The 5 Myths of Financial Aid

Think private Christian education is out of your budget?

Or that only high-income families can afford it? You might have fallen for these popular myths! Take a look at the facts, and then discover some resources to help you find an affordable private education experience beneath.

THE MYTHS THE FACTS RESOURCES

1. PRIVATE, CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION IS NOT AFFORDABLE.

The cost of attending Trinity for one year is approximately $38,000. But that figure does not include deductions for scholarships, grants, loans or work-study options. Most families find these deductions greatly reduce the price they’ll actually pay. Just as few car buyers pay the full sticker price of their vehicle, many families are not paying Trinity’s “sticker price.” Discover Scholarships & Aid Options

2. PRIVATE EDUCATION IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES WITH HIGHER INCOME LEVELS.


Here is a breakdown of annual family income levels for Trinity’s student body. And with over 95% of our students receiving financial aid, Trinity has students from all economic backgrounds.

$0-39,999: 25%
$40,00-$79,999: 33%
$80,000-$119,999: 21%
$120,000-$159,999: 9%
$160,000+: 11%


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3. STUDENT LOANS USUALLY LEAD TO A MOUNTAIN OF DEBT AND CREDIT PROBLEMS.

When properly managed, student loan repayments are affordable. When viewed against the cost of not obtaining a degree, they become an outstanding investment in your future earning potential. For more information about the costs of a Trinity education, visit our Cost Breakdown page. Explore Our Detailed Cost Breakdown

4. PAYING FOR COLLEGE ISN’T WORTH THE INVESTMENT.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics in 2015, average yearly earnings (left) are higher for college graduates and unemployment rates (right) are lower.

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5. FINDING FINANCIAL AID IS A FRUSTRATING, TIME-CONSUMING PROCESS.

At Trinity, our staff is familiar with the types of aid that are available, and they will help you through the application processes. You’ll simply need to supply needed information prior to the appropriate deadlines. Apply For Aid Now