Fees and Packages

Your financial aid is based on the number of new credits you take each semester. When completing the Graduate Federal Loan Information Sheet, try to anticipate the total number of new credits you will take in both the fall and spring semester.

You must be registered for at least 2 new credits per semester (the equivalent of half-time status—see chart below) to be eligible for federal loans.

Less Than Half-Time:  1-1.75 credits 
 Half-Time:  2-2.75 credits
 Full-Time:  3 or more credits


Once Trinity has determined your "calculated need", we will then meet your need with a combination of a Federal Loan funding. The amounts and types of loans combined to meet your need are known as your Financial Aid Package.

2015-2016 Cost of Attendance
Direct Expenses  

Tuition [4 credits (2 per semester)
@ $2,415 per credit] 
Registration Fee  $100
Parking Fee   $120 
Total Direct Cost  $9,880


Indirect Expenses

Living Expenses  $13,144 
Transportation  $200 
Books and Supplies  $440 
Personal Expenses  $1000
Total Indirect Cost  $14,784
Total Financial Aid Budget $24,664


You will be billed for courses prior to the beginning of each semester. Bills are due in August for the Fall semester and in December, for the Spring semester.

Note: Your financial aid award is not final until after the Add/Drop period ends and your credits have been verified by the Registrar’s Office.