Tuition & Aid

TUITION & AID


 

WE KNOW THAT COST IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR

As you make your choice about where to pursue your academic goals, let us help make those goals a reality by alleviating some of the financial stress associated with college. We believe there is great value in the education you will receive, so we work hard to make it affordable for you to attend Trinity.

Total Costs for 2020-2021
Total Cost Semester Year
Tuition (Full-time) $16,199 $32,398
Board $2,575 $5,150
Room $2,900 $5,800
Comprehensive Fee $450 $900
TOTAL $21,049 $44,243
INDIRECT ANNUAL COSTS

For us to determine financial need, we are required to include the following expenses for all students at Trinity.

These expenses are not charged to your student account, rather, they are meant to represent an estimate of other expenses you should bear in mind when counting the overall cost of your education.

COST ESTIMATES YEAR
Books and Supplies $1,200
Transportation $1,540
Personal Expenses $1,480
UNDERGRADUATE TUITION BREAKDOWN (2020-2021)
FULL-TIME TUITION
12-18 credit hours/semester $16,199
Over 18 credit hours $700/hr
PART-TIME TUITION
1-11 credit hours
$1,400/hr
May Term Tuition (SM20) $465/hr
Audit $80/hr
HOUSING COSTS
RESIDENCE HALL SEMESTER
Johnson Single $3,425
Johnson Double $2,900
Madsen Hall Single $3,300
Madsen Hall Double $2,600
Trinity Hall Single $3,650
Trinity Hall Double $2,700
Trinity Hall Double w/living room $2,925

Vehicle Registration: No registration fee. Students need to register their vehicles.

DINING COSTS

DINING SERVICES

MEAL
PLAN
PLAN
INFORMATION
PRICE PER SEMESTER
Block 240 Plus
  • 240 Meals/Semester
  • Meal plan can be used in Hawkins Dining Hall and FRESH Cafe
  • Include $200 in Munch Money to be used for smaller purchases or to buy lunch for a friend or family member
  • Any unused Munch Money can be rolled over or converted into meal swipes from the Fall to Spring semester
$2,575
Block 240
  • 240 Meals/Semester
  • Include $100 in Munch Money
  • Meal plan can be used in Hawkins Dining Hall and FRESH Cafe
  • All students are eligible
  • Approximately 15 meals per week
$2,500
Block 210
  • 210 Meals/Semester
  • Include $50 in Munch Money
  • Meal plan can be used in Hawkins Dining Hall and FRESH Cafe
  • All students are eligible
  • Approximately 13 meals per week
$2,200
Block 140
  • 140 Meals/Semester
  • Include $50 in Munch Money
  • Meal plan can be used in Hawkins Dining Hall and FRESH Cafe
  • All students are eligible
  • Approximately 9 meals per week
$1,600
Commuter
/Block 10
  • 10 Meals/Semester
  • Meal plan can be used in Hawkins Dining Hall and FRESH Cafe
  • Only undergraduate students who are commuting or living in TC Senior Privileged Housing are eligible
  • All apartment residents are eligible • All graduate students are eligible
$105
Munch Money is Dining Services credit that is added to your ID card with the purchase of an eligible meal plan and can be used at FRESH for a quick “to go” meal or a late night snack.

 

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

The Net Price Calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information to prospective first-time freshman undergraduate students who will be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at Trinity.

Net Price Calculator

We know that cost is an important factor in your college search. As you make your choice about where to pursue your academic goals, let us help make those goals a reality by alleviating some of the financial stress associated with college. We believe there is great value in the education you will receive, so we work hard to make it affordable for you to attend Trinity.

The Net Price Calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information to prospective first-time freshman undergraduate students who will be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at Trinity.

Visit tiu.edu/accounting for information regarding our monthly payment plan. Please contact our admissions team with any questions!

