Tuition + Fees

A college education is one of the most important investments you will ever make. Here is a breakdown of the undergraduate tuition costs and associated fees for an academic year. Remember, Trinity meets the calculated financial aid need of every student, so apply early.

2017-2018 Academic Year Fall Term Spring Term Total
Tuition $26,140 $26,140 $52,280
General Fee $1,040 $1,040 ​$2,080
​Student Activity Fee $205 $205 $410
Room $4,620 $4,620 $9,240
Meal Plan* $2,480 $2,480 $4,960
Transcript Fee (new students only) $50 ​- $50
Total Due $34,535 $34,485 $69,020
 

*Based on the required first-year meal plan

Fees Explained

We want to make sure all of our fees are fully transparent. Here is what you’re paying for:
  • General Fee – This recurring fee helps finance the operations of the student center and covers student lab fees, vocational testing, and admission to all Trinity athletic events.
  • Student Activity Fee – Trinity has more than 100 student clubs and organizations. The activity fee helps cover the budget for these groups, plus student publications, admission to the Austin Arts Center, and WRTC, the campus radio station.
  • Transcript Fee – This one-time fee entitles you to unlimited transcript production services.

Meal Plans

Visit our Dining Services site (by Chartwells) for more information on meal plans and on-campus dining options. 

Health Insurance

Every Trinity student is required to have adequate health insurance coverage. We offer a comprehensive student health plan through Aetna Student Health. If you already have health care coverage, you can waive the student health insurance fee by completing a form. More details about the rates and the waiver form are available here.

Study Away

Trinity operates several international program sites around the world where students receive a Trinity-caliber education. Students are billed a comprehensive fee for their semester away that covers tuition, housing, and additional experiences like study-related excursions and tours.  The comprehensive fee differs by program site depending on the cost of housing and whether meals are provided, self-catered, or a combination of each. Students and parents can find out the full fees for all programs and learn what is included in the fees by contacting the Office of Study Away at studyaway@trincoll.edu or (860) 297-2005.

 
 
​Comprehensive Fees
​Barcelona $35,040.00
Buenos Aires ​34,005.00
​Cape Town 32,300.00
​La MaMa NYC
​34,180.00
​Paris ​33,605.00
​Rome ​ 34,380.00
Shanghai ​32,300.00
​Trinidad ​34,780.00
​Vienna ​​32,300.00
 

Late Fees

To ensure the timely payment of all student costs and fees, we must impose deadlines.