Trinity University requires students to complete two financial aid applications to be considered for the full array of available resources: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Board’s Profile. Information provided on the FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for federal and state aid. Profile information is used to determine eligibility for institutional aid. You are required to submit the FAFSA for each year that you wish to apply for financial aid at Trinity, but the Profile is only required the first time you apply for institutional aid. While only U.S. citizens and permanent residents may submit the FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid, all students, including international students, may complete the Profile.
Meeting deadlines is a very important part of the financial aid process especially since funding for various programs is limited. By completing aid applications early, a student ensures that he or she will be given the maximum consideration for programs with limited funds. Note that to complete the FAFSA, you and a parent must both apply for a FSA ID (independent students can apply without parental information). Your FSA ID will serve as your electronic signature and will provide access to personal records.