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Types of Aid


Trinity offers a variety of scholarships to students with distinguished scholastic records or special talent or skill in specific areas. Scholarships are only available for enrollment during the fall and spring semesters.


Grants are funds that do not need to be repaid. Students must submit the CSS Profile and the FAFSA to be considered for this type of funding provided by Trinity while only the FAFSA is required for federal and state grants. Grants are limited, so students are advised to submit the CSS Profile and/or FAFSA by the preferred deadlines to receive full consideration.

Student Employment

Eligible students can earn money by working part-time on campus or for certain off-campus non-profit organizations through Federal or Institutional Work Study. The FAFSA is required to be considered for Federal Work Study. Institutional Work Study positions are very limited and do not require an application for consideration.


Many students take advantage of educational loans in combination with other funding sources and financing strategies to make a Trinity education possible. Loans allow students to borrow against their future earning potential, and will need to be repaid with interest. The FAFSA is required to be considered for federal and state loan programs while the CSS Profile and FAFSA are used to determine eligibility for institutional loan programs.