Awarding Policy

 Trinity is committed to meeting 100 percent of the calculated need of all admitted students who request financial assistance at the time of admission, meet annual filing deadlines, and maintain satisfactory academic progress while enrolled at the College.


Institutional Aid (need-based grants and loans)

Need-based institutional aid assistance is limited to eight semesters of enrollment at Trinity or at an approved study away program.  Students who are unable to complete their degrees within eight semesters of enrollment and wish to receive an additional semester of aid must complete and submit an institutional aid appeal form to the Director of Financial Aid. 


Federal Title IV Aid (all federal grants, loans, and work-study)

Federal guidelines allow for receipt of federal financial aid for up to ten semesters of enrollment.  Students who are unable to complete their degrees within ten semesters of enrollment and wish to receive an additional semester of aid must complete and submit the federal aid appeal form to the Director of Financial Aid.

To request an appeal form, please contact the Financial Aid Office.


Special note to non-financial aid recipients

On occasion, students who were admitted to Trinity without institutional grant assistance inquire if they may apply for financial aid in a subsequent year. In light of the College‚Äôs commitment to continue to meet the calculated needs of students receiving institutional aid, it is unlikely that resources will be available for enrolled students not currently receiving institutional funds.  Students are encouraged, however, to apply for all federal and state financial aid for which they may be eligible to receive. Enrolled students who do wish to submit a first-time application for institutional aid should meet with a financial aid administrator to discuss the application process and to review the list of required documents. All applicants must adhere to our published April 15th deadline.