All grant and loan values are estimates only, and not a guarantee of a financial aid award. Eligibility for federal and state financial aid types must be established through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and by meeting all eligibility requirements. Your actual financial aid award may vary from this estimate.

 

Please complete the information requested below:

Test Scores and GPA

If you have only taken the SAT, please use this converter to find an equivalent ACT score.

What is your ACT Composite Score?:
What is your unweighted high school Grade Point Average (4.0 scale)?:

Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)

If you have already filed the 2020-21 FAFSA, and know your EFC, enter that number here. Or, click here to calculate your estimated family contribution (EFC) for the field below.

Enter EFC :

Residency

Are you an Illinois Resident?

Yes
No

Do you plan to live on campus?

Yes
No

 

 

2020-21 Net Price Calculator Estimate

Thank you for completing the Net Price Calculator. Below is a summary of your estimated aid and net costs to attend Trinity. Keep in mind, these figures are estimates, and your actual financial aid award may vary from this estimate.

2020-21 Academic Year Costs

Estimated Direct Costs

Tuition (12-18 hours per semester)

$32,398.00

Mandatory Fees

$630.00

Board (block 240 meal plan)

$5,000.00

Room (freshman housing)

$5,800.00

Total Estimated Direct Costs

$43,828.00

2020-21 Academic Year Estimated Gift Aid

Estimated Award Amount

Estimated Pell Grant

Estimated Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Estimated State of IL MAP Grant

Estimated Institutional Academic Aid

Estimated Additional Trinity Scholarships

Total Estimated Gift Aid

Estimated Net Price

Indirect Costs: 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. These figures are estimates and can vary significantly for every student.

2020-21 Indirect Costs

Estimated Indirect Costs

Estimated Books and Supplies

Estimated Transportation

Estimated Personal Expenses

Estimated Off-Campus Living Expenses

Total Estimated Indirect Costs

Additional Information

In the current academic year, 100% of our full-time, first -year undergraduate students received assistance through scholarships and grants. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov in order to be considered for federal and/or state assistance (including grants, loans and work-study). While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the Net Price Calculator, please keep in mind that this estimate does not represent a final determination, or actual award of financial assistance.

Please visit tiu.edu/scholarships for more information regarding the various scholarships that we offer at Trinity.

Freshman dependent students may qualify for a Federal Direct Student Loan up to $5,500 per year, and a possible Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan to cover any remaining estimated costs. Freshman independent students may qualify for a Federal Direct Student Loan up to $9,500 per year. More information regarding the Federal Direct loan programs may be viewed on www.studentloans.gov

Loan Type

Amount Available

Federal Direct Student Loan

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

Federal Direct Loans Total

Visit tiu.edu/accounting for information regarding our monthly payment plan. Please contact our admissions team with any questions!

All grant and loan values are estimates only, and not a guarantee of a financial aid award. Eligibility for federal and state financial aid types must be established through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and by meeting all eligibility requirements. Your actual financial aid award may vary from this estimate.

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ABOUT FINANCIAL AID

We believe there is great value in the education you will receive at Trinity, and so we work hard to make it affordable. Whether you are a musician or athlete, a leader in your church youth group or your parents are in full time ministry, we can help provide you with a little extra money to make college work for your family.

In addition to Trinity scholarships, we can help you find outside scholarships and grants. Contact your Admissions Counselor for assistance.

Scholarships

We will personally work with you to ensure that you receive the absolute best financial aid package possible!

Trinity offers many scholarships and grants to undergraduate students who apply for financial aid (FAFSA). All students qualify for a scholarship in at least one of several areas.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Please contact admissions if you have any questions or to determine scholarship eligibility at: [email protected] or 847-317-7000.

GRANTS

TRINITY CHURCH PARTNERSHIP GRANT
Awarded to students who currently attend a church that gives a minimum financial gift to Trinity each year. In order to receive the grant, students must be “approved” by the pastor as a regular attendee of the sending church. Please contact your church to determine if they participate. Award amount varies from $500-$2,000. New students should fill out the first-time application below; returning students who have received this grant before should complete the renewal form below.

