Financial Planning Accepted Students
Don’t stress, we’re here to help!
Paying for college may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but at Trinity we’ll help you achieve your dreams through scholarships, grants, and other financial aid.
What is Financial Aid?
Now that’s some help!
But if all of this money stuff is confusing to you, don’t fear! We have everything you need to know including a Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for Financial Aid, Tuition Costs, and a breakdown of available aid.
If there’s something we haven’t answered, please send us an email, [email protected], we’ll be glad to help out!
How to Pay Your Bill
Please have your Fall payment arrangements finalized before you arrive at NSO.
1. When you have received your Trinity email credentials, log in to my.tiu.edu, and navigate to Student Finances > Bill Payment to view the following options:
– Course & Fee Statement – to view your current semester charges and financial aid information
– Pay Bill Online – for making payments
You may also view your award letter online by navigating to Student Finances > Financial Aid.
2. Decide whether or not to pay your semester balance in full, or if you would rather participate in a monthly payment plan. Tuition, fees, and awards are applied each semester, not for the academic year to make your budgeting easier.
3. Submit your payment in check, cash or by credit card to Trinity Central by the first day of classes or at New Student Orientation. Parents and their students will have the opportunity to pay their bills at NSO on August 8th (athletics welcome day ) or August 19th (main orientation). If payment arrangements are not completed by the end of the second week of the semester, you will be charged a non-refundable $200 fine.
Students and families who have questions about their financial situation will have to opportunity to connect with Financial Aid representatives at their assigned check-in time at New Student Orientation.
Student employment is a great way to help finance your education. If you are looking for student employment at Trinity, there are a few steps that you need to complete, so that you are eligible to work on campus.
Once you are on campus, there is a 4 step process you will need to complete to be eligible to work on the University campus. Familiarize yourself with the process, so that you can quickly begin work when you are here!
- The 4 step process is outlined on MyTIU, our internal website. When you have received your Trinity email credentials, log in to my.tiu.edu, and navigate to Administrative Resources > Human Resources & Payroll > Hiring Process.
- Review the 4 step hiring process and download/print the Part-time Work Authorization and Employee Requisition.
- There is some basic documentation you must bring to school and present to the Human Resources team, in order to complete the process. These forms are indicated on the Requisition, but generally include either a passport or a social security card or an original or certified birth certificate. Your parents may hesitate providing you with any of these documents, but the law requires that a human resource representative physically examine the original document for any employment.
Campus jobs are posted on MyTIU under Administrative Resources > Job Postings and can be accessed upon receipt of email credentials or by emailing [email protected] for a list of current opportunities.
Apply for Financial Aid
How to Apply:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1.
- Trinity International University school code: 001772
- Review your Award Letter. You may accept or reject any portion of the financial aid offer. If you plan to reject any portion of your financial aid, please return your award letter stating your intention to our office within 30 days of receipt.
- 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. Please complete this step before arriving at NSO.
- 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 Entrance Counseling provides information about how to manage your student loans both during and after college. Please complete entrance counseling before arriving at NSO.
What is the FAFSA?
Earliest date to submit the FAFSA. Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-18 FAFSA, you – and your parent(s), as appropriate – will report your 2015 income and tax information, rather than your 2016 income and tax information.
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.