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  • Scholarship
    up to

    50%

    Per Year

    Carl F. H. Henry Scholarship

    This scholarship is available to students who have an incoming GPA of 3.75 or higher and display potential to make a significant contribution in the evangelical community. Learn More

  • Rebate
    up to

    50%

    Credit Hour Spouse Rebate

    The spouse of a master’s student is eligible for a reduction or waiver of course fees for as long as the first student is enrolled full-time. Learn More

  • Rebate

    50%

    CRU Rebate

    Full or part-time staff members of CRU are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master's-level courses. Learn More

  • Rebate

    50%

    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Rebate

    Full- or part-time staff members of InterVarsity are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master's-level courses. Learn More

  • Rebate

    50%

    Young Life Rebate

    Full or part-time staff members of Young Life are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master's-level courses. Learn More

  • Scholarship

    35%

    Per Year

    EFCA Church Planting Scholarship

    The Trinity EFCA District Church Planting Scholarship Program provides each District Superintendent within the EFCA with a minimum of one prospective Church Planting Scholarship Program nomination per year. Learn More

  • Scholarship
    up to

    35%

    Per Year

    Ruud Scholarship

    These awards are based on academic merit and strategic leadership potential in the evangelical community. They are renewable for up to 3 years and cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships. Learn More

  • Scholarship
    up to

    17%

    Per Year

    Dean’s Scholarship

    This award is based on a 3.2 minimum GPA from the transcript of the most recently completed degree (new students) or upon review of TIU cumulative GPA after completion of at least 20 credits (returning students). Learn More

  • Scholarship
    up to

    17%

    Per Year

    Helga Henry Scholarship

    This award will be granted to outstanding women who desire to pursue a theological or graduate education. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on exceptional leadership potential. Learn More

  • Grant
    up to

    14%

    Church Match Grant

    This award is granted to students whose church donates funds towards their Trinity education. Trinity will match donations each academic year. Learn More

  • Grant
    up to

    14%

    Church Partnership Grant

    This award is given to new students who currently attend a church that gives a minimum financial gift to TIU each year. Learn More

  • Scholarship
    up to

    14%

    Per Year

    Global Impact Scholarship

    This scholarship is available to international master’s-level students who have demonstrated a commitment to serve in crucial locations, organizations, or roles that will impact the global church. Learn More

  • Scholarship
    up to

    14%

    Per Year

    Leadership Scholarship

    These scholarships will be awarded to students with evidence of outstanding leadership potential in the evangelical community. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on previous leadership experience. Learn More

  • Grant
    up to

    14%

    Per Year

    Waybright International Student Grant

    This award is available for returning international students within an eligible program, full-time or half-time. Learn More

  • Scholarship
    up to

    14%

    Per Year

    Waybright Multicultural Development Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents who represent multicultural backgrounds or cross-cultural experiences that will contribute to TIU’s core value of Community. Learn More

Small Grants & Rebates Available

  • Diversity GrantUp to $1000

    This grant celebrates ethnic diversity at Trinity. Learn More

  • Evangelical Free Church GrantUp to $1000

    This grant is awarded to students who are members and regular attendees of an Evangelical Free Church. Learn More

  • Campus Visit Grant$500

    This grant is awarded to students who visit campus or attend an event through the Admissions Office. Learn More

  • Chan ScholarshipVaries

    This scholarship is given to full-time, returning Chinese or Chinese/American students preparing to minister to the Asian community either in the U.S. or abroad. Learn More

Federal Funding & Loans

  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

    The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan is a low-interest loan that graduate students can take out on their own behalf. Learn More

  • Federal Direct Loan

    The Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan is a low-interest loan program that allows students to borrow loan funds directly from the Federal Government, including both Direct Loans and Direct Graduate PLUS loans. Learn More

  • Federal Perkins Loan

    The Federal Carl D. Perkins Loan is a low-interest loan that students take out on their own behalf at a low interest rate of a fixed 5 percent. Trinity determines eligibility. Learn More

  • Private Loans

    This is a variable rate loan that students take out on their own behalf. This loan requires a credit check and generally, a cosigner. Interest rates vary depending on the lender. Learn More

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    Diversity Grant

    Amount Per Year Up to $1000
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria This grant celebrates ethnic diversity at Trinity by awarding up $1,000 to students of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority populations enrolled in any master’s degree program. Student must be a U.S. citizen.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

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    Carl F. H. Henry Scholarship

    Amount Per Year $7500
    Number Awarded 15
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria This scholarship is available to master’s-level students who have an incoming GPA of 3.75 or higher and display potential to make a significant contribution in the evangelical community. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and enroll in at least 10 residential hours each semester while at Trinity.
    How to Apply Apply for Financial Aid.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

    Apply for Financial Aid
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    Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

    Eligibility Criteria The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan is a low-interest loan that graduate students can take out on their own behalf. The FAFSA must be completed in order to be eligible. The interest rate is fixed at 7.21%. Repayment begins within sixty days after the loan is disbursed or may be deferred until six months after the student graduates or drops below half-time status.

    Apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
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    Evangelical Free Church Grant

    Amount Per Year Up to $1000
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria Trinity highly values the partnerships we share with the Evangelical Free Church of America. This grant is awarded up $1,000 to students who are members and regular attendees of an Evangelical Free Church.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

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    Federal Direct Loan

    Eligibility Criteria The Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan is a low-interest loan that students take out on their own behalf. The FAFSA must be completed in order to be eligible. The interest rate is fixed at 6.21%. This program allows students to borrow loan funds directly from the Federal Government, including both Direct Loans and Direct Graduate PLUS loans. Repayment begins 6 months after graduation or if the student drops below half time. The Federal Government requires all new, first-time loan borrowers to complete Loan Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note online.

    Apply for the Federal Direct Loan
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    Credit Hour Spouse Rebate

    Rebate Amount 50%
    Number Awarded unlimited
    Renewable yes
    Eligibility Criteria The spouse of a master’s student is eligible for a reduction or waiver of course fees for as long as the first student is enrolled full-time. Students already receiving tuition rebates or grants from the institution are ineligible.
    How to Apply Complete the Credit Hour Spouse Rebate Form.
    Application Deadline rolling

    Apply for the Credit Hour Spouse Rebate
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    Federal Perkins Loan

    Eligibility Criteria The Federal Carl D. Perkins Loan is a low-interest loan that students take out on their own behalf. The FAFSA must be completed in order to be eligible. The interest rate is fixed at 5 percent. Trinity determines eligibility. Repayment begins 9 months after graduation or if the student drops below part time. The Federal Government requires all new, first-time loan borrowers to complete Loan Entrance counseling. If you receive this loan you must complete online Perkins Entrance Counseling.

    Apply for the Federal Perkins Loan
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    CRU Rebate

    Rebate Amount 50%
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria Full or part-time (20 hours/week) staff members of CRU are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master’s-level courses. This rebate is not applicable towards REACH, Distance Education, or Extension site programs.
    How to Apply Submit the Trinity CRU Rebate Application and send a letter verifying employment from supervisor.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

    Apply for the CRU Rebate
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    Campus Visit Grant

    Amount Per Year $500
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable No
    Eligibility Criteria Students who visit campus or attend an event through the Admissions Office are automatically eligible for this grant. This grant is awarded upon first-time enrollment in a graduate-level program at the Deerfield campus. First semester enrollment must be full-time in order to receive the $500 grant; part-time enrollment must be between 5-9 credit hours in order to receive the $250 grant. All students (MA, PhD, DMin) are eligible.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

     

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    Private Loans

    Eligibility Criteria This is a variable rate loan that students take out on their own behalf. This loan requires a credit check and generally, a cosigner. Interest rates vary depending on the lender. Please note that an alternative loan should be considered a loan of last resort. You may qualify for Title IV loans (Perkins loans, William D. Ford Direct or Direct Plus) and should first explore these options before seeking an alternative/private education loan. Private loans should be considered a last resort. Find out why.

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    Chan Scholarship

    Amount Per Year Varies
    Number Awarded Varies
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria This award is provided to a full-time Chinese or Chinese/American student preparing to minister to the Asian community either in the U.S. or abroad. This award is not automatically renewable, but the current recipients are eligible to reapply. Please submit two letters of recommendation: one letter from a pastor and the other from a TEDS faculty member. The deadline for applying for this scholarship is April 1. Please have your pastor and faculty member send their letters directly to the Financial Aid Office or email a pdf version to [email protected]
    How to Apply Submit two letters of recommendation: one letter from a pastor and the other from a TEDS faculty member.
    Application Deadline April 1

    Apply for Financial Aid
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    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Rebate

    Rebate Amount 50%
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria Full or part-time staff members of InterVarsity are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master’s-level courses. This rebate is not applicable towards REACH, Distance Education, or Extension site programs.
    How to Apply Submit the Trinity InterVarsity Rebate Application and send a letter verifying employment from supervisor.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

    Apply for the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Rebate
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    Young Life Rebate