Church Partnership Application

Download The Renewal Form

TRINITY GRANTS (NON-MERIT)
These grants are awarded to full-time students. Students may be eligible to receive a maximum of 3 of the following grants.Athletes & Musicians: The amount you are eligible for will be included in your major-based scholarship.Family Educational Opportunity Grant: This $500 grant is awarded to students who have other family members pursuing a degree as a full-time student at Trinity.Diversity Grant: This grant supports ethnic diversity at Trinity by awarding $500 to non-Caucasian U.S. citizens.Alumni Grant: This $500 grant is awarded to students with at least one parent who graduated from Trinity.Christian Service Grant: This grant supports pastors or missionaries by awarding $500 to their son or daughter who is attending Trinity.Evangelical Free Church Grant: This $1,000 grant is awarded to students who are members or regular attendees at an Evangelical Free Church.

CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP GRANT

Trinity values the partnerships with area Christian High School’s in the integration of faith and learning. Students must graduate from one of our partner high schools.

CHURCH MATCH GRANT
This grant is available to both graduate and undergraduate students. If your church donates funds toward your education Trinity will match that donation up to $1,000 for each academic year. Applications and checks must be received before the first day of classes. Simply fill out the application and send it in.

Download The Application

STOVER OPPORTUNITY GRANT

This is a need-based grant awarded to full-time students. Amount varies depending on need.

Athletes & Musicians: The amount you are eligible for will be included in your major-based scholarship.

FEDERAL AID

FEDERAL PELL GRANT

This is a need-based grant used to pay for tuition, fees, room, board, and living expenses. The maximum amount of this award is $6,095.

STATE OF ILLINOIS MONETARY AWARD PROGRAM (MAP) GRANT

This is a need-based grant used to pay for tuition and mandatory fees. The maximum amount of this award is $4,869.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.

AID WEBSITE

FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT

This is a need-based grant used to pay for tuition and fees. The maximum amount of this award is $1,400 (based on availability of funds at Trinity).

GOLDEN APPLE SCHOLARSHIP GRANT

Beginning in April of their junior year and continuing through November of their senior year, any Illinois high school student who is interested in a teaching career is eligible for the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program. To apply, students must first be nominated for the program by a teacher, counselor, principal or other non-family adult. Students may also self-nominate.

AID WEBSITE

LOANS

 

WILLIAM D. FORD DIRECT STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM

This is a low-interest loan taken out by the student. The FAFSA must be completed in order to be eligible. Interest rate for both the Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans: 5.04%. 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. Please click below for more information and to complete these two loan steps.

 LEARN MORE 

DIRECT PLUS LOAN

The Direct PLUS (Parental Loan to Undergraduate Students) loan is a low-interest loan that parents take out on the student’s behalf. The FAFSA must be completed in order to be eligible. The interest rate is fixed at 7.59%. Repayment begins within sixty days after the loan is disbursed or may be deferred until six months after the student graduates or drops below half-time status. Please click here for more information and to apply.

PRIVATE LOANS

This is a variable rate loan that students take out on their own behalf. This loan requires a credit check and generally, 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 (Perkins loans, William D. Ford Direct or Direct Plus) and should first explore these options before seeking an alternative/private education loan.

Private loans should be considered as a last resort.

Find out why

AID WEBSITE 

MILITARY BENEFITS

 

GETTING STARTED: 3 INITIAL STEPS

1. Apply to Trinity

In addition to filling out the application, provide your transcripts and test scores as needed, and your Joint Services Transcript (JST) for credits you might have earned while in the service. 

2. Get your GI Bill Benefits

3. Talk to Trinity’s VA Certifying Official
Contact Nicole Kelleher, at [email protected] or 847-317-7061.

Apply Here

MILITARY FAQS

Can I get credit for my military experience or military courses?
To determine which credits transfer, have your official Joint Services Transcript (JST) sent directly to Trinity.

