Trinity University
San Antonio, TX, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$23,144
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,559
$30k - $48k
$14,636
$48k - $75k
$17,578
$75k - $110k
$24,537
$110k+
$33,495
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$42,976
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$42,976
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,464
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@trinity.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
98%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
16%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,174
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
16%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,453
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$24,232
Students receiving state aid
22%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,823
Students receiving federal aid
17%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,453
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$43,155
$30k - $48k
$40,078
$48k - $75k
$37,136
$75k - $110k
$30,177
$110k+
$21,219
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$33,882,421
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$28,716,930

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
39%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,316
Students receiving federal loans
39%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,127
Average Other Loans Per Year
$9,528
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,500
Loan Default Rate
2%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276

What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
A very good school but it is by no means cheap.
Taylor from Colleyville, TX
Very expensive but Trinity is wonderful about scholarships and financial aid.
Lyndsay from Portland, OR
With the hundreds of opportunities available to its students, Trinity University will easily be one of the best investments that you make in your life. Besides the cool events on campus, students can choose to participate in intramural, club and/or varsity sports, work closely with a professor on his/her research, and/or express themselves through art. Moreover, because Trinity has so many compassionate, giving alum and because the financial aid office is helpful in making sure that the tuition and other expenses are affordable to prospective and current Trinity students, Trinity University is relatively cheap compared to the big state colleges.
Kayleigh from Waco, TX
A lot of kids come here for the scholarships. They're not disappointed.
Trinity is consistently listed on those Best Value College lists, so that's something.
Daniel from Alvarado, TX
Full costs are about 42K a year. However, most students receive some form of financial aid.
I truly believe that every dollar is worth it. We have some of the nicest, biggest dorms in the country. The Real Foods On Campus dining program allows for an all you can eat one-price meal center where you have lots of varieties. We also have a Java City and an Einsteins Bagel Brothers on campus.
Kara from Las Cruces, NM
I think Trinity is a great school for the money! It's a great Liberal Arts school with expanded majors which really gives you the best of both worlds! Also, the tuition, room and board, while not inexpensive, isn't as expensive as some comparable small universities that I was considering. Their academic scholarships are pretty generous if you have at least a 3.5 unweighted GPA and score pretty well on your SAT which is really nice. Trinity also has a big endowment for a small school, so the money is there for both academic and need-based scholarships.
Meredith from Carmel, IN

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