending TIU, along with the average amounts of financial aid awarded to our students. Amounts below maybe be different for each individual depending on student choice of housing, meal plans, and athletic participation.
Tuition and Fees
Meal Plan
Course / Athletic Fees
Comprehensive Student Services Fee
Tuition Before Aid
Tuition and Fees Total
Financial Aid
Grants (State & Federal)
Total Aid
Want a personalized estimate? Check out our Net Price Calculator.

Academic Fees

Course Fees – When students register for any of the following courses they will be charged the corresponding fee.
Course Fees
Clinical Practice Fee (Student Teaching)
Science/Health Lab Fee
Selected HPW Course Fee
Graphic Design Supply Fee
Graphic Design Computer Laboratory Fee
Math Computer Fee

Other Fees

Music Fees
Enrollment Deposit – Deposit is applied to a student account during the first semester of enrollment. Deposits are fully refundable if Admissions receives notification of cancellation by May 1st (Fall semester) and December 1st (Spring semester). The deposit is only good for the academic year for which originally submitted and will be forfeited if applicants postpone to the following academic year.
New Student Orientation – A one-time fee is charged to all new students to cover expenses of mailings, printing, and events that introduce students to the college and the area, regardless of NSO participation.
Athletic Apparel & Transportation Fee – A fee is charged once per year to all student athletes.
Credit by Exam Fee, per hour – For each course in which a credit examination is administered, a charge will be made in lieu of tuition. Payment must be made in advance of exam.
Education Clinical Practice Fee – Required test fee for licensure in Illinois. Charged in the semester of student teaching.
Transcripts – All transcripts are sent electronically or via U.S. mail. If other service is requested (e.g. FedEx) there will be an additional charge. For more information:
Vehicle Registration – Students need to register their vehicles with Campus Security, there is no charge for vehicle registration or campus parking. Not displaying permit will result in fines.
Prior Learning Assessment Fee
Per credits petitioned
1-4 credit hours $235 5-9 credit hours $390 10+ credits $575

Undegraduate Dining

Dining Options from $1,705-$2,950
Trinity has great food every day throughout the school year. Hawkins Dining Hall offers buffet-style breakfasts, lunches, and dinners to students on a meal plan.
dining services

Undergraduate Housing

Housing Options from $2,800-$3,725
Living on campus is a key aspect of student life at Trinity! Residence Hall life fosters lasting memories of fun times and life-long friendships. It’s important to feel like you’re a part of the campus community, which is why Trinity prefers that full-time students live on campus.

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