Can I use military benefits as a non-degree seeking student?
You must be a degree-seeking student to receive military benefits at TIU.

What Chapters are certified through Trinity?
Chapter 33- Post 9/11 GI Bill (Most Common)

Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty)

Chapter 35 – Survivors and Dependents Assistance

Chapter 1606 – Selected Reserves

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship)

Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits

Tuition Assistance Benefits

How do I know what military benefits I’m eligible for?
Certificate of Eligibility letters are issued to students directly from the VA.

Apply Here

Military Tuition Assistance program applications can be found here:

CONTACT
Nicole Kelleher, VA Certifying Official at Trinity International University: [email protected], 847-317-7061

Department of Veteran’s Affairs: 888-442-4551, call between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Central Time M-F; Overseas Number: 001-918-781-5678

FAQS

AM I ELIGIBLE?
Eligibility for Trinity scholarships and grants is determined at the time of admission as a first-time freshman or new incoming transfer student (unless otherwise specified) and is based on the current awards available at the time of admission.

CAN I LOSE MY SCHOLARSHIP?
Students will continue to receive these awards each academic year as long as they are still meeting any required criteria to maintain the awards.

IF MY GPA FALLS, WILL I LOSE MY ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP?
You must maintain the following GPA standards in order to maintain your academic award. Recipient GPAs are monitored at the end of each academic year.

Presidential Scholars Weekend Scholarships: 3.5 GPA

University Academic Scholarships: $12,000 Level ($6,000 Level for Transfers) — 3.2 GPA; $11,000 Level ($3,500 Level for Transfers) — 3.0 GPA; $10,000 Level — 2.75 GPA

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: 3.1 GPA

FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

FAFSA on the web – Start here with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students needing Federal financial aid must submit the FAFSA.

Federal Student Loans – The Direct Loans site provides information for students about the federal Direct Loan program. If you have questions about federal student loans, this is the best place to start.

Military Benefits – (Also see “Military Benefits” above) serves as an overview of the types of military benefits veterans are able to utilize at Trinity International University. For more information about these programs or about the certification process, please contact Trinity’s VA Certifying Official: Nicole Kelleher at 847.317.7061 or [email protected].

National Student Loan Data System – The NSLDS is the Department of Education’s central student aid database. The site provides student loan exit counseling, an integrated view of all of your Title IV loans, and a great overview of federal financial aid.

Important Consumer Information – In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, we have provided this information to help you make an informed financial decision.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

CERTIFICATE OF FINANCE 

This form must be completed by every international student seeking admission to Trinity. The US government requires us to check whether every student has adequate funds to cover academic and living expenses while attending Trinity.

CLEP EXAM EQUIVALENCIES 

View equivalencies for College Level Exam Programs (CLEP).

Did you know the Trinity Thrive Center is a certified CLEP testing site?

WORK STUDY
By being employed on campus through the Federal Work-Study Program, students can make up to $2,000+ per year. It is important for students to realize that a Federal Work-Study (FWS) award, if included in your financial aid award letter, is significantly different from other award items in two ways:

Unlike grants, scholarships, and loans, FWS is not a guaranteed amount, since it is the student’s responsibility to find a FWS job on campus.

Unlike grants, scholarships, and loans, there is no automatic posting of dollars to the student account. This occurs only if the student takes the initiative to deposit the biweekly paycheck into his or her own account.

When planning how the FWS award may affect your annual costs, you must project the actual amount you expect to earn. In many cases, the actual amount may be less than the total allowed by your Financial Aid award.

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES
College Board FundFinder
Locate scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial aid programs from noncollege sources that match your education level, talents, and background. Complete the profile form and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from a database of more than 2,000 undergraduate scholarships, internships, and loan programs.

FastWEB
Set up a personalized profile that will match your specific skills, abilities, and interests to fastWEB’s database of more than 400,000 scholarships.

