Applying for Aid

We are committed to fostering a global community, so we won’t let cost stand in the way of you and a Trinity education. If you are admitted to Trinity, we will meet your full, demonstrated need.

Important Dates

First-Year Students

Application Round Financial Aid Deadline Award Notification
Early Decision 1 November 15 Mid-December
Early Decision 2 January 15 Mid-February
Regular Decision January 15 Early April

Transfer Students

Application Round Financial Aid Deadline Award Notification
Spring Transfer November 1 Mid-December
Fall Transfer March 15 Mid-April

Required Steps

If you are not certain whether or not you will apply for financial aid, it is best to indicate that you will be applying for aid on your admission application.

The CSS Profile becomes available each year in early October. Our school code is 3899. The CSS Profile enables our office to calculate a family’s demonstrated level of need so that we can build a financial assistance award customized to you and your family.

The non-custodial parent is required to complete a Noncustodial Profile. This form must be completed after the CSS Profile has been started. Please use the students’ CSS ID number and password created during the submission of the CSS Profile in order to access and link the Noncustodial Profile with the student.

If you have extenuating circumstances that would make it challenging to collect financial data from your noncustodial parent, please complete the CSS Profile Waiver Request for the Noncustodial Parent Form available here.

If your family has unique, documentable circumstances that affect your ability to contribute toward your education expenses, you may request that our team reevaluates your eligibility for assistance based on those circumstances. Requests for reevaluation must be in writing and must include a detailed description of your family’s unique circumstances.

Reevaluation of your financial aid eligibility is subject to federal regulations and institutional policies.

Submit your letter of appeal to the Financial Aid Appeal Committee at FAAppeal@trincoll.edu. If additional information or clarification is needed, the committee will contact you directly.