Fall Admitted Student Checklist
STEP 1: SCHOLARSHIPS
Trinity awards academic scholarships based on your grades, school involvement, or major. Most of Trinity’s scholarships require no additional application. To see a full list, visit our scholarships page.
STEP 2: FAFSA
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for need-based aid (US Citizens and permanent residents only). Have the FAFSA information sent to Trinity Christian College by entering Trinity’s FAFSA code: 001771.
STEP 3: CONFIRM YOUR ENROLLMENT
STEP 4: ACCESS YOUR STUDENT PORTAL
Access your Student Portal to view your financial aid, housing assignment, class schedule, required books, and other important information. Your Student ID and temporary password are emailed to you after you are accepted to Trinity. If you haven’t received your password information following acceptance, please contact your admissions representative.
STEP 5: HOUSING DETAILS
If you are planning to live on campus, complete your Housing Information Form online in your student portal by May 1. All students are expected to reside on campus unless they are age 22 or will be living at home.
STEP 6: COMPLETE STUDENT LIFE FORMS
In the Student Portal:
Complete Student Life Forms in the “My Student Life” section.
- These forms will become available in Student Portal as of June 1 and must be completed by August 17. For information on how to fill out Student Life Forms, click here.
- Accept the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement. This agreement must be signed before classes begin on August 23.
STEP 7: SUBMIT FINAL TRANSCRIPTS AND IMMUNIZATION
Submit final transcripts to the admissions office by July 1.
- Incoming Freshman must submit final high school transcripts showing their graduation date.
- Transfer Students should submit grades from their most recent semester.
Submit the immunization form by July 1.
STEP 8: REGISTER FOR CLASSES
BLUEPRINTS is our Freshmen registration program, June 23-24, where new students will meet with academic advisers and register for Fall courses. Students who are unable to attend BLUEPRINTS will have the opportunity to register at subsequent dates. Details for the weekend can be found online along with the link to sign up. Transfer students can make an appointment to register for classes on one of these dates.
STEP 9: 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. Due dates for tuition payments are listed as follows:
FIRST PAYMENT- August 18
SECOND PAYMENT- September 15
THIRD PAYMENT- October 13
FOURTH PAYMENT- November 10
STEP 10: SECURE YOUR STUDENT LOANS
If Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Student loans are part of your plan for payment, complete the required steps below:
In your Student Portal, accept or decline your federal loan eligibility in the “My Financial Aid” section. (Make sure the term is set to FA 17). If you wish to borrow less than the maximum amount available, contact the Financial Aid Office.
If you are accepting Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized loans, go to www.studentloans.gov and click “Log In” (same as your FAFSA log in). Select “Complete Loan Counseling” and then “Entrance Counseling.” Click the start button located on the right to begin, and follow the on-screen directions.
In your www.studentloans.gov account, click on “Complete Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note).” Then select “Subsidized/Unsubsidized” and click start to follow the on-screen directions.
If you plan to borrow any of the following types of loans, you must complete the steps indicated below:
Federal Perkins Loan: This loan may have been awarded to you based on need. Go to Trinity’s website and under Financial Aid click “Apply for Student Loans.” Then click on Federal Perkins Loans and complete Perkins Loan entrance interview. Finally, complete E-Signature for Federal Perkins/Nursing Loan.
Federal Parent PLUS Loan: Parents (not students) must log in at www.studentloans.gov to complete an application. Once logged in, click “Apply for a Direct PLUS Loan” and then start the Direct Plus Loan Application for Parents.
Private Student Loans: Application is made with your lender (Trinity works with all lenders). To access a list of suggested lenders, click here.
STEP 11: REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE
Register your Vehicle - All students are welcome to park their vehicle on campus. Each vehicle must first be registered with Campus Safety and Security. A parking permit will be issued and the $100 charge added to the student tuition account. Students can register a vehicle online and then pick up their vehicle sticker at the Campus Safety & Security Office.
STEP 12: PACK YOUR BAGS AND MOVE IN!
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Step 13: WELCOME HOME!
Want to know more about Student Life? Click here to learn more about the residence halls, clubs, organizations, or campus life in general.