U.S. News
Utilize this personalized search tool to find scholarships that match your specific background with your best scholarship options.

FINANCIAL AID MYTHS
THE MYTH
Private Christian Higher Education is not affordable.
THE FACTS
The cost of attending Trinity for one year is approximately $38,000. But that figure does not include deductions for scholarships, grants, loans or work-study options. Most families find these deductions greatly reduce the price they’ll actually pay. Just as few car buyers pay the full sticker price of their vehicle, many families are not paying Trinity’s “sticker price.”

CHECK SCHOLARSHIPS

THE MYTH
Private Education is only available to families with higher income levels.
THE FACTS
Here is a breakdown of annual family income levels for Trinity’s student body. And with over 95% of our students receiving financial aid, Trinity has students from all economic backgrounds.

VIEW FINANCIAL AID CASE STUDIES

THE MYTH
Student loans usually lead to a mountain of debt and credit problems.
THE FACTS
When properly managed, student loan repayments are affordable. When viewed against the cost of not obtaining a degree, they become an outstanding investment in your future earning potential. For more information about the costs of a Trinity education, visit our Cost Breakdown page.

VIEW DETAILED COST BREAKDOWN

THE MYTH
Paying for college isn’t worth the investment.
THE FACTS
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2015, average yearly earnings (left) are higher for college graduates and unemployment rates (right) are lower.

CALCULATE THE NET PRICE OF YOUR DEGREE
(Set target to Detailed Costs above)

THE MYTH
Finding financial aid is a frustrating, time-consuming process.
THE FACTS
At Trinity, our staff is familiar with the types of aid that are available, and they will help you through the application process. You’ll simply need to supply needed information prior to the appropriate deadlines.

APPLY FOR AID NOW
(Set target to Apply for Financial Aid below)

Case Studies

We’ve worked the numbers for you. A lot of factors go into determining the amount of aid students are eligible to receive, and below we present a few of the scenarios with which you may identify. With over 90% of our students receiving financial aid, we are committed to walking through the financial aid process with you – the average award package for full-time freshmen is over $23,000!

RACHEL (ILLINOIS)

PARENT’S FINANCES
Adjusted Gross Income $66,203
Investments
Family Size 4
Number in College 2
Student’s ACT/SAT 25
Student’s GPA 3.64
FINANCIAL AID PACKAGES
Trinity Academic Scholarship $11,000.00
“Other” Trinity Scholarship Assistance* $1,500.00
Pell Grant
SEOG
State of IL MAP Grant $4,720.00
Direct Student Loan $5,500.00
Perkins Student Loan $1,000.00
Parent PLUS Loan
Outside Scholarship $1,000.00
Total Aid $24,720.00
ESTIMATED DIRECT COST
(not including books, supplies, personal, travel) $36,070.00
Balance Due $11,350.00
COST PER MONTH
8-month payment plan $1,418.75
10-month payment plan $1,135.00
HOUSING—ON CAMPUS

Please Note:

  • A descriptive listing of our various scholarship offerings can be found online.
  • Each of the students indicated above also qualify for work-study and may be able to earn up to $2,000 per year.
  • For all Pell, SEOG and State of IL MAP recipients: The value of the these awards is based upon the current federal guidelines and are contingent upon the availability of either federal (Pell, SEOG) or state (MAP) funds.

