International Students

Timing is critical in the financial aid process so please adhere to the following instructions and deadlines in order to be considered for aid.

Admissions Application
Indicate on your Common Application that you wish to be considered for financial aid. It is too late to apply for Trinity grant assistance after you have been admitted.

U.S. citizens living abroad
Please follow the application instructions listed here.

All other passport holders
To apply for need-based financial aid, applicants must complete and submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE online according to the deadlines below.

​Admissions Round Financial Aid Application Deadline​ ​Required Application Material
​Early Decision Round 1
​December 1
​Early Decision Round 2 ​February 1 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
​Regular Decision
​March 1 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
Trinity's CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE code is 3899. Trinity does not provide fee payment codes or fee waivers for the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.

Applicants who are residents of the following countries are unable to submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE:
  • Benin
  • Ghana
  • ​North Korea
  • Cameroon
  • ​Iran
  • ​Sudan
  • Cuba
  • ​Nigeria
  • ​Togo
ONLY applicants from the countries listed above may submit the College Board's International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) directly to the Financial Aid Office. Other documentation sent to the Financial Aid Office will not be considered.​
Students admitted to the College will be required to provide income documentation  in the form of tax returns with U.S. dollar equivalencies (or income statements from employers if foreign tax returns are not filed) to confirm their eligibility for financial aid.


Special note to non-financial aid recipients

On occasion, international 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’s 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.  Enrolled international students who wish to submit a first-time application for institutional aid should meet with the international aid administrator to discuss the application process and to review the list of required documents. All applicants must adhere to our published April 25th deadline.