Financial Aid and Work Study Program

To apply for financial aid for the 2017/18 school year click here.

Click here to view a checklist of items you will need in order to complete the financial aid application. 

Financial aid for tuition assistance is available to students whose families demonstrate financial need. The Financial Aid Application, available online in late January, must be completed by March 26. The Financial Aid Program is funded by generous donations of alumnae and other Trinity supporters as well as through the efforts of Trinity’s Board of Directors and the Institutional Advancement team. The Financial Aid Program assures that talented students will not be denied a Trinity education due to financial circumstances. Applications received after the deadline are subject to available funds. Families must reapply each year for financial assistance.

All financial aid recipients are required to participate in the Work Study Program. Through this program students learn to be responsible by performing specific tasks under the supervision of faculty and staff. Each semester their supervisors evaluate the students. A student receiving financial assistance must maintain a 2.0 grade point average throughout that school year.  All students are eligible to be a part of the grant program.

Freshmen students must take the entrance exam at Trinity High School in January to qualify for scholarships. Also, Financial Aid priority will be given to those students who test at Trinity. Students will be notified of their eligibility for any of the scholarships listed. Throughout the school year, scholarships not listed may become available for academic excellence and financial need. Qualifying students will be notified of availability. It is assumed that any student awarded a scholarship will continue to maintain a level of academic excellence. Financial aid forms will be available at the end of January. Any question please contact Mary Tansey.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to Trinity’s financial assistance, many of our students receive awards from various groups and organizations. These groups generally have similar requirements (application, tax return information, asset and housing information) and some may have additional requirements for academic achievement. Please feel free to call the listed agencies for more information. If you are interested in applying to one of these organizations be aware that most have very strict deadlines. Contact them to obtain further information.

If you are interested in applying for scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year, please contact the organizations directly.

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

Daniel Murphy awards $4,000 per year to students. Application deadline is early November each year. Call 312.455.7803,

HFS Chicago Scholars

HFS provides scholarships to economically disadvantaged, at-risk Chicago inner-city students who show academic leadership and promise. Application deadline is December each year. For application details call 312.421.4070,


HighSight provides scholarships to Chicago families with motivated students. Application deadline is late February each year. Call 312.787.9824,

LINK Unlimited 

Link awards $3,000 – $5,000 per year to economically disadvantaged African-American students. Application deadline is mid November each year. Call 312.225.5465,