Timing is critical in the financial aid process. To complete your file by our deadlines, please follow the application instructions that correspond to your admissions application round.

Please note: You must indicate on your Admissions 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. However, late applicants may apply for federal aid assistance.

Financial aid awards are calculated for one year only. Each year you will need to reapply for financial aid by our published spring deadline. Your aid award will be recalculated each year, based on current income, assets, family circumstances, and the current need analysis methodologies and regulations. In addition, you must continue to make satisfactory academic progress toward your degree.

Deadlines

Please keep in mind the following deadlines when applying for financial aid at Trinity.  Note: Late applicants will be awarded institutional grants based on need and the availability of funds at the time of application.

Early Decision I

A detailed list of EDI deadlines and application instructions is available as a PDF here.

​November 15
  • ​Complete CSS Profile* online.
  • Complete FAFSA online.
  • ​Send parents’ and noncustodial parent’s (if applicable) 2018 federal tax returns including all supplements and W-2 statements to IDOC.

Early Decision II

A detailed list of EDII deadlines and application instructions is available as a PDF here.

​January 1
  • ​Complete CSS Profile* online.
  • Complete the FAFSA online.
  • Send parents’ and noncustodial parent’s (if applicable) 2018 federal tax returns including all supplements and W-2 statements to IDOC.

Regular Decision

A detailed list of Regular Decision deadlines and application instructions is available as a PDF here.

January 15
  • ​Complete CSS Profile* online.
  • Complete FAFSA online.
  • Send parents’ and noncustodial parent’s (if applicable) 2018 federal tax returns including all supplements and W-2 statements to IDOC.

* If your biological parents are divorced or separated, a separate CSS Profile is required from your noncustodial parent.

Note: Please do not send state tax returns to the Financial Aid Office or IDOC; only federal tax returns are required.