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 two 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 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.

2020-2021 Cost of Attendance

Direct Expenses
​Tuition [4 credits (2 per semester) @ $2955 per credit] $11,820
Registration Fee (for two semesters) $100
Transcript Fee (one time) $50
Parking Permit (full year) $110
Total Direct Cost $12, 080
Indirect Expenses
Living expenses $13,680
​Transportation $200
​Books and supplies ​$440
​Personal expenses​ $1000
Total Indirect Cost $15,320
Total Financial Aid Budget $27,400

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.