Financial Aid Process
|APPLY TO TRINITY:
You must apply and be admitted to Trinity Christian College before any financial aid can be granted. If you qualify for any honors scholarships or grants, we will notify you by sending you a merit letter.
|AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS:
Most of Trinity’s scholarship opportunities require only that you be admitted to the college for consideration. However, some scholarships require additional application. Click here to view information about all of Trinity's scholarships.
|FILL OUT THE FAFSA:
After January 1, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available at www.fafsa.gov. To be considered for any need-based grants, work-study, or loans the FAFSA is required. Canadian or international students should complete the Financial Aid Form for Non-United States Citizens available here. The priority deadline for these forms is February 15.
|FAFSA NOT TELLING THE WHOLE STORY?
If you have unusually high costs related to K-12 education, medical bills, dependent care or nursing home costs, or have experienced a recent reduction in family income, you should complete Trinity’s Need-Based Aid Appeal Form, available here. This should be submitted by February 15, or whenever the situation becomes known.
|CAN WE HAVE A LITTLE MORE INFO?
If Trinity requests any paperwork from you (federal tax return transcripts, worksheets), be sure to return documents promptly so that your financial aid is not delayed.
|YOUR FINANCIAL AID SOLUTION:
Receive your financial aid package which will include any scholarships, grants, work-study, and Federal Stafford Loans for which you are eligible. Information about additional financing options will also be included. Make your tuition deposit by May 1 to secure your financial aid package.
|WRAP IT UP:
Accept or decline your Federal Stafford Loans in your student portal account (access instructions will be emailed to you). If you accept these loans, you must complete Loan Entrance Counseling and a master promissory note at www.studentloans.gov. If needed, speak to the Financial Aid Office about additional loan options.