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.

​2015-2016 Academic Year ​Fall Term ​Spring Term ​Total
​Tuition $24,223 $24,223 $48,446
​General Fee $960 $960 ​$1,920
​Student Activity Fee ​$205 ​$205 ​$410
​Room $4,275 $4,275 ​$8,550
​Meal Plan* $2,297 $2,297 ​$4,594
​Transcript Fee (new students only) ​$50 ​- ​$50
​Total Due $32,010 $31,960 $63,970
*Based on the required first-year meal plan

Fees Explained

We want to make sure that 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 or (860) 297-2005.

​Comprehensive Fees
​Barcelona ​Fall 2015 program Fee TBD
​Cape Town Fall 2015 program Fee TBD
​La MaMa NYC
Fall 2015 program Fee TBD
​Paris Fall 2015 program Fee TBD
​Paris (for apartment) Fall 2015 program Fee TBD
​Rome Fall 2015 program Fee TBD
​Buenos Aires Fall 2015 program Fee TBD
​Trinidad Fall 2015 program Fee TBD
​Vienna Fall 2015 program Fee TBD
​Shanghai Fall 2015 program Fee TBD

Late Fees

To ensure the timely payment of all student costs and fees, we must impose deadlines.
  • Fall Late Fee - Payments received after August 15, 2015  for the fall will be charged $100.