    Rebate Amount 50%
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria Full or part-time staff members of Young Life are eligible for a discounted tuition rate on master’s-level courses. This rebate is not applicable towards REACH, Distance Education, or Extension site programs.
    How to Apply Submit the Trinity Young Life Rebate Application and send a letter verifying employment from supervisor.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

    Apply for the Young Life Rebate
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    EFCA Church Planting Scholarship

    Amount Per Year $5000
    Number Awarded Up to 1 per EFCA district
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria In order to qualify, program applicants must meet all admissions requirements to the TEDSMDiv degree program and be nominated through a letter of recommendation by their district of the EFCA prior to matriculation. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other Trinity Scholarships.
    How to Apply Complete the Trinity Church Planting Scholarship Application.
    Application Deadline Prior to matriculation

    Apply for the EFCA Church Planting Scholarship
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    Ruud Scholarship

    Amount Per Year $5,000
    Number Awarded 20
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria This scholarship is available to master’s-level students who have an incoming GPA of 3.5 or higher and display strategic leadership potential. Students must maintain a 3.25 GPA and enroll in at least 10 residential hours each semester while at Trinity.
    How to Apply Apply for Financial Aid.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

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    Dean’s Scholarship

    Amount Per Year $500, $1500 or $2500
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria Eligibility for this scholarship is based on a 3.2 minimum GPA from the transcript of the most recently completed degree (new students) or upon review of TIU cumulative GPA after completion of at least 20 credits (returning students). For master’s-level students.
    How to Apply Apply for Financial Aid.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

    Apply for Financial Aid
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    Helga Henry Scholarship

    Amount Per Year Up to $2500
    Number Awarded 30
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria This award will be granted to outstanding master’s-level women who desire to pursue a theological or graduate education. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on exceptional leadership potential.
    How to Apply Apply for Financial Aid.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

    Apply for Financial Aid
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    Church Match Grant

    Amount Per Year up to $2000
    Number Awarded unlimited
    Renewable yes
    Eligibility Criteria Masters and PhD Students – Trinity will match up to $1,000 for contributions given by any church; up to $2,000 for contributions given by Evangelical Free Churches; or up to $2,000 for Trinity alumni per academic year
    Doctor of Ministry Students – Trinity will match up to $250 for all contributions given by Evangelical Free Churches; up to $150 for Trinity Alumni; or up to $100 for all other applicants per seminar
    How to Apply Complete the Trinity Church Match Grant Application.
    Application Deadline First day of the student’s first semester at Trinity
    Award Date Rolling

    Apply for the Church Match Grant
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    Church Partnership Grant

    Amount Per Year up to $2000
    Number Awarded varies
    Renewable yes
    Eligibility Criteria Awarded to new master’s-level students who currently attend a church that give a minimum financial gift to TIU each year. In order to receive the grant, students must be “approved” by the pastor as a regular attendee of the sending church.
    How to Apply New students should complete the Trinity Church Partnership Grant Application. Returning students who have previously submitted the application should submit the Trinity Church Partnership Grant Application RENEWAL.
    Application Deadline The first day of the student’s first semester at Trinity

    Apply for the Church Partnership Grant
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    Global Impact Scholarship

    Amount Per Year Up to $2000
    Number Awarded Limited
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria This scholarship is available to international master’s-level students who have demonstrated a commitment to serve in crucial locations, organizations, or roles that will impact the global church.
    How to Apply Apply for Financial Aid
    Application Deadline May 1
    Award Date Varies

    Apply for Financial Aid
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    Leadership Scholarship

    Amount Per Year Up to $2000
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria These scholarships will be awarded to master’s-level students with evidence of outstanding leadership potential in the evangelical community. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on previous leadership experience.
    How to Apply Apply for Financial Aid.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

    Apply for Financial Aid
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    Waybright International Student Grant

    Amount Per Year Up to $2000
    Number Awarded Varies
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility This award is available for returning master’s-level international students within an eligible program, full-time or half-time.
    How to Apply Contact the International Student and Scholars Office during first year of enrollment.

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    Waybright Multicultural Development Scholarship

    Amount Per Year Up to $2000
    Number Awarded Unlimited
    Renewable Yes
    Eligibility Criteria This scholarship is awarded to U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident master’s-level students who represent multicultural backgrounds or cross-cultural experiences that will contribute to TIU’s core value of Community.
    How to Apply Apply for Financial Aid.
    Application Deadline Rolling
    Award Date Rolling

    Apply for Financial Aid