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.
|CREATE AN FSA ID AND FILL OUT THE FAFSA:|
Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. Go here to create the FSA ID.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. Trinity’s FAFSA Code: 001771
|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 Direct Student Loans for which you are eligible. Information about additional financing options will also be included. Make your enrollment deposit by May 1 to secure your financial aid package.
|DEVELOP YOUR PLAN FOR PAYMENT: |
What is the net amount you’ll owe Trinity, after your scholarships and grants? What is the best way to pay for that? The Plan for Payment Worksheet found here will help you answer these questions. When you receive your first billing statement in mid-July, you will be prepared with a plan.
|STUDENT LOAN REQUIRED STEPS:|
If Federal Direct Student Loans are part of your plan for payment, complete the required steps below:
If you plan to borrow any of the following types of loans, you must complete the steps indicated below: