Tuition Assistance Program
Trinity offers tuition assistance based on demonstrated financial need to existing and new families in K3 through 12th grade. K3 may apply if they are enrolled for five days, all day. In recognition of the service and sacrifice of our military families, Trinity gratefully extends a 10% discount on tuition to active duty full-time military families.
Tuition assistance is offered in the form of a grant and does not require repayment; however, families are encouraged to make financial contributions to the school if and when their financial situation improves. Each family is expected to pay a portion of the cost of their student’s education or find resources apart from Trinity. Awards are typically not more than 50% of tuition. It is important that families carefully consider their financial obligation for the amount that is not provided, either through others or Trinity tuition assistance, including the incidental costs. Families must reapply each year, and the amount of assistance may change.
Decisions regarding tuition assistance are made separately from the admission process and those wishing to apply for tuition assistance must be in the admission process. To continue to obtain assistance, students must maintain the grade point average required to attend Trinity.
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The Tuition Assistance Process
Trinity currently utilizes the Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) program provided by Independent School Management (ISM) to objectively determine a family’s ability to pay for tuition and reviews this information with strict confidentiality. Families applying for tuition assistance are required to complete the application. They are also required to submit to FAST a signed copy of their most recent federal and state income tax returns, including a copy of a W-2 and other forms. Awards are made pending FAST’s comparison of the application to the submitted tax reports. Should significant discrepancies be discovered in the information provided to the FAST system, the school reserves the right to withdraw tuition assistance at any time during the school year.
Alabama Accountability Act of 2013
The Alabama Accountability Act of 2013 permitted the formation of non-profit “scholarship granting organizations”(SGO). These SGO’s are funded by individual and corporate contributions and provide scholarships to financially eligible lower income K5-12th grade students in the state of Alabama. SGO scholarships can provide some or all of the funding for students to attend independent schools. Trinity is an approved participating school. Please contact the Admission Office for more information about this scholarship opportunity.
To apply for a scholarship, a student must meet Trinity’s admission requirements.