Important Links

FAFSA on the web – Start here with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students needing Federal financial aid must submit the FAFSA.

Federal Student Loans – The Direct Loans site provides information for students about the federal Direct Loan program. If you have questions about federal student loans, this is the best place to start.

Military Benefits – This page serves as an overview of the types of military benefits veterans are able to utilize at Trinity International University. For more information about these programs or about the certification process, please contact Trinity’s VA Certifying Official: Nicole Kelleher at 847.317.7061 or [email protected].

National Student Loan Data System – The NSLDS is the Department of Education’s central student aid database. The site provides student loan exit counseling, an integrated view of all of your Title IV loans, and a great overview of federal financial aid.

Important Consumer Information – In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, we have provided this information to help you make an informed financial decision.

Important Documents

This form must be completed by every international student seeking admission to Trinity. The US government requires us to check whether every student has adequate funds to cover academic and living expenses while attending Trinity.

View equivalencies for College Level Exam Programs (CLEP).
Did you know the Trinity Thrive Center is a certified CLEP testing site?



By being employed on campus through the Federal Work-Study Program, students can make up to $2,000+ per year. It is important for students to realize that a Federal Work-Study (FWS) award, if included in your financial aid award letter, is significantly different from other award items in two ways:

Unlike grants, scholarships, and loans, FWS is not a guaranteed amount, since it is the student’s responsibility to find a FWS job on campus.

Unlike grants, scholarships, and loans, there is no automatic posting of dollars to the student account. This occurs only if the student takes the initiative to deposit the biweekly paycheck into his or her own account.

When planning how the FWS award may affect your annual costs, you must project the actual amount you expect to earn. In many cases, the actual amount may be less than the total allowed by your Financial Aid award.

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