Financial Aid

Removing the financial barriers to your biblical education.

Financial Aid

31 Jul

Application Deadline – Fall 2020

Friday -

Guiding Your Financial Aid Process

Many people think they can’t afford to go to college. However, a large percentage of students receive some type of financial aid.

Our financial aid representatives are ready to help you sort through the different types of financial aid and show you how to get the assistance available to you. From beginning your FAFSA for the first time to exit counseling upon graduation, we are committed to helping you through the financial aid process.

Scholarships

Traditional Program Scholarships

Trinity College Academic Merit Scholarship

Up to $4,000 per year

The Trinity College Academic Merit Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate high academic achievement. This scholarship will be awarded after all final grades and scores have been received. The Trinity College Academic Merit Scholarship will be awarded to students who meet all minimum qualifications for acceptance and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or a standardized test score of 21 (ACT) or 1100 (SAT). Scholarships range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year.

This scholarship is renewable each year that the student remains in full-time status and maintains a GPA of 3.0 or above at the college. The cumulative GPA will be evaluated on a yearly basis. If the scholarship is lost, it cannot be regained.

  • $1,000 – GPA 3.0 – 3.49
  • $2,000 – GPA 3.50 – 4.00
  • $1,000 – ACT 21 – 25 or SAT 1100 – 1220
  • $2,000 – ACT 26 – 36 or SAT 1230 – 1600

Trinity College Grant

Up to $2,500 per year

The TC Grant is given to students based on a minimum GPA of 2.2 and the EFC.

Life Change Scholarship

The Life Change Scholarship is given to students in varying amounts dependent upon many factors such as GPA, test scores, overall application, remaining need, etc.

Early Action Grant

Up to $1,000 per year

The Early Action Incentive program offers grants to students applying for the fall semester and who complete their application “early.” A free parking permit for the year is also included as part of the Early Action Incentives program.

  • December 1st – $1,000 for one year
  • May 1st – $500 for one year

Christian Workers Grant

$2,000 per year

Students of full-time missionaries, pastors, or other Christian workers are eligible for the Christian Workers Grant.

Word of Life Scholarship

Up to $4,000 per year

Word of Life Bible Institute graduates receive a $4,000 or $2,000 scholarship. Students who live on campus will receive $4,000. Students who do not live on campus will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Community Partner Scholarship

Up to $2,000 per year

All current staff and missionaries of our Community Partners are eligible for the Community Partner Scholarship. Spouses and dependent children of current staff and missionaries are also eligible.

Senior Citizen Discount

Approximately 50% discount for senior citizens ages 65+

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrolled students receive a 50% tuition discount that is credited back to their account when they become a full-time degree-seeking student.

Adoption Enrollment

$15,200 per year

TCF is accepting students who can produce the Florida adoption tuition waiver.

*Other sources of aid are available such as federal and state aid including Pell Grants, Bright Futures, loans, Florida Prepaid, military and VA benefits, etc.

Quest Scholarships

Ministry Discount

Full-time missionaries or pastors receive a 50% tuition discount

Early Enrollment Grant

$200-$500 (dependent on date of acceptance)

Single Mom Grant

$1,000 per semester

Church Matching Grant

Up to $1,000 per semester

Employee Grant

Employees of a C12 business, Christian Business Men’s Network, or Christian Chamber of Commerce Business are eligible for this grant up to $1,000 per semester.

GPA Formulated Grants

3.8-4.0 = $1,000 per semester

Community Partner Scholarship

All current staff and missionaries of our Community Partners are eligible for the Community Partner Scholarship. Spouses and dependent children of current staff and missionaries are also eligible.

Federal Aid

Pell Grant

This need-based grant is provided by the U.S. Department of Education and does not require repayment. The maximum yearly amount is $5,920.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

This program provides limited assistance for students of exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients are given priority consideration. The yearly average amount is $800.

State Aid

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

This grant is given to Florida residents only. The average maximum yearly amount is $1,700.

Bright Futures Scholarship

Click here for more information on Bright Futures.

Florida Prepaid

We accept Florida Prepaid

Additional Sources for Financial Aid

Federal Loan

Award amount is determined by the student’s academic grade level and dependency status. Freshman dependent students are eligible for a $3,500 subsidized loan and a $2,000 unsubsidized loan. Maximum loan amounts go up as students complete each grade level.

Parent Plus Loan

Parents of dependent students can apply for the Parent Plus Loan. If the parent is denied, the student automatically receives an additional $4,000 unsubsidized loan.

Private Loan

Vocation Rehabilitation

Veterans Benefits

Click here for information on VA benefits.

Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan

ADMINISTERED BY TUITION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

This convenient option reduces the need to borrow and gives students and families more control over their savings. The payment plan allows you to spread your Continuing Education charges over 4 interest-free monthly payments for only the cost of a $25 enrollment fee. Enrollment benefits are:
– The ability to spread payments out over multiple months, without interest
– Free education payment advice to help you minimize borrowing
– Unlimited adjustments to your payment plan budget to ensure the total of what you are paying each month equals the balance owed per semester

Important Notes:

– Students need to register for classes with the Registration Office prior to enrolling in the payment plan.
– Students must register for the payment plan within (2) business days of registering for the class.

Please visit Tuition Management Systems website at trinitycollege.afford.com or contact their Call Center at 1-800-722-4867 with questions or to enroll.

Answers to Your Financial Aid Questions

How do I begin applying for financial aid?

Applying for financial aid is a multi-step process. Our Financial Aid Office provides the information you will need to know to successfully apply for financial aid and complete the process. Start by requesting a consultation with our financial aid department, if you haven’t already done so.

Does everyone apply for FAFSA?

Students applying for federal or state aid must complete the FAFSA. Make sure to add the Trinity College code 030282 so we can receive your FAFSA in a timely manner. Once your FAFSA is complete, we can determine your eligibility. Additional documentation or verification may be necessary.

How can I contact someone directly in the financial aid office?

Our Financial Aid Office is ready to guide you through the process of receiving the most financial support possible. Please feel free to contact us directly or schedule a consultation with our director or financial aid assistant.

Financial Aid Office
finaid@trinitycollege.edu
727.569.1413

Financial Aid Director – Sue Wayne
swayne@trinitycollege.edu
727.569.1413

Financial Aid Assistant – Amanda Longnecker
amanda.longnecker@trinitycollege.edu
727.569.1387

Schedule
A Consultation

Taking the first step can be the hardest. Schedule a campus visit or request information. We will walk you through everything from start to finish, including the financial aid process.