Need-Based Funding

Financial Aid Quick Info

Applying for financial aid?


The 2015-2016 CSS PROFILE is available October 1, 2014.

Trinity's CSS PROFILE code: 6831

Students who entered Trinity University prior to Fall 2013 are not required to complete the CSS PROFILE.


The 2015-2016 FAFSA is available January 1, 2015.

Trinity's FAFSA code: 003647

Entering students priority filing date for the FAFSA is February 15.

Continuing students priority filing date for the FAFSA is May 1.


    Office of Financial Aid
    Trinity University
    One Trinity Place
    San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200
    210-999-8316 fax

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    Trinity University uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for federal, state, and institutional need-based financial aid. Only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply for federal student financial aid.

    In order to complete the FAFSA, you and a parent must both apply for a federal Personal Identification Number, or PIN (independent students can apply without parental information). Your PIN will serve as your electronic signature and will provide access to personal records. To apply for a federal PIN,

    To be considered for need-based financial aid at Trinity for the 2011-2012 academic year (summer 2011, fall 2011, and spring 2012 semesters), you must complete the FAFSA and include Trinity's school code: 003647. The 2011-2012 FAFSA application is available beginning January 1, 2011 and may be completed at

    Trinity's priority filing date for prospective students is February 15.

    The FAFSA takes several factors into account, including adjusted gross income, federal and state taxes paid, assets and holdings, the size of the family, and the number of siblings enrolled in college. The FAFSA results, known as the Student Aid Report (SAR), provide an Expected Family Contribution (EFC), or the amount of money you are expected to supply for your educational costs. Actual out-of-pocket expenses can vary and may be greater or less than your FAFSA EFC. Eligibility for need-based financial aid is based on your family's demonstrated financial need using this formula:

    Trinity's Cost of Attendance
    - Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
    = Demonstrated Financial Need 

    Information Needed to File the FAFSA

     When you complete the FAFSA, we recommend that you have the information listed below handy. If your parents are divorced, separated, or were never married, include information on the FAFSA only for the parent with whom you lived for more than 50% of the preceding 12 months. If the parent is remarried, you will need to include your parent and step-parent's information.

    To help you organize your information prior to completing the FAFSA, you can print and complete a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet

    • your parents' 2010 Federal Income Tax Return (and your own, if you filed)
    • your Social Security number
    • your parents' 2010 W-2 forms and other records of money earned (and your own, if you worked during 2010)
    • information regarding untaxed income that you or your parents may have received during 2010 (e.g., Social Security benefits, Welfare or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)
    • most recent bank statements
    • most recent information pertaining to business and investment holdings for you and your parents
    • your alien registration number or permanent residence card (if you're not a U.S. citizen)
    • Trinity's school code - 003647, which will ensure that we receive your information

    After completing the FAFSA, you'll receive a copy of your results, called a Student Aid Report (SAR). Review it carefully! Check each item for accuracy and make any necessary corrections.If you do not receive a SAR from the federal processor within 14 days of completing your application online, check on the processing status at or by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

    If your SAR indicates that you have been 'selected for verification', please see the verification section of this site for more information. 

    How to apply for aid recap:

    STEP 1: Obtain your pin
    STEP 2: Complete and sumbit the FAFSA 
    STEP 3: Review your FAFSA results and correct, if needed

    Special Circumstances: The process of determining eligibility for financial aid uses standard formulas and student budgets. However, the Office of Financial Aid recognizes that some students have unusual or extenuating circumstances that may not be evident in the standard process of determining eligibility. Students with special circumstances are encouraged to review the Special Circumstances section of this site and contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.