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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!

Student
(State)
Rachel
(Illinois)
Ashley
(New York)
Michael
(Iowa)
Kevin
(Illinois)
Sarah
(Texas)
Caleb
(Illinois)
Parents’ Finances
Adjusted Gross Income $66,203 $137,953 $72,533 $144,678 $56,051 $25,600
Investments
Family Size 4 6 5 5 4 4
Number in College 2 2 1 2 1 2
Student’s ACT/SAT 25 20 26 26 20 27
Student’s GPA 3.64 3.75 4.0 3.95 2.87 3.93
Financial Aid Packages
Trinity Academic Scholarship $11,000.00 $10,000.00 $12,000.00 $11,000.00 $11,000.00
“Other" Trinity Scholarship Assistance* $1,500.00 $2,900.00 $1,000.00 $14.000.00
Pell Grant $2,295.00 $5,730.00
SEOG $1,400.00 $1,400.00
State of IL MAP Grant $4,720.00 $4,720.00
Direct Student Loan $5,500.00 $5,500.00 $5,500.00 $5,500.00 $5,500.00 $5,500.00
Perkins Student Loan $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Parent PLUS Loan $10,000.00 $7,500.00 $5,000.00
Outside Scholarship $1,000.00 $500.00 $5,000.00
Total Aid $24,720.00 $27,000.00 $21,400.00 $25,000.00 $29,195.00 $33,350.00
Estimated Direct Cost
(not including books & supplies, personal or travel)
$36,070.00 $36,070.00 $36,070.00 $36,070.00 $36,070.00 $36,070.00
Balance Due $11,350.00 $9,070.00 $14,670.00 $11,070.00 $6,875.00 $2,720.00
Cost per month
8-month payment plan $1,418.75 $1,133.75 $1,833.75 $1,383.75 $859.38 $340.00
10-month payment plan $1,135.00 $907.00 $1,467.00 $1,107.00 $687.50 $272.00
Housing On Campus On Campus On Campus On Campus On Campus 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.

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