ASHLEY (NEW YORK)

PARENT’S FINANCES
Adjusted Gross Income $137,953
Investments
Family Size 6
Number in College 2
Student’s ACT/SAT 20
Student’s GPA 3.75
FINANCIAL AID PACKAGES
Trinity Academic Scholarship $10,000.00
“Other” Trinity Scholarship Assistance*
Pell Grant
SEOG
State of IL MAP Grant
Direct Student Loan $5,500.00
Perkins Student Loan $1,000.00
Parent PLUS Loan $10,000.00
Outside Scholarship $500.00
Total Aid $27,000.00
ESTIMATED DIRECT COST
(not including books, supplies, personal, travel) $36,070.00
Balance Due $9,070.00
COST PER MONTH
8-month payment plan $1,133.75
10-month payment plan $907.00
HOUSING—ON CAMPUS

MICHAEL (IOWA)

PARENT’S FINANCES
Adjusted Gross Income $72,533
Investments
Family Size 5
Number in College 1
Student’s ACT/SAT 26
Student’s GPA 4.0
FINANCIAL AID PACKAGES
Trinity Academic Scholarship $12,000.00
“Other” Trinity Scholarship Assistance* $2,900.00
Pell Grant
SEOG
State of IL MAP Grant
Direct Student Loan $5,500.00
Perkins Student Loan $1,000.00
Parent PLUS Loan
Outside Scholarship
Total Aid $21,400.00
ESTIMATED DIRECT COST
(not including books, supplies, personal, travel) $36,070.00
Balance Due $14,670.00
COST PER MONTH
8-month payment plan $1,833.75
10-month payment plan $1,467.00
HOUSING—ON CAMPUS

KEVIN (ILLINOIS)

PARENT’S FINANCES
Adjusted Gross Income $144,678
Investments
Family Size 5
Number in College 2
Student’s ACT/SAT 26
Student’s GPA 3.95
FINANCIAL AID PACKAGES
Trinity Academic Scholarship $11,000.00
“Other” Trinity Scholarship Assistance* $1,000.00
Pell Grant
SEOG
State of IL MAP Grant
Direct Student Loan $5,500.00
Perkins Student Loan
Parent PLUS Loan $7,500.00
Outside Scholarship
Total Aid $25,000.00
ESTIMATED DIRECT COST
(not including books, supplies, personal, travel) $36,070.00
Balance Due $11,070.00
COST PER MONTH
8-month payment plan $1,383.75
10-month payment plan $1,107.00
HOUSING—ON CAMPUS

SARAH (TEXAS)

PARENT’S FINANCES
Adjusted Gross Income $56,051
Investments
Family Size 4
Number in College 1
Student’s ACT/SAT 20
Student’s GPA 2.87
FINANCIAL AID PACKAGES
Trinity Academic Scholarship
“Other” Trinity Scholarship Assistance* $14.000.00
Pell Grant $2,295.00
SEOG $1,400.00
State of IL MAP Grant
Direct Student Loan $5,500.00
Perkins Student Loan $1,000.00
Parent PLUS Loan $5,000.00
Outside Scholarship
Total Aid $29,195.00
ESTIMATED DIRECT COST
(not including books, supplies, personal, travel) $36,070.00
Balance Due $6,875.00
COST PER MONTH
8-month payment plan $859.38
10-month payment plan $687.50
HOUSING—ON CAMPUS

CALEB (ILLINOIS)

PARENT’S FINANCES
Adjusted Gross Income $25,600
Investments
Family Size 4
Number in College 2
Student’s ACT/SAT 27
Student’s GPA 3.93
FINANCIAL AID PACKAGES
Trinity Academic Scholarship $11,000.00
“Other” Trinity Scholarship Assistance*
Pell Grant $5,730.00
SEOG $1,400.00
State of IL MAP Grant $4,720.00
Direct Student Loan $5,500.00
Perkins Student Loan
Parent PLUS Loan
Outside Scholarship $5,000.00
Total Aid $33,350.00
ESTIMATED DIRECT COST
(not including books, supplies, personal, travel) $36,070.00
Balance Due $2,720.00
COST PER MONTH
8-month payment plan $340.00
10-month payment plan $272.00
HOUSING—ON CAMPUS

 

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

It is never too early to start looking for financial aid. High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to research possible outside sources of financial aid, attend college fairs and financial aid information sessions in your community, ask questions and learn all you can about the financial aid process.

HOW TO APPLY

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